Menstrual Cups

Intimate Rose / Rose Cup

intimaterose

http://www.intimaterose.com

Country: China
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: Small & Large
Dimensions: Small: 40mm diameter, 58mm length excluding stem, 25mm stem.   Large: 45mm diameter, 60mm length excluding stem, 25mm stem.
Capacity: Small: 28ml (to rim?).  Large 28mls (to rim?)
Measuring Lines: Yes
Stem: Flat Tab
Cost (RRP): $24.99 USD  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: (Feb 2016?)
Other Details: Many of the Amazon reviews state that they received a discounted cup in exchange for leaving an Amazon review.  Box packaging is black (Unusual to see black used in the packaging, it’s a refreshing change!) .  Appears the large size cup comes in dark pink and the small size is clear.  Appears to be a rebranding of the tab stem cups (Aneer/iCare style) Claims on their website that they are FDA registered, but I was unable to find them in the device/establishment register here, unless they are registered under one of the listings that doesn’t include the brand name.

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March 25, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | Leave a comment

Ivita

ivita

http://www.aliexpress.com

Country: China?
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: Small & Large
Dimensions: Small: 40mm diameter, 64mm total length, 24mm stem.   Large: 45mm diameter, 70mm total length, 24mm stem.
Capacity: Small: (15mls “max volume”), 28ml to rim.  Large (15mls “max volume”), 30mls to rim
Measuring Lines: No
Stem: Flat Wide Tab
Cost (RRP): (Unknown, Approx $8.90 USD)  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: (2016?)
Other Details:

March 21, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , | 2 Comments

Femallay

femallay

http://www.amazon.com/Femallay-Easy-Empty-Valve-Extended-Wear/dp/B01BT5UVCG

Appears to be the Bassrose rebranded to “Femallay”.  1 size only,  70mm long including stem (stem cannot be trimmed), 38mm diameter. 15ml capacity.

March 21, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , | Leave a comment

Aiwo

aiwo

https://www.facebook.com/NOOD-668883369920060

(Purchase from Amazon & Amazon)

Country of origin: China
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  One Size
Dimensions: 42mm diameter, 79mm long including stem (stem is not removable)
Capacity: 25mls to rim
Stem:  Hollow tube with valve
Measuring Lines: Unknown (there appears to be markings on the cup)
Cost (RRP):  $29.99-$55 [Currency Converter]
Other Details: These cups were first mentioned in my “unnamed discharge cups” post.  There is a video of the operation of the valve stem here.  The cup is emptied while left inserted, by squeezing the stem to open the slit that blocks off the inside of the stem (I have not tried this style of cup to know how efficient this method is, or if it leaks).   Appears to have 2 different kinds of packaging, depending on if you buy the set of 2 or the single cup (both look very unique and elegant)

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March 20, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 1 Comment

BeCup

becup

http://becup.fr     [Translated into English]

Country: France
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: Small & Large
Dimensions: (Unknown – assume the same as SiBell)
Capacity: (Unknown – assume the same as SiBell)
Measuring Lines: No?
Stem: Long Thin
Cost (RRP): (Unknown)  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: January 2016
Other Details: Appears to be a rebranding of the Si-bell design.  If so, the measurements would be Small = 4.1cm diameter,  4.7cm long without stem (7.4cm long with stem).  Large = 4.6cm diameter, 5.2cm long without stem (7.4 cm with stem).

March 3, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | Leave a comment

Stopper Stem Cup

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Found on Alibaba (a site that sells wholesale, so I don’t know if they are available anywhere at retail prices/amounts) – this is a cup (with the same lines around the top as the Blossom/Dutchess etc. cups have) with a hollow tube stem that has an attached stopper on the end.  This would allow you to empty the cup while wearing it.

Sizes are listed as being Small: 35mm diameter, 7omm long, Large 40mm diameter, 80mm long

March 3, 2016 Posted by | news, The Cups | , | 2 Comments

Menocup OB

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http://www.menocup-ob.de/english

Country: Sold from Germany, likely made in China
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: Small & Large
Dimensions: S = 43mm diameter, 71mm length.  L = 48mm diameter, 77mm length
Capacity: S = 20ml, L = 25ml
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $15 USD  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: (August?) 2015
Other Details: Comes in 5 colours.  Has a heart design on the side.  These cups appear to be the same as these ones from Alibaba, (same looking design and the photos look the same) so it may be a rebranding (although this is the first brand name I’ve seen these cups called sold as)

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March 3, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | 2 Comments

Luna Cup

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Amazon Listing

Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: Small & Large
Dimensions: S = 41mm diameter, 59mm length.  L = 45.8mm diameter, 65.7mm length
Capacity:
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $49.99 USD  (Set of 2)  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: (October?) 2015
Other Details: Comes with a zippered pouch/bag, and as a set of 2 (small and large).

