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Top 11-20 Menstrual Cups – Reviews & Comparison

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Price: $39.65 | £28.12

Intimina Lily Cup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The Intimina Lily Cup and Lily Cup Compact are very flexible menstrual cups made from silicone that can be folded as thin as a tampon for easy use. The Lily Cups are not a well-recognized brand of menstrual cups as they are produced in Sweden, however the Intimina Lily Cup Compact is the world’s first and only collapsible menstrual cups that offers the convenience and discreetness that no other menstrual cup on the market can offer, presently.

Final Notes: Offered in Original and Compact (collapsible). People like the softness of this cup. It’s length makes it easy for people with a high to very high cervix. The compact is for people with a light flow and can be collapsed and stored in a small place.

  Made in China
“Lily Cup “Original” – Unique shaped cup with a “No spill” rim. Soft in firmness and soft to the touch silicone. Great for a high to very high cervix. Folds narrower than other cups on the market, but has two spines that help get the cup to open after it’s inserted.” (Red Herring)

Price: $36.99 | £21.99

SckoonCup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The SckoonCup- menstrual cup was developed in 2009 by Sckoon Organics, and has been a top leading menstrual cup on the market ever since. This well-made menstrual cup is manufactured in the USA with a medical-grade silicone that is officially FDA approved. The Sckooncup is presently available in a single menstrual cup pack, in an ecopac with a recyclable pouch, and also in complete kits which include recyclable cloth sanitary pads. In addition, the Sckooncup comes in 2 sizes (1&2) and is offered in a variety of 6 assorted colors.

Final Notes: Smaller sizes than the “average” cup. Great for someone with a low and very low cervix.

  Made in USA

Price: $39.00 | £24.99 – £27.99 | €35

Femmycycle ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
What is not to Love about the Femmycycle, menstrual cup? The Femmycycle cup comes highly acclaimed by the product market’s female fans and it has only been on the market for a couple of years. This superior grade menstrual cup, is available in 2 sizes and is made out of an FDA approved silicone. It is offered in a single pack (1 year-1 cup) and a twin pack (2 year-2 cups.) Its spill-proof design offers a woman a firm, yet comfortable fit that supplies an unprecedented amount of leak-proof protection.

Final Notes: Features a “no spill” rim and ring “stem”. This cup does not need to open completely to collect.

  Made in USA

Price: £15.36 | €21

FemmeCup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The Femmecup is a menstrual cup produced and manufactured out of the U.K. since 2008. However since its initial debut on the market, the Femmecup has been revamped as of 2011 with a new sleeker look, shorter stem, and better design. The Femmecup is offered in only one size, and comes in the translucent, clear shade when purchased. The Femmecup features a silicone-based rim, cup, and stem and is hypo-allergenic, biocompatible and certified for meeting all of the necessary standards and safety for this type of medical device.

Final Notes: The body of this cup is soft, but has a thick, rim to help it open.

  Made in US

Price: $24.53 – $35.00 | £20

Keeper ® Menstrual Cups

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The-Keeper(TM) company offers 2 types of menstrual cups: The Keeper and The Moon Cup (USA). Each of these menstrual cups are well-used by women everywhere and have unique traits which make them ideal for any woman’s preference when looking for a viable feminine hygiene solution. The Keeper is made out of rubber, and The Moon Cup model is comprised of silicone. Both products are available in 2 sizes.

Final Notes: The MoonCup is with same design as the Keeper but made out of Gum Rubber for those allergic to silicone.

  Made in USA

Price: $24.53 – $35.00 | £20

Moon Cup (US) ® Menstrual Cups

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The-Keeper(TM) company offers 2 types of menstrual cups: The Keeper and The Moon Cup (USA). Each of these menstrual cups are well-used by women everywhere and have unique traits which make them ideal for any woman’s preference when looking for a viable feminine hygiene solution. The Keeper is made out of rubber, and The Moon Cup model is comprised of silicone. Both products are manufactured in the US and all products are available in 2 sizes.

Final Notes: The MoonCup is with same design as the Keeper but made out of Gum Rubber for those allergic to silicone.

  Made in USA

Price: $54.98 – $60.71 | £16.24 – £19.99

Mooncup (UK) ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The Mooncup is produced in the U.K. by the Mooncup Ltd. Corporation.

Important Note: Mooncup® (UK) is sold in the USA under the name MCUK®, so do not be confused with “The Moon Cup” (US) menstrual cup.

It is a menstrual cup that was first established in 2002 and has been sold in the United Kingdom for over 13 years and counting. It is made from medical-grade silicone much like many other menstrual cups today. It is available in one translucent color, 2 sizes (A&B), and can be reused for years.

