Frequently Asked Questions
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.
According to our calculations, one Yoni cup, which has been used for 10 years, replaces at least 2,400 tampons.
Yes, you can use the cup if you have an IUD. Your IUD is located in the uterus and the cup in your vagina. It is important that you do not pull the wires of your IUD and that they are short enough to place the cup. We recommend to visit your doctor in advance, to shorten the wires if necessary.
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.
Size doest matter! It’s important to wear the right size of your cup. We recommend size 1 if you have not given birth vaginally. If you have given birth vaginally, we advise you to use size 2.
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.
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.
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.
If you don’t know the cause or treatment of the urine loss you’re experiencing, it’s important to see your doctor. Incontinence is a signal that something is not quite right in your pelvic floor muscles, or pelvic organs. It could be due to weak pelvic floor muscles or overactive pelvic floor muscles (to name 2). It’s important to know what the cause is in order to treat it properly. 80% of urine loss cases are easily treatable so don’t hesitate to visit your doctor to find out what can be done to decrease urine loss.
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.
There is incontinence material for different amounts of urine loss. This is indicated by the number of drops on the package. For light urine loss caused for example, by stress incontinence or urge incontinence, a product with 1 to 4 drops will do. This will absorb anything from a few drops to a dribble. It might take some trial and error to figure out which one works best for you. If you are experiencing heavy leaks or surges, try incontinence material with 5 drops and up. To prevent skin irritation, use incontinence material made from organic cotton. This is soft on your skin, comfortable and breathable.
Different activities and situations might call for different types of incontinence material. In this article we recommend which incontinence material to use in different situations.
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