Haakaa - Flow Cup Valve Stem
All around New Zealand, young Kiwi girls are skipping school during their period because they are unable to afford sanitary products. As part of our ongoing efforts to end period poverty, for every Haakaa Flow Cup purchased, we will donate one to a Kiwi schoolgirl in need at a low decile school. Let the love flow and purchase your Haakaa Flow Cup today!
The Haakaa Flow Cup is the perfect alternative for women looking for a safe, simple, economical and waste-free way to manage their periods. Made from 100% soft and flexible silicone, the Haakaa Flow Cup is free from BPA, chlorine and other harsh chemicals that are found in conventional pads and tampons.
The Flow Cup sits comfortably inside the vagina, creating a seal that collects your menstrual blood. Alternative methods like tampons can absorb additional vaginal fluids, which can disturb the delicate PH and bacterial balance in your vagina, leading to swelling, dryness and odour. Your Flow Cup can be worn for up to 12 hours and can be reused over and over!
The Haakaa Valve Flow Cup can be emptied without having to be removed. Simply open the cap and squeeze the stem – it’s that simple!
- 100% medical grade silicone.
- Reusable, comfortable and safe.
- Two sizes to suit all women.
- Squeezable valve to empty your cup without removing.
- Easy to clean.
- BPA, PVC and phthalate-free.
- Includes PP carry case.
Please read the instructions below before using your Flow Cup.
Always make sure you have clean hands before touching and inserting your Flow Cup.
Sterilise your Flow Cup by boiling it in water for 3-5 minutes, making sure the valve cap is closed. Holding your Flow Cup with the stem pointing down, drain it completely of water and dry.
Find a position that is comfortable for you. You can stand, sit, or put a foot up on the toilet - any position works, as long as you're relaxed.
Place your finger on the top rim of your Flow Cup and press down into the centre, forming a triangle shape. This makes the top rim much smaller to insert.
Hold the folded cup firmly in one hand and gently insert your Flow Cup into the vagina on a straight angle. Make sure the cup remains folded until it is completely inside your vagina and the stem is even with the vaginal opening.
Let the cup pop open and check for folds or dents around the base. You'll know if your Flow Cup is inserted correctly if you can pull on the stem and feel resistance from the vacuum seal.
The Haakaa Valve Flow Cup doesn't have to be removed each time you need to empty your cup. To empty, simply open the cap and squeeze the stem. Once the cup is empty, close the cap over the end of the stem.
How to Remove:
Make sure you have clean and dry hands. Remove the cap and squeeze the base of the Flow Cup to empty before removing. Once empty, pull gently on the stem until you reach the base of the cup. Pinch the base of the cup to remove the suction/seal and continue to pull down gently until the cup is removed. If your period has finished, sterilise your Flow Cup by boiling in water for 3-5 minutes, then place it back inside its case.
Small: 4.2cm x 7.1cm
Large: 4.7cm x 7.1cm (recommended for woman over 30 or post-childbirth)
Please note: Due to the valve mechanism of our Flow Cup, the stem cannot be cut. If you prefer a shorter stem, please see our other Flow Cup design here.
Caution: Check product condition regularly. Replace if this product shows any signs of damage. Discontinue use and consult your healthcare professional if you feel any major pain or discomfort while using this product. Do not use any bleach-based cleaners or tablets to clean your Flow Cup. To minimise the risks of contracting deadly Toxic Shock Syndrome, do not leave inserted for longer than 12 hours.