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March 3, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , | Leave a comment

Cups Cups and more Cups!

I thought it was time to do another cup lineup of the cups I have.  I have so many now that I can’t put them all in a line, but luckily I had a little wooden rack to use (Though I’m going to need to make a larger one, as it’s not big enough!)

Small Cups

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(The unnamed cup is an AliExpress cheapy I bought to see how it compared to similar looking cups)

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Large Cups

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I couldn’t fit them all on the stand, so I did the main unique cups in the top one, and added the others in below.

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(The unnamed cup on the far left I bought on Ebay)

February 19, 2016 Posted by | comparisons, photos, The Cups | Leave a comment

Fleurity

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http://fleurity.com.br | http://fleurity.com

Country of origin: Brazil/USA
Composition:Hypoallergenic Silicone” (From Dow Corning, but doesn’t mention medical grade)
Sizes:  Small & Large
Dimensions:  Small = 40mm diameter. Large = 46mm diameter
Capacity: Small = 25ml.  Large = 28ml.
Stem: Long Flat Tab with hole
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP): R 97.90 (for 2) [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2015 (The Brazillian FB page started 25th October 2015.  The .com website was registered July 2015)
Other Details:  The hole in the stem could perhaps be to thread a string through, for those who have a high cervix?   Some cups appear to be pale, some are vibrant.  It appears you get 1 pink and 1 purple in each pack.

These screenshots from Youtube Videos uploaded in November and December 2015 shows the cups as pale and as vibrant/dark colours.   The more recent video shows the darker colours, so they might have changed the silicone formulation between when they made the cups shown in the centre video (filmed sometime around Christmas, given the tree), and when they filmed the video that shows the cup mold?  Unfortunately I can’t translate what is being said in the videos, so the change in colour might be referenced in there.  The change in colour might be why they filmed that video.

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The darker cup colour video also shows the mold and silicone they use!

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Older photos show older designs of the tab stem without hole, and a different shape stem.

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The US version of the website has (as of Jan 2016) a message saying they are closed and will reopen with new marketing…..

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January 13, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , | Leave a comment

Afreecup

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http://www.afreecup.com

The website mentions 2 cup sizes, but doesn’t give any information on the measurements.  However, this cup looks very similar in design to the Lamazuna cup, which is also made in France.

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January 13, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | 1 Comment

Luneale

Luneale

http://www.coupe-luneale.com [Translated into English]

(The website isn’t able to be fully translated to English)

Country of origin: France
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: Namaka” (small) , “Haumea” (medium),  “Hi‘iaka” (Large)
Dimensions:  Small = 40mm diameter 50mm length.  Medium =43mm diameter, 52mm length. Large = 46mm diameter 51.5mm length
Capacity: Small = 20ml,  Medium = 25ml, Large = 30mls
Stem: None
Measuring Lines: None
Cost (RRP): $ unknown [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2015
Other Details: The base of this cup has no stem and instead has a unique flattened section on each side to grip the base of the cup with. 

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January 13, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 1 Comment

Monthly Cup

monthlycup2

https://www.menstrualcup.com/gb

Country of origin: Sweden
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: “1” (small), “2” (Large)
Dimensions: 1 = 43mm diameter, 55mm length without stem, 65mm including stem.  2 = 47mm diameter, 55mm length without stem, 65mm including stem
Capacity: Size 2 holds up to 34ml
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP):  £22 [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2015?
Other Details:

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November 27, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 2 Comments

Unnamed “Discharge” cups

(not the nicest post title :D)

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Found by “Care for Women” on AliExpress

These cups are calling themselves a “discharge” cup, which is how they describe cups like the Bassrose, Victoria Love and Honey Moon, that can be emptied while still inside the vagina.

The last one shown above appears to be the same sort of design as the Victoria Love, and may empty from the sides of the stem rather than the bottom, with a ball inside to stop the cup leaking when not being emptied.

