MyCup™ is a beautiful streamlined menstrual cup, made from premium FDA Registered medical grade silicone. It contains no latex, phalates, plastics, BPA or other nasties. It has no prominent ridges, making it smooth and comfortable. Medical Grade silicone is considered to be the most bio-compatible material for use within the human body, it never loses its shape and has more than double the life expectancy of menstrual cups made from other materials.
The packaging is made from with FSC® certified paper which guarantees the paper comes from sustainable forestry programs. They are also printed in vegetable inks, making it possible to home compost. The cotton storage bag (available separately) is made from GOTS approved organic cotton and the instruction sheet is printed on recycled paper.
You are getting a premium product when you buy MyCup™.
When designing MyCup™ they 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 the 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.
The base of the cup has a 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 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.
MyCup™ has a very tiny, thin line running down the length of the cup where the tool comes together to mold the cup, this is not an unformed seam, rather a line created by the tool on the outside of the cup. The Menstrual Cups are formed as one piece and once the silicone has cured will never split or crumble.
In a trial in the months following October 2017, the results were astounding. Participants reported that the cup did not leak, something they had battled with, with other models they had tried. It was also more comfortable with a stem that was unnoticeable.
The MyCup™ design and production team have worked tirelessly to bring this exceptional cup to the people of New Zealand. It is manufactured in Christchurch.