Questions regarding size choice and available MamiCup sizes.
If you are under 30 and have never given natural birth, choose size M.
If you are 30 or over, or if you are under 30 but have given natural birth, size L is the perfect match for you.
Sizes are based on the tone of the pelvic floor muscles (that hold the cup in place) and not on the intensity of the flow.
Therefore the correct size for you is M. You will simply need to empty it a little more often.
As MamiCup lasts for many years, we recommend you purchase a cup size L.
We don’t recommend it. The difference in diameter between the two sizes is very small, just a few millimeters. If you select size M, the cup may not seal well and cause leaks.
If you’ve had natural childbirth, the chances are that you will have to replace it. The passage of the baby through the birth canal tends to change the shape of the vagina, and therefore, it may be necessary to move up to size L.
If, on the other hand, you’ve had a c-section, you can continue to use your MamiCup in size M.
MamiCup in size M is 50mm long + 23mm for the stem. The diameter is 40 mm.
MamiCup in size L is 57mm long + 18mm for the stem. The diameter is 45 mm.
MamiCup in size M holds a total capacity of 25 ml. The useful capacity (i.e. the blood it can actually hold before reaching the holes) is 20 ml.
MamiCup in size L holds a total capacity of 35 ml. The useful capacity (i.e. the blood it can actually hold before reaching the holes) is 29 ml.
Cleaning and Care
Questions regarding the cleaning, hygiene, and care of the MamiCup period cup over time.
If you follow the instructions for correct use and cleaning and don’t damage it, your MamiCup will last many years, up to 10.
However, if the material starts to crack, it’s time to change your cup.
Other variations you may notice may have to do with the material or shape.
Discoloration or staining should not worry you: this is normal after many menstrual cycles, and the cup’s functionality is not affected in any way.
No. The chemicals in the detergent could create a film on the cup and irritate the vagina. It’s better to simply boil the cup or use a special sterilizer.
Yes. After using it for some time, MamiCup - like any other period cup - can fade. This does not affect its functionality in any way.
No. Use another organig bag or wrap it in a piece of cotton. MamiCup must always be able to transpire. Never store it in an air-tight container.
To clean the holes under the ring, use a clean pin and needle. But be careful not to damage the cup!
Questions regarding the use of a MamiCup menstrual cup.
Using MamiCup is actually harder to explain than do. This is why at first it may seem so complicated. If MamiCup is a new product for you, take the time to familiarize with yourself. Practice inserting and removing the cup even when you are not menstruating. The secret is to relax: if muscles are tense, you will struggle more.
Managing MamiCup is easy even when you are away from home:
If it’s inconvenient or you don’t have a sink available, use a bottle of water to rinse your cup.
If you don’t have a water bottle, dab the cup with a tissue or toilet paper. Later, you can wash your cup more thoroughly with warm water and neutral soap.
Remember to always wash your hands before insertion and removal.
We recommend that you remove and rinse your MamiCup every 4-8 hours. During the first menstrual cycles, keep an eye on your flow trend: you will soon learn when it’s time to empty the cup. Some women feel a sense of pressure when the cup is full. But this doesn’t happen with everyone.
The best lubricant for MamiCup is water. If you really want to use another lubricant, choose a water-based one. Avoid oil-based products: they can ruin the silicone and affect the cup’s proper functioning.
Yes, there’s no problem with using the toilet. Some women might prefer removing, but it’s a subjective choice. Due to the natural pushing of the muscles involved, MamiCup may shift, so check its position.
Questions regarding the stem’s length and cutting.
If you feel pinching in your outer or inner labia when wearing MamiCup, the stem is likely to be too long.
Remove the cup and trim off part of the stem using clean scissors or a nail clipper. Give it a try and, if you still feel discomfort, repeat the procedure.
Continue until the stem reaches your right size.
No. MamiCup must be entirely contained in the vaginal canal, including the stem. Nothing should be sticking out.
