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What features vary from menstrual cup brand to brand?

With the myriad of menstrual cups manufactured there are many different brands that offer different features. Every menstrual cup is unique in itself. It varies in sizes, bell shape, stem type, rim design, number of suction holes, texture, softness/firmness, if it is offered in colors, and material of which it is made from.
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Is it good that a menstrual cup brand has FDA approval?

Yes. When a menstrual cup is FDA approved it means that it has been approved for safety and effectiveness by the Food and Drug Administration.
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What are the different materials that menstrual cups are made out of?

The majority of menstrual cups manufactured are made out of silicone, however some menstrual cups are made out of rubber (ie. The Keeper) or other special materials that are safe with health and medical uses. It is certain though that all devices used for period protection are conformed of the safest materials for intimate use.
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What is medical-grade silicone?

Medical grade silicone is a special material that is made to be bio-compatible (compatible with close use with skin) and that is non-toxic. This silicone is specifically designed and engineered to be used in the making of catheters, baby bottle nipples, and menstrual cups. The term medical grade refers to its patented safety and monitoring during the manufacturing process with accreditation, FDA approval, and medical certifications.
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What purpose does the stem serve on a menstrual cup?

The stem of the menstrual cup is located at the bottom of the bell so that it can be used to remove the menstrual cup out of the vagina. All menstrual cups offer different types of stem shapes that range in shape, firmness, size, and design. Each stem feature boasts a different benefit to the user as some women prefer a flat tab stem to a ball stem and vice versa. It is a matter of preference of cup brand and unique build and circumstances that will determine which stem will work best for you.
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What types of stems do different menstrual cups commonly feature?

The most common stem featured on the top brands of menstrual cups is the flat stem, tab stem. It is like the name refers flat like a pull tab. This type of stem can be trimmed down and adjusted according to one’s needs. Another featured stem is the ball stem which is shaped like a solid or hollow ball, these stems are squishy and small. Then there is the ring stem which is shaped like a ring at the end of the cup and where you can pull it out by placing your fingers inside the hole and on the outside of the hole of the ring.
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If the stem is a tab stem or flat stem on a menstrual cup? can I trim it?

Most flat and tabs stems of menstrual cups who host those types of stems are safely able to be trimmed. However some brands to caution the user on trimming the stem too short or that one should trim slowly and carefully so that the actual bell of the cup is not damaged or compromised.
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What are the holes for on the menstrual cup?

Most menstrual cups have holes near the rim that are designed and placed strategically for the purpose of sealing the cup’s suction mechanism when placed properly in the vagina. Some cups have 1 or 2 while others have 3-4 holes (it is dependent on the shape of the bell and the specific design of the brand of menstrual cup. And again the holes or amount of holes in a menstrual cup may assist with better sealing of the cup or it may be a feature that someone does not like about a particular menstrual cup. It is all about preference and ease of use vs. effectiveness for the individual’s circumstance.
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Can I add a hole on a menstrual cup?

Because the hole is located near the bell or rim, adding an extra hole can permanently damage your menstrual cup and make it ineffective for collecting the fluid and providing you 100% period protection. It is advised that you do not try to alter the cup by cutting a hole into it for the best longevity and effectiveness of your menstrual cup.
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Are some menstrual cups softer or firmer than others?

Yes, menstrual cups brands vary in their soft to firmness ratios. There are some menstrual cup brands that offer several sizes in different softness’s. This also makes the firmness, squishiness or softness of the cup vary according to the cup sizes and capacity. Again these variables are important for a person’s unique situation, needs, and preferences. Some women like softer cups for comfort, while others prefer the firmer cups that are easier to remove or insert.
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Do some menstrual cups have a higher holding capacity than others?

Menstrual cups are made in different sizes, and sometimes other brands only produce and manufacture a one-size cup. Depending on the cup brand the general number of sizes a brand of menstrual cup offers is 2, but some brands offer up to 4 sizes. When a small and large size is offered- it is typical for the capacity of the cup to be differential. It is good to check the size charts, determining factors of what size cup you need, and the specs of the menstrual cup brand you are shopping for to decide which capacity will work best for your feminine needs and flow.
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Do menstrual cups come in different colors?

Many brands of menstrual cups have begun manufacturing their cups in a variety of colors for your convenience and to add a special personal touch to their cups. Although the basic menstrual cups are still offered in the opaque, clear cup models- you can choose a brand that makes colored menstrual cups and order them in red, pink, purple, blue, black, green, orange, and much more. However, the colors available may vary by brand and make of the cup. The menstrual cup that is offered in the most colors is the Evacup.
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If a menstrual cup is smooth, is it a good thing?

As with all menstrual cup features, the smoothness or texture of the menstrual cup varies according to the design and brand of the cup. While some cups are developed to be all smooth from the rim, bell, and stem others have textures on the cup. Smooth cups are known to be comfortable, however some reviewers of various brands of menstrual cups note that having a smooth cup can cause issues with grasping, gripping the cup for the process of removal.
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My menstrual cup has a texture to it and writing will it bother me?

If you have a menstrual cup that possesses a texture, it is just the way the cup brand decided to design their brand. The texture can be helpful during the removal process and also be beneficial to a person. The writing or added markings on a menstrual cup is common, this is a branding feature that menstrual cups use to personally identify their cup. The writing or texture should not pose any harm or discomfort to the user, and is also just a matter of preference of what a menstrual cup brand offers.
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Is the design of a menstrual cup very important?

Design for a menstrual cup does play a key role in which brand some women like more than others. Each feature on every cup brand is as unique as the consumer woman purchasing and using it. With all the available menstrual cup designs out there, it is important to note that design is very important to a person’s individual preference of a cup. When you find the perfect menstrual cup, you will know which features of the design you like best from holes, stems, bell, colors, sizes, and firmness.
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