Where to get it?
Fema Cup Sizes and ModelsThe Fema Cup is a menstrual cup that is manufactured in Germany. It is made of silicone and comes only in one size/model:
The FemaCup is made in Swabia, a southwestern region in Germany, and is made from sustainable and traceable materials through local dealers. The packaging of this silicone cup also states that it is 100% Vegan.
Although this cup looks simple in design, it is well made, affordable, and ticks many of the boxes for a majority of people. It is a one-size cup (at the time of this article) that is labeled as “M”. Perhaps a smaller and larger size will be added in the future.
The FemaCup can be found on their website for 17,50€ (a little under $21 USD) and offered in two colors; turquoise and transparent.
Model 1: FemaCup Menstrual Cup | Review
The FemaCup is packaged in a cylindrical, hard, cardboard “box” that includes the cup in your choice of color, a canvas drawstring pouch, and a user manual that covers several languages.
Who is it Meant For?
While the company doesn’t specify who they intend the single size for, I believe that individuals with a medium to high cervix will find it easy and comfortable to use.
As a cup user with a medium to a high cervix, the FemaCup was a perfect shape, size, and firmness.
Capacity – The FemaCup holds 25-30 ml. This is on par with the capacity of average large-sized cups.
During my testing phase, my period was light to moderate. I was able to use the FemaCup all day, only having to empty it twice; once in the morning and once in the evening.
Body – This cup is a rounded “V”-shaped and tapers to a rounded point at the base. It would be more comfortable for individuals with a medium to a high cervix, and be easier to reach as well.
If you have a medium to a low cervix or a very low cervix, this cup is likely too long to be comfortable even with the stem trimmed completely off.
Stem – The stem is short and solid with hardly any stretch. It has four, very close and thin grip rings over the length. While these grip rings make an easy-to-follow guide for trimming, they may be too firm and cause chafing for users who have sensitive skin. If you find that the stem feels too long, I would advise leaving a grip ring or two intact for safe trimming. There is only a thin barrier between the base of the cup and the stem.
There were a couple of days at the beginning of my period (when my cervix was on the lower side) that I could feel the stem while I was sitting. Otherwise, it was comfortable for my cervical height with the stem intact. I could simply trim the stem to avoid this discomfort at any time.
Rim – While there is a thin rim on the outside of the cup, the majority of the rim is set on the inside. This gives the area that would come in contact with delicate skin a smoother transition during insertion and removal.
Secondary Rim – There doesn’t seem to be a secondary rim or thickening of silicone as you near the mouth of the cup.
Grip Rings – The FemaCup lacks traditional grip rings at the base and instead replaced them with designs that resemble six asterisks *. While these have rounded edges, the thin silicone marks may feel rough to individuals with sensitive skin.
Silicone Quality – The silicone looks and feels nice. The transparent version has a frosted look to it with a peach skin feel. This type of finish gives the silicone a texture that can be gripped easier than a smooth finish that may feel slippery when wet.
Firmness – Opposite from most cups, the rim on the FemaCup is slightly softer than the rest of the body. However, it doesn’t seem to interfere with getting the rim to expand. The body itself is slightly firmer than medium.
In my personal experience, the firmness was perfect while getting this cup to open without any issues and I didn’t feel any extra pressure during use. However, this cup may be too firm for individuals with a sensitive urethra, bladder, or bowel.
Air Holes – The FemaCup has four large air holes and should be large enough to allow sufficient airflow while opening and releasing suction during removal.
The FemaCup created a light seal (will differ for everyone). Releasing it was not difficult and it didn’t cause suction during removal.
Seams – There is a flash line that travels the length of the body and back up the other side, as well as on the top side of the rim. These are faint and should not cause any issues.
Markings – Besides the asterisk grip markings at the base of the cup and the grip rings on the stem, there are no other markings inside or outside of the FemaCup.
Detailed User Manual
The multilingual user manual includes simple and easy-to-follow directions on how to insert and remove the Fema Cup, as well as troubleshooting, how to clean and care for it, and warnings and recommendations.
Phone: +49 7336 496970
Address: Erlenweg 3/1, 89173 Lonsee
Mon – Fri 8.00 – 17.00h
A contact submission form can also be found on their website.
Alternatives to the Fema Cup
Venus Cup: If you’re in the market for something with a higher capacity, the large Venus Cup is slightly longer overall, but holds a maximum of 47 ml to Fema Cup’s 30 ml. The Venus Cup is also slightly softer in the body but has a marginally firmer rim. Click here for more details.
Yuuki: If you need a cup that is shorter than the Fema Cup, the small Yuuki might be a good option. While the soft version is a bit firmer than the Fema Cup, it may also be easier to open. Click here for more details.
The Fema Cup is equivalent to an average large-sized cup. It is a good option for individuals with a medium to a high cervix, or someone with a light to moderate flow. That doesn’t mean that you can’t use it for a heavy flow, but you may need to empty more often. The Fema Cup is well made and has a medium firmness which should be easy to open once inserted. While there are minimal markings on the outside of the cup, the asterisk designs as grip rings may not be the most comfortable for everyone. Overall, I believe it to be a benefit whether you’re a beginner or experienced cup user.
Where is the Fema Cup made?
The FemaCup is made in Swabia, a southwestern region in Germany.
Is the Fema Cup FDA registered?
While I didn’t find their name on the FDA’s registration list, they still may meet all of their country’s safety requirements and may also be registered with their FDA equivalent (Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices – Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte or BfArM).
What is the Fema Cup made of?
The FemaCup is made from sustainable and traceable materials through local dealers. The packaging of this medical-grade silicone cup also states that it is 100% Vegan.