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Price: $18.95

MenstroCup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
Menstrocup is manufactured and made by the company Femogene. It is manufactured in China but claimed as an official USA-made product. It was introduced to the menstrual cup market in 2015 and has gradually become more and more known. It is offered in one translucent shade, and 2 sizes (small and large). It is composed of high-grade silicone that is FDA approved and BPA free. It features an alterable stem that is short and flat.
  Made in China
  Cup Firmness Level: 2 / 5
Both Rim and Body

Price: €21.99

Bella Cup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The Bella Cup, menstrual cup is manufactured and distributed in South Korea, and it just recently made its debut on the menstrual cup market a few years ago. It is a menstrual cup made out of the popular silicone that other menstrual cups are made from (medical-grade), and is designed very much like a few other popular stand-by cups with a . The Bella Cup is available in 2 sizes (small and large) and one transparent color. The Bella Cup comes with 1 menstrual cup (choice of size) a storage pouch (green or grey depending on size), and an instruction leaflet.

Final Notes: Lacking raised grip rings on the base of the cup and no other markings on the outside of the cup, this cup is great for someone that has sensitivity to chaffing.

  Made in Korea
  Cup Firmness Level: 2.75 / 5
Both Rim and Body

Price: £12.50 | 13€

CupLee ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The Cuplee is a menstrual cup that originated and Russia and is also manufactured and distributed out of Russia. It is available all over the globe and can be mostly purchased through various online vendors. This menstrual cup is made out of medical grade silicone. It is offered in 2 sizes (small and large.) It also is made in many assorted colors from pastels, bolds, to the standard clear menstrual cup. This Russian menstrual cup has on the market since 2011.

Final Notes: A narrow cup that soft and long enough for those with sensitives.

  Made in Russia
  Cup Firmness Level: 2.75 / 5
Body – 2/5, Rim – 2.5/5

Price: £25.99 | €24.99

LadyCup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The Ladycup menstrual cup is manufactured in Europe (has the EU seal), but is under Swiss management and was the first menstrual cup brand to introduce colored menstrual cups to the market. The Ladycup menstrual cup is available in two convenient sizes (Small and Large), 13 colors, and in a variety of single packs, duo packs, gift sets, and more that include other Ladycup accessories and products. The Ladycup is sold all over the world, and is renowned for its glossy colored cups, modern design, and excellent performance as a menstrual protective aid.

Final Notes: Good cup for both a low or high cervix. Chevron pattern holes limit the capacity, but it still great for light to medium flow.

  Made in Czech Republic
  Cup Firmness Level: 2.5 / 5
Body – 2/5, Rim – 3/5

Price: $15.95

IrisCup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The Iris Cup, menstrual cup is manufactured by the Irisana company which is located in Spain, but it is available for purchase through many online vendors throughout the USA. The Iris Cup, menstrual cup is offered in 2 colors: pink and white, and is available in 2 sizes (small and large.)

Final Notes: Questionable material. FDA registration listing is NOT for a menstrual cup.

  Made in Korea
  Cup Firmness Level: 1.5 / 5
Both Rim and Body

Price: $16.99 | £10.00

RainbowCup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The Rainbow Cup is also referred and named the Monzcare R-cup/Monzcup. Its original appearance on the market is unknown, however it is a menstrual cup that is made in China. The Rainbow Cup menstrual cup is made from silicone, features a hollow stem, and has no markings on the cup. The Monzcare R-cup comes in 2 sizes (Small and Large) and is available in 7 bright colors.
  Made in China
  Cup Firmness Level: 2 / 5
Both Rim and Body

Price: €24

Mialuna ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The MiaLuna menstrual cup is manufactured and sold in Chile’. It features a sleek, medical-safe silicone design, a hollow point-stem, and has just recently become available in 4 assorted colors (lavender, yellow, light green, and baby blue.) The Mialuna boasts 4 sizes which are available for women who have birthed a child vaginally and are over the age of 30 and that have NOT had a child vaginally and are under the age of 30. The sizes of the Mialuna menstrual cup also are based upon the lightness to heavy flow so that women can choose the right size with the right capacity- that WILL NOT leak or cause discomfort.
  Made in Chile
  Cup Firmness Level: N/A

Price: €27

Naturcup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The Natur Cup menstrual cup is basically made and sold in Spain. It is made out of medical grade silicone and held to the highest manufacturing standards for safety and effectiveness of use. The Natur cup is only manufactured in a single translucent color, and is available in 3 sizes (Adolescents 0, Cut 1, Cut 2.) Although the Natur Cup has a limited reach Globally- it is still considered a very good menstrual cup by those who use it regularly.
  Made in Spain
  Cup Firmness Level: 3.5 / 5
Body – 3/5, Rim – 4/5

Price: €30

AngelCup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The Angel cup originated in Mexico and is manufactured there as well. It has just recently been debuted on the market as of 2013, but has made significant progress in becoming more recognized as a high-quality, menstrual cup brand. It is comprised out of the standard medical grade-silicone and is FDA approved. The Angel Cup, menstrual cup is available in 2 sizes (chica/small & grande/large) and is only made and offered in the clear, translucent color.
  Made in Mexico
  Cup Firmness Level: N/A

Price: €33 – €42

OrganiCup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
/ 5
The Organicup is a menstrual cup brand that originated in Denmark. This menstrual cup is made from the same clear silicone as many numerous recognizable brands of menstrual cups. It is dye free, BPA free, bleach free, and hypoallergenic. The Organicup is offered in two sizes (Size A & Size B) and comes with a plain white organic cotton storing pouch, and a with a full set of instructions (instructions are available in several languages.)
  Made in Denemark
  Cup Firmness Level: 2 / 5
Both Rim and Body

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  1. Reply
    Period procrastinator July 21, 2017 at 8:33 am

    I just purchased my first menstral cup and I decided on the disposable Flex cup. I haven’t tried it yet because I am worried that a light flow will make it uncomfortable. Anyone have any advice or tips for a beginner? Is it harder to remove the flex since it doesn’t have the tail or stem?

