Best menstrual cups according to redditors

We found 322 Reddit comments discussing the best menstrual cups. We ranked the 113 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Menstrual Cups:

u/DangDoood · 95 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I'd just like to add, the cup is NOT made for sex and is NOT recommended.

What is recommended for sex during your period is the Ziggy Cup (reusable) or the Flex Discs

u/SeaOkra · 26 pointsr/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

Okay, I'm gonna try to make this as fact heavy and gender neutral as I can, if I fuck up, that's my bad. I'm just somewhat passionate about cups. Usually I'm passionate towards users who have irritation or allergies to disposable products, but honestly as a cis woman pads and tampons ARE way too girly. I can't imagine being a man and dealing with that BS. Sorry you have to.

Black and Red. You get two for under $10 (plus shipping if you don't have Prime) and while the packaging is purple and kinda feminine (and the bag inside is purple satin) you can toss all of that and use any breathable bag you wish. I had a knitted camo one for awhile.

Basics: If the stem bugs you, trim it. Just be careful not to poke a hole in your cup, but all of mine are trimmed completely off and work fine.

If its still too long for you even without the stem, or iff the textured sides bug you, turn it inside out. It works exactly the same except is slightly more slippery. Regardless, its easy to use once you have the hang of it.

If you don't have enough fluid flow when you put it of, put it under a faucet for a second. Its enough lubrication for silicone and doesn't have the weird feel of lube.

When wearing, if should be almost unnoticeable. If you have pain or discomfort, adjust it because it should NOT hurt. I frequently forget I'm wearing it, silicone warms to body temperature and so if your cup fits, you won't feel much until its time to empty, at which point it kinda drops down a bit.

You can wear it when not on your period if your natural discharge bugs you. I have no idea if that is an issue for you, but sometimes it is for me and my doctor was clear that as long as I'm using a clean cup (having two makes that easier) I could wear it every single day without issue.

After dumping it, wash with non-antibacterial soap or just wipe with TP or water/TP. At the end of using it, wash it well with soap and water, then soak in Peroxide or boil for 10 minutes. Another option is this thing:

Its legit awesome. Steam cleans your cup so you could sterilize it while you shower. And not particularly feminine looking, it kinda looks like an electric tooth brush charger to me.

Good luck, man. Hope some of this is useful info.

u/james59808 · 19 pointsr/whatisthisthing

It's an instead brand cup... My ex wife used to send me to get them

Softcup, 14 Disposable Menstrual Discs

u/TardisNoises · 17 pointsr/Survival

Menstrual cup, though you would need to be prepared enough to have one in advance. I truly love these things.

u/DrGreenlove · 16 pointsr/humorousreviews

Source - The Diva Cup - it gets better and better. It's the third review down by the way.

u/ErroneousFunk · 15 pointsr/TryingForABaby

My husband and I usually only have sex a couple times a month (when not TTC), so I definitely understand. Fortunately, we've both been super on board, but last month he was too "tired" (er, hungover) to try the day after my ovulation stick was a BFP, and, of course, it didn't work, so, I totally get that the lack of motivation to have sex can be frustrating.

Anyway, I'm terrible with the psychology stuff, but I do have a few practical/logistics ideas that might help...

Temping is a LOT of effort. Don't pressure her into doing that if she's not really into it. Almost as good is the pee sticks:®-Ovulation-Test-Strips-Individually-Sealed/dp/B009G497KK
The only problem is that you can actually ovulate 24-48 hours after a positive LH, but you don't know exactly when. Also, the results can be a little trickier to interpret in the first month (is that a dark positive line, or only a kind of dark negative line?), but as long as you're having sex within that window, and slightly before, you're fine. Save the ovulation sticks from the month before as a reference guide. People's pee and LH levels are different, and you really have to interpret the shade of the line based on experience here. Of course, that can be true with temping as well.

Something that sounds absolutely bonkers at first, but might actually be right for you, is ejaculating into a soft cup and having her insert it: No actual sex involved, most of the pressure is on you, and the odds of conception might actually be higher than doing it in the old fashioned way ;) They're a little on the expensive side (I mean... just over a dollar... not that expensive compared to a baby!) but (and I'm not supposed to say this, but...) they are reusable if you clean them well!

Also, it's obvious that lube can make a world of difference when a lady's not particularly in the mood. Make sure you're using a sperm safe lubricant, like Pre-Seed

I know, I sound like a shill for Amazon right now, but I buy all my stuff from them :)

Good luck!

u/punkbananas · 15 pointsr/AskWomen

I mostly take what you expect: a portable charger, calling cards (assuming I have to call internationally), credit card and cash, essentials (makeup/hygiene care/hair products/etc), a good pair of sneakers and my favorite heels, etc.

If you're going somewhere with the intent of swimming then a full body swimsuit is necessary in my books. Regardless of how much sunscreen I use I will end up like a tomato without one. This is the one I bought. I got my first one last summer and got six uses out of it with no complaints. I'll probably buy another one this year to be on the safe side but the quality is great (especially for the price). I think it's cute, a lot cuter than many "regular" suits, and it's definitely comfortable.

Other useful items I try to bring:

  • Soap Sheets: They dissolve with a bit of water and come in handy for laundry. No TSA worries here!

  • A bra stash: I would've never personally bought this for myself, at least not initially, but it was a brilliant gift from my mother when I went away to school. There's a slew of reasons why you may not want to carry a purse or wallet. This will be your saving grace. It's not like the majority of us haven't done this anyway....

  • Compression Socks: Long flights will typically cause your extremities to swell up but no more! This is a serious, serious lifesaver on long trips. I learned this the hard way on my flight to Japan.

  • Probiotics: I know that sounds crazy. I KNOW. However, I've never gotten sick from a flight OR experienced much jetleg while having these in rotation five days prior to flying, during, and after. Worth it.

  • Diva Cup: You should be using these anyway during menstruation, but if you aren't, then while traveling is a great way to start. You won't have to worry about pads or tampons anymore. It's also a lot healthier and easier!

u/SunbathingJackdaw · 15 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

When I put mine in, I have to make sure I scoot it way up to the cervix (I have a short canal, so this isn't difficult for me). If you can hook your fingers over the top of it, it probably isn't up or in high enough, or sealed properly.

You might give the larger size a try. It could be that your vaginal opening is quite small, but your canal expands towards the back, where the cervix is. If this is the case, the smaller size will have trouble sealing properly.

BTW, $50 is way overpaying for a menstrual cup! You can get them for $27 on Amazon. :)

u/ceebee6 · 12 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

> Sanitary products

If you haven't yet, try the Lena menstrual cup - I love it, it's comfortable, never leaked, and I've saved so much money not having to buy tampons and such.

u/tovdokkas · 10 pointsr/AskWomen

I recently saw an ad for a menstrual cup that was very shallow, more like half a sphere than a regular menstrual cup-shape... I don't think it was exactly this one, but similar, maybe that could work for you?

u/Microwench · 9 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

As the title says! Tell me about your cups, ladies!

I have a Diva cup, but am thinking about buying a Lunette, based on a troll's recommendation on another thread.

I am also curious to see if anyone has tried the FemmyCup? It is a very different design than most, so I was curious if anyone had any experience with it.

u/IronyAddict · 8 pointsr/sex

For anyone interested, try these.

