Menstrual Cups

Miu

https://miu-cup.com [Translated into English]

Country of origin: France
Composition: Unknown
Sizes:  2 sizes, 2 firmnesses
Dimensions: Little Minote (soft) & Little Mariole (firm) = 41.3mm diameter, 44mm long without stem, 65mm long including stem.  Grand Minote (soft) & Grand Mariole (firm) = 46mm diameter, 50mm long without stem, 65.6mm long including stem.
Capacity: Little Minot/Mariole = 18mls, Grand Minote/Mariole = 27mls
Stem:  Long thick with bump grips
Measuring Lines: Yes (7.5 & 15ml)
Cost (RRP):  24 €  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2016
Unique Design?: Yes
Other Details: These cups are available in 2 levels of firmness.  The pink cups are softer, and they suggest they are used to start with, and the blue cups are firmer and they suggest they are useful for sport.

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July 10, 2017 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | Leave a comment

Tinka Care

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https://www.tinkacare.de  [Translated into English]

Country: Germany
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  1
Dimensions: Unknown
Capacity: Unknown
Stem: Long thick
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP): 29,95 € [Currency Converter]
Been around since:  2016?
Unique design?: Yes  (This cup design has not been seen in other brands of cup)
Other Details: 100 days return policy. Very pronounced ridge design.

November 22, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , | Leave a comment

Uni Cup

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https://www.amazon.com/Uni-Menstrual-hygienic-Technology-know-how/dp/B01FYM7O20

Country: Korea
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  2  (together in the same pack)
Dimensions: Small = 41mm diameter, 48mm long without stem, 24mm stem.  large = 45.5mm diameter, 51mm long without stem, 21mm stem.
Capacity: Small = 20mls.  Large = 30mls
Stem: Long thick
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $27.37  (for 2) [Currency Converter]
Been around since: Fb page started July 2016
Unique design?: Yes  (This cup design has not been seen in other brands of cup)
Other Details:  The pouch it comes with is made from PUL fabric, so since the cups should be stored in a breathable container, it’s not advisible to store the cups in this pouch.

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November 22, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , | Leave a comment

Purposefull

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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, 20mm stem.
Capacity: S=25mls, L=30mls
Stem: Long thick solid
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): £8.99  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: June 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 | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Klivee

klivee-cupbox

www.klivee.com

Country of origin: Italy
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  B (small) A (large)
Dimensions: B=42mm diameter, 50mm length without stem, 20mm stem (70mm in total). A=45mm diameter, 59mm length without stem, 20mm stem (79mm in total).
Capacity: B= 23mls to holes, 30mls to rim.  A= 30mls to holes, 40mls to rim.
Stem:  Long thick (cylindrical)
Measuring Lines: Yes (15mls & 7.5mls)
Cost (RRP):  € 21.80 [Currency Converter]
Unique Design: no (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Comes in clear, purple, pink and aquamarine Says that it has FDA certification, however the certification it has is to do with rubber items in contact with food (info here).  Not for medical use.

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May 23, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 1 Comment

Menocup OB

menocup

http://www.menocup-ob.de/english

Country: Sold from Germany, likely made in China
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: Small & Large
Dimensions: S = 43mm diameter, 71mm length.  L = 48mm diameter, 77mm length
Capacity: S = 20ml, L = 25ml
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $15 USD  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: (August?) 2015
Unique design?:No (There are other cups with similar design available)
Other Details: This business appears to be rebranding Chinese cups.  They sell the long solid stem cup (with hearts on the side the same as these ones from Alibaba).  Also sells an “Active” cup version (which appears to be the same wide flat tab stems also commonly rebranded) and the “Aiwo” valve stem cup.

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March 3, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 4 Comments

Girlies Cup

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http://www.girlies-cup.com

Country: Sold from France
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “S″ (small), “L″ (large)
Dimensions:  Size 1 = 40mm diameter, length without stem 58mm,  20mm stem.  Size 2 = 45mm diameter,  length without stem 60mm, 20mm stem.
Capacity: Size 1 = 15ml .    Size 2 = 15mls.
Stem: Solid Thick
Measuring Lines:  Yes
Cost (RRP): 20€
Been around since: 2015?
Unique design?: No (There are other cups with similar design available)
Other Details: Available in pink or clear.

A similar (if not the same) design is available on AliExpress (here and here), so this may be a rebranding.  The design is also very similar (just narrower) to the Yuuki.

September 4, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | Leave a comment

Monzcare R-Cup / Rainbow Cup

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Couldn’t find an official site http://www.monzcare.com leads to a suspended website.  Places like this are selling them.

This cup is also being sold as a “Rainbow 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
Been around since: 2014?
Other Details: Available in green, blue, cyan, purple, orange, yellow and pink.  The pictures of the coloured cups that they show in the Amazon listings appear to be a “photoshop” recolouring, so may not be the actual colours.  These appear to be the actual colours these cups come in.

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August 8, 2014 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , | 2 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

MeLuna

MeLunaFlower

http://www.meluna.eu

Country of origin: Germany
Composition: FDA approved TPE (thermoplastic elastomer)
Sizes: “S” (small), “M” (medium), “L” (large) and “XL” (Extra Large).  Also a range of “Shorty” sizes, which are shorter cups – ShortyS, ShortyM, ShortyL, ShortyXL.
Dimensions & Capacity:
S =38mm diameter, 45mm long without stem. 15mls to airholes, 23ml to rim.
M = 41mm diameter, 48mm long without stem. 20mls to airholes, 28ml to rim.
L = 44mm diameter, 51mm long without stem. 24mls to airholes, 34ml to rim.
XL = 47mm diameter, 56mm long without stem. 30mls to airholes, 42mls to rim.
Shorty S = 38mm diameter, 35mm long without stem. 8ml to airholes, 15mls to rim.
Shorty M = 41mm diameter, 38mm long without stem. 10ml to airholes, 18mls to rim.
Shorty L = 44mm diameter, 41mm long without stem. 14mls to airholes, 22mls to rim.
Shorty XL = 47mm diameter, 44mm long without stem. 16mls to airholes, 27mls to rim.
Stem: “Stem” (cross between a flat tab and a rounded thick stem), ball, ring or basic (no stem)
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP): € 15.00 [Currency Converter]
Been around since: Early June 2009
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand and has not been seen used by other brands)
Review – Meluna old: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/meluna-my-thoughts
Review – new Glitter Cup: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/meluna-glitter-cup
Other Details: Several Colours available, with glitter versions as well.  Not only offers a choice of stem, but also a choice of how hard or soft you would like.  First cup manufacturer to offer the additional ball/ring or no stem options, and the only manufacturer to offer these different options.

TPE is a (BPA-free) plastic that is used to make medical equipment such as catheters, as well as other products such as baby bottle teats and some vibrators. (It may also be the same material as Insteads disposable cups are made from).

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Holy Cup are rebranding MeLuna cups in Brazil. Silja are manufacturing MeLuna design cups from silicone

July 1, 2009 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , , , , | 10 Comments