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


    Keeper Logo 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.

    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.

    Fold 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.

    Hold

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



    Insert

    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 & 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.

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

    HOW TO CLEAN:
    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.

    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.

    Comfortable & 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 only about 40 cents CDN (about 26 cents US). 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.

    Shipping Info: Weight - 35 grams.
    Padded Envelope - add 100 grams. Free catalogue? - add 100 grams.

    Add to Order BL2210...Style A...$49.95 CDN(Pst)($33.97 US)
    Add to Order BL2211...Style B...$49.95 CDN(Pst)($33.97 US)


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