Generally, most women snip the stem at least a little. Try wearing MamiCup correctly by following the instructions - you can also try when you’re not menstruating - and check if the stem bothers you. You may feel a pinch at the beginning of your vagina: this means the stem is too long for your shape and needs to be shortened.
Some women tend to push the cup very high to fit the entire stem into the vagina without having to cut it. Warning: Insert MamiCup in the lower part of the vagina. If you place it too high, it may lose grip and cause leaking.
It depends on how high your vagina is (every woman is different). Experiment to see how far the stem protrudes when MamiCup is correctly positioned in the lower part of the vaginal canal. Cut one piece at a time until you find your right size.
Some women cut the stem off completely. We recommend doing this only if you feel comfortable enough in removing MamiCup without needing to grip the stem.
Remove MamiCup. Use clean scissors or a nail clipper. After cutting, round the stem a little and avoid leaving edges that could bother you.
Questions related to safety when using MamiCup.
Some women think that the cup is something dirty, contrary to hygiene. This is not the case at all!
The smooth surface of MamiCup does not allow bacteria to proliferate, unlike what can happen with sanitary pads and tampons.
MamiCup is sterilized by boiling at each cycle. Sanitary pads aren’t sterile, although you may have thought so: they’re just bleached!
Menstrual blood is a body fluid that has nothing dirty or shameful. Our fear and annoyance with this subject are taboos that come from ancient cultural heritage.
Not at all. The use of MamiCup protects you from discomfort, irritations, and redness. Since it does not absorb the flow but collects it, the cup does not cause dryness, nor does it alter the delicate vaginal pH.
On the other hand, tampons absorb the protective vaginal fluids: the vagina is no longer protected, and it loses its balance. This can lead to various kinds of infections.
No. For hygienic and safety reasons, every woman should only use her personal MamiCup.
MamiCup is made of 100% certified medical-grade platinum silicone and complies with international regulations such as USP Class VI - US Pharmacopoeia XXII - BfR - FDA 21 CFR 177.2600.
The material is safe, of high quality, and guarantees every woman maximum safety.
No. The silicone used for MamiCup is hypoallergenic. It does not contain latex, phthalates, fragrances, whiteners, harmful chemicals, or animal origin proteins.
Yes, only food-grade dyes are used to color period cups and can in no way make the product less safe.
Menstrual cups have been around since the 1930s and have never been associated with episodes of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
TSS is a severe and sometimes fatal disease caused by a bacterial toxin linked to Staphylococcus Aureus. It has been associated with the use of traditional sanitary pads. Its symptoms resemble those of flu: sudden high fever (> 39° C), muscle ache, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, rashes similar to erythema or sunstroke.
If you experience any of these symptoms when wearing MamiCup, remove it and consult a doctor immediately. If you have suffered from TSS before, consult your doctor before using the cup.
You can safely use MamiCup all night long.
Remember to empty it before going to bed and once you wake up.
MamiCup is not designed to absorb the flow but to collect it. This means that, unlike a regular tampon, the cup does not absorb anything when you enter the water. You can swim safely without the stress of having to change every time you get out of the water.
MamiCup is also perfect for sporty women. You no longer have to give up your pilates or spinning class because of your period.
MamiCup allows you to freely move around as you like.
Questions related to problems and difficulties encountered while using the MamiCup menstrual cup.
If MamiCup leaks, there are a few things you need to check:
That it is positioned correctly.
Some women tend to push it too high. MamiCup has to sit in the lower part of the vagina otherwise it tends to lose its seal - unlike tampons that are placed higher.
That the stem is cut to the right size.
If the stem is too long for your shape, you will be forced to push MamiCup too high and therefore in an incorrect position.
That it has opened completely.
After inserting MamiCup, pinch the base and fully rotate. Or slide a finger along the edge.
That it hasn’t shifted after using the restroom
This can happen due to bowel movements affecting the vaginal canal.
That it is the right size for you.
Check that you have purchased MamiCup according to the correct size indications.
No, wearing a MamiCup is simple: you just have to gain confidence with the product and practice a little. You can try it when you’re not menstruating. Moisten the cup with water and relax your muscles to make things easier. Try different positions until you find one that’s comfortable for you. You can also experiment in the shower: hot water will release tension.
