How safe is the Caya® diaphragm?
No contraceptive method can guarantee 100% safety from unwanted pregnancy. The Caya®diaphragm is just safe as the classic diaphragm. The more often you use the Caya®diaphragm, the more confident you will become in using this contraceptive method and the more safety this method will offer you.
Can I use condoms together with the Caya diaphragm?
Yes, the Caya can be used together with condoms without any restrictions. Many users use the combination of these two metohods, for example when they first want to familiarize themselves with the use of the Caya or especially on the fertile days. An additional note on this topic: The membrane of the Caya diaphragm is made of silicone and should not come into contact with large amounts of silicone oil. Condoms are coated with lubricant and it is usually silicone oil, but the amount is so small that it does not affect the material of the caya. Care should only be taken when using additional silicone-based lubricant, as this usually involves the use of significantly larger quantities, which can then lead to interactions between the silicone oil and the caya. So if an additional lubricant is used, then either the contraceptive Caya Gel or a water-based lubricant.
How do I know that Caya®is inserted correctly and fits?
Use your longest finger (usually the middle finger) to verify the correct position of the diaphragm:check whether the cup covers cervix and the removal dome located securely behind your pubic bone. If this is the case you are well protected.
For how long can I use the Caya®diaphragm?
After the first use, the Caya®diaphragm should not be used for a period longer than 2 years.
Why does the Caya®diaphragm have to remain in the vagina for 6 hours after intercourse?
Sperm cells are no longer active after this period. These 6 hours are for your own safety and to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
Why should Caya® not be worn for longer than 24 hours without interruption?
Wearing the Caya®diaphragm for longer than 24 hours without interruption can promote bacterial growth inside the vagina. These bacteria can lead to Toxic Shock Syndrome.
What should I do if I forget to remove Caya®after 24 hours have passed?
Remove Caya®and visit your doctor for an examination.
Can I have repeated consecutive intercourse with the Caya®diaphragm?
Yes, your Caya® will remain in position, but you will have to aplly additional contraceptive gel with the aid of an applicator. Applicators for contraceptive gel can be purchased in the pharmacy.
Can the Caya® diaphragm also be used during menstruation?
The use of the diaphragm is possible.
What do I have to observe in case of a vaginal infection?
Please visit your doctor for treatment in case of vaginal infection (e.g. fungus). Please use condoms during treatment and NOT a diaphragm. Upon completion of treatment you should purchase and use a new Caya®diaphragm for your own safety.
Can I use lubricants together with the Caya® diaphragm?
The use of water-based lubricants (e.g. Sylk) has no influence on the use and safety of Caya®.
NOTICE: New research showed that all lubricants made of silicone oil are not compatible with Caya diaphragms. We recommend women and users to only use water-based products when using additional lubricant.
Could may partner feel the Caya®diaphragm?
This is highly unlikely. However, in rare cases, your partner may feel the rim of the diaphragm.
Does the Caya®diaphragm influence my sexual desire?
No, the Caya®diaphragm has no influence on your libido as it contains no hormones.
What should I do if Caya® causes pain during intercourse?
First verify the correct postion of Caya® using a finger. If the Caya®diaphragm continues to cause pain, please visit your doctor.
Are there restrictions for the use of the Caya®diaphragm?
No, the only habit that requires changing is that one always uses the diaphragm when it is needed - during intercourse. The more often Caya®is used, the more confident one becomes in handling the diaphragm.
Can Caya®break or tear?
This is nearly ruled out. However, if you do notice that your Caya®is damaged in some way after intercourse, please visit your doctor immediatley (within 5 days) to discus the possibility of emergency contraception ("morning-after-pill").
How can I positively influence safety when using the Caya® when using the Caya® diaphragm?
The regular use and the use and the use of a contraceptive gel (e.g. Caya®gel) are important measures for ensuring safety. In addition, the diaphragm should always be inserted before and not during intercourse.
What should I do if Caya® accidentally comes out during intercourse?
Re-insert Caya® again after applying some more contraceptive gel. If the diaphragm comes out after your partner has ejaculated or if you do not feel safe, visit your doctor to discuss whether you may need the "morning-after-pill".