Menstrual Cup Comparison
Menstrual cups come in different shapes, sizes, and firmness. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all menstrual cup because everyone’s body is built differently.
The cup that collapses first is the softer one of the two. Take a look at the squish test below to see how they compare.
Turquoise Lena vs Blue Lunette
Turquoise Lena vs Purple Ruby
Purple Ruby vs Blue Lunette
Blue Lunette vs Clear OrganiCup
Turquoise Lena vs Clear OrganiCup
Clear OrganiCup vs Purple Ruby
Squish tests are helpful, but they’re not 100% accurate. Some cups have a soft body but stiffer rim, and vice versa.
A high-quality menstrual cup not only uses high-grade materials but also considers the design of the shape, thickness, firmness, and everything else for the best user experience. When you get a well-designed cup over a generic cup, you get the whole package.
Soft vs Firm Cups
Soft Menstrual Cups
- More comfortable
- Less outward pressure
- Suitable for beginners or those with sensitive a bladder
Soft cups are easier to fold, easier to insert, and feel more comfortable. However, it may be trickier to unfold inside the vagina as there is less outward pressure.
If your pelvic muscles are strong, a softer cup could also be pressed out of shape by your vaginal walls, causing it to leak.
Firm Menstrual Cups
- Easier to unfold inside the vagina
- Lower chances of leakage
- Suitable for active users
Firm cups may be harder to fold and remove, but they open up more easily than soft cups. Firm cups also less prone to leaks as the suction is stronger.
However, if you have a sensitive bladder, you may feel like peeing more often as the cup could be exerting pressure onto your bladder. Who should use a firm cup? If you consider yourself athletic and muscular, a firm cup might be for you.
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