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
7.6
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  1. Overall Score
    90

    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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  2. Overall Score
    50

    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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  3. Overall Score
    70

    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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  4. Overall Score
    50

    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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  5. Overall Score
    50

    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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  6. Overall Score
    20

    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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  7. Overall Score
    40

    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.

  8. Overall Score
    100

    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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  9. Overall Score
    100

    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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  10. Overall Score
    100

    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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