Menstrual Cups

US MeLuna Cups Vs MeLuna cups sold elsewhere

MeLuna published an interesting article on their site –

“In Europe menstrual cups are considered a hygiene article and therefore do not have to meet medical device standards. In the US however the cups are considered a medical device. This is in large part because they are inserted into the body and have prolonged contact with mucus membranes. MeLuna cups sold in the US have to meet FDA standards which include being made from all medical grade materials.”

“The TPE that is used in the US cups even in the clear version is slightly different to meet FDA standards of ‘medical grade’.
The even more noticable difference though is in the colorants. Colorants for the non-US MeLuna version are food colorants and not medical grade. US colorants are medical grade.

We offer different colorants here in the US because the US version is made from medical grade colorants made specifically to fuse permanently and without leaching with the raw material.”

While I assume this article is intended to make the US versions sound safer and better, to me it does raise an interesting point about the safety of the non US versions then….  If they acknowledge that the medical grade colourants don’t leach…. doesn’t that then mean that the food-grade colourants used in the non-US cups might?

Someone posted a comment about the glitter from their cup coming loose as well.

February 1, 2018 Posted by | news | , , | 2 Comments

Oi Cup

Country of origin: New Zealand
Composition: TPE
Sizes:  Small, Medium, Large
Dimensions:  S = 35mm diameter, 60mm length.  M = 40mm diameter, 70mm length.  L = 45mm diameter, 70mm length
Capacity:  S = 30mls, M = 30mls, L = 40mls
Stem: Short Thick (hollow?)
Measuring Lines: Unknown
Cost (RRP):
Been around since: 2017?
Unique Design?: Yes
Other Details:  Website measurements give the S and M cups 30mls capacity, but I wonder if the Medium size should be 35mls?  As the Medium is 10mm longer so should have a larger capacity.

Update — I’ve seen this same cup design also being sold as the Masmi cup.


January 10, 2018 Posted by | The Cups | , , , , , | 2 Comments


Geacup [Translated into English]

Country: Italy
Composition: TPE
Sizes: 1 (Small) & 2 (Large)
Dimensions: 1= 41mm long in front, 49mm long at back.  2 = 45mm long in front, 53mm long in back.
Capacity: 1=20mls to holes.  2 = 25mls to holes
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): € 25.00  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: ?
Unique Design: Yes
Other Details: This cup has an angled top rim (like the Lilycup), which is said to make it better fit the shape of the vagina.  As of writing this, there is no online shop you have to contact them to purchase one.  Measurement information taken from


May 23, 2016 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | 4 Comments

Silky Cup


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



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:
Review – new 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).

MeLunanew MeLunanew2 MeLunanew3


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