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The Keeper Information

INDEX: Menstrual Information, Natural Sea-Silk Sponges, The Keeper, BTL Cloth Menstrual Pads, Natracare Press-on Pads, Natracare Panty Shields


 

Image: The Keeper Inc. | The Keeper Menstrual Cup | great alternative to tampons | natural gum rubber cup collects the flow | most convenient form of menstrual protection

The Keeper Menstrual Cup
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The Keeper is a natural gum rubber cup that is worn internally during your menstrual cycle, and can even be worn overnight.
It can hold up to 1 full ounce of menstrual flow. Your entire average monthly flow is about 3 ounces.

Image: How to Fold

Fold

HOW TO USE:
The Keeper
is simple to use. Just empty the cup as required (approximately every 2 to 10 hours), rinse, and re-insert.
It is not necessary to remove it for urination or bowel movements.
If you currently change your pads or tampons frequently, you can initially empty the cup at the same frequency.
By monitoring the fullness of the cup, you will be able to accurately determine how often you should empty it.

To ensure a proper fit, the pull tab must be trimmed. Use scissors, but leave at least 1cm (1/2 inch) to ensure easy removal.

Wash your hands well. Moisten the rim with water.
While sitting or standing in a comfortable position, insert The Keeper according to the following instructions.

1. FOLD
Press the sides of the flexible cup together and then fold the cup in half again.

2. HOLD
Hold the folded sides firmly between your thumb and forefinger.

Image: How to Hold

Hold

3. INSERT
Insert the folded cup until the stem is just inside the entrance to your vagina.
Do not push it up. Wearing The Keeper too high may cause leakage.
Rotate The Keeper once to ensure that it has unfolded.
The vagina is slanted towards the back, so grab the base of the cup, and tilt it so that the stem is at the top front of the labia.
When inserted properly you should not feel any discomfort.

TO REMOVE:
Sit on the toilet, and gently pinch the base of the cup to release the seal.
Pull it out while pinching the base of the cup, not the stem.
Your menstrual fluid remains inside the cup, so the underside stays clean.
Just empty the contents in the toilet, rinse well or wipe, and then reinsert.
In some women, The Keeper may move up the vagina closer to the cervix, making it difficult to reach the pull tab.
Just push down with your stomach muscles until the pull tab is back at the entrance to your vagina.

Image: How to Insert

Insert

NOTE: Size A (if you have ever had vaginal childbirth) or B (before) is embossed on inside bottom of cup.

CLEANING:
Wash The Keeper well in hot soapy water. Do not boil.
Dry thoroughly and place in the draw-string pouch at the end of your period.
If your Keeper develops an odor, scrub it well.
Then soak it in a cup of water with one teaspoon vinegar.
Do not use vaseline, peroxide, or any other substance to clean The Keeper as it may deteriorate the natural rubber.
The tiny air holes below the rim of the cup are to help release the seal and should be kept open.

The natural gum rubber may change color over time. This does not impair its use whatsoever.

Image: The Keeper Inc. Moon Cup Original Silicone Menstrual Cup | great alternative to tampons | silicone cup collects the flow | most convenient form of menstrual protection

The Keeper Silicone Menstrual Cup
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Environmentally Friendly
The Keeper is manufactured from natural gum rubber. Rubber trees are tapped for their rubber, not chopped down as in the production of paper products.
The Keeper lasts at least 10 years, so there is no monthly pollution from product disposal or packaging.
Even the female scientists in the famous Biosphere environmental enclosure in Arizona chose The Keeper as their feminine hygiene method because of its environmental balance.

NOTE: Also available in soft, non-latex, medical grade silicone

Comfortable and Convenient
The Keeper is easily inserted by folding the bell shaped cup vertically.
Insert the cup until the narrow base of the cup is just one to two cm. inside the entrance to your vagina.
Rotate The Keeper once to ensure that it has unfolded. Then tug gently on the stem for a snug seal.

The Keeper is so comfortable, most women even forget they are wearing it!

You may be concerned that The Keeper is unsanitary or messy.
These concerns usually vanish after you have used it a few days.
While you are sitting on the toilet, simply remove it by gently pinching the base of the cup (which releases the seal).
Your menstrual fluid remains inside the cup, so the underside stays clean.
Just empty the contents in the toilet, rinse well or wipe, and then reinsert.

Economical
Because The Keeper is reusable for at least TEN years, the monthly cost is minimal.
It typically costs less than one-tenth of what you are now spending, not to mention the financial impact of less pollution and garbage disposal.
The Keeper has a 3 month money back guarantee.


 


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