Menstrual Cups

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A menstrual cup is form of reusable menstrual protection. It is inserted into the vagina to collect menstrual fluids. Once in place it forms a seal, preventing blood flowing out of the vagina by collecting it in its “cup” shaped reservoir. Unlike a tampon which absorbs the blood along with the vagina’s natural secretions, a menstrual cup simply holds the fluids until you remove it – so they do not dry out the vagina and do not hold the TSS risk that tampons do.

They hold around 20-30ml, which is for most women will cope with a full day without emptying, and at most perhaps you would need to empty it a few times a day for a very heavy flow. A menstrual cup will last (with proper care) for around 10 years, perhaps longer, so while the initial outlay is high, it pays for itself with savings pretty quick.

This is a sister site to www.ecomenses.com. For information on cloth pads, please check that website.

This blog is a place to find information about the different cup brands I know about.  All the brands I am aware of, are listed on the menu (left side) – Clicking on these brand-name links will take you to a page of information I have about them.  The official websites are listed in the menu on the right.

Some cups have no brand name, and no information available on them, those are listed together under Cups with no details and Nameless cups.

13 Comments »

  1. Maybe the wrong place to leave this… Wondering if you will be reviewing the EvaCup? I can’t tell if it’s a Diva Cup knock off. Not many reviews on Amazon yet. It’s not as cheap as the really cheap-o $5 ones you discussed in one post, but significantly cheaper than most name brand cups.

    I found a discussion about Eva Cup on livejournal… But wondered what your thoughts on it would be…

    http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3329369.html

    Ps thanks for all the info you provide here :-) I just ordered my first cup, went with sckoon :-)

    Comment by thatgurlcarolyn | September 25, 2014

  2. Hey there – found a new brand that looks like it’s probably a Lunette knockoff but thought you’d be interested in checking it out anyway: http://www.lalunacup.com/

    Comment by MC community member | December 3, 2014

  3. Thank you so much for all the extensive research you have compiled here! What a wealth of valuable information :) Do you happen to know if any of the cups offer any type of warranty or guarantee?

    Comment by freedomanifester | April 3, 2015

  4. I don’t think many of them do. Diva used to, I don’t know if they do any more.

    Comment by obsidian | April 4, 2015

  5. Thanks for your feedback. If anyone else knows of any warranty/satisfaction guarantee please let me know :)

    Comment by freedomanifester | April 6, 2015

  6. Hi! Have you seen this one? http://www.azencup.com/
    Looks like a total Fleurcup knockoff to me. But oh wow, that purple…

    Comment by Moem | April 6, 2015

  7. Yes, it appears to be the Fleurcup.

    Comment by obsidian | April 7, 2015

  8. Hi obsidian. I love all the work you’re doing to spread awareness and help people choose the right cup. I run http://menstrualcupmap.com – I wanted to make it easy for people to find where they can buy menstrual cups in physical stores, so I made a map of all the retailers I could find. I was hoping you’d consider adding a link to it on your blog somewhere so more people can find it.

    Comment by Jenni | April 16, 2015

  9. WOW! what an awesome and ambitious task!

    Could you please add me – I stock Lunette in Ferntree Gully Victoria (Australia) – shop name Obsidian Star (www.obsidianstar.com.au). There are also some ladies selling Lunette, Juju and Diva from http://www.clothpadshop.com – I can get a list of where they are located and what cups they sell if you like. If I find any more I’ll let you know.

    What are the blue symbols? I assume the pink daisy is Diva? I worked out the others :D Is it possible to include a “legend” to explain what the symbols are?

    Comment by obsidian | April 16, 2015

  10. I didn’t realise you were a fellow Australian! Hi. I usually only add brick and mortar stores, not online stores, but I’ve added you anyway :) I just get the list of retailers from the brand’s website, for example http://store.lunetteaustralia.com.au/pages/local-stockists for lunette.

    The map used to have a legend, but I thought it only complicated the interface. If you click on any of the markers, it will give you a link to the brand anyway. The blue ones are a bit different – they’re parcelpoint locations where you can have a package sent and collect it from there.

    Comment by Jenni | April 16, 2015

  11. Jenni: As far as I know, all Boots stores in the UK sell the UK version of the Mooncup.

    Comment by Moem | April 16, 2015

  12. Moem: the stores listed on http://www.mooncup.co.uk/how-to-order/uk-stockists.html including boots stores are on the map if you zoom in, but I haven’t updated it in a few months so some might be missing.

    Comment by Jenni | April 16, 2015

  13. :D Ahh thank you, but if it’s just bricks and mortar stores, then you don’t need to add me, that might confuse people.

    That makes sense why there were so much fewer than I thought… and bricks and mortar stores makes more sense.

    I’ll do a post about it.

    Comment by obsidian | April 21, 2015


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