Menstrual Cups

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.

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

Monthly Cup

monthlycup2

https://www.menstrualcup.com/gb

Country of origin: Sweden
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: “1” (small), “2” (Large)
Dimensions: 1 = 43mm diameter, 55mm length without stem, 65mm including stem.  2 = 47mm diameter, 55mm length without stem, 65mm including stem
Capacity: Size 2 holds up to 34ml
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP):  £22 [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2015?
Unique design?: Yes
Other Details:

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November 27, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , | 2 Comments

Happy Girl Cup

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Looks to be the same as the Eva Cup, and possibly is one of the rebranded Aneer/cheap Chinese cups.

The only info the listings give is that the large size has a capacity of 20mls.  Which doesn’t seem accurate

The website for the brand who have trademarked the name “Happy Girl Cup” is here – http://www.homecures.co.uk but is undergoing restoration (screenshot) – which is pretty unprofessional IMHO, so that to me further proves this is a rebranding, as a legitimate cup brand is likely to be more professional than that.  If you really do have to do “restoration” on a website, it would look better to just automatically redirect people to the alternative site instead of putting up a page and making them manually go there, and have a better looking landing page,  but anyway…. The redirected site is here: http://www.remede-naturel.net/our-natural-products/158-happy-girl-cup-coupe-menstruelle-.html  and the cups are also sold on Amazon.


The listing on the website starts with this..

happygirl3So the info about their cup is information that their clients have given them, not stuff they actually know to be true?  That’s… reassuring…

Not sure who the clients are, does it mean people who have bought the cup?  or the people who made the cup?  Either way, the listing is full of questionable (if not misleading) claims, so I doubt the qualifications of these “clients” – for example:

  • Tampons and sanitary towels have a high risk factor for our health. They contain chlorine and other chemicals, which can be the cause of cancer besides less serious problems, as well as posing other possibilites such as Toxic Shock. Home Cures Happy Girl Cup™ has no such problem. It is ideal for ladies who suffer from gynecological problems, such as eczema, allergies, mycosis, etc.” – You can’t say for 100% sure that there is no risk whatsoever in using a menstrual cup, and saying so opens you up to being sued if someone did.  Also are eczema and allergies gynecological problems?
    • *  I have heard there has been a suspected case of TSS from a menstrual cup in France, and there has been a confirmed case in Canada   So while unlikely, and probably less likely than tampons, it is possible to get TSS while using a cup.
  • After iniital sterilisation each month, ladies can be certain that there is no chance of contact with any chemicals. ” – Well technically even water is a “chemical“.  So it’s actually impossible for anyone to have no chance of contact with a chemical when using a cup (or at any other time)… given that a silicone menstrual cup itself is made from a chemical compound.  Though I think what they are meaning here is that there is no harmful exposure to chemicals (that we are aware of) when using a menstrual cup, which may be true.
  • With Home Cures Happy Girl Cup™ you are confident, as there is no risk of any leaks or odours.” – Since everyone is different, you can’t say that there is no risk of leaks or odours.  While both are unlikely (if you’re wearing the right size cup for your body, emptying it before it overflows, you’re cleaning the cup well and don’t happen to have blood that leaves an odour).. it sometimes happens.  It’s especially a big claim for a cup brand that doesn’t give ANY information on the sizing or capacity of their cups, thus making it impossible for customers to be able to determine if the cup would suit their physical needs before actually buying one to try it.
  • Your Happy Girl Cup™ is simply sterilised, and during your periond rinsed, put back in and forgotten.  – You generally are advised not to wear a cup for more than 12 hours (some even recommend emptying it every 6-8 hours), so this advice makes it seem you can just leave it in your whole period – just forgetting about it is a very bad idea!  There is no mention anywhere about not leaving it in for longer than 12 hours or when to empty it.
  • And, being delivered to your door in Eco friendly packing, there is no fancy box to throw away and pollute the environment. It arrives ready to use.” – Well I’m pretty sure the lack of box is due to the fact the cups don’t come with boxes from the manufacturer (or if they do, they are branded as Aneer) and it’s a money saving thing rather than an eco-friendly thing… The photos on Amazon show the cups individually packaged in plastic bags, which I would argue is less environmentally friendly than a cup that is packaged in a biodegradable cardboard box with no plastic packaging.  If they arrive to the customer without that plastic bag, it may have been removed before sending, which then makes it appear to be more eco-friendly than it actually is.  All to justify the supposedly eco-friendly benefits of not bothering to have them packaged in a box.

However, it does also say:

  • your Happy Girl Cup™, which is Guaranteed for 5 years against any manufacturing fault, will almost certainly last you a lifetime” – a 5 year guarantee is great, not many cups have that!

