VCups Reusable Menstrual Cups Review

Reusable menstrual cups like VCups are a great alternative to tampons. Inserted just like a tampon, a reusable menstrual cup is a safe alternative and good for the environment. Unlike disposable pads and tampons, a reusable menstrual cup is cleaned and reused. In addition, a reusable menstrual cup doesn’t pose health hazards like TSS syndrome and you never run out. You simply reuse!

I started using a reusable menstrual cup about 6 months ago. I don’t know why I didn’t try reusable menstrual products sooner…but am thrilled. I’m happy to share VCups Reusable Menstrual Cups with you. This company has recently emerged on the menstrual cup market and packs a punch with this awesome startup kit including one large VCup, one small VCup and this giant bottle of cleaner! Take a look at my VCup menstrual cup sample and read my review, also visit some affiliate links for purchase.


I first started using reusable menstrual pads after my 4th baby. I have cloth diapered for several years and realized that it was time to green my period too. It wasn’t until I needed to go to the beach with my family that I dove into reusable menstrual cups. I knew that swimming with a reusable menstrual cup was ideal compared to pads and used the Lena cup for the first time this summer. Using a menstrual cup for the first time was an interesting experience and I am thrilled to have them in my arsenal of reusable products.

One hurdle I never quite got over was finding a menstrual cup cleaner. One of the reasons I love the VCups reusable menstrual cup set! This package by VCups comes with both a small and large cup and for review I also received this generously sized bottle of menstrual cup cleaner. This bell shaped menstrual cup is soft, comfortable and easy to use!

VCups Menstrual Cups Features Include:

  • 100% Medical Grade Silicone
  • Free of: latex, plastic, PVC, acrylic, acrylate, BPA, phthalate, elastomer and polyethylene
  • Comes with both large and small cup
  • Textured stem and cup base for easy removal
    • Stem can be trimmed as needed
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Recommended life-span 1 year
  • Use up to 12 hours
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Economical compared to disposable products
  • FDA approved material

 

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Overall impression. When I first opened the cup I thought it felt a tad softer then the Lena cup. Both the Lena and the VCups are softer then my Lunette cup. I thought it felt more similar to the Diva, while I haven’t used it personally, I have felt samples. I started out with the larger cup, after having 4 babies I knew the larger cup would be more ideal. I inserted it with the traditional C or V fold as VCups refers to it and had quite a bit of leaking. When I removed the cup I found that, as I suspected, it hadn’t opened all the way. I washed the cup and went with the punch down fold, this time I knew it opened all the way right away.

The stem on VCups is soft and very comfortable. I haven’t trimmed it yet because it’s so soft. In addition, the smaller size cup comes in handy for lighter flow days and I really enjoy having both sizes to choose from. With just a half centimetr size between the two cups, this can be easily used with many different body types. While I don’t wear a cup my entire cycle, I use it primarily on heavy flow days when my pads just wouldn’t cut it, I do like having choices and the smaller size cup for lighter days.

While many companies recommend the larger size for post-birth Mamas and the smaller for pre-birth ladies, VCups doesn’t assume size and includes both! I think this is great because you can try both sizes for a great price and not wonder if the other size would have been more fitting. While I did feel like the smaller size shifted more sideways, it did open easier and with my kegal exercises may be more fitting down the road.

Issues

It’s worth noting that the holes for these cup, necessary for creating and breaking a seal, are not completely open. I at first didn’t notice the imperfection until a fellow blogger pointed it out. While they can be opened, I feel like a menstrual cup is something that should come perfect!

Wondering which cup is right for you?

See about how to measure your cervix height to get the right cup!

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13 thoughts on “VCups Reusable Menstrual Cups Review

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  • December 28, 2016 at 1:39 am
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    Wow!! I love that they include both!! Totally takes away the “which size am I” worry for first time cup users!! I also love that its super soft!! I am always nervous to try the stem for removal purposes but hate the uncomfortableness!!

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  • December 29, 2016 at 7:11 pm
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    What a great idea to include BOTH sizes! I enjoyed your article and I learned that you can use the same menstrual cup for 12 months. what great savings!

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  • December 30, 2016 at 3:22 am
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    Omg V Cups sound so AMAZING I hope I win because I really do need one now that I know it’s the best menstrual cup product out there. It would mean the world

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  • December 30, 2016 at 7:13 pm
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    great idea to include both–who would I compare with to know my size!!?!

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  • January 2, 2017 at 2:07 am
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    After cloth diapering 2 kiddos, I started to wonder why I didn’t move to green products for myself! I’ve been adding slowly to my stash.. a cup seems awesome!

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  • January 3, 2017 at 3:54 pm
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    I would love to try this and I love that it comes with both sizes. I have just starting using the Lena cup and Im having trouble with it sliding down everytime I wear it. I really like the idea of a reuseable cup and Im still trying to figure out my current one. I really want to try different brands because maybe there is a better fit for me.

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  • January 5, 2017 at 6:15 pm
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    I would love to try these I’ve heard good reviews about them but I’ve never tried them and it’s pretty neat they have more than one size

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  • January 5, 2017 at 7:05 pm
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    This is absolutely genius

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  • January 6, 2017 at 12:26 pm
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    I have not tried menstrual cups before, but I’ve been really wanting to go green, so these look like a great one to try.

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  • January 6, 2017 at 6:04 pm
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    I have been curious about trying these ever since I first saw them! I would definitely make the switch, it sounds like they are comfortable as well as effective. I can’t stand pads so tampons are pretty much all I wear and I am always worrying about the side effects!

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  • January 9, 2017 at 1:22 pm
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    I love that they include both sizes, I have been looking for a good brand of menstrual cup to try, looks like I have found the one!

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  • January 11, 2017 at 2:56 am
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    I have yet to try these, but would really like to. It would be great to save money in the long run on feminine supplies.

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