My video for this cup:
I emailed the owner of NatualMamma cup, and asked if I could review the product. She agreed to send me a sample, and I got it in the mail the other day.
A lot of the photos for this cup make the silicone look a lot darker than it is. Even mine! Lol. I think I will need to take some photos in better light, because honestly its so “clean” looking, it almost white…
It does come with a zip up pouch (they offer different colors). Its kind of a polyester-type material. Right now the pouches say “green donna” but I have been assured this is not connected in any way to the Green Donna company. The owner simply chose this name to emphasize an economical feminine product. And this name could possibly change.
As for the cup, it’s a “longer” brand. Long in the body, I mean. Its very close to the same body length as Diva, but the stem is longer, so overall, it is quite generous in length. This is great for high cervix people, and it has wonderful capacity. But at the same time, its not to wide. They managed to keep the cup more narrow. I am often asked if there is a longer cup, that isn’t too wide, so I suppose now I have a good answer!
Its also softer, so its good for sensitive people who have issues with firmer cups and bladder pressure.
When I tested this cup out, it was pretty easy to keep folded. No discomfort with insertion. Since it was softer (but not too soft) I just inserted it about halfway, and let it pop open. Then coaxed it up the rest of the way. And since I am VERY short inside (I have a low cervix), longer cups tend to sit down very low in me. So the base of the cup was just barely inside. But the stem was outside. If I were using this as my regular cup, I personally would not need a stem at all. I usually do trim the entire stem off pretty much any cup I intend to regularly use.
But again, people with a high cervix would love the length, since their issues usually center around not being able to reach a cup up inside the vagina, as cups tend to want to drift up as high as your vaginal length will let them.
The grip rings are great during removal, very helpful. Even though I didn’t need the stem, I grabbed it first during removal, just to see how well it works. And being soft, yet wide and flat, it was ideal for getting a good grip. The rings on the base are what helped me most though, as much of the time, I am primarily using the base of a cup for grip.
I tried this one on a dry run, so I will have to wait to post details on how well the seal holds up during my cycle. But I did feel a pretty good suction while wearing it, so I am certain everything would be fine in that area.
All in all, I can say this is a pretty good cup. And its great to have another option on the market. Big thank you to Louisa from NaturalMamma for allowing me to try this product!
27 ml up to the holes
33 ml up to the edges/rim
Length 56mm (add 15mm for the stem)
UPDATE— On of the comments below from Luisa (NaturalMama owner) says its made of medical Silicon SGS certified.
Here is the company’s website: http://www.naturalmamma.it/2011/09/26/coppetta-mestruale/