Guide

The Best Menstrual Cups for Beginners

There are over 200 menstrual cup brands and knowing which one to choose can be difficult. Especially if you're a beginner. So I've compiled a list of some of the best menstrual cups that I think you'll find useful.

Menstrual Cups for Beginners Comparison Chart

Menstrual Cup Diameter Body Length Stem Length Total Length Capacity Material Firmness* Stem Type Country Brand Country Manufacturer
Intimina Lily Cup One 39 mm 37 mm 10 mm 47 mm 20 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 1 Ring Sweden China
Lunette Model 1 41 mm 47 mm 25 mm 72 mm 25 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 3 Stem Finland Finland
Lunette Model 2 46 mm 52 mm 20 mm 72 mm 30 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 4 Stem Finland Finland
Saalt Small 41 mm 47 mm 23 mm 70 mm 25 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 4 Stem USA USA
Saalt Soft Small  41 mm 47 mm 23 mm 70 mm 25 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 2 Stem USA USA
Saalt Regular 46 mm 52 mm 18 mm 70 mm 30 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 4 Stem USA USA
Saalt Soft Regular 46 mm 52 mm 18 mm 70 mm 30 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 2 Stem USA USA
DivaCup Model 0 40 mm 58.4 mm 7 mm 65.4 mm 17 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 3 Stem Canada Canada
DivaCup Model 1 43 mm 57 mm 10 mm 67 mm 30 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 3 Stem Canada Canada
DivaCup Model 2 46 mm 57 mm 10 mm 67 mm 32 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 3 Stem Canada Canada
FemmyCycle Petite 31 mm 38 mm 15 mm 57 mm 17.5 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 2 Ring USA USA
FemmyCycle Regular 36 mm 43 mm 20 mm 63 mm 30 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 2 Ring USA USA
FemmyCycle Low Cervix 36 mm 43 mm 7 mm 50 mm 30 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 2 Ring USA USA
Venus Small 42 mm 47 mm 24 mm 71 mm 29 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 3 Stem USA USA
Venus Large 47 mm 56 mm 15 mm 71 mm 47 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 3 Stem USA USA
Mooncup Size A 46 mm 50 mm 21 mm 71 mm 29 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 4 Stem United Kingdom United Kingdom
Mooncup Size B 43 mm 50 mm 21 mm 71 mm 29 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 4 Stem United Kingdom United Kingdom
Me Luna S (Soft/Classic/Sport) 38 mm 45 mm 12 mm 57 mm 23 ml TPE 2/4/5 Stem, Ring, or Ball Germany Germany
Me Luna M (Soft/Classic/Sport) 41 mm 48 mm 13 mm 61 mm 28 ml TPE 2/4/5 Stem, Ring, or Ball Germany Germany
Me Luna L (Soft/Classic/Sport) 44 mm 51 mm 15 mm 66 mm 34 ml TPE 2/4/5 Stem, Ring, or Ball Germany Germany
Me Luna XL (Soft/Classic/Sport) 47 mm 56 mm 15 mm 71 mm 42 ml TPE 2/4/5 Stem, Ring, or Ball Germany Germany
Me Luna Shorty S (Soft/Classic/Sport) 38 mm 35 mm 12 mm 47 mm 15 ml TPE 2/4/5 Stem, Ring, or Ball Germany Germany
Me Luna Shorty M (Soft/Classic/Sport) 41 mm 38 mm 13 mm 51 mm 18 ml TPE 2/4/5 Stem, Ring, or Ball Germany Germany
Me Luna Shorty L (Soft/Classic/Sport) 44 mm 41 mm 14 mm 55 mm 22 ml TPE 2/4/5 Stem, Ring, or Ball Germany Germany
Me Luna Shorty XL (Soft/Classic/Sport) 47 mm 44 mm 15 mm 59 mm 27 ml TPE 2/4/5 Stem, Ring, or Ball Germany Germany
Flex Slim Fit 43 mm 46 mm N/A N/A 22 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 3 Ring USA USA
Flex Full Fit 46 mm 53 mm N/A N/A 30 ml Medical-Grade Silicone 3 Ring USA USA

* 1 = Very Soft, 5 = Very Firm.

Intimina Lily Cup One

Intimina Lily Cup One

Intimina Lily Cup One Collapsed Inside Protective Case

The Intimina Lily Cup One is a great menstrual cup for beginners.

It's got grip rings, a pull-ring for removal, and folds flat so that you can carry it around when you're out and about.

Also, it's very soft so you'll not feel it at all.

And if you have a sensitive bladder then this cup is perfect for you.

The only downside to this cup is that it can be a little bit difficult to break the seal and get it out.

But with some training, you'll be able to master it in no time.

