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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’.
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Hello! I’ve been wanting to try a menstrual cup but have been feeling pretty overwhelmed with which one to try. I understand it can be a bit of a trial and error process but I’m hoping with some research, I can reduce the number of trials I need before I find a good fit!
I live in Canada and am limited to the brands on Amazon Prime Canada: Eva Cup, Blossom, Fleur cup, super Jennie, Lola cup, Athena cup and Anytime. I know there are other brands I can have shipped to Canada, but I don’t want to spend too much money on something that might not fit well.
I’m 27 and have never been pregnant. I’m not sure how high my cervix is but I think it is medium to high. I use super tampons with no issues. I’m pretty active so I would want one that is could play sports and go hiking without issues. I would imagine a cup with a larger diameter wouldn’t be too comfortable, so I guess a narrower cup may be better?
Looking forward to your suggestions! Thanks in advance.
Hi! I highly recommend diva cup. I was really sceptical at first too, it does take practice, but i love my diva cup now. It’s the only brand I’ll use now. I’ve found the cheaper ones to be way less firm than I need them to be.
Age 44 with 2 grown up kids. I bought the bigger size diva cup (wished i bought the smaller one) but struggles to put it on everytime, but when placed correctly you will have no discomfort and no leak or stain (id wear liner just in case). Its messy to put on for me. Its great for 6-12 hours.
With so many cups on the market these days, I can understand the feeling of being overwhelmed by choosing just ONE. Some people buy the first cup that they come across (normally the Diva) and it works perfectly for them! Others aren’t so fortunate 🙁
I hope that I can help you narrow down a few cups.
First of all, is there a reason that you think a larger diameter wouldn’t be comfortable for you? My daughter is younger than you, has never been pregnant and prefers the larger cups for the capacity. She also finds that they stay in place better than some of the narrower cups (which, depending on the shape of the cup will slide down for her).
The way that I narrow down/suggest cups are not based on age or if the person has been pregnant. I feel that certain situations or experiences get better results. If someone were to follow the age/pregnancy “rule” then it would be simple to say, “get any cup in a small”. Which doesn’t seem to work out for many.
For someone who is not sure of cervical height, I would normally suggest something in the “middle”. More of the “average” large size cup or medium instead of small.
Using the size of a tampon really doesn’t give me the best idea as tampons can be inserted into the vaginal fornix NEXT to the cervix. This area expands upward and outward to accommodate a variety of shapes and sizes including toys, a penis, a baby…etc.
With the information that you have provided: med/high cervix and that you’re active, there are still many cups that sound like they would be fine. Do you have any bladder or bowel sensitivities? Is your flow light or heavy? How long before you need to change your “super” tampon?…these would help me determine your situation a little better.
Sadly, if I suggest a cup or cups at this point, it’s going to be a shot in the dark for me too 🙁
Hi, I really want to use a cup, but am not sure what to use. I am nineteen and have not had a child by vaginal birth. I would say my flow is from light to average. I am not tampon compatible they have never worked for me. After lots of research, I am intimidated by a more firmcup, but am afraid that a more flexible would not open. Thanks
Hi could you please recommend a cup for me.. physically active, medium flow, bladder sensitivities, cervix position unsure. Thank you
Thank you for including the info that you could.
Since you have a sensitive bladder but are also physically active, I would start off in the middle with firmness. That way, you can determine if you need something a little more soft or a little more firm if the first cup you choose to try feels uncomfortable.
I choose mostly large sizes (one medium), but if you’re more comfortable with a small, then that’s okay too but you may find yourself emptying your cup more frequently.
Here are the cups that come to mind for your “stats”:
Lena Cup “Sensitive”
These are listed in order from the softest body to the firmest.
All but the EvaCup are on the shorter side of the “average” sized large just in case you have a medium to low cervix.
Check those out and let me know if you have any questions, concerns or need some extra info about them.
Hi I am Ashna,
Mother of a 18 mnths old baby. Age 27. I would like to use menstural cups but i dont know which one will be the best cup for me. And i dont know about my cervix details and all. Can you please help me for choosing a right cup for me.
You can check out the link below and see if there’s any info that you can fill in even if you don’t locate and measure your cervix. It’s going to be a shot in the dark for me to suggest some cups for you if I don’t know anything about your situation.