  Made in UK

Price: about $2.5/unit

Flex (Softcup) ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The Flex menstrual cups (Softcup) are very unique for their use and open availability in disposable and reusable forms. They have been on the market for 15 years and have established a reputation that is insurmountable by other menstrual cup brands. The disposable and reusable Softcups come in one size only. The reusable Softcup can be used for one full menstrual period, and the disposable Softcup is only good for a single use (8-12 hour).

Final Notes: Softcups are now Flex Cups. Same design and materials and different ring color (black). Not the same as the rest of the menstrual cups found on these pages, but the concept of collecting flow and not absorbing it is the same.

  Made in USA

Price: $55.00 | €39.00

Juju ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The Juju Menstrual Cup is manufactured in Australia by Freedom Products and has just recently entered the market in 2011. It features a menstrual cup made from medical-grade silicone that is 100% safe & biocompatible for its intended purpose. The Juju menstrual cup is offered in a clear-cup hue, and is available in two sizes (Model 1 and Model 2.) Although- the Juju cup is new to the feminine hygiene market, it is making strides in reaching the mainstream as a viable quality-made menstrual cup.

Final Notes: A semi bell shaped cup with a little extra length. Low rise, minimal markings are good for someone prone to chaffing.

  Made in Australia

Price: £18 – £20

Si-bell ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The Si-Bell menstrual cup is of European origin. It appeared on the menstrual cup market around 2011. This cup is known to be a softer cup which is made of platinum grade silicone. It is offered in the clear cup hue, and is available in a light baby pink in limited edition form. This menstrual cup is made in two sizes (Small and Large) and is sized according to childbirth status and age. It consists of a unique stem that is slim, angulated, and ridged with a ball at the tip.

Final Notes: People that are highly sensitive to markings on a cup and extra pressure from a cups firmness, find that the Si-Bell provides them with what they need.

  Made in France
“Bell shaped silicone cup with a flared rim. Allows your cervix to sit inside of the cup without taking up all of the capacity. VERY soft silicone. Comes in two sizes. This cup has unique channels down the cup to fold easier.” (Red Herring)

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  1.  So I ordered the Dutchess cup from Amazon in size A (large) due to me age being 28 but no kids and I’m not sexually active.  I have had my first period since I got the cup. The firmness seems ok, I didn’t find it technically difficult to insert however it seems big so a bit painful and uncomfortable. As soon as it went in I gave it a tug and it seemed to have formed a seal so it was a good relief that it was so much easier than what I read. I feel my cup maybe too big as I could feel it and it felt like constant pressure and a bit uncomfortable. And I have read you shouldn’t be able to feel it. I had no leaks over night. When it came to removal, the seal was so strong and it was over my cervix so pulling was only pulling in my cervix causing pain. I found it really hard as you have to place 2 fingers in to try get out when there was no space in there. Even with doing what it said to press on the sides to break the seal it didn’t work as my seal was not around the vaginal canal but rather over the cervix. I almost cried because I thought I may be one of the horror cases I read about who ended up in the ER or doctors to have it removed. But I went as high up as I could reach and as trying to push it off my cervix from one side and pull from the other. Eventually it came out. I had a moment of fear not to reuse but in determined to make the switch. My cervix isn’t low it seems medium but I think the cup is large as I put it back in it as very low and lose and just pacing it in slightly it went right back on to the cervix. After an hour I took it out and did try again to keep it lower by it went back into the cervix. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. From what I’ve been reading it shouldn’t go into your cervix but form a seal around the vaginal wall. Also it’s uncomfortable this was as I can feel the constant pressure on my cervix. Could someone please give me some insight. I’d greatly appticiate it. 

    • First of all, congrats on deciding to take the leap to reusables! I know it’s a big step and there is a learning curve, but I hope that we can help sort any issues out.

      I’m glad to hear that inserting the cup was fairly easy and that you experienced no leaking. However, you are right, you should not feel the cup after it is inserted.

      The feeling of constant pressure or needing to urinate more frequently, feeling like the bladder isn’t completely emptied, a slow urine stream, or even constipation, can be signs that a cup is too firm and applying pressure to a sensitive area.
      Changing the firmness or shape/size of the cup can help ease this pressure.

      Does the cup always create a tight seal? It’s so strange that this issue is a hit or miss for many of us. Since we’re all different, each of us is going to have different experiences with a specific cup. In this case, I have never had the Dutchess Cup (or any others with the exact same design) create a tight seal for me. BUT, I know it happens often that cups that I don’t experience that with, others do and vice versa.