Basically it's a cup that goes inside the vagina and it collects/traps instead of absorbing. It creates a seal so the majority of women don't experience any leakage. It specifically says it prevents smell (which male commentors seem concerned with).

I was a bit squeamish about period sex before using them but now it's just part of our sexy time routine when she's menstruating. If your girl is super horny when she's on her period (mine definitely is) then it seems a shame to miss out on all that enthusiasm. Also, sex relieves cramps and boosts her mood so it's kind of a win for all parties.

Plus: they work twice as long as tampons. Minus: they don't work with IUDs.

u/tmurph4000 · 7 pointsr/ElectricForest

I can also attest for this! I love using cups. There are silicon cups you can use for long term but there are also disposable Instead Softcups which are great if you wanna try cups but not ready for commitment. I will honestly use a disposable soft cup for an entire cycle, just rinse it with hot water once a day and throw it away at the end. But if using in the forest might want to one or two time use then toss. They can be worn longer than tampons and reduced risk of TSS.

u/ErikaSanders · 7 pointsr/RandomKindness

I’ve had my eyes on these for a while, but I’ve never had the extra few dollars to buy them. If you do pick me, black and small would be amazing ❤️ you can PM me, if you need, too!

u/8bit-meow · 6 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I love mine and refuse to use anything else because I'm prone to sensitivities to tampons/pads. It takes a little getting used to when it comes to insertion/removal but after you get the hang of it it's really easy to use and convenient.

First, you have to know a little about your body. How heavy is your flow? Have you had children? How high is your cervix? These are things you want to know when choosing a cup and there are lots of guides out there comparing cups. For most brands, the small size is for pre-childbirth, light flow, or a low cervix. Large is for post-childbirth, heavier flow, or a higher cervix. Personally, I have a really heavy flow and low cervix and haven't had children and the small works great for me. Here's a great quiz that can help you find the best cup for your anatomy.

Next, there are lots of brands to choose from that vary in thickness, size, and shape. I know I've tried MoonCup (US), Diva Cup, and recently tried the Blossom Cup (which has become my go-to). For a beginner I'd suggest the Blossom Cup as it's a medium firmness, has an easy to grip stem, and is half the cost of the others.

When you first start out you can always do a "dry run" with the cup when you're not on your period, just use some safe water-based lube to help with insertion. Practice different folds. Practice adjusting it to make sure it gets a good seal (which can take a few tries because everyone's anatomy is a little different). Practice removal. It can be a little frustrating at first, but it's just like learning how to use tampons.

For care of your cup you'll want to make sure you wash and rinse both your hands and the cup every time you insert/remove. There are lots of washes designed specifically for cups. After my cycle I always soak mine in hydrogen peroxide for a bit just to help sterilize it before storage. You can also boil them for the same result.

A lot of women are concerned with public restrooms and how to handle that. Keep some menstrual cup wipes or a small bottle of water with you to clean the cup when you have to dump it. In a pinch you can always wipe it out with toilet paper. What's great, however, is that you can wear the cup for about 12 hours at a time without having to tend to it and you don't have to worry about carrying a stockpile of tampons/pads with you wherever you go. For the first few cycles I'd suggest wearing a pantyliner as a backup on your heaviest days so you get used to knowing when you have to empty it and just in case your seal isn't secured well enough (like I said, it takes practice). Again, once you get the hang of it, they rarely ever leak unlike tampons and pads.

Pretty much every woman I know who has tried cups swears by them, including myself. They're safer for both the body and environment.

Good luck and welcome to the cup club!

u/holyshitballs420 · 6 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I highly recommend the Moon Cup over the Diva Cup if you want a softer material. But there are tons of reviews on Amazon, so you can figure out what you would prefer. As for which one to chose, I use size B, and you should too if you haven't have kids. I must say that I love the Moon Cup. I used to use The Keeper, which is essentially the Moon Cup but made from latex rubber, but after 5 years decided to replace it with the silicone version, and oh boy, soooo much better. I will never use anything else.
Edit: grammar

u/mariposamariposa · 6 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

You can order them on and even get instore pickup:

They have them at CVS with free shipping.

You can get them on Amazon too.

They have the resuable ones on

u/gypsyblue · 6 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I don't notice a thing! If it's properly placed, you shouldn't feel it at all. I go jogging/hiking with it inside and wouldn't even know it was there if I hadn't put it in myself!

It might be a little weird to insert and remove at first (it was for me) and it takes some practice to do it seamlessly, but IMO it's definitely worth it. It's SO convenient and you only need to take it out to empty it every 12 hours (or more maybe if you have a very heavy flow) - for me that's once when I wake up and once a few hours before I go to bed.

I feel you on the cost. I was nervous about that too - you can do what I did and try out some disposable Softcups first. There's a locator on the website that'll tell you if a drugstore near you sells them, but they're also on Amazon. I paid $5 for a six pack at my local drugstore. Same deal, change them every 12 hours, but you can't wash and reuse these ones. I actually found them much easier to insert/remove than the Diva Cup, so if you're on the fence, I highly recommend you give these a try first! :)

u/sakurarose · 6 pointsr/birthcontrol

I have a few thoughts/suggestions:

  1. Reconsider an IUD. Not already having kids isn't a good reason to deny someone an IUD. There is a slightly bigger risk of the body rejecting the IUD, but it isn't big enough to stop you from trying. I got an IUD last November and it has been wonderful. I have never had kids. If your doctor's only reason to say no to the IUD is because you haven't had kids, go talk to another doctor. If you're in the US, I've heard good things about Planned Parenthood.

  2. If you are having problems with tampons, you might want to consider alternatives. I personally use and love the Softcup. There are also other options, like the Diva cup, the Moon cup and Sea Sponge Tampons. I have heard good things about them, although I haven't tried them personally. I suspect one of the cups might be good for you since it doesn't absorb like tampons do, so it can't cause you problems from overuse.

  3. If you're still having vaginal pain this long after the tampon problem, is it possible that you have a bad yeast infection or something?
u/twstdrose · 6 pointsr/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

This is the one I have, although mine had a longer tab. I cut it off because it chaffed.

Here is a cheaper one, though I can’t speak for its quality.

It does suck to have to put it in and take it out but while it’s in you can almost forget about it. There’s no mess, no smell, no string and you can wear whatever underwear you want. I have pretty low flow so I just wash it out every night in the shower.

I’m sorry you’re having a rough time, at least if you do get one you only have to buy it once, not every month 😕

u/alittleperil · 6 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

if you already know a lot about your vag, something like this might be helpful:

otherwise, I recommend one of the really cheap ones to start, something like: 1, 2, or 3. The first one was the first one I tried, it was shaped slightly wrong for me and made me feel like I needed to pee constantly, but after trying it I knew I preferred it to tampons and pads. Using a chart like the one above I found the (much more expensive, sadly) cup that fit me.

don't try and do a dry run, it's different and a lot easier to put in when you're on your period than when you're not.

u/Osa242 · 6 pointsr/Swingers
u/cttnmthslv · 6 pointsr/TIHI

There are cheaper ones, but you may be buying a substandard material that will stain. I will ask my wife what brand she gets

Edit: She said it’s called Lena cup. The sensitive one

$24 on Amazon

u/jessicalbarry · 6 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I use the Diva smaller one because I have not had children before. I'm average sized and have had no trouble using the Diva.

Also, here they are about half off

u/road_rash · 5 pointsr/BurningMan

File under: additional suggestions.

