Menstrual Cups

Casco Cup

casco

http://cascocup.com

Country of origin: USA (FDA registered)
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  “1” (Small) and “2” (Large)
Dimensions: 1 = 42mm diameter, 70mm long including stem.  2 = 46mm diameter, 70mm long including stem.
Capacity: 1 = 30ml , 2 = 40ml
Stem:  short/Ball
Measuring Lines: Yes (7.5 & 15ml)
Cost (RRP):  $22.99  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2016
Unique Design?: Sort of (See below)
Other Details: Comes with a storage container. This cup is sold by the manufacturer (Casco Bay Molding) – who also makes Lincup, Lifecup and Green Cup of Maine).

Casco Cup looks very similar to Lincup, but are different cups.

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November 22, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | 3 Comments

Lincup

lintimate

http://us.lintimate.net

Country of origin: Manufactured in the USA (FDA registered)
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  1
Dimensions: 42.2mm diameter, 58mm length without stem, 70mm length including stem.
Capacity25.3ml – capacity to airholes, 34ml – capacity to the rim.
Stem: Short thick
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $30 USD
Been around since: 2016
Unique Design?:  Yes, sort of (See below)
Other Details:  No measurement information on their website.

 

The manufacturer for this brand also makes Casco Cup and  Green Cup Of Maine.

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July 16, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , | Leave a comment

Green Cup of Maine

green-cup-maine

http://www.greencupofmaine.com

Country of origin: Manufactured in the US (FDA registered)
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  2
Dimensions: Unknown
Capacity:  Unknown
Stem: Short Thick
Measuring Lines: Unknown (no?)
Cost (RRP): $44.99 USD
Been around since: 2016
Unique Design?: Yes  (The manufacturer for this brand also makes Lincup, which looks similar but not the same)
Other Details: Website claims they are the “World’s Best Menstrual Cup” which is a high claim.  No measurement information on their Amazon listing or website.  They are using light to regular flow (small cup) and heavier flow (large cup) as the sizing, rather than any birth or age recommendations.

 

The manufacturer for this brand also makes Casco Cup and Lincup.

casamoulding

July 16, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 1 Comment

The Flower Pot

flowerpot

http://www.theflowerpotmc.com

Country: Sold from the US, likely made in China
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: “Bud” (Small) & “Bloom” (Large)
Dimensions: S = 42mm diameter, 65mm length.  L = 45mm diameter, 67mm length
Capacity: S = 25ml, L = 30ml
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $15 USD  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: (Feb?) 2016
Unique design?:No (There are other cups with similar design available)
Other Details: “homemade” (but cute!) packaging and the cups similar appearance to the Blossom/Dutchess/Charlene etc. means this cup is likely a rebranded cup.

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

Fleurity

fleurity-cups2

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)
Unique design?:Sort of (There are other cups with similar design available, although this design is different to the others)
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

Menstro Cup

menstro_cup

http://www.menstrocup.com

Country:  USA (Manufactured in China)
Composition: Silicone
Sizes: Small & Large
Dimensions: Small = 43mm diameter, 48mm without stem, 64mm long including stem.   Large = 46mm diameter, 52mm without stem, 70mm including stem.
Capacity:
Stem: Short thin stem
Measuring Lines:  Yes
Cost (RRP): USD $29.99
Been around since: 2015
Unique design?: No (There are other cups with similar design available)
Other Details:  This cup looks very similar in shape to the Blossom/Dutchess/Charlene etc. cups, however it does have a few differences that mean it must be a cup that has been manufactured for this brand, and NOT a rebranding.  It has the brand name on the cup itself, and a few slightly different design elements (as well as slightly different measurements).

Here is a photo of the Blossom cup, a cup I bought from AliExpress and the Menstro.  You can see the shape is very similar, but the Menstro stem is longer, Menstro has branding on it, and it doesn’t have the lines along the rim that Blossom or the AliExpress cup has.

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November 6, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

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

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
Unique design?: Yes
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
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
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.

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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

Super Jennie

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http://www.superjennie.com

Country: USA
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: 1 (large) – with plans to bring out a small size
Dimensions: 47mm diameter, 52mm length (without stem), 68mm including stem.
Capacity: 42ml
Stem: Rounded short stick
Measuring Lines: Yes
Been around since: Trademarked Dec 2014
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design has not been seen in other brands of cup)
Other: Manufactured in the US, Registered with the FDA.  Available in colours (Pink, Blue and Teal)

May 7, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , | 2 Comments

Blossom Cup

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www.blossomcup.com.   Sold on Amazon.

