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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.

 

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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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282 Comments
  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Hi,

    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 🙂

  4. 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??

    Thanks again!

    • 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:
      Active
      Med/high cervix
      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!

      • Hi there,

        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.

        Day 1:
        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———–

        Day 2:
        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.

        Warm Regards,

        SSadiq

      • 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.

        Best,

        SSadiq

        • 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!

  5. Hi,
    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!

    • Hi Mina!

      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.

      “V”-shaped cups:

      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!

  6. 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!!

    • Hello There!
      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:
      Venus Cup
      EvaCup
      Yuuki “Rainbow” or “Soft” version
      Casco Cup

      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!

  7. Hi!

    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.

    Thanks!!

    • Hi Katie!

      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!

  8. Good morning!
    Now, I might have a challenging question for you but I hope you may be able to help…. I had cancer of the cervix so had it removed. I now have no cervix, just a very scarred stitch in its place. My periods are incredibly painful and on day 2/3 I can feel how much I blood I can literally push out. It’s very heavy but only for a few hours. Pretty light for the other few days. That said, I would be really interested in trying a cup for both ecological reasons and I’ve heard they can help with cramps. Do you think I’d be able to wear one?? Thanks in advance for any advice. Ree x

  9. Wow, who knew there were so many options? I jut had a Mirena removed, so I haven’t had a true period in years. I’m not sure I want another one, and I am prone to very heavy periods otherwise. How do we find out if our cervix is considered high, medium, or low? Is this something the gyn tells you? I am very active and tired of having accidents. I also have stress inconvenience issues, especially when sneezing.

    • Hi Wnderlnd!

      Most, but not all, people can locate and get an approximate measurement of their cervix on their own 🙂
      Detailed instructions can be found here:
      https://menstrualcupreviews.net/how-to-choose-a-menstrual-cup/#Cervical_Height

      But basically, it’s a matter of inserting your finger during your period and taking note as to how far you can insert your finger before reaching your cervix. The 1st knuckle line (closest to your finger tip) would be considered a low cervix. The 2nd knuckle line would be medium. The 3rd knuckle line (complete finger) would be a high cervix.

      If you’re very active, I would suggest a firmer cup. A majority of the very active people who I’ve spoken to share that a firmer cup seems to work better for them. However, if you have a sensitive bladder, you might want to try a medium firm cup first so that the pressure doesn’t cause you issues.

      My daughter and I actually use our menstrual cups to help with stress incontinence leaks. The cup applies enough pressure to your urethras to stop these leaks without being too firm to cause cramping, discomfort, or pain.

      If/when you find and measure your cervix and would like some cup suggestions, I’d be happy to give you a few. 🙂

  10. I hope you’re not tired of recommending cups to people! I’m so confused on which to try. I’m in my 40’s with 2 vag births and 3 c-sections. I believe I have a medium cervix, the first 2 days of my period are pretty heavy then medium to light for 2-3 days, and my physical activity is from working at a fast food restaurant. I hope this is enough information for some suggestions. I’ve been wanting to try a menstrual cup for a couple years; I’m tired of having to buy boxes and boxes of tampons!!!!! Thank you so much for all of the work you’ve put into researching for us!

    • Hi Sandra!

      I don’t know about anyone else on this site, but I know that I got into uploading YouTube videos to help people just like you 🙂 If I didn’t think I was (hopefully) helping, I wouldn’t keep doing it!

      My, my! You have a handful! You have to be one busy person! 😀

      So normally, I don’t pay attention to age and how many pregnancies or births someone has had. You can’t really determine how comfortable a cup is going to be by using those factors. I personally like to work with cervix height (which you stated), activity (which you also stated), and if someone has a sensitive bladder. The only thing I might guess at with your pregnancies and age is that you might have some stress incontinence issues. Correct me if I’m wrong, though. Since you didn’t mention anything about a sensitive bladder, I’m going to suggest a couple/few cups that “might” work for you with the info that you have provided (along with maybe stress incontinence?).

