Menstrual Cups

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 »

  1. Not sure if you would categorize this with the cheap cups but it looks like someone in China has come up with a shortened, more bell-shaped cup with a similar valve: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Dilan-2015-New-year-women-cup-menstrual-instead-cloth-menstrual-pads-vaginal-pills-feminine-hygiene-product/32256371100.html and here http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Easy-to-use-Straight-Bottom-Open-Menstrual-Cup-With-Valve-Non-Slip-Soft-Medical-Silicone-Cup/32266211691.html
    I also saw a turquoise one somewhere. In theory it seems like a nice idea but for anyone with remotely clotty flow it would be a bit of a fail…

    Comment by MC community member | January 23, 2015

  2. I made a listing for Dilan, but I’d linked to the seller’s store not the product, and they stopped stocking them, so I temporarily removed the page until I could find a link to the cup again – so thanks for find it for me. It is an interesting design, and seems to me that the “Dilan” style (that has the hole to empty the stem on the bottom, rather than at the sides like Victoria Love does) may be a better way to do it.

    It’s quite a long cup overall, and you can’t trim off the stem, so I do wonder if the stem will poke out of the vagina for some women and be uncomfortable. I might have to ask them for a sample to try.

    Comment by obsidian | January 25, 2015

  3. There’s a review here:
    http://theoccasionaltraveller.com/2014/03/21/victorias-love-review/
    I’m considering to try this cup….

    Comment by YYC | September 24, 2015


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