The other styles below don’t have any ball/stopper designs, so I’m not sure how the other styles work. Looking at the picture on the far right – perhaps it’s a split layer that will open when you squeeze the sides of the stem?

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~ Update ~
These cups are being sold under the name “Aiwo” – See the listing for them here (Aiwo)

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Some of the AliExpress listings mention it being made from food-grade silicone though, not medical grade:

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November 26, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , | 1 Comment

Honeymoon Cup

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You can find them here or here – or search AliExpress for “Discharge cup” (not a nice term for it I know, but that’s what they call them)

Measurements: 4mm diameter, 70mm long including stem (4omm long stem)  (One size)
Capacity: 25mls

I’d seen reference to this cup before, when Bassrose came out.  The old Bassrose product listings showed a cup with a stopper stem, referencing it as a 2nd Generation cup (with VictoriaLove as 3rd Gen, and Bassrose as 4th)

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I recall discussing it with other knowledgeable cup-people, who mentioned a cup name I vaguely recall had honey in the name :D  But we were never able to find any reference to it being sold anywhere.  Well, now it is!  The original design (the one Bassrose referenced) is shown on the Honey Moon certificates they include in the listing, and that looks like the cup that is shown on the box:

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Which seems to have a very narrow stem with a pointy stopper that is used to stop the blood draining out.  However the cup itself seems to have been redesigned to include a ball-valve like the Bassrose cup, but with a body shape more similar to standard menstrual cups.  I’m not sure what the extra stopper pieces are for?  It could be that you have the option of using either the balls or the stoppers?

November 26, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 1 Comment

Aphrodite

aphrodite

Found on AliExpress

Country:  China
Composition: Silicone
Sizes: Small
Dimensions: Small = 40mm diameter,  70mm total length.
Capacity:20mls
Stem: Flat tab
Measuring Lines:  Yes
Cost (RRP): From USD $6.16
Been around since: 2015
Other Details:  This cup looks very similar to the numerous other flat tabbed Cheap Chinese cups & rebranded cups.  Available in pink and clear.  It does have the “Aphrodite” name on the cup (although it is very slightly raised, and very difficult to see)

November 26, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | Leave a comment

Beianyi

Beianyi

Found on AliExpress

Country:  China
Composition: Silicone
Sizes: Small
Dimensions: Small = 40mm diameter, 50mm without stem, 70mm including stem.
Capacity: 15ml to airholes, 20mls to rim
Stem: Wide flat tab
Measuring Lines:  Yes
Cost (RRP): From USD $6.88
Been around since: 2015
Other Details:  This cup looks very similar to the numerous other flat tabbed Cheap Chinese cups & rebranded cups, although it has 2 grip lines on the stem, whereas the other commonly found cheap Chinese cups have 3.  Available in pink and clear.

November 26, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , | Leave a comment

Nabelle

nabelle

Found on AliExpress

Country:  China
Composition: Silicone
Sizes: Small & Large
Dimensions: Small = 40mm diameter, 70mm without stem, 95mm including stem.   Large = 45mm diameter, 70mm without stem, 90mm including stem.
Capacity: Both 20ml to airholes.  Small: 25mls to rim, Large: 30mls to rim
Stem: Wide flat tab
Measuring Lines:  Yes
Cost (RRP): From USD $4.77
Been around since: 2015
Other Details:  This cup looks very similar to the numerous other flat tabbed Cheap Chinese cups.  Available in pink “purple” and clear.

November 26, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Improving Birth Cup

IB-Menstrual-Cup

http://improvingbirth.org/product/ib-menstrual-cup/

Country of origin:  USA (I assume cups are made in China)
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “1” (small), “2” (large)
Dimensions: Size 1 = 40mm diameter, 50mm length, 25mm stem.  Size 2 = 45mm diameter, 60mm long, 25mm stem.
Capacity: Both 28mls (to rim)
Stem: Flat Tab
Measuring Lines: yes
Cost (RRP): $19.99 USD
Been around since: 2012
Other Details: Comes in Blue, Purple, Red and Pink.  The cups are being sold by an organisation that is a maternity care advocacy group.  They also allow you to purchase a cup that will be donated to Days for Girls.

Judging by the product photo, (same flower design on the side of the box, same folds in the pouch) these appear to be the iCare cups rebranded.

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November 25, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Shenzhen Zhida Xintai Technology Co.

