Perfect for first time cup users – in fact we recommend this cup to people of all ages as because of its slightly larger size compared to other smaller cups on the market. If you are unsure we totally recommend this cup if you have never used a cup before!
Suitable for women who have a lower cervix (second knuckle) see MyCup's “how to find your cervix” page.
Suitable for people who may use small and/or regular sized tampons (and may use super tampons for their first couple of days of their periods). This is not a strict rule though and due to varied body types we suggest you contact MyCup if you are unsure.
MyCup™ Menstrual Cup Size 1 is a beautiful streamlined menstrual cup, made from premium FDA Registered medical grade silicone. It has no prominent ridges or seams, making it smooth and comfortable. Best of all MyCup™ is made in New Zealand.
Your MyCup™ comes in a beautiful box made from responsibly sourced cardboard, printed in vegetable inks. Included is a GOTS certified organic cotton storage bag and instructions for use printed on recycled paper.
The dimensions of the MyCup™ Menstrual Cup Size 1 are as follows:
- Capacity to breathing holes: 22 ml
- Capacity to rim: 29 ml
- Length including stem: 62 mm
- Length of cup only: 44.5 mm
- Length of stem only: 17.5 mm
- Width: 42mm
When designing MyCup™, Kimberli and her team took in consideration the ergonomics of a vagina, its shape and how it would hold a cup in place. A vagina is a tube so they based their cup design on straight walls, just like a vagina. This way there is no possibility of a MyCup™ “tipping” over as it hugs the walls of the vagina and stays in place. They made the base of the cup flatter so that the cup sat snugly at the base of the vagina, without poking out. These two design factors have enabled them to create more space within the cup, increasing the volume of fluid collection and creating a more stable cup placement.
MyCup™ Menstrual Cup is considered a firmer style cup, the silicone will soften as it warms up inside your body. At first it can appear to be a bit larger than most cups but they have found that once you get the hang of inserting this cup you will find it will be one of the most comfortable cups you have ever used. Please check the MyCup cups folds page for more information on how to insert your cup.
The base of the cup has their leaf design imprinted on the silicone to help with removal of the cup. This provides a lightly “grippy” surface to help with removal of the cup if you prefer to pinch the base of the cup to remove.
The stem has been designed smaller and the pearl-like increments make it easy to trim. Once trimmed the cup retains its aesthetics and remains comfortable with no sharp edges. The stem is shorter, rounder and you will be less aware of its presence.
The MyCup design and production team have worked tirelessly to bring this exceptional cup to the people of New Zealand. They are so proud to be able to manufacture this cup locally in their hometown of Christchurch.
For full cleaning instructions, visit the MyCup website.