Country of origin: Sold from the USA, likely made in China
Composition: Silicone (Firstly said”food grade” now says “medical grade”)
Sizes:  “S” (Small) “L” (large)
Dimensions: S = 42mm diameter. 52.2mm length without stem, 62.2mm length total. 10mm stem.
L = 45mm diameter. 55.4mm length without stem, 65.4mm length in total. 10mm stem.

Capacity: S=20ml to airholes,  22.5ml to rim. L=25ml to airholes, 28mls to rim.
Stem: Short Thin “Stick”
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $39.99 USD  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2015
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Available in colors.  They were running a giveaway where they were selling the cup for $1 each to people (US only) in return for an “honest review” on Amazon.  Originally these cups had a smooth stem, but now they appear to have grip lines on the stem.

 

The shape/design of the cup looks very similar to cups being sold as the Aneer, Cup’ax and Dutchess cups.  See Similar/rebranded cups.  Promotional images looks very similar to these cups being sold in bulk.

Their website claims the cup is FDA approved (which is false).

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Their Amazon listing used to say the cup was made from Food-Grade silicone, but has been changed to say medical grade:

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A Chinese cup manufacturer shows an image of the Blossom Cup pouch and instruction booklet on one of their listings, making it appear that this company is the supplier for the Blossom Cup.

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January 26, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | 3 Comments

Dutchess Cup

dutchess

http://www.dutchesscup.com  (website link removed as it may be compromised, advise caution [see bottom of this page for info])

Country of origin: USA (made in China)
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: “B” (small), “A” (large)
Dimensions: Size B = 42mm diameter, 50mm long without stem,  60mm long with stem.  10mm stem.  Size A = 47mm diameter, 55 mm long without stem,  65mm long with stem.  10mm stem.
Capacity: Size B = 20ml.  A = 25ml
Stem: Short thin
Measuring Lines: Yes,  7.5 ml and 15 ml
Cost (RRP): USD $29.99 for 2 [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2014
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Cups have 4 air holes.  Sold as a set of 2 cups, one pink, one purple.   The cups shown on the box and promotional image don’t seem to have the lines around the top like the cups shown in one of the customer review photos does (below).  The cups the review shows, appear to be the same style of cup as being sold as Aneer, Femmas, Cup’ax and Blossom.

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(Closeup of the product image – showing no lines)

(Image from Amazon Review)

Image from a listing by a silicone company in China (http://zdkjsy.en.alibaba.com) shows what appears to be the Dutchess boxes in their listing for wholesale menstrual cups

(I’ve pasted in the Smart cup and Dutchess Cup boxes to the image, to show they appear to be the same boxes).

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I thought the Dutchess cup said it was made in the US, but when I went to check the website to see, I got this notification:

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January 24, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 1 Comment

EvaCup

Evacup1clear

http://anigan.myshopify.com
http://www.amazon.com/shops/anigan

Country of origin: USA
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  2 (“Small” and “Large”)
Dimensions: S=42mm diameter, 62mm total length, 12mm stem.  L=45mm diameter, 69mm total length, 12mm stem.
Capacity:  S=25ml and L=30ml
Stem: Solid Short
Measuring Lines: 7.5ml and 15ml
Cost (RRP): $39.99 USD
Guarantee: Satisfaction Guarantee
Been around since: Unknown (2014?)
Unique Design?: (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand but appears to have been copied by other brands)
Other Details:  Available in a range of colours.  Also manufactures “Period panties” (which appear to be underpants with a leak-proof layer sewn in, and have been sold since at least 2012), steralising cups and gift packs.

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January 10, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | Leave a comment

La Luna / Mahina

laluna

http://www.mysacredcycle.com  (Previously http://www.lalunacup.com)

Country of origin: Hawaii
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “1” (small) and “2” (large)
Dimensions: Size 1 = 41mm Diameter, 47mm Length. 25mm Stem.  Size 2 = 46mm Diameter, 52mm Length. 20mm Stem.
Capacity: Size 1 = 25ml.  Size 2 = 30ml
Stem: Flat Tab
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP): USD $34
Guarantee: Unknown
Been around since: Unknown (1014?)
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details:  Available in clear or “purple” (pinkish/purple).  Looks the same as the Similar/Rebranded cups.  These cups were previously known as “La Luna” and have been renamed to “Mahina”.