      Having a medium cervix, you could use a good number of cups. However, since you mentioned that you have a heavy flow for the first couple of days, I would probably suggest something in a higher capacity.

      Unlike tampons, a menstrual cup is safe to use no matter how light or heavy your flow is. You don’t HAVE to match the absorbency/capacity to your flow. You can even use the cup when you’re expecting your period, but not yet bleeding.

      In fact, my daughter and I use our cups when we’re not bleeding to help with stress incontinence. The cup applies some gentle pressure to our urethra and helps stop leaks.

      Anyhow, the suggestions below are good “middle of the road” cups. They’re more of a medium/firm cup with a higher capacity, (hopefully) not too long, or too short, and will also (hopefully) be easy for a beginner to get to open.

      Monthly Cup Plus Size- A “V”- shaped cup that’s a little shorter than other large size cups on the market. It has a soft body, but a medium/firm secondary rim and top rim that may make this cup easy to open.
      Total Length: 64mm
      w/o Stem: 55mm
      Diameter: 47mm
      Capacity to the Rim: 34ml

      Venus Cup – The size is up to you. Both have a decent capacity. The large has one of the highest capacities on the market.
      Small –
      Total Length: 71mm
      w/o Stem: 47mm
      Diameter: 42mm
      Capacity to the Rim: 29ml

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

      Saalt Large- A – Bell Shaped cup that tapers to a point at the base. Bell-shaped cups are great for a medium to low cervix. This cup has a slightly flared rim but also a secondary rim which will help this cup to open. Since the flare on this cup is so slight, it may not ride up and sit as high as some of the other bell-shaped cups with a flared rims.
      Total Length: 70mm
      w/o Stem: 52mm
      Diameter: 47mm
      Capacity to the Rim: 35ml

      LaliCup Medium – Another bell-shaped cup, but this one has a regular style of rim without a flare to it. This cup has a unique channel feature that helps this cup to fold up smaller as well as helps the cup to open after it is released.
      Total Length: 73mm
      w/o Stem: 53mm
      Diameter: 43mm
      Capacity to the Rim: 36ml

      MyCup Large – A bell-shaped cup with a wide base that is rounded. Great for capacity and to help keep the cup from poking outside of the body. This cup has a slight flare to the rim, but no secondary rim. I was still able to get this cup to open without any troubles.
      Total Length: 67mm
      w/o Stem: 51mm
      Diameter: 46mm
      Capacity to the Rim: 40ml

      The average capacity is about 30ml, so you get a little more play time before having to visit a restroom. The LaliCup is one of my favs and I can use the medium for about 4-6 hours on a heavy day. They have a large size as well, which is 55mm without the stem and holds 40ml to the rim. Remember that you can trim the stem if you find that you need to.

      All of these cups have pretty good rims. I haven’t felt any extra pressure or experienced any extra cramping with them. The Lali, MyCup, and Saalt all have rims that are very similar in firmness. The Monthly Cup is the only one that has a noticeable difference being more firm than the rest.

      Check out those cups and let me know if you have any questions about them or any other cup/s that you come across that may have caught your eye 🙂
      Until then, good luck and have a great weekend!

      • Five kids does keep you extremely busy, but I wouldn’t trade one crazy second for anything! Thank you so much for your suggestions. There are so many out there I was overwhelmed. I ordered the Lali, just disappointed I’ll have to wait til my next cycle to try it 🙂

        • I only have two. They were so far apart that they were on different phases of life which kept me on my toes! They’re grown now and I’m patiently waiting for grandbabies 😛 When I announced that I was ready to be a grandma, my kids told my husband that they think I needed a new puppy!!!
          Anyhow, I’m glad that you found something that interested you. I hope the LaliCup works for you as well as it does for me. That cup has the longest running on my top three favorites list.
          Please stop by again if you need any further help or have additional questions.
          Congrats on your choice and Good Luck!! <3
          btw...Happy (belated) Mama's Day!

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