LadyCup Menstrual Cups

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Small
Large
Brand
Material
Medical Grade Silicone
Capacity to Rim
Sml 21ml / Lge 34ml
Capacity @ holes
Sml 15ml / Lge 26ml
Stem Length
Sml19mm / Lge 13mm
Overall Length exc Stem
Sml 46mm / Lge 53mm
Diameter
Sml 40mm / Lge 46mm
Overall Firmness
Sml 5 / Lge 3
Made In
Europe
Product Detail

Ladycup Menstrual Cup Overview

The Ladycup is a sleek, modern design that is very easy to care for and use. The cup comes in a variety of colours with a colour matching bag in each pack.   The cup can last up to 15 years if used and cared for correctly, this is approx 5 years longer than other cups on the market. Ladycup is made in the EU exclusively of the highest grade medical silicone. The silicone does not contain softeners, latex BPS or phthalates.   What I really love about the LadyCup are the slanted holes on the side. Unlike other cups the holes are slanted making them easier to clean and wash out under running water.

There are bumps on the stem are for an easy grasp when removing however the stem can be trimmed or removed entirely if preferred. When shortening the stem do it gradually until you find a suitable length. Pay attention so as not to damage the bottom part of LadyCup!

Like other menstrual cups the Ladycup does not absorb any liquids and does not change your natural vaginal environment.

Which Size? LadyCup comes in two sizes:

Small– suitable for women who have not given birth to a child or women up to the age of 25 years. The small size is also called LadyTeen as it's especially good for younger users.
Diameter is 40mm
Length is 46mm

Large – suitable for women who have given birth to a child or who are over the age of 25 years
Diameter 46mm
Length is 53mm

How do I use it?
 

  • FOLD IT

Disinfect LadyCup before every use. Introduce LadyCup with clean hands and while resting. To facilitate introduction, you can moisten LadyCup with water or use a water-based lubrication gel. Fold LadyCup two times lengthwise and insert it. Upon proper insertion, LadyCup unfolds fully.

  • INSERT IT

You can try to turn LadyCup slightly while holding its bottom part to ensure proper placement. Properly introduced and with the aid of your vaginal muscles, LadyCup does not turn and remains in the same position. LadyCup is placed low inside the vagina. In its proper position, LadyCup is placed in such a manner that no leaking should occur and there is no feeling of its presence in the body.

  • USE IT

LadyCup retains min. 15,5 – 21,2/26 – 34,3 ml of menstrual blood. Thanks to its design, it is an ideal menstrual aid for all kinds of sports, travelling or common daily usage. LadyCup can be used safely at night, as well. Your LadyCup can be used up to 12 hours daily without replacement. The stem design features raised bumps, to allow you to grip the stem better for easier removal. The strength of the silicone used has been chosen to achieve optimum flexibility.

  • Take Out, Empty, Rinse

Depending on the menstrual flow, empty LadyCup approximately 2–5 times daily. Upon emptying, just rinse LadyCup with water. LadyCup can be also boiled or sterilized in the sterilization solution. Your choice of maintenance depends on your particular situation.

Caring for your Ladycup

  • The absolutely smooth surface of LadyCup allows for very simple maintenance. LadyCup has no mark on its outside and inside surfaces, no inscriptions or other symbols. 
  • Keep LadyCup in the enclosed cotton bag to help it presserve it's clean white colour on a long term basis. Do not put LadyCup into airtight packages.
  • Boil or sterilize LadyCup at the end of the menstrual period. Of course, this is possible during menstruation, as well. 
  • During menstruation, we recommend rinsing LadyCup with water and/or using a non-perfumed soap as basic maintenance. Perform maintenance as soon as possible upon emptying LadyCup, as this prevents drying of the menstrual blood which makes subsequent cleaning more difficult. If no water is available, e.g. toilet paper can be used.

Cups FAQ's

What is a menstrual cup?

A menstrual cup is a reusable device worn inside the vagina that creates a seal against your vaginal wall and collects menstrual blood rather than absorbing it like a tampon. Menstrual Cups come in all shapes and sizes and most commonly are made of medical grade silicone. They are just as safe as tampons but most importantly they are more comfortable and make your period easier to manage.

Are menstrual cups messy to use?

Menstrual cups collect menstrual fluid and blood. I empty mine while sitting on the toilet or in the shower meaning I get very little to no blood on my hands. The blood is sitting inside the cup and when you take the cup out it's not tipped upside down until it's fully removed.  When I take my cup out at home, I tip it down the toilet between my legs and then as my sink is too far from my toilet I wrap it in a piece of toilet paper so I can lay the cup on the shelf while I wipe. I then take the cup to the sink, rinse with warm water and pop back in. You can use a cup cleanser to clean it every time or save that for the end of your cycle.

I've got an average flow so only need to empty it morning and evening so I'm normally at home. More details are in our separate article "can i go to the toilet while using a menstrual cup."

Can my menstrual cup get lost in me?

ABSOLUTELY NOT!  Your cervix (opening to your uterus) blocks the way for anything to get past (apart from sperm).  If your cup goes to high and you can't reach it bear down like you're straining to poo and it will move down (doing this while sitting on the toilet is particularly effective.  Once it moves into reach push on the sides to make it change shape and break the seal and pull it out.  I've got a high cervix but it's never gone so high it can't be reached. 

Is it uncomfortable to use a menstrual cup?

You shouldn't be able to feel the cup at all once it's in place.  If you can feel it, it's not inserted properly or you need to trim/cut off the stem.  If it's definitely in place and the stem has been trimmed then it's possible that it's not quite the right cup for you. It will still work but isn't the optimum cup for you.  Read our article on "choosing a menstrual cup."   We also have a "menstrual cup comparison chart" to help you find the perfect one for you.

