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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 think I have a medium to low cervix with a medium to light flow.
    I have tried 3 different cups the diva 1 & 2 and the me luna.
    The me luna lenth and size seem to fit me well but I struggle when trying to get it open and insertion can be hard when my flow is light.
    Both Diva cups open great but are too long and feel uncomfortab and loose suction when I urinate.
    I am able to urinate but it comes out super slow does that mean I have a sensitive bladder or is that normal?
    I don’t want to give up on these cups. Please help me!

    • Hi Alisa!

      Thank you for including some helpful information!
      With a medium to low cervix, you’ll probably want to try a short cup or one that’s bell shaped (or bell shaped with a flared rim).

      The Diva Cup is quite a long cup for a medium to low cervix. Even if you turn it inside out, it will probably still be too long. Sometimes that can “fix” the issue or at least give you an idea if you need to go a little or a lot shorter.
      Which size MeLuna did you have? The small and medium are pretty short. The size jumps quite a bit (IMO) between the medium and the large.

      I would normally say that if your stream of urine is slow, that you have a sensitive bladder, but since the Diva Cup is too long, it might just be sitting in an awkward position. Again, which size MeLuna do you have and is your stream slow while using this cup as well?

      Let me know about the MeLuna so that I can narrow down some cups that you might like to check in to.

      I know it can be frustrating! I hope I can help you find something to work for you <3

      • Red Herring,

        It was awhile ago but I’m guessing it was the MeLuna small classic stem. Possible the medium but definitely not the large. Yes my urine is still slow with the MeLuna. It could also be I’m afraid to push too hard since if I did I would loose suction at times. This happened often with the Diva cup. Also I didn’t mention I’m 33 years old married with no children. When I have my papsmear it is painful they often use smaller instruments.
        Thank you for all the individual help.

        ALISA.

        • Red Herring,
          Thank you for all the help. I just have one last question. What are the different firmness levels of all the Me Luna styles just so I can compare my new options with my old ones. Thank you again.
          Alisa

        • Hi Alisa!

          I would definitely check out some bell shaped cups and probably one that’s a little on the softer side.
          Since you have a medium to light flow, the cups that I would suggest are below (shortest to tallest):

          **MeLuna standard small would be here**
          Ruby Cup small
          Fleur Cup small
          Lena Cup “Sensitive” small, LaliCup small
          **MeLuna standard medium would be here**
          Super Jennie small

          All of the cups here are bell shaped. Bell shaped cups normally ride up and sit higher.

          If I were to put these in order from softest to the firmest:

          LaliCup – it has unique channels that allows this cup to fold up smaller and also help it pop open. It might not really be the softest cup here, but those channels give it the feeling that it is since it collapses easily to fold.

          Fleur Cup
          Super Jennie – has the high capacity of the group.
          Lena Cup Sensitive
          Ruby Cup – has the smallest capacity but not by much.

          You can see all of these cups here: Cup Comparison

          I hope one of these will work for you. If you have any additional questions about them, let me know 😀 Happy Hunting!

  2. Hello I have an appointment with my OB GYN next Tuesday. I wanted to know if she would be able to recommend a menstrual cup based on my pelvic exam? I’m 45 and I have no children ?

    • PS…if you have any stress incontinence, a cup might apply some pressure to your urethra and help stop leaking. However, if you have a sensitive bladder, it might cause some discomfort or irritation.

    • Hi there!
      Sometimes it might be helpful to know if you have a retroverted or retroflexed uterus. This will cause your cervix to tilt as well.

      You can also ask if you have a prolapse of any kind.

      Your OB-GYN will be able to tell you while they’re in the area 😀

      People who have these seem to favor a shorter or bell shaped Menstrual Cup, or a cup that’s on the firmer side to help it open easier against the prolapse.

      Your age and having children really don’t matter in my book. My daughter and I can use just about any cup – shape, size, firmness etc. However there are some cups that meet more of our needs – easy open, comfortable, capacity.

      Good Luck on your exam! I hope you studied 😛 rofl

  3. I’m really struggling with using my Ruby Cup medium. I’m on my third cycle with it and am not able to go more than an hour without a leak and it’s driving me crazy.

    I’ve been scouring your website and the internet for tips on how to stop it but I can’t seem to make it work. I have to go the restroom every hour to empty the cup (which generally is only half full) and I’ll still see evidence of leakage and it’s keeping me from doing things I would normally do, like going to movies or hiking when I may not have access to a bathroom every hour or half hour.

    When I insert the cup I make sure that the cup is completely open but it doesn’t seem to be creating a seal. It catches the majority of the fluid, but then still leaks a good amount as well. When inserted, the cup itself seems pretty loose and I can spin it pretty easily around. At this point I’ve tried different folds, different heights in my vagina (I have a medium cervix which I think may be tilted a little), twisting the cup and tugging it down, doing kegels and I can’t seem to make it work! My cervix does sit inside of the cup but close to the rim. What may be happening is that the cup moves and slips away from covering the cervix. Any help that keeps me from going back to tampons would be greatly appreciated!

