How To Use a Menstrual Cup

Before you use your cup for the first time you need to sterilize the cup. Do this by boiling it in a pot of water for 5 minutes.

Always wash your hands with soap and water before you handle your cup.

Never leave your cup in for more than 8 hours before removing, emptying and cleaning it.

Relax and take your time when practising using your cup. The cup is made from 100% medical-grade silicone and is safe to use. Once inserted the menstrual cup will spring open from its fold, create an airtight seal.

The cup can not get lost inside of you, and will not fall out.

Between your periods, we recommend that you store your menstrual cup in the supplied fabric pouch.

Inserting your YONI Cup

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  2. Fold the menstrual cup.
  3. Find the right position for you. Some prefer to squat down, others prefer to stand with one foot on the toilet seat. Choose what feels best for you.
  4. Insert the menstrual cup’s uppermost part in your vaginal opening in the same way you would insert a tampon. A tip is to rinse the cup with a little water before inserting it for extra moisture, which makes it easier to insert. Or insert the cup in the shower.
  5. When the menstrual cup’s uppermost part is just inside the vaginal opening, we recommend that you wiggle the cup a little by holding the little ball at the bottom. As you wiggle the cup gently and push it upwards a little at a time, you will let in a small amount of air. This makes it easier for the menstrual cup to unfold properly.
  6. Once the stem is situated inside your vagina, the cup is in place and you are ready to do something other than thinking about your period for the next 8 hours.

Removing your YONI Cup

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  2. Find the right position for you. Some prefer to squat down, others prefer to stand with one foot on the toilet seat. Choose what feels best for you.
  3. Locate the stem of the cup and gently pull it into position. Insert a finger into your vagina and slide it alongside the menstrual cup. Pinch the cup to break the seal (release the suction) and gently wiggle out.
  4. Empty the contents into the toilet.
  5. Rinse the cup with water and insert it again according to the instructions above.
  6. Wash your hands with soap and water. 

It’s not unusual for it to take several tries before finding the right technique and, not least, feel entirely comfortable with using the menstrual cup, however this is completely normal. Give it a bit of time, and you will find that it will quickly become second nature.

Have more questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at hello@theyonicup.com and we’ll do our best to help you.