FemmyCycle ® Review – Whats Not to Love?

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FemmyCycle Sizes and Models

The FemmyCycle is a menstrual cup that is manufactured in USA. It is made of Silicon and comes in 3 different sizes/models:
Teen (Petite)
31 mm
57 mm
38 mm
19 mm
17.5 ml
17.5 ml
3 /5
3 /5
3 /5
Low Cervix
36 mm
50 mm
43 mm
13 mm
30 ml
30 ml
3 /5
3 /5
3 /5
36 mm
63 mm
43 mm
20 mm
30 ml
30 ml
3 /5
3 /5
3 /5
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Although the menstrual cup has been around for ages, it is just now coming around full circle where it is accepted as a viable alternative to other feminine menstrual hygiene products. With this new-found popularity more women are discovering what makes the menstrual cup so beneficial, and what they have been missing out on all this time.

The Femmycycle menstrual cup produced and manufactured by the Femcap Inc. corporation is a new and up & coming menstrual cup product that has not been on the market very long, but that is garnering much attention for being a product with the greatest market potential.


FemmyCycle Special Product Features:

In the two years since the Femmycycle debuted on the market, it has received an exceptional amount of positive reviews, has even earned several awards, and has established numerous accreditations for being a significant breakthrough product in the menstrual cup industry. It boasts a number of features that make it unique and appealing:




  • FemmyCycle is offered in 3 sizes (more details below)
  • Available in Twin Value Pack and Single Pack (2 Femmycycle cups, and a single Femmycycle cup pack)
  • FDA Approved and Established in 2012
  • Special Spill-Proof Design Makes Leaks Impossible
  • 2013 Award Winner at the BioCom Medfest Expo
  • Made from Medical-Grade Silicone
  • Reusable with Shelf-Life of a Year
  • Is only available in the clear cup color


FemmyCycle Specs and Sizes

The Femmycycle cup is available in single pack and in a twin value pack.

Single pack

1 Femmycycle menstrual cup (lasts a year), retail: $39.99

Twin pack

2 Femmycycle menstrual cups (lasts 1 year each), retail $59.99

Femmycycle Sizes

The Femmycycle menstrual cup comes in 3 sizes to accommodate the variations between a female’s unique body and personal menstrual care needs:

  • 1. Teen (Small Model) – The Teen Femmycycle cup is for teenagers who have just started their periods, are virgins, and who also are familiar with the use of tampons. The Teen Femmycycle is the smallest size made for light- medium flow.
  • 2. Regular (Full Size Model) – For women with an average level Cervix. The Regular Femmycup is for women that have been sexually active or had children, this is the regular size that is long, holds the most fluid, and that accommodates a light- to very heavy flow.
  • 3. Low Cervix (Shorter Model) – For women with a low Cervix. The Low Cervix model and size of the Femmycycle cup is specifically designed with a shorter cup size to be comfortably worn by women who have a low cervix or short vaginal canal. It can be used for any type of flow.


Choosing the Right Femmycycle Cup Size

For the best leakage protection and most comfortable experience with the Femmcycle menstrual cup, the manufacturer recommends that you “check yourself” to see if you may have a smaller/larger/shorter vaginal canal and cervix.

Check Yourself –
Stand by the toilet as you prop your leg up (with knee) bent and take your index finger and place it in your vagina.

  1. If you cannot detect your cervix with your index finger inserted as high and far as it will go. Then you have a high cervix or a normal cervix and it is best recommended that you use the high cervix/regular size Femmycycle cup for best use.
  2. If your index finger touches your cervix, then you most likely have a cervix that sets low in the vaginal canal. Your best option of Femmycycle cup size is the low cervix model.

FemmyCycle Starter Kit –

If you not sure if you have a low curvix, you can get the starter kit – that contains one regular and one low cervix.






Insertion and Removal Instructions

Many females become turned off by the learning curve of using the menstrual cup properly. This can cause them to ditch a product without giving it the opportunity to work adequately.

The Femcap. Inc website for Femmycycle notes the learning curve and provides some extensive instructions and details for inserting and removing the cup properly to provide customers with the best odds of using their feminine hygiene product properly- I find this extremely novel of them in their best way to honestly present and market their product.

These clear cut instructions make it very easy for anyone to understand to properly utilize and benefit from the femmycycle array of advantages:

  1. When you are removing or inserting the cup it is key to relax completely.
  2. Make sure your bladder is empty before inserting or removing the Femmycup.
  3. Stand with one leg propped up (on the toilet) while inserting and removing the Femmy cup.
  4. Get familiar with your cervix- even if you cannot touch it the Femmy needs to gently cradle your cervix to adequately collect menstrual fluid.
  5. When inserting the Femmy cup be sure to perform this slowly, the cup is meant to open a bit- but is also developed not to open all the way.
  6. It helps to lubricate the Femmycup to ease the insertion process use a 100% safe lubricant such as coconut jelly or KY.
  7. When using the C-fold be certain that the C open point is directed towards your rectum.


