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This is the place to ask all your menstrual cup related questions, post any news and developments, and chat about your experiences.
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What are menstrual cups?
Menstrual cups are worn internally, holding (instead of absorbing) monthly flow. There are several types of reusable cups available, and they are bell-shaped and worn low in the vagina. The Divacup, the Mooncup, the Lunette, the Miacup, the Femmecup, the Ladycup, and the Keeper Moon Cup are made of medical grade silicone. The original Keeper is made of natural gum rubber (latex). There is also a disposable cup, called the Instead, which is shaped more like a diaphragm and worn higher up. The Ladycup is available in a variety of colours.
Photo courtesy of ailiel. The Lunette is the larger size.
Manufacturers and suppliers
With all the new cup brands, it's now impossible to list all this information here. For cup brands see our faq and brand comparisons tags. For suppliers please see where to buy.
The Museum of Menstruation
The Red Web
Menstrual Cup Support - Flickr group
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