Frequently Asked Questions

The İvno Menstrual cup is a flexible funnel-shaped cup that is inserted inside the vagina during menstruation to collect menstrual flow (blood). It is made of medical silicone, which does not pose a risk of bacteria-allergy compared to pads and tampons. Also unlike tampons and pads, it collects the menstrual fluid in the cup instead of absorbing it. The menstrual cup, which you can use safely for up to 12 hours depending on the flow is washable, reusable and long-lasting. Menstrual cups, which provide numerous advantages for a more comfortable menstrual period, are inserted in the vagina just like a tampon by using the most suitable method for you.

In order to switch to the menstrual cups, you must first find the size that is right you. The menstrual cup with the right size and volume will allow you to initiate comfortable menstrual periods. Small sized menstrual cups are generally suitable for women younger than 30 years of age, who do not have a heavy menstrual flow, and who have not given birth vaginally. The large-size menstrual cup is usually recommended for women over the age of 30, who have had a normal birth delivery or have heavier menstrual periods.

If you can wear tampons, you'll find that inserting the menstrual cups is just as easy. Simply follow these steps to use a cup:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly.
  2. Apply water or lubricant to the rim of the menstrual cup.
  3. Tightly fold the menstrual cup in half, holding it with one hand with the edge facing up.
  4. Insert the cup into your vagina as if inserting a tampon. The cup should sit a few inches below your cervix.
  5. Once the cup is in your vagina, rotate it. It will spring open to create an airtight seal that stops leaks. 

If you have placed the cup correctly, you should not feel your menstrual cup. You should also be able to move, jump, sit, stand and handle all other daily activities with your menstrual cup.

Depending on whether your menstrual bleeding is heavy or not, you can wear a menstrual cup for 6 to 12 hours. This means you can use a cup for overnight protection.

If your menstrual cup is full ahead of time, you should empty it ahead of schedule to prevent leaks.

Simply follow these steps, to remove the menstrual cup:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly.
  2. Insert your index finger and thumb into your vagina. Gently pull the stem of the cup until you reach the bottom.
  3. Squeeze the base to release the seal and pull down to remove the cup.
  4. When it comes out, empty the glass into the sink or toilet.

With İvno, you can swim as much as you want and move freely without feeling its presence.

No, you don't need to remove the menstrual cup every time you visit the bathroom. The menstrual cup in the vaginal canal does not interfere with the outflow of urine or bother you. You may only need to check it after stooling.