FemmyCycle ® Menstrual Cup – Full Review

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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:
FemmyCycle
Teen (Petite)
31 mm
57 mm
38 mm
19 mm
17.5 ml
17.5 ml
3 /5
3 /5
3 /5
FemmyCycle
Low Cervix
36 mm
50 mm
43 mm
13 mm
30 ml
30 ml
3 /5
3 /5
3 /5
FemmyCycle
Regular
36 mm
63 mm
43 mm
20 mm
30 ml
30 ml
3 /5
3 /5
3 /5
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Introduction

The FemmyCycle is the first of its kind.  It’s sphere-shaped with a ring stem and is available in three different sizes.  It features a patented ‘no-spill’ funnel which is said to reduce leaks and mess.

The FemmyCycle can be purchased separately for $30, or as a ‘family pack’ which includes all three sizes, for $60 USD.

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Model 1: FemmyCycle Regular Size | Review

What’s Included

When purchasing the regular-sized FemmyCycle, you will receive the longest cup (in total length), a user manual, and a cloth storage pouch, all packaged neatly in a box.

Who is it Meant For?

According to the FemmyCycle company, if you insert your finger as far as it will go and can barely reach your cervix or can’t reach it at all, the regular size is the best choice for you.

As an individual with a medium to a high cervix, I found the regular-sized FemmyCycle reachable most times, but harder to reach if my cervix was in a higher position.

Special Features

Capacity – The regular-sized FemmyCycle is on the lower end of average compared to other cups.  This cup holds 30 ml, while many other large-sized cups measure at least 35 ml.

Body – This cup is sphere-shaped or ball-shaped as opposed to a V or bell-like the majority of other cups on the market.

Stem – The FemmyCycle has a ring stem for ease of removal.  Over the years, the company made some changes to the ring stem.  It is now less bulky, softer, and easier to handle.

Although some users have trimmed the ring stem completely off, it may be hard for some individuals to get a good grip while removing the cup because of the shape.

Rim – Their patented ‘no-spill’ rim design includes a funnel that needs to be extended to work as intended.  Although some users find this a benefit, others may find it cumbersome.

Secondary Rim – This cup has a thick and wide band of silicone at the mouth for added firmness and easy opening.

Some users may find the rim bulky and hard to fold and hold.  If you are experiencing issues with getting the rim to insert, try some water-based personal lubricant to help ease it in.

Grip Rings – The FemmyCycle lacks any grips rings.  If you choose to trim the ring stem, it may be hard to pinch or hold during removal.

Silicone Quality – The quality of this cup is excellent.  Although some users found them to take on a slightly yellow tint over time, the cup stays clear and is smooth and easy to rinse off.

Firmness – This cup is considered to be a medium firmness.  However, because of its bulbous shape, some users find it a little too firm or too wide for easy and comfortable inserting or wearing.

Air Holes – The FemmyCycle doesn’t have any air holes.  While some users feel it helps stop premature leaking or overflowing, others may find that it creates a very strong suction while trying to remove the cup.

Seams – The FemmyCycle has no flash lines (seams) to be found.

Markings – There are no markings inside or outside of this cup which makes cleaning up that much easier.

Colors:

Model 2: FemmyCycle Petite (Teen) Size | Review

What’s Included

When purchasing the petite-sized FemmyCycle, you will receive the cup with the narrowest diameter and shortest body length (not including the stem), a user manual, and a cloth storage pouch, all packaged neatly in a box.

Who is it Meant for?

According to the FemmyCycle company, the petite size is perfect for teens, smaller bodies, and those with a lighter menstrual flow.

As an individual with a medium to a high cervix, I found the petite-sized FemmyCycle hard to reach.   This cup should be comfortable and easy to reach if you have a medium to a low cervix.

Special Features

Capacity – The petite-sized FemmyCycle is on the lower end of average compared to other small-sized cups.  This cup holds 17 ml, while many other small-sized cups measure at least 20-25 ml.

Body – This cup is sphere-shaped or ball-shaped as opposed to a V or bell like a majority of other cups on the market.