    • Hi AEM!

      I’m sorry that you’re having troubles with you Ruby Cup 🙁
      The Ruby Cup is a short cup to begin with and “bell-shaped” which I find makes a cup ride up and sit higher more often than not.
      This might be what’s going on for you, too. If it’s riding up and sitting higher, then your cervix is also sitting deeper in the cup compromising the capacity.
      I would normally suggest this cup to someone with a medium to low cervix. For you, I would suggest trying a cup that’s a bit longer or “V” shaped.

      Take a look at these comparisons and see if there’s anything that interests you:
      Cup Comparison

      If you’re looking for more time between bathroom breaks, you might also want to pay attention to the capacity of the cups while looking.

      Let me know if you have any questions about any of the cups. 🙂

  4. I use the diva cup size 1 for about a year but it leaks sometimes. I don’t have problems with it opening I don’t think. I was looking for something different possibly. My flow seems to be getting heavier. I am on my feet 12 hrs a day at work and can’t have leaks!

    • Hi Jess!

      Are you leaking from overflow or just some spotting?

      If you’re overflowing, you can either empty sooner than you have been (not really what I wanted to do myself) or find a cup with a higher capacity like the LaliCup, Super Jennie, LuvUr Body. In the large sizes, they all hold at least 40ml.

      If you’re just spotting, you might be experiencing “residual slobber”. This is blood that’s coating your vaginal walls even after you insert your cup. To help eliminate spotting, bear down after you insert your cup and use a wet wipe or cloth to clean the grip rings and/or stem of any excess blood.

      I would suggest double checking the position of your cup as well. If you’re leaking a lot and find your cup empty or partially filled, you might be either pushing your cervix to the side or your cervix is sitting on the rim.

      This video might explain a bit better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2YtfxUMeV4

      If you have a “dangling” cervix, it could also be dropping down into your cup compromising the capacity.

      I hope something here helps! Let me know if you’re still having issues or if you want more info on the cups that I mentioned.
      Good Luck! <3

  5. Hi..
    I’ve had the size 2 diva cup for a few years but i find it tends to fall down and feels very uncomfortable. I have no problem inserting it or taking it out and don’t leak.
    I think i have a high cervix and medium flow i guess. No bladder problems with it. I am 26 with 2 kids too.

    • Hi Stephanie!

      At least you partial have a good working cup for you lol Now to keep that sucker in place!

      If you feel comfortable with reaching your cup without a stem, you can try turning your cup inside out to see if it “fits” better. If that works, you can continue to use it this way, or take note of the size when shopping for another cup.

      Seal/Suction – Gently tug on the cup and see if there’s resistance. If there is, you should have a good seal. Some people don’t create a seal depending on their body and the cup, but it may help some people keep the cup in place better.

      Consider a Softer Cup – Some find that a firm cup will slide out easier on them. A softer cup may stay in place better as it can collapse and move with the body more.

      Pelvic Floor Muscle – If you know for a fact that you have weak a PFM, consider doing kegel exercises at least a couple times a days for a few minutes each session. PFM don’t actually “hug” your cup to keep it in place. It is more like a hammock of muscles that your cup sits on. If they’re not toned, your cup may slip beyond them. (These very often weaken during pregnancy)

      A cup with a flared rim – These tend to ride up and sit higher for people. This might help you keep the cup in place.

      I hope something here helps you figure it out or that you can find a cup that works better for you.
      Good Luck <3

  6. Hi there!
    I own a DivaCup, and I love the concept, but it doesn’t work particularly well for me. It leaks most times, and I have a feeling it’s just not sitting right inside of me. Everyone says to either rotate the cup or run your fingers around it to get it to open, but there’s no room down there! I just got back from my doctor who tried to do a pap smear and the speculum hurt a lot. She told me I have a ring of tissue that was making it difficult and likely the cause of my pain. I’m wondering what kind of cup would work better for me considering the tight squeeze I’m working with.
    I have the *lovely* privelage of having my period start… well, really any time now (checks watch) so I hope I can find something new to use that will work better, because I hate resorting back to tampons!

    Thank you!

    • Hi Lindsey!

      It sounds like you might have a tight hymenal ring, hymenal tags, the hymen still intact/not stretched, and probably a case of Vaginismus.

      I’m guessing that you are not a virgin since you had a pap smear, or you are a virgin and are 21 or over. I think most places only perform them now if you are one of the two.