Your age and how many pregnancies/births you’ve had really doesn’t play into how I narrow down cups. More info on that is in the link, too.
Hi I’ve been researching for the right Cup for me but I’m still unsure. I am a virgin who is quite active and I do not know whether my cervix is high,medium, or low. Is there a Cup that is pretty versatile that I could give a try?
Being that you’re active and a virgin, I would suggest a cup a bit more in the middle on firmness and probably something in a size small.
Here are a few cups that come to mind:
Yuuki “Rainbow” or “Soft” – small – Both firmness versions are more of a medium. The silicone is nice and “poppy”. Most people find that these open easily without a lot of help.
LaliCup – small or medium – This cup was designed with a unique channel pattern that helps it fold smaller as well as helps it open when the fold is released.
Venus Cup – small – This cup has a decent capacity for a small sized cup. It’s of medium firmness and has no markings on the outside for a comfortable insertion process.
Saalt Cup – small – This cup has a good firmness in the body which will help it open easily.
All of these cups have a good sturdy stem if your cervix ends up being on the medium to high side.
Monthly Cup – normal size – This cup has a firmer rim which helps it open, but the body is on the softer side. The body is narrow but is quite a bit longer than the others on this list. This cup has a short stem with a ball end, but since this cup is on the longer side, I’m hoping that the “fit” will be okay.
See if any of these interest you. If you have additional questions about one of these cups or any others, I’d be happy to try to answer them for you.
Hello! I’m 38 with 3 children. I’m trying to use Mooncup but it keeps leaking and sometimes going up and hiding… I’ve got low cervix but with a very weak pelvic floor (working on it…). I think my cup is simply turning inside me. Could you recommend a cup for me?
The MoonCup is a narrow cup, and I have heard many others with the same issues that you’re experiencing. I would suggest trying a cup that’s a bit wider. It may help keep your cup in place while also providing you a higher capacity. Since the rim of the MoonCup is on the firmer side, I didn’t worry about picking something that was also on the firmer side. If you have concerns about that, let me know and I’ll see what else I can come up with.
Here are a few cups that I think might work:
MyCup (large) 40ml to the rim
LaliCup (medium) 36ml to the rim
Saalt Cup (large) 35ml to the rim
These three cups are about the same size (body length) or shorter than the MoonCup.
If your flow is on the lighter side:
Super Jennie (small) 32ml to the rim
MyCup (small) 29ml to the rim
My cervix is high, my flow is quite heavy for the first 2 days and is gradually lighter for the next several days. I’m not very active, my most active days are when I work at a cafe and have to move around making drinks and taking orders, otherwise I’m just at home or working at an office. Not very sensitive bladder. I’ve tried the small cup from RebelKate (bell-shaped, 39mm diameter I think) but it hurts trying to get it inside my vagina — I think my vagina opening is small/tight or I just don’t know the right way to get it in.
Can you suggest some types of menstrual cups for me as well as some ways to make it easier to get the cup inside my vag? Thanks a lot. 🙂
The “RebelKate” cup as you know it, seems to give several of us a problem with opening. I too had some troubles with this cup (under a different name), but my daughter did not. I also had some issues with the LuvUr Body cup which has that same dip in right under the rim. It seemed to me that it makes the cup softer in that area and didn’t allow it to open as easily as I would like. This cup also does not have a secondary rim which helps the cup to pop open.
Being that you have a high cervix, not extremely active, and don’t have bladder sensitivities, you have a wide range of cups to choose from.
I would probably suggest something that’s a little firmer since you had some troubles, but nothing too firm right from the start.
I would also suggest a “V”-shaped cup for the length.
Some cups that might work better for you are:
LaliCup (medium) – This cup has a wider diameter than the small RK Cup. However, this cup was designed with a unique channel pattern that allows this cup to fold up smaller as well as helps this cup to open when pressure is released. This cup is bell-shaped but has a regular style rim that doesn’t seem to ride up as high as cups with a flared rim. The shape of this cup allows more capacity.
Venus Cup (small) – This cup has a decent capacity for a small sized cup. Although it’s not a “V”-shaped cup, it is narrow and has a long stem for an easy reach for your high cervix. This cup is a medium firmness.