Stem – The FemmyCycle has a ring stem for ease of removal.  Over the years, the company made some changes to the ring stem.  It is now less bulky, softer, and easier to handle.

Although some users have trimmed the ring stem completely off, it may be hard for some individuals to get a good grip while removing the cup because of the shape.

Rim – Their patented ‘no-spill’ rim design includes a funnel that needs to be extended to work as intended.  Although some users find this a benefit, others may find it cumbersome.

Secondary Rim – This cup has a thick and wide band of silicone at the mouth for added firmness and easy opening.

Some users may find the rim bulky and hard to fold and hold.  If you are experiencing issues with getting the rim to insert, try some water-based personal lubricant to help ease it in.

Grip Rings – The FemmyCycle lacks any grips rings.  If you choose to trim the ring stem, it may be hard to pinch or hold during removal.

Silicone Quality – The quality of this cup is excellent.  Although some users found them to take on a slightly yellow tint over time, the cup stays clear and is smooth and easy to rinse off.

Firmness – This cup is considered to be a medium firmness.  However, because of its bulbous shape, some users find it a little too firm or too wide.

Air Holes – The FemmyCycle doesn’t have any air holes.  While some users feel it helps stop premature leaking or overflowing, others may find that it creates a very strong suction while trying to remove the cup.

Seams – The FemmyCycle has no flash lines (seams) to be found.

Markings – There are no markings inside or outside of this cup which makes cleaning up that much easier.

Colors:

Model 3: FemmyCycle Low Cervix Size | Review

What’s Included

When purchasing the low cervix FemmyCycle, you will receive the cup with the shortest body length including the ring stem, a user manual, and a cloth storage pouch, all packaged neatly in a box.

Who is it Meant for?

According to the FemmyCycle company, the low cervix cup was specially designed for users with lower than average cervixes or shorter vaginal canals.

As an individual with a medium to a high cervix, I didn’t feel I needed to try the low cervix cup.  I had already experienced issues removing both the regular and petite sizes.

Special Features

Capacity – The low cervix FemmyCycle has the same capacity as the regular size, holding 30 ml to its max.

Body – This cup is sphere-shaped or ball-shaped as opposed to a V or bell like the majority of other cups on the market.

Stem – The FemmyCycle has a ring stem for ease of removal.  Over the years, the company made some changes to the ring stem.  It is now less bulky, softer, and easier to handle.

Although some users have trimmed the ring stem completely off, it may be hard for some individuals to get a good grip while removing the cup because of the shape.

Rim – Their patented ‘no-spill’ rim design includes a funnel that needs to be extended to work as intended.  Although some users find this a benefit, others may find it cumbersome.

Secondary Rim – This cup has a thick and wide band of silicone at the mouth for added firmness and easy opening.

Some users may find the rim bulky and hard to fold and hold.  If you are experiencing issues with getting the rim to insert, try some water-based personal lubricant to help ease it in.

Grip Rings – The FemmyCycle lacks any grips rings.  If you choose to trim the ring stem, it may be hard to pinch or hold during removal.

Silicone Quality – The quality of this cup is excellent.  Although some users found them to take on a slightly yellow tint over time, the cup stays clear and is smooth and easy to rinse off.

Firmness – This cup is considered to be a medium firmness.  However, because of its bulbous shape, some users find it a little too firm or too wide.

Air Holes – The FemmyCycle doesn’t have any air holes.  While some users feel it helps stop premature leaking or overflowing, others may find that it creates a very strong suction while trying to remove the cup.

Seams – The FemmyCycle has no flash lines (seams) to be found.

Markings – There are no markings inside or outside of this cup which makes cleaning up that much easier.

Colors:

Detailed User Manual

First of all, according to the company, this cup was designed NOT to open completely to collect your flow.  They also suggest emptying your bladder before inserting the cup.  While the website directions are short and sweet, the pamphlet that is included with your purchase may have more in-depth instructions.  At the time of this article, their online instruction manual or info sheet IP could not be found.

