Intimina Lily Cup ® Menstrual Cup | Full Review

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Lily Cup Sizes and Models

The Lily Cup is a menstrual cup that is manufactured in China. It is made of silicone and comes in 5 different sizes/models:
Lily Cup
A (Small)
40 mm
78 mm
65 mm
13 mm
28 ml
28 ml
2.5 /5
2.5 /5
2.5 /5
Lily Cup
B (Large)
44 mm
78 mm
65 mm
13 mm
32 ml
32 ml
3.5 /5
3.5 /5
3.5 /5
Lily Cup Compact
A (Small)
42 mm
58 mm
48 mm
10 mm
18 ml
20 ml
2.5 /5
2.5 /5
2 /5
Lily Cup Compact
B (Large)
45 mm
58 mm
48 mm
10 mm
23 ml
25 ml
2.5 /5
2.5 /5
2.5 /5
Lily Cup "One"
One Size
39 mm
47 mm
37 mm
10 mm
20 ml
23 ml
2.5 /5
2.5 /5
2.5 /5
Found any errors in our measurements? Let us know!

Introduction

Although the Intimina company is located in Sweden, their products – the Lily Cup, Lily Cup Compact, and Lily Cup One, are all manufactured in China.  They have been in business since 2009, first offering a variety of intimate products including pleasure tools, moisturizers, washes, and Kegel exercisers before introducing a menstrual cup.  Some of their cups can be found in big chain stores in the USA or worldwide at a local pharmacy, chemist, or specialty health store, as well as online ranging in price from $25 to $40 USD.

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Model 1: Lily Cup Size A (Small) | Review

What’s Included

The Lily Cup size A is the smaller of the two original cups that Intimina offers.  Along with the cup, you will also receive a user booklet containing several languages, and a cloth storage pouch, all packaged neatly in a hard box.

Who is it Meant For?

The Lily Cup size A is for individuals who haven’t given birth or who gave birth by cesarean. This size is also meant for those who have a moderate flow.

As a person with a medium to a high cervix, I still found the length uncomfortable at times. The base of the cup is a solid, hard piece of silicone that I could feel while sitting.  Therefore, I would suggest these cups for users that have a high to very high cervix.

Special Features

Capacity – The size A holds 28 ml to the rim. This is slightly higher compared to many other small-sized cups.

Body – The size A has a slightly narrower diameter than the size B although they share the same length. The body of the Lily Cup Original is considered a long “V”-shaped cup that tapers quickly to a point at the stem. The length makes these cups easy to reach for individuals with a high cervix. However, it may be too long for those who have a medium to a low cervix.

Stem – Unlike most menstrual cups, the stem of the Lily Cup flows into the body as a solid piece. There is no defined start/stop between them. While this feature helps make this cup as smooth as possible, it can also cause problems if the individual needs to trim it.  The stem is hollow and may require extra attention during cleaning.

Rim – The body of the Lily Cup Original is one of few cups that were designed to be ergonomic. The angled rim is said to form to your anatomy. This cup needs to be positioned in a specific way to work as intended with the tall rim of the cup situated towards your back. The rim is also different from most menstrual cups as it is placed on the inside of the cup as opposed to on the outside as a ‘no-spill’ feature.

Secondary Rim – There is a slight thickening of silicone towards the mouth of the cup as well as two thin “spines” that travel the length of the tall and short side. These spines add some firmness to the length and are supposed to help it open with ease.

Grip Rings – There are three thin grip rings at the tip of the stem. These are rounded to eliminate chafing while still providing a secure area to hold during removal.

Silicone Quality – While the silicone has a nice smooth, velvety feeling, some users say that the silicone is thin and cheaply made. When an avid cup user contacted several top silicone suppliers in the world, they were informed that quality silicone should not change color at any time. [When questioned about silicone turning white when stretched.] If this happens, a step was likely skipped or shortened during the curing process.

Firmness – As the Lily Cup Original has many different firmness areas, it’s hard to describe a definite overall firmness. While the rim has a thickening of silicone, two spines running the length of the cup, and the base being a solid, hard piece of silicone, the Lily Cup Original is surprisingly still considered a soft cup in the eyes of many.

Air Holes – The Lily Cup Original lacks any air holes. Some users find this a benefit as it will not leak prematurely. However, other users may find that it prohibits the cup from opening easily or that it causes the cup to create a strong suction making insertion and/or removal difficult.

