NOTE: I will be uploading a video for this product very soon! Please check back.
The Ruby Cup company has been very kind and generous toward me with samples, in exchange for opinions about their cup models. They actually had me do a survey asking specific questions about their cup, which I was happy to do. They also sent me a few samples—2 during the time when they were trying to figure out which model had the best firmness (they had short, solid stems), and another final model with a longer hallow stem. But here, I have included photos of the final model.
In the last sample package, I received a sample of their final cup model, along with their instruction page, their cloth storage pouch, and the product box.
I just LOVE the box, and the pretty ruby logo on their products (its also on the pouch). The shade of pink they have chosen for the jewel, lettering, box and ribbon really pops! It brings everything together and gives the product a “treasure” quality.
The instruction sheet I got was in English, but I don’t know if they offer it in other languages. It does have clear picture diagrams to help explain the use of the product.
As for the cup itself, I really do love it! This is one of my favorites for my “heavy” days. Its not too firm, not too soft, so it pops open easily. It also holds a good amount of liquid. Not too long in the body either, which is great because I have a low cervix, so everything tends to sit very low in me.
This cup has 4 tiny suction release holes near the top, and its made of a matte medical silicone. The texture is pretty smooth, even the grip ring at the base are more like “ripples” instead of textures, so that’s good if you have really sensitive skin.
The stem does have tiny little grip bumps all over, which are great for grip.
Trying Ruby Cup
Insertion with this cup is pretty easy for me. For some reason, I find the cups with a matte finish on the surface feel more smooth going in. If you are like me, then you will probably have to trim the stem off (I never need stems because of my low cervix).
But other than that, it was VERY comfortable to wear. See, if a cup is too firm, it tends to make me feel sore inside. But this cup has enough firmness to pop it open easily, but not enough to make me feel sore. So its pretty much a “goldilocks” cup for me when I need longer hours of protection, or I am out of the house all day. Even over night on a heavy day.
As for removal, all I really had to do was use the stem to guide me to the base of the cup, pinch the base and just walk the cup down, by tilting left and right as I carefully guided it down. I didn’t have any removal problems at all, really. But if the rim is a bit wide for you at removal, you can do a partial fold as you bring it out. That kind of makes it smaller. Most cups you can still half-fold them, even if they have liquid in them. So long as its not overflowing, of course. Which you will learn how long it takes you to fill the cup after the first time you use it. I would say the first time you use one, remove it to check how full it is every couple of hours. Pay special attention on your heaviest day. From then on, you will always know how long it takes.
Basically, I am EXTREMELY please with this cup. I want to say a BIG thank you to the RubyCup company for letting me take part in their cup model selection. This is an awesome cup, and I certainly plan to keep it on hand.
I hope his helps anyone who wants to know more about the product. If you have questions about my personal experiences, please feel free to ask.