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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’m considering the Fleur cup. I’ve never used a cup before but I am so sick of tampons and pads and I want to make a change.

    I have:
    – Medium to high cervix
    – A very heavy flow for the first 2 days and a light flow for the remainder of my period
    – Given birth vaginally once
    – No significant problems with my bladder/incontinence
    – An average fitness/physical activity level.

    The Fleur cup seems to be a good option for me, but I see that they offer it in two sizes and I don’t really know what to choose.

    They offer a pack of 2 with one small + one large, in your experience is it useful to have 2 cups to use on heavy/light days?

    Thanks for your feedback!

    • Hi Mimi!

      I’m so happy to hear that you’re going to attempt to switch to reusable menstrual cups! Congrats!!
      Based on the info that you included, the Fleur Cup may work for you 🙂

      If you only want to purchase one cup, I would suggest the large – 1. for the capacity on your heavier days (cups are fine to use even when you’re not bleeding so it’s fine when you’re on your light days, too!), 2. because the large has some length to it that may make it easier for you to reach when come time for removal (med-high cervix).

      I personally like to have at least two to three different cups. Either in a different size, shape or firmness and either in the same brand or different. Since our cervix moves positions during our cycle, it may be lower on certain days than other which may make a longer cup feel uncomfortable or feel like it may be too large. That’s when the small…or a different shape/size would come in handy.

      If/when your cervix moves up higher, it may make a small/short cup harder to reach especially if it creates a tight seal/suction.

      If it’s feasible for you, I would get the small/large two pack.
      Good Luck & Happy Earth Day!

  2. Wondering if anyone can offer suggestions for me to try. I’ve been using the Lena Sensitive small for several months. I have a light flow, medium cervix, tilted uterus, some stress incontinence/weaker pelvic floor, mid-30’s, and have had 0 pregnancies/children. The cup is mostly great, but I find that on my heaviest days that my cup tends to slide down to the point I can easily feel it at my vaginal opening. During the beginning and end of my cycle I don’t seem to have this problem. Should I try a larger and/or firmer cup? I opted for the small because my cycles are quite light, but maybe I should try a larger size and/or firmer cup to have the increased diameter/rigidity??? Thank you in advance.

    • Hi Julie!

      Usually, if a cup is moving; sliding or shifting, it’s the wrong shape or size. Bell-shaped cups with a flared rim tend to ride up and sit higher than normal. Great for a medium to low cervix and may make it easier for those with a tilted cervix as the flared rim can “scoop” it up.

      I would probably suggest the large “original” Lena Cup, if you’d like to stay with the same brand. The large may help the cup stay in place. Your age and if you’ve been pregnant don’t really matter if the cup isn’t perfect for you 🙁
      I suggested the “original” because it is on the firmer side and may help apply a bit of pressure on your urethra to stop stress incontinence.

      On a side note, according to fertility specialists, our cervix move height positions throughout our cycle. It’s that the highest point during ovulation and then starts to move down as we near our period. During our period it’s at the lowest point. So your cervix may be causing the cup to be ill-fitting during its transitions.

      You may want to invest in a backup cup to have during those days. It’s great to have options!
      If you want to give another cup a try, I would recommend checking out the new Saalt Cup 🙂
      Good Luck!! <3

  3. Omg, I cannot remove my cup! It’s fairly firm with a stem (RebelKate), and it seems to be turned on its side!! I’ve tried relaxation, pushing, etc. and nothing is working. Any suggestions??

    • Hi Amy!
      I’m guessing/hoping that you were able to remove your cup 🙁
      I had a similar experience with a cup that was too short for my very high cervix and needed the assistance of my husband to remove it 🙁 It was frustrating and a little scary.
      Some people don’t feel that cervical height is a factor in choosing a cup, but I feel that this is the exact reason it’s important to at least know the approximate height.
      If you are willing to try another cup and would like a suggestion, I’d be happy to help narrow some down for you that might be comfortable and REACHABLE!
      <3 Sorry that happened to you.

