Menstrual Cups

Luv Ur Body

LuvUrBody

http://luvur-body.com

Country of origin:  Nigeria (Made in Malaysia)
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: “Small”, “Medium” and “Large”
Dimensions:
S=42mm diameter, 65mm total length, 47mm length without stem (18mm stem).
M=45mm diameter, 82mm total length, 62mm length without stem (20mm stem).
L=48mm diameter, 77mm total length with stems, 57mm length without stems (20mm Stem)
Capacity: S= 21ml to airholes, 28ml to rim. M=38.5ml to airholes, 42.75ml to rim.  L=38.75mls to airholes, 43ml to rim.
Stem: Flat Wide Tab
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP):  €25, $34 USD
Lifespan: 3 years (See my post about that)
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:  Available in Clear, Dark Green and Red.  Also in clear with coloured designs.  Seems to be designed so that you can trim off the wide tab stem, leaving a ball stem if you wish.  Medium and Large have Ball stem length =4mm, Tab part of the stem =16mm. Confirmed that the Large size is slightly shorter than the Medium.

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Cerene / Continuon

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Country: Unknown (NZ? though likely made in China)
Composition: “FDA grade Silicone”
Sizes:  “A” (small), “B” (large)
Dimensions:
Capacity: Unknown
Stem: ?  One shows what looks like a flat tab, the other looks like a short solid.
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP):  Unknown
Guarantee: Satisfaction Guarantee
Been around since:  End of Sept 2014
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: No official website found.  The only 2 references I’ve found to buy them online are from Amazon, which had 2 listings for 2 different looking cups (both examples of cheap Chinese Rebranded cups).

The Blue cup listing, which as you can see from the screen shot below, and the photo above, used to have a “Cerene” logo on the product photo, but is now being sold as a “Continuon”.

The green cup listing didn’t have that logo, and is a different shaped cup, but used the “Cerene” name in the product title.

Listing #1 (green) – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MVRMUCQ
Listing #2 (blue) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R5AF89G

There is a review with photos on Amazon, which shows the cup they bought as the blue “Cerene” that was actually an iCare cup – which proves this “Cerene” / “Continuon” isn’t a brand of cup, but rather a rebranding of the iCare cups.

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The Green cup listing lists “Cerene” as the seller.

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A couple of the articles mentioned the contact details for the woman behind the company “Cerene” (heartfeltdryerballs.com), which is a New Zealand business.

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Amy Cup

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http://www.amycup.com  [Translated into English]
http://www.amycup.com/pdf/bugiardino.pdf  Multiple language instructions

Country of origin: Italy
Composition: Platinum Silicone
Sizes:  “S” (Small) “M” (medium)
Dimensions: Original: Unknown  “Crystal”:  S = 42mm diameter, 45mm long without stem, 67mm long including stem.  M = 47mm diameter, 48mm long without stem, 70mm long including stem.
Capacity: “Crystal”: S = 24mls (airholes?) 28mls (rim?).  M = 34ml (airholes?) 38mls (rim?)
Stem: Original: N/A  “Crystal”: Long thin stem
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP):   €22  [Currency Converter]
Guarantee: Unknown
Been around since: Unknown (Original: 2014?  Crystal: 2015)
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:  I have not been able to find any of the details of the original cup – that cup is a very different design to any others, and comes with an optional insertion device/applicator.  There is now a “Crystal” version, shaped like a standard Menstrual Cup, seemingly available in blue only.

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Amycup Original, with applicator, storage container and lubricant.

 

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EvaCup

Evacup1clear

http://anigan.myshopify.com
http://www.amazon.com/shops/anigan

Country of origin: USA
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  2 (“Small” and “Large”)
Dimensions: S=42mm diameter, 62mm total length, 12mm stem.  L=45mm diameter, 69mm total length, 12mm stem.
Capacity:  S=25ml and L=30ml
Stem: Solid Short
Measuring Lines: 7.5ml and 15ml
Cost (RRP): $39.99 USD
Guarantee: Satisfaction Guarantee
Been around since: Unknown (2014?)
Unique Design?: (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand but appears to have been copied by other brands)
Other Details:  Available in a range of colours.  Also manufactures “Period panties” (which appear to be underpants with a leak-proof layer sewn in, and have been sold since at least 2012), steralising cups and gift packs.

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Bassrose

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AliExpress search

Country of origin: China
Composition: “Silicone”
Sizes:  1
Dimensions: 70mm Long,  40mm diameter
Capacity:  20mls
Stem: Hollow tube with a ball valve
Measuring Lines: no
Cost (RRP): Unknown (Can buy from around $8 USD)
Been around since: Unknown (2014?)
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand but appears to have been rebranded by other brands)
Other Details:  The stem is a hollow tube with an opening on the end – this allows the cup to be emptied while still inserted. A ball acts as a stopper to close the tube while in use, and can be moved further up the stem (into the larger portion) to allow the cup to drain.  I was told that Howard Peng from Honserve Trading developed this cup, and he asked me to only link to his listings.  However there seems to be no listings from that company any more, so I’ll link to an AliExpress search instead.  Also please note that there are a lot of different cups using the “Bassrose” box and name – but the original “Bassrose” cup is this cup design with the ball-valve stem (which was also known briefly as a “Dilan” cup in some AliExpress listings).

The same sort of concept of Victoria Love, but this one has the hole to empty the cup on the bottom of the stem (unlike VL which has the holes on the side of the bottom of the stem).

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January 10, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 5 Comments

La Luna / Mahina

laluna

http://www.mysacredcycle.com  (Previously http://www.lalunacup.com)

Country of origin: Hawaii
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “1” (small) and “2” (large)
Dimensions: Size 1 = 41mm Diameter, 47mm Length. 25mm Stem.  Size 2 = 46mm Diameter, 52mm Length. 20mm Stem.
Capacity: Size 1 = 25ml.  Size 2 = 30ml
Stem: Flat Tab
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP): USD $34
Guarantee: Unknown
Been around since: Unknown (1014?)
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details:  Available in clear or “purple” (pinkish/purple).  Looks the same as the Similar/Rebranded cups.  These cups were previously known as “La Luna” and have been renamed to “Mahina”.

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La Luna site – directing to the Mahina site  &  the Mahina site with a (hopefully accidental) line saying the cup is worn in the womb

(also, it’s a small quibble, but a 10 year lifespan of a cup I wouldn’t consider a “lifetime of freedom” – I’d personally want to hope my lifetime is looooong past that :P)

January 10, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , | 3 Comments