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
Length is 53mm
How do I use 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.
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.
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.
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.