  4. So ive been using the diva cup now for 2 cycles and i can get it in very comfortably in the morning and not feel it all day. but when i go to change it in the evening i cant seem to get it in high enough. and its incredibly uncomfortable. and i have a hard time peeing. but these problems only seem to happen in the evening…. and sometimes around supper time a start to leak even though the cup is only 3/4 full. i just checked my cervics and i can get about 3/4 of my pointer finger up before reaching my cervics. im getting really frustrated maybe someone can help me? i should also say im using the diva cup size 2 and have given birth vaginally.

    • Hi Brittany!
      The part of your comment that stood out to me was, ” i cant seem to get it high enough. it sticks out of the opening of my vagina.”
      The Diva Cup is considered a longer cup. It’s a great cup, but a lot of people seem to have the same issues as you while wearing it.
      Our cervix moves all the time. Coughing, sneezing, laughing, bearing down in anyway makes it jump around. It also moves into different positions during our cycle. According to fertility specials, our cervix is at the highest point when we’re ovulating and at the low point when we’re menstruating. I know that at the beginning of my period, my cervix is on the lower side. As low as my middle knuckle. During the middle and end of my period, my cervix starts to move up and I can insert my entire finger until the knuckle on my fist.
      So…are you not able to insert the cup completely ONLY at night or is it during certain days of your period?
      If you find that it’s happening on certain days, I would suggest having a backup cup for those days. Maybe something a little shorter or bell-shaped. I like to have a couple of cups on hand for those days 🙁
      On the other side, you also may be correct about dryness. If you haven’t tried a water-based personal lube to help ease the cup in yet, give that a try. In fact, try that first before you go shopping for another cup.
      If that’s not doing the trick, I might suggest something like the LaliCup, Saalt Cup, Fleur, Lena, or even the Lunette (shorter) or others similar in height.
      Here are some cups that are on the market: Cup Comparison

      We chatted a little on YouTube, so I’m going to add here that if you don’t have any troubles reaching your cup without a stem, you can also try turning the cup inside out to see if it feels more comfortable. I would suggest trying this first before running out to buy a new cup.
      Good Luck!

  5. Hi there. Out of desperation one day I went out and bought a diva cup 2 because I couldn’t use a tampon comfortably after giving birth. I’m in my mid 30s, 2 vaginal births, and heavy flow. My cervix is mid-low (about 43mm?). Was wondering if you could suggest another cup that would suit me more. I’m from Canada and they only distribute diva cup here unfortunately but I’m willing to find it online and see if it can be shipped here! It’s my first time using a cup and I found the diva cup hard to open fully. Even though I watched many how to videos. I can’t seem to get my finger in there with the cup to release and fix the suction. I’m guess that means the diva cup diameter is too big? Also I have a sensitive bladder so can’t seem to empty fully with the diva cup inside. I’ve made do with the diva cup for now because it feels much better than a tampon but am looking to find a cup that fits better. Also worried purchasing a softer cup will help with the bladder but will be tough to open. Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Jen!
      First of all, congrats on making the switch. I’m glad that you weren’t put off by the cup even though your initial experience wasn’t perfect.
      Having a mid-low cervix, a heavy period and a sensitive bladder, I would suggest looking into a bell-shaped cup either with or without a flared rim. Also, something with a higher capacity if/when possible.
      For comparison:
      Diva Cup large –
      w/o stem – 56mm
      diameter – 45mm
      capcity to rim – 30ml

      Some cups that might interest you would be:
      LaliCup medium –
      w/o stem – 53mm
      diameter – 43mm
      capacity to the rim – 36ml

      LaliCup large –
      w/o stem – 55mm
      diameter – 46mm
      capacity to the rim – 40ml

      The LaliCup is a bell-shaped cup with a regular style rim. Bell-shaped tend to sit higher than “V” shaped cups like the V cup. The base is round, which helps keep the cup from (hopefully) poking outside of your body. This cup has a unique body design that consists of channels. These channels help the cup fold up smaller and easier while helping the cup to pop open upon release.
      The rim of the LaliCup is about the same firmness as the DivaCup. However, since the secondary rim is a thinner band, together the two rims on the LaliCup feels a tad softer.

