Menstrual Cup ∙ Size 1
100% medical grade silicone
- Comfortable: medical grade silicone is soft and flexible
- Reusable & recyclable
- Leak free
- You can wear the cup up to 12 hours
- Hypoallergenic. Therefore better suited for sensitive skin
- Including storage bag
There’s a first time for everything. If you find yourself thinking ‘but how?!’, no worries there are detailed instructions inside the box or check out the FAQ. You’ll be ok.
Yoni offers two sizes of cup. This is size 1 which we advise if you haven’t given birth vaginally and/or have a light to medium flow. We also have a size 2 which we advise if you have given birth vaginally and/or have a heavier flow.
100% medical grade silicone.
100% certified organic cotton.
Made from soft and flexible medical grade silicone.
It’s safe to wear the cup up to 12 hours, day & night.
Wear, wash & wear again.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I insert the menstrual cup? +
Always wash your hands thoroughly before inserting the cup.
First of all, moistening the cup makes insertion easier. There are several ways to fold your cup. You can simply press it flat or fold it in half. You can also fold an edge inwards, so that some kind of arrow is created. There are many more ways, so just try some out! This way you’ll soon know what works best for you.
We will explain one way in detail. This is the most recommended folding technique, where you simply fold it in half. Steps 1, 2 and 4 are the same no matter which fold you use.
- Before insertion, check whether the 4 vent holes are free. If these are not free, no vacuum can be created, so that it will not stay in place.
- Assume a comfortable position, such as standing, squatting or sitting on the toilet.
- Squeeze the sides of the cup to bring them together, then fold the cup in half to form a “U”.
- Use your free hand and gently push your labia apart. Then insert the folded cup into your vagina and let go. The cup will then unfold itself.
It‘s important that your cup creates a vacuum after insertion, as only then it unfolds completely. You can turn your cup a little if you suspect that it has not unfolded properly. A well-fitting cup, which is properly inserted, is comfortable and does not leak.
How do I remove my cup? +
Always wash your hands thoroughly before removing the cup.
Get into a comfortable position (standing, sitting, or squatting) and relax. When you relax it is a lot easier to remove the cup. At first, it can be best to practice insertion and removal in the shower, to avoid messes.
Insert your thumb and index finger into your vagina. Squeeze the base of the cup with both fingers (the ribbed area above the stem). NEVER pull on the stem. The stem is only for locating the bottom of the cup, never for pulling it out.
Removing the cup should never cause pain or discomfort. If it does, check if the vacuum is really broken.
Once you have broken the vacuum and are holding the cup correctly, it will be easier to remove if you tighten your pelvic floor muscles.
How do I clean my cup? +
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.
What is the difference between medical grade silicone and silicone? +
Medical grade silicone is specially made so that it can safely stay in the body for a longer period of time.
How does the Yoni cup differ from other menstrual cups? +
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.
How many years can I use my menstrual cup? +
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.
Am I at risk of getting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) when I’m using 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.
Can I have sex when I’m using my cup? +
Keep in mind that the cup is not a form of contraception or STI prevention. Of course you can have sex during your period, but always remove your cup first.
How much liquid can my cup hold? +
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.
How much waste do I save when I use a menstrual cup? +
According to our calculations, one Yoni cup, which has been used for 10 years, replaces at least 2,400 tampons.
What is the stem on the bottom of the cup for? +
The stem of the cup is there to make it easier to identify where the bottom of the cup is. This can tilt a bit if you have it in for a while. Heads up! You should never pull the stem to remove your cup! Doing so can worsen the vacuum, making the cup more difficult to take out. Apart from making removal harder, that also feels very unpleasant.
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