|Photos from the Femmecup website|
This is my first momma product review of the week I would like to say that it is a menstrual product so that readers are aware before hand.
I would like to give a Big thanks to Kate at Femmecup for sending me this cup to review.
|Photo is from the Femmecup website |
I forgot to take some before i cut the stem off
50mm in length
45mm at its widest point.
Its stem is 15mm long and trimmed for comfort.
It holds 30ml
|Picture of the storage poutch |
from the femmecup website
The Femmecup is a one size cup so I didnt have to guess what size i needed. the stem is solid and i think fairly stiff. I did have to trim the stem because it was just way too long for me and was uncomfortable when sitting. It was very easy to trim and cut nice ans smooth and is now completely comfortable. It's made of a clear FDA aproved medical grade silicone. I have been told that like a lot of silicones it can stain over time but so far It shows no sign of staining.
Insertions was very comfortableIts a soft flexable silicone. The rim of the cup is a bit firmer than the body of the cup but that helps it to pop open easily. I use a punch down fold which means i basically just push one side of the cup in so it folds a little and slide it in. I find it to be simple and quick to insert and remove. The Femmecup has grip ridges onthe bottom part of the cup as well as on the stem they are sort of a spiral design which is very grippy and i did not have any trouble with my fingers slipping on the cup or stem. To remove the cup you gently pinch the bottom which breaks the suction and allows the cup to slide down and out. I found the cup to be no more uncomfortable to remove or insert than a tampon or a diaphgram. I had no problems with leaks and It can be used up to 12 hours.
Cleaning your cup is simple warm water and a little bit of a mild soap id recomend a fragrence free to avoide any irritations and rinse it well. If you are in a public bathroom you can simply just empty the cup in the toilit and reinsert it. Some women like to wipe them out with some toilit paper or you can get menstrual cup clensing cloths online. It has small suction release holes around the top they are easy to clean and i did not have any problems with them getting yuckie. If they did happen to get a little yuckie you just fill your cup with water put your hand on top of the cup and squeese the bottom a little and the water will push out anything that might be stuck. Some cup users boil there cups for a couple minutes at the end of a cycle.
The positive things about the Femmecup
- Its reusuable
- It saves you a lot of money over a just a few cycles.
- Its made of safe FDA approved medical grade silicone
- Can be worn up to 12 hours
- Can be worn while swimming hiking and just about anything else you can think of.
- Fits in your purse and you just need the one cup
- No chimicals
The Only down side I could find about the
- Femmecup is that its a one size cup and might not fit all women though I think with being able to trim the stem it will fit most women
- The stem of the cup is a bit stiff.
- It cant be woren during intercourse
- It only comes in clear sorry ladys no funkie colors yet.