If you don't already have a "shit bag" you might want to make one up. (Bonus points if you write "blood bag" on it.) Use a small opaque bag like a large make-up bag. I've got a really small canvas bag with handles, which is very convenient when there happens to be a potty with a hook. Put these things inside:

  • Hand sani
  • 1-ply in zip bag
  • A few baby wipes in zip bag
  • Your chosen menstrual products
  • Bags for dirty items - I use dog pick-up bags, because you can't see what's inside. Plain zip bags would work fine, also.

    Remember to hand sani before touching yourself all up in there. It's dangerous enough for your crotch's health on playa, no need to be pawing around with who-knows-what on your mitts. The above items should be everything you need while inside the potty.

    Remember to pull out your "trash bag" first, so when you're holding a soaked bloody tampon you have somewhere to put it. Do your biz, put the non-potty-safe things in your "trash bag", then take that back to camp or place within your pack trash bag.

    Choosing your perfect product is a very personal choice, but here are some good options.

  • Tampon with cardboard applicator (sorry, doesn't seem like there are any "compact" options that I can find):

    While these are in theory burnable, do you really want to dump all of your dirty toilet bags out into a paper bag and let it sit around your tent until you find the motivation to bike out to a pyre? You do? Good on ya.

  • If you can stand the responsibility of seriously using clean hands and don't mind touching your vag:

    My favorite disposable choice. Minimal trash (although they are individually wrapped in shrink wrap plastic, fyi) and very small.

  • Obligitory menstrual cup mention:

    If you haven't already been using one of these, at burning man is probably not the right time to try it out. They are seriously great - although I do always have anxiety about accidentally dropping it into the potty... You just dump it out, wipe it, and pop it back in. No trash to deal with and it can stay in for 12 hours!

    Bleeding out of any part of your body on playa sucks, especially when it just doesn't want to stop and is accompanied by the possibility of cramps, bloating, wonky emotions, and general discomfort.

    May your playa period be light and your tampon changes by headlamp be disaster-free.
u/widg3tte · 5 pointsr/RandomKindness

Just FYI, I have brand name ones as well as [these](Dutchess Menstrual Cups Set of 2 with Free Bag - Best Feminine Alternative Protection to Cloth Sanitary Napkins - Post Childbirth Size and I honestly can’t tell the difference.

u/elbereth · 5 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Okay i am intrigued! what do i need to know? are there different sizes? do i need the special wash or can i just use soap and water? can any woman use them?

here's what i'm looking at


Someone needs to alert her about the Diva Cup.

u/femalenerdish · 5 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Lily cup one has a loop stem, rather than a straight stem.

u/ampersandator · 5 pointsr/menstrualcups


Some excellent suggestions here so far, I really hope we can help you sort this out.

The Lunette is not a soft cup at all, and isn't designed for a low cervix. The softest cup I know of that should work for a low cervix is the small Sckoon cup. 40mm long, very very soft and a comfortable shape. You'll want to cut off the stem completely, then make sure the rim of the cup is sitting around your cervix when it's inserted (that helps to keep it securely in place and also makes it sit up a bit higher.)

For the popping open problem you might need to try a different fold. The 7-fold is probably the easiest option in this situation - fold the edge down further than the video shows so it's almost touching the stem, and you'll be able to keep a grip on it until it's completely inserted.

If you're changing pads every hour the cup will still need to be emptied every ~3 hours (and seriously, that's called menorrhagia, please speak to a doctor and also have your iron levels tested) but that doesn't need to be a complicated thing. Empty it into the toilet, wipe it out, pop it back in. Wash it at least once a day, ideally when showering.

Happy to answer questions, and if you find that resources are misgendering you please do send me a message. I can send photos/videos/information as needed.

u/daitoshi · 4 pointsr/AskWomen

I have the small "Blossom" cup. - When talking about silicone in general, I'd rate it "Medium firmness" but in comparison to several other cups I've tried, it's quite soft.

u/rehu4 · 4 pointsr/askwomenadvice

Try this if your period tries to mess up sexy time again.

u/superawkwardturtle · 4 pointsr/polyamory

Softcups work great and I've used them before in the past, but I was actually referring to Intimina. I was buying more softcups a few months back and ended up ordering an Intimina instead to try it out. Works pretty much the exact same as a Softcup but it isn't 1-time-use. Took a little more practice to get it to fit right, as well.

u/peppermintsoap · 4 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Oh geez that sounds awful. This one has a ridiculous name (seriously, FemmyCycle?) but a nice design - the pull tab is a loop. More comfortable, less poky, and much easier to grasp.

u/Silly_Wizzy · 4 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I disliked the diva cup - too hard / crampy. But I love my Sckooncup, it has made my period basically forgettable ;)

Amazon Link

u/_zml_ · 4 pointsr/sex

There are menstrual cups that can be worn during penetrative sex! Not sure if it's up your alley but here's a link to how they look nevertheless.[artid|1919.g.23117116[src|[ch|

u/SecularNotLiberal · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

I use a "soft cup" These are soft cups. I can wear for 12+ hours comfortable and they hold a LOT. I empty when I get home.

u/bealsash71 · 3 pointsr/menstrualcups

Amazon sells these awesome cup sanitizers that would be perfect for your situation. I can’t imagine it’d be easily to boil your cup in a dorm unless you have a hot plate. I have the one I linked and my co-worker uses this one as well, I love it. Super simple to use and so far it’s worked as well if not better than boiling it on the stove. I always felt like there was a small chance that it wasn’t getting as clean as it could by boiling in a pot but that could just be me. I also recommend a cleanser made specifically for menstrual cups, like the saalt cup wash, I use it maybe once a day during my cycle in lieu of disinfecting. Regardless, I hope this helps!

u/ElsBelle · 3 pointsr/witchcraft

I have this one

It’s the only brand I’ve tried but I do like it!

u/3catsandI · 3 pointsr/sugarlifestyleforum

It looks big but the sides are very flexible and I found it very easy to insert it and no pain at all. Much easier than those damn silicone period cups, actually lol.

This is the one I used:

SOFTDISC - Menstrual Discs - Non-Reusable, Disposable Softcups - Enjoy up to 12 Hours of Protection - Fewer Period Cramps, Tampon and Menstrual Cup Alternative for Active Women 14 Disc Per Box

u/Kizzychii · 3 pointsr/beautytalkph

Hello po, I've been using my cup for over a year na and I love it. Sckoon Cup yung ginagamit ko. It's FDA approved and super soft. I bought mine on Amazon. It takes some getting used to but once it's in parang wala lang. I honestly don't feel it at all.
I suggest this video for more information! Of course do as much research as makes you feel confident, cause every woman is different! But I've never been able to successfully use tampons, they hurt a lot, but this Cup has honestly changed my period life!

u/givemesomesugar93 · 3 pointsr/sugarlifestyleforum

For everyone who has mentioned those flexible menstrual cups, they’re called soft cups. You can wear them during sex.

u/StaysConfused · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Diva Cup

I am trying mine out for the first time right now. So far, so good.

u/scarlet_tanager · 3 pointsr/AskMen

We use a softcup - unless you're super mega ultra heavy, it keeps blood off the dick and sidesteps all the problems discussed in this thread.

u/napkween · 3 pointsr/menstrualcups

I wouldn't advise getting a used cup. Duchess cups are 2 for $18 on Amazon. I've never used them but a friend of mine approves. Here's a link

The Pixie cup is another good deal at $15. It comes with sanitizing wipes

Just search Amazon for "menstrual cup" and you'll see plenty of affordable options

u/metbymoonlight · 3 pointsr/bestoflegaladvice

Sorry I'm responding so late, I completely forgot I posted.

