Menstrual Cups

Mooncup UK Photos

I keep meaning to take photos of the newer Mooncup UK cups, as I only had the older versions.

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The newer cups are much more of a “white” clear (not the yellowed colour they were before), the silicone feels a bit softer and is frosted.  They now have grip lines all over the stem.

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The holes are now in the edge of the ridge (before they were just under it)

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This shows the old and new cups together

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May 11, 2015 Posted by | photos | | Leave a comment

Mami Cup – Review

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This cup has a frosted silicone, in a more “peach skin” type feel.  The sides of the cup do have very obvious seams, and there are also raised lines up the opposite sides that aren’t seams (they are only half the height of the cup) – I’m not sure what those are for, maybe to give extra rigidity to the cup?  I can’t feel the seams on cups, so that isn’t something that affects me – but I know some people are sensitive to seams on cups, so this may be an issue for them.

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Inside the cup, around the rim it has “made in Italy” and the Mami cup name, also the size marking.  There are also 2 measuring lines inside.

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The airholes (4 of them) are punched through cleanly, and are horizontal with a slight diagonal.

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I must admit, when I have seen pictures of this cup online, I didn’t think the looked like the stem would be comfortable, since it almost looked like a serrated knife 🙂

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But the grip lines around the stem are pretty much like the other cups, just a little more pronounced and that gives even better grip.  The stem I found to be very comfortable, I couldn’t feel it, and I like this high grip stem a lot.

Even though this cup is actually quite large, a little larger than some of the other large size cups (and I normally find the smaller sizes fit better), I did find this cup opened up ok.  It would feel like it hadn’t opened up, since the bottom of the cup still felt a bit squishy.  But when I felt around the top of the cup to check, it did seem to be fully open and I didn’t have any leaks.  I didn’t get a small cup to try that size out.  But I was happy with the large size.

In the “Squish test” it measured 23mm.

This blue colour my cup came in has a good amount of colour to it (not too pale and a pretty shade of blue).  The “lilac” I’ve seen photos of sometimes looks a bit grey, that I don’t like the look of (like the photo above), and sometimes looks good.  So I assume this photo below is a more accurate picture of the colour?

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All in all, I really liked this cup – I would have liked to try a small size to see how that felt and to see what the size comparison is, but I found the large size was fine for me (I just wasn’t sure if it had opened up fully or not).   I like that they come in purple 😀  I also quite like this tab stem as it has a lot of grip while still being nice and soft and flexible so I couldn’t feel it.

This cup would have to be up there with my favourite cups!

This cup was kindly donated to me by Coppetta Mestruale for review.  Thank you 🙂


See my detailed review & comparisons with other cups here.

May 11, 2015 Posted by | reviews | , | 2 Comments

Eco-Cup (Lybera) – review

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The cup I have tried is the “Eco-cup”, but I am assuming it is the same as the Lybera, so if that is true, then this review would be the same for both.

I got the large size in pink and the small size in clear.  The cups have a nice “frosted” sort of “peach skin” silicone.  While I don’t like the colour pink, I do find this darker, almost magenta pink that some of the cups have to be quite pretty.  So I’d probably pick that coloured one over the clear one.

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The holes on both cups weren’t punched all the way through.  Basically they were punched through right up to the outside edge, so that there was like a thin film of silicone covering the holes, with like a pin prick through the film.  The clear (small) one only had 1 hole that was affected, the larger one had 2 and a half holes affected (5 holes in each cup).  When the holes are not punched out fully like this, the blood can get trapped in there, so they need to be manually cleared.

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The large cup also has a little flaw in the silicone  along the rim at the top – where there is often a line around the rim, in the pink cup it almost looks like there was an airbubble in the silicone there?  You can sort of see it in the photo below.  They are otherwise good looking and feel nice to touch.

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The stems are a hollow tube with a spiral pattern on them.  As with most of the hollow tube stems, I found the stem irritating to wear, so I would have to trim the stems off/down.

The grip around the base of the cup has “Made in Italy” and a roman numeral for the size marking (I = small and  II = large)

In “Squishyness”, The small measured at 28mm and the large at 26mm.  (“Squish test” info here)

The small size cup I had no trouble getting to open up.  The large size cup did have a few issues – where I had to press against the vaginal wall to give it space to open up.  Both cups did not leak and felt comfortable to wear and insert, other than the stem issue.

These cups were kindly donated to me by Coppetta Mestruale for review.  Thank you 🙂


See my detailed review & comparisons with other cups here.

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