  2. Reply
    Michelle July 9, 2017 at 9:39 am

    I’ve been using diva for years, first size 1 then switched to size 2 because late 30’s, no children. Always have leakage problems. It’s real leakage, not just residual. I make sure it pops open every time, but it’s often a struggle. Yet, I can’t completely empty my bladder unless I take the cup out. I always feel like I have to go. Any Rec’s for alternatives?
    -Cervix Height = high
    -Physical Activities = hiking
    -Bladder Sensitivity = yes
    -Light or Heavy Flow = heavy

  3. Reply
    Abberto Meow June 29, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Everyone’s gonna hate me for this, but. I’ve actually got a really LIGHT flow that only lasts a few days. My periods are very irregular and sometimes just consist of just spotting. I’ve got a Small Blossom cup now — which I love! But I was wondering; is there anything smaller, brand wise?

    • Reply
      Red Herring July 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Hi hon!

      LOL I long time ago, I probably would have cursed you for having a really light flow! My periods have died down since, but I still have very irregular, unpredictable, light and/or heavy periods that may or may not last for a couple to a few weeks!
      Now, I’m just happy to have menstrual cups in my life. They make it all SO much better; heavy or not!
      As for the small Blossom Cup, there are many that are smaller.
      A few that come to mind are (all small size): AmyCup “Crystal”, Casco Cup Mini, FemmeCup, Korui, Lady Cup, LaliCup, Lena, Lumma, Lunette, Ruby Cup, Sckoon Cup….and more! These aren’t even include the “cheapie” types.
      I think it boils down to, what shape as well. You can narrow down the selection using that. Some of these are bell shaped cups and may not be what you’re looking for.

  4. Reply
    Sharon Yeung June 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Hi there! I currently use a diva cup, but I find that the suction breaks every few hours on the first two days, and a little bit leaks out. The suction breaks even when I’m not doing anything strenuous, and that often the cup isn’t very full. Otherwise, the cup works perfectly on my lighter days. I’m not sure how high or low my cervix is, so I’m not sure if this is the problem or not. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Red Herring July 5, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Hi Sharon!
      Are you sure the seal breaking is what’s causing your leaks? When someone tells me they’re experiencing leaks/spotting and that their cup isn’t full, I wonder if it isn’t just “residual slobber”.
      Residual slobber is the blood that’s coating the walls of your vagina even after you insert your cup. This blood pools down and ends up on your undies. Many people think that they’re leaking or spotting out of their cup when this happens.
      See if this doesn’t clear it up for you:
      After you insert your cup, squat down and bear down with your muscles.
      Wipe the grip rings and the stem (if it’s intact) with a wet wipe or cloth.
      Doing this will get rid of some of the excess blood and hopefully eliminate any “leaking” that you’re experiencing.
      Good Luck!

  5. Reply
    Gigi June 18, 2017 at 7:28 am

    I’m having a lot of issues with my Diva Cup. It’s my first and only cup I’ve tried, and it’s the smaller size. I had it for over a year, but haven’t been using it exclusively because of the pain I experience while using it. With tampons, I’ll get very mild cramps only on the first day of my period that really never bothered me. Now, with the Diva Cup, I have horrible cramps that last for the first and second days of my period, and the pain is so bad it’ll wake me up from a dead sleep and keep me up. The pain radiates to my lower back and legs, and keeps me from doing much of anything until ibuprofen kicks in. Also, another big issue I’m having is leaking. It only happens during my two heavier days, and it’s not from the cup overflowing. I’ve tried every suggestion to try and make sure I’m actually getting it to seal correctly, but it still leaks even if it’s just a tiny bit. I can leave the cup in for as long as 12 hours, and some times I’ve gone even longer without overflowing. I’m not sure if the length of the cup is the issue? On one hand, I think the cramps I’m experiencing are a symptom of that. But on the other hand, after I insert the cup, and walk around, sit down, stand up, etc the stem of the cup is not sticking out at all. Also, I have noticed that sometimes when I go to remove the cup it’s tilted to one side or the other instead of straight up and down like when I inserted it. I just ordered a small sized Super Jennie hoping that a softer cup would help solve these problems, but now I’m having second thoughts…

    • Reply
      Red Herring June 20, 2017 at 3:10 am

      Hi Gigi!

      It seems those who experience cramping with the Diva Cup, find that a slightly softer cup ease those cramps. Does the cup fit you okay other than the cramping? The length?
      The cup that eased those cramps for me was the EvaCup. It’s not even that much more soft but something just made it work with my body better. There’s a slimmer cup which again isn’t THAT much more soft, but I don’t experience any extra cramping with it either. It’s the Casco Cup (You can find this cup under the name of Green Cup of Maine, as well). I’m not sure where you’re located, but you might also check out the Soft MeLuna.
      If the length is not comfortable for you, you may be more comfortable with a bell shaped cup with a regular rim (as opposed to a flared rim). Something like the LaliCup, Bella Cup or Juju Cup.

      As for the leaking, you may not actually be leaking. After you insert your cup, there is still residual blood coating the walls of your vagina. People refer to this as “residual slobber”. This blood will eventual pool down and out ending up on your undies. If this is what’s happening, you can squat down, bear down and wipe the stem and/or grip rings with a wet wipe or cloth. This will clean up any excess blood and hopefully eliminate any spotting/leaking.
      Tip #4:

      Our cervix is not straight up. It goes more back toward our tailbone. Some notice that their cervix is more on one side than the other.

