Menstrual Cups

The Flower Pot

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http://www.theflowerpotmc.com

Country: Sold from the US, likely made in China
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: “Bud” (Small) & “Bloom” (Large)
Dimensions: S = 42mm diameter, 65mm length.  L = 45mm diameter, 67mm length
Capacity: S = 25ml, L = 30ml
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $15 USD  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: (Feb?) 2016
Unique design?:No (There are other cups with similar design available)
Other Details: “homemade” (but cute!) packaging and the cups similar appearance to the Blossom/Dutchess/Charlene etc. means this cup is likely a rebranded cup.

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March 3, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | Leave a comment

Luna Cup

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Amazon Listing

Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: Small & Large
Dimensions: S = 41mm diameter, 59mm length.  L = 45.8mm diameter, 65.7mm length
Capacity:
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $49.99 USD  (Set of 2)  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: (October?) 2015
Unique design?:No (There are other cups with similar design available)
Other Details: One of the multitudes of short stem cups (See similar/Rebranded cups) Comes with a zippered pouch/bag, and as a set of 2 (small and large).

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March 3, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , | Leave a comment

Menstro Cup

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http://www.menstrocup.com

Country:  USA (Manufactured in China)
Composition: Silicone
Sizes: Small & Large
Dimensions: Small = 43mm diameter, 48mm without stem, 64mm long including stem.   Large = 46mm diameter, 52mm without stem, 70mm including stem.
Capacity:
Stem: Short thin stem
Measuring Lines:  Yes
Cost (RRP): USD $29.99
Been around since: 2015
Unique design?: No (There are other cups with similar design available)
Other Details:  This cup looks very similar in shape to the Blossom/Dutchess/Charlene etc. cups, however it does have a few differences that mean it must be a cup that has been manufactured for this brand, and NOT a rebranding.  It has the brand name on the cup itself, and a few slightly different design elements (as well as slightly different measurements).

Here is a photo of the Blossom cup, a cup I bought from AliExpress and the Menstro.  You can see the shape is very similar, but the Menstro stem is longer, Menstro has branding on it, and it doesn’t have the lines along the rim that Blossom or the AliExpress cup has.

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November 6, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Athena Cup

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010EB67IS

Country of origin:
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: “1” (small), “2” (Large)
Dimensions: 1 = 42mm diameter, 62mm length.  2 = 45mm diameter, 65mm length
Capacity: 20mls & 25mls
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $29.99 USD [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2015
Unique design?: No (There are other cups with similar design available)
Other Details: 90 day return or replacement guarantee.  Appears to be another rebranding of the Cheap Chinese Cups, (as it is the same design as Dutchess/Blossom/Charlene etc.) although this one includes opaque colours I’ve not seen in other versions of this cup (including black!), and this one claims to be made from Dow Corning brand platinum silicone.

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August 18, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , | Leave a comment

Diamond Cup

diamond cup

http://www.mydiamondcup.com

Country: Claims to be made in the USA, but maybe made in China
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  “Princess” (Small) “Emerald” (large)
Dimensions:
Capacity:
Stem: Promo pic shows a Flat Tab, video shows a Short Thin stem.
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $49.99 USD  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2015
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Website says they donate to “Femme International” and “Somebodies Mama” charities.  While the promotional picture shows a tab stemmed cup, the video on their site shows a short thin stem cup.  So this could be another rebranding of the Short Thin Stem cups.

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In their video, they claim the Diamond Cup is made in the USA, however there is no FDA listing for “Diamond Cup”, and there is a listing for an Alibaba Chinese cup manufacturer who shows the Diamond Cup box in their listing.

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June 5, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , | Leave a comment

Playtamx

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Country of origin: Unknown
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: S (small) and L (large)
DimensionsSize S: 40mm diameter, 70mm including stem   Size L: 45mm diameter
Capacity15ml (Presumably small cup capacity to airholes?)
Stem: Short thin “stick”
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $10 USD
Been around since: 2015?
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Looks to be one of the more professional looking of the rebrandings of this cup design – see Similar and Rebranded cups.

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February 25, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | Leave a comment

Charlene

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TACX6LY?psc=1

Country of origin: Unknown (Assume China)
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “S” (Small) “L” (large)
Dimensions: S = 41mm diameter. 59mm length total.
L = 46mm diameter. 66mm length in total.

Capacity: (Assume same as “Blossom” – S=20ml to airholes,  22.5ml to rim. L=25ml to airholes, 28mls to rim.)
Stem: Short Thin “Stick”
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $49.99 USD set of 2  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2015
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: The Amazon seller “Menstrual cup” also sells other Similar/rebranded cups. The shape/design of this cup looks the same as cups being sold as the Aneer, Blossom, Cup’ax and Dutchess cups.  They even state this in their listing:

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February 18, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , | Leave a comment

Blossom Cup

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www.blossomcup.com.   Sold on Amazon.