It was this one.

Honestly, I quite like(d?) it. The material is soft and it's much easier to grab the handle to remove it rather than the stem of the other cups I've tried. (Like, the regular Diva cup would get sucked in and just be a pain to remove because it was hard to reach.) That was the first time I've ever felt it flip and I could slide my finger along the edge but it was the open but so nothing to hook onto.

Next time I'm tying some plain dental floss to the handle and giving myself an emergency removal method. 😂

u/efficienthippie · 3 pointsr/moderatelygranolamoms

I used to use the diva cup but found it hard to get used to the feeling of it. Nowadays I love the fun factory fun cup

It's got a good tilt/angle that helps, and the stem to pull it out is easier to grip to take out. Hope that helps!

u/funnilizatt · 3 pointsr/SexWorkersOnly

If I'm on my period (8-10 days!) then I use softcup and for clients. You still have to reach inside but maybe I would work for you or another provider looking for an alternative.

u/NefariousWombat · 3 pointsr/GenderCritical

Reusable cups and I didn't work together, but I love Instead Softcups--they're a ring with thin plastic so they sit inside differently and are easier (imo) to remove (no mega-suction) and are disposable (which is an ecological minus, but a public restroom plus).

u/FreeHealthCareNow · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes
u/Bellainara · 3 pointsr/Assistance

I'm on my first cycle with it so I've still got a learning curve. However it does seem to work very well and I anticipate that within a couple of months I won't even have to use a liner with it.

I was never a fan of tampons as they were uncomfortable and made me cramp really bad. I kept these around as a backup if I ran out of pads and couldn't afford more (money has been really tight for us) and in case I went swimming (not often). I don't see any reason to keep them since the cup is working pretty well.

I got the FemmyCycle. It's 39.00 for it. I picked that one over less expensive ones because I have RA and grabbing the stems on the others would be very difficult on high pain days. The ring handle has helped and I haven't had any issues with getting it out and the no-spill rim means that even if my hands are shaking it doesn't make a mess.

I'm hoping someone can use these tampons, as I've probably have a box worth hanging about not getting used.

u/mchessher · 2 pointsr/xxketo

also grab some period panties or even just the kind for women with incontinence issues, they hold a little leak here and there perfectly without worry.

Also, I went through a few expensive cups before trying this one, and I liked it the best! 2 for $16!
Nice to have one in car or purse because of keto cycles being less than regular.

u/wifeofpsy · 2 pointsr/AskWomenOver30

I had given up on cups until I found the disposable ones. I tried a few types like moon cups and similar ad could never get them in comfortably. I found soft disc and like those. They are lighter/thinner and I find easier to get in place. You use one for one period then chuck it. So one box is almost a years worth. I still don't use it for the beginning heavier days but that is just me being wimpy about trying it. I discovered them through a thread where women were singing their praises and using them to have sex while on their period. Once in place it catches the blood but you have normal lubrication so cleaner period sex is a possibility.


u/js112203 · 2 pointsr/Periods

I use this one and I will never switch back. It’s a little pricey but it’s so soft and good quality. It’s small but holds lots of blood and I just love it. Good luck!

u/spacegirl_spiff · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Or you know, use Soft Cups instead and everyone will have a much better time.

u/beltaine · 2 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

Well, don't look them up is all I can say, haha. I mean no one has DIED but some of the situations I'm sure the girls wish they could have, and I mean that in the most respectably humorous way. xD

Maaaaaaaaaan, I think I'm gonna do it. I've never had kids so I get the Diva Cup 1, correct?

u/Eartherry · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I had one just like that, it was a diva cup knock off, but got fed up with the time it took to take it out. I got the femmy cycle because it was leak proof but having the ring to pull on is the best part.

u/FoxxyRin · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

This cup is pretty cheap and comparable to the Diva Cup if you want to give it a try. I think the biggest issue with the cup is just that people use it for one cycle and don't quite learn the basics in that time. I also suggest the YouTuber Precious Stars Pads. She's really good at explaining everything.

As for it getting stuck, that really shouldn't happen, especially since moat women's cervix "drop" during their cycle. It doesn't have much room to go really deep or anything. I've only struggled to get mine out a time or two and it was only during my first cycle with it. You eventually find all the tricks to make insertion and removal really easy.

u/garage_cleaner · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Not sure if this is NSFW, but if you're sensitive maybe.

If tampons are embarrassing then, how about the Moon cup?

Really, I figure it'll cut down on embarrassing leaks, unless the moon cup leaks, then I'm sure ill look something like Carrie. I figure the most embarrassing thing will be figuring out how to remove this when it's full and not have it leak blood all over the floor.

This will be my face if it ever leaks, or I accidentally spill it's contents. (((( ;°Д°))))

Edit: how did I spell embarrassing three different ways and wrong each time?

Edit 2: damn it

u/MellieSIU · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Just use this

You can have sex on your period without making a mess and without so much as a drop of blood on the guy or anywhere else!

u/cheerupcheerio · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I cannot agree enough with this. And no need to be brave. I've been using Softcups with amazing results. The fact that my guy can't even feel it, plus that there's no mess at all, makes us two very happy campers.

u/pigeonsandpuppies · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

May I introduce you all to Softcups?! Disposable (I wash out and reuse sometimes) 8hr flexible cups like the mooncup, but you can totally get it on with em! I find I have way less cramping with them, and sometimes forget I have my period (and I don't have light ones either). Just trying to help some ladies out! My SO doesn't even notice them, sometimes I don't even tell him!

u/illy-chan · 2 pointsr/IAmA

I have no experience in your field but, one girl to another, might want to give one of these a try.

u/resident_trashcan · 2 pointsr/menstrualcups

The Ziggy cup is available on the Canadian Amazon. It's a bit hard to find as searching it doesn't in my results but here's a link to it: also has the Ziggy:

u/vaginathings · 2 pointsr/menstrualcups

They make menstrual cup steamers. Menstrual Cup Sterilizer - Kills 99.9% of Germs with Steam - 3 Minutes and Your Period Cup is Clean!

u/lo_dolly_lolita · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Hey! I'm 5'1 and currently 93 lbs so I don't get my period. I have been diagnosed with PCOS in the past but either way, I've done Provera many times to induce a "withdrawal bleed." According to my gyn it is important to have a bleed every 3-4 months to prevent abnormal cell growth in the uterus.

So now, I have a year's supply of Provera and if I don't get a period in four months, I just take 10 days of pills to induce bleeding. Sometimes I randomly do get a period and I start from that date going forward to count the next 4 months.

It helps to mark your calendar with periods, spotting and when you take Provera to keep track of it all.

Don't be scared of the Provera. Be more scared of not bleeding for 8 months! I noticed I have stronger cramps and more dark colored blood when I use Provera. I definitely recommend using the Diva Cup and using a heating pad/Aleve when you get your Provera bleed.

Side note: Because of the absence of periods as a teenager (also underweight at the time) I was on the pill for years but decided it was causing bloating and low sex drive so I've both used the pill and Provera to have periods and I much prefer the Provera.

