We know your perfect menstrual cup based on 9 questions!
February 12, 2016 By Kim Rosas
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Take our Put a Cup In It quiz to figure out what menstrual cup is best suited for your age, activity level, and build.Until now it’s been hard to guide all of the individuals who ask on a daily basis “which menstrual cup is the right one for me?”  Amanda and I love helping people make the switch but on the computer it can be a long process to get all the information we need to help whoever is asking make the right choice.  Combining our extensive menstrual cup knowledge and utilizing the infamous Menstrual Cup Comparison Chart we have created a quick test, that in just a few questions, will point you to the right menstrual cup for your body, age, history, activity level, and more!

We invite you to take this quiz, even if you’re a cup user but especially if you aren’t!  Cup users who are just curious about other options that will work for them will enjoy the quiz.  We also crafted questions that address pain points that many cuppers complain about in the hopes that the answers will lead you to a better cup if you’re in need.

Before you take the quiz please keep a few things in mind:

1.  We are NOT doctors.  Each of us have many years of experience as cup users and we have spent many hours talking in person and online with other cup users.  Though we haven’t experienced all variations of sizes and flows we have listened and learned from others.

2.  Answer questions based on your average.  When answering questions regarding your flow use an average and not the output of your heaviest or lightest day.  If you do the answers won’t be as useful and you may wind up with a larger cup than needed or one with too small a capacity.  On heavier days you may just have to empty earlier than you would on your normal and lightest days.

3.  We can help!  If you take the quiz and only receive a suggestion for a cup you use/have used and didn’t love send us a message!  We may be able to help troubleshoot the cup so that it works for you. (Like trimming the stem or turning the cup inside out!) We have a lot of tricks up our sleeves — some we even use ourselves to make our own cups leakproof, and would love to help you make your cup work.

We are open to suggestions on future edits based on your experience.  Please email us admin@putacupinit.com.  You can also direct cup questions to our Q+A page and post anonymously.  Amanda and I both answer these as well as the public.  It’s a great resource.  

This is a passion project that we hope will help thousands find their ideal menstrual cup to make the switch successfully from Day 1 or improve their current cup experience.  We have used affiliate links in our quiz so if you purchase one we will receive a small percentage, so thank you!

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26 comments

  1. Okay, so I got Lunette size 2 or Lena Large. LOVE my Lunette! I’m curious about the Lena. It looks very similar to my Sckoon. Can you compare them for me?

    1. Jenny, those were the 2 cups that were recommended to me. I have now tried both and I personally like the Lunette better. It’s more flexible, so it’s easier to fold and keep the fold while inserting. With the LENA, I was always “aware” that it was in, whereas w the Lunette hat was definitely not the case. Neither of them leaked. I also didn’t notice a difference in how well they captured my menstrual flow. (I’m a heavy flow throughput my entire cycle.) Hope I helped some.

  2. When you ask about incontinence, does it apply to bladder prolapse? I have no incontinence, but have all types of prolapse.

    1. We ask this to help determine if a softer cup is needed to prevent further pressing on the bladder to cause discomfort, the feeling of needing to pee, etc. Any type of prolapse can change the way a cup will fit. You may want to go with a cup that is a bit on the shorter side depending on your other answers.

  3. I currently use the diva cup size 2 (have had two babies) but when inserted and I feel the urge to pee, I cannot go, I have to remove the cup. Do I need to try a different kind? I have tried repositioning it but it doesn’t stay when I try to move it down. I love using a cup because I have super heavy periods that last seven days and it’s been a life changer! Help?!

    1. Not sure if this comment is timely because you saw our video or not BUT we JUST posted a new video about this issue. Usually that blockage or slight blockage of the urethra can be helped by using a softer cup. Before you buy one though, try flipping the DivaCup inside out first and see if that helps. Here’s the video and post for more guidance and advice: http://putacupinit.com/peeing-with-a-menstrual-cup/

      1. I did see your video which is why I messaged you. Haven’t had a cycle yet (newest baby is five months old) but I’ll def try before I buy a new one!

  4. I’ve tried a menstrual cup before and I’m under the age of 18, but in one of the questions it was bout the experience on the cup and I don’t know if it counts a lot on that question, but I couldn’t even get my cup in it was an Eva Cup, I swear that cup made me cry from being so stressed out because I had the smaller size and I couldn’t use it. But , Is the Lunette like it at all? I think the Eva cup was a firm cup so is the Lunette firm or soft? I mean like the Model 1. Also Can someone give me tips on how to insert it Like folds for teens?

