How many times have you returned from a long day at work and found yourself, literally, leaking? If you happen to possess a vagina, then I bet, plenty. Well, me too.
Using a cheap, light and easy menstrual cup sure has its benefits, but not so much when it comes down to its actual purpose. To simply. Prevent. Your womanhood. From leaking.
But unfortunately, most of them out there fail at this simple, essential, yet humongous task.
Taking all this into consideration, I will now take upon myself this highly underrated task of presenting before you *drum rolls* a detailed menstrual cup comparison. So that you know just how to choose a menstrual cup for yourself: all from menstrual cup sizing to types, and best brands.
Also, I’ll include the best menstrual cup for me, personally. Since we’re sharing deeply intimate information.
OK, let’s get started.
How to Choose a Menstrual Cup?
Well, you don’t; they choose you.
Just kidding, you can always go by these helpful tips to find the best menstrual cup for yourself :
- The length of stem – menstrual cup sizes vary, just like us women. Choose a longer stemmed cup if you’re a newbie or simply find it difficult to pull and push it.
- The menstrual cup capacity – it goes without saying that different women have different levels of flow, and hence you’ve got different menstrual cup sizes. A ‘high capacity’ cup can hold more than 40 ml at once.
- The softness or firmness of cup – solely depends on your comfort. You’ve got to try both and figure out which one works best for you.
- FDA registered cups – just because it says “Medical Grade Silicone” on the cover doesn’t mean it is. Exactly why you should look for the FDA mark instead.
- Colors and cup markings – although the color of the cup doesn’t actually affect its functioning, putting on a cup of your favorite color can sure make it the slightest bit exciting. Also, since you’re going to have to clean the cup, better yet choose one that doesn’t stain.
- Bladder sensitivity and air holes – if you’re using a menstrual cup and you find it hard to urinate properly or completely, you might have a sensitive bladder. In that case, you might want to go for a softer cup. Although cups with small or no air holes are firmer and move around less, they might make you feel a bit uneasy if you have a sensitive bladder. Hence pick them wisely.
So you’ve got the guidelines for choosing a menstrual cup. But what about which menstrual cup to choose?
Needless to say, there are like five hundred brands (that’s a random number, duh) out there screaming at the top of their lungs about how their cup is the best (just like any other product you choose).
But we know it, brand taglines and politicians’ promises just can’t be trusted.
And we don’t want a leaking womanhood either. So we have to go out and choose one from those brands itself. However, what we can do, is compare all of those brands and then choose the one that goes best for us.
Wait up, you don’t need to already start fretting over going on another research in order to see the best cups compared side by side. I’ve got you covered with the best menstrual cup brands comparison below.
Here’s a reusable menstrual cup comparison chart of the 21 best brands out there today (in no particular order, as “best” is subjective and varies from person to person).
By the way, if you are looking for actual reviews of popular menstrual cups, then I’ve got you covered as well:
If you’re still debating between tampons and menstrual cups, I think both your health and the Earth will only be thankful. For a comparison of the two, click here.
Menstrual Cup Comparison Chart/Table
*Firmness is rated from 1 to 5, 1 being soft, 5 being firm.
|Fleur Cup||20-28 ml||N/A|
|Luv Ur Body||25-46 ml||N/A|
|Lena Cup||21-30 ml||2-4|
|Super Jennie||32-41 ml||1|
|Ruby Cup||20-24 ml||2|
|Fun Cup||20-30 ml||1|
|Genial Day||30 ml||N/A|
|Juju Cup||20-30 ml||N/A|
|Lily Cup||25-28 ml||2|
My personal favorite is EvaCup (Large) – 30 ml. It comes in a standard menstrual cup sizing and is medium firm (3) which makes it really comfy for me. Don’t go by my fav though, preferences differ as I’ve pointed out before, so (wisely) choose the best cup for yourself !
There you go, a menstrual cups comparison that’s probably gonna save your day (especially if you’re in that time of the month right now).
So hey, what are you waiting for? Don’t ever let that leaking cup come in your way of taking over the world (for the better, I hope) anymore. Let me know how this works out for you!
Last but definitely not the least, take care of yourself, stay happy and take your pick! *Wink wink*