Menstrual Cups

Lily Cup

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Country of origin: Sweden
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “A” (Small) and “B” (Large)
A = 40mm diameter, 77.7mm long with stem, 65.7 long without. 12mm stem.
B = 43.5mm diameter, 77.7mm long with stem, 65.7 long without. 12mm stem.
Compact A = 42mm diameter, 58mm length with stem, 47.5 long without.  10.5mm stem.
Compact B = 45mm diameter, 58mm length. 10.5mm stem.
Lily Cup A = 25ml to rim (no airholes)
Lily Cup B = 28ml to rim (no airholes)
Compact A = 15ml to airholes, 20mls to rim (4 airholes)
Compact B = 19ml to airholes, 25mls to rim (4 airholes)
Stem:  Hollow Tube
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP):  A$39.95
Been around since: 2012?
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand and has not been seen used by other brands)
Other Details: Claims to be the only cup that can fold as thin as a tampon for insertion, and has a spine to help insertion.  Has an anti-leak edge around the inside rim of the cup.   Opaque pink colour – light pink for size A, and dark pink for size B.  Also has a compact version that collapses to be carried in a small container.


November 6, 2012 - Posted by | The Cups | , , , , ,


  1. Lelo products are actually from Sweden, though the do quite a lot of business here in the states. 🙂

    Comment by Rin | November 8, 2012

  2. Have just ordered it to have a look.
    The cups are of a relatively small capacity, although they seem to be fairly big (?). Nothing to use during heavier days, I guess, and probably a bit tricky to clean.

    Intimina seems to be part of a large international company with mainly sex toys, and with a presence and possibly production (?) in Asia:

    Comment by Annelie Svensson | November 11, 2012

  3. *ahem* I hereby nominate you for the Sunshine Award! Please consult this page for more []

    Thanks for all this wonderful information, it has really helped me choose a cup that’s right for me!

    Comment by emmamulligan | November 29, 2012

  4. Hi Annelie,
    Have you tried the Lily Intimia cup already? Could please share your experience? Is it any different from the cup you used before? I think may of us here will highly appreciate your response.

    Comment by Anna | December 15, 2012

  5. I can’t seem to purchase it in US. What a bummer. I really wanted to try it.

    Comment by S | January 10, 2013

  6. Does anyone know where to get them in US?

    Comment by Sabina | January 16, 2013

  7. This is the first cup (size A) I bought, mainly because it looks so nice. And it really does, everything about the package and cup is very smooth.
    I tried it a few times now, but I seriously start wondering if there is something wrong with the “internal” me.
    When buying a cup, you need to spend time thinking about the size and shape of a body part, which doesn’t get a lot of attention in my head size wise.
    So I followed the instructions and bought the little one, because I am childless 32 year old.
    After some dry practicing, I think I understand the trick (although I do have some troubles with it folding open, but that seems to solve it self after a while).
    But the problem is that I can feel the stem after a while, so either I wonder if I am too shallow, too weak or, too large.
    I have no idea how I can find that out :/
    Because I do like the idea a lot of a cup and I would like buy a new one, but they are pretty expensive and I didn’t find cups with a trial period in The Netherlands.
    Any advice is welcome.

    Comment by Confuzzled&embarrassed | April 30, 2013

  8. I’m afraid I can’t really give any advice – this blog is for giving information about the cups and my personal experience.

    Some people are more aware of or bothered by the stems than other people are – which is why some people cut theirs off or trim them down.

    Comment by obsidian | May 14, 2013

  9. This one looks like it might work for me! I have the juju and fleurcup cup but get so much leakage with both… However, I am determined to keep looking. Neither of the cups I have tried can open fully inside of me, i.e. when I feel inside they are still somewhat folded and there isn’t room for them to be open. Have you tried this new cup? It looks like it might work….

    Comment by Nadiarr | August 9, 2013

  10. This is my first cup and it is really easy to get it in. To get it out however not so much! Twice it went pretty okay, but the 3th time really hurt as i could not manage to break the vaccum. I also feel the stem quiet a lot. But I used to feel the tampons as well and i hated to get them out too, so maybe this is just me. Not sure yet, if it is 100% no spill. I have a very light flow, so the cup is not full at all, but the toilet paper gets a little bit of a red hue, when I whipe. But again i often had this with tampons as well… Any ideas?

    By the way I am not sure, I like the company. In my box there was a sample of a feminie wash, whith a very harsh detergent and it is supposed to prevent smell. Please do not tell me my vagina smells bad and needs this harmfull chemical to stay clean! Luckely I am too informed about such topics!

    Comment by Lisa | April 8, 2014

  11. Reply to “Sabina | January 16, 2013”

    I doubt that there’s anything “wrong” with you. What people don’t seem to realise is that the variety between women’s bodies can be huge, and this is reflected in the range of different menstrual cups available. Before buying a cup, you really need to work out how far in your cervix is (bear in mind that it can change throughout the month). This measurement is not determined purely by your age and whether or not you have given birth; the guidelines that many menstrual cup companies give about size in relation to age etc. is just that – a guideline. You should also consider what resistance (firmness) you need from the cup. I post a link to a very helpful video that explains what you need to know about your own body before you buy a menstrual cup. (This channel also has plenty of reviews and useful advice about a variety of reusable menstrual products.)

    By the looks of things, this cup is rather long, even in the small size. I really like the look of the design and want to give the Intima Lily cup a try, but at 77 mm long, it would probably not suit my body shape. That’s not because of any physiological problems – that’s just the way my body is.

    Hope that helps! 🙂

    Comment by R.J. Thomes | August 7, 2014

  12. I used the smaller size Lily for some months on and off when I was new to cups. I have a very high cervix so the length aspect of the Lily was good–however, because my cervix is off to the left, no cup will sit straight inside me, so the end of the Lily’s very solid stem was poking into the right side of my vaginal wall and I had to trim a notch off. Not a big deal though. It then worked great for awhile (the lack of suction holes being a bonus because you can then overfill the cup without risking a leak) until my cervix all of a sudden decided to start going dangly at the end of my cycle and sometimes mid-month. TUrns out my cervix is exactly the diameter of the no-spill inner rim, so the rim was trapping my cervix like a vise and causing some mild cramping. When my cervix isn’t dangling it’s no problem at all, but I think something happened with my hormones because I was traveling a lot for my job last year so that may have caused the dangling. At any rate, if you have a high cervix and it is not off to one side or dangly, I’d highly recommend this one, but once my body started going wonky I found the Si-Bell to be a better fit.

    Comment by MC community member | November 27, 2014

  13. I bought the lily cup from Intimina and ended up paying $46 for shipping, import charges(to Canada) and a money order to pay for the import charges.. Which cost me more than the product itself. Ridiculous.
    If you live in Canada I suggest you buy the Lily Cup from Amazon or Ebay and make sure UPS isn’t being used for the shipping.
    No idea why Intimina would have UPS ship out their products with the insane cost they charge.

    Comment by Chance | March 3, 2015

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