We don't know why some cups have hallow stems that trap bacteria or are made with pretty colors. We've designed our cup with a solid stem, sensation free shape, and without dyes or colorants. Using domestic production and 100% medical grade silicone. UltuCup is MDSAP certified company.
1. Soft Rim + Smart Shape
Comfort rim and smart shape designed for a sensation free experience
2. Soft Rim + Smart Shape
Ultra soft and flexible. Made in the USA by people who care with 100% medical grade silicone.
3. Soft Grip Rings
Soft and easy to grip rings for effortless removal
4. Solid Stem
Flexible solid stem for easy removal and simplified cleaning
Time to call out those other cute cups. Trendy carboard tubes and fancy boxes are made overseas and shipped wasting fossil fuels. Boxed with plastic windows can't be recycled. Carrying pouches sewn in third world countries aren't morally accountable.
Guilt free certified home compostable packaging. Made in Canada.
GOTS Certified textile. 100% American grown organic cotton. Sewn in North America.
Made from 100% medical grade silicone in the USA by people who care.
Printed in the USA from post consumer recycled paper + vegetable inks.
How to Use
Boil + Wash
Before first use clean your UltuCup in boiling water for 5-10 mins and thoroughly wash your hands.
Fold your soft and flexible silicone cup for easy insertion. The U-Fold and Push Down Fold are both great options.
Relax your vaginal muscles and insert the menstrual cup into the vagina, aiming it horizontally towards your tailbone.
Remove, Rinse, Repeat
Thoroughly wash your hands, pinch the base of the cup and squeeze gently to release the seal. Empty, wash and reuse.
I try to tell everyone how amazing this is so please do the same. I feel like more women should be sharing the UltuCup love. Tips for new users: Expect it to be messy... it is. It's not as messy as tampons but I'll let you find that out for yourself. It will take time to get used to it so don't give up until you've had a least two cycles with it. Wear black pants or bring an extra pair with you in case of accidents while you get used to it. Wear a liner of some sort because it does take some getting used to on the placement. If you feel it, it probably isn't in correctly. If you are creeped out by stains, wash it in cold water and that will reduce the staining. Sunlight will help reduce the staining if you get some. Also, don't panic if you are having issues removing it. It only makes the process harder and you get really sweaty and that's not a good look lol. On your heavier days, you may need to remove the cup sooner than 12 hours in. I do this on the second day and sometimes third day of my cycle so my cup doesn't runeth over. You don't want that, trust me. I hope this helps for those of you who are buy curious about UltuCup. I wish I had known about this years ago.
My first attempt inserting it was rather successful. When removing, the technique I found useful and not painful was to use my forefinger and thumb to reach midway on the base and then add the middle finger to create the U-shape similar to when I inserted it. I came home after 4 hours outside and as I was checking Amazon reviews, I felt some pain down there and the tip seemed to be pushing on to my jeans. I hurriedly went upstairs to my bathroom and as I was taking off my jeans, the cup was almost midway down. I will omit the graphic mess it created, but it felt quite similar to when my water broke. Same night, about almost 2 hours after I've washed and changed, I felt some wet stuff on my underwear. When I removed it while sitting in the toilet, the cup was again FULL! Lesson learned is on those super heavy days for me, wear a pad just in case.
I just finished my first cycle with my UltuCup (which it's worth noting is my first menstrual cup ever). I was prepared for the learning curve that comes along with menstrual cups, so here are my pros and cons after my first full period using the cup: PROS: Pops open easily, required minimal fiddling to open up.-When it got it inserted correctly it did not leak, and even when I bungled the insertion, it leaked very little. -Eco friendly: UltuCup uses no plastic whatsoever and their package is compostable.-Easy to remove: I found that the suction broke cleanly and I only had one issue with spillage the first time I removed it (blessedly in my bathtub because I'm clumsy and figured better safe than blood on my bathroom rug).-Cleans up easily, I didn't find that it was difficult to clean any of the nooks and crannies. Cons:-I am not a previous tampon user (pads only before now), so I'm finding that the pressure from the cup is a little weird to get used to. I'm going to give it at least one more cycle and if the pressure is still uncomfortable I may switch to the Model 0 size. All said and done I'm definitely planning on giving this cup a second try next month. I know the learning curve with menstrual cups can be a bit steep, so I'm prepared to keep learning.
I've been examining my own routines and products and figuring out how to move closer to low/zero-waste. After looking at several menstrual cup options, I decided on the ultucup due to a combo of the low price and compostable package. I love this product!! It was way easier to learn to use than I expected and I'm hitting myself for not making the switch earlier! It's great to no longer have the expense of tampons and to not have to worry about changing my product halfway through the day. 10/10!