The Pro’s of the Femmycycle Menstrual Cup

Femcap Inc. provides clear-cut instructions on using and caring for their Femmycycle menstrual cup product on their website and included in their product packaging.
Instead of 2 sizes like most menstrual cups, the Femmycup is offered in 3 sizes to provide more options of a better fit for women.
25% larger collecting and holding capacity (40ml) than any other cup on the market.
Not stiff, and very flexible in comparison to the Keeper, Evacup, and Divacup
It has a ring instead of a stem that is not intrusive and that enables a better ease of removal than products that have stems or bulbs at the base.
The ring consisted in Femmcycle also makes this menstrual cup easier to clean.
The transparent color of the Femmycycle cup allows you to see what needs to be cleaned in comparison to other products that are available in colors and made out of other materials.


The Con’s of the Femmycycle Menstrual Cup

The strong suction of the cup can cause the Femmycycle cup to invert, causing a mess while removing it.
Because of the lack of tiny holes in the rim, sometimes it fails to open properly to enable the fit required to avoid leaks.


Customer Reviews, Ratings, and Testimonials

When I looked at all the pleasant reviews posted throughout the Internet on Femmycycle, they confirmed that BioCom accurately predicted this menstrual product’s bright future. As more and more people are discovering the Femmycycle, consumers are selecting it prominently over other menstrual cup brands and proclaiming it as the #1 best menstrual cup.

“It works as promised. I had to try it a few times to get it right. Read the directions that come with it. I’ve used mine for about 8 months now and love the freedom. Plus it actually made my flow lighter.” (Amazon.com)

“I gave it 5 stars! When I initially received the product I was a bit nervous about trying it out. When I first started using it, it was a bit awkward, but I got the hang of it and love it! I prefer it over my Skoon Cup. It can be worn partially collapsed and has a spill guard on top. I liked the idea of the top and feel more comfortable wearing it at night. No leaks and can’t feel it. Don’t get discouraged, keep trying it out (dry runs are great). If not this cup, try another, but this one is FANTASTIC. I bought it directly from the company, their customer service is great if you have any questions about the product!” (Amazon.com)

“I just finished my first trial with my menstrual cycle and I simply loved it!
For folding, I used c-curve and had no problem inserting after trying a few times. I didn’t feel any pressure at all. Lube helps when inserting. The ring is very helpful when taking it out. Cleaning is also easy. Just empty it and I like to wash mine with feminine wash under warm water.” (Amazon.com)


FemmyCycle Menstrual Cup FAQS

“If my experience with the Femmycycle is less than satisfactory, can I return the Femmycup for a refund?”

Because the Femmycycle is intimately used, once it is used we cannot except it as a return. The Femmycycle cup is non-returnable for the better safety of everyone.

“Can the Femmycycle be worn during sexual intercourse safely?”

No the Femmycycle menstrual cup is not designed to be worn safely when taking part in penetrative intercourse.

“Why is the shelf-life for the Femmycycle menstrual cup only a single year, while there are other menstrual cup brands that last for 10-15 years?”

The Femmycycle is made out of a safe, medical grade silicone that is very durable. But it is also softer than some other brand models on the market, and is more pliable and flexible for your better benefit of comfort, insertion, and removal, and overall use. It is exposed to normal wear and tear and is not as effective after a year’s time period on average. Additionally, it is just good practice and for the greater good of your health to avoid infections to replace your femmy cup regularly.

“How does Femmycycle prevent menstrual odor?”

Because the femmycycle collects instead of absorbing, the fluid scent is not released into the air. This helps to prevent menstrual odors.

“Does the Femmycup touch my cervix at all?”

No. The femmycup when placed accurately, will sit right below your cervix comfortably and properly.

“Is there a special size available in the Femmycycle to accommodate a femle with a short vagina or a low cervix?”

Yes. For women who have short vaginas and a low cervix- femmycycle has designed a low cervix size which is ideal.

“Can I use the Femmycycle menstrual cup if I have an IUD?”

Yes. The Femmycycle menstrual cup can be compatibly and most safely worn & used by women who have IUD’s.

“Are there any risks of obstruction in the opening of the Femmycycle by blood-clots?”

The vacuum seal effect of the Femmycycle allows blood-clots to pass through without problem.

“What holding capacity does the Femmycycle have?”

The Femmycycle menstrual cup boasts the largest holding capacity of any other menstrual cup available on the market. It can hold up to 40 ml of fluid.

“How can I make the process of inserting the Femmycycle menstrual cup easier?”

You can follow the instructions that came with the Femmycycle cup, and also use a safe, natural lubricant to make it easier to slide in and out upon insertion and removal procedures.


About FemmyCycle Company

Femcap Inc. is based out of San Diego, California and was established in 2012 by founder and CEO, Alfred Shihata. Alfred Shihata developed the company’s main product- the Femmycycle, menstrual cup. The Femmycup has received high praise for its rave performance as a menstrual hygiene alternative to tampons and was recently awarded and recognized as the most innovative product with the greatest market potential at the BioCom Medfest Expo.

The Femmycycle was explained as a “game-changer” by chief nurse executive and Biocom Medfest Judge, Lorie Shoemaker. She also furthered her statement by proclaiming that the FemmyCycle is, “simple, safe, money sparing, and it saves the planet and can save your life.” The company’s motto is “What is there not to love about the Femmycycle?”



FemmyCycle Menstrual Cup; What is not to love?

Even though it is a fairly new menstrual cup to be introduced to the market, the Femmycycle cup is making large strides in catching up with the menstrual cups that have been around longer.