Seams – Intimina did a nice job of cleaning up any flashing (seam joining) or put them in a placement that is un-noticeable. There are no visible lines to mention.

Markings – There are no markings on either the inside or outside of the cup.

Colors:

Model 2: Lily Cup Size B (Large) | Review

What’s Included

The Lily Cup size B is the larger of the two original cups that Intimina offers.  Along with the cup, you will also receive a user booklet containing several languages, and a cloth storage pouch, all packaged neatly in a hard box.

Who is it Meant For

The Lily Cup size B is for individuals who have given birth or for those who have a weaker pelvic floor.  It is also for users with a heavier menstrual flow.

As a person with a medium to a high cervix, I still found the length uncomfortable at times. The base of the cup is a solid, hard piece of silicone that I could feel while sitting.  Therefore, I would suggest these cups for users that have a high to very high cervix.

Special Features

Capacity – The size B holds approximately 32 ml to the rim. That’s only about 4 ml more than the size A.  While this is not considered a high capacity, individuals with a moderate flow might be able to use it for the full suggested hours.

Body – The size B has a slightly wider diameter than the size A for a difference of 4 mm, although they share the same length. The body of the Lily Cup Original is considered a long “V”-shaped cup that tapers quickly to a point at the stem. The length makes these cups easy to reach for individuals with a high cervix. However, it may be too long for those who have a medium to a low cervix.

Stem – Unlike most menstrual cups, the stem of the Lily Cup flows into the body as a solid piece. There is no defined start/stop between them. While this feature helps make this cup as smooth as possible, it can also cause problems if the individual needs to trim it.  The stem is hollow and may require extra attention during cleaning.

Rim – The body of the Lily Cup Original is one of few cups that were designed to be ergonomic. The angled rim is said to form to your anatomy. This cup needs to be positioned in a specific way to work as intended with the tall rim of the cup situated towards your back. The rim is also different from most menstrual cups as it is placed on the inside of the cup as opposed to on the outside as a ‘no-spill’ feature.

Secondary Rim – There is a slight thickening of silicone towards the mouth of the cup as well as two thin “spines” that travel the length of the tall and short side. These spines add some firmness to the length and are supposed to help it open with ease.

Grip Rings – There are three thin grip rings at the tip of the stem. These are rounded to eliminate chafing while still providing a secure area to hold during removal.

Silicone Quality – While the silicone has a nice smooth, velvety feeling, some users say that the silicone is thin and cheaply made. When an avid cup user contacted several top silicone suppliers in the world, they were informed that quality silicone should not change color at any time. [When questioned about silicone turning white when stretched.] If this happens, a step was likely skipped or shortened during the curing process.

Firmness – As the Lily Cup Original has many different firmness areas, it’s hard to describe a definite overall firmness. While the rim has a thickening of silicone, two spines running the length of the cup, and the base being a solid, hard piece of silicone, the Lily Cup Original is surprisingly still considered a soft cup in the eyes of many.

Air Holes – The Lily Cup Original lacks any air holes. Some users find this a benefit as it will not leak prematurely. However, other users may find that it prohibits the cup from opening easily or that it causes the cup to create a strong suction making insertion and/or removal difficult.

Seams – Intimina did a nice job of cleaning up any flashing (seam joining) or put them in a placement that is un-noticeable. There are no visible lines to mention.

Markings – There are no markings on either the inside or outside of the cup.

Colors:

Model 3: Lily Cup ‘Compact’ size A (small) | Review

What’s Included

The Lily Cup Compact size A is the smaller of the two compact cups that Intimina offers.  Along with the cup, you will also receive a user booklet containing several languages, and a circular, hard plastic, clamshell case, all packaged neatly in a hard box.

Who is it Meant For?

The Lily Cup Compact size A is for individuals who have not given birth, have given birth by cesarean, or have a light menstrual flow.

As a person with a medium to a high cervix, I found the Lily Cup Compact size A too small for my liking.  While I found it easier to open than the original Lily Cups, the compact was harder to reach during removal.  It also didn’t have the capacity that I needed for a heavier flow.

Special Features

Capacity – The size A holds 18 ml to the air holes and 20 ml to the rim. The capacity is slightly less in comparison to other small-sized cups.

Body – The size A has a slightly narrower diameter than the size B although they share the same length. The body of the Lily Cup Compact collapses into a thin disc. Therefore, it has folding areas to help it collapse into itself. People have described it as the same concept as a collapsible pill or travel drinking cup.