Let me know if you have any more questions, I've been dealing with this for a looooong time!

u/Jimmysammy · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Yeah. I have this issue. I do some kegels and squats/lunges and then it wiggles into place so I don't feel the little tip hurting. I think it's because vaginas vary in depth as well, so we might just not be able to put ours in deep enough. Once it settles, it's not noticeable anymore and seems to shimmy up slightly. But feeling the tip makes me cringe. It would be cool if they could come up with a reusable applicator for the diva cup, like soft rubber tongs or something. If it's a huge problem, I've had awesome luck with SoftCups. I keep both the DivaCup and SoftCup on hand since I can have sex with the SoftCup in. It's not bell shaped like the DivaCup, so no pokey end. You can keep it in for up to 12 hours. It's not reusable, though.

u/rageagainsthepusheen · 2 pointsr/menstrualcups

It's Lena and you can get different color packs, too! Link to one of the options here.

u/weebley12 · 2 pointsr/askwomenadvice

I never tried the diva cup because I had read some bad reviews. BUT, I tried the femmycycle cup and I loved it. It was very easy to use and way comfortable.

FemmyCycle Menstrual Cup Spill-proof with Removal Ring Made in the USA, Regular Size

u/tinarob93 · 2 pointsr/menstrualcups

I'm don't have many suggestions on how to remove your Lunette any faster other than to say you'll get faster with practice.

You could try a different cup, either one with spill-proofing or one with higher capacity. Assuming you need a fairly small cup ...


Cups with spill-proofing:

Femmycycle Petite

Formoonsa Medium

Imari Rose cup


Small-diameter cups with higher capacities than Lunette small:

XO-FLO Mini 31-37ml

Fun Cup Small 30-35ml

Casco Small 26-30ml


The Rose cup is hard to get outside of Japan, but it is my go-to cup. The anti-spill rim isn't truly spill-proof, but it does help to cut down on mess. You might get this one out faster than the Lunette.

Femmycycle and Formoonsa have a truly spill-proof rim that should prevent spillage even if you drop it on the floor so long as the cup isn't over-filled. You might get a little blood on your finger-tip popping out the rim to pour, but very mess-free. The "Medium" Formoonsa is about the same size as the Petite Femmycycle. "Small" for Formoonsa is a 10ml "training" cup that comes with either of the other sizes. The cups do not have to open completely, so it may be a bit quicker to get them in as well.

The higher capacity cups I list are just a few that I found that are 41 or 42mm diameter and hold enough more that you might notice the difference. There are others in the range of Casco, but the increase is small enough I only listed the one. XO-FLO and Fun Cup are the ones I know that are a significant increase.

Note: I'm probably smaller than you are, and need a very small cup, myself. The cups I mentioned that I have personally used successfully are Femmycycle and Rose Cup. My other suggestions are based on third-party recommendations (reviews online, that sort of thing). I used Lunette Small as well, successfully but not the easiest for me to insert.

u/pumpernickel017 · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Bodybay Menstrual Cup,Set of 2 Periods Kit with FDA Registered,Best Feminine Alternative Protection to Tampons and Cloth Sanitary Napkins (Small)

u/LadyReyla · 2 pointsr/Anticonsumption

THINX Period Underwear

DivaCup Model 1 Menstrual Cup

I'm currently using both and highly recommend them.

u/Dawnstar42 · 2 pointsr/raisedbynarcissists

Here is 2 for $28 which seems like a pretty good deal!

u/complimentaryasshole · 2 pointsr/AskTrollX

They have a [two pack with two sizes!](FemmyCycle Menstrual Cup Starter Kit (Regular & Low Cervix Sizes)

u/ndoring88 · 2 pointsr/menstrualcups

Woo! Check out this one too

Ziggy Flat Cup

Its flat which i’m thinking could be good for what I think we should nickname a T-pain cervix ( because it gets low)

i just figured out how to do links ! watch out reddit world.

u/din_the_dancer · 2 pointsr/menstrualcups

Like, you said you got the Dutchess cup?

Here's Blossom, [Athena] (, and [Pixie Luxe] (

And then there's this off of Aliexpress.

Those all look like the same cup, and I would not be surprised if they were all the same cup.

I have a collection of higher quality cups too, so I want to do comparisons of the cheaper cups vs reputable ones.

u/Jetcitywhoaman · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Dutchess Menstrual Cups Set of 2...

They are awesome. I looked at the date and I have had them for a year and a half and they are still like new. It takes some getting used to, but I never have to worry about having something with me. With the 2 pack, just tuck one in your purse or car, and you're golden.

Sorry I couldn't help with the other tampons. It is awesome cause, and I commend you for that.
It's really amazing to see there are still positive people in this world.

u/nkdeck07 · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Actually we do, soft cups. Like a menstral cup but soft, much much shallower and disposable.

Kind of like a diaphragm but meant to collect period blood.

u/fourAMrain · 2 pointsr/menstrualcups

I bought mine on [Amazon] ( for $25. They have a low cervix and petite version too.

I wanted to try Merula bc those have loops too but they're too expensive at $50 and heard it's hard to open.

u/Whatamensch · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Attention, ladies: get one of these. It'll change your life!!!

u/JimmyMus · 2 pointsr/menstrualcups

Fun factory $40 for two. I've tried several and I think these are the best. Nice silicon, soft, flexible, shaped to your body.

u/EnvyAdams · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Either the Diva Cup or the stripper pole.

I'm a weird lady.

u/NTX_cat_rescue · 2 pointsr/badwomensanatomy

Try these. I don't have periods anymore, but when I did, I used and liked these. It might be worth it to try it before deciding if you'd like to try the cup.

u/Anemoni · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

My friend posted this link to an Amazon review of a menstrual cup, and now it's all I can remember when I hear about them.

u/nemracbackwards · 2 pointsr/asianfeminism

I actually switched to this one:

The stainage doesn't seem as intense because it's blue. But it's also not as stiff and because of that, it doesn't pop out inside of you like the diva cup does. But on the other hand it does feel more comfortable.

I really wish someone made a like reusable tampon inserter type thing for the cups. Like you fold the cup into a tube, then you can insert the tube easily and the use the push pop thing to get it in. Viola! no more fisting yourself in public bathrooms trying to get your cup back in. hahahaha. -sigh- that would be my dream product.

u/motleyblondie · 2 pointsr/askwomenadvice

I also use the Lena cup & absolutely love it. They come in two different sizes and I have a tilted cervix / uterus that’s really pushed back and it works well for me. You can purchase a starter pack that includes both large and small cups to try out, and just like another commenter mentioned, trimming the tail also helps.

Whenever I’m out and about and need to clean the cup I purchased these wipes which are awesome!

u/SaraL2282 · 2 pointsr/menstrualcups

I bought the Dutchess Cup on Amazon, 2 for $15.99. I like them so far!

u/LoveSalmonDinners · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I use [ALL free & clear](all Liquid Laundry Detergent, Free Clear, 94.5 Ounce, 63 Loads careful on the dryer sheets too, I know those can irritate. ALL free & clear makes dryer sheets as well. I usually cut them in half. And for towel loads I leave out completely.
& a little coconut oil makes for a good lubricant.
Also have you tried the [diva cup](Diva Cup 1 Pre Childbirth

A few drops of tea tree oil (apply to finger tips then apply to your V area) will also help cleanse it. I've used this method my self with positive results.

