Menstrual Cups

LuxuryBody

luxurybody

[Amazon Listing Translated to English]

Country of origin: Unknown (Assume China)
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  “S” (Small) “L” (large)
Dimensions: S = 40mm diameter. 70mm length total, 25mm stem. L = 45mm diameter. 70mm length in total.
Capacity: S=25mls, L=30mls
Stem: Flat Wide Tab
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): EURO 19.90  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2015
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Looks to be a rebranding of other similar cups

July 15, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , | Leave a comment

Monicup

monicup

[Amazon Listing Translated into English]

Country of origin: Unknown (Suspect China)
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: S (small) L (large)
Dimensions: S= 45mm diameter, 70mm long.  L=47mm diameter, 75mm long.
Capacity: S=20ml, L=25ml
Stem: Flat wide tab
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): EUR 24.99 [Currency Converter]
Been around since:  Listed on Amazon April 2016
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: 

July 15, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , | Leave a comment

Nude’up

nudeup

https://www.facebook.com/NUtahiti

Country of origin: Polynesia
Composition: ?
Sizes:  2
Dimensions:
Capacity:
Stem:  Flat Wide Tab
Measuring Lines:
Cost (RRP):   [Currency Converter]
Around Since: ?
Unique Design: no (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Available in transparent, blue, red, pink and purple.  An Article (translated into English) claims the cup was designed and developed in French Polynesia by a diver, but appears to be a rebranding of the flat wide tabbed stem cups.

May 23, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Ivita

ivita

http://www.aliexpress.com

Country: China?
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: Small & Large
Dimensions: Small: 40mm diameter, 64mm total length, 24mm stem.   Large: 45mm diameter, 70mm total length, 24mm stem.
Capacity: Small: (15mls “max volume”), 28ml to rim.  Large (15mls “max volume”), 30mls to rim
Measuring Lines: No
Stem: Flat Wide Tab
Cost (RRP): (Unknown, Approx $8.90 USD)  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: (2016?)
Unique design?:No (There are other cups with similar design available)
Other Details: While the photo shows these being very short and wide, they have similar measurements to other rebranded cups.

March 21, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , | 3 Comments

Nabelle

nabelle

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

Comfy Cup

comfycup

Being sold on Amazon UK and Amazon US

Country of origin:  Unknown
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  Small & Large
Dimensions: S – 40mm diameter,  46mm length, length of the stem 19mm.  L – 46mm diameter, 53mm length, length of the stem 13mm.
Capacity: S = 15.5ml.  L = 26ml
Stem: Wide flat tab
Measuring Lines:
Cost (RRP):  Around $30 USD
Been around since:  ?
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details:  This cup looks identical to a bunch of other cups being sold cheaply on Amazon/Ebay/Aliexpress.  See Similar and rebranded cups.  Comes in Pink, Clear and Purple.

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February 15, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | | Leave a comment

Eve Cup

http://femfulness.com

Country: Netherlands (likely made in China)
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: 1 (small), 2 (large)
Dimensions:
Capacity:
Stem: Old style = Flat tab  New style = Wide flat tab
Measuring Lines: Yes

Been around since: 2013
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details Another of the cups that looks to be very similar to others available.  See my post on similar or rebranded cups.  Were selling the narrow flat tab stem cups, but is now selling the wide tab ones.

 

New Cups

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Old Cups

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January 26, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | 1 Comment

Femalecup

femalecup2b

http://femalecup.com

Country of origin: Unknown
Composition: Medical grade silicone
Sizes: A (small) , B (large)
Dimensions: A= 40m diameter,  70mm length including stem, 25mm stem length.  B= 45mm diameter, 70mm including stem, 20mm stem length.
Capacity:  A= 20mls  B= 25mls
Stem: Wide flat tab
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): 40.00€ [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2012 (Fb page started 2013)
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Uses similar pouch to the rebranded/similar cups, so may be a rebranding.  A listing for Female Cups has been spotted, where the image they show is of the Dutchess/Blossom/Charlene etc. style of cup (which may further indicate this cup brand is a rebranding rather than the cups being manufactured by Female Cup)

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January 16, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 4 Comments

Cup Brands with no details

There are a few “branded” (named) cups available, but who don’t give enough information for me to give them a page of their own. Some of the links to them may no longer be available when they sell out of that listing.  But you can always do a search based on the name.