      No one can guarantee that you won’t experience this with any given cup. However, it seems more common when cups have very small air holes or no air holes at all.

      The only thing that I can suggest for this, it to try a cup that has more length to it for an easier reach, if possible.

      When we insert a menstrual cup, even if we place it low, our muscles will tense up with regular movements and “squeeze” the cup. Depending on “fit” this can move the cup upwards into the vaginal fornix around the cervix, or push the cup out of the vagina.

      Think about it this way…create an “O” around an egg by placing the pointer and thumb tips together. Then slow and gently close the diameter by squeezing the egg. You’ll find that the egg will start to move up or down. Probably upwards to sit on your fisted hand.

      So you’re not doing anything wrong. Our PFM (pelvic floor muscles) play a big part in what’s happening. They tense up and relax with everyday movements.

      With everything that you’ve shared with me, I had a couple of cups in mind that might make things a bit more comfortable and easier. You didn’t mention anything about how light or heavy your flow is, so I didn’t use that detail in my selection.

      Dutchess Cup (large) Measurements for comparison:
      Total Length: 65mm
      w/o Stem: 54mm
      Diameter: 46mm
      Capacity to the Rim: 34ml

      CASCO CUP small or large (not “mini”) – The size choice is yours depending on how light or heavy your flow is. These cups are both the same length, which even the small size is longer than the Dutchess Cup.
      Although the small-sized Casco Cup has about the same firmness in the rim, this cup has a narrower diameter which may ease the pressure.

      Total Length: 70mm
      w/o Stem: 56mm
      Diameter: 42mm
      Capacity to the Rim: 30ml

      The diameter of the large Casco Cup isn’t too far off of the Dutchess Cup but lacks the extra firmness that those rings near the rim add so it’s softer.

      Total Length: 70mm
      w/o Stem: 56mm
      Diameter: 44mm
      Capacity to the Rim: 40ml

      Since both sizes are longer than the Dutchess, the base of the cup might be an easier reach to help break the seal.

      PRISM CUP (large) – I only suggest the large size because the small size might be too short for an easy reach. This cup has a nice narrow body, a longer stem, and has a softer rim than the Dutchess. The air holes on this cup are larger and travel downward diagonally with the higher point starting inside of the cup. The large holes and placement might be key to a gentler seal or aid in breaking it without pain.

      Total Length: 75mm
      w/o Stem: 56mm
      Diameter: 45mm
      Capacity to the Rim: 35ml

      Check out these cups and see if any of them interest you. If you have additional questions about any of them, let me know 🙂

      Until then, happy browsing!!

      • I had the ridiculous scary suction happen to be with the Blossom Cup, I lost it which I was sad about losing a cup but maybe it was for the best so I didn’t pull out my damn insides. I have a high cervix, I can barely even feel it.. I thought it was the material of the cup rather than the holes but whatever it is, it sucked right up and I had to put two fingers all the way in and try to grab and pinch the base while its continuously pulling up through its suction. Terrible experience.

        I have Dot Cup, Bloody Buddy, and Lena and the Yuuki Striped Rainbow will be here tomorrow. I will be alternating them and figuring out where to go from there with this collection.

        • Hi Geraldine!

          :O I’m so sorry that happened! I hope that one of the cups that will be arriving will be easier to work with. I don’t have the Dot Cup on hand (I find it very expensive), but I do have the Bloody Buddy, Lena, and the Yuuki. The one that I feel you might have the easiest time reaching, will be the Yuuki.

          The Bloody Buddy (and other cups of the same design) are just a tad shorter than the Blossom (large) but have a longer stem. You’ll still need to reach the base of the cup to release the suction. Hopefully, the stem will help wiggle the cup down enough.

          The Lena Cup is a bell-shaped cup WITH a flared rim. For many, this shape, especially those with a flared rim, tend to ride up and sit higher in the vaginal fornix. The rounded base also makes this design seem a little shorter. This can make things a bit difficult for those with a high cervix and the cup may be out of reach.

          The Yuuki Cup (large) has a longer length body than the Blossom Cup and has a nice long stem compared to it, as well. Since this cup is a “V”-shape without a flared rim, it won’t ride up as much as a bell-shaped cup would.

          Good Luck on your trials! Please keep me updated <3 I would love to hear about your experience with each.

  2. Hi I’m trying to get some direction to narrow down which kind of menstrual cup to try first. I only use pads so far because when I tried tampons, they were uncomfortable, and I didn’t have the patience to keep trying. Problem is, the pads allow moisture to sit against my skin, so a few days into my period, my skin gets very irritated.

