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Price: $18.95

MenstroCup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
0
/ 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
  

22
Price: €21.99

Bella Cup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
5
/ 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
  

23
Price: £12.50 | 13€

CupLee ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
0
/ 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
  

24
Price: £25.99 | €24.99

LadyCup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
3.9
/ 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
  


25
Price: $15.95

IrisCup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
4.2
/ 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
  

26
Price: $16.99 | £10.00

RainbowCup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
2.5
/ 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
  

27
Price: €24

Mialuna ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
4
/ 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
  

28
Price: €27

Naturcup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
4.9
/ 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
  

29
Price: €30

AngelCup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
4.8
/ 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
  

30
Price: €33 – €42

OrganiCup ® Menstrual Cup

Editor’s Rating:
5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
3.2
/ 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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106 Comments
  1. Reply
    Rachel October 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Hi, I’m a new cup user and tried the Diva Cup size 2 for the first time. I was able to insert and remove easily and had no leaks. But, I find that the cup slides down and the end of it hangs out (even with the stem completely removed). I’ve tried it inside out but still have the same problem. I have a medium cervix but I think it must move down when I have my period. I think the Diva Cup is just too long for me, but I like all other aspects of it (comfort, capacity, etc). Can you recommend a cup that is similar to the Diva, but shorter? I am over 35, have had children, and have a medium to heavy flow. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Red Herring October 12, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      Hi Rachel!

      First of all, welcome to the world of cupping! Congrats on taking the plunge to make the change or at least for trying it 🙂

      I’m happy to hear that you were able to insert and remove the cup easily and wore it without any leaks! You’re already ahead of many people when they try a cup for the first time!

      Okay, so the sliding down 🙁 Our cervix moves all the time, but according to fertility experts, during our period it normally drops to it’s lowest position. So it could be possible that your cervix would be considered a “low” cervix or at the least, medium/low.

      Shorter or “bell” shaped cups might feel more comfortable to you. You can try either a bell shaped cup with or with out a flared rim. Normally bell shaped cups with a flare rim tend to ride up and sit higher in the vaginal fornix. It may feel more comfortable for people with a lower cervix, but since the cervix is nestled inside of the cup, you may also lose some capacity.

      A bell shaped cup with a normal rim doesn’t tend to ride up as high, so depending on the original length of the cup and the individuals body, it might still feel too long.

      Since you were able to use the Diva Cup inside out and not have any issues removing it, I’m guessing you’re comfortable with removing your cup without any assistance of grip rings or the stem. Which makes me believe that you can use either of the two styles….since you may have to bear down and reach a little further if a flared rim up migrates upward.

      Here are the first cups that come to mind:
      Juju lg – This is a bell shaped cup with a regular rim. The large size is shorter than the Diva 2. It’s a little more firm than the Diva, but not by too much.
      LaliCup med – Bell shaped with a regular rim. This cup has unique channels on the body to fold up smaller for insertion. Because of the channels, this cup seems soft but those channels also help the cup open after it’s inserted. The medium size is shorter than the Diva 2.
      Lunette lg – This cup is “V” shaped, but the large is shorter than the Diva 2 by . It’s quite a bit more firm which makes it really easy to open. However, if you have a sensitive bladder it may apply extra pressure.

      If you want to try a bell shaped cup with a flared rim, I would suggest the Lena large. They have two firmness options: “Sensitive” and “Original”. The sensitive version would be closer to the Diva firmness, but it’s totally up to you.

      One more flared rim cup would be the Fleur Cup. You can find it pretty inexpensive on Amazon ($13.90/Prime at least in the USA).

      You can see comparisons for all of these cups here: https://redherringtv.wordpress.com/cup-comparisons/

      I wish you luck <3 Let me know if you have any questions about any of these cups 🙂

  2. Reply
    Christy September 30, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Wow, I’m so glad I found this site!

    I tried the diva cup a couple years ago, as it’s the one I’d heard all about from people. Sadly I’ve had no luck with it. My main problem is that when I insert it, I can’t seem to turn it like they say you should and even if I do it stays all folded up. It doesn’t open like it’s supposed to. What doesn’t help is that I’m blind, so I can’t look at diagrams or whatever. If there are any suggestions for something super easy to insert but that’s also reliable I’d love to hear them.

    I’m 42 years old, no children as of yet. No clue on the cervix height but I am able to reach it pretty easily so I’d assume medium or maybe low. Flow is probably medium with one or two heavy days. I’ve never noticed a sensitive bladder or at least tampons don’t bother me. Most days I’m fairly inactive, but I do enjoy swimming when I can get to a pool. Thanks for any help!