Stem – The stem is hollow which makes it soft and comfortable to use without trimming. However, because it is hollow, it may require extra attention during cleaning. It also features four rings for a secure grip during removal.

Rim – A thicker band of silicone creates the upper rim. Although it is slightly firmer than the body of the cup, many users still find it very soft which results in a difficult opening.

Secondary Rim – While secondary rims typically add some extra firmness to the mouth of the cup for easy opening, this one is soft enough that the user may have difficulties getting it to expand.

Grip Rings – There are no grip rings at the base of the Lily Cup Compact besides the four positioned on the stem.

Silicone Quality – While the silicone has a nice smooth, velvety feeling, some users say that the silicone is thin and cheaply made. When an avid cup user contacted several top silicone suppliers in the world, they were informed that quality silicone should not change color at any time. [When questioned about silicone turning white when stretched.] If this happens, a step was likely skipped or shortened during the curing process.

Firmness – Since this cup has areas that collapse and fold for the compact aspect, it’s considered a soft or even a very soft cup. Some users find it difficult to open and push into position because it pre-maturely collapses with the pressure of a finger.

Air Holes – The Lily Cup Compact has four small air holes. Some users find this a benefit as it is less likely to leak prematurely. However, other users may find that it prohibits the cup from opening easily or that it causes the cup to create a strong suction making insertion and/or removal difficult.

Seams – Intimina did a nice job of cleaning up any flashing (seam joining). The flash on the side of the rim is barely detectable.

Markings – There are no markings on either the inside or outside of the cup.

Colors:

Model 4: Lily Cup ‘Compact’ Size B (Large) | Review

What’s Included?

The Lily Cup Compact size B is the larger of the two compact cups that Intimina offers. Along with the cup, you will also receive a user booklet containing several languages, and a circular, hard plastic, clamshell case, all packaged neatly in a hard box.

Who is it Meant For?

The Lily Cup Compact size B is recommended for individuals who have given birth, those who have a weaker pelvic floor, and those with a medium flow.

As a person with a medium to a high cervix, I found the Lily Cup Compact size B too small for my liking. While I found it easier to open than the original Lily Cups, the compact was harder to reach during removal. It also didn’t have the capacity that I needed for a heavier flow.

Special Features

Capacity – The size B holds 23 ml to the air holes and 25 ml to the rim. The capacity is slightly less in comparison to other large-sized cups.

Body – The size B has a slightly wider diameter than the size B by 3 mm although they share the same length. The body of the Lily Cup Compact collapses into a thin disc. Therefore, it has folding areas to help it collapse into itself. People have described it as the same concept as a collapsible pill or travel drinking cup.

Stem – The stem is hollow which makes it soft and comfortable to use without trimming. However, because it is hollow, it may require extra attention during cleaning. It also features four rings for a secure grip during removal.

Rim – A thicker band of silicone creates the upper rim. Although it is slightly firmer than the body of the cup, many users still find it very soft which results in a difficult opening.

Secondary Rim – While secondary rims typically add some extra firmness to the mouth of the cup for easy opening, this one is soft enough that the user may have difficulties getting it to expand.

Grip Rings – There are no grip rings at the base of the Lily Cup Compact besides the four positioned on the stem.

Silicone Quality – While the silicone has a nice smooth, velvety feeling, some users say that the silicone is thin and cheaply made. When an avid cup user contacted several top silicone suppliers in the world, they were informed that quality silicone should not change color at any time. [When questioned about silicone turning white when stretched.] If this happens, a step was likely skipped or shortened during the curing process.

Firmness – Since this cup has areas that collapse and fold for the compact aspect, it’s considered a soft or even a very soft cup. Some users find it difficult to open and push into position because it pre-maturely collapses with the pressure of a finger.

Air Holes – The Lily Cup Compact has four small air holes. Some users find this a benefit as it is less likely to leak prematurely. However, other users may find that it prohibits the cup from opening easily or that it causes the cup to create a strong suction making insertion and/or removal difficult.

Seams – Intimina did a nice job of cleaning up any flashing (seam joining). The flash on the side of the rim is barely detectable.

Markings – There are no markings on either the inside or outside of the cup.

Colors:

Model 5: Lily Cup ‘One’ | Review

What’s Included?

The Lily Cup One is the smallest cup that Intimina has to offer. Along with the cup, you will also receive a user booklet containing several languages, and a circular, hard plastic, clamshell case, all packaged neatly in a hard box.