There is a company on AliExpress (http://zdkjsy.en.alibaba.com) who sell a lot of different designs of menstrual cup.  These same designs are some of the ones we see commonly thought to be “rebrandings” (where someone buys a cup and sells it under a different name).  The reason I want to bring this to your attention is because this company are selling the cups for as little as 50c per cup…. whereas cups that appear to be identical and renamed to something else, are being sold for up to $30 each.   So if you are going to buy one of these cups, it would be a lot cheaper to buy from what appears to be the manufacturer.

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The cups they seem to manufacture are these:

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Short stemmed cup with a series of small grip lines just under the rim

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Sold for as little as 50c each, cups with these same design features are being sold under the brand names: “Aneer”, Athena, Blossom Cup, Easy Cups, Charlene, Cup’ax, Dutchess Cup, Femma’s Cup, PlaytamxSure Cycle, Vida Cup.

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Long tab stemmed cup

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Sold for as little as 45c each. There are quite a few brands selling cups with this stem type and same general look, although it is difficult to know which brands may be selling these cups, as the iCare cup (made by Rockbrook) is also very similar in design (really just slight differences in measurements).  Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of different measurements given for cups like this that look to be the same cup – so it’s difficult to tell which are the same.  See my Similar/Rebranded page for a list of cups with this design and their measurements (if known).

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Other Cups

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They also sell the “Bassrose” valve stem cup, and a cup I haven’t seen around much, (which I’m calling the “Embossed heart cup” for the time being), and never given a brand name, which seems to have a thicker solid rounded stem, with a heart shape design on the side of the cup.

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Some of the listings for this company are for bulk (100 cups minimum order), specifically talking about selling them on Amazon and they state that they can provide the boxes for you.  Some pictures also definitely show the Smart Cup packaging and what appears to be the Dutchess Cup packaging (picture below shows a screenshot of the listing that shows bulk packaging with the Smart cup and Dutchess Cup boxes added to show they look to be the same boxes).

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One concern is that the listings for the cups say they are medical grade or food grade, and imply they are FDA approved.  I don’t know if the mention of food-grade silicone is because they use the same materials list for all their silicone products and don’t change it to medical grade for the cup listings (their cup listings claim it’s medical grade in the text).  Or if people can choose to have their bulk lot of cups made in a cheaper foodgrade silicone?

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I would also like to point out that the FDA told me there is no such thing as FDA approved silicone….. and that it is an offense to make misleading statements that would imply your menstrual cups have FDA approval when they don’t (as putting an FDA logo onto pictures of the cups would do, and showing certificates that imply they are giving FDA approval).  So I’m not sure about how accurate a statement on FDA approval on silicone is (See my article on the FDA here)

The company details say: “Certificates: FDA/CE/SGS certified company”  – which may mean the *company* has certification with the FDA, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the menstrual cups or silicone they use is certified/registered/approved by the FDA.  Only cups that are registered with the FDA are supposed to be sold in or to the US, and as of writing this article, none of the brands listed on this page, nor a company with this name appear in the FDA database for registered businesses or products.

This could explain why a lot of the cups that appear to be rebrandings of this cup, claim to be FDA approved or made from FDA approved silicone.  They may be misinterpreting what the FDA certificates actually mean?

 

November 25, 2015 Posted by | news, The Cups | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Loon Cup

looncup

Looncup is currently under a kickstarter campaign to raise funds to start production of this cup.  It is a cup with the ability to track your menstrual fluid volume and colour, to track your cycles – connecting with your smartphone to give you updates.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/700989404/looncup-the-worlds-first-smart-menstrual-cup

October 19, 2015 Posted by | news, The Cups | | 3 Comments

Goddess Cup

goddesscup

http://www.goddesshealthco.com/collections/the-goddess-cups

Country:  USA (likely made overseas)
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “1″ (small), “2″ (large)
Dimensions:
Capacity:
Stem: Flat Tab
Measuring Lines:  Yes
Cost (RRP):
Been around since: 2015?
Other Details:  Cup looks very similar to other similar/rebranded cups

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October 19, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | Leave a comment

More Folding Cups

There’s a couple of cups that are obviously influenced by the Lily Compact folding design.

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Found on AliExpress | Found on Alibaba

http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20150915152051&SearchText=collapse+menstrual+cup

September 15, 2015 Posted by | news, The Cups | | 1 Comment

Crowdfunded “Moon Cup”

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http://www.mooncup.com.tw

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Appears to be the same sort of design as the Femmycycle, but with a flower-like design around the edge.

