Menstrual Cups

Eco-Cup (Lybera) – review


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Similar or Rebranded Cups

This is a list of cup brands that have the same specific features and appear to be almost identical (it would be difficult to tell them apart if they were side by side). Because there are so many of these new cups available now, I have stopped listing these cups on separate pages and are listing them all here instead.

This isn’t a listing of all the rebranded/similar/non-unique cups, just the main ones.  If you want a listing of all the known cup brands (both Unique and non-unique) by stem type – look at the MASTER LIST here

This is not an accusation that any of these brands are “Copies” or “Rebrandings” – it is merely a comparison to highlight cups which appear to be the same shape and/or design – for research purposes.  I would however like to make consumers aware of the possibility that many of these brands could be a “rebranding” – where cups can be purchased for as little as 45c each, and then resold as the new brand name for anything up to $20-$30.  Click here to see my article on “rebranding”

Measurements (Small/Large) for the brands are also given when known, for easier comparison.  The slight (eg 1mm) difference between some brands that otherwise seem identical may be due to measuring errors or rounding up/down (eg a 41.5mm measurement may be rounded up or down by the brand/manufacturer), or may show the cup is actually a different size to another – I don’t know.

Click the stem style to search by stem.
Collapsible |Flat narrow | Flat Wide | Hollow | Long Thick | Long Thin | Short Thick | Short Thin |Valve


Collapsable / Foldable Cups


Cups that are “collapsible” (being able to fold up into a compact form for storage).  The cup pictured is the original “Lily Compact” design, which appears to have been used as inspiration for the other brands.


Hollow Tube stems – Smooth sided

Cups that have a frosted look, no protruding ridge section at the top, with a hollow tube stem.

Bodybay | Feecup | Shelcup | Sileu


Long thin Stems
There are 3 main designs of long thin stems.  “Natu” Style with bumps on the stem for grip, “Si-Bell” style with grip lines and the “Sckoon” style with flower design on the base.

Stem with bumps on it – “Natu Style”
These are very similar to the “Si-Bell” design, but have bumps on the stem rather than grip linessibell

Stem with grip lines on it – “Si-Bell” style
Appear to be copies of the Si-bell design, with slightly different sizing.amulette

Flower design on base – “Sckoon” style


Narrow flat tab stems
These cups have a flat tab stem that is narrow.  They come in 4 main styles.

Usual measurements for long tall styles:
Small =40mm diameter, 75mm total length, (25mm stem).  12ml capacity to airholes, 28mls to rim.
Large =45mm diameter, 85mm total length, (25mm stem). 15ml capacity to airholes, 30mls to rim.

Long tall shape – “Shiny”
Cups with a tab stem that features 3 grip lines and have very “shiny” looking silicone.  Can be clear or opaque.   Often with a slightly bent stem:tab-shiny

Long tall shape – “Frosted”
Cups with a tab stem with 3 grip lines, usually 3 colours (clear, pink and a “purple” that is pretty much pink) and overall look very similar to each other. Have a more “frosted” or “Matt” appearance, sometimes with a bent stem:tab-frosted

Shorter stem with closer grip lines 
These are usually frosted, but have a slightly different shaped shorter stem with grip lines closer together.

  • A Zen Cup (Fleurcup)  – 5 grip lines
  • Cleo Cup   – 5 grip lines
  • Invisicup [link]   – 5 grip lines
  • MPower (South Africa)   – 3 grip lines
  • Nez Bling – [Link]  – 5 grip lines
  • Stella – [Link]   – 5 grip lines
  • Viva [Link]  – 3 grip lines


 Bell shape
These are shorter wider cups with a portion of the rim that gets narrower before flaring out again.

ALX | Aneer | Cupissima | Gyncup

iClean | Intimate Rose | Luno | Sileu.

CleoCup | Invisicup | NezBling | Stella


Short thin stems
Cups that feature short rounded thin stems, with rings around the base of the cup and rings around the “ridge” area.  Some brands have a smooth stem (the first of this design had the smooth stem), some have the newer grip ring stem.

Usual measurements:
Small: 42mm diameter, 52mm long without stem (62mm including stem).  20mls capacity.
Large: 45mm diameter, 55mm long without stem (65mm including stem). 25mls capacity.

Smooth Stem


Grip Stem



Smooth Stem Versions

same_aneer blossomcup  same_dutchess_thcharlene
Aneer | Ava Loona | Blossom | Dutchess | Charlene

Cup’ax | Femme Essentials | Skinco | Surecycle

.Grip Stem Versions:

Athena | Easy Cups| Lola Cup | Vida Cup


Short thick stems
Cups that feature grid-like grip lines around the base of the cup with shorter thick stems that have grip rings:

Usual measurements:
Small =42mm diameter, 62mm total length, 12mm stem.  25ml capacity
Large =45mm diameter, 69mm total length, 12mm stem. 30ml capacity


aneer-grid avaloona3b evaboxed2happygirlcup
Aneer | Ava Loona | Eva | Happy Girl


Solid long thick stems

These cups resemble the Yuuki brand of cup.  Sometimes with a heart design on the side.



Girlies | My Cup/Tati |  Xabian


Wide Flat Tab stems – Frosted

Cups that have a flat wide-tabbed stem, sometimes with low profile ridge (usually only on the small size) and sometimes without.


Brands of cup that appear to be this same design:

Bloody Buddy | Comfy Cup | Crystal Cup | Daisy Cup

Female Cup | Femicup | Leasen | Luxury Body

MiaLuna | My Belle | Pixie Cup | Pretty Woman | Zengina

Wide Flat Tab stems – Clear “shiny”

Cups that have a flat wide-tabbed stem, with a crystal clear silicone (can be coloured or completely clear).


Ivita | Monicup | San Nap | Stella | Wow Freedom

Valve Stem Cups – Bassrose style

The “Bassrose” design valve stem cups have a hollow stem that opens at the end, allowing the cup to be emptied while still in the vagina.  They use a ball inside to block the opening.  I refer to any other cups that have this same shape as a bassrose rebranding.

  • Sileu – [Amazon] [Bassrose rebranding]
  • Stella – [Listings] [Bassrose rebranding]

Valve Stem Cups – Aiwo style

The “Aiwo” design has a hollow tube stem with a slit inside that opens when you squeeze the stem, allowing it to be emptied while still in the vagina.

Aiwo | Diggold |









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Country of origin: Italy
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “1” (small) “2” (large)
Dimensions: 1=42.5mm diameter,  45mm long without stem, 22mm stem. 2=46mm diameter, 45mm long without stem, 22mm stem.
Capacity: 1=17ml to airholes, 21mls to rim. 2=20mls to airholes, 28mls to rim.
Stem: Hollow Tube
Measuring Lines: unknown (no?)
Cost (RRP) € 19,90 [Currency Converter]
Been around since: Unknown
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Available in clear and magenta.  Both size cups are the same length, the large size is wider.  This cup seems to be the same cup as the Lybera, just with a different name.


January 11, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | Leave a comment