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?)
Unique Design: no (There are other cups with similar design available)
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

Aiwo

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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]
Unique design?: Yes
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

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

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 😀  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

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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
Unique design?:No (There are other cups with similar design available)
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
Unique design?:No (There are other cups with similar design available)
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

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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
Unique design?:No (There are other cups with similar design available)
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

Anytime

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http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2015-Anytime-Brand-Wholesale-Reusable-Medical-Grade-Silicone-Menstrual-Cup-Feminine-Hygiene-Product-Lady-Menstruation-Copo/32288941057.html

Country of origin: China
Composition: Platinum Medical Silicone
Sizes:  Small & large
Dimensions: small = 40mm diameter, 50mm long without stem, 75mm with stem.  large = 45mm diameter, 60mm long without stem, 85mm long with stem.
Capacity: Both listed as = “max volume” 15mls, to rim 28mls.
Stem:  Long thin stick
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP):  Around $8 USD [Currency Converter]
Unique Design?: No (Appears to be created from another cup brand design)
Other Details: Looks like a copy of the Sckoon cups.  Made by Rockbrook, who also make the iCare.  Some of the listings show the iCare cup with the “Anytime” box too.

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March 2, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 3 Comments

Cerene / Continuon

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Country: Unknown (NZ? though likely made in China)
Composition: “FDA grade Silicone”
Sizes:  “A” (small), “B” (large)
Dimensions:
Capacity: Unknown
Stem: ?  One shows what looks like a flat tab, the other looks like a short solid.
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP):  Unknown
Guarantee: Satisfaction Guarantee
Been around since:  End of Sept 2014
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: No official website found.  The only 2 references I’ve found to buy them online are from Amazon, which had 2 listings for 2 different looking cups (both examples of cheap Chinese Rebranded cups).

The Blue cup listing, which as you can see from the screen shot below, and the photo above, used to have a “Cerene” logo on the product photo, but is now being sold as a “Continuon”.

The green cup listing didn’t have that logo, and is a different shaped cup, but used the “Cerene” name in the product title.

Listing #1 (green) – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MVRMUCQ
Listing #2 (blue) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R5AF89G

There is a review with photos on Amazon, which shows the cup they bought as the blue “Cerene” that was actually an iCare cup – which proves this “Cerene” / “Continuon” isn’t a brand of cup, but rather a rebranding of the iCare cups.

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The Green cup listing lists “Cerene” as the seller.

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A couple of the articles mentioned the contact details for the woman behind the company “Cerene” (heartfeltdryerballs.com), which is a New Zealand business.

January 10, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | 5 Comments

Bassrose

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AliExpress search

Country of origin: China
Composition: “Silicone”
Sizes:  1
Dimensions: 70mm Long,  40mm diameter
Capacity:  20mls
Stem: Hollow tube with a ball valve
Measuring Lines: no
Cost (RRP): Unknown (Can buy from around $8 USD)
Been around since: Unknown (2014?)
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand but appears to have been rebranded by other brands)
Other Details:  The stem is a hollow tube with an opening on the end – this allows the cup to be emptied while still inserted. A ball acts as a stopper to close the tube while in use, and can be moved further up the stem (into the larger portion) to allow the cup to drain.  I was told that Howard Peng from Honserve Trading developed this cup, and he asked me to only link to his listings.  However there seems to be no listings from that company any more, so I’ll link to an AliExpress search instead.  Also please note that there are a lot of different cups using the “Bassrose” box and name – but the original “Bassrose” cup is this cup design with the ball-valve stem (which was also known briefly as a “Dilan” cup in some AliExpress listings).

The same sort of concept of Victoria Love, but this one has the hole to empty the cup on the bottom of the stem (unlike VL which has the holes on the side of the bottom of the stem).

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January 10, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 5 Comments

Melodysusie

Melodysusie

http://www.melodysusie.com

Country of origin: China?
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “S” (small), “M” (large)
Dimensions: S = 35mm diameter, 47mm long without stem, 73mm with stem.  M = 38mm diameter, 50mm long without stem, 69mm with stem.
Capacity: Unknown
Stem: Flat tab
Measuring Lines: yes
Cost (RRP): $39.99 (for 2 pack?)
Been around since: Unknown (2014?)
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: 4 airholes.

August 8, 2014 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 3 Comments

Rainbow Cup / Monzcare R-cup

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Couldn’t find an official site for these, just being sold online at places like ebay and amazon.  So details are a bit sketchy.

This cup is also being sold as a “Monzcare R-cup” and “Monzcup”.  They are registered with the FDA under these names [Link].

