It goes where? I have to do what? Yes, you wear iCare in “there”, in your vagina… but we promise, it is not as scary as it sounds. In fact, your body will thank you for giving it the period care it deserves.
iCare is a reusable, bell-shaped menstrual cup that is worn internally and sits low in the vaginal canal, collecting rather than absorbing your menstrual flow. Menstrual cups have existed since the 1930s when women were searching for an alternative to the choices of the time. Yet, its breakthrough into the feminine hygiene industry is much more recent.
Many women feel uneasy about changing their menstrual care routine. Years of dealing with the sights and odors of disposable tampons and pads cause the familiar reaction: “ick!”. iCare empowers women to connect with their bodies and menstrual cycles like never before. Perfect for all activities (air, land or sea), its easy care and use make for a better period experience. Wear iCare for up to 12 hours without leaks or worry.
12 hour leak-free protection!
Made from the highest quality healthcare grade silicone to assure comfort and durability.
Does not contain any of the following: latex, plastic, PVC, acrylic, acrylate, BPA, phthalate, elastomer, polyethylene, and free of colors and dyes.
Reusable and eco-friendly – no waste, no chemicals.
Features extra grip ridges for easier removal.
Discover the healthy, “non-ick” alternative to traditional feminine hygiene products. Join women worldwide by switching to iCare today!
How it Works
We’ve put together some simple, easy-to follow directions to make your experience as comfortable as iCare is to wear.
Fold Option 1 “U Fold“:Press the sides of the cup together and then fold it in half again forming a tight “U” shape.
Fold Option 2 “Push Down“:Place a finger on the top rim of the cup and press it down into the center of the inside base to form a triangle. This makes the top rim much smaller to insert.
Step 2: Hold Hold the folded sides firmly in place between your thumb and forefinger so that the curved edge is facing away from your palm (or so that the stem is facing your palm).
Step 3:Insert In a comfortable position and with your vaginal muscles relaxed, gently separate the labia with your free hand and then push the curved edge of the folded iCare horizontally into the vaginal opening so that the tip of the stem is no further than a 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) into the vagina. Inserting iCare too high in the vaginal canal may cause leaks, and may also make removal more difficult.
Step 4:Seal and Rotate Grip the base of the cup (not the stem) and turn the cup one full rotation (360 degrees) in either direction or insert the cup about half way, turn the cup one full rotation and then push it horizontally in the rest of the way. iCare must rotate easily as this ensures that it is fully open and that it is positioned horizontally towards your tailbone.
Step 5:Removal To remove, pull gently on the stem of iCare until you can reach the base of the cup. Pinch the base of the cup to release the seal and continue to pull down to remove it. After the cup has been removed, empty the contents in the toilet, wash iCare well with warm water, a mild unscented water-based (oil-free) soap, and reinsert.
When to Empty iCare must be emptied, washed and reinserted at least 2 times a day (twice in a 24 hour period) and can be worn overnight without concern of leaking. Most women need only to empty it in the morning and again in the evening.
By monitoring the fullness of the cup over a couple of cycles, you will quickly learn how often to empty it according to your specific needs. Most women find that the cup is not even half full after 12 hours. For those with heavier flows, the cup is simply emptied more often.
If you have a fairly regular cycle, you may insert iCare right before your period to avoid spotting.