Menstrual cups

A menstrual cup is a soft, flexible silicon cup that is inserted into the vagina to collect menstrual discharge (commonly referred to as “blood”).

Why use a FREedom cup

It is easy to forget you are on your period

Because it collects rather than absorbs discharge, leaking with a cup is less likely

Cups can be used for twice as long as a tampon

For every Freedom Cup you buy, one is donated to a women or girl in need

Save water, cotton, and electricity by using the same product for years

How to use a menstrual cup

Using a menstrual cup is easy with practice. 

You can see a step-by-step guide from the company OrganiCup on the left, but here are some general tips:

  • Squat down and relax before inserting
  • Don’t do it too quickly – the cup needs time to “pop”
  • Feel free to practice when you’re not on your period
  • Try out various fold to find one that fits you – here are some suggestions below:

7 Fold

C Fold

Punchdown Fold

S Fold

Diamond Fold

Things to keep in mind before buying

Potential side-effects:

  • May increase menstrual cramps or decrease them
  • Irritation may occur but can be preventing by applying water-based lubricant when inserting

Choosing the right cup:

  • Different sizes depending on your life circumstances. In order of increasing sizes: Teenagers, adults who have not given birth vaginally, adults who have given birth vaginally
  • Firmness: Firm cups are easier to make them pop, but may press against the bladder painfully. Soft cups are harder to make them pop but are less likely to be painful
  • Materials: Some cups contain BPA do be aware of any allergies you have

Alternatives to Freedom Cups:

  • Period-proof underwear
  • Reusable pads
  • Other menstrual cup brands such as MermaidCup, Saalt, and OrganiCup