EvaCup (small) – This cup has a slightly larger diameter but also features a secondary rim that travels lower on the body to help the rim to open. Less struggle to get a cup to open may = less pain 🙂
Diva Cup (small) – Again, the diameter is slightly wider, but this cup is still narrow to the base, It’s longer with some firmness to the rim and secondary rim.
Yuuki “Rainbow” or “Soft” (small) – Even though the “Rainbow” version is the softest version the Yuuki Cup has to offer, it still has a good spring back to the silicone. The “Soft” version is closer to a medium firm “average” cup.
VCup (from India) – I would consider this a long cup. The body is longer than the Diva Cup and is quite a bit more firm, but also stays narrow to the base.
Monthly Cup (size normal) – This cup has a soft body but the rim is pretty firm and should open easily.
If you’re still having some troubles getting a cup to slide in, you can use some WATER-based lube 🙂
Hi Red Herring,
First off, I think you’re amazing. Thank you so much for taking so much time out of your day to help/review all these cups. Your videos have helped me narrow down which cup would best fit me.
I’m 27 years old. I’m moderately active (I workout indoors 4-5 days a week for about an hour). My flow is heavier on the first 3-4 days of my cycle and then it calms down. On my heaviest days, I soak through a super size pad in 4 hours. I have a medium high cervix (my middle finger is all the way in when I can touch my cervix)
I’ve been using the Diva cup (small) with the stem cut off and it worked great at first but then the dreaded leaks started. Plus I started cramping like HELL.. I finally figured out that the capacity was just not high enough to support my heavy flow days. I bought a super jennie thinking it’ll help with the flow and OMG! It felt like I had a balloon inside my vagina. The capacity was great but it made me feel “full”. It just wasn’t working so I ordered a super jennie small. That was WAY more comfortable but I still leaked (just like I did with the diva. Comfortable but leaked on my heavier days). So I figured out I need a RIM that’s close to the diva’s rim (43 mm), a V shaped cup, but a LARGER capacity. So my hunt began.
For 8 months I’ve tried the Lily cup (was too soft and wouldn’t open. It was also a tad too long so I hacked off the stem completely. I injured the inside of my vagina trying to get it to open). That was a disaster- I cried.
Then I tried the super jennie small again and it was comfortable because the rim was smaller but it kept leaking (probably because it’s a rounded cup and kept riding up. My cervix would probably dip into it compromising the capacity of it).
After taking several “tests” I’ve been recommended the Fleur cup (which I don’t think would fit me well because my body seems to like V shaped cups), the Lena Sensitive (again a bell shaped cup), the Si-Bell cup Large (any rim larger than 43mm is uncomfortable plus this is a super soft cup).
Here’s what I think would work best but I need your help/advice. Either the Evacup (small), Organicup or the LaliCup (small or medium).
What are your thoughts on this? Are there any other cups out there that fit my criteria better? I need a cup that has a 43mm rim or less, v shaped cup because of my medium high cervix, and a large capacity.
The lilycup small looked promising but besides it being suuuuuper soft, it was hard to open and a tad too long. Please help??
Thank you so much for all of your kind words 🙂 I’m happy to hear that you find some of my videos helpful. It’s comments like yours that keep me going!
I can feel your frustration in your post 🙁 I’m so sorry that you haven’t found your “Goldilocks” cup yet, but you do sound determined as ever to find it! I can tell you’ve been doing a LOT of research and I’m glad to hear you know what you likely need or want in a cup. I can’t make you any promises, but hopefully, I can at least get you closer to what you’re looking for…..a decent capacity for the heavy days, & comfort.
Some notes that you’ve included:
Heavy bleeding first 3-4 days
Diva small – leaking, cramping
SJ large felt too big
SJ small – leaking
Lily Cup – too long, soft, won’t open
Considering EvaCup small, OrganiCup or LaliCup small or medium.
43mm rim or less
I don’t know what it is about the Diva, but I hear a lot of complaints that it causes extra cramping. I mean, it’s a great cup…for some, but for many others, it’s either too long or causes cramps. I’m one of the ones who experienced extra cramping with it although I’ve used very similar cups and cups that were way softer or way more firm. Strange isn’t it, that just a slight change will make or break?
Anyhow, I agree with you about the bell-shaped cups with a flared rim. They may “fit” your body well, but they’ll probably ride up and be harder to reach AND lessen the capacity since your cervix will sit deeper into the cup.