Currently (as of Sept 2015) asking for crowdfunding donations to raise money to go into production.

The colour picture shows no seam where the flip-out section would attach to (if the design is the same as Femmycycle, which seems to be if you look at the black&white pictures).  So the images are probably all conceptual art and not the actual cup.

I can’t seem to get google to translate the entire site, but here are some sections:

“If I can find enough moon cup supporters willing countersigned + development plan sponsor, then I can put in front of the development and production processes. After the fund-raising, please give me six months, through the license application. 2016 summer, u can start with the moon Cup! ʱ??”

 

“Content moon Cup project, is to “produce on the ground” and develop “the most suitable for Asian women to use the Moon Cup”, unwilling to come to break the long-standing American and European brands in Taiwan tradition, as well as cross-Taiwan can only find on behalf of the girls to buy dilemma. I want everyone everywhere in Taiwan have had to buy, there is starting.”

 

“It will improve the shortcomings of European and American brands, and then adjusted to the most suitable for Asian girls body type size.”

September 4, 2015 Posted by | news, The Cups | | 1 Comment

Girlies Cup

girlies

http://www.girlies-cup.com

Country: Sold from France
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “S″ (small), “L″ (large)
Dimensions:  Size 1 = 40mm diameter, length without stem 58mm,  20mm stem.  Size 2 = 45mm diameter,  length without stem 60mm, 20mm stem.
Capacity: Size 1 = 15ml .    Size 2 = 15mls.
Stem: Solid Thick
Measuring Lines:  Yes
Cost (RRP): 20€
Been around since: 2015?
Other Details: Available in pink or clear.  Very similar in design (just narrower) than Yuuki.

A similar (if not the same) design is available on AliExpress (here and here), so this may be a rebranding.

September 4, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , | Leave a comment

Athena Cup

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010EB67IS

Country of origin:
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: “1” (small), “2” (Large)
Dimensions: 1 = 42mm diameter, 62mm length.  2 = 45mm diameter, 65mm length
Capacity: 20mls & 25mls
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $29.99 USD [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2015
Other Details: 90 day return or replacement guarantee.  Appears to be another rebranding of the Cheap Chinese Cups, (as it is the same design as Dutchess/Blossom/Charlene etc.) although this one includes opaque colours I’ve not seen in other versions of this cup (including black!), and this one claims to be made from Dow Corning brand platinum silicone.

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August 18, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Girl Cup

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Looks to be the same as the Eva Cup, and possibly is one of the rebranded Aneer/cheap Chinese cups.

The only info the listings give is that the large size has a capacity of 20mls.  Which doesn’t seem accurate

The website for the brand who have trademarked the name “Happy Girl Cup” is here – http://www.homecures.co.uk but is undergoing restoration (screenshot) – which is pretty unprofessional IMHO, so that to me further proves this is a rebranding, as a legitimate cup brand is likely to be more professional than that.  If you really do have to do “restoration” on a website, it would look better to just automatically redirect people to the alternative site instead of putting up a page and making them manually go there, and have a better looking landing page,  but anyway…. The redirected site is here: http://www.remede-naturel.net/our-natural-products/158-happy-girl-cup-coupe-menstruelle-.html  and the cups are also sold on Amazon.


The listing on the website starts with this..

happygirl3So the info about their cup is information that their clients have given them, not stuff they actually know to be true?  That’s… reassuring…

Not sure who the clients are, does it mean people who have bought the cup?  or the people who made the cup?  Either way, the listing is full of questionable (if not misleading) claims, so I doubt the qualifications of these “clients” – for example:

  • Tampons and sanitary towels have a high risk factor for our health. They contain chlorine and other chemicals, which can be the cause of cancer besides less serious problems, as well as posing other possibilites such as Toxic Shock. Home Cures Happy Girl Cup™ has no such problem. It is ideal for ladies who suffer from gynecological problems, such as eczema, allergies, mycosis, etc.” – While there have been no reported cases of a menstrual cup causing TSS*, generally good cup companies will phrase it more in the way I just did, rather than to say there is no risk of TSS with cup use.  Because the reality is that you can’t say for 100% sure that there is no risk whatsoever in using a menstrual cup, and saying so opens you up to being sued if someone did.  Also are eczema and allergies gynecological problems?
    • *  I have heard through the grapevine that there has been a recent suspected case of TSS from a menstrual cup in France… but I have been unable to find the source of this to verify if it’s true or not.  If it is true, then this does prove that while unlikely, and safer than tampons, it is possible to get TSS while using a cup.
  • After iniital sterilisation each month, ladies can be certain that there is no chance of contact with any chemicals. ” – Well technically even water is a “chemical“.  So it’s actually impossible for anyone to have no chance of contact with a chemical when using a cup (or at any other time)… given that a silicone menstrual cup itself is made from a chemical compound.  Though I think what they are meaning here is that there is no harmful exposure to chemicals (that we are aware of) when using a menstrual cup, which may be true.
  • With Home Cures Happy Girl Cup™ you are confident, as there is no risk of any leaks or odours.” – Since everyone is different, you can’t say that there is no risk of leaks or odours.  While both are unlikely (if you’re wearing the right size cup for your body, emptying it before it overflows, you’re cleaning the cup well and don’t happen to have blood that leaves an odour).. it sometimes happens.  It’s especially a big claim for a cup brand that doesn’t give ANY information on the sizing or capacity of their cups, thus making it impossible for customers to be able to determine if the cup would suit their physical needs before actually buying one to try it.
  • Your Happy Girl Cup™ is simply sterilised, and during your periond rinsed, put back in and forgotten.  – You generally are advised not to wear a cup for more than 12 hours (some even recommend emptying it every 6-8 hours), so this advice makes it seem you can just leave it in your whole period – just forgetting about it is a very bad idea!  There is no mention anywhere about not leaving it in for longer than 12 hours or when to empty it.
  • And, being delivered to your door in Eco friendly packing, there is no fancy box to throw away and pollute the environment. It arrives ready to use.” – Well I’m pretty sure the lack of box is due to the fact the cups don’t come with boxes from the manufacturer (or if they do, they are branded as Aneer) and it’s a money saving thing rather than an eco-friendly thing… The photos on Amazon show the cups individually packaged in plastic bags, which I would argue is less environmentally friendly than a cup that is packaged in a biodegradable cardboard box with no plastic packaging.  If they arrive to the customer without that plastic bag, it may have been removed before sending, which then makes it appear to be more eco-friendly than it actually is.  All to justify the supposedly eco-friendly benefits of not bothering to have them packaged in a box.

However, it does also say:

  • your Happy Girl Cup™, which is Guaranteed for 5 years against any manufacturing fault, will almost certainly last you a lifetime” – a 5 year guarantee is great, not many cups have that!

July 15, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | Leave a comment

Lena

lena

http://www.lenacup.com

Country: USA
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  “S”(Small) “L” (large)
Dimensions: S= 41mm diameter, 46mm long without stem, 71mm with stem (25mm stem).  L=45mm diameter, 50.7mm long without stem, 70.5mm long with stem (19.7mm stem).
Capacity: S=25mls  L=30mls
Stem: Flat tab
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP): $39.95   [Currency Converter]
Been around since: July 2015
Other Details: Available in pink

July 6, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 3 Comments

Diamond Cup

diamond cup

http://www.mydiamondcup.com

Country: Claims to be made in the USA, but maybe made in China
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  “Princess” (Small) “Emerald” (large)
Dimensions:
Capacity:
Stem: Promo pic shows a Flat Tab, video shows a Short Thin stem.
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $49.99 USD  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2015
Other Details: Website says they donate to “Femme International” and “Somebodies Mama” charities.  While the promotional picture shows a tab stemmed cup, the video on their site shows a short thin stem cup.  So this could be another rebranding of the Short Thin Stem cups.

diamond-video

In their video, they claim the Diamond Cup is made in the USA, however there is no FDA listing for “Diamond Cup”, and there is a listing for an Alibaba Chinese cup manufacturer who shows the Diamond Cup box in their listing.

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June 5, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , | Leave a comment

Lil Cup

lilcup2

http://www.menstruacni-kalisek.cz

Country: Czech Republic
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: S/1 (small), M/2 (large)
Dimensions: S = 43mm diameter, 57mm length (without stem?), 25mm stem.  M = 47mm diameter, 57mm length (without stem?), 25mm stem.
Capacity: S=18ml, 22ml
Stem: Flat tab
Measuring Lines: No?
Been around since: ?  (Facebook page started Jan 2015)
Other: Very similar in style and measurements to other similar & rebranded cups

May 7, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | Leave a comment

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