Ruby Cup aims to provide healthier, sustainable and cost-effective menstrual alternatives. Made from 100% soft, medical grade silicone, their menstrual cup is safe, comfortable and hygienic. Their mission is to enable all people to live their periods safely and with dignity, regardless of their income. They provide a sustainable menstrual health solution, dismantle menstrual taboos and deliver sound education on reproductive health and menstrual care.
Why we love and chose Ruby Cup
We love their Buy one, Give One social impact: for every cup purchased, another cup is donated to someone without access to period products. We wanted to work with a womxn owned brand who knew and had experiences in menstruation, as well contribute with a social initiative promise of educating and supporting those in need with uteruses through their sustainable menstrual cups. Every womxn and person deserves the equal rights and care when it comes to menstruation - it’s a normal and natural beauty we own!
100% medical-grade silicone cup (lab test: FDA 21 CFR 177.2600) with an instruction booklet in a white cotton pouch
Menstrual Cup Sizes
Small: lighter to medium periods, and for those with lower cervix.
Medium: medium to heavy periods, and for those with a high cervix.
Please refer to images on the left for a visual representation of the size.
Why Ruby Cups?
- Moderate in size
- Softer than the typical menstrual cups; easier to fold and use for first time menstrual cup users, higher comfort
- 4 air holes to release suction for easier removal and cleaning
- Filled stem with extra grip for easier removal
- Measurement lines to measure your sexy flow (and announce to your non-bleeding friends of your flow chart 😸)
How do I use the menstrual cup?
There are many folds that you could use to insert your menstrual cup. The most common (beginner) folds are the ‘C-fold’ and ‘rose petal / punch fold’.
To release the menstrual cup for removal, slightly pinch the bottom (never pull the stem! It will hurt!) to release the suction seal of the cup. Slowly wriggle it out, admire the menstrual blood volume in your goblet, swirl it like a period connoisseur, and empty down the loo. (Try and not drop your menstrual cup, bloody hoomans...) If needed, wipe with a damp rag or tissue, or rinse it off with water. If you’re out and about, rinse it off with your water bottle (or carry a rag in a wet bag or any upcycled plastic bag - yes, the plastic bread bag works too!).
To keep your Aunt Flo’s visit at a more sane level, we recommend using cloth pads or menstrual pants for 🛌 nights.
🚨 Do not keep the menstrual cup in for more than 12 hours. 🚨
If you have been infected with a TSS infection, we recommend not to use menstrual cups. If you experience any vomiting, high fever, diarrhoea, fainting, rash, or any infections during or shortly after your period, please consult your doctor and remove the the menstrual cup immediately as there may be a risk of a TSS infection.
How do I clean my Ruby menstrual cup?
Before using: Boil the menstrual cup in a pot of clean water for 3 minutes before insertion.
During your menstrual cycle visitation week: Clean twice a day or every 8 hours of wearing the menstrual cup with clean water. Avoid any fragranced soaps that could irritate your vagina. Make sure your hands are washed before and after insertion. There is no need to disinfect your cup during your period week. Watch out for your nails scratching inside your vagina - we don’t want you risking a TSS infection.
After your ‘Aunt Flo’s (ugh) visitation week: Boil your menstrual cup for 3 minutes. (No more than 10 minutes - the silicone will lose some of its bounciness and not open up so easily anymore when inserted, hence leading to potential troubles with leaking.Wait till our cup cools, dry throughly and store in the organic cotton bag that came with your cup for the next visit.
For a more convenient method, pop your menstrual cup in clean water into a sterilising cup for three minutes in the microwave!
Please don’t use any alcohol and corrosive cleaners for sanitising your menstrual cup. We don’t want those chemicals to burn your cervix from the inside!
But, wait! The bottom stem is poking out! It’s not going in! What to do!!! *screeches*
For some people, it’s normal to have the stem of your menstrual cup poking out once you get your preferred fold insertion right. (It takes time and practice getting used to - don’t worry if it takes you a few months to get it right!) If you have a lower cervix, you may have to trim the stem off completely or partially. It really depends on you. Only trim when necessary though!
Measuring your cervix
For a more accurate measure, do this during your menstrual cycle as your cervix may shift a little lower during it. Insert your forefinger into your cervix until you feel a little nub. This is only a rough estimate and suggestion; you are aware of your own body and have your own judgement.
High cervix: the whole forefinger is inside
Mid-height cervix: your finger stops at the second knuckle of your forefinger
Low cervix: only the first knuckle line of your forefinger is inside
Watch this fab video from Put A Cup In It for measuring your cervix!
Please be aware that we will not be accepting any returns for menstrual products due to hygiene reasons. If you have any questions about sizing, feel free to email us!