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

Pinkcopa

pinkcopa

http://www.pinkcopa.com [Translated to English]

Country of origin:
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “S” (Small), “M” Medium,  “L” (large)
Dimensions: M = 44mm diameter, 51mm long (without stem). 10mm stem .
Capacity:
Stem: Short Thick
Measuring Lines:
Cost (RRP): € 25 [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2014?
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design has not been seen in other brands of cup)
Other Details: Seems to be using a natural colourant.  I asked what this was, but they wouldn’t tell me 😦  (mentioned on their blog)

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February 17, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | | 2 Comments

Gaia Cup

Gaia-Cup-Laila-5M

http://www.gaiacup.com [Translated into English]

Country of origin: Czech Republic
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  S (small) L (Large)
Dimensions: S=44mm diameter, 55mm long, 10mm stem (65mm overall).  L= 45mm diameter, 56mm long, 10mm stem (66mm overall).
Capacity: S =30mls to airholes, 34mls to rim.  L=31mls to airholes, 35mls to rim.
Stem: Short Hollow Tube
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP):  €22,90 [Currency Converter]
Been around since: Unknown
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: 

January 11, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | Leave a comment

Angel Cup

angelcup

http://www.angelcupmexico.com

Country of origin:
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: “Chica” (small), “Grande” (Large)
Dimensions: C=59mm length, 45mm without stem. Stem length 11mm.  G=64mm length, 53mm without stem. Stem length 11mm
Capacity: Their info graphic gives C=15ml G=25ml, this may be to the airholes.  The website lists C=20ml, G=30ml which may be to rim.  According to a FB message they give C=10mls and G=15mls
Stem: Sort of a mixture between a solid tube and ball stem
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $500 Mexican peso [Currency Converter]
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: 

January 11, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , | 1 Comment

Cerene / Continuon

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Country: Unknown (NZ? though likely made in China)
Composition: “FDA grade Silicone”
Sizes:  “A” (small), “B” (large)
Dimensions:
Capacity: Unknown
Stem: ?  One shows what looks like a flat tab, the other looks like a short solid.
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP):  Unknown
Guarantee: Satisfaction Guarantee
Been around since:  End of Sept 2014
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: No official website found.  The only 2 references I’ve found to buy them online are from Amazon, which had 2 listings for 2 different looking cups (both examples of cheap Chinese Rebranded cups).

The Blue cup listing, which as you can see from the screen shot below, and the photo above, used to have a “Cerene” logo on the product photo, but is now being sold as a “Continuon”.

The green cup listing didn’t have that logo, and is a different shaped cup, but used the “Cerene” name in the product title.

Listing #1 (green) – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MVRMUCQ
Listing #2 (blue) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R5AF89G

There is a review with photos on Amazon, which shows the cup they bought as the blue “Cerene” that was actually an iCare cup – which proves this “Cerene” / “Continuon” isn’t a brand of cup, but rather a rebranding of the iCare cups.

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The Green cup listing lists “Cerene” as the seller.

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A couple of the articles mentioned the contact details for the woman behind the company “Cerene” (heartfeltdryerballs.com), which is a New Zealand business.

January 10, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | 5 Comments

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

Aneer

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There are various cups being sold with an “Aneer” box, so there isn’t really an “Aneer” brand of cup as such – Basically “Aneer” is a name on a box, and the cups sold with it can be one of many different designs.  So I’m wondering if either the “Aneer” boxes are being sold in bulk to anyone, or if the Aneer company are just many any old cup they feel like?

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Flat tab stem cups

The first “Aneer” brand cups were a tab stem cup, A Lunette-Diva sort of hybrid, with a very “shiny” look to the silicone.  Measurements are reportedly 43mm Diameter, 50mm length & 46mm Diameter , 50mm length.  Found on AliExpress. Youtube video on an unboxing. Seems to be the same as a bunch of other cups.

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Short stick stem with lines around rim

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More frosted look, with a different ridge area with lines…. Several examples can be found on AliExpress, Another listing.  The same design of cup is also being sold as a Cup’ax, Dutchess, Blossom Cup and Charlene.  As well as Femma’s and Sure Cycle who still show the “Aneer” box despite calling the cup something else.

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Thick Short tab stem with grid grip base

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Aneer box being shown with different cups again, that have a thicker stem with well defined grip lines on the base and stem.  Same design as Eva Cup.  Found on AliExpress.

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 Flat Wide tab stem

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There’s also a listing for an Aneer box with a wide tabbed stem cup photoshopped in, and a listing that shows what appears to be a Femmecup in one photo with an Aneer Box in another photo. Listing with wide stem | Listing showing Femmecup

July 17, 2014 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , , | 14 Comments

Diva Cup

diva-cup1
http://www.divacup.com
Country of origin: Canada
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: Size 1 (small) Size 2 (large)
Dimensions: Size 1 = 4.1cm wide 5.7cm long (7cm including stem). Size 2 = 4.5cm wide, 5.7cm long.
Capacity: Size 1 = 20ml (to airholes?), “slightly less” to rim. Size 2 = 25ml (to airholes?), 30mls to rim.
Stem: Short hollow tube
Measuring Lines: Yes (on inside) marks 7.5mls and 15mls and 1/4oz and 1/2oz
Cost (RRP): Approx. US$34.99 (Frequently about USD$20 in stores) [Currency Converter]
Guarantee: None (12 month guarantee has now been revoked, and is up to the resellers to grant or not)
Been around since: 2004
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design has been created by this brand and has not been seen used by other brands)
Review: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/diva-cup-my-thoughts
Other Details: Appears to have been “revamped” since I got mine, with the newer version having slightly larger holes and a less protruding (less ridged) rim area {see here}

June 10, 2008 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , | 9 Comments