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 Instead. If you have ever had Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), do not use Instead or any other internally worn products. Maximum wear time is twelve (12) hours. Softcup must be changed after twelve (12) hours. Immediately following childbirth, miscarriage, or termination of pregnancy, consult your physician before using Instead. Softcup is not a contraceptive and does not provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases. See instructions in package for more complete product information and instructions for use.