      If you have a tight hymenal ring or still have a hymen intact, I would suggest some touch therapy. Basically, using some water based lube and a series of gentle touching/stretching the areas and then relaxing. Do kegel exercises while you have a finger insert and feel it tightening…then relax and push down with those muscles.

      I know this probably doesn’t sound pleasant, but a lot of people tense up when they’re already anticipating it to be painful or associate it with a bad experience; like the painful experience you had during your pap or even something entirely different. This will help you get used to the feeling and also allow you to control the muscles and relax.

      If you have hymenal tags….these normally go away with time, but you can also ask a doctor to remove them.

      I’m glad that you asked your gyno about it. If it continues, I would seek their advice again for a physical therapist that specializes in Vaginismus or see if removing the tags would be something to consider.

      For now, try using some water based lube and see if it helps ease insertion of your finger after you get the cup in place. If it’s still hard to work with, you might want to try a cup that’s more narrow, softer or a cup with a flared rim.

      A narrower cup may allow room for your finger, while a softer cup will allow the body to be compressed to the side so you can insert a finger.
      A cup with a flared rim might help move the cup higher (making more room for a finger) and may also slide around your cervix without extra assistance.

      You also don’t need to use two fingers to spin/rotate the cup. You can insert one finger (hopefully easier), press the body of the cup and “swipe” to the side. I personally find this much easier to do than rotating the cup from the base.

      IF you are able to reach the cup with out the stem and are confident removing the cup, you might want to try to turn the cup inside out. A slightly smaller cup may make all the difference.

      I hope you can get either of these methods to work for you better. I’m sorry that you’re having problems with your cup ☹ I know it’s frustrating but I commend you for trying to work it out! Good Luck <3

      PS…some of the tips in this video might be helpful:
      https://youtu.be/o2YtfxUMeV4?t=3m33s

  7. Hi, I’m a new cup user and tried the Diva Cup size 2 for the first time. I was able to insert and remove easily and had no leaks. But, I find that the cup slides down and the end of it hangs out (even with the stem completely removed). I’ve tried it inside out but still have the same problem. I have a medium cervix but I think it must move down when I have my period. I think the Diva Cup is just too long for me, but I like all other aspects of it (comfort, capacity, etc). Can you recommend a cup that is similar to the Diva, but shorter? I am over 35, have had children, and have a medium to heavy flow. Thanks!

    • Hi Rachel!

      First of all, welcome to the world of cupping! Congrats on taking the plunge to make the change or at least for trying it 🙂

      I’m happy to hear that you were able to insert and remove the cup easily and wore it without any leaks! You’re already ahead of many people when they try a cup for the first time!

      Okay, so the sliding down 🙁 Our cervix moves all the time, but according to fertility experts, during our period it normally drops to it’s lowest position. So it could be possible that your cervix would be considered a “low” cervix or at the least, medium/low.

      Shorter or “bell” shaped cups might feel more comfortable to you. You can try either a bell shaped cup with or with out a flared rim. Normally bell shaped cups with a flare rim tend to ride up and sit higher in the vaginal fornix. It may feel more comfortable for people with a lower cervix, but since the cervix is nestled inside of the cup, you may also lose some capacity.

      A bell shaped cup with a normal rim doesn’t tend to ride up as high, so depending on the original length of the cup and the individuals body, it might still feel too long.

      Since you were able to use the Diva Cup inside out and not have any issues removing it, I’m guessing you’re comfortable with removing your cup without any assistance of grip rings or the stem. Which makes me believe that you can use either of the two styles….since you may have to bear down and reach a little further if a flared rim up migrates upward.

      Here are the first cups that come to mind:
      Juju lg – This is a bell shaped cup with a regular rim. The large size is shorter than the Diva 2. It’s a little more firm than the Diva, but not by too much.
      LaliCup med – Bell shaped with a regular rim. This cup has unique channels on the body to fold up smaller for insertion. Because of the channels, this cup seems soft but those channels also help the cup open after it’s inserted. The medium size is shorter than the Diva 2.
      Lunette lg – This cup is “V” shaped, but the large is shorter than the Diva 2 by . It’s quite a bit more firm which makes it really easy to open. However, if you have a sensitive bladder it may apply extra pressure.

      If you want to try a bell shaped cup with a flared rim, I would suggest the Lena large. They have two firmness options: “Sensitive” and “Original”. The sensitive version would be closer to the Diva firmness, but it’s totally up to you.

      One more flared rim cup would be the Fleur Cup. You can find it pretty inexpensive on Amazon ($13.90/Prime at least in the USA).