Country of origin: Sold from the USA, likely made in China
Composition: Silicone (Firstly said”food grade” now says “medical grade”)
Sizes:  “S” (Small) “L” (large)
Dimensions: S = 42mm diameter. 52.2mm length without stem, 62.2mm length total. 10mm stem.
L = 45mm diameter. 55.4mm length without stem, 65.4mm length in total. 10mm stem.

Capacity: S=20ml to airholes,  22.5ml to rim. L=25ml to airholes, 28mls to rim.
Stem: Short Thin “Stick”
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $39.99 USD  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2015
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Available in colors.  They were running a giveaway where they were selling the cup for $1 each to people (US only) in return for an “honest review” on Amazon.  Originally these cups had a smooth stem, but now they appear to have grip lines on the stem.

 

The shape/design of the cup looks very similar to cups being sold as the Aneer, Cup’ax and Dutchess cups.  See Similar/rebranded cups.  Promotional images looks very similar to these cups being sold in bulk.

Their website claims the cup is FDA approved (which is false).

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Their Amazon listing used to say the cup was made from Food-Grade silicone, but has been changed to say medical grade:

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A Chinese cup manufacturer shows an image of the Blossom Cup pouch and instruction booklet on one of their listings, making it appear that this company is the supplier for the Blossom Cup.

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January 26, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | 3 Comments

Dutchess Cup

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http://www.dutchesscup.com

Country of origin: USA (made in China)
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: “B” (small), “A” (large)
Dimensions: Size B = 42mm diameter, 50mm long without stem,  60mm long with stem.  10mm stem.  Size A = 47mm diameter, 55 mm long without stem,  65mm long with stem.  10mm stem.
Capacity: Size B = 20ml.  A = 25ml
Stem: Short thin
Measuring Lines: Yes,  7.5 ml and 15 ml
Cost (RRP): USD $29.99 for 2 [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2014
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: Cups have 4 air holes.  First sold as a set of 2 cups, one pink, one purple. Other colours are now available.   The cups shown on the box and promotional image don’t seem to have the lines around the top like the cups shown in one of the customer review photos does (below).  The cups the review shows, appear to be the same style of cup as being sold as Aneer, Femmas, Cup’ax and Blossom.

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(Closeup of the product image – showing no lines)

(Image from Amazon Review)

Image from a listing by a silicone company in China (http://zdkjsy.en.alibaba.com) shows what appears to be the Dutchess boxes in their listing for wholesale menstrual cups

(I’ve pasted in the Smart cup and Dutchess Cup boxes to the image, to show they appear to be the same boxes).

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I thought the Dutchess cup said on  its website that it was made in the US, but when I went to check the website to see, I got this notification.  After a few months I tried the site again and it now loads a new website with the domain https://pelvichealthshop.com

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January 24, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 1 Comment

Silky Cup

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http://www.silkycup.com

Country of origin: India
Composition: Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
Sizes:  “S” (small), “M” (medium) “L” (large)
Dimensions:  S= 40mm diameter, 50mm long without stem, 65mm long including stem.  M=43mm diameter, 57mm long without stem, 72mm long including stem.  L=46mm diameter, 57mm long without stem, 72mm long including stem. 15mm stem length on all cups.
Capacity: S=18mls to airholes, 20mls to rim.  M=24ml to airholes, 28ml to rim.  L=30mls to airholes, 35mls to rim.  (2 airholes)
Stem: short stick?
Measuring Lines: No
Been around since: 2014?
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design has not been seen in other brands of cup)
Other Details: 2 Airholes on the cup

January 16, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 3 Comments

Cup’ax

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https://www.cupax.co/en

Country of origin: France (Likely made in China)
Composition: Silicone
Sizes: “Regular” or “Large”
Dimensions: Unknown
Capacity: Unknown
Stem: Short “stick”
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): 20,00 € [Currency Converter]
Been around since: Unknown (2014?)
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: The top of their website shows a completely different cup to the cup they sell.  The cup they actually sell looks identical to a range of cups found on AliExpress for around $6USD (and is also being sold as various other brands).  See Similar and re-branded Cups.

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January 15, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , | 3 Comments

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 | , , , , , | 17 Comments

Femmecup

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http://www.femmecup.com
Country of origin: UK
Lifespan: Claims will last up to 10 years
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: One Size (large size)
Dimensions: Approx 4.5cm wide, 6cm long including stem, 5cm long not including stem
Capacity: Official capacity 30ml to brim (My test= 15mls to airholes)
Stem: Old style hollow tube.  New short
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): GBP £16.99 [Currency Converter]
Guarantee: None?
Been around since: Late 2007?  (revamped 2011)
Unique Design?: Semi-Unique (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand. However it does have resemblances to other brands)
Other: The old style cup had a hollow tube stem, a whitish look silicone and was about 1cm longer overall
Review Original: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2008/07/10/femmecup-my-thoughts
Review Redesigned: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/new-femmecup-pictures

June 10, 2008 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | 1 Comment