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Since I started using menstrual cups, I have been oddly obsessed with them. I thought my cup was so awesome, I would give all sort of different cups a try. When I heard about the SoftCup I knew it was something special. This is a disposable cup, meaning that it has a lot of benefits that reusable cups have as well as the benefits of a tampon or pad. It can be inserted without the irritation and toxins of a tampon, and can be thrown out so you don’t have to rinse it in public. The best part? You can also insert it and have mess-free penetrative sex- a handy trait you don’t get with any other menstrual product.
The SoftCup looks a little different than your typical menstrual cup. It is bigger than a DivaCup (as you can see in the picture above), and has a mesh-like bottom to it. The pink ring folds up, similarly to other cups and the NuvaRing. This makes it a lot easier to insert. However, the cup does end up sitting higher up than other cups do, making it a little more difficult to insert and remove.
What makes these cups different from other reusable options? A lot of things: These cups can be work up to 12 hours. With your typical menstrual cup, you should be emptying about every 4 hours. That means that these can be left in overnight. Since they have a bigger reservoir for collection, you are a lot less likely to have leakage or overflow. Again, it also is the only cup you can have in place and still have penetrative intercourse. Awesome.
These cups are also very affordable. At about $5 for a box of fourteen, these cups can last you awhile, especially considering how long each cup lasts.
Like a tampon and other cups, you shouldn’t feel the SoftCup once it is in place. However, I do have to warn you that I had a lot of trouble putting it in and taking it out. This was my only issue with this product. Where reusable menstrual cups typically have a stem that reaches down so you can pull it out easier, these cups do not. I have tiny little fingers, and it was extremely difficult to get the cup once I needed to remove it. That being said, you may have to do some feeling around to get the cup out. This requires a certain degree of awareness of your body. If you aren’t willing to do this, then the SoftCup might not be for you!
So will I be switching to the SoftCup? Not quite. I prefer having the stem on my cup so I have more ease with removal. However, I do think I will continue to hold on to these cups in case of emergency, or for when sex is in order. It is a great option to have. My reusable menstrual cup just isn’t always feasible (like on long trips where I won’t have a place to rinse it). The SoftCups are a great way to combine the body-friendliness of a menstrual cup and the convenience of disposable tampons and pads. Keeping a SoftCup in my purse, just in case seems like a great backup!
Want your own box of SoftCups? GOOD, I AM GIVING AWAY THREE BOXES OF 14 SOFTCUPS!! To win, simply re-blog this post. You do not have to be following to win. I will be picking three winners one week from today!
Any questions? Feel free to send me a message! I would be more than happy to let you know more details about the SoftCup!