      The Super Jennie small is nice cup. It’s softer but still opens pretty easy for most. Even the small has a good capacity so hopefully it’ll allow you a good length of time before needing to empty it.
      Good Luck with the SJ. I hope it works better for you!! <3

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    Kristen June 16, 2017 at 3:13 am

    I am trying to figure out which menstrual cup I should buy , and from what I read one of the biggest factors is if you have a high , low or medium length to your cervix. I did the finger test ( on the first and second day of my period), but I am still unsure, I wasn’t able to reach and maybe was just able to reach my cervix , but I have really short fingers, my longest finger is 2.5 inches long, so would that be considered a high cervix? I was reading a blog that mentioned 3-4 inches is what people where considering a high cervix . Also any suggestions for how I can try to see how far until I for sure can touch my Cervix besides my fingers, since they are too short?

    • Reply
      Red Herring June 20, 2017 at 1:46 am

      Hi Kristen!

      The questions I normally ask someone when they’re looking for a cup are:

      -Cervix Height
      -Physical Activities
      -Bladder Sensitivity
      -Light or Heavy Flow

      If you’re having troubles finding or reaching your cervix, I would start with an “average” sized cup or a “medium” sized cup. Sorry to say, but you won’t know which way on the scale to choose until you at least try one. If you get a cup that’s on the longer side it will likely feel uncomfortable if it’s sitting too near the opening of your vagina. However, it’ll still have enough length for you to reach it easily (as a new user).
      If you start off with a cup that’s too short for you, you might have troubles reaching it.

      If you’re very active, you might rather have a firmer cup. A lot of people who do strenuous work outs find a firm cup stays open and in place better than a softer cup.

      If you have a sensitive bladder, you might want to go with something softer or a cup without a flared rim. If you get a cup that’s too firm and you have a sensitive bladder, you might feel like you need to urinate more often or that you didn’t empty your bladder all the way when you do urinate.

      If you have a light low, you can go with a size small. A heavy flow, then you’ll probably want something larger.

      Some cups I would suggest looking into that are “middle of the road” are: Diva Cup, EvaCup, LaliCup, Casco Cup, Fleur, MeLuna Classic (large for heavy flow, medium for light flow), Lunette (on the shorter & firmer side), Yuuki (soft).

      If you answer the other three questions that I normally ask, I might be able to narrow these cups down for you even further.
      Good Luck and don’t hesitate to ask more questions 🙂

  7. Reply
    Ashley January 20, 2017 at 3:52 am

    I just purchased my first cup and am not happy with it.
    My friend gave me a softcup (unused of course) to try about a year ago and it was EXTREMELY uncomfortable and unbearable to wear.
    It sealed fine and didn’t leak but man it pushed on everything and HURT, made cramps worse, and hurt even after taking out.
    Some back story, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis so I have a swollen colon and anything that presses against my vaginal walls therefore presses against my colon and hurts. Cramps worsen the colon pain and then the pressing of the firm cup worsens it even more so …
    I purchased the Lena Sensitive small because it stated it was designed specifically for “sensitive anatomies and bladders” so I imagined it would be super soft and perfect. It’s still too firm ! Has anyone used this cup and found an even softer one ? It’s a relatively new model by then though so it’s hard to find anyone that’s used it and had the same issue. And when I have to go to the bathroom (1 and esp 2) it begins to push itself out.
    Also, the stem sticks out and is uncomfortable. I could trim it but I’m so paranoid that I won’t be able to grab it to take it out. The entire cup itself feels as if it’s too long to me.
    Can anyone please help with this dilemma ?! I’m not sure how all these people can buy almost every cup on the market and try them when they’re around $30 a piece. I can’t manage to do that so I’d like to try to get it right instead of this trial and error buying.

    • Reply
      Red Herring January 20, 2017 at 7:41 am

      Sadly, menstrual cups are not a “one size fits all” thing. It’s a rare thing when someone buys one blindly and it working out perfectly for them. You already know that there’s a big difference between the SoftCups by Instead/Flex Cups and the other type of cups like the Lena Cup.

      A lot of it depends on the height of your cervix. If a cup is too long for you, it may sit right inside of the vagina and can be felt anytime you move around, or actually protrude from your body.

      Normally a bell-shaped cup fits a low cervix better. A bell-shaped cup with a flared rim tends to ride up and sit higher. However, you may find a bell-shaped cup with a “regular” wide rim allows your cervix to sit inside of the cup better and still allows you the extra capacity.

      Sometimes people find that a cup with a wider rim also helps to keep the cup in place. Others just feel more comfortable removing their cup to use the bathroom when they have a bowel movement, but can usually find a cup that is comfortable enough to use while urinating.

      It sounds like you have a very low cervix since the Lena (bell-shaped w/flared rim) in a size small still feels, as you said, too long. You can trim the stem a grip ring by grip ring until you’re comfortable reaching it and comfortable wearing it. You can also try to flip your cup inside out and try it that way. If your cup is that low, you shouldn’t have any problems reaching for it though. If for some reason you can’t reach your cup at first, do a series of bear downing while squatting. This should bring your cup down little by little until you can reach it. Don’t forget to break the seal by pinching the cup or collapsing the rim before pulling. With some sensitivities I don’t want you to experience extra pain.
      Double check to make sure, and try to do this while you have your period.

      There are several cups that are shorter than the Lena and some are softer.
      Some cups that you can look into are:
      Sckoon – small than most small cups, “gummy” silicone which makes it feel softer
      Super Jennie – soft, wider rim, good capacity even for size small
      Ruby Cup – smaller than most small cups, soft
      MeLuna – Classic small or medium, or even the “Shorty” versions for a super low cervix

      As for buying several cups, I wait for sales (almost every single holiday), I buy “destashed” cups and sanitize them to my liking, and/or I just save a bit here and there. I also have on going discount codes for certain sites that sell cups as well as other menstrual items., and/or = 10% off code: RedHerringTV

      If you find that a cup doesn’t work for you, you can always resell them on one of the Menstrual Cup FB groups. There are people there that would be happy to find a deal and you recoup some of your funds back.