It offers an array of benefits that make other brands of menstrual cups pale by comparison.

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  1. Overall Score

    If I could give Femmycycle 100 starts I would. I have tried many different menstrual cups and Femmycycle rules them all. I use the regular because I have quite a high cervix and it is perfect for me. I’m 32 years old and have three children (vaginally). This cup does not slip, does not leak, opens every time, and I love the fact that as long as the rim is open the body can remain partially collapsed and still collect flow perfectly. It really knocks off the last step of using most other menstrual cups which is to make sure there are not dents in your cup. I was used to more traditional cups when I purchased my femmycycle and it took me a full cycle to get the hang of it. The first couple of days I was experiencing some minor leaks but that was user error and nothing to do with the cup. I empty my Femmycycle twice a day, once in the morning when I wake up and once before bed, even on my heavy days this cup has never overflowed. I also really like the no spill rim of this cup. I will say that the seal and suction are very strong, which I like because it holds up for my workouts perfectly. It is a little pricier than other cups, especially considering it is recommended that this cup be replaced every year, compared to the 5-10 years some other cups can last. Either way I still love this cup and I would pay double for it if I had to. It is so comfortable (can’t feel it at all) and I love the removal ring. Like I said before, I have a high cervix and the ring makes removal very easy.

    + PROS: Soft Easy to use No leaks No spill rim comfortable holds for 12 hours easy removal easy insertion strong seal
    - CONS: expensive doesn't last as long as other cups has its own learning curve
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  2. Overall Score

    I’ve tried menstrual cups in the past and never liked using them because I found removing them difficult. The FemmyCup is incredibly easy to insert and remove! I have not experienced any leaks or spills. Really happy with this product and happy to have found an environmentally-conscious alternative to tampons!

    + PROS: Easy to insert and remove, no leaks or spills, can't feel it when inside
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  3. Overall Score

    I absolutely love this cup! My period is not messy anymore at all. I’ll never use something else again.
    There are a few things to be aware of, though, especially if you’re not an experienced cup user.

    I started using a cup when I was still a virgin. My regular size FemmeCycle would definitely have been too big for me then. I am sexually active now, but it is still very tight to get it out. The company offers a petite size that might be a better fit, but knowing how tight I was, I doubt even that would have fitted me.
    For me, the size is now a perfect fit. The lower part of the cup is wide compared to other models, making it sit rock-solid once it is in place properly. However, getting it there can be a bit of a hassle. It needs to be above your pelvic floor muscles, with the opening over your cervix. That is pretty deep in your vagina! I also go around the entire thing with my finger to make sure it is properly placed over my cervix. If you are not comfortable touching yourself inside, this is not the product for you.
    Once it is where it is supposed to be, my pelvic floor keeps it there and the anti-leak design means I can finally sleep without having to worry about finding blood in my bed the next morning. My previous cup with a normal design would be fine during the day, but I could not lay down without leaking. There is no such problem with the FemmeCycle. I can forget I am having my period until I need to empty it. I love it. Every other product I’ve tried still gives a certain amount of mess. This is the only one that is absolutely leak proof for me. But you do need to stick with it in the beginning, because it is not easy.

    + PROS: -No leaking, even when sleeping/laying down -Stays in place
    - CONS: -Quite big -Need to be very comfortable with your body to insert
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  4. Overall Score

    Love this menstrual cup. It’s the only one I use

    + PROS: A really awesome cup. Only have to empty it morning and night except for my heaviest day I empty it an extra time. Doesn't spill. Great for a low cervix. Has good suction so doesn't move when you are doing any different to normal activity.
    - CONS: Can be difficult to get the hang of putting it in. Once you've used it for 4 or 5 cycles though you figure out the best technique to insert.
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  5. Overall Score

    Pros: The short model is a good fit for a low cervix and it doesn’t rub or hang out if properly inserted.
    Cons: I have used this cup for 6 cycles now and I hate it. It is extremely difficult to get it inserted properly so it doesn’t leak. I have followed the instructions to the letter, tried other insertion methods and still cannot find one way to get it in every time. I spend lots of time in the bathroom trying to adjust it for leaks, or wondering if it is leaking.
    The no spill removal feature isn’t that helpful, it works okay but you have to stick your finger into the full cup to open it for emptying and is harder to clean with the ribs in the middle. If you don’t get it inserted properly it pushes against the urethra and makes it impossible to urinate. It comes out with a bowel movement – every time, so a double mess to deal with.
    On at least one occasion every heavy night of my period I have had to change my pajamas in the middle of the night due to heavy leaking after carefully checking insertion and waiting for a while. It leaks and spills badly and I have to now back it up with a big pad, which is counterproductive but the only way to make sure that doesn’t happen. Even on a good insertion when it finally works after a few tries, I still have to change my panty liner several times per day. I am done with this cup, I hate it and am going to go with a firmer model that opens all the way and stays over the cervix and still fits a shorter cervix. I see there are some other options.

