Maybe it’s not 100% confirmed that the stunning starlets of Bollywood dance their way through their periods with the Vcup. But it might make your periods easier to bear. The Vcup comes from the amazingly diverse country of India– famous for its street vendors, comfort food and gorgeous mountain cities.
The Vcup company describes its product as a “next generation menstrual cup,” and it’s made with medical-grade, hypoallergenic silicone that doesn’t contain any latex.
This cup is made in one size, which seems to be in the smaller range of cup sizes like the DivaCup and LunaCup. The stem of the Vcup is shaped like a ball, so if you find the tab-style menstrual cups to be irritating, you might appreciate the round shape of the Vcup stem.
Vcup Cup Sizes and Details
Everything You Need to Know
Vcup keeps things simple with only one model available in three translucent colors. There is no choice of size or material with the Vcup. All Vcups are made from hypoallergenic, medical-grade silicone. As described above, each Vcup comes with accessories, including:
– A hand-sanitizer pen
– Soap strips
– Coin tissues
– A cotton storage pouch
– Usage and care instructions
-Rim Firmness: n/a
-Body Firmness: n/a
-Diameter: 43mm (Largest Diameter)
-Cup length: 53mm
-Stem Length: 5mm
-Total Length: 58mm
-Capacity (Up to the air-holes):22ml
-Capacity (Up to the rim):32ml
How to use the Vcup
When you first receive your Vcup, you should clean and sterilize it before use. To do that, wash it with mild soap and water, and then boil some water in a pot and lower the Vcup into the water and leave it there for about 10 minutes.
- Vcup insertion. To insert the Vcup, fold it in half to make it smaller for insertion. Hold the folded cup carefully between your fingers and insert the cup into the vagina. You can do this while sitting, squatting or standing. If you do this while standing, try putting one leg up on the toilet seat. Once the cup is inserted, release it with your fingers and then gently rotate the cup so that it forms a seal.
- Vcup removal. Wash your hands before removing your Vcup. Try to relax and then with your fingers, squeeze the bottom of the cup to release the seal. You may actually hear the suction release. Gently pull down on the cup to remove it, with a slight back-and-forth rocking motion. Try to hold the cup upright so that you don’t end up spilling its contents during removal. Simply empty your cup into the toilet and flush. Rinse the cup with cold water and reinsert. You could also rinse, wash with warm water and soap before reinserting the cup.
- Vcup care. During your period, you should care for your Vcup with daily care. Rinse it with cold water, then wash it with hot water and a mild, perfume-free soap. Vcup recommends that you boil their cup once a month for about 5 to 10 minutes in order to sterilize it. Store your Vcup in the cotton bag that came with it.
Customer feedback and Videos
Hygiene and You compares the Vcup to the SheCup, two menstrual cups made in India.
About the company
Vcup is based in India and seems to sit under the umbrella of a company called Earth Care Solutions. They say that their mission is to make women’s lives easier with their innovative products and ideas. If you order directly from the Vcup website, you have to send an email to place your order, which is a rather unusual process for people who are used to buying online. Vcup doesn’t accept returns of their product unless you receive a defective or damaged cup. In that case, you can return it within 20 days of purchase.
Where to buy
We just review menstrual cups; we aren’t a menstrual cup retailer. You can get the best deals on Vcups here.