Frequently Asked Questions

What is a reusable menstrual cup?
Where do I place my menstrual cup?
What size should I buy?
What if it gets stuck?
Where should I store my Vubino?
Where do I buy a Vubino?
Will my Vubino leak?
How do I clean my Vubino?
How do I empty the cup?
How do I empty the cup in a public restroom?
What if I have an IUD or Nuvaring®?
Can I swim and play sports with Vubino?
How long will Vubino last?
Can I leave it in overnight?
What if I have a latex allergy?
I’ve heard a lot of weird stuff about menstrual cups…
I still have questions about Vubino…

What is a reusable menstrual cup?

A reusable menstrual cup is a bell shaped device that is made of silicone and inserted like a tampon into your vagina. This device collects your menstrual flow and is emptied and reused.

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Where do I place my menstrual cup?

The menstrual cup is folded and inserted inside the vagina like a tampon (detailed instructions here on how to use and insert).

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What size should I buy?

Depending on your body, you should purchase the size that fits you best. Size 1 is for women under the age of 30 &/or who have not given natural birth. Size 2 is for women over the age of 30 &/or who have given natural birth.

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What if it gets stuck?
This will not happen if you have the right size and use your Vubino correctly, but rest assured that if it does (which is very rare), it will not harm you and can be removed. The cup needs to sit at the base of your vagina, where a tampon would. (See image to right.) Don’t jam it up so far that it enters the cervix. If it is too late, wait and your menstrual blood should give the device enough weight to allow gravity to do its job (along with some pushing on your end) and aid in the evacuation process. If it has been over 12 hours and you are unable to successfully remove the cup, seek a physicians assistance. They will easily be able to remove the cup and in the future you should use a larger size Vubino.
Reusable Menstrual Cup placement

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Where should I store my Vubino?

Vubino comes with a convenient carrying pouch. This is to store your Vubino in when it is not in use and will ensure longevity of the product.

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Where do I buy a Vubino?

You can find a Vubino in stores using our store locator tool, or you can buy your Vubino online.

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Will my Vubino leak?

Vubino is designed to suction to your vaginal walls and will not leak at all if used properly.

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How do I clean my Vubino?

When your Vubino is full, you must empty the cup and wash with unscented, organic soap and warm water. (More information on our instructions page.)

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How do I empty the cup?

When your Vubino is full, you can empty the cup by gently pulling on the stem until you can grab the base of the cup. Rock it left to right gently to break the seal and empty contents into toilet. Immediately wash and reinsert. (More information on our instructions page.)

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How do I empty in a Public Restroom?

Emptying your cup in a public restroom can seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually quite simple. You should always wash your hands prior to inserting, changing or removing your Vubino.  Once you have done so, simply remove and empty the cup like normal, but instead of washing and rinsing it, you simply reinsert it.  Be sure not to touch anything or allow your cup to at any point.  If you wish, you can take a damp paper towel with you in the stall to wipe your hands or just use toilet paper. Remember to your hands thoroughly once you finish.

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What if I have an IUD or Nuvaring®?

Vubino is worn low at the base of the vagina and away from the cervix safe to use with an IUD and birth control devices like Nuvaring®.

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Can I swim and play sports with Vubino?

Any and all sports, including, but not limited to, hiking, swimming, skiing, diving, mountain biking, surfing, sky diving, rock climbing, basketball, football, tennis, scuba diving, minigolf, running, crossfit, rowing, hockey, kickball, dodgeball, cheese rolling, polo, lacrosse, billiards, martial arts, roller derby, horseback riding, snorkeling, fencing, sailing, volleyball, boxing, sledding, baseball, pesapallo, wrestling, uni-cycling, acrobatics, gymnastics, cycling, squash, skateboarding, kite surfing, kite tubing, bossaball, tag, ice skating, rollerblading, archery, rugby, weightlifting, dancing, disc golf, mud wrestling, croquet, white water rafting, soccer and yoga, are encouraged during use of your Vubino reusable menstrual cup.

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How long will Vubino last?

The FDA recommends purchasing a new reusable menstrual cup after three years of continuous use.

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Can I leave it in overnight?

With Vubino there’s no more late night trips to the bathroom. It is 100% safe to leave in overnight and can be worn up to 12 hours, depending on your flow.

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What if I have a latex allergy?

Vubino is made of silicone, is hypoallergenic and contains absolutely no latex.

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I’ve heard a lot of weird stuff about menstrual cups…

Well, we’re here to debunk all of the menstrual cup myths and clarify your misconceptions. Check out our blog post, Menstrual Cup Common Myths and Objections. Keep up-to-date with our blog, where we address questions about reusable menstrual cups, the eco-friendly aspects of your period, handy tips and tricks and much more.

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Still have questions?

At Vubino we are here to answer your questions, even the weird, wacky, awkward, strange, far-out, offensive ones. You can always contact us here and someone from our team will get back to you promptly.

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