    I am a virgin, apparently I have a smaller than usual vaginal opening, and when my GYN tried to do an abbreviated exam over a year ago, he had to vacate quickly since he ascertained he was causing pain. I am also quite overweight; I don’t know if that’s a factor or not. Also my flow isn’t especially heavy.

    Based on this information, what would you suggest? I will determine the measurement re: my cervix later, but perhaps you have some suggestions anyway?

    • Hello Sarah!
      I understand about wanting to find another alternative to tampons and pads. We all have our reasons, but irritation from pads or being uncomfortable with tampons (and pads too for that matter) are very common.

      Menstrual Cups are going to be completely different from both. Since a menstrual cup is inserted, it is a little similar to a tampon in that sense. However, it won’t absorb your natural moisture so it might be a little, or even a lot easier and more comfortable than inserting a tampon. AND if you do feel dry, you’re always welcome to use some water-based personal lubricant to help ease the process.

      Since you don’t have much experience with any type of insertion, I would suggest trying a cup that’s on the firmer side to help the cup open without a lot of coaxing. I would also suggest one that is on the narrower side for comfort in the inserting process.

      If you aren’t sure if you have a low or high cervix, I would start with an “average” sized cup. In my opinion, it’s better to find out that a cup is too long and that you need to get something shorter, then finding out a cup is too short and having a difficult time trying to locate and remove it…which can be a scary thing for a new user.

      I have three cups in mind (in no particular order):

      1. Monthly Cup – Medium – This is the middle of the three sizes that they have to offer. This cup is the shortest in this list, but not by very much.
      It has a soft body, but a secondary rim and upper rim that has a good firmness that will help this cup to open after the fold is released.
      2. Diva Cup – Size 1 – This would be their middle size. They have 0,1,2 – This cup falls in the middle of the lengths in this list. The body on this cup is more narrow than the Monthly Cup.
      3. Casco Cup – Small – This is the middle size. They offer a “mini”, small, and large. This cup is a bit longer than the Diva Cup and is also slightly softer.

      If you have sensitivities at the vaginal area, I would suggest trying the Casco Cup. This cup has softer transitions (speed bumps) on the outside of the cup that may eliminate chafing for some.

      Those are the three that I would suggest looking into without knowing an approximate measurement of your cervix.

      Please know that these may be too long for comfort if you have a low to a very low cervix. If you find that these are too long, I would suggest trying the Casco Cup Mini.

      Good Luck and let me know if you have any additional questions.
      Happy New Year!

  3. Hi there,

    I have recently brought a menstrual cup – OI brand (NZ). I am 26, never been pregnant and have a medium flow. I find though that in the last 2 times I have used the cup, I feel some pressure on my bladder. I already have a sensitive bladder so this concerns me. Any recommendations?

    • Hi Sarah!
      I’m sorry to hear that the OI cup isn’t working out perfectly for you 🙁 It does sound like you may have some bladder sensitivities.
      Other symptoms may include: feeling the need to urinate more frequently, feeling like you don’t empty your bladder when you do urinate, a slow urine stream, or constipation.
      The OI Cup is made of TPE. Do you prefer TPE over silicone or have silicone allergies that I should know about before sending some suggestions?
      Besides the extra pressure, is the OI Cup comfortable in size, length, and shape?

  4. Hello,
    I have used the Sileu cup, tulip shape for two periods now. I have had 3 children and have a medium flow.

    The problems are:
    1). It is pressing on my bladder so I feel like to need to go more and also struggle to empty my bladder.
    2). When I try to remove it after having it in over night it is really hard to get it out, a round loop at the base would be much easier to grab hold off.

    The problem is I don’t know which is right for me. I have no idea if my cervix is low or high.

    Can you make any suggestions? It took me 15 mins to get it out this morning!

    Thank you.

    • Hi Miranda!

      It sounds like the Sileu Tulip Cup might be too firm for you. The flared rim might also be the cause of some of that pressure as well as making it harder to reach.

      I would suggest a cup that’s a bit softer and has a regular style of rim instead of a flared one. If you’re using the larger size and you’re having trouble reaching it, I suspect that your cervix is medium/high.

      The EvaCup (USA version) might be a good match for you. It has a regular rim so that the cup doesn’t ride up as high (like with a flared rim), but also has a wide band for a secondary rim that gives it a bit of firmness to help it open. The cup is “V”-shaped for length and the body is on the softer side.