      You can see comparisons for all of these cups here: Cup Comparison

      I wish you luck <3 Let me know if you have any questions about any of these cups 🙂

  8. Wow, I’m so glad I found this site!

    I tried the diva cup a couple years ago, as it’s the one I’d heard all about from people. Sadly I’ve had no luck with it. My main problem is that when I insert it, I can’t seem to turn it like they say you should and even if I do it stays all folded up. It doesn’t open like it’s supposed to. What doesn’t help is that I’m blind, so I can’t look at diagrams or whatever. If there are any suggestions for something super easy to insert but that’s also reliable I’d love to hear them.

    I’m 42 years old, no children as of yet. No clue on the cervix height but I am able to reach it pretty easily so I’d assume medium or maybe low. Flow is probably medium with one or two heavy days. I’ve never noticed a sensitive bladder or at least tampons don’t bother me. Most days I’m fairly inactive, but I do enjoy swimming when I can get to a pool. Thanks for any help!

    • Hi Christy!

      I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t have any luck with the Diva Cup a couple of years ago. Have you tried it again since?
      Most people don’t turn the cup like some of the companies suggest to do. I don’t even do it. I never really could! What I do is, run a finger around the body of the cup. If you can reach, try to run your finger nearer to the rim. This will allow you to feel if the cup is open and if your cervix is inside or right above the cup.
      Some people say that the Diva Cup is too soft for them and others find it too firm. If you don’t find the Diva Cup too firm, then you can try a cup that’s even more firm to be sure that it opens easier, like the Yuuki Cup.

      I did do a video about Inserting & Removing a Menstrual Cup that you can listen to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2YtfxUMeV4

      (I hope that your text to speech program allows you to use links. If not, you can search YouTube videos for “How to Insert & Remove your Menstrual Cup, Red Herring”

      I do have other blind viewers. So far, they have told me that I (normally, not always!) give good details and explanations. And when I don’t, they have been able to ask me to elaborate, to tell them about a certain cup such as shape, grip rings, stem, and firmness, and even give comparison details between two cups.

      I hope that the video helps and that you give your Diva Cup another try 🙂
      Good Luck and let me know if there’s anything else that I might be able to answer for you!

  9. I am the biggest supporter of using menstrual cups for all of my friends and family. I originally bought a Femmecup (back when it was only 12 euros and not 22!) and it’s been the best thing ever. I could never get tampons to open up and absorb anything and pads chafed, so it was a no-brainer.

    However, I’m pretty sure it’s time to buy another. I love the femmecup but I don’t really know what material hardness it is or what would be comparable to it in size, fit, and amount it holds. Is there one anyone would recommend that’s almost similar or should I just get another of something I know is amazing?

    • Hi Nicole!

      There are SO many cups on the market these days that you can choose from several different shapes, sizes, colors, and firmness.
      The FemmeCup has a very soft body, but a rigid rim. If you want to stay with that style of cup, you can check out the MoonCup, SheCup, VCup (India not V-Cup “cheapie”), or the NaturCup. However, the firmness of these cups aren’t as soft as the FemmeCup.

      Do you know if you have a low or high cervix? Do you have a sensitive bladder? (I’m guessing it not too sensitive since the FemmeCup rim is on the firmer side)

      You can check some size comparisons here: Cup Comparison
      and see if any of the cups catch your eye. If you have any questions about a cup or cups, I’d be happy to answer them 🙂

  10. Hello!

    I’m so happy I stumbled upon this! I’ve used a small Lunette cup for the past several years and always been more or less happy with it, until I had my first child. I had quite a bit of internal tearing during my delivery. Now that my periods have resumed, I find the Lunette to be too small for my heavier flow and more uncomfortable than before. I think my vagina is actually narrower than before, due to repair/scar tissue. The cup sits very low, and the bottom tends to tilt backward into my vagina. Previously I had needed the entire stem; now I’ve trimmed it off entirely. The cup is also filled to capacity in two hours or less.
    Here are my answers to your typical questions:
    -Cervix Height: medium to high
    -Physical Activities: some walking/jogging
    -Bladder Sensitivity: average – I’ve never noticed that the the cup affects that at all.
    -Light or Heavy Flow: heavy flow

    I’m looking forward to hearing what you recommend! Thanks!

    • Hi Anna,
      I’m wondering when inserting the cup, you place it high and the it starts to migrated down?
      A more bell shaped cup with a regular style rim might feel more comfy and stay in place. A bell shaped cup tends to ride up and sit higher for most people. I have found (with speaking with others) that the regular style rim doesn’t move as high as the ones with a flared rim.
      Some cups to consider would be the LaliCup (medium or large) and the Ruby Cup (medium).
      In turn, a bell shaped cup with a flared rim might work just as well. I would probably go with one with a longer length since you have a medium to high cervix, such as: Lena and Fleur.
      The LaliCup large would have the most capacity in the cups that I’ve mentioned. The Ruby Cup would have the least.

      Did you have any cups in mind already? Check out these cups and let me know if you have any questions about them or any other cup. 😀
      Good Luck!

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