Country of origin: China
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “1″ (small), “2″ (large)
Dimensions:  Size 1 = 40mm diameter, Total length 70mm, stem length 20mm.  Size 2 = 45mm diameter,  Total length 70mm, stem length 15mm.
Capacity: Size 1 = 15.5ml (to holes?)  20ml (to rim).    Size 2 = 26mls (to rim?)
Stem: Hollow tube or Solid?
Measuring Lines:  No
Cost (RRP): Unknown RRP – available from around $10US
Been around since: 2014?
Other Details:  Available in blue, green, purple and orange.  I don’t like that their advertising claims “The Rainbow’s Menstrual Cup is the original silicone menstrual cup designed by women to be a convenient, safe and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and sanitary pads. ”  Since it isn’t the original silicone cup…. Mooncup UK was the first silicone cup in 2000.     Some people have complained that these cups have a very strong “plastic” or chemical smell.

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July 23, 2014 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , , | 2 Comments

iCare

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Couldn’t find an official site for these, just being sold online at places like AliExpress

Country of origin: China
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “1” (small), “2” (large)
Dimensions: Size 1 = 40mm diameter, 78mm long including stem, 58mm without stem.  Size 2 = 45mm diameter,  85mm long with stem, 60mm long without stem.
Capacity: Both 15mls to airholes and 28mls to rim
Stem: Flat Tab?
Measuring Lines: yes
Cost (RRP): Anywhere from about $5 USD+
Been around since: 2012
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Comes in Clear, Blue, Purple, Pink, Orange, Red, Green, White, Yellow and clear.  One of the AliExpress site selling them, has information in the listing referencing the product being called “LadyCup” and with the url http://www.ladycup.cn (which doesn’t exist).

Several of the AliExpress listings  have “Rockbrook Industrial CO” watermarked all over it, but their website (http://rockbrook.en.ec21.com) no longer works, and didn’t mention the cups when it was working.  I did however find another website for them – www.hygiener.com  Where they have a ripoff of an Insteads Softcup as well as a menstrual cup with a flat wide stem.

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Interestingly, most of the more recent listings/photos of the iCare cups look like they are trying to hide what the stem looks like, and one photo I have seen that does show the stem, has a shorter stem

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July 17, 2014 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 15 Comments

Aneer

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There are various cups being sold with an “Aneer” box, so there isn’t really an “Aneer” brand of cup as such – Basically “Aneer” is a name on a box, and the cups sold with it can be one of many different designs.  So I’m wondering if either the “Aneer” boxes are being sold in bulk to anyone, or if the Aneer company are just many any old cup they feel like?

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Flat tab stem cups

The first “Aneer” brand cups were a tab stem cup, A Lunette-Diva sort of hybrid, with a very “shiny” look to the silicone.  Measurements are reportedly 43mm Diameter, 50mm length & 46mm Diameter , 50mm length.  Found on AliExpress. Youtube video on an unboxing. Seems to be the same as a bunch of other cups.

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Short stick stem with lines around rim

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More frosted look, with a different ridge area with lines…. Several examples can be found on AliExpress, Another listing.  The same design of cup is also being sold as a Cup’ax, Dutchess, Blossom Cup and Charlene.  As well as Femma’s and Sure Cycle who still show the “Aneer” box despite calling the cup something else.

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Thick Short tab stem with grid grip base

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Aneer box being shown with different cups again, that have a thicker stem with well defined grip lines on the base and stem.  Same design as Eva Cup.  Found on AliExpress.

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 Flat Wide tab stem

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There’s also a listing for an Aneer box with a wide tabbed stem cup photoshopped in, and a listing that shows what appears to be a Femmecup in one photo with an Aneer Box in another photo. Listing with wide stem | Listing showing Femmecup

July 17, 2014 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , , | 17 Comments

Victoria Love

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http://www.victorialove.net

Note – as of Jan 2015 their website is suspended, their facebook page and ebay store are still available.

Country of origin: China
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  Size “2” (small) and “1” (large)
Dimensions: 2=40mm diameter, 35mm length without stem, 75mm with stem, 40mm stem length. 1 =45mm diameter, 45mm length without stem, 90mm with stem, 45mm stem length.
Capacity: Unknown
Stem: Hollow tube with valve
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP):
Been around since: 2013
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:  Has a hollow stem with a valve that allows you to empty the cup (every 4-8 hours is recommended) while it is still in place.   They appear to sell a special steam steriliser as well.  The “discharge points” where the cup can be emptied via the stem, are on the sides of the stem.  So it appears that you’re just relying on the ball being pushed up above the holes and staying there…. or else it would leak when you don’t want it to.  Also menstrual blood is often clotty, so I’m not sure how well this can handle clots.  The video (which is a bit hilarious :P) mentions clots and the fact you can just squeeze them out…. but I’m not sure that would work in practice.  I’d be interested to hear from anyone who has used it.

Facebook Instruction video

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It appears you push the ball into the “discharge valve” spot to seal the stem, then push it down to the end to empty it.

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July 17, 2014 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 3 Comments