      If you have some other cups in mind, I’d be happy to give you some of my thoughts about them 🙂

  5. I have been using lena cup for about a year, i bought the small size and i leak it was a bad experience so i bought the bigger size and it made a great difference. I was very happy but now i am having some issues i feel like the cup moves or i can push it down very easy, and for the past four months on my first two days of my period i am having mayor leaks. I have also experience lately a bubbly sensation with the cup when im in the bathroom or when i move a alot and also sometimes is hard for me to pee or i feel like i have not finish. I feel like a may need to change it especially one for my heavy days but i am not sure which one will be the right for me.

    • Hi Sindy!

      I’m sorry that you’re having some troubles with the Lena Cup. Leaking is never a good thing. I can understand your frustration 🙁

      Personally, I only feel those bubbling/gurgling sensations when my cup is almost full (or doesn’t have very much capacity left due to my cervix occupying the space) and I need to empty it. Do you find it’s the same for you?

      Are you using the original or the sensitive version? I had some firmness issues with the original large size Lena, but the sensitive version gave me no problems at all.

      Before I suggest a couple of cups that might be more comfortable and have the capacity that you’re hoping for, can you tell me if the large Lena sat comfortably as in length? Were you able to reach it easily when it was in position correctly or did it feel too long?

  6. Hello everyone!

    I am a 23 year old and I have never given birth. I use Mooncup B (small) for almost two years now and it made my periods less anoying but it always leaks. I did some research in the past months and I learned that it probably leaks for two reasons. One, I have a tilted cervix and the blood is mostlikely running past the cup (or on the edge of the cup). I’m still trying to learn to position my cup the best way to prevent leaks but so far I haven’t found the right position. Reason number two is I have heavy periods and on the second night I fill up the whole cup and the night pad, sometimes I set an alarm in the middle of the night to empty the cup and to change the pad.
    I am thinking of buying a new cup, I want to buy Lalicup L. Do you think it will help or do you think it will still leak because of my tilted cervix? I’m thinking the wider rim should help get my cervix in the middle but I may be wrong. I would very apreciate any oppinion and suggestion.


    • Hi Lena!
      I’m happy to hear that you have some knowledge about your body as well as that you did some research on what might be a good match for your next cup 🙂
      The MoonCup is a fairly narrow cup compared to other cups on the market. Depending on which model you purchased – the older version had airholes quite low on the body, the capacity is pretty low, too.
      I think the LaliCup might be a great match since it is wider (less target practice with your cervix!) and holds a really good capacity – medium 36ml & large 40ml. I feel that the medium will be a comfortable fit in length, but I’m unsure about the large.
      How did the MoonCup fit you, lengthwise? Was it easy to reach or did you need to push in a bit to retrieve it? Do you know by any chance how low or high your tilted cervix is? If you did need to push in a bit more, then the large might be fine.

  7. Hi.

    I’m 33, medium-high cervix (half way between second knuckle and end of finger), never had a baby.

    I used the Diva cup (size A) successfully without problems for years. Then, about two years ago, it suddenly started putting pressure on my bladder and making peeing slow.

    I bought an Anigan Eva Cup (bigger size), and I find it a little long. It is not rough on my bladder or anything, but I’d like something a little softer.

    What do you recommend?

    • How about the Korui or the Menstro?

      The Korui is a nice cup. Even the largest size (51mm without the stem) is shorter than most other size large cups out there. There’s a medium (49mm without the stem) if that’s a tad to long. Both the medium and large Korui are more firm than the EvaCup and since the body stays wide and doesn’t taper to a point, this firmness might feel exagerated.

      The MenstroCup is about the same length as the EvaCup and is is more firm in both the body and rim.

    • Hi There!

      First, I’m happy to hear that the Diva Cup served you well for at least a couple of years.
      Second, I’m also happy to hear that you didn’t go too extreme – firmness/shape – when you chose your second cup.

      Since the EvaCup felt a little too long, I searched for a cup with a shorter body and that is slightly softer.

      Here’s a few cups that might interest you (in no particular order):

      Super Jennie – small: This is the shortest cup in this group. Although it is the small size, it still has a decent capacity at 32ml to the rim. The firmness of the rim is just about the same as the EvaCup large, but the diameter is more narrow which should ease the pressure that you’re experiencing.

      LaliCup – medium: This cup has a unique channel pattern around the body. These channels help the cup to fold up easier, while also helping the cup to open after the fold is released. I also find that since these channels will collapse individually, it can ease the pressure in sensitive areas while keeping the rest of the cup and rim in place. And while the rim is about the same as on the large EvaCup, again since the diameter is a bit more narrow, it should ease some of that pressure as well.
      This cup (body) is slightly shorter than the EvaCup and has a rounded base. This cup holds 36ml to the rim.

