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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).

 

5

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.

 

Additional Products

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

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

    • 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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)

    • 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!

  6. 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!

    • 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.

      • 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!

  7. 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.)

  8. 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…)

    • 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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. 🙂

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