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La Luna site – directing to the Mahina site  &  the Mahina site with a (hopefully accidental) line saying the cup is worn in the womb

(also, it’s a small quibble, but a 10 year lifespan of a cup I wouldn’t consider a “lifetime of freedom” – I’d personally want to hope my lifetime is looooong past that :P)

January 10, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , | 3 Comments

Sckoon Cup

sckoon

http://sckooncup.com

Country of origin: USA
Composition: Silicone
Sizes: 2.  “1” and “2”
Dimensions:  “1” = 40mm diameter, 70mm long in total, stem length 30mm.  “2” = 45mm diameter, 70mm long in total, stem length 20mm.
Capacity:  “1” = 23ml, “2” = 30ml
Stem: Thin solid “Stick”
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP):  USD$39.95
Been around since: Feb 2013
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design was created by this brand but appears to have been copied by another brand)
Other Details: Comes in 5 colours (Dark blue, Light blue, Green, Red, Yellow) and clear
Review: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/review-sckoon-cup/

April 3, 2013 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | Leave a comment

FemmyCycle

http://www.femmycycle.eu

Country of origin: Website has .eu Domain, but the company is in USA
Composition: Medical Grade ilicone
Sizes: 3.
Dimensions:  “Teen” =31mm diameter, 38mm long without ring, 57mm long with ring. “Regular” = 36mm diameter, 43mm length without ring, 63mm with ring.  “Low Cervix”= 36mm diameter, 43mm length without ring, 50mm with ring
Capacity:  “Teen” = 17.5ml.  “Regular” and “Low Cervix” = 30ml
Stem: Ring
Measuring Lines: no
Cost (RRP):  $39.00 USD
Guarantee: ?
Been around since: Sept 2012
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand and has not been seen used by other brands)
My Review: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/femmycycle-review
Other Details: This cup is shaped more like a wine goblet, and has a “lid” type feature. While inserted it works like a funnel, so the blood can flow through the smaller hole into the cup, which helps stop the blood leaking out of the cup while the wearer is lying down.  This “lid” part is pulled up to allow the cup to be emptied.

See the statement Femmycycle made about some users experiencing pain from the suction of the Femmycycle.

June 28, 2012 Posted by | news, The Cups | , , , | 7 Comments

Moon Cup (USA)

keeper-mooncup
http://www.keeper.com
Country of origin: USA
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: A & B (A = After childbirth, B = Before childbirth)
Dimensions: (assumed same as Keeper) Size B = 4.5cm wide, 5.4cm long and 2.5cm stem, Size A – Keeper – 4.6cm wide, 5.4cm long (7.9cm including stem) ?
Capacity:
Stem: Hollow tube
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP): Approx US$35 [Currency Converter]
Guarantee: 3 months
Been around since: Company since 1987, this product since (July?) 2006
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand but appears to have “influenced” other brands)
Other Details: Named the same as (already established) UK Mooncup.  Silicone version of the Keeper

 

June 11, 2008 Posted by | The Cups | , , | Leave a comment

Keeper

keeper
http://www.keeper.com
Country of origin: USA
Lifespan: Claims will last up to 10 years
Composition: Gum Rubber (Latex – so can cause problems for those with allergies)
Sizes: A & B (A = After childbirth, B = Before childbirth)
Dimensions:Size B = 4.5cm wide, 5.4cm long and 2.5cm stem, Size A – Keeper – 4.6cm wide, 5.4cm long (7.9cm including stem) ?
Capacity: (My Test – Size B = (approx) 12mls to under airholes, 20mls to level with rim)
Stem: Hollow tube
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP): Approx US$35 [Currency Converter]
Guarantee: 3 months
Been around since: 1987 (the oldest cup company still trading)
Unique Design?: Semi-Unique (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand. However it does have resemblances to the vintage Tasette cup)
Review: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/keeper-my-thoughts
Other Details: Suspected to be not Vegan friendly (due to Casein, derived from milk, being used in the manufacture of Latex).  Concerns about ethical trading due to use of the name “Mooncup” for their silicone product.

 

June 10, 2008 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , | 1 Comment