Menstrual Cups

Miacup

miacup
www.miacup.com | www.rethinkthetampon.co.za
Country of origin: South Africa
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: Size 1 (Small)  Size 2 (Large)
Dimensions: Size 1 – 4.3cm wide, 5.3cm long (7cm with stem), size 2 – 4.6cm wide, 5.3cm long (7cm with stem)
Capacity: Size 1 – 25mls, Size 2 – 30mls (to brim)
Stem: Flat (solid) tab
Measuring Lines:
Cost (RRP): $399.99 South African Rand (approx $50.85 USD).[Currency Converter]
Guarantee: 6 month replacement policy
Been around since: May 2008
Unique Design?: Semi-Unique (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand. However it does have resemblances to aspects from other brands)
Other Details: The only cup available in an opaque pinky-purple colour.  Facebook page.  They have changed the colour of the cups to a slightly darker/browner look  – See a video of the old and new cups here
Review: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2008/07/10/miacup-my-thoughts

 

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Lunette

Lunette Menstrual cup S
http://www.lunette.com
Country of origin: Finland
Lifespan: Claims will last up to 10 years
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: “1” (small)  & “2” (large)
Dimensions: Size 1 = 4.1cm wide, 4.7cm Long, with 2.5cm stem. Size 2 = 4.6cm wide, 5.2cm long and 2cm stem
Capacity: Official capacity – Size 1 = 25mls, Size 2 = 30mls. My Test – Size 2 = 26ml to airholes, 34mls to level with rim
Stem: Flat (solid) tab
Measuring Lines: 7mls and 15mls
Cost (RRP): $39.99 USD [Currency Converter]
Been around since: “Autumn” 2005.  Coloured cups started with the blue Selene in 2008.
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design was created by this brand, but has been copied by and “influenced” other brands)
Other Details: Currently available in purple, yellow, orange (coral), blue and clear.  (Green has been discontinued)
Review: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/lunette-my-thoughts/

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LadyCup

ladycup
http://www.ladycup.eu
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Lifespan: Claims will last up to 15 years
Composition:Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:S & L (S = Women under 25/not given birth, L = Women over 25/have given birth)
Dimensions: S= “Small” – 4cm wide, 4.6cm long, 1.9cm stem. L=Large – 4.6cm wide, 5.3cm long, 1.3cm stem.
Capacity: S = 13mls to airholes, 22mls to rim. L = 20mls to airholes, 35ml to rim
Stem: Hollow tube
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP):$24.99 Euros[Currency Converter]
Guarantee: Exchange for wrong size, 2 year on materials.
Been around since: January 2008
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design was created by this brand but appears to have influenced other brands)
Other Details: First cup company to bring in coloured cups.
Review: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2008/06/26/lady-cup-my-thoughts

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Keeper

keeper
http://www.keeper.com
Country of origin: USA
Lifespan: Claims will last up to 10 years
Composition: Gum Rubber (Latex – so can cause problems for those with allergies)
Sizes: A & B (A = After childbirth, B = Before childbirth)
Dimensions:Size B = 4.5cm wide, 5.4cm long and 2.5cm stem, Size A – Keeper – 4.6cm wide, 5.4cm long (7.9cm including stem) ?
Capacity: (My Test – Size B = (approx) 12mls to under airholes, 20mls to level with rim)
Stem: Hollow tube
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP): Approx US$35 [Currency Converter]
Guarantee: 3 months
Been around since: 1987 (the oldest cup company still trading)
Unique Design?: Semi-Unique (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand. However it does have resemblances to the vintage Tasette cup)
Review: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/keeper-my-thoughts
Other Details: Suspected to be not Vegan friendly (due to Casein, derived from milk, being used in the manufacture of Latex).  Concerns about ethical trading due to use of the name “Mooncup” for their silicone product.

 

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Femmecup

femmecup
http://www.femmecup.com
Country of origin: UK
Lifespan: Claims will last up to 10 years
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: One Size (large size)
Dimensions: Approx 4.5cm wide, 6cm long including stem, 5cm long not including stem
Capacity: Official capacity 30ml to brim (My test= 15mls to airholes)
Stem: Old style hollow tube.  New short
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): GBP £16.99 [Currency Converter]
Guarantee: None?
Been around since: Late 2007?  (revamped 2011)
Unique Design?: Semi-Unique (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand. However it does have resemblances to other brands)
Other: The old style cup had a hollow tube stem, a whitish look silicone and was about 1cm longer overall
Review Original: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2008/07/10/femmecup-my-thoughts
Review Redesigned: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/new-femmecup-pictures

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Diva Cup

diva-cup1
http://www.divacup.com
Country of origin: Canada
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: Size 1 (small) Size 2 (large)
Dimensions: Size 1 = 4.1cm wide 5.7cm long (7cm including stem). Size 2 = 4.5cm wide, 5.7cm long.
Capacity: Size 1 = 20ml (to airholes?), “slightly less” to rim. Size 2 = 25ml (to airholes?), 30mls to rim.
Stem: Short hollow tube
Measuring Lines: Yes (on inside) marks 7.5mls and 15mls and 1/4oz and 1/2oz
Cost (RRP): Approx. US$34.99 (Frequently about USD$20 in stores) [Currency Converter]
Guarantee: None (12 month guarantee has now been revoked, and is up to the resellers to grant or not)
Been around since: 2004
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design has been created by this brand and has not been seen used by other brands)
Review: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/diva-cup-my-thoughts
Other Details: Appears to have been “revamped” since I got mine, with the newer version having slightly larger holes and a less protruding (less ridged) rim area {see here}

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