I’m wondering if it’s the diameter of the rim or the shape of the cup that didn’t work for you with the Super Jennie (large). It is a widebody cup, so that may have been the cause of the “balloon” feeling.
The large LaliCup might actually work for you if you want to take a chance. They may be offered in a two pack (on a couple of sites). If they are and it’s feasible, I would try both the medium and large. (Don’t forget that I have discount codes in almost every description box of my videos)
Although the large has a 46mm diameter, the body is more narrow than the SJ large and without the stem it’s 10mm shorter than the Lily Cup without its stem. It’s up to you… 🙂
Here are the cups you had in question (and the small Diva for comparison):
Small EvaCup: 25ml to the rim
Small LaliCup: 27ml to the rim
Medium LaliCup: 36ml to the rim
Small OrganiCup: 25ml to the rim
Small Diva: 27ml to the rim
I would definitely say to try the medium LaliCup even if you want to pass on the large. It sounds like all of the smaller cups are riding up too much for you. You need the length so your cervix doesn’t compromise all of the capacity, PLUS the semi-rounded body for added capacity.
I honestly don’t think that you’ll be satisfied with the other small cups that you mentioned. I feel like you’ll probably have the same issues with overflowing sooner than you expect 🙁
I don’t work out as much as you do, but so far, I haven’t experienced any problems with the LaliCup leaking or collapsing while doing various activities including lifting, hula hoop :P, biking, trikking (3 wheel scooter), pilates, yoga, swimming, elliptical and intercourse.
Two other cups that I might suggest is the small MyCup NZ or the Venus Cup. I’m a bit worried that you might have the same outcome as the small SJ, but the Venus Cup small or large might be a good match. Both sizes have a decent capacity. In fact, the large has one of the highest capacities on the market at 47ml. The body on these cups are on the softer side, but have an invisible secondary rim to help them to open. The large has an inner ring for added firmness without being too firm.
I’ll have the Merula XL soon, but that one might give you that “balloon” feeling, too 🙁
Well, those are my thoughts….
I hope I addressed everything you were wondering about and I hope that you find something or that the LaliCup works out for you (if you end up getting it).
I’ll keep my fingers crossed!!
If you have any others questions, concerns or new brainstorms, feel free to reply!
Until then, hugssss & happy browsing!
How’s the flu now? How was graduation? Awh, you must be so proud 😀
Ok, so I wrote ALL this down and accidentally hit “post” and my server failed. So this is effort number 2 😛 I sent you an email as well but I don’t think I got the email address write. Anyhoo, I need your help again 🙁 The lalicup worked PERFECTLY except for the fact that the seal kept breaking on it’s own. It suctions well but then, after 4-6 hours it leaks. It’s not wipe-away blood either, it’s like proper droplets coming out. I’m really desperate for an answer, Red Herring. I’m ready to give up 🙁
I kept a log to record my experience with the Lali cup so far (I’m on the third day of my period). Unfortunately, it’s not working for me 🙁 I thought it would be a good idea to keep a period log so I could give you as much detail as possible. Maybe you can help me figure out what I’m doing wrong.
Some notes so far:
1. I checked my cervix, it’s still pretty high (my entire middle finger was in before I felt it)
2. My cervix sits towards the back and lower part of my canal. Does that make sense? I don’t know if I’m explaining it right, but I read somewhere that for some women, their cervix sits towards the back and top of the vagina. Mine is towards the bottom. Don’t know if this matters but I made a note of it anyway 🙂
3. I also noted that when the cup leaked (and I’d go to remove it) there would be blood ALL around the outside of the cup. There’s also all this mucus-ey stuff that might be the reason the seal just breaks.
4. Other than it leaking A LOT, the cup was comfortable! I didn’t feel like a water balloon was in my vagina, didn’t feel any poking or anything. I had loads of trouble getting it to open though (but it wasn’t as bad as getting the lily cup to open). I tried the c fold (facing up), the c fold (facing down – I used the technique you use to get your super jennie to open), the 7 fold and the punch down fold.
Ok, now for my period log. I’ve included timestamps, folding techniques used, how full the cup was when it was removed.
