The four tiny holes on the cup provide the suction that ensures your cup stays in place. Always remember to release the suction before removing the cup. These holes can have dried blood in them, it is important to keep them clean and clear of any residue to ensure they work well. Stretch the cup to clean the holes.
The stem is to be used as a guide to help you locate the cup in order to remove it. Do not pull the stem to remove the cup. Always, release the suction before removing the cup.
Normally a menstrual cycle can last approximately 5 days. Generally, women bleed from 15-50 ml (2-3 tablespoons) on an average in a 5-day cycle. TARA Cup can hold up to 25ml (1.6 tablespoons). Under normal circumstances, bleeding is usually within this limit.
Just one. Use, wash and reinsert.
Over time, your cup may change in colour with use. This is common, and nothing to worry about, it does not necessarily mean you need to replace it.