I read a ton of reviews and watched a bunch of YouTube videos before I finally picked this for my first menstrual cup. Of course, my period showed up yesterday and I was both terrified and excited to try this thing out.
I’m 41 and haven’t had children and absolutely no clue how high or low my cervix is, but I got the small size. I picked this cup because it seemed to be both a little firm where the structures are but soft everywhere else. I was afraid if I bought a cup that was too soft it wouldn’t open up and I might leak, and if I bought one that was too firm, it might be uncomfortable with my mind-numbing cramps or make it harder to go pee. I was hoping it would be my goldilocks firmness so I wouldn’t have to try several cups to get the right one. While, I haven’t tried other cups to compare it too, this cup does definitely seem to be perfect because it has both firmness and softness to it.
Inserting the cup at first was a little awkward but not really hard. It definitely opened up right away. The guide that comes with the cup gives lots of helpful tips to make sure you have a good seal, and I followed all of them just to make sure I got it in right. I’ve read reviews on other cups where if the person sat a certain way they could feel the stem, and I was trying to avoid that with this cup. I’ve been able to leave the stem on and I can’t feel it regardless of what position I’m in or activity I’m doing.
A few times throughout the day, I would feel a gush of flow coming out and was certain that I had just leaked everwhere, but when I checked there was nothing on my pad, so I believe it was just my flow releasing into the cup. After a few hours I took it out, just to make sure I didn’t overflow or anything. It was a bit tricky removing it my first time, but the stem and pinch grips, the way they are, make it fairly easy. The first time I think maybe I inserted it too far because I’m used to using tampons. I bared down a bit and it moved down where I was able to easily remove it without trouble or discomfort. Since, I don’t insert the cup as far and I haven’t had any issues since, but even if you did, it’s easy to just bare down a bit to help the process. The cup was less than half full, which made me feel like I could wear it overnight without a mess. I’m pleased to say I can now sleep all night without having to get up and change my tampon and pad (I wore both before to prevent leaks). This alone was worth the purchase to me. I hate wearing pads––they are so uncomfortable and smell. I also believe since using this product, my cramps are significantly less. I don’t know if it’s just in my head, but it really seems like they are better. All in all, this was a great first cup experience and I completely recommend it!
Okay, I’ve been a cup user for over 12 years and had several cups over the years, most of them shaped basically the same way: conical with a harder stem. This cup’s design is a total game-changer, in my opinion. With all of my other cups, removing it was always a bit of a challenge because I would pinch at the base but the suction seal at the top would not break, so I would have to put my finger in and push the whole side of the cup in while I tried to pull it out otherwise it would be uncomfortable when removing the cup. This cup has a thicker line of silicone that goes from the bottom of the cup where you pinch for removal up to the suction hole at the top (basically acting as my finger used to do for removing other cups), so now I can just pinch at the base and the suction remains broken while I’m trying to remove the cup which is waaaaayyyyyy more comfortable! Goood gosh, what a smart design. Also, sometimes with my other cups the stem would poke me if I moved or sat a certain way and this one NEVER does. So, if you’re wondering if this cup really is that much better, it definitely is and I could see how it would reduce the learning curve for first-time cup users especially. If I could give this product ten stars, I would! THANK YOU!
I think the firmer lip on top is what helps it to be such an effective, secure product. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making it so much more comfortable to be a woman! I will continue to spread the word.
I am one of the Kickstarter backers and wanted to write in to tell you how awesome your product is. Of the three cups I own, this one is by FAR the most comfortable. It conforms and seals itself properly with virtually no assistance, and I never leak with it compared to the other two, which would leak occasionally for no reason. I'm a pretty big fan!
Probably a bit of TMI here, but you need this! I bought this cup so when I go camping and outdoor adventuring, I don’t have to mess with a tampon when I don’t have access to a bathroom or I’m out on the water. I tried it out as soon as it arrived, but didn’t really read all of the directions, which I probably should have, but oh well. I just folded it and stuck it in there like a tampon, but I wasn’t sure if the tail was supposed to be inside or outside of me. I initially wore it outside of me because I wanted to make sure I could feel it/reach it. I later realized it can go inside, which I prefer. If you have a high cervix, the nifty little tail comes in handy, but still can be inside of you. I wasn’t really scared or grossed out by anything. I figured it’s my body and my vag after all. I put it in and out 4-5 times the first day, just to see what was happening and to figure out the best position and placement for my body. I tried shoving it in with one leg on the tub, but I couldn’t get it in at the angle that was most comfortable, so I finally sat on the toilet and leaned forward and that was how I got the most comfortable placement for me. Just try different ways, I guess, to figure out what works for you because everyone is different down there, ya know. Once I got it in and gave it a little tug to make sure it was open and sealed, I was good to go. I wore it pretty much all day the second day (checked it once to make sure it wasn’t full), and then was able to sleep in it all night the following night. Okay, but the first time you remove it, don’t pull it out super fast like I did 🤦♀️ and make a mess. Pull it out slowly and then just empty it into the toilet. (I only made this mistake once.) I don’t even need to wear a liner with it now because after 2 periods, I haven’t had any leaks. The fact that I can wear it all day and all night without really thinking about it is gonna make being on the river all day so much easier. I can’t wait to take it camping. If you’re thinking about getting this, just do it. It’s not as scary as it seems and you won’t regret it