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2019’s Best Menstrual Cups – Reviews

Feminine hygiene products for personal menstrual care have come a long way since the time where the only option was for women to use rags. These days, the menstrual cup has triumphed over products used for “period protection” such as tampons and sanitary napkins. Menstrual cups are an environmentally-friendly, comfortable, convenient, and cost-effective solution that are rapidly becoming the most preferred choice by women all over the planet.

With the rising popularity of the menstrual cup, there are more and more brands, varieties, and models being manufactured today. Because of the overwhelming amount of menstrual cups offered on the market, it can be very daunting to sift through dozen of brands to find which ones will accommodate you best.

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Venus ® Menstrual Cup

 

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The Venus Cup is a menstrual cup that is manufactured in USA. It is made out of 100% Medical Grade Silicon and comes in two different sizes, small and large. It was specially designed to accommodate a heavy flow, but it is still suitable for those who have a light flow as well. With its streamlined body and round base, it has a greater capacity in both small and large sizes than the majority of menstrual cups on the market without the added length (please check our detailed Venus cup review for more unique features and info).

Small Venus – Who is it meant for?

  1. Teens, virgins, new users, or those who have a medium to low cervix may find this size to be comfortable (how to determine your cervix height?).
  2. The small Venus Cup may be used for discharge, spotting, or a normally light to moderate flow.
  3. This size MAY be suitable for those that are under 30 years of age or those who have not had any pregnancies.
    • Please only use this as a general guide if you are still unable to choose a size based on the details above.
    • Using this method to choose a cup size is not very reliable.
    • If you are unsure, the Double Pack is a great way to try both cups at a reasonable cost.
 

Large Venus – Who is it meant for?

  1. Those with a medium to a high, or a very high cervix will find this size easier to reach (how to determine your cervix height?).
  2. The large Venus Cup has high capacity for those with a moderate to very heavy flow.
  3. May be used to prolong wearing time for up to 12 hours for those who have a lighter flow.
  4. This size MAY be suitable for those that are over the age of 30 or those who have been pregnant.
    • Please only use this as a general guide if you are still unable to choose a size based on the details above.
    • Using this method to choose a cup size is not very reliable.
    • If you are unsure, the Double Pack is a great way to try both cups at a reasonable cost.
 

Not sure which size to get? Try Venus Starter Kit (Double Pack)

  • This double pack includes both sizes of the Venus Cup to suit your comfort and needs.
  • Some people find a significant difference in the height of their cervix on different days. Having both sizes available may be a big benefit.
  • Use one regularly and have a back up in your “Emergency Period Kit”.
  • You save 50% on the second model
  • Share the other with a friend!
 

Quality Control

There is no second guessing the quality of the Venus Cup!

  • It is manufactured in the USA
  • FDA registered (3003270419)
  • Has proper ISO certificate
  • Made of 100% Medical Grade Silicone and FDA compliant colorants
  • Each cup is closely inspected and is sealed in a bag directly from the machine to eliminate chances of any type of contamination. It is then packaged and shipped to you with care
 

Competitive Price

The Venus Cup believes that everyone should have access to affordable menstrual health care. Although the price is comparably low ($19.99) to other menstrual cups on the market, feel assured that the quality was not sacrificed in any way. No matter what Mother Nature throws at you, the Venus Cup will have you covered! Additional information can be found on their official website venuscup.com.

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LaliCup ® Menstrual Cup

A well made and well rounded cup that offers three sizes. Unique design that allows this cup to fold up smaller and easier as well as helps the cup unfold when it’s released. The two larger sizes have an impressive capacity.

This cup is Made in Slovenia with 100% Medical Grade Silicone and is available in colors Clear, Blue, Red, Green, Black, and Wine.

 

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Yuuki Cup ® Menstrual Cup

This cup is Made in the Czech Republic with 100% Medical Grade Silicone and comes in two different sizes – Small and Large. The Yuuki large is slightly longer than other large-sized cups on the market. This may be useful for those with a high to a very high cervix. The capacity is on the higher side as well.

Yuuki offers two different firmness levels for your comfort – ‘Classic’ and ‘Soft’. The ‘Classic’ is available only in clear color, while the the ‘Soft’ firmness available in both clear color and ‘Rainbow” & ‘Bohemian’ colors (a mix of colors) as well.

