About Alicia Cup
NEWS: I now sell menstrual cups at my new store:
PLEASE NOTE: I do not yet own this brand, I am simply offering up some information on it until I can figure out a way to get one (if that’s possible). I will also be offering links to pages with more specific information on this brand, as well as photos.
About Alicia Cup
The Alicia cup initially began as an effort (of Australia’s Samantha Backman) to bring safer, more hygienic menstrual alternatives to women in developing countries, and is based in India. Although now, the LifeCell company holds the right to the products, and is now marketing it under the name “Hygina”. Here is a website containing this information: http://www.lifecellinternational.com/about-hygina.aspx Although it is unknown where this cup can be purchased.
Alicia Cup (now the Hygina cup) was sold in New Zealand and Australia for a while, and Ms Backman intended to convince the Indian government to distribute massive numbers of the cups to Indian women. But somehow, plans fell through. Afterward, the LifeCell company bought the rights to the cup, and has been distributing it to help women collect menstrual blood for stem cell research. Alicia Cup / Hygina cup is not currently being sold retail (at least not online or outside India, that I am aware of?). Perhaps it may be in the future, that has yet to be determined.
Forum discussion about Alicia Cup: http://community.livejournal.com/menstrual_cups/tag/alicia
A page with up-close photos of Alicia cup: http://wiki.easycup.fr/coupes:alicia
Alicia Cup Website (containing a photo): http://www.thealicia.com.au/products-use.html
Please note— It is rumored that the website was left up by mistake, so it is likely nobody would be able to order a cup from this site.