Brand Comparison Photos

NEWS:  I now sell menstrual cups at my new store:

www.zanashop.com

 

Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to look through the extensive collection of menstrual cup brand comparison photos I have posted in my friendhood.net discussion forum.  If you happen to be a member of the forum, its listed under “Moderator’s Photo Library“.  This is the best way to get a look at all the brands up-close, whether you already own a cup or not.  But especially if you do own a cup, because you will be able to compare your own cup to all the others, in case you are considering getting a different one.

Also please have a look at my menstrual cup measurement and stiffness comparison charts, here on this blog:

And lastly, if you prefer videos, please have a look at my brand comparison videos on YouTube:

25 Comments

  1. Sarah said,

    This was very helpful! Thanks for the comparisions1 I’m still not sure whether to get the Ladycup or Lunette but I’m leaning towards the Lunette.

    • menstrualcupinfo said,

      Since you are young, a small might be better. But since you said your flow can be heavy, then small Ladycup might not hold that much. Lunette has more capacity.

  2. Jane said,

    Are they safe for teenagers? Will they fit comfortably?
    What about first time menstrual cycle starters?

    Which one would you recommend for the young girls?

    • menstrualcupinfo said,

      Many teenagers use them, but if you are not sexually active, you may have some discomfort until you adjust to it. Same with tampons and such. For your very first cycle, I suggest trying pads just for a while, so you can get to know how your body works, and learn your flow first. But after that, you can try it (carefully). But make sure your parents / guardians are ok with it first.

  3. Carol said,

    This was extremely helpful!! I have a Mooncup Keeper, but with a heavy flow a needed something with a larger capacity, but had NO idea how to find that out, and didn’t have the funds to but many to try them. Thank you very much for all of your great info!!

    • menstrualcupinfo said,

      You are quite welcome :)

  4. KAren said,

    Hi there!

    First of all, thank you for teaching us about this issue.
    I am trying to decide about one of those little wonders you talk so much about. I have so many doubts I can’t decide. I’m 31 so I guess mine would be a large one but that’s all I have so far. I’ve read a lot about mooncup uk, ladycup, divacup and lunette. My main concern is about getting it out, is any of them better designed for it? will this compromise its suction? Leakings is another major issue, obviously… I’m such a mess.
    What would you recommend?

    • menstrualcupinfo said,

      When you are picking a size, consider also if you have given birth, and also how heavy your flow is. If you’ve had a child, or have a heavy flow, a large probably would work better.

      As for getting it out… Its not necessary to know where your cervix is, but sometimes it helps. If you do know where it is, and you can very easily reach it, then shorter cups are better. But if you cannot reach it because its high– longer cups might be easier to use.

      If you are willing to share any of this info, I might be able to help narrow the choices down better.

      There are lots of things you can do to help make a better seal. First, make a choice by the information above, (I can help with that). Second, insert the cup only halfway, let it pop open (its easier and creates a better seal) then coax it up the rest of the way. Second, try inserting the cup with the folded crease facing back. The back wall of the vagina allow s more room for popping open, and the better it pops open, the better seal you get.

      Melissa

      • KAren said,

        Hi Melissa!

        After reading so much about the cups I’ve started to think I may not have a heavy flow, your video about tampons and pads capacity was enlightening. I’m going to write down the numbers on my next period and also I’m going to check my cervix those days (it does move, doesn’t it?) to be sure about my measures. I’ve read about so many people who chose wrong and had to buy again. So I’ll take my time (but not too long cuz I really hate the tampons… and they know they’re doomed ^.^)

        I have no child, I’m 31 and since the cup lasts for about 10 years it might be better to get a bigger one. But as I said I’m going to get those numbers and then check some charts I’ve seen and finally I’ll ask you about stiffness and things like that cuz you’re the expert around here :)

        I thank you SO MUCH what you’re doing spreading all this info and helping all of us :)))

        Karen

      • CMA said,

        Hello again!

    • Amanda said,

      Femmycycle has a ring for removal…BRILLIANT! & easy to use

  5. KAren said,

    Sorry!

    I can’t delete the other message.