 

4

Monthly Cup ® Menstrual Cup

A “V”-shaped cup that is available in three different sizes. The medium size is narrow and may be comfortable for those with a smaller vaginal opening. The body of these cups are soft but the upper rim has a good firmness to help this cup open after it’s inserted.

This cup is Made in Sweden with 100% Medical Grade Silicone and is available in colors Clear, Blue Sapphire, and Pink Topaz (Has offered limited edition colors).

 

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Saalt Cup ® Menstrual Cup

This cup has a very nice finish and packing. The two sizes offered are slightly shorter than the average cup and may be comfortable for those with a medium/low cervix.

This cup is Made in the USA with 100% Medical Grade Silicone and is available in colors Himalayan Pink and Ocean Blue.

 

Menstrual Cup Brand Reviews (A-Z)

Menstrualcupreviews.net has you covered. We have investigated, researched, and comprised a list of the best menstrual cups currently manufactured and sold. It will not only save you time and effort, but also assist you in how to choose a menstrual cup so you can make the most appropriate choice possible.

Aiwo Cup
Amy Cup
Anytime Cup
Athena Cup
Bella Cup
Blossom Cup
Calla Cup
Casco Cup
Clari Cup
Cleo Cup
Cup Lee
Diva Cup
Dutchess
Enna Cycle
Eva Cup
Eva Cup
FemmeCup
FemmyCycle
Fleur Cup
Formoonsa
Fun Cup
Gaia Cup
Hello Cup
Iris Cup
Juju Cup
Keeper
Korui Cup
Lady Cup
Lali Cup
Lena Cup
Lily Cup
Louloucup
Lunette
LuvUr Body
Lybera
MeLuna
MenstroCup
MermaidCup
Merula Cup
Mia Cup
MiaLuna
Misscup
Miu Cup
Monthly Cup
Mooncup
MyCup
MyOwnCup
Naturcup
Oi Cup
Organi Cup
Pixie Cup
Ruby Cup
Saalt Cup
SckoonCup
Selena Cup
SheCup
Si-Bell
Silja Cup
So Cup
StoneSoup
Super Jennie
Venus Cup
XO Flo
Yuuki

Menstrual Cups 101

Menstrual Cup Quiz

Just follow 8 simple questions and see all menstrual cups that best match your needs. Each matching cup will have a matching score.

Unlike other quizzes online, the menstrual cups in our results are not sponsored in any way, shape, or form. The results of this quiz are solely based on the answers you will provide. We are constantly working to improve the database as we obtain and add cups.

Click here to start the quiz »

 

What is a Menstrual Cup?

Menstrual Cups are an alternative menstrual product that is typically reusable. They are worn internally to collect the menstrual flow instead of absorbing it and holds a greater capacity than an average disposable pad or tampon. Most can be worn safely for up to 12 hours depending on the amount of the menstrual flow. Since menstrual cups aren’t absorbent, they will not interfere with the body’s delicate pH or bacterial balance and will keep the flow in a liquid state as to not cause foul odors. Read More about Menstrual Cups »

 

How to use a Menstrual Cup?

Like everything else in life, it may take some time and practice to learn how to use a menstrual cup correctly. Knowing what to expect and having some tips and tricks under your belt before you begin can make a huge difference in your experience.

Topics such as various sitting or standing positions that may give you easier access, folds that will make for a comfortable inserting process, how to place the cup correctly under or around the cervix, when to empty the cup, how to remove it without pain, and some common issues that new users may face, and more, can all be found under ‘How to use’ tab.

 

How to Choose a Menstrual Cup?

Choosing your first menstrual cup can be a daunting task with so many choices available on the market these days. First of all, with menstrual cups becoming more and more popular, an influx of them are being manufactured. However, not all are of the same quality. It’s up to you to determine if you are willing to risk your health by choosing a cup that may have been made of questionable material or a cup that has been registered with its respected countries health & safety agency, (FDA – USA, TGA – Australia, Canada Heath, EMA – EU, etc). If you’re in doubt, visit the cups website, read reviews from other users who have experience with that particular brand, and seek information about them in forums or social platforms.

Many companies will have a size selection printed on the packaging based on your age or how many births you’ve had. However, these ‘rules’ aren’t always very accurate. One cup will NOT fit all. We are all different and so are cups.

