This was supposed to be posted back in October last year… just noticed it hadn’t published….
Just a couple of weeks ago I emailed a company called FemmyCycle, the company make a revolutionary menstrual cup which is leakproof! Yes you read correctly leakproof! Now when I emailed them, it took a couple of days but they are really lovely! They asked a few questions about my cycle and other things, so that they could recommend which cup would be best for me to use. Now because of my condition (see my previous post if you want to know what my condition is), each period is completely different and so they couldn’t give a good recommendation of which cup would be best, so they sent out the three different sizes they do, which are teen, low cervix and regular.
The shipping was super speedy, if I remember correctly they arrived in just 5 days! I was absolutely amazed!
I was really excited for them coming because of the amazing things I’d heard about the FemmyCycle cups, because they are completely different to the “normal” menstrual cups. Purely because they don’t open fully like a normal cup does and because of the unique design the help to guide the blood into the cup and stop it from leaking out (you’ll see by the attached photos). So on to the review!
Now, as in my lunette review, I’ve just had knee surgery….. again! Opposite knee this time, but thankfully, my period although ever so slightly late has been blissfully uneventful! I am a bit further along in my recovery time than with my lunette review, so I can bend my knee more than last time. So my period started off with the usual cramping, so having already sterilised all three femmycycle cups, I put the teen size in, as the first couple of days I’m very light, and my cervix is up pretty high but not much happens… so two days in no leaks! 😱😱😱😱 Period starts to get a bit heavier so I swap to the regular size, just for that extra protection… 4 days in….. still no leaking 😱😱😱😱. My cramping has now stopped so i feel comfortable enough to try the low cervix size, so I swap to the low cervix…. now this is where we hit a little snag, day 5… no leaks…. day 6….. and sadly we have a leak, I don’t know what happened or how… I blame my body on this one, somehow the cup had slipped onto its side 🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️🙄🙄🙄, but it’s a very very minor leak, so I take it out, empty it and reinsert, feel around to make sure it’s in the correct position this time and then carry on with my day… but the same thing happens, as I’m out for the day I couldn’t just swap to another cup, so when I get home, I get changed and swap to the regular cup. Safe to say the low cervix cup just didn’t work for me! Overall first month with the FemmyCycle has been fabulous! I now know which cups work best for me so I’ll use that combination next month!
So like clockwork Mother Nature arrives, I start with the trusty regular size, everything is going swimmingly until, my body throws a hissy fit and literally expels the cup from my body, I try several times but to no avail, I even try my old faithful lunette, but my body won’t even tolerate that either. But apart from my body throwing a hissy fit month two was uneventful.
I love the FemmyCycle cups they are truely leakproof, unless your body has a hissy fit like mine and expels them from your body you’ll do just fine.
I give the FemmyCycle cups 9.5 out of ten only losing half a point for the leaking from the low cervix cup