Menstrual Cups

Charity Programs Involving Cups

Some of the cup companies are involved in charity donations.

Femmecup
Femmecup has been donating to various charities.  Including providing cups to women in Uganda and to New Zealand following the earthquakes.

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Insteads Softcups
Donates a softcup to a girl in Africa for every box of softcups sold.

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Juju
In 2012 Juju donated 1000 cups to Days for Girls, and has donated cups to homeless women

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Mooncup (UK)

Each year a portion of profits is given to each Mooncup team member, who chooses a charity to donate it to.

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MPower
Mpower do charitable works in South Africa.

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My Own Cup
Has the “Inkululeko Project” which donates cups to schoolgirls in South Africa.

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Ruby Cup
With every purchase of a Ruby cup, they give a cup to a needy schoolgirl in Africa. They also work with www.femmeinternational.org

Menstrual Cup Donation projects

Sustainable Cycles
http://sustainablecycles.wordpress.com

The Keeper, DivaCup, Lunette, My Own Cup & Ruby cup, have donated to this cause – which helps to educate American women about reusable menstrual products.

Freedom Cups
http://freedomcups.org

People can purchase cups which are then donated (or can be delivered if you’re traveling in areas where they are needed).  Seemingly using the Cheap Chinese cups.

The Cup
http://www.thecup.org

Looks like Lunette, RubyCup and Mooncup might be donating to this cause.

Putali
http://www.putali-nepal.com

Distributing Ruby Cups in Nepal

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JuJu – Review

I got my JuJu cup in the mail today – but I was surprised by not one, but 2!!!

The packaging, is gorgeous!

Which opens up like a flower

With your cup in the centre!

Inside the bottom is a leaflet on how to use the cup, a discount coupon and the cup of course.  The inside of the box has information on the meaning of the name JuJu and some facts about using cups. I like that the company is Australian and has carbon neutral packaging.  No plastics!  it was shipped in that cute giftbox thing, inside a similar sized white box for shipping.

The pouch is satin and double layer – pink on the inside.  The green pouch has light green inside and the dark blue pouch has a silvery light blue inside.

The only downside of a double thickness pouch though is that the cups are a bit sticky with the satin, so pulling out the cup has a habit of pulling the satin lining out – so you have to poke it back in.  It’s not a major problem though (you could sew a tiny dot to make both layers stick together if you wanted).  The double layer satin feels thicker and nicer than single layer though I think.

The cup itself.

Smooth outside.  The bottom has a butterfly design as the grip.  The inside has “JuJu” in ever so slightly indented writing, and the size on the other side (a small “2” for the large cup).  The holes are nice and large.

The stem is a very flexible stalk (don’t know what to call it lol) and it’s actually not round, it’s a rounded-triangular shape – so it’s got straight sides to grip!

Squishyness seems to be able the same as a large Ladycup (though I haven’t compared it to other cups yet)… it is softer than Lunette.  The silicone feels nice, and it’s quite clear (clearer than it looks in the above photo)

The large and small sizes

Quite a big difference in the 2 sizes

A photo trying to show the smoothed triangle the stem is

it’s hard to see… but if you look closely you can see it’s a rounded-off triangle

…Update…

I gave it a “dry run” so to speak.  I’ll be able to test it fully when I get my period next (next week).. but here are my thoughts based on the dry run:

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August 5, 2011 Posted by | The Cups | , | 20 Comments

JuJu

http://www.juju.com.au

Country of origin: Australia
Composition: Silicone
Sizes: 2 sizes – 1&2
Dimensions: Small (1) = 40mm diameter,  46mm long without stem (65mm long with stem).  Large (2) = 46mm diameter, 50mm long without stem (69mm with stem)
Capacity:  Small (1) = 20mls.  Large (2) = 30mls
Stem: Solid thin “stick”
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP):  $62 AUD
Been around since: 28th July 2011
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: TGA approved for sale within Australia.  Butterfly instead of the usual grip rings around the bottom of the cup is a pretty touch.  Does some charity donations.
Review: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/juju-photos-and-thoughts

Links to Charity information:

July 31, 2011 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , | 13 Comments