      Lena Cup “Sensitive” version in large –
      w/o stem – 52mm
      diameter – 44mm
      capacity to the rim – 30ml

      This cup is bell-shaped with flared rim. This one may ride up and sit higher having a flared rim. The capacity is the same or about the same as the Diva large, but the shape and softer rim may give you the comfort that you’re looking for.

      Super Jennie (SJ) large –
      w/o stem – 52mm
      diameter – 47mm
      capacity to the rim – 42ml

      This cup is one of the higher capacity cups on the market. It’s bell-shaped with a regular style rim. The rim is a tad softer than the rim on the Diva Cup, but the SJ doesn’t have a thick secondary rim which may ease some of the bladder pressure. (I’m comparing the dark blue cup to the Diva as the blue was confirmed by the company to be slightly more firm than the rest of the colors)

      The body on each of these cups may be soft enough for you to collapse the side of the cup with one finger if you need to nudge it and break the seal to remove the cup or just to reposition it.
      The SJ may be the one that gives you troubles opening. It’s been pegged for being a softer cup and the wide shape causes it to seem even softer.

      Let me know if you need more info about these cups or any others that catch your eye.
      You can view and compare these cups and other at Cup Comparison

      Until then, Good Luck & Happy Cup Hunting! 🙂

  6. I purchased a small cup from RebelKate, but have extreme difficulty getting it to open(despite watching just about every video out there). I have been considering getting a different cup, but I’m not sure where to start. I’m not sure if the one I have doesn’t open because the diameter is still too big,or if I need a firmer cup.
    I am almost 30, never given birth, high cervix, light to moderate flow. I’m very active in martial arts as well as other sports.
    Any recommendations on something that might work better?

    • Hi Katie!

      Is that the one that kinda looks like a guppy with a big mouth if you turn it to the side (air hole for an eye)?
      If it is, I had troubles with that one too, but my daughter was able to use it.
      I felt like the rim of this cup was too soft for my liking, while the body was a good firmness.
      Anyhow, it might also be the issue you’re having.
      Since you have a high cervix, you probably would have wanted something with a little more length anyhow. It will allow you to reach the cup a bit easier during removal.
      Since you’re active in martial arts, I would suggest a cup on the firmer side if you don’t have a sensitive bladder. It seems that a majority of the people that I’ve spoken to who are very active find that they leak if using a softer cup. They prefer cups like the Yuuki “soft” version, which is about a medium in an “average” cup, or the “classic” version which is one of the firmest cups on the market.
      Two others cups that I would suggest looking into would be the Lunette or the OrganiCup.

      OrganiCup – The rim on this cup is firmer than on the RebelKate cup, but the body is a little softer.

      Yuuki “soft” – The rim and body of this cup is just about the same as the OrganiCup. The difference between the two would be the silicone texture, grip rings, and stem.

      Lunette – This cup looks the closest to the RebelKate cup but instead of having that dip right below the rim, it carries on. The rim on the Lunette is quite a bit more firm.

      Yuuki “classic” – The “classic” version of the Yuuki in both the small and large is nicknamed “The Rock”. This cup (especially in the smaller size), is kind of hard to fold. I probably wouldn’t suggest this cup if you’re a first-timer.

      All of these comparisons were made with the smaller sized cups.
      All of the cups that I mentioned are a bit longer than the RebelKate and also have a slightly wider diameter.

      You can see and compare all of the cups here: Cup Comparison

  7. Hi I need some suggestions on which cup will hopefully best fit

    I’m 35 and had vaginally delivered twice
    I have high cervix and slight incontinence
    Would prefer something easier for beginner?
    I usually use pads and will need to change every 1-2 hrs on heavier days

    • Hi There!

      With a high cervix, you can pretty much have your pick of almost any cup on the market. I would suggest a “V” shaped cup for the length and easy reach for removal.

      You can also choose a bell-shaped cup with a “regular” style rim for the capacity if you have a heavier flow- (3rd pic down on this link – flared rim vs regular rim)
      https://menstrualcupreviews.net/what-is-a-menstrual-cup/

      As for stress incontinence, my daughter and I prefer a cup that is at least medium firm so that it applies enough pressure on our urethra to stop the leaks, but not too much pressure to cause any discomfort.