    - CONS: I have used this cup for 6 cycles now and I hate it. It is extremely difficult to get it inserted properly so it doesn't leak. I have followed the instructions to the letter, tried other insertion methods and still cannot find one way to get it in every time. I spend lots of time in the bathroom trying to adjust it for leaks, or wondering if it is leaking. The no spill removal feature isn't that helpful, it works okay but you have to stick your finger into the full cup to open it for emptying and is harder to clean with the ribs in the middle. If you don't get it inserted properly it pushes against the urethra and makes it impossible to urinate. It comes out with a bowel movement - every time, so a double mess to deal with. On at least one occasion every heavy night of my period I have had to change my pajamas in the middle of the night due to heavy leaking after carefully checking insertion and waiting for a while. It leaks and spills badly and I have to now back it up with a big pad, which is counterproductive but the only way to make sure that doesn't happen. Even on a good insertion when it finally works after a few tries, I still have to change my panty liner several times per day. I am done with this cup, I hate it and am going to go with a firmer model that opens all the way and stays over the cervix and still fits a shorter cervix. I see there are some other options.
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  6. Overall Score

    This is an amazing product! It will take a few cycles to get used to, but once you do, it is a lifesaver! I have only leaked once at night, but I think I had the cup in wrong or it turned when I put in in. Other than that, it has never leaked! I always leaked at night before the femme cycle wearing pads or even at my heaviest with a pad and tampon while laying on my back. It made such a mess on my bed and embarrassing! I have not leaked at work or home otherwise! I would always worry at work before. It is similar to putting a Tampon in once you get used to it. It slides right up into the vagina and you know it is in place when you cannot feel it at the bottom of your vagina. The only thing you should feel when it is in place is the ring with your fingers for when you need to pull it out.
    To insert, put your left leg on the covered toilet seat and squat a little or bear down like having a bowel movement. This helps to insert the cup. Fold the cup into a c and hold firmly to create suction for when it opens into your vagina. If you release the c fold early it may not open completely or you may not have the cup in right causing leaking. Push the bottom part of the cup into your vagina slowly and then the top part until you cannot feel it anymore. You’ll only feel the ring. You will feel the cup adjusting for a while after and it feels like it is leaking but it is not. I am not sure if it is air coming out of my vagina or what after putting it in and while wearing it. I usually have minimal blood on my pantiliner, but I think it is from when I inserted the cup and there was blood pooled in my vagina. Once the cup is open enough to where it collects menstrual flow, it should not leak at all. I always feel like it is leaking, but it never it. Just wipe your labia after inserting to get any residue. You will feel some mild cramping like you would when you have a tampon in and more when you just wear a pad, but not bad. Nothing I cannot deal with. The benefits outweigh the cramping! I am able to wear the cup for at least 12 hours-an entire shift at work! I am able to wear the cup all night long! To remove the cup, bear down or sit on the toilet or over the toilet pulling the ring at the bottom slowly. You can release the suction with your fingers also. Remove the cup straight or it may leak if you hurry. It is designed to not leak upon remova due to the inverted top, but I have had it leak. I think I was hurrying causing it to jostle. It is very easy to clean also with soapy hot water. No more messy than a tampon or a pad and barely any smell! I always felt like I smelled with tampons or pads. I don’t smell nearly as much with the cup. Sometimes I forget I have the cup in as it is so comfortable when it is in. You will feel crampy more when you are gassy or need to have a bowel movement and you will need to remove the cup when having a bowel movement or it will slide down out anyway. No big deal. It is easy to reinsert after you clean your hands when done having a bowel movement. It is amazing how much this cup holds, too! This cup is rugged and meant to last for up to 2 years. The package says to change after a year. Huge savings instead of buying tampons and pads!
    Give this a try seriously! I was frustrated a few times, but after a few cycles you will get the hang of it. Obviously every cervix is different, so make sure you get the right size. If you are having leakage, check the way you insert it and reread the instructions because it should not leak! You will Love this product in time! So much less stress about leaking now and you can enjoy sleep and life without the worry of leaking. Good luck!

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  7. Overall Score

    So happy with my FemmeCup I decided to add another cup to my monthly use. But the Femmecycle is not for me, a big balloonshape that doesn’t fold to its place. And even worse, that drops down during the day! I’ve lost it more than once when I went to the toilet, it just falls out.
    Also bought one for my teenage daughter, but it’s just to big, inserting is difficult, even after several different attempts and with a lubricant, it hurts. And she feels it, very uncomfortable and hurtful inside her.

    Mother of two, with average height and weight, and somewhat weak vaginal muscle strength.
    Daughter, with average height and weight, normal teenage vaginal muscle strength.

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  8. Overall Score

    BEWARE, low cervix femme cycle has so much suction it gave me a prolapse!
    I have had a low cervix since birth of baby 18 months ago. I am 34. I got the femmycycle last week and was so excited to use it as the other cup I used fell out.
    My cervix is so low at when I put the cup in it would suck my cervix in. Trying to get it off was painful and after using it for 3 days my cervix was on the outside! Permanently!

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  9. I absolutely LOVE mine. Wish I had known about it a long time ago. I feel confident now when I use it. No more bleed thru, bad smells, inconvenience, expense, embarassment, mess, etc like with tampons and pads.
    I highly recommend the FemmyCycle above others. The design is great.
    I learned that insertion is a breeze if I put my foot up on the toilet and insert standing rather than in a seated or squatting position.
    I’ll never go back to pads/tampons.