Who is it Meant For?

The Lily Cup One was created for first-time menstrual cup users.

As an avid menstrual cup user with a medium to a high cervix, I found the Lily Cup One too small for my liking. While I found it easier to open than the original Lily Cups and the Compact versions, the Lily Cup One was still hard to reach during removal. It also didn’t have the capacity that I needed for a heavier flow.

Special Features

Capacity – Lily Cup One holds approximately 20 ml to the air holes and 23 ml to the rim. The capacity is slightly less in comparison to other small-sized cups.

Body – Lily Cup One has a narrower diameter than the Lily Cup Compact size A (small) by 3 mm, and is also shorter by almost 10 mm. The body of the Lily Cup Compact collapses into a thin disc. Therefore, it has folding areas to help it collapse into itself. People have described it as the same concept as a collapsible pill or travel drinking cup. Unlike the Lily Cup Compacts, each collapsing area is rounded.

Stem – The stem is a small flat tab with a loop attached. This loop was designed to make it easier for first-timers to remove the cup.

Rim – The double rim design is supposed to create a leak-proof rim.

Grip Rings – There are three thin grip rings at the base of the cup, as well as three curved lines on the tab area of the stem.

Silicone Quality – While the silicone has a nice smooth, velvety feeling, some users say that the silicone is thin and cheaply made. When an avid cup user contacted several top silicone suppliers in the world, they were informed that quality silicone should not change color at any time. [When questioned about silicone turning white when stretched.] If this happens, a step was likely skipped or shortened during the curing process.

Firmness – Since this cup has areas that collapse and fold for the compact aspect, it’s considered a soft cup. However, the narrow diameter makes it slightly firmer than the Compact version. Some users find it difficult to push into position because it pre-maturely collapses with the pressure of a finger.

air holes – The Lily Cup One has four very small air holes. Some users find this a benefit as it is less likely to leak prematurely. However, other users may find that it prohibits the cup from opening easily or that it causes the cup to create a strong suction making insertion and/or removal difficult.

Seams – Intimina did a nice job of cleaning up any flashing (seam joining). The flash on the side of the rim is barely detectable.

Markings – There are no markings on either the inside or outside of the cup.

Colors:

Detailed User Manual

Fold – Hold the base of your cup, flatten the opening and fold in half.

Insert – Angle your cup towards your tailbone and insert it upwards until the removal loop is inside.

Placement – Rotate the cup in both directions or pull it slightly down.

Removal – Grab the removal loop and softly squeeze the base to release the seal.  Gently pull the removal loop and the cup is out.

The Intimina website has more detailed instructions on the whole Lily Cup Line including how to safely trim the stems, how to collapse the cups, illustrations, additional folds, cup placement, and cleaning and storage.

For information on these and more, visit the Intimina User Manual in English or the Intimina User Manual in Chinese.

Customer Service

Emailcustomercare@intimina.com (closed on the weekend)

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram  – @Intimina

Pinterestwww.pinterest.com/intimina/

Intimina on YouTube

There are mixed feelings about customer service and the information that they gave floating around the internet.  The most popular controversy surfaced when a well-known, hardcore vegan YouTuber was told that the Lily Cup was 100% vegan.  While another well-known, also hardcore vegan YouTuber had an email directly from the Intimina Company stating that their cup was not vegan.

Users and potential users, vegan and non-vegan alike, felt betrayed.  Many leaving comments that they [Intimina] can’t be trusted and that they [users] will no longer buy or use items made or sold by the company.

Alternatives to Lily Cup

Although there are no other cups that come close to the same combination of shape and length of the Original Lily Cup, users have turned to some of the following as alternatives:

Venus Cup – The large Venus Cup measures 71 mm at total length to the 78 mm of the original Lily Cup. However, the large Venus Cup can hold 47 ml to the top of the rim while the large Lily Cup only holds 32 ml.

Juju Cup Model 3 – This high cervix cup measures 78 mm at total length, which is the same as the Lily Cup. However, it only holds 27 ml at full capacity. This cup has a very narrow diameter which may result in a difficult placement or cause the cup to slide down for some users.

Yuuki Large – This cup is 74 mm in total length which is only 4 mm less than the Lily Cup. It can hold slightly more with the capacity of 38 ml to the top off the rim. The Yuuki Cup is offered in three different firmness levels to suit the users’ needs.