      Lena Cup Sensitive – large: This is a bell-shaped cup with a flared rim. This shape and flared rims tend to make these cups ride up and sit a little higher in the vaginal fornix. I usually suggest these shapes for those with a medium/low cervix, but the larger size adds a little bit of length to them for an easier reach. Most (but not all), flared rims are softer than the body of the cup, and that is the case with the Lena. This cup holds 30ml to the rim providing your cervix doesn’t sit too deeply into the cup.

      So, those are my suggestions. Depending on your flow, you might choose one of them based on the capacity that they hold. All of these cups are shorter than the EvaCup large. The Lena would be the closest in length but again, it’s a bell-shape with a flared rim and might sit a bit different compared to the rest of the cups in this group.

      Check them out and see if any of them interest you. If you have any additional questions, I’ll do my best to try to answer them for you. Until then, Good Luck & Happy Browsing!

      • My flow is normally very little (lately, about 7 ml every 12 hours) so I don’t need a high capacity cup.

        • How about the Korui or the Menstro?

        • The medium Ruby Cup is a shorter cup with a rounded base that might feel more comfortable in length, but the body was more firm than the EvaCup. It still might be fine since it will sit differently and the pressure might be applied to an area that is not as sensitive.

        • Oh yeah… I forgot to ask. Do you think the Ruby Cup in M would also be a good option for me? It seems similar in size to the medium LaliCup.

  8. Hello, wow this is incredible – feel amazingly lucky to have stumbled across this site. I’m looking to make the move to menstrual cups.

    – I’m 27, never had kids, never used a cup
    – I have a copper IUD and a high cervix (have trouble finding my strings)
    – insanely heavy (and painful) periods

    I’m currently using a combo of tampons and pads or tampons and period pants.

    Where should I start?

    • Hi Molly!

      Congrats on deciding to make the switch!…or at least trying it 🙂

      With the information that you have provided, I would suggest something on the longer side or more “V”-shaped. Since you have experience with using tampons, I feel that you might be fine with inserting a larger cup (for capacity), as a folded cup will be about the same size as a tampon during insertion (maybe except for the “C” fold).

      Here are my suggestions and my thoughts on them (in no particular order):

      LuvUr Body (LUB) Medium or Large –
      The medium LUB is one of the longest (body) cups on the market. If you have a very high cervix, this one might be the easiest to reach.
      Total Length – 82mm
      w/o the Stem – 62mm
      Diameter – 45mm
      Capacity to the Rim – 43ml

      The large LUB isn’t as long, but is still longer than several of the average large cups out there. It has a wider diameter and holds the same capacity.
      Total Length – 77mm
      w/o the Stem – 58mm
      Diameter 48mm
      Capacity to the Rim – 43ml

      The medium LUB feels more firm than the larger size as the diameter isn’t as wide and may be easier to get open. The diameter on the medium LUB is closer to large size cups, while the large is wider than most.

      UltuCup Large – This cup has a slightly longer body than several of the large sized cups out there, but it has a short stem.
      Total Length – 70mm
      w/o Stem – 56mm
      Diameter – 44mm
      Capacity to the Rim – 40ml
      This cup design can be found under different names. Some of them are on the softer side. If you feel like you have bladder sensitivities, you might prefer the Casco Cup, Hesta Cup, or Freedom Cup instead.

      LaliCup Large –
      This cup is the shortest of the bunch, but has a stem with a decent length.
      Total Length – 73mm
      w/o Stem – 55mm
      Diameter – 46mm
      Capacity to the Rim – 40ml
      This cup has a unique channel pattern around the body that helps this cup to fold up smaller and easier, while also helping the cup to open once it’s inserted and the fold is released.

      Yuuki Cup Large – “Rainbow” or “Soft” version
      These large cups are a little longer and wider than many on the market, and they have a decent stem length as well.
      Total Lenth – 75mm
      w/o Stem – 56mm
      Diameter – 47mm
      Capacity to the Rim – 38ml
      The “Rainbow” version is a tad softer than the “Soft” version, but not by much. The Yuuki “Soft” is actually their medium firmness and compares as such to other cups on the market – medium/average firmness.

      So those are the cups that I think might work for you. Check them out and see if any interest you or if you have any questions about them.

      As for using a cup with an IUD, many have had success with both.
      Next time you go to the doctors, let them know that you plan on (or are using) a menstrual cup. They can trim the strings shorter for you even if you already have a difficult time feeling them. This way, they won’t get in the way when placing the cup.
      I would normally suggest getting familiar with the length of the strings and checking them periodically, but as you already have a hard time locating them, this is useless.
      When removing the cup, make sure to break slight seal/suction that the cup creates before tugging down on it. If there’s still a suction, the IUD may become dislodged.