      If you have a sensitive bladder, you’ll probably want to stay on the softer side of the medium cups.

      The cups that I would suggest looking into (and the cups that have worked for my daughter and myself for a high cervix, heavy flow, and incontinence) would be:

      LaliCup – This cup comes in 3 sizes. I prefer the medium and the large. It’s bell-shaped with a regular style rim. It has a unique channel design around the body of the cup that allows it to fold up easier and smaller, but also helps the cup to pop open when released. The large size is 40+ ml which makes it one of the largest capacity cups on the market.

      Yuuki – The large Yuuki is longer than most average large cups on the market. This makes it easier to reach for some that need that little extra length. It comes in two sizes and three different firmness variations; Rainbow (softest – is actually rainbow colored), Soft (medium) and Classic (one of the firmest cups on the market, also known as “the rock”). If this cup interested you, I would suggest the “Soft” version. It’s not extremely soft and not extremely firm.

      Saalt – This cup is new to the market. My daughter has not tried it yet, but I have and it quickly rose to the top of my fav list. It’s bell-shaped with a regular style rim. It’s on the firmer side of medium but is still a decent pressure to my urethra without going overboard.

      EvaCup – This “V”-shaped cup is on the softer side of medium. The body is soft, but the rim has some firmness to it to help it open easily. The secondary rim comes down low on the body, which will also lend a hand in opening easily. If you have a sensitive bladder, this one might be a better match.

      Speaking of sensitive bladders, if you feel like you have to urinate often, feel like you didn’t empty your bladder completely when you do urinate, or that you have a slow urine stream, you may have a sensitive bladder.

      I sadly can not say if any cup on the market will be “easier for a beginner” since we’ll all have different experiences with different cups.

      Most beginners find that firmer cups are easier to get open. If that cup is comfortable for them after that, is what matters.

      There is going to be a learning curve. For some people, using a cup just “clicks”. Others may need a couple/few months before things fit and feel just right.

      The link I shared above has a lot of great info to start you off.
      You may also find these videos helpful:

      How to Choose a Menstrual Cup
      How to Insert & Remove a Menstrual Cup + Tips
      You can see the cups that I mentioned and compare them here

      If you want or need additional info about these cups or any other cup/s that catch your eye, I’d be happy to elaborate.
      Until then, Good Luck <3

      • I just got the Eva cup and used the punch down method to insert
        But I’m feeling s little bit of pressure
        Is it due to the cup or is it because I didn’t insert in enough (it’s not outside at all)

        • Hi Aphena!

          It looks like you also left me this message somewhere else 🙂 I answered you there but also wanted to include it here just in case it helps someone else.

          I’m sorry that you’re having some issues with the EvaCup. Do you have the size small or large? Are you using it on a “dry run” (not on period) or are you on your period?

          Since our cervix normally drops down a bit when we are on our period, the cup might be easier to reach when you’re actually bleeding. If you are on your period and it’s hard to reach then either you’ll want to try a large size (if you have the small) or find a cup with more length (if you are using the large).

          You also might want to check into cups that are a bit softer (or softer rim), or one that has a secondary rim that doesn’t travel down the body as much as the EvaCup secondary rim does. While the fat band of the secondary rim helps this cup to open, it can also apply extra pressure to one’s urethra causing cramping or problems with urination.

          If this is your first time using a cup, it may just be because your body is not used to it. When we’re new, we seem to be more aware that “something” is there.

          (In answer to your private message)
          For a lot of people, it is normal for the cup to sit higher than the pubic bone. For me, most of my cups sit beyond that.

          Since you were just trying it on a dry run, your cervix still may be up higher than it will be when you are on your period. When your cervix drops (during your period) the cup may be easier to reach.

          I would suggest trying to use the cup for at least one more period and see if the feeling doesn’t go away and if the cup is easier to reach while you’re actually on your period. If it doesn’t and you’re still uncomfortable, I would look into trying another cup.

        • Also just tried to take it out and it seems I really have to dig in to get it out
          So does that mean I should find something longer?

  8. Does anyone have any advice or experience with suggestions for tweens/teens? I had a hysterectomy 10 years ago so I am out of practice with periods. Is this a product young girls can use? I wish the reviews would have had age ranges listed.