    • Reply
      Red Herring October 6, 2017 at 3:59 am

      Hi Christy!

      I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t have any luck with the Diva Cup a couple of years ago. Have you tried it again since?
      Most people don’t turn the cup like some of the companies suggest to do. I don’t even do it. I never really could! What I do is, run a finger around the body of the cup. If you can reach, try to run your finger nearer to the rim. This will allow you to feel if the cup is open and if your cervix is inside or right above the cup.
      Some people say that the Diva Cup is too soft for them and others find it too firm. If you don’t find the Diva Cup too firm, then you can try a cup that’s even more firm to be sure that it opens easier, like the Yuuki Cup.

      I did do a video about Inserting & Removing a Menstrual Cup that you can listen to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2YtfxUMeV4

      (I hope that your text to speech program allows you to use links. If not, you can search YouTube videos for “How to Insert & Remove your Menstrual Cup, Red Herring”

      I do have other blind viewers. So far, they have told me that I (normally, not always!) give good details and explanations. And when I don’t, they have been able to ask me to elaborate, to tell them about a certain cup such as shape, grip rings, stem, and firmness, and even give comparison details between two cups.

      I hope that the video helps and that you give your Diva Cup another try 🙂
      Good Luck and let me know if there’s anything else that I might be able to answer for you!

  3. Reply
    Nicole Pastor Smith September 14, 2017 at 5:49 am

    I am the biggest supporter of using menstrual cups for all of my friends and family. I originally bought a Femmecup (back when it was only 12 euros and not 22!) and it’s been the best thing ever. I could never get tampons to open up and absorb anything and pads chafed, so it was a no-brainer.

    However, I’m pretty sure it’s time to buy another. I love the femmecup but I don’t really know what material hardness it is or what would be comparable to it in size, fit, and amount it holds. Is there one anyone would recommend that’s almost similar or should I just get another of something I know is amazing?

    • Reply
      Red Herring September 22, 2017 at 11:58 pm

      Hi Nicole!

      There are SO many cups on the market these days that you can choose from several different shapes, sizes, colors, and firmness.
      The FemmeCup has a very soft body, but a rigid rim. If you want to stay with that style of cup, you can check out the MoonCup, SheCup, VCup (India not V-Cup “cheapie”), or the NaturCup. However, the firmness of these cups aren’t as soft as the FemmeCup.

      Do you know if you have a low or high cervix? Do you have a sensitive bladder? (I’m guessing it not too sensitive since the FemmeCup rim is on the firmer side)

      You can check some size comparisons here: https://redherringtv.wordpress.com/cup-comparisons/
      and see if any of the cups catch your eye. If you have any questions about a cup or cups, I’d be happy to answer them 🙂

  4. Reply
    Anna September 7, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Hello!

    I’m so happy I stumbled upon this! I’ve used a small Lunette cup for the past several years and always been more or less happy with it, until I had my first child. I had quite a bit of internal tearing during my delivery. Now that my periods have resumed, I find the Lunette to be too small for my heavier flow and more uncomfortable than before. I think my vagina is actually narrower than before, due to repair/scar tissue. The cup sits very low, and the bottom tends to tilt backward into my vagina. Previously I had needed the entire stem; now I’ve trimmed it off entirely. The cup is also filled to capacity in two hours or less.
    Here are my answers to your typical questions:
    -Cervix Height: medium to high
    -Physical Activities: some walking/jogging
    -Bladder Sensitivity: average – I’ve never noticed that the the cup affects that at all.
    -Light or Heavy Flow: heavy flow

    I’m looking forward to hearing what you recommend! Thanks!

    • Reply
      Red Herring September 16, 2017 at 12:57 am

      Hi Anna,
      I’m wondering when inserting the cup, you place it high and the it starts to migrated down?
      A more bell shaped cup with a regular style rim might feel more comfy and stay in place. A bell shaped cup tends to ride up and sit higher for most people. I have found (with speaking with others) that the regular style rim doesn’t move as high as the ones with a flared rim.
      Some cups to consider would be the LaliCup (medium or large) and the Ruby Cup (medium).
      In turn, a bell shaped cup with a flared rim might work just as well. I would probably go with one with a longer length since you have a medium to high cervix, such as: Lena and Fleur.
      The LaliCup large would have the most capacity in the cups that I’ve mentioned. The Ruby Cup would have the least.

      Did you have any cups in mind already? Check out these cups and let me know if you have any questions about them or any other cup. 😀
      Good Luck!

