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
Found any errors in our measurements? Let us know!

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. Overall Score
    100

    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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  2. Overall Score
    100

    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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  3. 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.

  4. Overall Score
    90

    ☆☆☆☆☆

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