Good luck!

u/HoneyPop3000 · 1 pointr/relationship_advice

Only good advice I can offer here is to try the soft-disc during menstrual periods. Works great when inserted properly. There's no mess and it adds about a week a month that sexy time can occur! (mess-free)

u/Rhaeda · 1 pointr/Parenting

I was looking for a link to the softcups to send you, and found that apparently now there is a reusable version!



u/Throbbing-Clitoris · 1 pointr/sex

Use a Soft Cup (a disposable menstrual cup). It blocks both the blood and the odor, and having sex with one in ensures that there is absolutely nothing to be disgusted about. Truly, he wouldn't even be able to tell you were having your period.

u/sun-moon-stars · 1 pointr/sex

If you are turned off by the blood or smell, she can use either a diaphragm or Soft Cup menstrual cups to keep everything tidy and smell-free. Then you both get what you want.

u/theonewiththetits · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I've been busy!!

I have the Diva Cup Level 2 as i'm >30. This one.

I hope this helps! There are a few things I would note tho (Incoming gross overshare!)

The way you take this thing in and out involves bearing down like you're pooping, so if you poop you will want to take this thing out first or it will slip lower. Because of this i usually wait to have a BM until I get home for the day. You're also going to have a bit of a learning curve, taking it out and putting it in, where you will get blood all over your bathroom. Not trying to gross you out, but it happens. It took me about 2-3 periods to really get it down. Even once you learn how to put it in and take it out super smooth, you will still get blood on your hands. It just happens. Make sure to keep a pin around in your bathroom to clean out the holes along the top of the cup so it can expand properly. those holes are TINY and it feels like they clog every time i take the cup in and out.

I highly recommend if you are going to use a cup to make sure you're also using a period prediction app, and to track more than just your bleeding. You're gonna learn a lot about how your bits work, and your body's idiosyncracies, but it's so much better, i promise.

If you have any questions, let me know.

u/leafeonjack · 1 pointr/ftm

Yeah they really aren’t super comfy if they’re too big, but thankfully! there’s actually a reusable one! this is the amazon link!

Intimina Ziggy Cup - Extra-Thin Reusable Menstrual Cup with Flat-fit Design

u/DesertBreeze · 1 pointr/sex

If it is just the blood he is squeamish about, you should both look into these disposable cups you can use during your period:

It seems hard to use but I had no problems from the first time I tried putting one in. You can use these during sex.

If you are going to try this, definitely try using them first before attempting sex with it. They only come in one size and I would think for some women this just won't work, but it works great for me, I love these.

Warning, removal can get messy so have a trash can nearby. I usually can't remove them without spilling.

But, in the end, he just might never be comfortable having sex during your period regardless.

u/me_on_my_mind · 1 pointr/PCOS

I forgot to link the cups I bought. It is a rally good price for 2 cups. Like half the cost of 1 diva cup.

Dutchess Menstrual Cups Set of 2 with Free Bag - Best Feminine Alternative Protection to Cloth Sanitary Napkins - Post Childbirth Size

u/jillian_marks · 1 pointr/sex

Try these. They are a cup that catches your period that you can wear up to 12 hours, and they keep you really clean. You can use them while you have sex.

u/sheilastretch · 1 pointr/sex

The eco friendly and slightly cheaper option for the modern woman on her period.

They take a bit of getting used to, and you can only wear them for up to 10 hours at a time before you have to rinse them out, but they're way more comfortable (in my experience) than pads or tampons, as well as reusable.

(I heard someone say you could have sex with one of these in there... but that just doesn't seem like a safe option to me.)

u/mechitgood · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

i knowwwwwwww. i need some serious funny friends and I feel like the majority of people I meet IRL are so serious. And thats something I could never joke about. I cant even mention Im TTC. Well thats more of a personal thing because people insist on thinking TTC means have sex once = pregnant. Plus, I had an ectopic last time and my husband told people so yeah don't want to deal with that again.

ugh now I know what you mean about the math problems. Ps- loved PEMDAS problems in school, dont ask why because I have no idea. But yeah its a friggen #s game over here. I shit you not this is what I feel like. i'm like let me check my temp, fertility score, okay its CD... Then I have to become full blown scientist and analyze my OPKs.

I havent used preseed this time around and I havent been putting my legs up either which makes me think I absolutely am forgetting something. When I got pregnant with my daughter (successful pregnancy) I used soft cups. Theyre similar to menstrual cups except theyre disposable,. People TTC use them to keep semen in and up close to the cervix for hours. Gonna be honest though I'm 99% sure I didnt use them when I got pregnant with my daughter. I was TTC 11 months (I think) last time and we had used them during that time. Im tempted to just put in my lunette though, not gonna lie. Im the same way though Im like 'its not even close to O...' -__- but then Ill start thinking about maybe O'ing earlier or sperm life and I'm like this. Btw, I was also watching a video on youtube about how to use the clearblue digital ovulation thing which I apparently did not understand before hand. Anyway, in the video its explaining that if you get no smiley it means you have a low fertility score for that day and its like JUST A REMINDER: HAVING SEX ON THESE DAYS IS JUST FOR FUN AND PROBABLY WONT GET YOU PREGNANT. Im like thanksssss dick!

I dont know if youre a fan of game of thrones but if you are then Ill just say that Im fully prepared to almost drown for my chance at the throne.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/AskReddit

forget tampons, get one of these. seriously, get one.

u/hintlime9 · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Amazon seems to have the best price I've seen ($25) and free shipping here. (the link is for the smaller one, they have the same deal for both sizes though)

u/NatashaTTC · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

Just to add onto this, while you don't need to lay down for an hour (and shouldn't without peeing), if it would make you feel better you can insert a softcup to keep semen close to your cervix while you go about your day.

u/duckingcluttered · 1 pointr/waiting_to_try

You should try using Softcups if you do get AF on your honeymoon and want to have sexy times. You can acutally have sex with it in place. I've done it before and my husband has had NO idea that it was in place :D I've seen them in drugstores too

u/nanab10 · 1 pointr/littlespace

I use the Lunette Cup and I'm happy with it, but the Diva Cup is more popular and a lot cheaper. They're both a little pricey, but they can last 10 years, so it ends up being way cheaper than buying disposable stuff in the long run! :D

u/FrontpageWatch · 1 pointr/longtail

>Hey guys! I realized today that a lot of women are not aware of sea sponge tampons. I used to pretty much "opt out" of sex during my period, because it was too messy and too much of a hassle, even when I felt really horny.
>Sea sponges rest against the cervix, so they absorb everything before it reaches the vaginal canal (which is where a cotton tampon would be inserted.)
>Because they are spongey and absorbent, you can have sex with the sponge in, and your partner will not feel any difference! I prefer these to Softcups because the cups are made of plastic, and while they do a good job of holding back the flow, they can be felt by your partner. Some women even use sea sponges for contraception, by pairing them with spermicide (your mileage may vary!)
>This is only a good option if you feel comfortable with your ladyparts, as you do need to push it in and pull it out. I use mine now instead of regular tampons, and I rinse them out every few hours as needed. I always rinse them out before sex to avoid any possible leaking. After each cycle, I soak the sponge in warm water and 5-10 drops of tea tree oil, rinse, and let dry for the next cycle! While on my period, I keep a spare cotton tampon and a plastic baggie to store the sponge in my purse, just in case I find myself in a situation where rinsing the sponge every 3-4 hours is difficult, or if my flow is very heavy.
>If you take proper care of your sponges, each one should last you about six months.
>Also, the link I provided was for a brand name of sea sponge tampons-- these are nice because they are already the right size, and they come with a carrying bag, but you can always buy a large sea sponge and cut it up yourself to save money! Just make sure it is a natural sea sponge.
>I hope this information is useful to some of you out there!
>EDIT: Here is a cheaper option for the frugal-minded! I haven't used these ones personally, but some of the reviews indicate that they work well as tampons. I liked having the Jade & Pearl set for my first time, because it comes with instructions/tips and a carry bag, but if you don't care about that, save yourself some money!