      I hope that I covered all of your questions/concerns. Please let me know if there’s anything else I might be able to help with or elaborate on. 🙂

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    Mel January 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I bought a Lunnete size 1, I’m not completely happy with it… It’s really comfortable for me, after I cut a part of the steam I can no longer tell it’s there and it’s more or less easy to get out. During the day it didn’t support me as much as I could have wanted… had to change it between up to four hours (I guess I should have bought a size 2 but I was afraid it’d be too big, now I know better) but it did its job. My real problem is that it LEAKS A LOT AT NIGHT!! Part of the problem must be that I sleep upside down and the blood catches its holes.

    Therefore I ask for your advise, do you know of a cup that is similar to the lunette cup (may be bigger but not much longer) that has no holes? Do you think that could be a solution? Sleeping at night with confidence of not leaking was my main motivation behind buying myself a menstrual cup in the first place…

    • Reply
      Red Herring January 14, 2017 at 5:06 am

      Hi Mel!

      I can’t think of very many cups that do not have holes; Lily Cup Original, Silky Cup (newer version), FemmyCycle. There’s a cup that has one single pin hole but it’s a “cheapie” cup and likely made out of food grade silicone if you’re worried. Mine doesn’t have a name, but it is known by several names as well as, “Ivita”.

      Having no holes in a cup may or may not produce other problems. The most common is having the cup seal tightly around your cervix making it hard to remove. Some people can use them perfectly fine, others find it painful or too much trouble to deal with.

      If you had to cut the stem on a size small, you probably have a medium to low cervix. You might find Bell Shaped Cups to “fit” better and supply you with a bit more capacity. The base of the cup is rounded and even if your cervix sits inside, there’s still space to collect. A better fit, and a higher capacity might help with leaking.

      I’m not sure what you mean by “upside down”. I’ve know people to use inversion tables, yoga/handstands and aerial silk acrobatics and have been leak free.

      Is this leaking happening every night that you use it?
      You stated that during the day you have to empty it around four hours. If you’re sleeping for eight, then you’re probably just overflowing it. You’ll want to look into a higher capacity or bell shape.

      Some cups you can look into would be Super Jennie small, Lena Cup small or medium, LaliCup medium, Ruby Cup medium, Fleur small, Sckoon large.

  9. Reply
    Jaimie B December 25, 2016 at 1:48 am

    I recently picked up a Diva Cup size 1 and it’s currently getting its first “trial”. I wore a pad as backup the first two nights because my flow tends to be heavy then and it did overflow the first night. I practiced inserting and removing it a few days before the blood started and that really put me off on it, shoving it in and pulling it out hurt and I could feel it pushing on my bladder. I’m a 24 y.o. virgin and even large tampons can feel too big sometimes so this thing looked huge to me. It feels fine to wear during my actual period though, I guess I’m looser or more tolerant of foreign objects up there then, especially when the object isn’t drying like a tampon. It seems to open fine every time although I can’t always feel it do so (I run my finger around the bottom to make sure it’s round all around) and I haven’t had any leaks other than that one time it overflowed. I didn’t really have any cramps this time around, just an odd pressure that felt like the beginning of them, but that could have just been the cup suctioning to my cervix. My periods vary in whether they hurt or not so I can’t say whether the cup has anything to do with this, it’s just an observation. This is my first time using a reusable menstrual cup, I’ve used Instead soft cups before without problems and prefer them to tampons for swimming or other activities, but they’re messy to remove (even messier than Diva has been so far), a bit pricey per count compared to other disposables, and my local stores don’t consistently stock them, so when I saw a Diva Cup on sale for $20 US at a local supermarket, I decided to take the plunge and I’m glad I did. Personally this seems like a great investment, both for my clothing/bedding and my wallet, and I know it’s safe because it’s been made and tested in a country with good quality control (Canada) and I didn’t buy one of those Chinese knockoff cups made of lower quality silicon or plastic (or who knows what else) with no quality control or consumer safety concerns (although I know those can look very lucrative). I’d definitely recommend anyone curious about menstrual cups to do some research (such as on sites such as this one), look into your anatomy, and then shop around. Good quality cups come in the same price ranges as the Chinese ones do on some sites, so researching brands is more important than looking at prices. In fact, a lot of “brands” are just the cheap Chinese cups given a cute name and nice packaging, so be wary of any cup that’s made in China, or that looks just like the Chinese knockoff ones found on EBay or Aliexpress! (Or, on the other hand, if you really don’t care about where the cup came from, you can find the same exact cups on there for way less, sometimes as low as 50¢/cup.)

  10. Reply
    S.J.M. September 17, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I’ve always got scared to try them because I have a Tilted uterus. nothing seems to stay in place! I am very curious if anyone else out there has similar problems and uses them? I would really appreciate your input thanks 🙂

  11. Reply
    Vic August 15, 2016 at 4:36 am

    I wish that you would put the different cups in a row, side by side, per size, so we could more easily see the shapes and differences between them. I currently use the disposable Softcup menstrual cup and absolutely love it because it is shaped like a diaphragm with a fairly rigid ring that easily snaps out and around the cervix and the collection area is basically a thin membrane that forms kind of a dish shape that is easily dumped out at removal (it is nice because it dumps into the toilet).

    I am trying to figure out which shape would be the least irritating for me to try, it seems most of these are rocket shaped and pretty much the same. So having side by side comparisons would be helpful. Especially if you put the small sizes all together in one pic and then the large size together and then added the short or other options so they can be compared.

    • Reply
      Nina January 12, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Check out previous star pads on YouTube. She does that.