Summary

It seems that people either love the Lily Cup or hate it.  The original was very popular for the individuals with a high to a very high cervix because of the length.  However, all versions of the Lily Cup have been reported to be too long for many who have a low cervix.  Troubles with the cup creating a strong suction has been a common issue.  Either because there are no air holes or that they are very small.   While the silicone feels nice, the quality may be questionable.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

How much is a Lily Cup?

The Lily Cups range from $25 – 40 USD depending on which cup you are interested in. 

How do Lily Cups work?

All of the Lily Cups sit inside of the vaginal canal under the cervix to collect menstrual flow.

Can you swim with a Lily Cup?

You can do just about any activity while using each of the Lily Cups, except for having penetrative intercourse.

How much blood does a lily Cup hold?

Depending on which version and size, the Lily Cup holds at least 18 ml to the air holes and at most 32 ml to the top of the rim.

How do you insert an Intimina Lily Cup?

Hold your cup upright.  Fold and firmly hold the body of your cup.
Sit in a slight squatting position and relax your vaginal muscles. 
Angle your cup towards your tailbone and insert it upwards until the stem is inside.  
If using the Lily Cup Original, the tall rim of the cup should be situated towards your back.
Make sure the top of the cup is completely open.  
Gently squeeze the base of the cup to open it inside of your body.

What is a Intimina Lily Cup?

The Lily Cup, made by the Intimina Company, is a reusable menstrual product that collects your menstrual flow.

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  1. Overall Score
    50

    I really wanted this cup to work and be my go to, I got the compact based on reviews. 3 Periods, many, many insertions/corrections and its leaked 95% of the time. I have lost faith in this cup as I have to wear towels with it as a safety net. The silicone is lovely, vegan and the design idea is great but it hasn’t worked for me, going back to my old cup 🙁

    + PROS: Silicone is silky smooth and its vegan
    - CONS: Leaks, collapses, unreliable
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  2. Overall Score
    20

    The Lily Cup compact leaks every time I use it, really badly. I’ve been using menstrual cups for years, so I’m certain this isn’t a learning curve thing. So disappointed. 🙁

    + PROS: Collapsible so easy to store/hide.
    - CONS: LEAKS.
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  3. Overall Score
    10

    I wanted to love the lily cup compact product! I tried and tried for several cycles but unfortunately this cup leaks! It wasn’t an issue of being overly full either. I tried every method of insertion. It just doesn’t open up once inserted inside. I even contacted customer service asking if I could try the other style, the original as I thought the compact was folding up inside of me, but they responded no they would not let me try it, I would have to purchase it. Total waste of money and I will be trying a different company who stands behind their product satisfaction 100% guaranteed.

    - CONS: Too expensive Product doesn't actually work Bad customer service
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  4. Overall Score
    90

    I have a very high cervix so i decided to go for the Lily Cup Classic. It’s very soft so it was quite hard for me to make it fully open once inside in the beginning. But after a few trials with different folds (ie punch down fold and tampon fold), i found that the origami fold is the most effective one for me. That fold enables the shorter spine to pop the cup open once inside. It still leaked but just very little, like 1 drop of blood and then that was it. It was able to hold my blood for a good 12 hrs. I am happy with this cup!

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  5. Overall Score
    20

    If I could give the Lily Cup size B a zero star rating I would. Do not buy this product. It was a major waste of my money. Like most, I bought this product because I wanted a solution to a period that wasn’t a monthly cost and would keep me dry at night. Once I bought this I thought my worries were over, because it professed to be a 12 hour cup. No such luck. It leaked all the time, even with the one time I got it to seal out of two menstrual cycles. Yes, I stayed with it for two cycles just in case it was my inexperience that accounted for the leaking. It was even worse at night like there might as well not have been anything to catch it at all. I purchased the size B because I have had children vaginally, and so it was not an issue in size.

    In addition to it leaking it hurt a lot especially at night. This is not a product of comfort. It would always ride up higher than it was supposed to, no matter how hard I tried to get it to pop open. With that being said the stem is so much worse than a tampon string in that it always feels like it’s getting snagged on something for the brief 3 minutes that is wasn’t riding uncomfortably high. I also dared not trim that stem any shorter than recommended in case I couldn’t get it out of me. Things that are to be considered reusable should be consumer friendly in being easy to use. Sadly this was not.