  5. Reply
    Sarah September 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    hi I currently have used JuJu No 2 for my past 2 cycles. Only trouble I have is the cup coming out. I have been wearing it without leaking. Whenever I walk or pick up a child it comes out…. Not all the way generally a little sometimes a lot. I have removed the stem completely.

    1. Cervix is low
    2. Flow medium
    3. Physical activity…. Yoga, running, personal training
    4. Haven’t noticed my bladder while wearing JuJu cup
    5. 42 yo 3 children.

    What would you recommend?

    Thanks for your help.

    • Reply
      Red Herring September 7, 2017 at 7:52 am

      Hi Sarah!
      I’m sorry that you’re having an uncomfortable experience with your Juju cup 🙁 The Juju might be too long for you and getting pushed out when you bear down/tense up.

      You can try turning the cup inside out and see if that “fits” better. For a lot of people, this does the trick. If not, you might have better luck with a cup that’s bell shaped with a flared rim, or a cup that’s shorter.
      Some cups that might work with your low cervix – Lena small or large, LaliCup medium, Fleur or A Zen Cup (same design) small or large, Super Jennie small or large, Ruby Cup medium, and Sckoon large.

      The Lena original version would be the firmest of the bunch (in body). The softest would probably be the Super Jennie. If you decide on the Super Jennie, the small has a good capacity even for a small sized cup. It may be enough for your medium flow. The dark blue colored Super Jennie has been confirmed by the company to be the only color that’s slightly more firm than the rest. If you’re worried about getting a softer cup to open, get the dark blue.

      I would suggest trying your cup inside out first. One to save you some money if it’s comfy and works. Two, you’ll have a better idea if you need to go shorter.

      If you need me to elaborate on any of the cups I mentioned, don’t hesitate to ask 🙂

      Good Luck!
      PS…did you know that Juju recently came out with a low cervix cup? It’s short, wide and they added beefier grips!

  6. Reply
    Shan August 26, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Which would you recommend? –My biggest issue is that I have Such a difficult time removing my cup (like afraid it won’t come out several times, seriously)!! I don’t use it often because of this. I have a Large Luna Cup (user for few months). Heavy flow (remove every 2 hours+ so don’t leak). High cervix I think. Semi sensitive bladder. My current cup feels fine, but the stem and cup is Hard to grip and remove. Thanks for the help!

    • Reply
      Tammy September 6, 2017 at 12:19 am

      I literally reach in with three fingers and refold it inside the canal and then gently pull it out at an angel similar to the insertion angle. I can’t pull it out without refolding it. It hurts that way. Now that I’ve done it a few times, it’s so much easier.

  7. Reply
    Melissa August 19, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Hi, hoping you can help recommend a cup for me. I’ve only ever tried the small diva cup, have had it for years, tried before and after having kids and find inserting and removing soooo painful!!! Find it hard to get it to open, Leaks big time, and is very uncomfortable! I have an extremely heavy period but only for 2 days, then just spot for a week lol. No idea about the length of my cervix???

    • Reply
      Red Herring August 21, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Hi Melissa!
      I’m sorry that you’re having troubles with the Diva Cup 🙁 It just might not be the cup for you. I would suggest trying to locate your cervix if you can. It might give you some insight to which size or shape of cup you want.

      How to Locate & Measure your Cervix:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNoiRIMAhY0

      Here’s a walk-through of “How to Insert & Remove your Menstrual Cup” with some tips:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2YtfxUMeV4
      This video also covers what might be happening when you “leak”.

      How is the cup uncomfortable? Does it feel too long? Too firm? Does it press on your bladder making you feel like you need to urinate or when you do urinate do you feel like you can’t empty your bladder all the way?

      Some extra info will be helpful in suggesting a few cups that might work for you better. 🙂

  8. Reply
    Poli August 1, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    I had the Lunette cup (smaller version) and it was too firm for me. It was leaking all the time but it was still better than tampons and pads (I was wearing the thin daily pads). It also got a brownish colour very quickly. Now I got a different one, it is the same size but softer, and it doesn’t leak anymore. But it is only available in EU.

    • Reply
      Noemi August 17, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Which one did you get? I live in Europe as well 🙂

    • Reply
      Red Herring August 9, 2017 at 4:38 am

      Hi Poli!
      You can actually soak most of your cups in Hydrogen Peroxide overnight to get rid of stains. Rinsing with cold water, at least at first will help with setting in stains. After you rinse all the blood off with cold water, you can use hot water for a good wash.
      Everyone is different and a cup that works for one person, might not work for the next. It’s kind of trail and error. I’m happy to hear that you found something that works for you 😀 What cup was it?