  10. Overall Score

    I have a very heavy clotting flow. I typically use a super tampon and have to change it every couple hours.
    While at work it’s nerve wrecking hoping not to leak. A couple of years ago I tried both the instead cup but it was messy & leaked, the diva cup but that was uncomfortable plus difficult to remove. I realize that a ring to pull out the cup would be helpful.
    Well, I came across the femmycycle and was very excited to give it a try. The prospect of a cup with holding capacity & a ring for easy removal was just what I needed. Unfortunately, I was a novice with cups, gave this cup a try a handful full of times & found it difficult to insert. Once in it was great but I wasn’t ready to really use a cup. Fast forward, I came across my cup & realized that I needed a break from tampons. Gave the cup another try and am so glad I did for the reasons I mentioned before. This is an awesome cup. On my first two days I do empty it 3-4 times. However, afterwards I empty it 2x a day. The freedom of worry that it will leak or that I may smell is so liberating. Heavy clotting isn’t a problem with this cup. I’m not awaken from dead of sleep with a panic of trying to make it to the bathroom.
    The moral of my story is I almost gave up on this cup at first but gave it another try & am so glad I did. If you aren’t comfortable at first inserting use k-y or coconut oil that helped me become successful. I highly recommend it to women over 40 with heavy clotting periods.

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  11. Overall Score

    The cup looks nice: a really smart shape and very easy to clean. I was really looking forward to trying it. This because I like the concept of a menstruation cup, have been using another one for years now, but I have a heavy flow so there is often some leakage. So I was happy to have my period for once… Unfortunately I experenced terrible pain removing it for a few times now. The cup got unfolded and got stuck around my cervix (in a vacuum). Also there was Ieaking, I think because it gets unfolded in some mysterious way. I won’t use it again I’m afraid. I read all the information on their website before starting to use it, also about the sizing. Measure during your period because the cervix is lower than! The regular one should have been right for me, but maybe the low-cervix model would have been better, or maybe this model cup is just not right for me. I find it too expensive to just buy another one, because I’m not sure that would be the one for me.

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  12. Overall Score

    If I could give the Femme Cycle 10 stars, I would! This is THE most amazing menstrual cup I’ve ever used. I can say this, because I have an extremely, bordering abnormally heavy flow (second and third day only). Just to give an example … I was never able to use pads. My last experience with a super absorbency, overnight pad with wings filled in two hours and resulted in my having to rush home from work to get new underwear. When I wore tampons, regular and super were out of the question. I had to either wear super plus, which I had to replace around every three to four hours; or I could use the ultra tampons that I stumbled upon one day at the store. Before menstrual cups, I thought ultra absorbency was a godsend. Unfortunately, they could only hold me for about four to five hours and I was nervous the entire time.

    Then my favorite cousin told me about menstrual cups. She immediately dragged me to closest store to grab a Diva Cup. I started with the smaller cup (A), because I’ve never had children. I quickly realized that it was too small, as I’m in fact over 30. I ate the cost and purchased another Diva Cup – the larger cup (B). The Diva Cup was great at first, but there were some issues. For starters, the cup could only hold me for up to five or six hours (second and third day only). I made sure to time it down to the minute. I thought that was an improvement from tampons so I didn’t complain. Removing the cup and cleaning it in a public restroom proved to be quite messy, but I developed my routine with baby wipes and carefulness and dealt with it. Using the bathroom – sometimes number one and always two – meant that I had to remove the cup every time (all six days). Ugh! This was a constant inconvenience, but I gritted my teeth and dealt with it. And there was no way that thing was going to keep me leak free from “up to 12 hours.” I honestly thought that 12 hour crap was a joke. I mean, what about women like me who have always had heavy flows. I just guessed that, although we had options, nothing would ever be perfect. Then I discovered Femme Cycle.

    Even though I’d already invested over $60 in menstrual cups, I said screw it and purchased Femme Cycle the day after I found it. Like other women, the leak free design intrigued me. I like Diva Cup, but I was always worried about leaks just the way I did with tampons. I ordered Femme Cycle next day delivery so I could start using it on my period. The first try did not go well, as I could not figure out how to insert it. And the idea of it not opening all the way made no sense to me. I combed through every YouTube video I could find to learn how to get the thing in there. I figured I wasted my money, so I put it away and never looked at it again. Several months later, I was boiling my Diva Cup to sterilize it and forgot about it on the stove. By the time I remembered, the smoke detector is my house was going off and the pot was burned. I burned my Diva Cup beyond belief. Crap! It was 7:45 and I had to get to work. I had no tampons and no time. I had no choice but to dig my Femme Cycle out of what ever hole I dropped it in. I’m pretty lite on the first day, so I got away with just a liner that day. I decided to give it try that night for my horrendous second day. Again, I watched every video I could find trying to figure out how to get it in. Finally, I said screw it and let it stay all scrunched up in my vagina. I ran my middle finger around the cup to make sure I could not feel my cervix, checked to ensure the ring at the bottom was just at the opening of my vagina and hopped into bed. I must have gotten up three different times to check for leaks before I let myself go to sleep. Unlike Diva Cup, I couldn’t feel a thing so it was like it wasn’t there. The next morning, no leaks. I was amazed, but I just knew it could not withstand days two and three. I was pleasantly mistaken.