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      vartikabhagat10@gmail.com December 16, 2019 at 4:38 pm

      I’m a user of INTIMINA lily cup one and I swear, It’s the best choice. The removal had always been difficult for me , but the loop thing made it much easier for me to be friends with menstrual cup . Descreate packaging which is also cute makes periods aesthetically pleasing. I wait for my next period now just to use it again! As a zero waste and minimalistic person this is everything in one product. Must try !

  6. Overall Score
    90

    Ever since breaking my hymen with another brand of menstrual cup I thought I would just stick to pads. They were safe, and didn’t leave me in the bathroom shamefully calling my sister to help me remove what might has well have been a light bulb out of my genital regions. needless to say she did not, she coached me from the other side of the door and 30 min later *pop.* It was over for me, and there was blood all over the walls. I considered seeing counseling for menstrual cup PTSD.

    But then, my sister introduced me to the Lily cup which turned out to be a less traumatic. without a hymen it seems to just slip right in no muss no fuss. After a couple of cycles I figured out how to pee with it in. Now I’m a menstrual cup wearing while peeing pro. Thank you Lily Cup!

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  7. I have been using the normal cup size A for 3 days and it leaks – I’ve read the directions several times and have tried everything. I actually hear it “pop” when inserting it and when I pull down on the stem, I can feel the suction – so the seal is there. Does anyone have any advice?

    On the positive side, I’m surprised how easy the insertion and removal is!

    Thanks in advance for any advice 🙂

  8. Overall Score
    90

    I’ve never used any other menstrual cup before so I can’t provide a comparison. That being said, here’s my review…
    I’ve been using Lily Cup compact Size A for 2 months now. As a first time user it’s not really intuitive how to insert it & the directions, while explanatory, didn’t quite explain enough. Luckily, I had a friend who had been using a menstrual cup for a while & she gave me a couple of hints: 1) Whichever form/method you use to insert it, it makes it much easier, and more comfortable, if you move it in a rocking/circular motion (this also holds true when removing it) 2. Bear down (like a BM) when taking it out & (try) to pinch the bottom to lessen the suction

    My favorite things about this product:
    1) I can easily keep it in my pocket or purse when not in use
    2) I can sleep naked with my husband all the time
    3) I’m allergic to most tampons & no longer have to deal with the mess, odor, or (and this is the technical term) swamp butt that comes along with using pads; which in turn seems to cause something akin to diaper rash if I’m not careful about keeping it (my butt) dry
    4) I wear underwear as little as possible & this gives me even more freedom in this; this is especially important if I’ve recently groomed my lady parts, aka vagina, hooha, squish mitten, etc., which is what is what prompted me to write this review today
    5) If you’ve read this far, you can probably assume I’ve had no problems with leaks

    Things I don’t like about this product:
    1) Poor insertion & removal directions
    2) I experience some pain with insertion & removal – I wasn’t going to add this but I saw some other’s experienced a similar issue. In fairness, I’m not confident that the discomfort is related to the product itself, especially as I have never tried another brand or type of cup

    I have recommended this product to friends & will continue to do so

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  9. I was extremely disappointed with this product. I purchased it after using a Diva cup for years, so I feel like I know how menstrual cups work. However, I had two major issues with the Intimina, even after nearly 6 months of experimenting with it. First, it created a painful suction to my cervix regardless of how I inserted it. I looked on several forums to see if I was using it incorrectly, even inserting it so low that they stem hung out, but it always migrated up and formed the painful suction that made it difficult and painful to remove. I wonder if the design would be improved if holes were punched in it like the Diva cup? The second issue is that the cup always leaked. I didn’t have a single use that didn’t leak, and more than once it leaked so much that it soaked my underwear while I was at work. It seemed odd that it could be so tightly attached and still leak so much.

    Clearly I was not inserting it correctly, but I read and re-read the directions, looked for advice on help forums, and have used a menstrual cup for years. Perhaps it shouldn’t be so difficult to wear correctly.

    I went out and bought another Diva cup this morning after three more frustrating days with the Intimina, and immediately the leaking and painful discomfort stopped.

  10. Overall Score
    100

    I am so surprised how well this works! I was expecting a few months of learning how to do it right and a few leaks but so far it has worked perfectly for 3 months use! I actually like getting my period now as it is not such a hassle. I am not worrying about toxic sanitary products in my body. I can easily see that I am healthy by seeing the colour and consistency of the blood coming from my body.
    It rolls up really small… Takes me like 5 seconds to insert and check position. Perfect!

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