Do not use Softcup if you are using an intrauterine device (IUD), as there is a risk of dislodging, displacing or removing the IUD by pulling on the IUD string when removing Softcup. If you have ever had Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), consult a physician before using Softcup, or any other internally worn products. Maximum wear time is twelve (12) hours. Softcup must be removed and rinsed after twelve (12) hours. Immediately following childbirth, miscarriage, or termination of pregnancy, consult your physician before using Softcup or any other internally worn product. Softcup is not a contraceptive and does not provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy.