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What Menstrual Cup Is Right For You?

by admineco

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I have seen the same questions many times – one of which is “What cup should I buy?”  You want to know that you are buying the right cup for you, and to be honest, it’s not a perfect science – but you can make an educated guess. Chances are, you’ll love your cup!

When I was first considering a cup, I chose based on the only cup that I had heard of – The Diva Cup. I was very pleased with my cup and it worked great for me.  I have since tried several other cups and all but one cup worked perfectly for me.  When choosing your cup, keep in mind that they are all relatively similar, so there is no need to over analyze and stress out over the choices. Choose your cups with the tips below in mind and chances are you’ll love your cup.

Consider the diameter you need and the length you want and go from there.  

Most manufacturers suggest that people under 30, who have never had a vaginal birth, should wear the smaller size they offer, while those over 30, or who have had a vaginal birth, should wear the larger size. This is a general rule – all bodies are different. For example, if you are over 30 and have children you may still have a strong pelvic floor if you’re active and you may feel more comfortable in a smaller cup. Know your body and make a decision based on that alongside the manufacturer’s suggestions.

If you know how high or low your cervix sits during menstruation, that may also play a role in the cup you choose.  You can determine where your cervix sits by inserting a finger to find it. If it’s hard to reach (or you can’t reach it at all) your cervix is high and you’ll likely want a longer cup (like the Diva Cup, Lily Cup, or XL Me Luna). If you have a cervix that is easy to reach but not extremely low, you may be just fine with most lengths – though you may find that you prefer to trim or remove the stem from some (or all) cups. If your cervix sits just inside of your vagina (an inch or so inside) you have a low cervix and will want to choose a shorter cup (like the MeLuna Shorty).

I find that a shorter cup is my preference, but I also know many people that prefer a longer cup either for a higher cervix or because they can be easier to reach. Something else to consider is the stem.  For me, the stem isn’t an issue since I cut them off, but your preferences may be different, so keep that in mind too.

Another thing to consider is flow.  Many people think that they have a super flow, but in reality the average woman has a moderate flow with studies showing a range from 30-120 ml (or 2-8 tablespoons) for their entire period.  I personally know people who have a “heavy flow” and love their cup – so if that’s your flow, a cup can work for you!  I suggest choosing a cup with a higher capacity, though like many others you may find that a cup lightens your flow.

Last but not least is cup firmness. Generally speaking, larger cups are a bit more firm than their counterparts. A firm cup will pop open easier. If you have a very sensitive bladder, you may want to look for a softer cup.

If all of this is a little too much, you can take this simplified menstrual cup quiz from Put A Cup In It.

Menstrual Cup Comparison ChartIf you’d like to get into the finer details of the cups, the table below is a size comparison for several brands of cups, the first set are brands that I have personally used (testing does not equal endorsement).  The cups below are all made from silicone, with the exception of the Keeper (Rubber) and Me Luna cups (TPE). These cups range in price from about $20 – $40 – and they are well worth it!

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For more information about the firmness score, please visit the Menstrual Cup Firmness Guide from Put A Cup In It.

Brand Image Size Length Diameter Capacity (To Holes) Capacity (Listed) Stem Total Length Firmness
Aisle S 2.09” 1.65” N/A 25 ml .51” Round Hollow 2.60″ TBD
Aisle L 2.09” 1.77” N/A 30 ml .51” Round Hollow 2.60″ TBD
Best Periodt S 2.17” 1.69” N/A 29 ml 0.47” Solid 2.64” 3
Best Periodt L 2.24″ 1.81” N/A 40 ml 0.47” Solid 2.72” 3
Bloody Buddy T 2.07” 1.48” 18 ml 18 ml 0.48” Solid 2.55″ TBD
Bloody Buddy S 2.11” 1.60” 23 ml 23 ml 0.64” Solid 2.75″ TBD
Bloody Buddy L 2.29” 1.73” 25 ml 25 ml 0.86” Solid 3.15″ TBD
Blossom S 2.05″ 1.65″ 22 ml 20 ml .39″ Solid Round 2.44″ 3
Blossom L 2.17″ 1.77″ 27 ml 25 ml .39″ Solid Round 2.56″ 3
bfree bFree0-1 S (0) 1.73” 1.50” 13 ml 10 ml .28” Nub 2.01″ 3
bfree bFree1-1 M (1) 1.89” 1.65” 18 ml 15 ml .35” Nub 2.24″ 3
bfree bFree2-1 L (2) 2.09” 1.89” 30 ml 25 ml .87” Nub 2.96″ 5
Cora S 1.80″ 1.65″ 17 ml 21 ml .75″ Solid Round 2.55″ 3
Cora L 2.00″ 1.80″ 22 ml 28 ml .60″ Solid Round 2.60″ 3
Diva Cup XS (0) 2.25″ 1.57″ N/A 17 ml .38″ Hollow Round 2.63″ 3
Diva Cup S (1) 2.25″ 1.69″ 24 ml 30 ml .38″ Hollow Round 2.63″ 3
Diva Cup L (2) 2.25″ 1.81″ 28 ml 30 ml .38″ Hollow Round 2.63″ 3
Dot OS 1.97″ 1.77″ 28 ml 28 ml .67″ Solid Notched Tab 2.64″ 2
EvaCup S 1.97″ 1.65″ 25 ml 25 ml .47″ Solid Round 2.44″ 3
EvaCup L 2.24″ 1.77″ 30 ml 30 ml .47″ Solid Round 2.71″ 3
Femmecup OS 1.97″ 1.77″ N/A 30 ml .59″ Solid Round 2.56″ TBD
FemmyCycle S 1.50″ 1.22″ 20 ml 17.5 ml .75″ Ring 2.25″ 2
FemmyCycle L 1.69″ 1.42″ 25 ml 30 ml .79″ Ring 2.48″ 2
FemmyCycle Low 1.69″ 1.42″ 25 ml 30 ml .28″ Ring 1.97″ 2
Flex S 1.85” 1.69” N/A 22 ml 1.10” Pull Ring 2.95″ TBD
Flex L 2.09” 1.81″ 30 ml 30 ml 1.10” Pull Ring 3.19″ TBD
Formoonsa T 1.22″ 1.42″ 10 ml 10 ml .94″ Loop 2.16″ 4
Formoonsa S 1.46″ 1.73″ 20 ml 20 ml .59″ Loop 2.05″ 3
Formoonsa L 1.73″ 1.89″ 30 ml 30 ml .39″ Loop 2.12″ 4
Formoonsa XL 1.73″ 1.89″ 30 ml 42 ml .39″ Loop 2.12″ Soft 3/Classic 4
Fun Cup S 2.10″ 1.56″ 20 ml 20 ml None 2.10″ 1
Fun Cup L 2.29″ 1.70″ 30 ml 30 ml None 2.29″ 1
Fleurcup S 1.85″ 1.61″ N/A 20 ml .91″ Solid Flat 2.76″ 3
Fleurcup L 2.05″ 1.81″ N/A 28 ml .71″ Solid Flat 2.76″ 3
Flove S 1.85” 1.61” N/A 20 ml .75” Solid 2.6″ TBD
Flove L 2.13” 1.77” N/A 30 ml .93” Solid 3.06″ TBD
Genial Day M 2.32” 1.57″ 25 ml 30 ml .43″ Hollow Round 2.75″ 2
Genial Day L 2.32″ 1.77″ 29 ml 30 ml .43″ Hollow Round 2.75″ 2
Hello (TPE) XS 1.85″ 1.50″ 17 ml 17 ml .39″ Solid Round Nub 2.24″ 5
Hello (TPE) S/M 1.93″ 1.61″ 21 ml 21 ml .39″ Solid Round Nub 2.32″ 5
Hello (TPE) M/L 2.13″ 1.77″ 28 ml 28 ml .39″ Solid Round Nub 2.52″ 5
Hello Low Cervix (TPE) S/M 1.69″ 1.61″ 21 ml 21 ml None 1.69″ 5
Hello Low Cervix (TPE) M/L 1.93″ 1.77″ 28 ml 28 ml None 1.93″ 5
Honey Pot S 2.13” 1.65” N/A 25 ml Round Hollow 2.13″ TBD
Honey Pot L 2.24” 1.77” N/A 30 ml Round Hollow 2.24″ TBD
JuJu Cup S (1) 1.81″ 1.57″ 18 ml 20 ml .75″ Solid Thin 2.56″ 4
JuJu Cup L (2) 1.97″ 1.81″ 27 ml 30 ml .75″ Solid Thin 2.72″ 4
JuJu Cup 4 Low 1.57″ 1.89″ 23 ml 23 ml .39″ Solid Thin 1.96″ 4
JuJu Cup 3 High 2.28″ 1.57″ 22 ml 22 ml .79″ Solid Thin 3.07″ 4
Keeper (Rubber) L (A) 2.13″ 1.81″ 15 ml 25 ml 1″ 3.13″ 5 +
Keeper (Rubber) S (B) 2.05″ 1.73″ N/A 21 ml 1″ 3.05″ 5 +
Keeper Moon Cup L (A) 2.13″ 1.81″ 15 ml 25 ml 1″ 3.13″ TBD
Keeper Moon Cup S (B) 2.05″ 1.73″ N/A 21 ml 1″ 3.05″ TBD
Kind Cup S 1.80” 1.50″ 19 ml 23 ml 1.30” Solid 3.10” 2
Kind Cup L 2.10” 1.70” 25 ml 35 ml 1.7” Solid 3.80″ 2
LadyCup S 1.81″ 1.57″ 15 ml 21 ml .75″ Hollow Round 2.56″ 5
LadyCup L 2.09″ 1.81″ 21 ml 34 ml .51″ Hollow Round 2.60″ 5
LaliCup S 1.81″ 1.59″ 22 ml 27 ml 1″ 2.81″ 3
LaliCup M 2.00″ 1.74″ 30 ml 36 ml .87″ 2.87″ 3
LaliCup L 2.13″ 1.83″ 35 ml 41 ml .75″ 2.88″ 3
LENA S 1.81″ 1.57″ 21 ml 25 ml .98″ Solid Flat 2.79″ 4
LENA L 2.00″ 1.77″ 30 ml 30 ml .78″ Solid Flat 2.78″ 4
LENA Sensitive S 1.81″ 1.57″ 21 ml 25 ml .98″ Solid Flat 2.79″ 2
LENA Sensitive L 2.00″ 1.77″ 30 ml 30 ml .78″ Solid Flat 2.78″ 2
Leona Air Flow S 2.13″ 1.61″ 22 ml N/A .51″ Round Hollow 2.64″ 4
Leona Air Flow L 2.28″ 1.77″ 30 ml N/A .51″ Round Hollow 2.79″ 4
Lily Cup S (A) 3.07″ 1.57″ 25 ml 25 ml Length incl stem 3.07″ 2
Lily Cup L (B) 3.07″ 1.70″ 28 ml 28 ml Length incl stem 3.07″ 2
Lily Cup Compact S (A) 2.28″ 1.65″ 15 ml 20 ml Length incl stem 2.28″ 1
Lily Cup Compact L (B) 2.28″ 1.77″ 20 ml 25 ml Length incl stem 2.28″ 1
Lily Cup One OS 1.85″ 1.54″ 20 ml 20 ml Length incl stem 1.85″ 1
LouLou S 1.77″ 1.65″ 20 ml 25 ml .98″ Solid Round 2.75″ Blue 3/Pink 4
LouLou L 1.97″ 1.81″ 30 ml 30 ml .79″ Solid Round 2.76″ Blue 3/Pink 4
Lumma SB 1.50″ 1.60″ N/A 13 ml 0.55″ Round Hollow 2.05” 3
Lumma S 1.38″ 1.50″ N/A 10 ml 0.63″ Round Hollow 2.01” 3
Lumma MB+ 1.81″ 1.55″ N/A 23 ml 0.63″ Round Hollow 2.44” 3
Lumma M+ 1.65″ 1.45″ N/A 17 ml 0.71″ Round Hollow 2.36” 3
Lumma MB 1.89″ 1.60″ N/A 17 ml 0.55″ Round Hollow 2.44” 3
Lumma M 1.77″ 1.50″ N/A 12 ml 0.63″ Round Hollow 2.40” 3
Lumma HB+ 2.17″ 1.75″ N/A 36 ml 0.51″ Round Hollow 2.68” 3
Lumma H+ 2.13″ 1.60″ N/A 29 ml 0.51″ Round Hollow 2.64” 3
Lumma HB 2.24″ 1.75″ N/A 22 ml 0.59″ Round Hollow 2.83” 3
Lumma H 2.24″ 1.50″ N/A 20 ml 0.59″ Round Hollow 2.83” 3
Lunette S (1) 1.90″ 1.60″ 21 ml 25 ml 1″ Solid Flat 2.90″ 3
Lunette L (2) 2.00″ 1.80″ 27 ml 30 ml .8″ Solid Flat 2.80″ 4
Luv Ur Body S 2.85″ 1.65″ 25 ml 25 ml .71” leaf 3.56″ 4
Luv Ur Body M 2.44″ 1.77″ 38 ml 45 ml .79” leaf 3.23″ 4
Luv Ur Body L 2.36″ 1.89″ 36 ml 46 ml .79” leaf 3.15″ 4
Mermaid Cup S 2.05″ 1.65″ 16 ml 28 ml .94″ Solid 2.99″ 2
Mermaid Cup L 2.20″ 1.81″ 20 ml 34 ml .94″ Solid 3.14″ 2
Mermaid Guppy S 1.57” 1.77” N/A 24 ml .95” Solid 2.52″ TBD
Mermaid Guppy L 1.57” 1.89” N/A 28 ml .95” Solid 2.52″ TBD
MCUK (Mooncup UK) L (A) 1.97″ 1.81″ 20 ml 30 ml .83″ Hollow Round 2.80″ TBD
MCUK (Mooncup UK) S (B) 1.97″ 1.69″ 15 ml 29 ml .83″ Hollow Round 2.80″ TBD
MeLuna (TPE) S 1.77″ 1.50″ 15 ml 15 ml .47″ Stem, .31″ Ball, or .39″ Ring ⬅️ Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5
MeLuna (TPE) M 1.89″ 1.61″ 20 ml 20 ml .51″ Stem, .35″ Ball, or .47″ Ring ⬅️ Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5
MeLuna (TPE) L 2.00″ 1.73″ 24 ml 24 ml .59″ Stem, .43″ Ball, or .59″ Ring ⬅️ Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5
MeLuna (TPE) XL 2.20″ 1.85″ 28 ml 30 ml .59″ Stem, .35″ Ball, or .51″ Ring ⬅️ Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5
MeLuna Shorty (TPE) S 1.38″ 1.50″ 8 ml 8 ml .47″ Stem, .28″ Ball, or .39″ Ring ⬅️ Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5
MeLuna Shorty (TPE) M 1.50″ 1.61″ 10 ml 10 ml .51″ Stem, .28″ Ball, or .39″ Ring ⬅️ Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5
MeLuna Shorty (TPE) L 1.61″ 1.73″ 14 ml 14 ml .55″ Stem, .28″ Ball, or .43″ Ring ⬅️ Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5
MeLuna Shorty (TPE) XL 1.73″ 1.85″ 16 ml 16 ml .59″ Stem, .31″ Ball, or .43″ Ring ⬅️ Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5
Merula OS 1.54″ 1.81″ 38 ml 38 ml 2.83″ Ladder (2.4″ or 1.9″ trimmed) 4.37″ 5
Merula XL OS 1.97″ 1.81″ 50 ml 50 ml 1.02″ Ladder 2.99″ 5
MonthlyCup S 1.77″ 1.46″ 15 ml 15 ml .39″ Solid 2.16″ 3
MonthlyCup M 2.16″ 1.69″ 22 ml 22 ml .39″ Solid 2.55″ 5
MonthlyCup L 2.16″ 1.85″ 30 ml 34 ml .39″ Solid 2.55″ 5
MyCup XS 1.77″ 1.50″ 16 ml 22 ml .71″ Solid 2.48″ 5
MyCup S 1.77″ 1.65″ 22 ml 29 ml .71″ Solid 2.48″ 4
MyCup L 2.00″ 1.81″ 31 ml 40 ml .63″ Solid 2.63″ 4
NÜDIE S 2.20” 1.50” 18 ml 18 ml Pebble Inc. in Length 2.20″ 1
NÜDIE M 2.40” 1.65” 25 ml 24 ml Pebble Inc. in Length 2.40″ 1
NÜDIE L 2.60” 1.81″ 34 ml 32 ml Pebble Inc. in Length 2.60″ 1
Oi (TPE) S 1.93″ 1.38″ 17 ml 30 ml .43″ Hollow Round 2.36″ 2
Oi (TPE) M 2.32” 1.57″ 25 ml 30 ml .43″ Hollow Round 2.75″ 2
Oi (TPE) L 2.32″ 1.77″ 29 ml 30 ml .43″ Hollow Round 2.75″ 2
OrganiCup XS 1.73” 1.46” 15 ml 15 ml .55” Stem 2.28″ 2
OrganiCup S 1.97” 1.57” 21 ml 25 ml .59” Stem 2.56″ 2
OrganiCup L 2.17” 1.77″ 27 ml 30 ml .59” Stem 2.76″ 2
Ruby Cup S 1.81″ 1.57″ 20 ml 24 ml .67″ Stem 2.48″ 2
Ruby Cup M 2.00″ 1.77″ 24 ml 34 ml .75″ Stem 2.75″ 2
Saalt T 1.77″ 1.50″ N/A 15 ml .79″ Solid Flat 2.56″ 3
Saalt S 1.87″ 1.61″ 20 ml 25 ml .91″ Solid Flat 2.78″ 4
Saalt L 2.05″ 1.81″ 30 ml 30 ml .71″ Solid Flat 2.76″ 4
Saalt Soft S 1.87″ 1.61″ 20 ml 25 ml .91″ Solid Flat 2.78″ 2
Saalt Soft L 2.05″ 1.81″ 30 ml 30 ml .71″ Solid Flat 2.76″ 2
Sckoon Cup S 1.60″ 1.60″ N/A 23 ml 1.2″ Thin Soft Taper 2.80″ 1
Sckoon Cup L 2.00″ 1.80″ 29 ml 30 ml .80″ Thin Soft Taper 2.80″ 1
Selena S 1.77″ 1.54″ 15 ml 21 ml .51″ Ring 2.28″ 4
Selena M 1.89″ 1.65″ 20 ml 26 ml .55″ Ring 2.44″ 4
Selena L 2.09″ 1.77″ 25 ml 33 ml .55″ Ring 2.64″ 4
Shecup OS 2.13″ 1.73″ N/A 28 ml .22″ Knob 2.35″ TBD
Si-Bell S 1.85″ 1.61″ 20 ml 20 ml 1.06″ Solid Thin Notched 2.91″ 1
Si-Bell L 2.05″ 1.81″ 30 ml 30 ml .87″ Solid Thin Notched 2.92″ 1
Scarlet S 1.85” 1.61″ N/A 25 ml 1.06” Solid Flat 2.91″ TBD
Scarlet L 2.02” 1.69” N/A 30 ml 0.85” Solid Flat 2.87″ TBD
Super Jennie S 1.87″ 1.69″ 26 ml 32 ml .59″ Stem 2.46″ 1
Super Jennie L 2.05″ 1.85″ 34 ml 41 ml .63″ Stem 2.68″ 1
Tampax S 1.65″ 1.85″ 20 ml 24 ml .91″ Flat Solid 2.56″ 4
Tampax L 1.93″ 2.09″ 30 ml 37 ml .63″ Flat Solid 2.56″ 4
Tieutcup S 1.80″ 1.50″ 23 ml 32 ml 1″ Flat Solid 2.80″ 4
Tieutcup L 2.00″ 1.70″ 30 ml 42 ml .90″ Flat Solid 2.90″ 4
UltuCup XS 2.08″ 1.65″ 21 ml 25 ml .31″ Solid Thin 2.39″ 3
UltuCup S 2.44″ 1.65″ 25 ml 30 ml .31″ Solid Thin 2.75″ 3
UltuCup L 2.44″ 1.81″ 30 ml 40 ml .31″ Solid Thin 2.75″ 3
Venus S 1.85” 1.65” 23 ml 29 ml .94” Solid 2.79″ 3
Venus L 2.20” 1.85” 39 ml 47 ml .59” Solid 2.79″ 3
XO Flo OS 2.16″ 1.77″ 38 ml 38 ml 1.22″ Ball Taper 3.38″ 4
XO Flo Mini 1.77″ 1.61″ 25 ml 31 ml 1.14″ Ball Taper 2.91″ 4
Yuuki S (1) 1.93″ 1.61″ 20 ml 25 ml .71″ Hollow Round 2.64″ 5
Yuuki L (2) 2.20″ 1.81″ 33 ml 37 ml .71″ Hollow Round 2.91″ 5
Yuuki Soft S (1) 1.93″ 1.61″ 20 ml 25 ml .71″ Hollow Round 2.64″ 4
Yuuki Soft L (2) 2.20″ 1.81″ 33 ml 37 ml .71″ Hollow Round 2.91″ 4

Menstrual Cup Comparison Chart at Put A Cup In ItUnless otherwise noted, all cups are made from medical grade silicone. Rubber cups are quite firm and TPE ((thermoplastic elastomer)) cups are safe for those with silicone allergies. Capacity is to holes when known. Please note that inclusion in this chart does not equal an endorsement. 

 

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