    On my two heaviest days (two and three), the Femme Cycle can keep me leak free for up to eight or nine hours. No leaks, drips or dribbles. It catches all the blot clots and everything. It probably could go longer, but I get so nervous throughout the day. The cleanup is completely mess free. The anti leak opening keeps everything in and it catches everything so well that there’s no blood around the outside of the cup. It’s completely clean. With the Diva Cup, the blood seeps out the holds so it would get on my fingers and in my nails when I pulled it out. Rinsing the Femme Cycle is a breeze. Everything just washes clear away and I don’t feel the need to use soap or wipes. I’m a super clean freak so the Diva Cup made me a little nervous. If I was in a public restroom, I always had wipes to clean away the blood residue. And the ring on the Femme Cycle for easy removal is a gem. It just makes things so much easier. I still won’t go without a liner on days two and three, but I’m also not that adventurous. My only issue with Femme Cycle is that the manufacturers need to provide better instructions for how to insert it. That ridiculous model they use for demonstration is a joke. They need to demonstrate how the cup doesn’t open and provide better explanation for how that works. I honestly feel that despite their efforts, they don’t give enough information. I don’t like feeling like I’m taking chances.

    I swear the Femme Cycle is some kind of magic. The fact that it doesn’t open all the way just blows my mind. I never, ever, ever write reviews. I don’t do YouTube and I don’t blog. But I had to find any platform I could to let women out there who share the same types of heavy periods like me know … If you want to use a menstrual cup, but you’re skeptical then Femme Cycle is the best choice for you. If you’re already using another brand, but don’t quite feel it’s getting the job done the way if seems to be for all those other women raving about menstrual cups then Femme Cycle is the way to go. And if you’re wondering why the hell this review is so damn long … It’s because I use Femme Cycle and it’s AWESOME!

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    I really like the femmycycle low cervix. It’s extremely moldable, holds a LOT and is easy to use.

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    This is my 4th ( 3rd brand ) cup. I had issues with sliding down,discomfort from the stems. They poked and pinched me. I finally read as much as I could after trying two different shaped cups and settled on this one as my final chance. I LOVE IT! It doesn’t leak,doesn’t slide,is super comfortable – I can’t even feel it. I guess I have a lower cervix ( I’m not diagnosed with low cervix, but I’ve had 2 natural births ) so I bought the low cervix cup and it’s amazing.

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    I’ve been using menstrual cups for about a year now and had always had some issues with leakage, especially when laying down sleeping (even had a rather embarrassing accident in a hotel!). I decided to try the FemmyCycle because the design made sense to me. It is a different design than the other cups on the market and using it is a tad different, but after a small learning curve, I’m so happy to report ZERO leaks. It’s now my standard cup and I just have my other cups in the closet.

    Some details, I use the regular size FemmyCycle, and have had 5 children.

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    This is the perfect cup, at least for me!! It does not leak, is easy to remove and I cannot feel it at all. I tried Mooncup before and it was uncomfortable and was pressed up when I moved so that I could hardly reach it. The Femmycycle is fantastic! I put it a bit higher, just over the most tight part where my muscles tend to squeeze the cups away. It is so worth the price!!!

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    I used the Diva Cup for 4 years and loved it. When I saw the femme cycle I was attracted to the no spill design. I’ve had it through 4 period cycles now, and I can honestly say I hate it. I’ve never been more disappointed. As an experienced menstrual cup user this whole process has been frustrating. This design made me feel like I was putting it in wrong everytime. Only once have I gotten it in well enough to have no leaks. My cervix is high/regular and I just can’t get it high enough to actually hold my period. I have to really work to cramp it up there, then I have to finger it around to make sure it is sealed, and it still leaks. I am completely dissatisfied with this product and plan to order a diva cup tomorrow. I apologize to my diva cup, I never should have strayed.

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    This is the best cup in the market!
    I tried FemmyCycle curious about its design. I am really amazed. The volume is basically the same as that of divacup, meluna and fleurcup. However, with its design, I can go longer between changes on heavy flow days. At night, I sometimes experienced leaks with the others, but never ever with my FemmyCycle, which is my favorite by far.

    Bad reviews center around 2 issues: suction and leaks. Here is my recommendation:

    1. The suction is resolved if you break it before removing it, by gently pressing the cup near your cervix. The FemmyCycle gets softer over time, and the suction also gets less.

    2. Leaks are caused by improper positioning. I always make sure the opening of the Femmycycle is completely around my cervix (no part of my cervix protrusion outside the FemmyCycle opening) by moving my finger around the cup and pushing my cervix in, if needed. Doing this I am completely sure about the position of my cup and never have leaks.

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    Hi. I tried FemmyCycle and really, really, love it. I have really intense periods because endometriosis runs in my family. This has made it so much easier to get through my periods. I bought the starter kit on amazon, but then bought the 2 pack regular size directly from the company. I wanted to post my review with some pictures, but it is a bit long. I did leave a review on amazon so if you want to look that up it’s titled “FemmyCycle is Awesome! This is the only review you need to read. :-p”. You could copy and paste that in the review “keyword” search box to make it easier to find, but it’s a recent review so it shouldn’t be hard to find. I really hope that it helps to make it easier to make a decision on which cup is right for you.