    • Reply
      Red Herring August 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Hi Vic,

      Although a lot of menstrual cups look the same, there are slight differences in each. Those little things can make a big difference to certain people.

      You can “spin the wheel” and buy any menstrual cup and give it a try. It may or may not work and fit with your body. The most popular cup for first timers is the Diva Cup. Only because it’s the one we hear about the most, might see on the shelf at the store and maybe even saw commercials of it.
      However, the Diva Cup is a longer cup and may not fit someone with a medium to low cervix. It also might be a little too firm, putting pressure on a persons bladder or cause cramping. It could be a combination of the two or even more features on the cup, that would make a person not be able to use a particular cup.

      There are a few questions I normally ask someone when they’re looking for a menstrual cup of “this” type (not SoftCup/Flex).

      1. How high or low is your cervix?
      -Someone with a high cervix might be happier with a “V” shaped cup. Normally they’re a little longer making it easier to reach for insertion and removal. Some “V” shaped cups are: Diva, Eva, CupLee.
      -Someone with a low cervix might be happier with a “Bell” shaped cup. The bell shape allows a persons cervix to sit inside of the cup with out compromising all of the capacity. These cups can ride up and sit higher around your cervix so that it doesn’t sit too low or even sit outside of the vagina. Some “Bell” shaped cups are: Super Jennie, LaliCup, Si-Bell, Fleur, Lena.
      -Someone with a very high cervix might want the longest cups on the market: LilyCup “Original” or LuvUrBody

      2. Is your menstrual flow light or heavy?
      -Small: light to medium flow
      -Large: medium to heavy flow
      Some cups come in more than two sizes such as the LaliCup, MeLuna, SilkyCup, LuvUrBody

      3. Are you physically active?
      -If you do sports, yoga, cycling, Zumba…anything with a lot of movement or bending you might want a cup that’s more firm. This will help keep your cup from collapsing while doing these movements.
      Some firm cups are: Yuuki both soft & firm are more firm than most cups, Lunette, Lena, AmyCup “Crystal”.

      4. Do you have a sensitive bladder/urethra?
      -If you do, then a softer cup might be best. It will eliminate the pressure that a firmer cup & rim can apply to the bladder & urethra. If a firm cup makes you feel like you have to urinate more often or that you can’t empty your bladder all the way when you do, then the cup is too firm for you. This can also cause discomfort and/or cramping. Some softer cups are: Si-Bell, Super Jennie, Sckoon, UniCup, CupLee.

      So now the combinations…
      I know this seems like a lot of things to think about but once you can answer those, you can narrow down the selection of cups that might work best for you for your first try.
      Remember that even if a cup doesn’t work for you, you know what you want or don’t want in your next cup. There are Facebook groups that you can sell your gently used cups to others to recoup some of your funds back if you need to try another cup. If you are not oppsed to buying and trying a used menstrual cup for less cost, you can also check these the Facebook pages. You can boil or microwave the used cups to sanitize them, as well as soak them in peroxide/water.

      Good Luck!

    • Reply
      Admin Answers August 15, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      Hi Vic,

      Currently, the best solution we can provide you with is our on-site comparison tools – You can sort the results by different size parameters.

      Good luck 🙂

  12. Reply
    Priyanka July 28, 2016 at 5:15 am

    I am 36 YO, not married women. What size should I wear.?

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    Brandi June 13, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    I really think the Lena cup should be on here, it’s an amazing cup! I own a large and have a low cervix but it’s perfect. I had trouble with so many cups especially the diva cup, after 3 years of trying different cups and almost giving up the Lena is perfect for me!

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    JShy June 5, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    I am using the cup for the first time. No leakage, it was uncomfortable for a little while, then I cut most of the tail off, now I don’t feel it at all! I have emptied it twice, gross but neat in a weird way. Ew.
    I practiced a few times before my period, never thought it was opening properly. It must be opening though, as I am not leaking and even the outside of the cup doesn’t seem to be messy.
    I am 46, had one C-section 24 years ago and I have to wear the smaller size. I bought and tried both. So don’t let anyone tell you that just because your older, you will need the larger one. Not true.
    Im pickled tink that this is working. Cool! No more tampons for me!!!

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    Pilgerin Kati June 5, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I am using the Diva Cup since several years. Just bought a new one. To me it is important that the menstrual cup is made from medicin silicon. Medicin silicon is easy to clean, i do that with toothpast and hot water. From time to time i cook it in hot water. So it is free from bacteria and clean. It saves a lot of money, because pads and tampons are expensive in germany. If you like to do sports (watersports) and if you like to wear modern fashion. Or if you be at areas where no tampons and pads get to buy, than a menstrual cup is the right thing. //// Kati

  16. Reply
    Shamila May 23, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Hi Melisa, the PrincessD Menstrual Cup is on a special at R250,00 excluding delivery!

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    Dd May 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I love my pink cup. It was easy to insert as well as to remove. It is also comfortable wearing it. But by the end of the day I was very sore. So I decided to revert to the old ways for the night, and I already feel better. Am I doing something wrong?

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    Nittz May 12, 2016 at 2:55 am

    Hi. I’m 21 years old. I bought a cup recently size M (the sizes in my country are S,M and L) the M being for people between 15 and 30. I have tried to get it in and been unsuccessful. I tried when I wasn’t on my period a few times and twice during the start of mine. It’s a Silky Cup made of silicone and it’s really firm. My problem is, on more than one of my dry trials, I managed to get the cup in by putting the rim first and shoving the part of the bulb I could still see. It went in relatively easy after a couple tries but never once opened out. I have no idea how to get it to open out. My vaginal opening/canal are tight and not used to this. I have never used tampons or masturbated internally (sorry for TMI) so I am a little scared about putting a finger up there to check for my cervix. As far as I know it’s not low though . I can see that the stem is long but I want to get comfortable putting it in before I snip off the extra stem.

