Menstrual Cups

IrisCup

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www.iriscup.com

Country of origin: Spain
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: 2 sizes, “S” and “L”
Dimensions: Size “S” = Inside length 45mm, Outside length (including stem) 65mm, Inside diameter 30mm, Outside diameter 40mm.  Size “L” = Inside length 50mm, Outside length (including stem) 65mm, Inside diameter 36mm, Outside diameter 45mm
Capacity:  Size “S” = 15ml, Size “L” = 20ml
Stem: Hollow tube
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP): 27.00 €
Guarantee: None?
Been around since: Unknown (early 2010?)
Unique Design?: Semi-Unique (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand. However it does have resemblances to other brands)
Other Details: The cups come in both a translucent white and a pink.

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May 23, 2010 - Posted by | The Cups | , , ,

11 Comments »

  1. The “Platinum Silicone” is referring to the ‘cure’. Instead of using peroxide they use platinum.

    This is very technical, but explains that Tensile Strength and Tear Strength increase by using the platinum (pt)
    http://www.dowcorning.com/content/publishedlit/52-1077-01.pdf

    Comment by L Medrano | May 26, 2010

  2. So I read the link about Platinum vs. Peroxide. So it seems to be that it may be better? i am wondering as I have had a reaction to silicone found in medical support hosiery. I wonder if the Platinum would be better? Or should I stay away from silicone cups altogether.

    Comment by Radiance | October 11, 2010

  3. I cannot give advice on that I’m sorry.

    Comment by obsidian | October 20, 2010

  4. Thank you very much L Medrano😀, for your explanation and for the link !
    It sounds very technical indeed, but must be really interesting😉.

    Comment by Quitterie | November 5, 2010

  5. It sounds like awhile back these guys got in trouble for knocking off Ladycup’s designs. The cups are VERY similar (other than the Iris’s extra grip ring). And fairly recently they started becoming available on Amazon for $16. Could be related…maybe they are trying to clear out stock before a redesign?

    Comment by MC community member | January 29, 2015

  6. ohh interesting

    Comment by obsidian | January 29, 2015

  7. I know this is a “old news” cup but it’s one that I didn’t have until a month ago.
    I looked them up on the FDA listing and noticed that the listing is for: PAD, MENSTRUAL, UNSCENTED

    The other cups registered that I’ve looked up state “Menstrual cup” or something of the sort.

    I also noticed that when I stretch, bend, pinch the cup, it turns white (my cup is pink). From what I researched, this indicates that there’s fillers in it.

    Mine arrived stinking of a plastic. Washing it several times, it still remains. I’m scared to boil the cup because if it does have fillers in it, I don’t know what kind of reaction it will cause. From reading other reviews the cup looks to hold up it’s shape in high heat, but I worry about leeching of any kind.

    My cup also arrived covered in an oily film. It took several washes to remove it but then I still worried about inside of the hollow stem. I used a dental brush but I can’t be sure I cleaned it all.

    I don’t tend to say negative things about cups very often. I’ve tried to contact the company twice already with no reply.

    Comment by Red Herring | July 14, 2016

  8. What FDA search did you look up? It could be that they have registered a cloth pad separately to a menstrual cup (I don’t see a menstrual cup registration for them). The menstrual cup registered devices are under the product code HHE, whereas cloth pads are registered under the product code NUQ

    Comment by obsidian | July 15, 2016

  9. The two boxes I received both have “FDA Medical Registration” listed on them. When I opened them and got a whiff of the plastic smell and felt the residue on the cups after I unboxed them, I figured I’d check the FDA listings. I typed in, “Iris Menstrual Cup”.

    http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfrl/ldetails.cfm?lid=431237
    (Hope this link works)

    The product code is HHD

    Comment by Red Herring | July 15, 2016

  10. hmm…. HHD is for disposable pads I believe…. so yes, it appears they have FDA registration for pads, but not on a cup… interesting!

    Comment by obsidian | July 15, 2016

  11. Gah! I hate when they do stuff like that. If they were up front, at least I know going into it. Thank you for double checking for me!

    Comment by Red Herring | July 15, 2016


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