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13 July 2012 @ 07:55 pm

Hello peeps,
this is so exciting to see menstrual cup brands sprouting from every where, will they one day become a mainstream product? I hope so! Here is the official site: mamicup (only in Italian). I made an info page about them here. I like the packaging, I look forward to try it!

 
moonhoney925 on July 19th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
It looks big, what's the capacity? Must admit I don't like the name though, it sounds grandma-ish. That's just my opinion though, lol ;)
loveyourcuploveyourcup on July 19th, 2012 06:59 am (UTC)
I know I was thinking the same about the name, there is so many brands now it's starting to be difficult to find a good name ;)

Here are the capacity which is on the big end but nothing unusual either.

Size Capacity Diameter Cup length Total length
S 20/25ml 40mm 50mm 73mm
L 29/35ml 45mm 57mm 75mm

I'll post here once I tried it.

Edited at 2012-07-19 06:59 am (UTC)
teacupcake89 on July 19th, 2012 08:21 am (UTC)
Mami means 'mommy/mummy' in Spanish so it's MummyCup :)

Are the company linked to Naturcup? as their packaging is very similar! :)
loveyourcuploveyourcup on July 19th, 2012 08:22 am (UTC)
In french it's grandma, not as glamourous :)
nope it's an independent company, they are not linked to any other cups.
teacupcake89 on July 19th, 2012 08:57 am (UTC)
ahhhh! :)
m03m on July 19th, 2012 11:24 am (UTC)
That's a bit odd. Just as odd as washable pads being called 'mama cloth'.

I don't understand this link that some people are trying to make between menstruation and motherhood... great way to put me off a potentially good product.
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on July 19th, 2012 01:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I don't want to have kids anytime soon if at all (not sure yet) so that is a bit off putting to me as well. I don't see a reason to link the two. I had my period when I was ten and a half, but I certainly wasn't a mother then!

Perhaps it's getting harder to find names though. </p>

At any rate, seems like a good cup, and the more options for people, the better!! :)

juliiie87juliiie87 on July 19th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, same here, I don't think *of myself much as a "mummy" for using cloth pads or a cup... Let alone a "grandma"... lol

Mami(e) = grandma, old lady in french

Mami = "mommy" in swiss german, too.

And I thought the design looked like it was linked to Mooncup and Naturcup, as well.

Well, at least it's another option with a 75mm total length... waiting to see a cup company really get above that mark ! That would be special.

Edited at 2012-07-19 03:44 pm (UTC)
loveyourcuploveyourcup on July 19th, 2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
Well menstrual cycle is directly linked with motherhood, it's all got to do with the reproductive system but I agree that the association of idea is not a good move marketing wise. I am not a mother myself so I dont really relate either. I'll never forget that time when i was trying bras in a lingerie store, i found a beautiful one fitting just perfect on my C cup. I was going to take it when I saw the brand's name something milkymummy, i cant remember. No need to say I didnt buy it, i was so embarrassed :D
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 19th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
Or, if you ask me, and many other bleeding people over history, actually, having my period means I'm not bearing a child ! yay for that ! but I understand your point, don't worry.
loveyourcuploveyourcup on July 20th, 2012 08:57 am (UTC)
Yay for me too :D
Arrow_Brightarrow_bright on July 19th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
Perhaps they were going for the goddess Mami that I just discovered on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mami_%28goddess%29)? According to Babylonian legend, "she pinched off fourteen pieces of primordial clay which she formed into womb deities, seven on the left and seven on the right with a brick between them, who produced the first seven pairs of human embryos." I guess that would make some sort of sense (it makes better sense than meaning "mommy" or "grandmother," anyway), though I think it's still a poor choice. The word makes me think of "mammy." Mammycup doesn't sound very appealing, either. Lol.
loveyourcuploveyourcup on July 20th, 2012 09:00 am (UTC)
That's interesting, my guess is that they don't even know about this Babylonian legend. Im going to ask so we don't have to speculate further :)
chamekkechamekke on July 20th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC)
I wondered at first if the M part of the logo (2/3rds of a heart) was supposed to suggest a play on words, because you CAN also read it as ami cup which would suggest that the cup is "your friend" *heart heart* when you're having your period?

Then I decided this is probably a bit of a stretch :-)

I have the same recoil to the name that other people here have mentioned... I dislike the term mama cloth for the same reason (I'm not a mother, never will be, and I don't associate menstruation with that role AT ALL). To me the name seems to be a bad marketing decision.

That said, perhaps the name will have positive connotations to customers in Italy and elsewhere — and of course it's always good to see more cups being sold! So I do wish them the very best.

(And I'd love to see a review of one of these, if anyone's feeling adventurous ;-)
loveyourcuploveyourcup on July 20th, 2012 09:01 am (UTC)
I do think it's a bit of a stretch, and it would be amie, I really think that was to refer to mamma.
I have a my period since wednesday and my sample should arrive in the mail any moment so if it comes before the end i'll tell you my feeback.
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 20th, 2012 03:46 pm (UTC)
It might be a bit of a stretch indeed, but you made me think about the name Lunette is called in France, "Lunacopine" which sounds a bit like "Lunabestah!!" or Luna-friend, in a grily way... This is so weird to me, but mainly that's because Lunette is already a word in french, refering either to sun/medical glasses, the lense in an optical instrument, or... the toilet seat... so well.
loveyourcuploveyourcup on July 20th, 2012 09:28 am (UTC)
mami cup packaging
As im doing a little campaign with all the brands to get them to have more ecological packaging for sales made online, some brands are joining. So Mami cup give a 2€ discount if you order without the box so they can send in a padded envelope.
It's already effective on my shop.
loveyourcuploveyourcup on September 20th, 2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
mami cup also makes washable pads
Mami cup is actually a product of the brand Italmami, everything including the cup is made in Italy. They have a range of washable pads made out of PUL and bamboo at a very reasonnable price. You can see all products here http://shop.menstrualcup.co/brands/ItalMami.html
Menstrualcup.coloveyourcup on July 22nd, 2014 06:21 am (UTC)
mami cup no longer on my store
HI, just to say I am not selling Mami cup anymore. I actually removed from my shop all 3 italian brands (Natural Mamma, mami cup and natù). They're all great but they unfortunatly weren't reliable with shipments so I'm keeping only brands that can ship swiftly.