  9. Reply
    Ella Bella July 29, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    So i’ve just started looking into menstrual cups and i was wondering which brand you would recommend for me.

    I am in my early twenties.
    Cervix Height- I don’t know how to measure this I have short fingers so its hard for me to tell
    Physical Activities- I do go to the gym regularly
    Bladder Sensitivity- I would say I have a sensitive bladder
    Light or Heavy Flow- Heavy Flow

    • Reply
      Red Herring August 9, 2017 at 5:08 am

      Cervix Height – unknown = average size cup
      ….Can you feel your cervix at all? You can make a mental note as to how far you were able to insert a finger and measure the length of your finger in mm’s.
      Physical Activities – gym = I suggest something a little more firm
      Bladder Sensitivity – Sensitive = …medium/firm to medium/soft (taking into account the gym)
      Flow – Heavy = Larger size or High Capacity

      The cups that I would suggest looking into are:
      LaliCup Medium (bell shape with regular rim)
      EvaCup Large (V shape)
      Fleur Cup Large (bell shape with flared rim)
      Yuuki Rainbow or Soft Large (V shape)
      MeLuna Classic (Standard Size) Large or XLarge
      Ruby Cup Medium (bell shape)

      Check those out and see if any interest you 🙂

  10. 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?

    • Reply
      Red Herring August 9, 2017 at 5:17 am

      Flex and soft cups are quite different that the other style of “Menstrual Cups” on the market. However, both are safe to use while you have a light or heavy flow or no flow at all. A lot of people tend to use their cup when they’re expecting their period so they don’t get caught empty handed if it happens while they’re out and about.

      These disk type cups get “tucked” behind your pubic bone when inserted. To remove them, you insert a finger and “hook” your finger around the rim to move it back over your pubic bone. I find that if I squat or even bear down in any way; sneeze, cough, laugh etc, the Flex/Soft Cup becomes “un-tucked” on it’s own 🙁 That’s never good, but that’s just me. Your body might do perfectly fine with it.

      I know these are meant to be disposable, but I have heard many people wash them and reuse them. Some for the day and others for an entire period. I might suggest practicing inserting and remove prior to having your period just to get the hang of them. If you need to, use a water based lube to help ease the cup in. Some times for trying one too many times, you get dried out 🙁

      Good luck!! <3

  11. 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

    • Reply
      Red Herring August 9, 2017 at 5:23 am

      Perhaps a different shape all together? The LaliCup medium or large might be nice. It has a softer body with “channels” to help it fold up smaller, but also pop open easier. It is bell shaped, but has a regular rim that helps it not migrate so much like bell shaped cups with a flared rim. Capacity: medium – 36ml and large 40ml.
      Maybe the different shape with help keep the pressure off of your sensitive areas.

    • Reply
      Poli August 1, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      Maybe you can try with a softer one? It worked for me. I kept the same size just less firm.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

      • Reply
        Sharon October 3, 2017 at 5:27 pm

        Thank you for your response! I’m sure it’s actually leaking, at random times I can feel the air escaping (sort of a gurgling feeling, like flatus), and when I go to check my cup, the suction is gone.

  14. 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HeY8-c9zHA

      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 🙂

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    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.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNoiRIMAhY0

      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.

      FeminineWear.co.uk, MenstrualCup.co and/or SuperJennie.com = 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.

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    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.)

  19. 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 🙂

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    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.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNoiRIMAhY0

      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 – https://menstrualcupreviews.net/comparison/. You can sort the results by different size parameters.

      Good luck 🙂

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

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

  22. Reply
    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!

  23. Reply
    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!!!

  24. Reply
    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

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

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

  26. Reply
    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.

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

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

  29. 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!

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    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!

  31. 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.)

  32. Reply
    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.

  33. Reply
    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.

  34. 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. 🙂

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

    What cup holds the most fluid?

  36. 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.

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      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.
        regards
        Shamila

        • 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.

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      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.

  38. 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?

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      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.

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      MenstrualCupReviews.net 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 (https://menstrualcupreviews.net/softcup-review/). 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

  39. 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!

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    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.

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

    Hi
    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

        Hi,

        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!

        Jennieke

        • 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. joyvdk@gmail.com

        • Lunastra July 8, 2016 at 8:33 am

          The Mpower Menstrual Cup is made in Cape Town, South Africa.
          http://mpowercup.co.za/

        • 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.

  42. 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.

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      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!

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

    Thanks for the reviews! These are awesome.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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?

  47. 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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