Locating and measuring your cervix is one of the easiest ways to eliminate many cups that might not be comfortable or easy to work with your body. Cups come in all sorts of various shapes and sizes and while one might fit someone perfectly, it might feel uncomfortably long or be hard to reach for the next.

You may also want to think about how light or heavy your flow is so that you can select a cup with a capacity to match. Even some shorter cups that are comfortable for a low cervix, have variations that allow for a higher capacity.

These topics and more can be found at ‘How to Choose a Menstrual Cup’.

 

Cup Comparison

Already have some idea about the shape and size that you’re looking for? Visit the ‘Cup Comparison’ tool to view what brands might be within that range. You will also find some important information about the cup such as the material that it is made of, measurements, sizes, and some notes about that particular cup. Filtering or sorting examples:

For many other filtering and sorting options Enter our menstrual cup comparison tool »

 

Menstrual Cup FAQs

Everyone has questions about menstrual cups and we’re sure you will, too! In this section, you will find a plethora of common questions that are asked by both new and experienced users. Is it messy to use a menstrual cup? Can I trim the stem? Do I have to boil my cup? Can I still use a cup if I have long nails? How long will a menstrual cup last?

Find these and many other questions answered in an instant »

 

Forum

We understand that even though we tried to include a wide range of common questions and answers, you still may have one that is specific to your situation, or maybe we didn’t go into the details that you were searching for. In that case, the Menstrual Cup Review Forums might be the place for you.

Browse other questions that have been asked or submit a new one. Whether you use your name or submit your question anonymously, the admin or other Menstrual Cup Review members might be able to review and address your question personally.

 

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281 Comments
  1. Hi

    My name is Tilda and I am from Sweden. I have great ideas for menstrual cup and I am so exited and I have create a menstrual cup. I have named it Tilda because its a nice name. I have also made on for Germany.

  2. Thanks so much for the response! I tried cutting the diva cup as short as possible, it’s better but still not ideal. I’m Canada actually, I’ve been seeing a number of reviews for the saalt cup recently, specifically comparing it to the diva cup. The small looks like it might be a good option and I am able to have this one shipped here, do you think this might be a better choice for me?

    • Hi Laney!

      Cancel my previous suggestions as I thought you might be from New Zealand from one of the cups that you named.

      The Diva Cups are all the same size – 56 mm without the stem. Except for a handful, almost any other small size cup in another brand is going to be shorter than that.

      Saalt small is 45 mm without the stem, and the large is 52 mm without the stem. Even the larger Saalt Cup is shorter than an average large size cup. Both might be comfortable for you to wear. With the stems intact they are 70 mm in length and they can be trimmed easily if you still feel the same irritation.

      Since you have a light flow the capacity might be fine with the small Saalt, but I worry that it will ride up and sit higher around your cervix. This might allow the cervix to sit deeper inside of the cup and compromise the 25 ml capacity.

      If it’s feasible, I would suggest picking up their two pack – small & large just in case this happens.

  3. Hi Red Herring!

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

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

    Where do you suggest I start?

    Thank you!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

      The cups above are made of medical grade silicone.

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

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

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

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

  4. Hi,

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

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

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

    Thanks!

    • Hi Laney!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Where should I start?

    • Hi Molly!

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Venus Cup Large – This cup is a medium firmness in the body, but as a slightly firmer invisable secondary rim and upper rim. It also has an inner ring for added firmness to help get this cup to open. It has a pretty good total length and a very nice capacity.

      Total Length – 71mm
      w/o the Stem – 56mm
      Diameter – 47mm
      Capacity to the Rim – 47ml
      ———-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. Hi.

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

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

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

    What do you recommend?

    • Did you see the new Venus Cup? The size small might be something to look into 🙂

    • How about the Korui or the Menstro?

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

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

    • Hi There!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        • How about the Korui or the Menstro?

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

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

  7. Hello everyone!

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

    Lena

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

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

    • Hi Sindy!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you.
    Regards,
    Miranda

    • Hi Miranda!

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

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

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

      Another cup that migh work for you is the Venus Cup (large). It has a softer body that will be easy to pinch to release the suction. The rim is also a ‘regular’ style that will hopefully keep that extra pressure off of your bladder.

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

  10. Hi there,

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

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

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