This cup is amazing – I ran with it today and all of my other menstrual cups have been an utter disaster for heavy workouts, but this one is awesome. Thank you so much! 😍
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.
This cup is so much easier to ‘pop’ open and create a good seal so you don’t get leaks. I’ve tried a few other cups over the years and always struggled to get them to fully open which meant that I would have leaks occasionally. Ugh. This cup is so unique because it has portions that are thicker to help the cup open at the top and middle of the cup so you get a really good seal and it stays, yet it’s not too firm everywhere else so it’s super comfortable. With any cup, I’ve noticed you have to get some air into the cup to help it open, which for me, means the cup needs to be just inside my vaginal opening for this to happen. I just push it up slightly after it opens up. If I try to get most cups to open too far up into my vagina, it is harder for them to open. So, I hope this trick helps someone else. I can only feel it for a few minutes after I’ve positioned it inside, and then it sort of settles into place and I can’t feel it at all. I’m so thrilled it managed to stay put for 12 hours with no leaks on the first day of my period.
I’m really happy I decided to try the VOXAPOD cup instead of another brand. The two I had tried in the past were DivaCup and Lunette. This cup is both soft and firm, oddly, but I think that is why it works so well and is so comfortable. This cup is not as long as the other two I’ve tried so it doesn’t poke me, but seems to hold as much which I like. I also like the travel bag it came with. It’s much nicer and more modern looking than the flowery pink and purple ones. If you’re looking for a cup that opens up easier without being too firm, this might be perfect for you. It is for me.
I cannot recommend this product enough!!! I’ve used it now for 3 cycles and this is hands down the best investment I have made all year! I did quite a bit of research and comparison shopping before I decided to purchase the VOXAPOD cup based on reviews, design, and price. I’m in my early thirties and haven’t had children and am really active (run, yoga, hike, etc.). My flow is pretty heavy in the beginning and then tapers off by day 4 or so, which is why I went with the small size.
My first impression of the product is that I felt a bit nervous thinking about using it for the first time. That being said, it really wasn’t as scary as it seemed initially. I love the packaging, modern travel case, and really helpful how-to guide that comes with it. I also love all of the company values and care and quality they put into every detail of the product and packaging.
Design of the cup - The silicone is really comfortable and soft to the touch. The pinch grips make it much easier to remove and somehow help break the seal. I like that the stem is thick enough to help me reach the cup, but not hard––it also doesn’t have a hole in the bottom of it so I don’t have to worry about it being hard to clean. There is a thicker band of silicone in the middle that helps the cup open up after you insert it.
Ease of use - I tried all of the folds, but the C fold was definitely the easiest for me. You basically just fold the cup in half and insert with this fold. I practiced in the shower initially, but I also just get the cup wet sometimes before I insert it to make it more comfortable. It took me a few tries the first time I used it, but overall it was pretty easy to insert. I was more afraid that it would leak, but it never did. After I insert the cup, I find that if I bare down a little or twist the cup, it reassures me that the seal has been made, and that’s probably why I haven’t had any leaks. That, and it seems to just do its job well. To remove, I can usually reach the cup just fine, but if I have ever inserted it too far, I can bare down a little to get the cup to where I can easily remove it. Don’t worry though, it can’t get lost in there. You don’t have to insert it as far as a tampon. In fact, my cup is actually the most comfortable when it sits lower in my vagina. The pinch grips make it easier to get a hold of to remove it and hang onto while emptying it in the toilet. It make take a few tries to get the hang of this, but just relax. I found that when I was vaginal muscles were tense it was harder to insert and remove. All in all, it was surprisingly more easy for me than I thought it would be, but I know it’s different for everyone, so be patient with yourself and don’t give up.
Comfortable + Saves time - I can feel it for a minute or two after I insert it, and then I honestly forget it’s even there. It’s way more comfortable than tampons and I can go pretty much all day (10-12 hours) without having to empty it. I also like that I can put it in when I feel like my period is getting ready to start and not have to worry about leaking in my nice panties. I don’t have to worry about tampon pee string (ew!) or having to run to the store at the last minute when I realize I’m out or don’t have enough tampons.
Cleaning - You only have to boil the cup between periods and rinse it between uses when on your period. I give it a quick rinse in the shower or sink before inserting it. At first I was nervous about making a mess and thought it would be a nightmare in a public bathroom, but now I just take a wet paper towel or water bottle in the stall with me to wipe it off or rinse it off before I put it back in. Also, it’s way more discreet than pads or tampons with all of the crinkling wrappers that announces my period to the whole freaking bathroom.
Cost - Okay, this little thing saves me money every single month. It paid for itself in 3 months. I used my Health Savings Account to buy it anyway, so bonus! I know there are cheaper cups on the market, but I wanted one that was made in the USA with quality silicone (not food grade), FDA registered (not just approved), and that had good customer service / return policy. I already worry about putting chemicals in my vagina with tampons, I wanted to make sure I was actually putting something safe in my body. I also love that it’s reusable and ecofriendly––makes me feel better.
Still not sure whether to buy it? Do your own research. I say it’s worth trying since they have an easy return policy. Plus, you’ll be able to stop putting nasty chemicals in your body and reduce waste.
I'm an athlete and had a runner friend recommend this cup to me. I ended up reading over 100 reviews on other cups probably before deciding to buy this one. Plus, they are one of the only cup brands I found that has a money-back policy, so I figured I'd at least give it a try. I have tried other cups before, but they poke when I run or lift at the gym or the leak when I do certain movements. The stem and bottom of this cup I can't even feel (like, at all!)! I also noticed that I don't leak with this cup, even on my longer training days where my workouts are pretty strenuous. For the first time, I can actually forget that I'm on my period and just go about my day (aside from some cramps here and there, of course). But, this is huge! I ordered the small and have never had children and have a medium flow. If you've tried other cups and want something more comfortable or are a very active person and don't want to deal with leaks or changing tampons, I totally recommend trying this cup. It's been a total game-changer for me.
I think this product is great. It takes a little trial and error to get used to, especially if you’ve used pads or tampons for a long time. I’m able to sleep in it without any added protection and I don’t leak, which I LOVE. I’m giving it five stars because I can’t feel it at all, I only have to change it twice a day, and I no longer worry about TSS. It may take you a couple of periods to get used to it, but just keep trying. Promise, it’s worth it. Good luck!
I absolutely love this product! I had never used a cup before, but I found this one to be quite easy to use. I folded it and stuck it in there, and after it unfolded it stayed in place all day. I can’t feel it inside, which is amazing and there’s no gross string hanging in the way when you’re trying to do your business in the toilet. The suction is strong enough to prevent leaks, but not so strong that it is uncomfrotable. It’s easy to remove and I don’t find it to be more messy than pads or tampons.
It’s better for the planet––no more plastic applicators. And, better for my health. I always worried about the bleach and chemicals in tampons. Most cotton is sprayed with pesticides and herbicides, and everytime I think about how permeable the membrane in my vagina are, I cringe thinking about putting these chemicals in my body. I’m not interested in finding out what the long-term effects are if there’s a safer way to manage my period.
Give it a try! Just think of all the money you’ll save in a year when you don’t have to buy tampons.
I had heard about menstrual cups, but never tried one before this because I was always skeptical (and a little scared). Well, I'm so glad I finally got past my fears and tried it. It definitely took me a few times to figure out the whole insertion and removal thing (like remembering to pinch the bottom of the cup instead of pull the tab). Once I got the hang of it, I didn't have any issues at all. I was really surprised that I couldn't feel it when I was wearing it. My biggest concern was that I would leak, but I haven't had any so far. This was much easier than I thought it would've been, and I really can't imagine going back to pads after this.
VOXAPOD Menstrual Cup
AMAZING PRODUCT!! I love it so much! I wanted to share my experience as a plus-size person because I was worried that maybe this product wouldn’t work for me, but it totally does. To be clear, I’m 27 and a US size 16 and I ordered the small. I had absoutely no problems being able to insert and remove the cup. It was actually less smelly and more comfortable than a tampon, and not nearly as hard to use as I thought it would be. My cramps seem to be way less severe and I actually forget I’m on my period sometimes, which is crazy because before that would have never happened! I’m so thankful to have a waaay better period!
I have really heavy periods and normally I have to change a super tampon every hour and wear a pad for backup because I would always leak. I ordered the medium size of this cup, and I only need to empty it about 3-4 times per day. I finally don’t have to worry about taking a bathroom break at work every single hour. Putting the cup in and taking it out was pretty easy for me. I remove the cup slowly by wiggling it back and forth slightly so I don’t get blood on my hands, and I keep wipes on my purse for when I’m not at home. Honestly, this thing has changed my life. I’m so grateful.
I have tried several other cups over the years and this one by FAR is the most comfortable!! The features on it absolutely make it easier to remove without feeling like it's pulling my insides out. I've had kids and have a medium flow I would say, and I choose the small, which is perfect for me. Hope this helps.
I never write reviews, but I wish I would have invested in this years ago! I have had three kids but went with the smaller size just to try it out. I’m able to check it way less than a tampon, and it’s really not as big of a deal as everyone says to put in and take out. I found it pretty easy actually and quite freeing. It sort of feels like a tampon after you insert it, but then I can’t feel it at all once it gets settled in there. I love that it doesn’t dry me out like tampons either. I wanted to share my experience in case it helped someone else that was on the fence, like I was. Just try it. It’s worth it. If you end up not liking it, just get a refund. If you’re ike me though and love it, you’ll save a ton of money and help the environment!
The VOXAPOD cup took a few tries to get used to, but I’ll never go back to tampons or pads now! I tried a few different folds and found the Punch Down Fold and C Fold work best for me. I haven’t had any leakage so far, and I’m able to leave the cup in all day or all night. I clean it once in the morning (in the shower) after I wake up and again before bed––that’s it! With tampons, I would wake up in the middle of the night and feel like I was leaking, which interrupted my sleep cycle for an entire week. This gives me much better peace of mind so I can finally sleep through the entire night without interruption––it’s the best sleep I’ve ever had on my period, which I feel like I need more sleep when I’m on my period.
I love the VOXAPOD! I just got it in the mail and am using it now. It's so much more comfortable and easy to use than Diva Cup. I also love that it is a mission-driven company that gives back with every purchase. Thank you!
I had been using an off brand for years. It did a good job but over time my body has changed and I needed a shorter style cup. This cup is so much more comfortable and it makes a great seal, so I never worry about leaks. I was very surprised when I got it to see that the quality of this cup is way better than the one I had been using. My old cup was uncomfortable sometimes and stained very easily. I’ve been using this cup for months and it doesn’t seem to stain for me. I’m sure it’s different for everyone, but so far it still looks and smells really clean and fresh.
I can’t imagine EVER going back to pads and tampons! I love my VOXAPOD cup! I used Diva Cup for years and always had a really hard time adjusting it just right (too long and pointy). When I tried VOXAPOD, I was so surprised at how much more comfortable it was than Diva Cup. I bought the medium size and am in my thirties, never given birth, and I bought the medium, but think I could have done fine with the smsall size too. My cervix is lower, so I removed the stem and have never had any issues removing the cup. I literally CAN’T FEEL ANYTHING when I’m wearing this! I actually forget I’m on my period completely sometimes, which is the best thing ever. I 100% recommend this product!
I backed this project on Kickstarter and was so excited to get my voxapod. Was not disappointed! This is a firmer cup, which I liked better than my diva cup as it was softer and I would often get leaks. With the voxapod, the stem isn't noticable AT ALL which is awesome! Easy to insert, easy to use, stiffer so it holds its shape better when being smushed around in your insides lol. I had to troubleshoot some leakage, but they had great directions on how to and once I did I was leak free! So happy with this and the mission on which these ladies are embarking.
Great product. Great company. Couldn't be happier!
I had used the Diva Cup for a few years and just found that it was uncomfortable and would leak sometimes. This cup was really comfortable from the very start and have never leaked on me! When I did my research, I realized that the shape and length of the Diva Cup probably just wasn’t a good fit for me, so I decided to try this one, and I’m so glad I did. This cup is a shorter and doesn’t hit my cervix (which would cause cramping before). The design of this cup is quite brilliant and makes it so much easier to make sure you have a good seal and easier to remove and break the suction without any pain at all. My advice is that if the cup you’re using isn’t comfortable or leaks, try this one!!
I’ve used tampons for years and always hated that they dried me out and irritated my skin. The problem seems worse since having my daughter nearly 3 years ago. Ugh. Using this product at first was a bit awkward, but the insertion didn’t really hurt, just awkward. It definitely takes practice to figure out what works for your body, but I feel like by my third period I really had the hang of it. I was afraid I would have a hard time removing it, but it was actually pretty easy to remove, thankfully! I bare down a little to move the cup down to make it easier to reach if it has moved higher in my vagina. The only time I can feel the cup when it is in is when I have it in wrong and need to reinsert it to get it positioned right, much like I would a tampon. Just empty the contents into the toilet, rinse and you’re good to go! Amazing. The best part is that I’m no longer dried out or irritated down there because it isn’t absorbing all of my natural lubrication in my vagina. This is especially helpful at the end of my period when I’m not bleeding as much. I hated pulling out half dry tampons (ouch!)! Also, I recommend wearing a panty liner while you’re learning to use the cup, just to protect your underwear from any mishaps while you figure things out.
I can’t really compare this to other cups because this is my first one, but it was definitely much easier to learn how to use than I had thought it might be. Probably TMI, but I don’t bleed as much as I thought I did, so was kind of shocked that I could wear it all day and not have to empty it. I wore it at home for my first period because I was afraid it might leak, but I’ve used it now for four months with no leaks at all. This truly makes my life so much easier and I’m saving a ton of money too! I wish someone had told me about this sooner in my life!