So until I get more information on them, I’m putting them all here on the same page.  Please note that some of these cups appear to be suspiciously similar to other cups available.  See Similar/Rebranded Cups.

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“Unique” and “Original” Brands
These brands are either the first or the only cups to feature their particular style features.

  • Carrefour (Fairly Unique Design -Wide flat tab, but opaque)
  • Smartcup (Unique Design – Long solid thick stem – different flower/butterfly/leaf designs on the side)

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Suspected “Rebranded” and “Copied” Brands
These brands appear to have taken significant design elements from “original” brands (eg it would be difficult to tell them apart by looking at them), and/or have multiple other brands all sharing what appears to be the same design (eg they appear to be the same design given different brand names).

 

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Ava Loona | Ava Loona | Carrefour | Crystal Cup

ConsciousBotanics continuoncupissima

 ConsciousBotanics | Continuon | Cupissima | Easy Cups

 easycupeasycupsboxdreamlover femmeessentials

Easy Cup | Easy Cups | Dream Lover | Femme Essentials |

COPA INTIMAleasen liscup lola

LMR | Leasen | Lis Cup | Lola Cup

mcup pixiecup  prettywoman

 MCup | Pixie Cup | Pretty Woman

sileu sileu2 smartcup_fleursmartcup

Sileu #1 & #2 | Smart Cup #1 | Smart Cup #2

vidacup vjaycup welldone xabian

 Vida Cup | Vijay Cup | Welldone | Xabian

 

The “Continuon” listing was previously was calling them a “Cerene”, but photos in the reviews of people who bought a “Cerene” cup clearly shows “iCare” brand packaging.

January 15, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Similar or Rebranded Cups

Now… this isn’t intended to be any accusations of any brands doing the wrong thing.  This is just an observation that there are several cups that that look quite similar (if not exactly the same) to other cups.  So it is mentioned here with the intention to help clear up any confusion for consumers and provide as much information on cup brands as possible.

I would also like to make consumers aware of the possibility of many of these brands being a “rebranding” – where cups can be purchased for as little as 45c each, and then resold as the new brand name for $20-$30.  Click here to see my article on this.

For example here are some listings for the short stem cups that are popular at the moment.  One you can buy for $1.45 each (individually), the other as little as 50c each (in bulk):

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Which appear to be the same design cups as these “branded” cups that retail at anything from about $10-$30

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There are also a lot of these tab stemmed cups on AliExpress for between 45c each (in bulk) or $1.55 individually…

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Which appear to be the same  basic design as brands like these (you can see the Luno and iCare even have similar box art)

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So in the interest of fairness and transparency – and to make sure people have the full information, I’m listing those cups that appear to have very similar (if not the same) design.  So you can make your own determination about which cups you may like to purchase.  For more information on the issue of Rebranding – see my article on that here.

There may be a few reasons that cups may look similar or identical to another brand.   These could be:

  • Re-branding – Where a business may be buying cups from the same supplier as other businesses do and package them with their own brand name.  In some cases they may have the packaging made for them as well (many of the AliExpress and Alibaba listings say they will provide packaging on request)
  • Sharing/Selling Designs – Where one cup business has sold or given the rights to reproduce their cup design, so that another business can sell the same cups with the original creators permission.
  • Copying/stealing designs – Where a business makes an copy (or perhaps a slight variation) of a brand of cup, without the permission of the original designer.

If you want to make sure you are getting a cup that is an “original” rather than a copy, look to see when the brand was established, and look to see how their overall website/business appearance is.  If you’re wanting a cheaper price, then I suggest shopping around – but making sure you look at the listings well to make sure you know what you are getting (cheaper isn’t always better).


Similar looking brands

This is a list of cup brands that have the same specific features and appear to be almost identical.  This is not meant to imply 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.

(If you want a listing of all the known cup brands by stem type – look at the MASTER LIST here)

Diameter 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.

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Short thin stems

Cups that feature short rounded “stick” stems, with rings around the base of the cup and rings around the “ridge” area.  Some brands have a smooth stem, some have a grip rings but look otherwise identical:

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same_aneer   avaloona2b blossomcup  same_dutchess_th charlene same_cupaxsame_surecycle_th
Smooth Stem Cups: Aneer | Ava Loona | Blossom | Dutchess | Charlene | Cup’ax | Surecycle

same_athena same_easycups  lola same_vidacup

Grip Stem Cups: Athena | Easy Cups| Lola Cup | Vida Cup

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Short thick stems

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

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

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Narrow Flat Tab stems – “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:

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* different sources give different measurements for this cup brand.

