Frequently Asked Questions
Incontinence material is made specifically to absorb urine which is thinner and comes out in larger quantities than menstrual blood. Also, incontinence material has natural odour control to protect you against the odour that is released from urine. Menstrual pads are made specifically to absorb menstrual blood and discharge which is a thicker consistency than urine.
For the best protection against urine loss, it’s best to use incontinence material and not menstrual pads or liners. Menstrual products work differently than incontinence material. Incontinence material is made specifically to absorb urine which is thinner and comes out in larger quantities than menstrual blood. Also, Yoni incontinence material has natural odour control to protect you against the odour that is released from urine. So, it’s best to use incontinence products for urine loss to get the best protection you need. If you are on your period and also experiencing urine loss then it is fine to use menstrual pads/sanitary pads.
You can use the cup for up to 10 years. This makes the cup a sustainable alternative to tampons or pads. The cup may change color through use, but this is normal. As long as the cup is not damaged, you can just use it.
The cup should be emptied within 12 hours. You can wear it for up to 12 hours, depending on your blood loss. When you first use the cup, we recommend emptying it more regularly so that you get to know your own flow.
The Yoni cup has a shorter stem to prevent users from pulling it when removing it, without breaking the vacuum first. When the cup is removed without first breaking the vacuum, there is a risk of internal damage in the vagina.
According to our calculations, one Yoni cup, which has been used for 10 years, replaces at least 2,400 tampons.
Size 1 of the cup holds up to 29 ml of liquid. Size 2 holds up to 38 ml of liquid. For reference, a regular tampon absorbs about 5 ml of liquid.
Yoni cup is made of medical grade silicone. This material is specially made to stay safe in your body for a long time. The cup is 100% plastic, latex and BPA-free. In addition, the material of the cup is extra soft and flexible so that it is comfortable.
Before you insert the cup, it is important to properly clean it. You can clean the cup by boiling it in water for 5 minutes. Wash your hands well before inserting the cup.
TSS is a rare condition that arises from an overgrowth of a certain type of bacteria. TSS is known to affect menstruating women, especially those who use super absorbent tampons. Still, TSS is a rare condition with 3 to 6 cases in 100,000 people every year. TSS is not only related to the use of tampons. TSS comes from toxic bacteria that shock the body. This bacteria can be transmitted through surgery, childbirth and other infections. You reduce the chance of TSS by following the instructions of the menstrual products. For specific questions about TSS, we recommend that you make an appointment with your doctor.
Cotton is soft and breathable which decreases the chance of irritation around your vulva and vagina. Many incontinence material brands put plastics and absorbent chemicals like superabsorbent polymer (SAP) which can cause irritation. Yoni pads and liners for urine loss do not contain these chemicals and are made of 100% organic cotton.
Yes! Organic cotton is not only better for your body and the planet, but it’s also highly absorbent and will protect you from leakage as well as synthetic products. Also our pads and liners stay in place due to the strong adhesive backing which is also biodegradable.