      Curiously, when you checked the location of your cervix, was it right before or at the start of your period? This is when it tends to drop to its lowest point. At the middle to the end of our periods, the cervix starts to move back up. At the height of ovulation, the cervix moves up to the highest point. Sometimes so high that it’s either hard to reach or completely out of reach. Double check again, just incase. I would hate for you to get a cup that’s considered the longest on the market only to find that your cervix drops down.

      Let me know if you have any additional questions. Good Luck!

  9. Hi,

    I’ve been using the Diva cup, size 1, for my last few periods. I’m 35, no kids with what I think is a pretty light flow (even on my heaviest days I can leave a regular sized tampon for 8-10 hours and need nothing overnight). I’ve had no trouble with leaks or getting the proper suction when I insert it. I didn’t realize there were firmness options, but I think I’m okay with the firmness of diva My trouble is, I can feel it. It’s not painful, just, there in an annoying way, almost like it’s sitting too low, but there doesn’t seem to be room for it to go any higher, if that makes sense.

    I seem to have a medium- low cervix(not quite at the second knuckle, but well past the first). I’ve trimmed the stem down, which has helped, I don’t feel it while sitting anymore, but I still feel it when I’m walking around, and the urge to run to a ladies room and push it back up(except there is nowhere to push it!) I don’t think it’s sliding, that’s just where it sits. There is one notch left on the stem, but I’m not sure if I cut it off entirely if I’m cutting the bottom open? The info that came with the cup said to leave at least 1/4″ of stem as well, though, I don’t actually use the stem to remove it; I find it easier to squeeze the bottom and pull.

    Can I cut the stem off entirely, and see if that helps, or should I be looking to switch to a different cup? and if so, which do you recommend? As a previous poster stated, it can become a very pricey trial and error process! In my area, without paying huge shipping fees, it is seems like my options are: Diva, Athena Cup, Vida, Blossom, Eva, Intimina, and Haakaa.


    • Hi Laney!

      I’m happy to hear that you’ve had a ‘mostly’ good experience with your Diva Cup. I’m sorry that it’s just not your perfect cup, though.

      The Diva Cup does have an extra inner seal between the stem and the base. You should be safe trimming it as long as you don’t go further than that. If you place the cup on your finger you’ll be able to see that the seal stops your finger at the 3rd grip ring at the base of the cup.

      Haakaa sounded like a Polynesian word (I’m part Hawaiian and we have similar words), are you in New Zealand?

      If you are, here are a couple of cups that might interest you that are in that area – if you would rather try another design:

      *Diva Cup small for reference –
      Total Length – 67mm
      w/o Stem – 56mm
      Diameter – 43mm
      Capacity to the Rim – 27ml

      MyCup (NZ) – Even the larger size is a bit shorter than the Diva, but the diameter is quite a bit wider.
      Total Length – 62mm
      w/o Stem – 45mm
      Diameter – 42mm
      Capacity to the Rim – 29ml

      Total Length – 67mm
      w/o Stem – 51mm
      Diameter – 46mm
      Capacity to the Rim – 40ml

      Wā Cup (This cup is manufactured in the USA but sold in NZ & Aus) – The small and large of this cup are about the same length as the Diva Cup, but they have a ‘MINI’ version that might be suitable for your light flow.
      Total Length – 59mm
      w/o Stem – 47mm
      Diameter – 42mm
      Capacity to the Rim – 26ml

      For someone with a medium/low cervix, a bell-shaped cup might be a bit more comfortable because the base of the cup is rounded and doesn’t taper to a point like “V”-shaped cups do.

      There are very few brands in which the small and large are the same length – like the Diva Cup. Most companies have a small that’s shorter than the large. A lot of fellow bleeders feel it’s deceiving when choosing a size.

      I understand that trying different cups can be pricey. I’m sure there’s a menstrual cup FB group in your area. One or more might allow ‘destashing’ gently used cups. Even if you’re not comfortable buying and using a used cup, there are many who are willing to purchase them. You might be able to recoup some funds back if you have more than one that you don’t need.

      I hope that I answered your questions completely. Let me know if there’s another else I can do for you. Until then…have a comfortable period <3

  10. Hi Red Herring!

    I am about to buy my first cup- woohooo! So glad I found your site/reviews!

