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
7
7.6User's score
Overall Score
7.6
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  1. 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.

  2. Overall Score
    90

    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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  3. Overall Score
    60

    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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  4. Overall Score
    100

    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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  5. Overall Score
    100

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

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  6. Overall Score
    100

    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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  7. Overall Score
    90

    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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  8. Overall Score
    90

    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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  9. Overall Score
    20

    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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  10. Overall Score
    100

    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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