    1. This is the fold I use, just try to relax while you’re inserting it. If you are tense and nervous it will be harder and uncomfortable to insert. I’d also suggest getting it wet so it slides in more easily. Also once it is inside, make sure you relax all of your muscles fully and push it up a bit higher, that’ll make sure it’s in a good position. Best of luck! Watch some videos on YouTube of women folding it and different tips.

      7-Fold image
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    2. The 7-fold is the best! It makes it so easy to insert a cup. When I got my first (and perfect-for-me) cup, a Lunette model 1, I had trouble with the suggested C-/U-fold. But I did some research on different folds and found that the 7 fold worked for me. Lunette even has a video of some different types of folds to try on YouTube. The Lunette is medium firmness I think and the lip isn’t that much stiffer than the rest of the cup. A stiffer lip helps your cup to open inside.

      I also recommend doing some kegel exercises. They are really helpful in being able to push down your cup if you don’t want to reach inside as well as being able to relax your muscles down there so insertion is easier.

      Best of luck to you! My menstrual cup was a life changer.

    3. I’m a 1st time user. I’m also planning to introduce my teenage daughters to the menstrual cup after I tried it for a full cycle. One of the cups I tried was the Lunette. (Mine is a size 2, but I don’t think that changes the firmness of the cup.) I personally think the Lunette is more on the softer/more flexible side, (I’m comparing it to a LENA.) I see that there have been others suggesting different folds. I’m finding the 7 fold works amazing with the Lunette cup. Hope I helped a little.

  5. The “Inside Stuff” question doesn’t have enough answers. I HAVE checked, but my cervix is all over the place, not particularly dependent on where I am in my cycle.

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  6. I love my sckooncup! Even though I have a heavy flow, I would not prefer a large or size 2 like they suggested because I don’t like the pressure on my bladder/bowels, this was a fun quiz though 🙂

  7. I don’t see a way to progress past screen 4 of 9 of your quiz.

    1. Heather, I’m not sure if tour question got answered or not, but I thought I’d go ahead and answer. Once you’ve selected the answers that fit you to the question, for example #4, there will be a button saying “submit” by one of the choices you made. Select that and you should move on to the next question. Hope this helped.

  8. Where can I take the quiz? I do not see any links to it

    1. Ya same with me!

      Looks like the quiz has been taken down

  9. Hey! I’m 19 years old, with regular flow, bit heavy the first 3 days. I’ve never used tampons, only pads. I exercise frequently, swim, and do martial arts. The quiz recommended me Size 2 Lena Cup. I’m a bit sceptical because I’ve heard size 2 is recommended for women that’ve given birth. I’ve never given birth. Is it the right size.

  10. Can’t take the quiz. 🙁 was really looking forward to learning more about which cup would be good for me.

    1. My apologies in advance if you are not interested in the test anymore, (I just got to this page from a video and really wanted to take the test badly & was so bummed when it wouldn’t even load) If you’re on your phone, request the computer version and you’ll be able to take it. I just did so hopefully it works for you. I saw your comment and was so excited to come back and tell you how to get the test. (*Sigh-I need a life, Lol!)
      👍😆

      1. We know there is an issue with certain Android devices, on iPhones the quiz will display. Hopefully the text for your device stated that the quiz might not be available and told you to try a computer. The tip for switching to desktop mode is good, thanks!

  11. So I’m stuck with my diva cup size 2 right now. It was awesome first 2-3 cycles but I’m about 6ish cycles in and I’m having such a hard time getting a seal. It’s ok the first two lighter days of my cycle and the last two, but the 3 heavy days are hard to get the seal and or to get it to open completely. What am I doing wrong? Is there any way to make this work? Took the quiz just now and it said Lunette 2 or Lena large. Can’t buy Lunette here in Canada ( just did a quick search, and I mean in stores. Not a fan of online shopping just getting)

  12. I have had three kids. Have a small build, exercise a few times a week and have been trying a cup for four cycles now. I went from a myluna large to a shorty xl. I’m still having leaking problems. Myluna said that it seems like I need a larger cup. Ur quiz suggested diva 2 or Lena 2. Do u think these are a good suggestion? I’m starting to get very frustrated with the results. The cups open. No problems with insertion. Just leaking. Thanks for ur help.