Don’t rush, find time just for yourself and your MamiCup.
The vagina ends in the upper part with the cervix, an opening as large as the head of a pin, which is the neck of the womb. Even if your MamiCup moves upward and you can’t reach it on the first try, remember that it can’t go anywhere.
Bearing this in mind, take a deep breath, relax, and crouch: the vagina becomes shorter in this position. If you still can’t reach the stem, use your pelvic muscles to bear down gently. This will get the cup lower and as far as you can reach it.
Repeat the movements, pausing every so often to relax.
The seal isn’t as strong as you may think. The cup creates a soft suction against the walls of the vagina. This allows it to stay in place, but without glue! There is no danger that the cup cannot be removed with a little patience and calm.
Take a few deep breaths and try to relax tense muscles.
To release the seal, pinch the cup’s base with two fingers, or insert a finger alongside the cup and press the ring with your fingertips.
You may hear a subtle sound, and the cup will come out quickly.
Don’t pull down hard on the stem: you could hurt yourself or damage the cup.
Questions related to very young women using MamiCup.
Yes, however, since the cup enters the vaginal canal, be aware of the possibility of tearing the hymen. Choose the smallest size M.
Yes. The only obstacle is how much confidence you have with your body: the more you explore, the easier it will be to use the cup.
Don’t rush, take your time to get to know yourself and to get to know MamiCup.
If you have the chance, share your decision and doubts with a close friend or relative who can provide support and advice.
Special medical conditions
Questions regarding the use of MamiCup with particular health conditions, allergies, intake of medicines, or anything else that may interfere.
MamiCup is designed to meet all women’s needs: this is why it’s available in two sizes made of extremely soft medical silicone. Your cervix’s height does not alone determine the size choice: what affects the most is the tone of your pelvic floor muscles. Check out our size guide to find out more.
MamiCup is perfect for you. It has a high capacity and allows you to change less often than you would with traditional sanitary pads or tampons.
Plus, the measuring indicators allow you to track exactly how much blood you are losing and report it to your gynecologist.
You can use MamiCup even if you lose very little blood: since it doesn’t absorb liquids, the menstrual cup won’t create dryness or alter the vaginal balance.
Many women with IUDs use MamiCup, but before deciding, consult your gynecologist.
MamiCup must always sit low in the vagina;
Make sure you release the suction seal before removing it.
Frequently check the correct positioning of the spiral when using MamiCup.
You can use MamiCup when menstruating but remember that the cup and ring should never be worn at the same time.
It is not advisable to use internal protections for the 6 weeks after childbirth.
MamiCup does not contain latex. You can use it safely even if you are allergic to this material.
Many women with painful periods notice an improvement in symptoms with the use of MamiCup. Make the right choice by carefully listening to your body.
MamiCup can contain a lot of fluid and also clots, which are difficult to manage with tampons. Some women who have endometriosis have found advantages in using the cup.
Consult your gynecologist for advice. MamiCup does not interfere with the urinary canal, but for very sensitive and predisposed women, the slight pressure that the ring exerts on the vaginal wall can also stimulate the urinary tract.
I have a prolapse
Uterine prolapse varies from woman to woman. Before using MamiCup, consult your gynecologist.
Avoid using MamiCup when you have an ongoing vaginal infection (bacterial, viral, or fungal).
Do not use MamiCup together with medications (antifungal pessaries, creams, ect): they could damage the product.
Questions related to the use of MamiCup during sexual intercourse.
No. MamiCup must be removed before engaging in penetrative sex.
No. MamiCup will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases or infections.
No. MamiCup is not a contraceptive and cannot be used for this purpose.
A MamiCup cup lasts up to 10 years. Given its nature, we cannot offer free samples upon request.
MamiCup is a good compromise between stiffness and softness and is therefore also recommended in case of hemorrhoids. For those with this problem, a too stiff cup could cause rectal pressure and create considerable discomfort.