    • Reply
      Pilgerin Kati June 5, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Hi, it needs a bit practice. Dont be afraid, because its your own finger you put inside of your body 🙂 It´s for your own hygienic and than its ok.

  19. Reply
    Shamila May 11, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    The PrincessD Menstrual Cup is doing pretty well in South Africa with good references. Visit : or Facebook PrincessD Menstrual Cup – the retail price is R295,00 but there are huge discounts for bulk orders. Email:

  20. Reply
    Arin April 29, 2016 at 11:45 am

    As a transguy who hasn’t started hormone therapy this thing is a blessing. Personally, I purchased the Blossom cup back in December and it’s worked amazing since the first day. The insertion process is a bit tricky the first time but once you get the hang of it It’s great. Unlike tampons, the cup isn’t uncomfortable to remove. I used to dread taking tampons out and the thought gave me anxiety but now I can just do my thing and not worry about noisy wrappers. Fair warning, cups do sort of suction up where they are to form a seal so when you pull it out there may be an interesting unsunction noise, so keep that in mind if you’re in public. I wouldn’t worry about the cup going too far up because in my experience it’s very easy to just push out with your muscles down there and grab hold of the end. I have an extrememly heavy flow and have to empty it about four times a day (one when I wake up, one around lunch, one after dinner, and one before bed) The really great thing about it is that even on light days or days where you’re unsure, it doesn’t hurt to insert the cup. With tampons if your flow isn’t heavy enough it can really hurt to push those suckers in and pull them out but with this it really doesn’t matter. It’s very easy to clean and extremely reliable I’d say. In respect to me being a transman periods will never be something that I enjoy but I feel as if the cup makes periods feel more like a condition to me, much more medical. Although periods still make me dysphoric this nifty invention at least makes me feel a little better about the process, like it’s something I’ll get rid of one day (which it is.) Long story short, if you’re thinking about getting a menstrual cup DO IT. (regardless of gender)

    • Reply
      Sarah May 6, 2016 at 2:14 am

      I agree that cups make my periods so much more…enjoyable? Maybe I should say they make my periods much more tolerable 🙂 I’m spreading the word to all of my tampon-using friends because the cups changed my menstrual cycle for the better.
      Good luck with the hormone therapy when you decide to start!

  21. Reply
    May Seattle April 14, 2016 at 12:14 am

    My first menstrual cup that I used was the Intimina Luna compact. I loved it so much! I usually have a very heavy flow so I had to dump it like every 4 hours during my heavy days but they worked great and I love having a little compact to store it in! Problem was when I was on one of my heavy days, the tip actually broke off when I tried to take it out and it was a pain trying to get this broken funnel out of me. It was a horrible timing as this happened during the start of my shift at work and the most critical tampon run I’ve ever had to do (since I worked in an ambulance at midnight). Turns out I boiled the cup too often ( you usually disinfect with mild soap and boil the cup once in a while) to which I boiled every month and apparently that’s too often… the cup lasted for me for about 4-5 months. I do recommend the compact Intimina though. I don’t regret my purchase!

    • Reply
      Sarah May 6, 2016 at 2:20 am

      Eeeek! That’s never an enjoyable situation. Maybe you were boiling the cup for too long? I actually boil my cups every month for about 5 minutes a couple of days before my period starts so that they are sanitized. I don’t like using sterilizing tablets or soaking them in peroxide mixtures. I do use antibacterial soap or wipes when cleaning the cup in-between insertions.

      • Reply
        May May 6, 2016 at 9:45 pm

        I think so. I would boil it until I was satisfied of knowing every possible bacterium was dead. I also think my boiling water was too scalding hot which probably degraded the medical grade silicon..
        Sterilizing tablets sounds terrifying… A mild soap goes a long way. 🙂
        I purchased a femmycycle this time around and hopefully it is good!

  22. Reply
    Chelsea April 9, 2016 at 1:42 am

    I started using the Softcup three months ago and I love this product. It was easy for me to put in and I couldn’t feel it during the day. I occasionally experience leaking, but that’s usually based on flow levels. I have not used it during intercourse, but I know that it is capable of being used. I will continue using this product; they also save me money comparatively to buying tampons (I would go through so many due to flow, discomfort, etc.)

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    Bronwyn March 31, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Hi there.
    I have never used cups as yet but have just purchased- waiting for it to be delivered…
    Anyone have any info on it… Well Done soft silicone menstrual cup

    I don’t want to invest too much money on a cup until I know what they are like… It looks like it replicates the Moon cup which is why I chose it because from what I have seen it seems to be a popular choice.

    Any info for a beginner will be greatly appreciated.

    (mom, 36 years, natural delivery…)

    • Reply
      Monique May 1, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      All you need for any info, Bree, from the UK specializes in menstrual cups on youtube. I highly recommend watching some of her videos first. Especially the once on how to insert and how to take out. Do not just pull out, you will rip yourself open as I did. I just got my first one 3 months ago. Her videos helped me a lot. I practiced in the shower a few times and now I got it down this month, with no more issues 🙂 If you have given birth, get the bigger size. I am 40, but never gave birth. Tried the bigger size first and it wasn’t for me. So I use the smaller size. Hope this helps.

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    Shamila March 26, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    I have my own brand called the PrincessD Menstrual Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa but supply throughout the world. My price is R295,00 incl. VAT – appealing packaging. For retailers and non profit organisations, we can discuss prices for bulk orders. Let’s remember World Menstrual Hygiene Day on the 28 May 2016.