u/chuckiestealady · 1 pointr/menstrualcups

The original Lily Cup or the new Lily Cup One for beginners ? I have never managed to get a seal at all with the original ergonomically shaped Lily Cup so I gave up on it. Haven’t had the chance to use my new Lily Cup One yet as my periods are often three months apart. Sorry I can’t be more helpful!

u/justastrang3r · 1 pointr/Periods

i like these... i got these because this would be my first experience with a menstrual cup & didn’t wanna spend a lot of money on a more expensive brand like diva cup/saalt cup & be out of $30-40 if i didn’t like it. they work perfectly & i use a size small:)
never leaked at all & can hold a lot but i also empty them every 2-3 hours even though you can keep them in for up to 12. I sleep with it in as well

u/roy1979 · 1 pointr/india

Divacup Honest Green Model Cup 1 Pre Childbirth

This is the actual Diva Cup. My point was a US made cup from the pioneers claims 1 year replacement, how good is the quality of Made in India? Can it be used for 1 year?

u/hawthorneandsage · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

This is the one I bought and I can’t say enough nice things about it. I’ve used it almost a year. I have the small and I am also under 30 and childfree. Typically I empty it first thing in the morning and then in the evening, so basically every 12 hours, and it’s never leaked. One time on my heavier days i forgot to empty it before bed and that made quite a mess for me in the morning, but other than that no issues at all. You do have to be comfortable with getting your fingers in there and making sure it’s secured around your cervix to be sure it’s going to catch all the fluid correctly. It’s important to be comfortable with your anatomy and realize it’s a little messier than tampons because you do actually have to insert your fingers in your vagina and will probably come into contact with menstrual fluid, most of which you can avoid with tampons. But honestly it’s the best menstrual decision I’ve ever made. I cramp less and literally forget I’m on my period sometimes.

Ps yes you can run it under the tap and pop it back in. Thorough cleaning (typically by boiling) every cycle. If you’re in a public restroom in a pinch you can just empty it into the toilet and reinsert without rinsing. I’ve never had to do that because you can leave it in so long.

u/aformergruber · 1 pointr/ttcafterloss
u/BadKisser69420 · 1 pointr/foreskin_restoration

Manhood, a diva cup, a baby sock, saran wrap...

Just be warned that after making yourself more sensitive, you will be more sensitive. This can leave you reeaaallly uncomfortable in situations where you happen not to have any protection. Dekeratinization is pretty much the quickest, simplest part of restoration. It'll happen naturally as you get some skin and that skin will be there to keep things covered.

u/devasura · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Well said !!

I mean the world over women mostly use pads, tampons etc .. think of all the waste prevented! Spread the word out sister.

These cups are made of silicone, similar to the material of which baby nipples are made. But the cost of it is 4 times that of nipples.

baby nipples 7$

diva cup 27$

If the demand was high enough, you could get these for 7$ too. And they would last a long time. This should be taught to women world over, advertised better.

Of course the pad/tampon/etc lobby wouldn't want this to be adopted in a big way. This a cash cow for them :(

u/seaweedricecrackers · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I use SckoonCup!


It's smaller than other ones I saw on the market, and I've found it to be very comfortable! I also found frmheadtotoe's video on using the menstrual cup to be very helpful -


Probably TMI so apologies! >!but once I figured out where my cervix was, I had no more issues with leakage. sometimes it's not about getting a bigger cup but having it positioned correctly.!<

u/samuswashere · 1 pointr/queerception

I've heard of people using Softcups and this is probably what we'll try first (we'll be doing at-home AI with an in-person donor). They seem to be similar to the Ziggy Cup but they are disposable and you can find them in most drug stores with other menstrual products.

I have friends who have been successful with at-home AI. Other than the timing, the biggest key is minimizing the time that the sperm is outside the body. We're talking minutes, so you will still need to coordinate to go through the process in the same place at the same time. If you want to preserve it for longer than that, you will need special kits which are not cheap. So, I can't really think of any benefits of going this route if you have the option of just having sex unless you truly find the idea of having sex that unappealing.

u/Dvrgrl812 · 1 pointr/sex

Try these,
They are easy to use and you will have no mess!

u/anniemaehem · 1 pointr/UpliftingNews

I wanted to give an update - when I bought a diva cup 3 years ago it was $45 available either online or Whole Foods. As the industry has expanded, there are many many many more brands and options than there once was - ranging between $14 and $40. I was actually amazed how much cheaper they are now than they were when I first got one.

$15 is doable for any woman spending $10 monthly on feminine hygiene products, and this makes it more accessible for more people.

$14 Luna Cup

$15 Blossom Cup

$23 Diva Cup (which i misquoted at $45- price has decreased significantly)

u/noeinan · 1 pointr/SexWorkersOnly

Soft menstrual cups can be worn during sex. I used a different brand but they look like this: Intimina Ziggy Cup - Extra-Thin Reusable Menstrual Cup with Flat-fit Design

u/GhostOfPluto · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Look up any of the reviews for the Diva Cup.

Edit: added link

u/Afennekin · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Neither. Diva cup for life.

u/Vaughnicorn · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here! It's rad. It's so convenient because it has a little carrying pouch so you'll always have it with you. It takes some getting used tom but it's so worth it. Plus, it saves you an absurd amount of time and money.

u/whiskeyjane45 · 1 pointr/tifu

You need some of these

Changed my period sex having life

u/giddyromilly · 1 pointr/menstrualcups

Might try Blossom Cup ! It’s the one I use. It’s very soft and the small is a good size. I used it both as a virgin and while sexually active and didn’t notice a difference. The packaging is pink but I don’t think it references pronouns. It also comes in any number of colors. Mine is black and I’ve had it for a few years.

u/vzvv · 1 pointr/birthcontrol

Sure, these are softcups. I generally buy them at Wegmans or CVS, as unlike the reusable hardcups you need a new one every period. (I think the box says a new one daily, but I just clean it daily through each period.) Still far cheaper than tampons or pads though. I hope they work for you if you try them :) Feel free to PM any questions.

u/amberyoung · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Try Softcups if you are worried about intense suction. These guys are a totally different shape and shallower. They used to make ones you reuse for a whole cycle and then toss, but I am not sure if they switched over to just the single use ones. Still, it’s 12 hours.

u/Pegasister821 · 1 pointr/sex

2 words : soft. cups.
I swear by these things for normal periods use, but they're advertised to be usable during sex. I always give mine a rinse before sexy time just to make sure there's nothing that will leak.
Some positions are more prone to getting the cup ring in the way, but I've had really great results with them.

