Menstrual Cups

Merula Cup

http://www.merula-cup.de [Translated into English]

Country of origin: Germany
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  1
Dimensions: 40mm diameter at rim, 46mm wide at widest part of the body.  39mm Length without stem. 50mm, 61mm, 72mm length stems.
Capacity: 38ml
Stem:  Ring
Measuring Lines: No?
Cost (RRP):  EUR 25,50  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2016
Unique Design?: Yes
Other Details: Comes with a unique “ladder” stem design, allowing you to trim the stem to whichever ring length you want.  Instructions say the cup doesn’t need to fully open to work.  The short body and long stem mean this cup design could be suitable for either a low or high cervix. Made from French Silicone (NuSil).  Standard colours appear to be green, blue, pink, yellow and clear.  A limited edition red and black have also been made.

 

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

Silja

silja

http://www.silja-cup.com

These appear to be officially approved silicone versions of the MeLuna cups (MeLuna cups are made from TPE). Currently only available in a limited range (compared to MeLuna’s large variety). The Ring, Ball, Stick and stemless options, only in clear, and not in the “shorty” length.

Country of origin: Germany
Composition: Medical grade Silicone
Sizes: “1” (small), “2” (medium), “3” (large) and “4” (Extra Large)
Dimensions & Capacity (taken from MeLuna measurements):
1=38mm diameter, 45mm long without stem. 15mls to airholes, 23ml to rim.
2 = 41mm diameter, 48mm long without stem. 20mls to airholes, 28ml to rim.
3 = 44mm diameter, 51mm long without stem. 24mls to airholes, 34ml to rim.
4 = 47mm diameter, 56mm long without stem. 30mls to airholes, 42mls 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): € 21.00 [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2016?
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July 15, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , , | Leave a comment

FreeSiya “Smart Cup28”

FreeSiya “Smart Cup28”

http://www.smartcup28.com (Domain seems not to work)

https://sites.google.com/site/wwwsmartcup28/

Country of origin: Philippines
Composition: Silicone
Sizes: 2 sizes (come shipped together in the one pack – can’t buy separately)
Dimensions:  Unknown
Capacity:  Unknown
Stem: Long loop
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP):  500 Philippine pesos (for a pack of 2)
Guarantee: 6 month
Been around since: The website says “the new way to go in 2011”.  However when writing this in August 2012, their site says they have no stock as they are waiting for a new shipment due end of February – so it doesn’t appear they are available for sale, they may never actually have been available for sale, as “February” could be 2011 or 2012.
Other Details: This site contains a lot of misleading information and some content copied from other sites.  I personally would not trust or respect a company doing so.  Their reviews section contains reviews they have taken from the internet that are reviewing other brands of menstrual cup – they say at the top that this is the case and that all menstrual cups are basically the same.  They show a picture on the front page showing that menstrual cups are approved by the FDA, but make no claims that their cup is approved by the FDA (all cups need to be approved, just because one has been approved does not automatically mean all menstrual cups are).  Their picture guide on how to fold the cup shows cups that do not look like theirs, so I suspect those images have been taken from other sources.  They use the Mooncup’s video guide on folding.  They also reproduce the entire post here (http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/1243131.html) in their FAQ.  Without even bothering to remove the personal comments that make it obvious it’s someone’s blog post rather than an online article.  Their contact e-mail address is an @yahoo one….  ’nuff said 😀

However if you look up the “BB personal care” they say is the company behind it, you see the same woman from the cp28 site in shown in pictures on this website  – https://sites.google.com/site/biotroffcom/home, and both addresses are in Cagayan de Oro.

—- Update —

The http://www.smartcup28.com domain doesn’t seem to be working, which may mean they have not paid to renew the domain, and may mean they are no longer in business.

I have had a couple of comments made to this post by people claiming to have tried the cup and found it superior to other brands – but the comments have come from the same IP address, but given different names.  I’ve not published the comments as I believe them to be spam.

August 13, 2012 Posted by | news, The Cups | | 1 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

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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MeLunarow

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