  25. Reply
    Sarah February 22, 2016 at 4:49 am

    I just ordered my first menstrual cup and can’t wait til it comes in! I just tried a few Instead Softcups that I got at Walmart and I wasn’t thrilled at all. Soon as I put one in intense cramping began. Plus, it never wasn’t leaking since it was difficult maneuvering it in the right spot. I know its a learned thing and sometimes it just takes time though. Hopefully this non-disposable one coming in is a little easier to use and insert and is a bit more comfortable like it looks. I decided on the Lunette light blue one the size 2 since I’m in my 30s and have pretty heavy flow that first day. The blue one is pretty. It makes having a period almost fun. Lol. If I like it I know I’ll get another in a purple or a different brand like Diva cup. So happy that finally an invention came out that can make a such big difference. 🙂

  26. Reply
    Melissa February 6, 2016 at 2:03 am

    What cup holds the most fluid?

  27. Reply
    Terri February 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

    I needed a cup I could use in a bathing suit without fear of leakage, so I used a Softcup and a backup tampon. I could go 3 or 4 hours of lounging and drinking, in and out of the pool at a time. Has anyone else thought of this? And do you think it was a good solution? Any other ideas on how to handle this type of solutions?

    • Reply
      Pilgerin Kati June 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      I use the Diva Cup and going swimming, watersports and doing bushcrafting. Also i tour around as a pilgrim.

    • Reply
      Sarah May 6, 2016 at 2:06 am

      I use the DivaCup model 1 and the Lunette cup model 2.
      The DivaCup is recommended for women who are under the age of 30 and have not given birth. The Lunette model 2 is recommended for women who have a normal to heavy flow and have had children OR engaged in vaginal intercourse.

      I use the Lunette on my heavier days (2nd and 3rd day) and overnight because the silicone is [slightly] stiffer than the DivaCup and I’ve never had a leak with it, it is also holds twice as much fluid. Since it is stiffer, I don’t have issues with the cup not opening. BUT I do have to wiggle it a little at the base and move it up then down to make sure it is fully open and suctioned (note: I’ve had to do this with all of my cups).
      I use the DivaCup for my lighter days because I don’t worry so much about leaks during that time and I don’t need to use the larger cup. I had leaks with the DivaCup my first week using it and I’ve had some leaks since if it doesn’t open all the way inside my vagina (sometimes it feels open even though it’s not. Run a finger around the cup while it is inside your vagina to check). I’d say that my “go to cup” is the Lunette because I never have to worry about it leaking. I have swam with both cups without any problems. I empty my cups 2-4 times in a 16 hour day depending on the flow of my period. I hope this helped! Good luck.

      Lunette model 2 (30 ml): $29.99-39.99
      The DivaCup model 1 (15 ml): $29.99-39.99
      (Note: You must buy the DivaCup from an online retailer like Walgreens or CVS)

    • Reply
      Melissa February 6, 2016 at 2:13 am

      I could never use the Softcup. I tried the full box and never had a day that it did not leak all of the fluid out. try the pre-shaped ones. I got the Luna cup and love it. I wish it held a bit more but still love it, and Im not dry and in pain like I was with tampons.

      • Reply
        Shamila May 11, 2016 at 5:21 pm

        HI Melissa
        Look into the PrincessD Menstrual Cup – visit the Facebook page as well.

        • Melissa May 23, 2016 at 1:54 am

          Thank you I will.

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    lesssslie January 28, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I use MCUK. At first i thought, “this is definitely not for me” because it HURT horribly to walk while wearing it. I kept trimming the stem shorter and shorter until I finally trimmed it right off. I was nervous about getting it out, but I can. Now I wear it every period and I love it! Be sure to give the cup you choose a chance, no pressure, bit by bit keep trying it.

    • Reply
      Niko April 4, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      I had the same experience with my Mooncup (same brand)! I really struggled to get it comfortable, and the stem made me sore. It was my first cup, so I was really anxious about cutting off the stem, but once I did I couldn’t feel it at all anymore, and it was still easy to get out.

  29. Reply
    Joybt January 26, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Which cups are best for intercourse when your having your period – least irritating for my partner?

    • Reply
      Woman #4 May 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      For desperate times, for spontaneous moments… You can use a cosmetic sponge to avoid any blood carnage. You know, the ones you use at Ulta to try foundation and such? Just don’t leave it in for long, it’s not a tampon. It only holds until the deed is done. This is a trick they use in the porn industry.

    • Reply January 26, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      First, remember that the menstrual cup is not a contraceptive method and should not be used as one. It is intended for the sole purpose of providing a female with a feminine hygiene alternative to pads and tampons.

      About your question – There is ONLY ONE single brand of menstrual cup that can be worn and used during sex and it is called the Softcup ( The Softcup can be essentially worn during sex while on your period for mess-free intimacy. However, all other menstrual cups cannot and should not be worn while partaking in sexual intercourse.

      Good Luck 🙂

      • Reply
        Melissa February 6, 2016 at 2:07 am

        I could never get the soft cup in right. I tried them out after I ordered the Luna cup, and I got worried I just wasted money on something I will not use. I love my Luna cups they go in and stay put, wish I could have said the same for the soft cups.

        • Alex Chaudhary April 2, 2016 at 10:22 pm

          I like soft cup and Instead cup. I also have a cup from eBay, I got as a trial. Too see if the size works for me. Once you get the soft cup in correctly. ( If your having trouble videos are available on YouTube. I’m guessing you’ve seen them tho. )
          I did have trouble once. I didn’t have it in perfectly, and I sneezed.. it was not good.
          But if leaking or sneezing is your issue.. And you just want to insert for use during sex. I found them also to work well. And, my husband said he isn’t bothered by it, but can feel it a little.

        • Ho April 21, 2016 at 8:57 am

          Where did you get a trial cup

  30. Reply
    Jess January 18, 2016 at 3:06 am

    I started out using a Mooncup, US version about 4 years ago. It’s a size B. I’m 35 years old and have one child born via c-section. This last year, I tried the Lunette size one and LOVE it. It has a higher capacity than even the bigger Mooncup, mainly because the air holes are closer to the rim. I recently was in the UK, so I picked up a Mooncup, UK version and will be trying that one out soon. Its a little shorter than the US version and the air holes are closer to the rim, so I have high hopes that it’ll work well. Its silicone feels like th Lunette (silky but not completely smooth like the Mooncup US version). Once you get past the learning curve, you’ll find that cups are so much better than tampons!