Time inserted: 7:00 AM
Flow – Capacity used: Light – 7ml
Fold used: C-fold (facing down). Used your SJ technique. I had to fumble with it I got it open
Removal time: 7:00 PM
Issues: None. No leaks. Very comfortable
Hours cup caused no leaks: 12
Thoughts: OMFG! This cup is FANTASTIC! This is my goldilocks cup!
———– Went to bed, woke up at 6:20 am to it leaking BAD———–
Removal time: 6:30 am
Flow – Capacity used: Heavy – 15ml (but there was blood/mucus on the outside of the cup)
Reinserted the cup: 6:35 am
Fold used: C-fold (SJ technique). Fumbled a little again but checked the rim and my cervix wasn’t outside it.
Issues: The cup wasn’t “popping” open as easily as I thought it would, but whatever, I got it to open in the end.
———— After an hour, I noticed leaks———————
Removal time: 7:30 am
Flow: Heavy – 5ml in one hour (blood/mucus outside the cup)
Reinserted the cup: 7:35 am
Fold used: Punch down fold – was slightly easier to get it to pop open but there was still some fumbling
——— Leaks after 6 hours————————-
Removal time: 1:30 pm
Flow: Heavy – 15ml – mucus and blood on the rim of the cup
Reinserted cup: 1:35 pm
Fold used: Punch down fold
———–Leaks after 2.5hours ————
Removal time: 4:00 pm
Flow: Heavy – 7ml – blood and mucus on the outside of the cup
Reinserted: 4:00 pm
Techniques used: I dried the air holes with toilet paper as well as the rim. That way I know water in the airholes isn’t causing weaker suction
Fold used: c-fold facing up – fumbled A LOT. The cup wasn’t opening properly but eventually, it opened.
————–Getting ready for bed at 8:00 but I had no leaking issues——————
Removal time: 8:00 pm
Flow: Heavy – 15ml
Reinserted: 8:05 pm
Technique: dried the airholes and rim with paper
Fold used: c fold – facing up – again, fumbled a lot
————–Woke up at 5:30 am with MAJOR (AND I MEAN MAJOR) leaks but stuffed tissues down there and slept for longer ————–
Removal time: 7:00 am
Flow: Heavy – 7 ml (some of it must have leaked out but this was all that was left in the cup)- there was mucus and blood on the outside
Reinserted it 7:05 am
Fold used: first tried the 7 fold. I don’t think it sealed properly so I went back to the c fold facing up.
Technique: Dried the airholes and rim with toilet paper
———- FML! Leaks within an hour ————-
Removal time: 8:00 am
Flow: Medium – only 3 ml in the cup- mucus and blood on the outside
Reinserted: 8:05 am
Fold used: c fold upwards
Technique: dried airholes with TP
Thoughts: This cup is so comfortable but it keeps leaking. When I insert it, I make sure my cervix isn’t hanging outside it by running my finger along the rim. I use all the cup suction techniques I know (I twist the cup gently and tug at it a little to feel the suction, which I do). It’s not like the cup is overflowing (it’s capacity is 30 – 36 ml and I’m barely hitting 25!). It’s slightly difficult to open but not as bad as the lily cup. I didn’t experience any cramping. It held up when I exercised. I’m trying REALLY hard for this cup to work. I’m starting to feel like a cup reject. Maybe my vagina is all wonky and I have the only vagina in the world that doesn’t have a goldilocks cup. I’m a freak!!! you see why I need your help?
I’m desperate for your advice. I don’t know who to turn to. I’m considering going back to pads and tampons now 🙁 I was wondering whether I should try the:
1. Diva 2 (I cramped and leaked with Diva 1 which is why I’m hesitant on the size 2. Maybe the rim is too firm, which is why I cramped. I know you had the same issue with the diva cup. Also, the rim is 46 mm, which the SJ large has made me scared of. However, the Diva is a V shaped cup and the SJ was a balloon shaped cup.
2. The Eva 2 (I’m worried this will be too soft. I know it’s softer the diva, which is good, but is it too soft? I don’t know. Again, the rim is 46mm.)
