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melissa569
19 August 2012 @ 02:13 am
I couldn't find much information myself, so I thought I would ask my fellow cup users--  has anyone heard of a brand called "Rhea Cup"?   I ask because I got an email from someone asking me if I knew anything about it...   But when I googled "rhea menstrual cup"  I only found a "rhea" website that sells menstrual items of popular brands, but no actual cup made by such a brand. 

I figured maybe whoever asked me was confusing a store name with a cup brand name?  Or perhaps there could be a new brand, but the website is not popular enough yet to show up in searches?  Have any of you heard of it??

Thanks in advance.

EDIT---   Oh I beg your pardon, everyone!  It seems there kind of is a Rhea cup, but there's kind of not....    They have submitted a cup for FDA approval (sorry, I cannot disclose where I got this information, but it is reliable, that much I will say).  So hopefully we will see it once it is approved.  Hmmm.   Ok, in that case, everyone keep an eye out for it.
 
teacupcake89 on August 19th, 2012 10:36 am (UTC)
I found this website with Rhea Cup as a heading but no other information. http://www.clarimed.com/device/rhea-cup

Does Rhea mean 'period/blood/menses' in another language? perhaps it's just a generic term for cups like 'mooncup' can be.
melissa569melissa569 on August 19th, 2012 11:40 am (UTC)
Hmmm, I'm sure sure what Rhea means, but that is an interesting idea....
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 19th, 2012 01:58 pm (UTC)
Following the "related links," Ultrafem and Cooper Companies appear to be the parent companies behind Insteads.


Edited at 2012-08-19 03:02 pm (UTC)
The Disgruntled Katkat144 on August 19th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
Rhea was the mother of Zeus and several of the other gods.
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 19th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
I remember a member posting spam here a couple times in the last few months for this website, saying cups had changed her life, and ttc people should head to this "Rheacare" website, blah. From what I remember that's just an online shop, they sell Lunapads too. Perhaps one of those who try to pull the cup-blanket to themselves... Here's the shop : http://www.rheacare.com/#!__products

Edited at 2012-08-19 07:42 pm (UTC)
teacupcake89 on August 20th, 2012 11:18 am (UTC)
I thought this too....hmmmm. that same spam poster also asked about preferences for a 'new' cup a while back too...hmm.

Melissa perhaps you could ask the emailer where she heard about 'rheacups' ??
melissa569melissa569 on August 21st, 2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah I would like to know that too.
elisamba on January 22nd, 2015 05:34 pm (UTC)
Not to resurrect an old thread, but I just found this cup, RCup, and the "publisher" (of the ad?) is Rhea Cup. http://www.ibuyoutlet.com/product/c0019/3779511/B00JY70YW4.htm So maybe it changed name?

The Rhea Cup is also on this FDA list of medical devices with pre-market approval. Maybe it never made it to market?http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfPMN/pmn.cfm?ID=K112165