    • Hi There!

      There’s no age minimum to use menstrual cups. If the tween/teen is comfortable with trying, then there’s no reason they shouldn’t.

      It’s a great option if they are willing. Since most cups can hold more than an “average” sized tampon, it doesn’t need to be changed out as often. I know that it would have been SO helpful while I was in school. I was in the nurses’ office many times waiting for an extra change of clothes to be dropped off, or staying home because my period was so heavy the first couple of days.

      Anyhow, you might want to start with this info and video before you/they search for a cup:

      https://menstrualcupreviews.net/how-to-choose-a-menstrual-cup/#Menstrual_Cups_and_Virginity

      https://menstrualcupreviews.net/how-to-choose-a-menstrual-cup/

      How to Choose a Menstrual Cup Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uONPxEIQ_yo

      If your teen isn’t comfortable locating their cervix, I would probably just start with a size small cup and see how that “fits”.

      Is your teen physically active? (firmer cup)
      Do they have a sensitive bladder? Do they feel like they need to urinate often, have a slow urine stream, or feel like they don’t empty their bladder all the way? (softer cup)

      I purchased a couple of cups for my two nieces (9 and 12 at the time). The 9-year-old (11 now) is on stage almost every day for several hours. She’s not yet gotten her period but has been set on using a cup when she does. The 12-year old (now 14) was interested in the cups but is not comfortable with the insertion process. She has been using cloth pads since she was 10.

      If your teen is not interested in a cup, they might be comfortable with cloth pads 🙂

      If they would like to try a cup, here’s a couple that would be good for first time users:
      EvaCup (Anigan Company) size small
      Venus Cup size small
      Super Jennie size small
      Casco Cup Mini
      Lena Cup size small

      However, there are many, many other cups that on the market to choose from. You can see some of them here: Cup Comparison

      If you have additional questions about these cups or any other cups, I’d be happy to give you more info.
      Until then, good luck! <3

  9. Hi. I need some advice. I am mid 40s, 2 kids, normal deliver, very active and currently use Mooncup. But I can feel it when I am on my bike. Not sure if it is positioned correctly or if a different cup would be better for me. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you
    Caroline

    • Hi Caroline!

      The MoonCup isn’t a very long cup. It sounds like you have a low cervix and the cup is too long for you. Have you already trimmed the stem? If so, you might want to consider a cup that’s even shorter. If not, you might want to start there first.

      Here’s some info about trimming the stem just in case: https://menstrualcupreviews.net/how-to-use-a-menstrual-cup/#Trim_Your_Cup_Stem

      Otherwise, if you’d rather try another cup, can you tell me if you like the firmness of the rim of the MoonCup and if it has a large enough capacity for you?

      Here’s a slide of a bunch of different cups on the market. http://bit.ly/2s4U67W

      You can compare the MoonCup to some other cups and see if there’s any that interest you. I would be happy an answer any questions that you may have about any cup/s that look like a good size/shape for you.

  10. Hi!

    I am a happy user of the Diva Cup. I was recommending it to a friend (tampon user) and she looked devastated to tell me she tried everything to get her small Diva cup in, but it just wouldn’t get in no matter the fold and tips and tricks! Looking for smaller and easier models I could suggest. She really wants to make the change!

    • Hi Victoria!

      Awww what an awesome friend to share the news of Menstrual Cups!! I’m sorry that she didn’t have a good first experience 🙁 It happens often.
      The Diva Cup is on the longer side, at least for the small. It’s one of the few cups that keep the same length for both sizes, but narrows in diameter.
      If your friend has a medium to low to a very low cervix, I can see how the Diva Cup wouldn’t feel comfortable.

      Knowing the approximate height of your cervix can help narrow some cups down. There are some other factors that can help narrow the selection down even more.
      Check out this info and/or watch these two videos…or send them to your friend. They might shed some light on why the Diva Cup didn’t work for her and start her off with some info that will help her narrow down the hunt 🙂

      https://menstrualcupreviews.net/how-to-choose-a-menstrual-cup/

      How to Locate & Measure your Cervix

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