3. The organicup 2 (so the rim is 45 on this which is not too far off from the 44.2 mm width of the lali cup)
I’ve just started working and I don’t have enough money saved to keep on buying cups. Is there something I’m doing wrong with the Lali cup? The two reasons I can think of as to why it’s leaking is that I’m either not folding it right or it’s too soft. Even when it opens and suctions to my walls, the suction breaks when my flow is heavy. I need something that I can rely on for AT LEAST 8 hours if not 10 (but 10 would be IDEAL). I can’t take sick days of work every month when I have my period 🙁
Please help. I really want this cup to work. As always, thank you so much for your patience with these long emails. I truly admire your dedication to helping others with their menstrual problems. I’m looking forward to your reply.
Thank you so so much! I’ll order one and try it out for my next cycle. I’ll report back soon 🙂
You’ve made this so much easier. I really hope this works.
Keep up the great work with everything. Lots of hugs and well wishes.
Thank you! I need those hugs and well wishes. I’ve had the flu all week 🙁 It’s kicking my butt! Plus I’ve had family flying in cause my youngest is graduating tomorrow :O No time to be sick!
I’m excited about your purchase 🙂 I hope it goes well for you. Good Luck and have a great weekend!
I had a Rubycup medium that I have lost. So I am now searching for a replacement cup.
A year or so after getting the rubycup, I started a regular yoga practice. I did notice that my cup was leaking very often. I thought that was a normal thing but looking on internet, I realized that it is not.
I am now practising yoga regularly, as well as Pilates. I would say I practise 4 times a week and I also bike everywhere (I rarely use my car). So I am quite active.
I am 28, I have not given birth, I have a medium/high cervix. I am also usually sensitive but at the same time I am quite active (so I suppose my pelvic floor muscles are good).
In regards to my flow, I would say that I have a couple of days with higher flow and then it is normal then light.
I was thinking of trying the rubycup small, but since the medium was leaking, I am a bit hesitating. I was thinking maybe the medium size was too big and the cup is soft (which was great for my sensitivity but might also be the reason why it was leaking).
What would you advise me to try for my new cup?
I have spent quite a while researching but I am still getting confused. I did have the Fleurcup in mind maybe, or the Lunette cup or the rubycup small.
Thank you for your help!
Since you have a medium/high cervix, I would probably suggest someone more “V” shaped or something that was a little longer in length than the Ruby.
The Ruby cup is on the short side which may be causing you the issue of leaking. Do you find that this cup migrates higher? It seems to be a common thing with “bell”-shaped cups, even more so with “bell”-shaped cups that have a flared rim like the Fleur.
If a cup is riding up and sitting higher, it may allow your cervix to drop deeper into the cup which can compromise the capacity.
Going smaller might not be the ticket for those with a high cervix. If the cup rides up high and your cervix moves up higher (normally middle to the end of your period), the cup may be harder to reach. If you don’t have any worries about reaching a short cup then it’s fine, but I would still suggest something either wider in the body or with a bit of length for added capacity to accommodate your cervix AND your flow.
Here’s a few cups that might interest you. I’ve included the Lunette since it’s one on your list. However, I didn’t include the Fleur.
Lunette (large) – The Lunette is slightly shorter than many of the “average” large cups out there. It is considered a firm cup. Nice and “poppy” for getting the cup to open, but may not be comfortable for someone who has a sensitive bladder (sensitive as in pain, not incontinence).
Monthly Cup (plus size) – This cup is about the same length as the Lunette, but both the body and rim are a bit softer.
EvaCup (large) – This cup is slightly longer than the two cups above. It is also a little softer than the Monthly Cup in both the rim and body. However, the EvaCups secondary rim travels higher up the body to help this cup to open.
Yuuki “Rainbow” (large) – This is one of the longer “V” shaped cups out there that also has a slightly higher capacity than the “average” large @ approx 38ml. The “Rainbow” version is the softest cup that they offer, but still has a nice spring to the rim.
If you would rather stick to more “bell” shaped cups, here are a couple that might give you the capacity and comfort, as well as hold up while performing your activities.
MyCup NZ (large) – The body on the cup is about the same length as the Ruby. However, the body doesn’t taper as quickly to the base as the Ruby Cup does. Although this cup is on the shorter side, it still holds 40ml. The rim is a tad softer than the Ruby, but because the body stays rounded out, the body may feel a little on the firmer side.
Venus Cup (large) – This cup is of average length compared to other large menstrual cups on the market. The body is on the softer side but it also has an invisible secondary rim and an inner rim for some added firmness to the upper half the the cup to help it to open. This cup holds 47ml to the top of the rim.