    I’m 25 and have never had kids. I measure today on my period and have a medium-high cervix (almost to the 3rd knuckle). Normally my periods are not very heavy- they last about 3 days and I really only use regular tampons, and a super tampon during the second night. I would be really interested in a cup that could be used during sex, but would also be ok buying a cup and some Flex cups as well (my sister uses and swears by them).

    Where do you suggest I start?

    Thank you!!

    • Hi Lillie!
      I’m so happy to hear that you’re about to buy your first cup! I’m excited for you! I’m also happy to hear that you find this site helpful…although, it’s not mine 🙂

      With a cervix that is medium/high, you can get away with using just about any menstrual cups. However, you might find “V” shaped ones a little easier to reach. Even though your period isn’t extremely heavy, you can also use larger sizes for the length. They may allow you to use the cup for the full 12 hours since your periods are on the lighter side.
      Most cup companies suggest against using their menstrual cup while having penetrative intercourse, but many people have had success using and doing both at the same time. It might not be for everyone, but it’s your choice (try at your own risk). Just go slow and see if it’s something you and your partner are comfortable with it.
      The only cups that are specifically designed for use during ‘sexy’ times are the DISCs…as you already mentioned the Flex Fits Cup. SoftCup, Ziggy Cup, and Lumma Unique are the others on the market. With Nixit soon to be launched. Flex Fits and SoftCups are one-time use, disposable items. The rest are reusable.
      I have not had consistent luck with all of them except for one which I only use before bed. I swap out to a ‘regular’ menstrual cup in the morning. As my periods may be heavy at any given time, I don’t feel confident while using them.

      Anyhow, below are a few medium firm cups that I think might be comfortable and still easy to reach. I choose cups that were on the narrow side.
      (In no particular order)

      Diva Cup Model 1 – This is their middle size as they have a model 0, 1, and 2. Good thing is, it’s cheaper than the smallest size that they offer 😛 Anyhow, this cup is a bit on the firmer side and should open fairly easier without a lot of coaxing unless you have very toned or hypertonic pelvic floors muscles. It has a decent length and a short stem that can be trimmed if needed.

      Casco Cup small – This cup can be found by other names depending on your location. You might want to shop around if more than one ‘brand’ is available in your area to see which one is the most affordable. Freedom Cup, Green Cup of Maine, LinCup, Life Cup, Hesta Cup, Hello Halo, EverCup, Mahina Cup, Wa Cup, are some of the names it can be found under. This cup is very similar in shape to the Diva Cup but is a little longer in the body. The stem is short and can be trimmed if needed. Most of these cups are a tad softer than the Diva Cup and for those who have a sensitive bladder, I often suggest these as an alternative (when they like the shape and size of the Diva Cup but find it too firm).

      Monthly Cup normal/regular/medium – This cup is a little shorter than the two above and has a bit wider diameter. The rim is on the meatier side which may help this cup to open easy even though the body is softer. The stem on this cup is short but sturdy and easy to grip and hold. The air holes are on the larger side and seem to make it easier (at least for me) to release any seal/suction that the cup has created.

      The cups above are made of medical grade silicone.

      Genial Day medium – This cup may be found under different names depending on your location. Masmi Cup and OI Cup are two other names it can be found under. This cup is made of Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE), which is the same material that MeLuna uses for their cups. It’s said that these cups are supposed to warm up and form to your body. However, some people find it harder to work with when getting the cup to open because they don’t have the same spring as most silicone does. They usually take on an oval shape after use and may not return to a perfect ring.

      If I had to choose ONE cup for you, I would say to start with the Monthly Cup. I think it will be the easiest to open, comfortable for a medium cervix, but still, have a long enough length if/when the cervix moves up a bit.

      As for the Menstrual Discs, I’m partial to the Ziggy and Unique only because they are reusable and I don’t want to have to keep buying Soft/Flex Cups.
      I find the ring on the Soft/Flex Cups to be too firm and depending on my cervical position, feels too big to get tucked behind my pubic bone correctly or completely. It also makes a loud crinkling noise that my husband and I can’t get passed. He’s also detected the collection bag on this one. Have you asked your sister if you can have one to try?
      While the Ziggy is reusable, I can’t always get it situated correctly either. The rim on this one is too soft (I sound like Goldilocks! Too firm! Too soft! 😛 ) and sometimes would fold over when trying to place it.
      The one that I do like is the Lumma Unique Menstrual Disc. The firmness of the ring is in the middle of the two others. I have the most success with this one and use it almost every night while I have my period.

      Okay, so those were my suggestions. I hope that one of them sparks your interest. If you have any additional questions about any or all of these cups, I’ll do my best to shed some light on them.
      Until then, happy window shopping!

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