RubyCup

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.

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The RybyCup

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.

12 Comments

  1. Rachael said,

    have you sampled the Ruby Cup? I am intrigued by a cup thats only in one size- great selling point though!

    • menstrualcupinfo said,

      Yes I have sampled Ruby cup, and LOVE IT!! I will add some updates here, work on this site is long over-due.

  2. moira said,

    they always want to test their products on poor african women. kinda like the way they brought aids with the the polio vaccine… anyway, if this product is truly going to help n not giv them cancer or other diseases then it will b a great help. but u’v got to ask urself, if this product is so good, why are they only launching it in developing countries where the ignorant will not have a voice if the product causes damage? i see nothing but human testing

    • menstrualcupinfo said,

      I did get a sample of this cup, and its great, I love it! just updated my review for it here, I have new pictures and I will be posting a video soon. 🙂 Menstrual cups have been launched, distributed and used very actively in the most progressive countries in the world, actually. The very first menstrual cups were made and marketed and used in the United States and Europe for YEARS before they made it to Africa. Please browse my blog and check out all the different brands being made and sold successfully all over the world. Also, I have a page here on this blog about the history of menstrual cups. Please check it out if you have the time, it tells all about how the first menstrual cups were invented in the earlier part of the 1900’s.

  3. monica mbacua said,

    i like your idea.but surely how do i put it on with a panty

  4. monica mbacua said,

    for what period do i use this cup.and pleas you should indicate how to preserve it.how many cups are normaly in one packet.does it has any side effects

  5. Ruby Cup (@RubyCup) said,

    Hi @Moira, as Managing Director of Ruby Cup, I would like to reply to your concern about human testing. Ruby Cup is made of top quality 100% medical grade silicone and is for all women in the world. You can buy Ruby Cup online, and with every purchase, we give a Ruby Cup to a primary school girl in Kenya. We started Ruby Cup because until now, only affluent women with online access were able to get menstrual cups. Menstruation is a main cause of school drop out for girls in poverty, and we believe that they should also have access to this sustainable superior menstrual hygiene solution. With our office in Kenya, we train and educate women and girls in menstrual hygiene and reproductive health. Ruby Cup improves lives of girls who used to stay at home during their periods and who are now free to go to school. You can read more about how we work here: http://www.ruby-cup.com. In case you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me on vds@makit.dk

    • menstrualcupinfo said,

      Thank you for taking the time to reply here, I appreciate it 🙂

  6. Danielle said,

    Ive been having issues with tampons..ive gotten sick from forgetting i had one in for along time..scared the hell out of me..being 18 it scares me what serious affects that could have on such a sensitive delicate area so i want to use something that i dnt have to worry about TSS

    • menstrualcupinfo said,

      I think a cup is much better in that sense.

  7. Liz said,

    You had mentioned in the description that you had a low cervix, well, lucky me so do I… but I have had major problems finding a cup for my heavy days. The large lunette is last thing I’ve tried, and it still leaks after 4 or 5 hours. Do you think the ruby cup would be a good choice? In your chart it has the 2nd highest capacity, but is as short as a small lunette, and since it has a higher capacity than the lunette and is shorter, I was hoping it would be a good solution.

    • menstrualcupinfo said,

      I do love the Ruby Cup, so I would certainly recommend it 🙂

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