Menstrual Cups

iCare

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Couldn’t find an official site for these, just being sold online at places like AliExpress

Country of origin: China
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “1” (small), “2” (large)
Dimensions: Size 1 = 40mm diameter, 78mm long including stem, 58mm without stem.  Size 2 = 45mm diameter,  85mm long with stem, 60mm long without stem.
Capacity: Both 15mls to airholes and 28mls to rim
Stem: Flat Tab?
Measuring Lines: yes
Cost (RRP): Anywhere from about $5 USD+
Been around since: 2012
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Comes in Clear, Blue, Purple, Pink, Orange, Red, Green, White, Yellow and clear.  One of the AliExpress site selling them, has information in the listing referencing the product being called “LadyCup” and with the url http://www.ladycup.cn (which doesn’t exist).

Several of the AliExpress listings  have “Rockbrook Industrial CO” watermarked all over it, but their website (http://rockbrook.en.ec21.com) no longer works, and didn’t mention the cups when it was working.  I did however find another website for them – www.hygiener.com  Where they have a ripoff of an Insteads Softcup as well as a menstrual cup with a flat wide stem.

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Interestingly, most of the more recent listings/photos of the iCare cups look like they are trying to hide what the stem looks like, and one photo I have seen that does show the stem, has a shorter stem

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Can’t see the stem

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July 17, 2014 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 15 Comments

Aneer

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There are various cups being sold with an “Aneer” box, so there isn’t really an “Aneer” brand of cup as such – Basically “Aneer” is a name on a box, and the cups sold with it can be one of many different designs.  So I’m wondering if either the “Aneer” boxes are being sold in bulk to anyone, or if the Aneer company are just many any old cup they feel like?

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Flat tab stem cups

The first “Aneer” brand cups were a tab stem cup, A Lunette-Diva sort of hybrid, with a very “shiny” look to the silicone.  Measurements are reportedly 43mm Diameter, 50mm length & 46mm Diameter , 50mm length.  Found on AliExpress. Youtube video on an unboxing. Seems to be the same as a bunch of other cups.

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Short stick stem with lines around rim

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More frosted look, with a different ridge area with lines…. Several examples can be found on AliExpress, Another listing.  The same design of cup is also being sold as a Cup’ax, Dutchess, Blossom Cup and Charlene.  As well as Femma’s and Sure Cycle who still show the “Aneer” box despite calling the cup something else.

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Thick Short tab stem with grid grip base

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Aneer box being shown with different cups again, that have a thicker stem with well defined grip lines on the base and stem.  Same design as Eva Cup.  Found on AliExpress.

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 Flat Wide tab stem

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There’s also a listing for an Aneer box with a wide tabbed stem cup photoshopped in, and a listing that shows what appears to be a Femmecup in one photo with an Aneer Box in another photo. Listing with wide stem | Listing showing Femmecup

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LadyCup Colours

LadyCup often bring out new colours for their cups, with pretty matching bags.  Here is their current selection:

http://www.ladycup.eu

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FemiCup

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http://www.femicup.com

Country of origin: Spain
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “S” (small), “M” (large)
Dimensions:
“S” = 47mm long without stem,  70mm including stem.  41mm diameter.
“M” = 52mm long without stem, 70mm including stem.  46mm diameter.
Capacity: S= 25ml total capacity, 20ml to airholes M=35 total capacity, 29 to airholes
Stem: Flat Tab
Measuring Lines:
Cost (RRP): € 25.00
Guarantee:
Been around since: 2013
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details:  Site says it is available in 6 colors: clear, pink, purple, red, blue and green.  However the shopping cart doesn’t appear to give the option to choose colour.  The same style cups with the same style bag and the same style instruction sheet have been seen on Aliexpress (See similar/rebranded cups) – so this may be the original that the others copied, or this may be a rebranding of those cheap cups.

July 17, 2014 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | 3 Comments

Victoria Love

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http://www.victorialove.net

Note – as of Jan 2015 their website is suspended, their facebook page and ebay store are still available.

Country of origin: China
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  Size “2” (small) and “1” (large)
Dimensions: 2=40mm diameter, 35mm length without stem, 75mm with stem, 40mm stem length. 1 =45mm diameter, 45mm length without stem, 90mm with stem, 45mm stem length.
Capacity: Unknown
Stem: Hollow tube with valve
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP):
Been around since: 2013
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:  Has a hollow stem with a valve that allows you to empty the cup (every 4-8 hours is recommended) while it is still in place.   They appear to sell a special steam steriliser as well.  The “discharge points” where the cup can be emptied via the stem, are on the sides of the stem.  So it appears that you’re just relying on the ball being pushed up above the holes and staying there…. or else it would leak when you don’t want it to.  Also menstrual blood is often clotty, so I’m not sure how well this can handle clots.  The video (which is a bit hilarious :P) mentions clots and the fact you can just squeeze them out…. but I’m not sure that would work in practice.  I’d be interested to hear from anyone who has used it.

Facebook Instruction video

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It appears you push the ball into the “discharge valve” spot to seal the stem, then push it down to the end to empty it.

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July 17, 2014 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 3 Comments

Lybera

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http://www.lybera.it

Country of origin: Italy
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “1” and “2”
Dimensions:  Size “1”  & Size “2” – Length including stem = 66.5mm, 45mm without stem.  Diameter = 42.5mm.  Size “2”  diameter = 46mm
Capacity:  Size “1” 18mls (to holes) 24mls (to rim?).  Size “2” 20.5ml to airholes, 27.5ml to rim.
Stem: Hollow tube?
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP): € 19.90
Guarantee: ?
Been around since: 2013
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Also available in pink I love that their logo is a depiction of a menstrual cup with contents… or a uterus.. (or I guess a flower bud :P)  I believe this cup is the same as the Eco-Cup, just with a different name.

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