LaliCup (large) – This cup probably looks the most like the Ruby Cup among the cups that I’ve mentioned. However it is about 4mm longer. This cup holds 40ml to the rim and has a unique channel pattern that helps this cup fold up easier and smaller, as well as helps it open when the pressure is released. The rim on this cup is slightly more firm, but because of the channels, the body feels softer.
See if any of these cups catch your eye. If you need more info about them, feel free to reply 🙂
Until then, happy browsing and good luck!
Hello so I am really unsure about what cup I need to buy.
I got to the gym once a week so i think my condition is below average
I have a high cervix
my bladder is kind of sensitive
I havent given birth
first 2 days of my period are heavy after that not really
I am below 20
I hope you can help! thanks!!
For a high cervix, I would suggest a cup that’s “V”-shaped.
For a semi-sensitive bladder, I would try to stick to more medium/soft cups.
Births and age don’t really play a role in the way that I choose a cup for someone unless they are not comfortable with penetration or have no experience with it in any way (tampon, finger, intercourse…etc.).
The cups that come to mind would be:
Yuuki “Rainbow” or “Soft” version
The size is up to you. The larger cups would give you more length (easier reach for a high cervix) as well as the capacity for your heavier days. The small would be fine but you may have to work a bit more to reach the cup, and you would need to empty them more frequently on your two first days.
The EvaCup and Yuuki Cup small sizes are shorter than their counterparts. The Casco small is the same length as the large but has a narrower diameter.
If you need more info on any of these cups or would like me to suggest a few more, feel free to reply 🙂
Until then, happy browsing!
I was wondering what you would recommend for a first time user with a high cervix and medium activity (I live in Berlin as a tour guide, so I walk a lot, but I don’t run or play sports). I have no idea about bladder sensitivity, though. I am getting my mirena taken out next week and haven’t had a period in about 8 years, so I’m quite nervous about this.
With a high cervix, you could probably pick almost any cup. However, I would suggest starting with a more “V”-shape or a bell-shape with a regular rim and a medium firmness.
“V”-shape or bell-shape with a regular rim – Since you have a high cervix, these cups will give you the length to be able to reach the cup without hunting for it or having a hard time reaching it.
Bell-shaped cups may give you more capacity if your period ends up being heavy. Remember that you don’t have to match the absorbancy to the flow like a tampon. It’s safe to use a large/high capacity cup even if you’re not bleeding – like when you’re expecting your period but it hasn’t started yet or when you have continual spotting.
Medium Firmness – If you’re unsure if you have any sensitivities bladder or bowl, the middle of the road firmness is the best place to start. You can then adjust the firmness with another cup up or down (softer or firmer).
People who stop using birth control sometimes experience heavy bleeding when their periods return since the hormones are trying to balance back out. A menstrual cup may be a great option since most of the hold more than a regular tampon.
Some great cups that you might check into are:
“V” Shaped Cups:
Yuuki “Soft” (large) – This cup is a bit longer than the “average” large size cups on the market. The “soft” version is actually their middle option in firmness. In comparison to other cups, it’s more of a medium firm cup. This cup holds just under 40ml.
EvaCup (large) – This cup has a soft body, but the secondary rim is positioned higher on the body and helps this cup to open. It’s of “average” capacity at 30ml.
MonthlyCup (Plus size) – Another average capacity at 34ml. This cup has a softer body, but has a nice “poppy” rim and a sturdy short stem.
Bell-Shaped Cups with a Regular Rim:
LaliCup (medium or large) – This cup has a unique channel pattern that travels around the body. It helps the cup fold up easier and smaller, while it also helps the cup to open when pressure is released. This cup is bell-shaped with a regular rim. The medium size capacity is equal to or holds more than other large size cups. The large LaliCup is one of the few 40ml+ capacity cups out there. With it’s bell-shape, this cup holds a good amount of flow without the added length.
All of these *should* hold up with all of the walking. I’ve done more vigorous activities with each of these and have used them for full days without any issues. I can’t guarantee you’ll have the same experience as I have, but it’s someplace to start 🙂
If you have additional questions about these cups or any others, feel free to reply 🙂
Until then, good luck and happy browsing!