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Narrow Flat Tab stems – “Frosted”

Cups with a tab stem, 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 (though that may be just how they are photographed?), sometimes with a bent stem:

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Wide Flat Tab stems

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

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Brands of cup that appear to be this same design:

 

Solid long thick stems

These cups resemble the Yuuki brand of cup

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Other stems

Eco-lybera

Spiral grip line on the stem, both made in Italy, with same measurements and are available in the same clear or pink colour.  I have heard that this is the same cup, just given different names when being sold online or in stores.

 

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sibell

Cups that have a long “stick” stem with bumps on it

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amulette

Cups that have a long “stick” stem with grip lines on it (unlike the “bumps” of the above cups)

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Cups that have a long thin stem, with “Flower” like grip design on the base

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Cups that are “collapsible” (being able to fold up into a compact form for storage).

January 15, 2015 Posted by | comparisons, news | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

FarmaCup

farmacupbox

http://www.farmacare.it/en/catalog/disposables/farmacup-menstrual

Country of origin: Italy
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  2
Dimensions: Small = 41mm diameter, 63mm long including stem.  Large = 46mm diameter, 68mm long including stem.
Capacity:  (Farmacup representative says “15 cc” and “20 cc” – but that does not appear to be right, they might mean mls.
Stem: Flat Tab
Measuring Lines: Yes (several)
Cost (RRP):  [Currency Converter]
Been around since:  2013
Other Details: Appears to be only available through pharmacies and not sold direct to public from their website

January 11, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 3 Comments

Luv Ur Body

LuvUrBody

http://luvur-body.com

Country of origin:  Nigeria (Made in Malaysia)
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: “Small”, “Medium” and “Large”
Dimensions:
S=42mm diameter, 65mm total length, 47mm length without stem (18mm stem).
M=45mm diameter, 82mm total length, 62mm length without stem (20mm stem).
L=48mm diameter, 77mm total length with stems, 57mm length without stems (20mm Stem)
Capacity: S= 21ml to airholes, 28ml to rim. M=38.5ml to airholes, 42.75ml to rim.  L=38.75mls to airholes, 43ml to rim.
Stem: Flat Wide Tab
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP):  €25, $34 USD
Lifespan: 3 years (See my post about that)
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:  Available in Clear, Dark Green and Red.  Also in clear with coloured designs.  Seems to be designed so that you can trim off the wide tab stem, leaving a ball stem if you wish.  Medium and Large have Ball stem length =4mm, Tab part of the stem =16mm. Confirmed that the Large size is slightly shorter than the Medium.

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

Daisy Cup

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I can’t find a website for them, and the only place I can find them for sale is on Amazon Here. and Here

Country of origin: ?
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “S″ (small), “L″ (large)
Dimensions:  Unknown
Capacity:  Unknown
Stem:  Unknown
Measuring Lines:  Unknown
Cost (RRP):
Guarantee:
Been around since:
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details:  The older box shows a LadyCup, but the cup that is sold is a flat wide tab cup, similar to the other Similar/rebranded cups available.  There is now newer packaging  (I am assuming they are the same brand).

Youtube video showing the cup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDUEpK-rDhQ

August 8, 2014 Posted by | The Cups | , | 1 Comment

Un-named Menstrual Cup brands

There are HEAPS (seriously HEAPS!) of cheap cups available on AliExpress, ebay, Amazon and other such sites.

Most of them are listings for what appears to be the same cups. Most of them don’t have a brand name, so I can’t list them individually on my site, since I don’t have a name to reference them with…. and a lot of them don’t list the measurements either (not very helpful)….. So I am putting all the cups styles with no name in this post.

Links to these cups may disappear (particularly if they are amazon/aliexpress/ebay listings), but I’ll do my best to show what is available, and provide links to search those main sites for cups, so you can search for them yourself.

I’ve split my thoughts on cheap cups (safety and ethical concerns) to a separate post, so I could use this post to showcase the actual cups. See “Cheap Cups part 2” post for my 2c worth on the safety and ethical concerns with cheap cups.

If you’re wanting to find these cheap cups, try searching for “menstrual cup” in your cheap website of choice.  Such as:

 

 Unbranded Cup Examples

There are *MANY* more than this, but this gives you an idea of what styles are available.