  31. Reply
    Dawn December 26, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I have been doing my own resercher on this very thing, I found a cup called the Super Jennie it’s made in the USA and is reasonably priced. Just did not know how long they’ve been on the market since this review was done. I have bought one, can’t complain that it works rather well.

  32. Reply
    Portia November 29, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I would like to know how can I get the cup,is it avail in South Africa?
    In which stores and the price?

    I get heavy flow menstruation so I think the cup would help me as am also working in an site environment were theres no toilets which is 235ks away from my region…..

    Hope you ill help me Thank you in advance

    • Reply
      Ellie November 17, 2016 at 6:45 am

      Ruby cup (not on this list) whom I love was donating one cup for every purchase made to women in need. You mught waht to check with them

    • Reply
      chantal January 10, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      Hi Portia,

      My daughter sells the Rosa Cup..she lives in Jhb if you still looking to purchase on. R200

      • Reply
        Jennieke Kafuka May 11, 2016 at 10:22 am


        I’m very interested in purchasing menstrual cups for a large group of girls living in a very poor area in Namibia. Many can’t afford pads and our organisation is looking into trying to find a long term solution for them. I just read about someone selling them in SA . Could you please give me their contact details so we can see if we can order them. If anyone knows of someone selling them in Namibia then that would be even better. We need about 400 of them.

        Thank you very much!


        • Response to Jennieke Kafuka September 3, 2016 at 11:27 pm

          Jennieke contact me and I will help you get help to the girls in need in Nambia.

        • Lunastra July 8, 2016 at 8:33 am

          The Mpower Menstrual Cup is made in Cape Town, South Africa.

        • Charlotte June 2, 2016 at 7:53 pm

          There is a company that makes the cup that I have that is in Africa. The Ruby Cup. They also give one cup to a local girl for every cup that is purchased.

        • Try May 24, 2016 at 2:20 am

          I saw a very cheap wholesale menstrual cup sale online, and you can search Wholesale in order to get the cheapest. Also, companies may be willing ti help you out if you mail them. Just make sure to know that you are getting good quality.

        • Tj July 2, 2016 at 2:13 am

          Be careful about the cheap ones. For one, they are more likely to be made of inferior materials. Also, chances are good they are made in China, which means they may or may not follow any safety regulations other countries do. Besides, if your one who uses cups for the environment, then you’re just feeding the beast if you give money to China. They are probably the WORST when it comes to pollution, sweatshops, and human rights violations.

  33. Reply
    Jennifer November 4, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I really like using my menstrual cup but it rises too high for me to reach. I had to have removed by gynecologic and it cost me a visit. How can I prevent it from traveling? I use the femmycycle, is there another you would recommend? Thank you for advice.

    • Reply
      Sarah November 24, 2016 at 7:24 am

      Try tying a piece of thin thread around the stem of the cup. Just to pull it within finger reach.

    • Reply
      Hev November 21, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Also, if you’re set on the design of a femmycycle, try this. I don’t like sticking my fingers in to pull it out, so I take waxed dental floss (recommended by femmycycle) and braid it so it is a strong hold, and loop it through the femmycycle ring. That way when I’m ready to take it out, I have a “string” to pull on. I replace the floss every time.

    • Reply
      Deepu November 17, 2015 at 11:29 am

      I think femmycycle is usually recommended for people with a low cervix during periods (i.e they actually have an issue getting the cup fully inside, as opposed to the cup going too far inside)…so it is among the much shorter ones. I think a normal length cup with a stem (which you can trim according to need) will do the trick for you. You can probably check the distance to your cervix and the length of the cup you want to buy. Maybe a firmer cup is also better to start with (as it seems easier to push out with the vaginal muscles during removal)…in case such a cup making your bladder uncomfy…you can maybe then switch to a softer/smaller radius cup.

      • Reply
        Stephanie November 18, 2015 at 1:37 pm

        So which brand do you recommend for that instead of femmycycle?

        • Kass June 22, 2016 at 9:46 pm

          Another good cup which is fairly long is the lily cup but not Rhett compact one that is pretty soft the regular lily cup is just firm enough yet not too firm and it is nice and long so it is easier to reach

        • Kass June 22, 2016 at 9:48 pm

          *The* not Rhett lol

        • Lynniam January 2, 2016 at 9:39 pm

          The Diva cup is quite long, and widely available in actual stores if you live in the US (or Canada). Their website has a store locator that might help you find a local retailer!

  34. Reply
    Barbara November 2, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Thanks for the reviews! These are awesome.

  35. Reply
    hy latta September 29, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Took me a year to finally use menstrual cup correctly. Before it always leaked, poked and uncomfortable to use. Realy take your time to try it. Once you insert it correctly you wont feel any discomfort.

  36. Reply
    Radhika pol September 18, 2015 at 6:04 am

    My silky cup is getting lickage in 2-3 hrs. Than how its 12hrs lickage proof period?

    • Reply
      Subhadra November 1, 2015 at 6:39 am

      It will depend on your flow. Is the cup full to the rim when you take it out, then you have a heavy flow. Then you will need to empty more often.

  37. Reply
    Ana July 13, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Does anyone knows about MCup, the material is surgical silicone from Michigan but fabricated in Hong Kong.. ??
    is it a safe cup?

  38. Reply
    Bela June 25, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Any comment about cups from China? Is it safe? Is it made of Masical silicone ?
    Thank you

    • Reply
      Bela June 25, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      Medical ***

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