    Happy New Year!!!
    I finally decided to buy a fleurcup size L, because I realised my measures are a bit short.. My doubt now is about the sterilization and if it’s possible to use alcohol with some cotton as you’ve said somewhere before with this brand as the instructions say “boil”. I rather not mix the kitchen with toilet stuff, it’s my preference. I am considering the milton tablets but I think the alcohol rubbing should do good. What would you recommend?
    And thank you a million times for your blog and your time, I think what you do is awesome :-)

    • Lea Ann Anderson Savage said,

      I’m not the blog owner, but had a suggestion – would you consider buying a pot that you only used for sterilizing? You could store the pot in your bedroom, and the bottom of the pot would only come into contact with the burner (and of course be very sterile due to the heat). Just a thought…

    • Janina said,

      Hello Melissa,
      thank you for this very helpful Blog. Specialy the Videos are Great and helped me a lot. I own a Lunette and a Ladycup, I think the Lunette is my favorite.
      Which one is your favorite?
      Greetings

  6. ohyesidid said,

    Hi Melissa, love your website :)
    So I just started using cups and so far my only problem is leakage. I have what is considered a firm cup. It is an off-brand that I got for $15 cuz I didn’t wanna spend $45 and then end up hating it. So I’m ready to invest in the right cup for me, but I’m not quite sure which one that would be, since firm cups are supposed to leak less, and mine only catches about 2/3 of what comes out. Do you think I need a wider cup? (I haven’t given birth) Or maybe a flared rim? (Mine is almost exactly like the lady cup) I’ve had my eye on the Si-bell but after everything I’ve read I’m not sure if such a soft cup would solve my leaking problem.
    By the way, I’m sure size and firmness isn’t a problem for my adaptable vagina, I just really really like the design of the Si-bell!

  7. Indi said,

    Hi! I just came across this concept and I am very much interested! I am a teenage girl with a relatively heavy flow and am a virgin, what brand would you suggest? I was leaning towards divacup.

    Thanks!!

  8. Jay said,

    Hello Melissa,
    great Page, thank you for all the information about MCs, very helpful!
    I own a Lunette and a Ladycup, and I think my favorite is the lunette.
    Which one is your favorite?
    Greatings from Germany
    Jay

    • Jay said,

      Sorry, I meant greetings from Germany =)

    • menstrualcupinfo said,

      I have 2 favorites– Lunette and Ruby Cup :)

  9. Amanda said,

    I was looking on Amazon at a the cups they had and I found a couple for sell that you didn’t have listed here. I understand that you aren’t an “all-knowing” being, but have you ever heard of Sckoon? I also saw one being sold by “Letisgo” that didn’t have a brand name….What do you think?

    • menstrualcupinfo said,

      I certainly have, I’ve got many Sckoon samples and I also have a new review page here for it with a video and all :D I’ve been communicating with Sckoon about their cup for about 3 years now.

  10. Diyah said,

    Have you tried or heard of this one yet? http://sckooncup.com/menstrual-cup/sckoon-cup-menstrual-cup/sckoon-cup.html

    I’m trying to decide on my first mentrual cup and it’s between the lady cup and Sckoon…but I can’t find any reviews on it yet. i’m guessing it’s new.

    thanks :)

    • menstrualcupinfo said,

      I sure have! I even wrote a review about it here on my blog, check it out if you have time!

  11. Alexandra said,

    Thank you so much for all this info. I live in India for 13 years and have just recently come across the menstrual cup since I had concerns about the environment forever, how much material is wasted with tampons and pads….
    I was wondering if you could advise me on which cup I should try and whether it can be sent to India, nothing is available here and nobody knows anything.

    I am 40 years old, no children, light menstrual flow and I think my vagina is not very long, mainly due to the fact that she bends downwards and then curves up again before my cervix. I have been using tampons all my life so I am sure insertion and removal will be easy to learn for me and I am superkeen on trying it.

    Many thanks for your advise, I am excited and if it works for me, believe me I am gonna spread the word herein India , )

    Lots of hugs,
    Alexandra
    Bangalore

    • menstrualcupinfo said,

      Hi Alexandra,

      You may be able to get the “SheCup” brand much easier there in India. It is actually an Indian menstrual cup! :) You can either get it through http://www.shecup.com/ or see if http://www.femininewear.co.uk will ship it to you. Actually, if they will ship it, then you may be able to order ANY of their brands, they have a lot! :)

      Hope this helps,

      Melissa

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