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    This is my first cup. I am a virgin, never used tampons, and have a high cervix. It is very “hit-or-miss” in that it is either amazing- no leaks, can’t feel it, does not overflow, or very leaky and difficult to position. I can insert it the same exact way multiple times during the same time of day and still get different outcomes. It may leak for a few hours, then stop leaking, then suddenly allow a gush to pass. I always have to wear a backup liner or pad. It also seems to be giving me worse cramps at times.

    I liked the idea, but in the long run the hassle is too great. I don’t want to be unsure if it’s going to leak or not, and the cramps are just too bad. I will be switching to a new cup.

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    I have a slightly high cervix, so the regular Femmycycle seems to be a good fit. It’s good that it doesn’t have to pop open all the way, because I never would have got it open. It seems comfortable for the most part, although it seems to cause me to have a slight bellyache. However, I have yet to experience any of the horror stories often told on cups. I tested the suction of this cup on my arm before inserting it. It does have slight suction, but nothing anywhere near what would be required to cause any kind of internal damage. Though I’m curious on what’s causing the lower belly ache. But this cup is a go. I’m thinking about buying another, and I wish now I had gone ahead and bought the twin pack.

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    everything was perfect until I realised it was the reason I was getting very painful cramps. On a day with abundant flow I wouldn’t feel anything but as soon as the flow would decrease the cramps would start. I’m not sure if it is because then it doesn’t have much to suck and therefore pulls the cervix down.
    Whatever the reason I think is a shame because everything else works perfect.

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    When you get it properly seated, it’s great and my favorite cup, especially for not pressing on other organs… but for those days where it’s taken four or five try’s to get it in the right place and it’s just constantly leaking. It can really make you wonder how you made it this far in life. The thing is, the leaks can’t be caused by it not opening because you can clearly feel it pop open a few minutes after insertion, there’s a kick inside.

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    Terrible cup. Painful and damaged my cervix with suction. It should be taken off the market. I have read other reviews with similiar conclusions – some women had to go to the ER to get it removed!

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    I really wanted to like this cup. I did. I put up with the learning curve with insertion, although over two cycles it was still hit and miss and I could only determine if it was in properly by whether it leaked or not. I still had to wear my Diva cup if I was going to be out of the house, as I can rely on that one.
    Aside from that, it HURT. If there was to be suction, it was so strong that I experienced cramping (note: I have not had cramps since my daughter was born almost 9 years ago). I also had localized pain to one side of my cervix that radiated into my pelvis. After reading some posts, I checked my cervix and it was disturbingly swollen and tender. That resolved after a couple of days of not using it.
    Anyway, I had been very excited about his product and purchased the starter kit with both the low cervix and regular cups. It was expensive and completely not worth it. Yes, it’s innovative in design, but that innovation doesn’t translate into a better cup.

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    • Wow. Very sorry to hear about your experience and thanks for bringing my attention to the extremely offensive and factually incorrect post by FemmyCycle that suggests that women cannot feel uterine/vaginal/cervical pain or pleasure because of some bizarre misunderstanding of the autonomic nervous system. Ever heard of orgasm, PMS, or childbirth? I am actually flabbergasted that a menstrual cup company could post something so stupid, and will never be supporting this company as a result.

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    I have been wearing this product for a day now and I can honestly say I am amazed. I am a young woman who has had a child, in my last smear test i was told i had a receeding cervix but this has not caused any problems at all. Once it’s inserted I cannot feel a thing and I have almost forgotten I am even on my period. Easy insertion after a few practices and barely any leakage (remembering this is my first day), it even seems a lot more hygienic than pads and tampons. No more repeatative trips to the toilet to make sure I haven’t leaked through which has been a common problem sInce becoming a ‘woman’. I wish I had this product years ago, I could have saved myself from many embarrassing situations with leak through and forgotten tampons. Love this product, would definitely definitely recommend.

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    I am not a new menstrual cup user. I started with a Diva Cup back in 2005, and I used that cup every month for almost 8 years, with a couple pregnancies thrown in. I didn’t have a huge budget back then to try a ton of different cups, and back then there were not a ton of cups on the market. The Diva cup was much better than tampons, but I dealt with leaking here and there, and fiddling to make sure it was open all the way. But I always needed back up protection because I never knew if or when it was going to leak, either a little or a lot.

    Fast forward to 2015 and I had a renewed interest in cups and seeing what was out there. I purchased a ton of cups of various brands, to try to find that perfect cup for me. And I have found that with the Femmycycle. For the first few months I didn’t quite understand how it worked in comparison to the other cups I was so familiar with, and found myself frustrated with whether or not it was in right, or worried it would leak (it didn’t). It was a cup I was nervous to wear out of the home for long periods of time because I didn’t know how I could be confident I had it positioned right if I ever had to do that in a public restroom. But at home, the Femmycycle never leaked. Never- not even a little bit. I had never experienced that in a cup before.

