We know that making the switch to a menstrual cup can be rather daunting and confusing. There are so many brands out there now but which one do you choose? With over eight years of industry experience, we’ve put together a list of the best menstrual cups for beginners for 2020.
Most beginner-friendly Lunette cup
The Lunette cup is the cup we find ourselves recommending again and again to beginners. The design of the lunette cup insures that it is easier than other cups for beginners to get to grips with. It’s available in two sizes model 1 for a light regular flow or a low cervix and model 2 for a heavy flow and high cervix. Unlike other brands, there is a good size difference between model 1 and model 2 so extra care should be taken when selecting which model to buy. It has a fairly average capacity for both sizes. It’s made from super high-quality medical-grade silicone that isn’t too firm or soft so it’s easy to get your cup to pop open. Something that beginners often struggle with. The softly curved grip rings at the base of the cup ensure no irritation and that you can easily remove your cup. The stem is a generous length, flat and solid and can easily be trimmed.
It’s available in a wide range of beautiful vibrant colours and the packaging is 100% biodegradable, the cup pouches made from recycled bottle tops. Lunette has been around since 2005 and has an excellent track record within the industry. Being involved in multiple charitable projects and social impact work.
Vegan Society registered
Buy one give one! Ruby cup
Another cup that we find ourselves recommending to beginners a lot. Particularly the Ruby cup medium as it has an excellent capacity for those of us with heavy periods. Like other brands, the Ruby cup is available in two sizes. Ruby cup small for those with a lighter flow and low cervix (particularly well suited for young teens just starting out) and Ruby cup medium for those with a heavy flow and high cervix. The small has an average capacity and the medium has a good capacity for its size. The medical-grade silicone is lovely and smooth which makes it super easy to clean. The smaller size silicone is softer than the medium size which has more of an average firmness rating. The stem is on the shorter side and hollow with little nodules so that you can grip it easily. The smooth design of the ruby cup and grippy stem make this a firm favourite among beginners. The Ruby cup is also available in a variety of colours and zero-waste packaging options.
For every ruby cup sold they automatically donate one to a girl in need through their buy one give one programme! Isn’t that just awesome! You not only give yourself 10 years of stressfree period care but you also enable a girl to stay in school.
Vegan Society registered
Budget-friendly cup! Me Luna cup
MeLuna offers a very extensive range of menstrual cups with different options such as a ring stem and ball stem. As well as different stiffnesses such as sport, classic and soft. MeLuna manufactures their cups out of medical-grade TPE which allows them to offer their cups at a very competitive price compare to cups made out of medical-grade silicone. We’d recommend starting out with the classic medium-size cup as it is a great starting point. They offer all their cups in a variety of colours including glitter!!! Yes, you can get a glitter cup. The sizes available are S, M, L and XL. They also offer a range of cups specifically designed for women with a low cervix they refer to this as a Shorty S, shorty M, shorty L, shorty XL. It’s definitely worth taking the time to go through their website and go over all the options available. If you’re on a budget we highly recommend trying a MeLuna cup as even though the price point is lower the design and quality is just as good as some other brands.
Let us know in the comments which cups you think should be on our list for the best menstrual cups for beginners 2020.