If you want to learn more about collapsible menstrual cups check out my other article here.

  Buy Intimina Lily Cup One

Lunette Model 1 and Lunette Model 2

Hand holding Lunette Model 1 and Lunette Model 2

Lunette is one of the oldest menstrual cup brands. 

They've been around since the early 2000s and are still rocking, and more so than ever.

The Lunette cup is an average-sized cup perfect for anyone looking for an average capacity or average firm cup.

Model 2 is slightly firmer.

So if you have a sensitive bladder for example then consider Model 1.

If you're very active or do sports then consider Model 2.

The Lunette cup has grip rings, a flat stem, and air holes for creating and breaking the seal during insertion and removal.

If you want to learn more about sport cups check out my other article here.

  Buy Lunette

Saalt Small, Saalt Regular, Saalt Soft Small, and Saalt Soft Regular

Saalt Menstrual Cup Small and Regular

Saalt is another one of my favorites.

They offer four models.

The Soft model is softer than the Regular model.

And both come in a size Small or Regular.

The Regular model is slightly larger than the size Small.

The Soft models are softer than the Regular ones and you should pick one of these if you know you're sensitive down there.

The Saalt cup features a solid flat stem, air holes, and grip rings.

  Buy Saalt

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DivaCup Model 0, DivaCup Model 1, and DivaCup Model 2

Hands Holding DivaCup Menstrual Cup Model 0, Model 1, and Model 2

The DivaCup is also one of the brands that have been around the longest.

Compared to other cups the DivaCup is taller but is perfect if you have a high cervix.

All three models are of average firmness so if you're not too sensitive and not too sporty (very strong pelvic floor muscles) then you should consider this cup.

The DivaCup has a hollow round stem, measuring marks, air holes, and grip rings at the base of the cup.

If you want to learn more about high cervix menstrual cups check out my other article here.

  Buy DivaCup

FemmyCycle Petite, FemmyCycle Regular, and FemmyCycle Low Cervix

FemmyCycle Menstrual Cup 2-Pack

If you're a beginner and you have a low cervix then the FemmyCycle is perfect for you.

The FemmyCycle cups are soft so they'll feel very comfortable.

They also feature a pull ring for removal so it'll be easier to pull it out.

The FemmyCycle is available in three sizes and they all work perfectly if you have a low cervix.

If you want to learn more about low cervix cups check out my other article here.

  Buy FemmyCycle

Venus Small and Venus Large

Venus Menstrual Cup 2-Pack

If you're a beginner and you have a very heavy flow then consider buying the Venus Large.

It can hold up to 47 ml and is one of the largest cups in terms of capacity.

Venus has also got a starter kit or duo-pack so you could use the larger cup for your heavier days and then use the smaller one for your lighter days.

The Venus cup is average firm and features air holes, a trimmable stem, and grip rings.

If you want to learn more about menstrual cup starter kits, 2-packs, and cleaning kits check out my other article here.

  Buy Venus

Mooncup Size A and Mooncup Size B

Mooncup Menstrual Cup Size A and Size B

The Mooncup is also one of the veterans in the menstrual cup industry.

It's a great beginner cup that works great for sports and exercise.

If you exercise a lot or if you know that you have very strong pelvic floor muscles then you should consider a Mooncup.

The Mooncup is very firm with a prominent rim that is virtually impossible to crush so again it's perfect for sports.

The Mooncup is available in two sizes and features air holes, measuring lines, and grip rings.

If you want to learn more about sport cups check out my other article here.

  Buy Mooncup

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Me Luna

Me Luna Menstrual Cup With Bag

Me Luna offers several options for beginners.

Not only do they have menstrual cup starter kits packed with goodies but they also let you customize the stem type, firmness, and size of your cup.

The package also includes a practical cleaning brush.

Me Luna is offered in four sizes:

Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large.

If you want to learn more about menstrual cup starter kits, 2-packs, and cleaning kits check out my other article here.

  Buy Me Luna

Flex Slim Fit and Flex Full Fit

Flex Menstrual Cup With Black Bag

Flex is also a great alternative for beginners.

The Flex cup features a pull-ring design that helps to break the seal for you so this makes it perfect for beginners.

The cup is medium-firm so it should be a comfortable fit for most people. 

Flex also offers a menstrual cup menstrual disc combo or starter kit for those of you who want to try both a menstrual cup and a menstrual disc.

The Flex cup is available in two sizes:

Slim Fit and Full Fit.

If you want to learn more about menstrual cup starter kits, 2-packs, and cleaning kits check out my other article here.

  Buy Flex

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I hope you found your favorite beginner cup in the list above.

But if you didn't you can always try CUP-FIGURATOR™.

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I hope you found this post useful — see you in the next one!

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