    The more I learned about the Femmycycle- that it didn’t have to be opened all the way to work, that part of what made it work so well was NOT being open all the way- this started to make it even more amazing to me. I use the “C fold” and just insert and never think about it again. No fiddling, no spinning, no pulling up and down. Just put it in with the C fold and forget about it. It never leaks. Whatever happens to get it to work so perfectly is a mystery to me, but it is fantastic. This is the first cup I have ever used that I know I don’t even need a back up liner with (although I still do usually wear one- I am always worried about that just in case moment, even though it has yet to happen with this cup)

    I am a mother of 4 (4 c-sections) with very heavy cycles. I use the regular size and on my heaviest day I can fill this cup every 3-4 hours, for 24 hours, then it slows down. This cup makes me forget I am even having my period. Yes, it is shaped differently than other cups, but it is so soft that it really does not put any pressure or cause any cramping like other cups do. The lack of suction release holes is a good thing for me- I think those holes are part of the problem with leaking for me (not that I am filling so high that it is leaking from the holes- they usually start to leak for me around half full).

    There are new cups coming out all the time- I made the mistake of purchasing yet another cup recently that is being toted as a very high capacity cup- I tried it and had the same problems I have always had- fiddling to make sure it was open, and leaking. Lesson learned. The Femmycycle is wonderful and does not leak! I own more than 15 menstrual cups, and the Femmycyle is the only one I reach for anymore. Thank you for such a wonderful product!

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    I love love love my Femmycycle. It is my 3rd day using it. I drive a bus for a living. I had it in 14 hrs. no leaks. My flow is medium to heavy. It was a little over half full, not a leak, spot anywhere. I’ve been using my Diva cup for 3 years and it started irritating me and I started leaking. My mooncup was too short so I would leak. The Instead cup was a hit and miss plus it had an odor after use. After 7 years of wearing cups, this is the first cup that totally makes me feel like I’m not on my cycle. It is the most comfortable cup I have ever tried. My learning curve was pretty simple. I studied the instructions and watch tons of videos about the product a month before I used it. I ditched my Divacup permanently. So glad to be a Femmycycle supporter.

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    In short – I LOVE the Femmycycle! It is amazing and I recommend it to all my female friends with moderate to heavy flows. Before the Femmycycle I would be afraid to go anywhere without a pocketbook full of pads and tampons and even extra change of pants just in case. Now I have no fear when it comes to leaking. I can now work-out on my period whereas before I would laze about praying I wouldn’t leak! So happy with the Femmycycle! I’m almost excited when I get my period now because I know it can’t stop me from my usual routine!

    I’m 28 with a 5 year old child and ordered the regular size. I knew I had a high cervix because my doctor mentioned it to me, and my cervix also faces backwards. (It’s high enough to a point where I cannot even reach it with my middle finger!) I’ve never used any type of menstrual cup and didn’t even know about them until I stumbled upon an article by accident. Decided to try it because I was sick of pads rubbing my private area raw and the leaking and also tampons because they leaked too and I needed a backup pad anyway so there was no point. So when I was on my period I would never go anywhere, I would stay home in fear that I would leak and be embarrassed. If I did go out, I’d have a pocketbook full of tampons and pads which is embarrassing on its own. Tampons hurt going in, hurt coming out, it was a miserable experience with my 6 months of using tampons. I ordered the Femmycycle and Diva Cup at the same time and tried the Diva Cup first. I could NOT get it to fit right. The suction from it hurt and the ribs around the stem were painful (but necessary to have something to grab onto!) so after 3 tries I just took it out because it hurt and I couldn’t get it to open up properly so it was uncomfortable. I tried the Femmycycle and took me 3 tries to get the technique right, took no time at all to figure out! Even if you don’t put it in the same exact way as before, it still works! I change it every 8-12 hours and it’s usually about half full on my heavy days. And since it isn’t drying like tampons, if I don’t insert it right, I can just take it out and do it again! No pain!
    I use the c-curve, I find that’s the best one because I tried the 7 fold and the tulip fold and it just didn’t sit properly and wouldn’t open up the right way so the blood went around it.
    I put a little bit of coconut oil on the outside of my vagina and none on the actual cup. I found putting it on the cup made it too slippery and hard to hold to insert. It is easier to do in the shower than on toilet because the angle is different but I still had no problems either way after a few times.
    I’m on my second cycle with it. Only problem I had was it flipped upside down once – but admittedly it was my fault. I was over-confident when inserting and did it too fast and placed it crooked so the ring I would need to grab was already sideways against the wall and I put it in a little too far. Even though it was upside down, it STILL didn’t leak and it was on my heavy day! Didn’t hurt getting it out either, I just contracted and relaxed the muscles a couple times and was able to put my finger through the opening of the cup, hooked the lip of it, and pulled it out (at which point it did get messy since I had to open the leak guard to grab it) but it was not painful at all and I was over a toilet anyway so cleanup was no problem.
    I love this product.

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    I absolutely love this over the other products. With other diva cup designs, on my heavy day, I had to empty 3 to 4 times, but with this it does not leak and I can go a much longer time without emptying the cup. Also, with the other cups, I had to make sure the opening was open, not clasped, but for this one, I just need to make sure the c-fold is open. It is designed so that it does not need to be opened all the way in order to work, and removing the cup is much easier than other cups. Overall, this cup gives me much more freedom and less worries about leaking. I wish I knew about the Femmycycle earlier. I would recommend this to anyone.

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  31. Of all the menstrual cup femmycycle is the most comfortable. It seems I have a low cervix because I kept feeling the rim of the other cups. The low cervix cup is just fantastic, the other cups were a nightmare for me.

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