Menstrual Cups

Lily Cup

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http://www.intimina.com/en/lily_cup_pd.php

Country of origin: Sweden
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “A” (Small) and “B” (Large)
Dimensions:
A = 40mm diameter, 77.7mm long with stem, 65.7 long without. 12mm stem.
B = 43.5mm diameter, 77.7mm long with stem, 65.7 long without. 12mm stem.
Compact A = 42mm diameter, 58mm length with stem, 47.5 long without.  10.5mm stem.
Compact B = 45mm diameter, 58mm length. 10.5mm stem.
Capacity:
Lily Cup A = 25ml to rim (no airholes)
Lily Cup B = 28ml to rim (no airholes)
Compact A = 15ml to airholes, 20mls to rim (4 airholes)
Compact B = 19ml to airholes, 25mls to rim (4 airholes)
Stem:  Hollow Tube
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP):  A$39.95
Been around since: 2012?
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: Claims to be the only cup that can fold as thin as a tampon for insertion, and has a spine to help insertion.  Has an anti-leak edge around the inside rim of the cup.   Opaque pink colour – light pink for size A, and dark pink for size B.  Also has a compact version that collapses to be carried in a small container.

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November 6, 2012 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , , | 13 Comments

Miacup

miacup
www.miacup.com | www.rethinkthetampon.co.za
Country of origin: South Africa
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: Size 1 (Small)  Size 2 (Large)
Dimensions: Size 1 – 4.3cm wide, 5.3cm long (7cm with stem), size 2 – 4.6cm wide, 5.3cm long (7cm with stem)
Capacity: Size 1 – 25mls, Size 2 – 30mls (to brim)
Stem: Flat (solid) tab
Measuring Lines:
Cost (RRP): $399.99 South African Rand (approx $50.85 USD).[Currency Converter]
Guarantee: 6 month replacement policy
Been around since: May 2008
Unique Design?: Semi-Unique (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand. However it does have resemblances to aspects from other brands)
Other Details: The only cup available in an opaque pinky-purple colour.  Facebook page.  They have changed the colour of the cups to a slightly darker/browner look  – See a video of the old and new cups here
Review: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2008/07/10/miacup-my-thoughts

 

June 10, 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