The menstrual cup (MCup) is a non-absorbent reusable barrier cup that collects menstrual blood. It comes in 2 sizes and is made from medically approved, 100% pure silicone (which means no impurities like colour) in an FDA certified factory. Local design and manufacture ensures that safety and design standards are monitored and controlled by the owner.
Danielle Karallis wrote an article for the Cosmopolitan detailing her MCup experience – Cosmo March 2017
The storage bag provided with each Mcup is made by a community project based in Ottery, Western Cape.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE MCUP
One Mcup is the equivalent of 1200 pads. Cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to pads and tampons. Reusable so no need for regularly purchasing, using and disposing of traditional pads/tampons. Does not contain latex. Nothing to throw away, or to run out of.
Hygienic & Reliable
Easy to clean as the lining is totally smooth and the tab is flat. Odourless and entirely invisible with no strings. Provides more reliable protection as it opens to form a seal that resists leakage. Non porous and non-absorbent.
Holds up to three times more fluid than the average tampon or pad. Can be used before first sexual intercourse and in conjunction with an IUD or contraceptive diaphragm. Safe to use before the onset of menstruation so ensures maximum preparation.
Comfortable & Convenient
Available in 2 sizes. Comfortable as it is made from soft flexible silicone rubber. Ideal for an active lifestyle eg: running, gym, yoga, swimming etc. and can be worn overnight. Needs to be changed less frequently than even the highest absorbency tampons. Convenient to carry in your bag.