Kai (kuradi8) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Kai
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Cups vs Tampon

I measured the capacities of my cups today using a cc/ml syringe used for refilling ink cartridges.


UK Mooncup size A (large)
only 13ml to holes

Lunette size 1 (small)
19ml to holes

Diva size 2 (large) - right-side out
27ml to holes

Diva size 2 (large) - inside out
26ml to holes


Tampax tampon size Super
Dunked it in a glass of water, held it up until it stopped dripping, squished out the water and measured what came out.
max capacity - appx 23ml  (Water and blood have different viscosities so take that into consideration.)


EDIT -- NEXT DAY:
I measured another Super Tampax.  Using the syringe and a sandwich baggie for both containment and a little "wall" pressure, I measured how much water I could put in before the tampon stopped absorbing.
It was 24ml.

Take all these numbers with as many grains of salt as you think they require.
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