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Moon/Heart stemmed cups:
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Unnamed #1Unnamed#2 | Unnamed #3
(Very cute!  Though sadly they aren’t practical as the heart/moon tends to irritate. So people often have to trim them off)

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Tab stem cups:

 cheapcup_03 cheapcup_05 cheapcup_10 unnamed_01

Unnamed #1 | Unnamed #2 | Unnamed #3 | Unnamed #4

These are often the “Aneer” or “iCare” brand of cups, being sold with generic boxes (or no boxes) and no name.  Aneer/iCare tend to be the very shiny looking cups.  The opaque #4 cups are listed with measurements of  Small: 41/36/72 large: 46/38/74  (Could be Diameter/length of stem/length with stem?)

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Other Shape/Design cups:

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Unnamed | Unnamed

The first pic is the “Eva” style cup with a short thick stem and gridlike pattern on the base, the second has a wide-flat tab stem and is commonly sold in a “menstrual cup” box and with either a hot pink pouch (like the first pic), or the gold satin pouch.

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Heart embossed cup

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Unnamed cup on Aliexpress by “Zhida Xintai” also on Amazon by “Anderson Global Trading”.   This one looks similar in design to the Yuuki cup (perhaps a narrower stem), and has a heart design on the side of the cup.  It also sometimes lists it as being made from Food-grade silicone not medical grade.  Measurements given are S=43mm diameter, 70mm length, 25ml capacity.
M=47mm diameter, 75mm length, 30mls capacity.

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Collapsing/Folding menstrual Cup

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Basically the same idea (slightly different shape) to the Lily Compact.  Found on AliExpress.

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Ring Pull Stem Cup

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Found on AliExpress – The listing says it’s food grade silicone

Small:  43mm diameter, 85mm length, 25mm stem.  Capacity:  15ml (airholes), 20mls to rim.

Large: 46mm diameter, 87mm length, 20mm stem.  Capacity:  15ml (airholes), 25mls to rim.

“Discharge” cup (assume valve-stem?)

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This cup design is weirdly interesting, although I don’t have a name for it, it deserved it’s own post here.  Find the cup for sale here.

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See also similar-or-same-cups

July 23, 2014 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , , | 1 Comment

FemiCup

femicup-s

http://www.femicup.com

Country of origin: Spain
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “S” (small), “M” (large)
Dimensions:
“S” = 47mm long without stem,  70mm including stem.  41mm diameter.
“M” = 52mm long without stem, 70mm including stem.  46mm diameter.
Capacity: S= 25ml total capacity, 20ml to airholes M=35 total capacity, 29 to airholes
Stem: Flat Tab
Measuring Lines:
Cost (RRP): € 25.00
Guarantee:
Been around since: 2013
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details:  Site says it is available in 6 colors: clear, pink, purple, red, blue and green.  However the shopping cart doesn’t appear to give the option to choose colour.  The same style cups with the same style bag and the same style instruction sheet have been seen on Aliexpress (See similar/rebranded cups) – so this may be the original that the others copied, or this may be a rebranding of those cheap cups.

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

Naturalmama

http://www.naturalmamma.it

Country of origin: Italy (made in China)
Composition: Silicone
Sizes: One
Dimensions:  length (without stem) = 56mm,  length including stem = 71mm, diameter = 44mm
Capacity:  27ml to airholes 33ml to rim
Stem: Flat wide tab (different to other tab stems)
Measuring Lines: no
Cost (RRP):  Eur 13,30
Guarantee: ?
Been around since: Late 2011/early 2012?
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)

The website shows a product photo with the same pale pinkish satin pouches with black strings and clear beads, that have been spotted on a number of brands

April 11, 2012 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 2 Comments

Mialuna

mialuna

http://mialuna.cl

Country of origin: Chile
Composition: Silicone
Sizes: “XS” (Extra Small), “S” (Small), “M” (Medium), “L” (Large)
Dimensions:  “XS”=39mm diameter, 59mm length including stem. “S”= 40mm diameter,  75mm long including stem.  “M” =45mm diameter, 75mm long including stem.  “L” = 45mm diameter, 77mm long including stem.
Capacity:  “XS”= 10mls, “S” = 15mls “M”= 20mls.  “L” = 26mls
Stem: Flat wide Tab
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP)$ 18,900 [Currency Converter]
Been around since: Early 2011?
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Available in 4 colours (each size available in one colour) plus clear.

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August 2, 2011 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 4 Comments