by Hello Cup Co-Founder, Robyn Mclean
“Oh that looks really easy to use and not scary at all,” said no one ever when they saw their first menstrual cup.
It was thoughts like that that kept me from trying a menstrual cup for years and then when I finally did take the leap all I felt was annoyed – annoyed at myself for not making the change earlier!
I completely get it – you’ve been using tampons for years and so changing tack to something like a menstrual cup is a bit of a mind f**k. For starters they look more suited to holding a boiled egg, or possibly a shot of tequila than Aunty Flo’s monthly brew. And then there’s the fact they are wide and look like they’ve be hard to insert (you actually fold them making them no bigger than a tammie).
Well friends, trust me and learn from me – a menstrual cup will likely change your period life for the better but mastering them isn’t always straight forward. Yes, some users nail cup life straight away but, if you don’t fall into that category don’t worry – you’re not alone. Cups are totally amazing, but they can take a while to get the hang of and, just like grandma said, ‘practice makes perfect’.
Here are my pro tips to making the change as smooth as possible:
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Vaginal cup, period cup, menstrual cup... Whatever you call it, The Hello Cup is a great choice.
It’s worth remembering that we don’t recommend buying your cup based on your flow alone. Instead, sizing is based on fitness and age.
Our XS is our smallest, softest cup. It’s the perfect choice for teenagers, petite users or those who prefer a ‘mini’ tampon.
Our S/M is our ‘one size fits most’ menstrual cup. We recommend it for users under 35 – regardless of whether they have had children or not.
Our L (L for ‘Lovely’) is best for those over 35 who feel it’s a bit more roomy up there.
It’s worth noting that we find physically fit people are often best suited to the S/M regardless of age. If you’re uncertain, Hello Double Boxes are a great option to help you find which size works best for you. Many people find they can wear two sizes.
Check out our full size guide and quiz here.
Diameter – Regular Hello Cups
The diameter of the XS is 38mm and the overall length including the toggle is 57mm. It holds 17.5ml (to the holes).
The diameter of the S/M is 41mm and the overall length, including the toggle, is 59mm. It holds 21mls (to the holes).
The diameter of the L is 45mm and the overall length, including the toggle, is 64mm. It holds 28ml (to the holes).
Diameter – Low Cervix Hello Cups
The diameter of the S/M is 41mm and the overall length (no toggle) is 43mm. It holds 21mls (to the holes).
The diameter of the L is 45mm and the overall length (no toggle) is 49mm. It holds 28ml (to the holes).
Drop us a line if you have any questions about sizing – email@example.com.