Do I have to remove the menstrual cup when I go to the toilet?

No. You can go to the toilet as normal when wearing a menstrual cup. Some people prefer to remove their menstrual cup for a bowel movement but the choice is yours.

Does a period cup smell?

Absolutely NOT. Blood doesn't smell until it comes into contact with oxygen so unlike pads there won't be a smell as it's worn internally.  If you leave your cup in longer than 12 hours when it's removed there might be a slight smell but this will go with the blood being tipped away.

How often do you need to empty your menstrual cup?

This varies on your flow but on average 8-12 hours wear time is normal. Day 1 is more likely to be changed more frequently than the rest of your cycle.  If you have a very heavy cycle you may need to change more frequently. Remember menstural cups hold MORE than a tampon. 

Personally most months I can put the cup in after a morning shower and I don't need to change it until the evening. On day 1 sometimes it feels "heavy" there so I'll change it after about 8 hours.  A colleague has exceptionally heavy periods and day 1 and 2 they'll be changing every couple of hours on day 1 but this is far less than they had before they used a cup. 

Cups come in different sizes so change frequency is also influenced by the capacity of the cup.  Read our full article "How Often To Empty Your Menstrual Cup."

Can I put a menstrual cup in before my period starts?

YES!  This is one of the things I most love about my cup.  I've always had an irregular menstrual cycle varying from 5 weeks to 12 weeks (although much improved years ago having taken Agnus Castus).  I now use a period tracker so I get an estimated date from the app so when it's getting close I start using a menstrual cup and pop it in the morning just in case.  At the end of the day I check and I'm either still fine or surprise it's started!  No being unexpectedly caught out or stained underwear.  Using the cup was a real game changer for me with my irregular cycle. Full Details are found in our article "Can I Put My Menstrual Cup In Before My Period Starts."

I can't use tampons so would a menstrual cup NOT work for me too?

Absolutely NOT.  I have never been able to use tampons I just can't get them in right, too drying and irritating on putting in and removing, I can always feel them. However with a cup from the very first time it was perfect. Easy to get in and doesn't need to be positioned high as tampons.

The risk of toxic shock syndrome is lower with a menstrual cup than with tampons, but it still exists. Do not use any internal vaginal sanitary products if you have had TSS before. 

A cup doesn't absorb vaginal moisture so it doesn't dry you out, they are comfortable and can't be felt once correctly in place.  Life changing is how I describe my cup! More details in our full article "Can I Use A Menstrual Cup If Tampons Don't Work For Me."

Can you have sex with a menstrual cup in?

NO.  The cup will seal your vaginal canal. I have read cases of people who supposedly did leave it in and he slipped by the side but seriously I can't even begin to imagine how this worked out with a standard regular cup. See our Separate article on "Sex and Menstrual Cups." However menstrual discs are designed for mess free penetrative sex in mind so there are options for you.

I have an IUD can I still use a menstrual cup?

Yes you can but you have to be really careful with the strings. You must make sure you break the seal before you take it out so there is no pressure put on the strings. Full Details In Our Article "Menstrual Cup and IUD."

Can I swim with my menstrual cup in?

Yes absolutely.  No chance of any leaking blood down your legs, any escaped strings. I do find that some water leaks into the cup which comes out when the cup is removed. This is fine and if you weren't wearing a cup water would get into your vagina anyway.  I always empty my cup after swimming. Full Details In Our Article "Can I Go Swimming With A Cup?"

Can I exercise with my menstrual cup in?

Yes you can, I regularly run with mine, exercise classes and the gym. You will find a firmer cup is better for exercise than a softer cup as it holds it's shape better.  However I do find that if I'm lifting weights especially on a leg day with squats my cup moves down slightly from the bearing down. Choosing a firmer cup can help minimise this. On heavy flow days you may like to have back up of period underwear such as period pants as well. There is more information on all options for exercise in our article "Exercise & Reusable Sanitary Protection."

I have a weak pelvic floor can I use a cup?

Yes you can. You will find a softer cup such as the Saalt soft cup will be a better choice for you.

How much money will my menstrual cup save me?

This very much depends on how much you currently spend on period products. While some people may only use one box of tampons at a cost of just £2.10, someone else may need heavy pads and to change hourly. We have based our figures on those provided by Channel 4 Fact Check. They estimate that on average £10 per month is spent on essential products like pads, tampons and liners. 

Over the course of 10 years (how long the average cup lasts) the average spend is £1200! If you are at the lower end of the scale and only need one box of tampons per period then your 10 year spend would be £252. 

Menstrual cups costs about £25 making you a huge saving. Even on the lowest figures, you would make your money back within a year.

Customer Reviews (2)
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Lady cup menstrual cup- large size
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28 December 2020  | 

I purchased the menstrual cup "lady cup" large size and unfortunately it is too big for me.
I got quite disappointed about it, because on the Lady Cup website the choice of the size, I believe, it is quite misleading.
I tried to contact the customer service but I never received any answers from them.
I would really like to start using it, trying the small size.
Also I would like to know if there is any way I can recycle the menstrual cup I have got now.

 
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04 June 2019  | 

After years of using MoonCup, I decided to try a different brand after needing to size up post baby. Having used the LadyCup for one cycle, Iíve not been impressed so far. It leaks when it isnít even full and I may as well have not bothered wearing it when I went running. Itís difficult to take out, with nothing to grip, Iíve had to resort to using my nails.
It does seem to be a bit softer in the cup than the mooncup, maybe that makes it more comfortable? And the suction holes are on an angle so they didnít seem to get blocked as much.
Iíll be buying a new cup come pay day. Considering how long these cups last, itís important to get the right one and this wasnít the one for me.