Customer Service

I have not had any contact with the company myself, but have only heard good things from people who have.

FemmyCycle can be reached by email: info@femmycycle.com

Alternatives to FemmyCycle

Formoonsa – The Formoonsa Cup is available in three different sizes.  Once called the ‘training” cup is one of the smallest cups that I’ve ever seen.  These are very similar to the FemmyCycle including the shape and the ‘no-spill’ funnel.  I heard, but I am not positive, that the Formoonsa Cup had permission from the FemmyCycle company to use the design.  It has not been confirmed.

Merula Original – Although the Merula Cup does not have a funnel, the shape is also spherical like the FemmyCycle.  The Merula has a ladder stem that allows individuals with a medium to a high cervix to use this cup.  If you’re looking for something firmer than the FemmyCycle or a cup that has a higher capacity, the Merula Cup is a good option.

Summary

People seem to either love the FemmyCycle or hate it.  Individuals who have a medium to a low cervix find that it is both easy and comfortable to wear.  However, many users have also reported that the funnel irritates their cervix.  Another love or hate relationship seems to be the lack of air holes.  While some find that it’s beneficial to avoid premature leaking, others find that it creates a very strong suction making it difficult to remove.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my FemmyCycle leaking?

The rim of the FemmyCycle needs to be placed just below the cervix to collect your flow.  If the rim is tilted to the side, it could be the cause of leaks.

How do you insert FemmyCycle?

Fold the cup and use a clean hand to insert the cup very slowly to allow it to partially open just below the cervix.  This cup was designed so that it doesn’t need to be fully expanded to collect your flow.

Can I poop with my FemmyCycle?

Like with all menstrual cups, you should be able to use the toilet without removing it.

Is FemmyCycle safe?

The FemmyCycle is safe to use for up to two years.  According to the company, after two years yeast or fungal organisms can grow on the silicone and become harmful.

What is FemmyCycle made of?

The FemmyCycle is made of 100% soft medical grade silicone.  It is made in the USA and has been kept up to date with their FDA registration.

7 Total Score

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Overall Score
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Overall Score
7.6
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  1. Overall Score
    100

    As echoed by others, if I could give this cup more than 10 stars, I would. I found it after (yet another) desperate internet search some years back trying to figure out why cups seemed to work so well for everyone but me, and found FemmyCycle. After YEARS of struggles and leaking with more traditional shapes, I decided to give this one a try. It was new, hadn’t even existed when I started cups, and looked different enough to work.

    Absolutely AMAZING difference for me. The learning curve was longer, yes, but once I got it down (probably 3 – 5 cycles) I didn’t have leaks, I didn’t have irritation or discomfort, I couldn’t feel it at all. Also: No frills, which I really like. No tricky unnecessary ridges or holes to clean.

    A note on the suction: If you are wearing this cup and you just grab the loop and pull, yes, it’s going to still have suction and it will hurt. Don’t do that. You need to break the seal before doing that. It doesn’t have the air holes of other cups, so just push against one side.

    If you’ve been struggling and suffering, I recommend giving this cup a try. It’s completely perfect for me. I also had to work with their customer service and they were wonderful (purchased mine from Amazon and they just sent me a cup in a plastic bag – FemmyCycle instructed me not to use it and instead sent me one themselves).

    + PROS: No leaks Comfortable Easy removal Easy to clean Clear
    - CONS: Longer learning curve
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  2. This cup shouldn’t be sold to anyone. Started using it cause of my low cervix, size petite, i was very excited to try it, but day 3 of my period realised the cup has been sucking my cervix and pulling it down almost causing me to have a prolapse, i’m 21 years old, never had kids. This is very dangerous, don’t buy it.

  3. Overall Score
    100

    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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  4. Overall Score
    100

    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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  5. Overall Score
    100

    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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  6. Overall Score
    100

    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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  7. Overall Score
    20

    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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  8. Overall Score
    100

    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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  9. Overall Score
    20

    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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  10. Overall Score
    20

    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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