If you don't go this route, we've done the towel thing & they've stayed mostly stain free. Avoiding heavy flow days is the best for messes, but not totally necessary.

u/catgirl1359 · 1 pointr/menstrualcups

Amazon has many good options! If you tell us a bit more about your anatomy and needs we can make better recommendations. Here are the well known FDA approved brands under $40 on Amazon:

There are a few more but these are some of the favorite brands that you can find lots of reviews and info for.

u/BreathlessFlame · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

My Diva Cup was $23 on Amazon... Where are you getting them that they're $40? o.o

EDIT: $26 free shipping, if anyone is looking for one!

u/tsukinon · 1 pointr/nosleep

I've used one for years and I would wholeheartedly recommend it for most people, with a few caveats. First, if you're not comfortable with blood, keep walking. You have to empty it regularly and you can expect at least a half an ounce. Second, if you look at the insertion instructions, you have to comfortable with your vagina. Third, different companies make slightly different cups and you may need to try a few brands to get the right one. On the plus side, I'm still using one I bought in November 2011 for $26.15, so it costs about 0.50 per period. At that price, I think it would be worth even trying a couple of brands. Instead makes disposable cups for $8 on Amazon if someone wasn't sure.

Also, people are talking about boiling them. Boiling is only needed for discoloration or if there's an odor. I just wash mine in a fragrance free soap and it's fine. There is a bit of discoloration, but who cares? As for leaking, it only leaks if it's full or if you didn't get a seal. I think it's happened to me once. Just make sure there's a good seal when to insert it and check frequently until you get an idea of how often you need to empty it.

So basically, the cups have a bit of a learning curve and aren't for the squeamish, but if you're willing to do a bit of research and get used to them, I would completely recommend them. It would definitely work well with a heavier flow.

u/kota99 · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I've got the skooncup. I generally rinse in lukewarm water when I empty and before the first use that cycle and then boil to sanitize at the end of my cycle before I put it away for the month. No soap because I don't want to risk not getting the soap fully rinsed off and then winding up with soap residue causing issues in my vagina.

u/allenizabeth · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

$22 isn't terrible if you consider what you would save in a year in tampons / pads.

u/trevor_magilister · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I bought these - they're 2 for $9 a year ago and they work just as well, exactly the same actually, as my first menstrual cup, which was the Diva Cup.

u/anotherkitty · 1 pointr/Advice

This may be a little TMI, but she can use these.

You can be intimate with those. It's not contraception, so you still need to take care of that separately. You can get them at a regular drugstore.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Non-mobile: Instead

^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/dont_knockit · 1 pointr/WTF

As an enlightened woman, I just want to say: for women who don't want to deal with this: Instead Softcups. No string. You can wear it up to 12 hours. You can wear it during sex. And best of all, it's not associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome. Pass the word.

edit: also, you could wear a dress long enough that your labia aren't sticking out. Just some womanly advice.

u/rock_out_w_sox_out · 1 pointr/birthcontrol

I’ve used these above, both small and large (I’ve never had kids) and I’ve used a diva cup.

My strings did curl up after a few weeks.

u/umm_beans · 1 pointr/menstrualcups

So here is what I was referencing when I said that... maybe this was more so a mistake on Amazon's part? Not sure who is responsible for the info included in the screenshots:

Also, on Lena's site they say:

> Most people can wear either size Lena Cup but choose one over the other primarily based on flow amount, cervix height during menstruation and general physique.
At Lena we do not believe that age and birthing history play a significant role in choosing a menstrual cup. Mothers with multiple births are happily using Lena Small while teenagers, with a heavy flow, choose Lena Large.

>Lena Small is ideal for users with a normal flow.
Lena Large is suited for users with a heavy flow.


Now I will admit they say that "most" people can use either size and that the size chosen is based on flow + cervical height, etc. but when I was looking at the product on Amazon, I was mostly just seeing the description of the sizes to be based on flow rather than cervical height. I will admit some fault on my part due not being thorough (even though I thought I was) but you can see what I was basing my decision on in those screenshots I linked.

(Here is the Amazon link too, for reference so you can scroll and see the chart in the screenshots if you want: LINK)

u/ninamaxx · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes
u/vanessss4 · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I've been using the FemmyCycle Menstrual Cup for a few months now and love it because it has a little loop at the bottom that helps me pull it out.

u/SwiggyBloodlust · 1 pointr/AskTrollX

If you want to try the idea before committing give this a go. I love them.

u/reasonably_mardy · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby
u/Msk90 · 1 pointr/SexWorkersOnly

I was just browsing on Amazon out of curiosity and there is actually a reusable device similar in design to a softcup but made out of silicon (like a diva cup) without the "stick" hanging down that is advertised as safe for sex, costs about $40

(I haven't had my period for the past 2 years up until 2 months ago from being underweight i think - finally gained a couple lbs- so I've never had to worry about it while working before, hence my renewed interest in menstrual products lol. I feel like I'm 14 again; this is new to me!)

u/flyingmountain · 1 pointr/asktransgender

Yes, testosterone makes your cycle stop. One of the best effects, in my opinion.

Until then, you could use tampons with flushable applicators or, what I personally used, tampons without applicators. A Moon Cup or Diva Cup could also be an option, but I never tried because I was kind of grossed out by the idea. Lots of people think they're great, though.

And, FYI, testosterone is surprisingly cheap, like less than $10 a month, even without insurance. The doctor's appointments can get expensive if you don't have insurance, but testosterone itself is way more affordable than many people think.

u/Agertudici · 0 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

nonono. Wrong question. Get a softcup: Softcup, 14 Disposable Menstrual Discs

You can have sex with it in. Just insert, clean up/take a shower, then sex.

u/GamerLioness · 0 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I know you asked for tampon brand suggestions, but I'd also like to suggest getting a menstrual cup once you get used to tampons. They can be reused indefinitely (meaning you save thousands of dollars over a lifetime), they hold more fluid than tampons, there's no environmental waste, and they're healthier for your body. Of course, there's a learning curve, so you might need to wait until you're able to take the time to learn to use a brand like the DivaCup. However, there are also Instead Softcups, which seem similar to tampons in some ways.

I will probably get downvoted by some people for talking about cups in a post about tampons, but I just want to make sure you know all your options to help you out in the future. I'm certainly glad I found out about cups!

u/jtchicago · 0 pointsr/AskWomen

I decided to try it again ten years after using the Diva. It leaked like crazy. My periods are very heavy and figured it wouldn't hurt to try the cup again. I'd go through a single Super+ on my heaviest days every one to three hours. There are many on Amazon but be wary of fake reviews. This is the model I purchased. I got the large for "assurance".

The cup is prone to leakage but to reduce the risk, I insert the cup, turning it to ensure it's fully open and I "pump" it in and out a few times to create a suction action and seal.

Removal can be messy but just pull it out at a downward angle gently and it shouldn't be much worse than a tampon.

I just got the cup two cycles ago so I'm just getting used to it. I like tampons because they're flush and go. The cup lasts much, much longer. I went around the city once last cycle with it and it leaked. It's important that the cup is open and positioned near the opening where the walls are narrowest. It's not a female condom or sponge!

u/fembabyunicorn · 0 pointsr/homeless

There are cheaper, disposable menstrual cups out there! Can be worn for much longer than either tampons or pads and much better for the environment and vaginal health in general!

Softcup, 14 Disposable Menstrual Discs (Pack of 2)

just wanting you to know your options!