Using A Menstrual Cup Without Access to Running Water

People who menstruate know they can’t always count on their cycle to be predictable, especially in an atypical setting. Certain circumstances call for unique preparedness, and having a plan will help you have a positive period experience wherever you are. Where might you find yourself menstruating with variable access to sinks or toilets? The great […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Menstrual Cups

Alternative menstrual products have become a mainstream topic and feminist obsession. While concerns about the safety of ‘traditional’ products like tampons have fueled some of that, the actual benefits of using the products themselves seems to be the driving force behind their increasing popularity. One of the most talked-about products is the menstrual cup. What […]

Can a Quiz Really Help You Pick The Perfect Menstrual Cup?

As the makers of “The Cup Quiz“, we know firsthand all of the experience and work that has gone into creating this resource that, according to quiz takers, yields a result that works for 88% of them. It may not be their perfect menstrual cup but we think that’s pretty amazing, far better than a […]

And The Study Says: Menstrual Cups Are As Safe & Effective As Other Options!

Today The Lancet released the largest and most comprehensive review of menstrual cup studies to date. The analysis examined 43 studies (narrowed from 436) that met their criteria for deeper review an inclusion. This. is. huge! Here at PACII HQ you’d think it was Christmas, because WHAT A GIFT THIS IS! While we have known, or […]

How the Menstrual Cup Improved My Sex Life

Yes, you read that right. My choice of menstrual protection actually improved my sex life — more specifically moisture and overall vaginal awareness. Before I have you thinking that I’m claiming my cup makes me hornier than a newly hormonal teenager, I’d like to clarify. The cup obviously didn’t boost my libido [far from it, […]

Tips for Traveling on Your Period With A Menstrual Cup

Periods have no respect for your travel plans so chances are you’ll be facing many trips while already on, or expecting, your period. If you’re traveling on your period a menstrual cup is the ideal solution- it takes up minimal space in your luggage and will make your period more comfortable. As a frequent flier […]

FLEX Enters the Menstrual Cup Market With the Purchase of Keela Cup

The 4-1-1 It was announced today that FLEX, the maker of the FLEX Disc, has acquired Keela Cup. Keela Cup was a successfully funded kickstarter project that raised over $55,000 from more than 1,000 backers. The cup was intended to make it easier for people with certain types of disabilities to use a menstrual cup. Jane […]

Choosing a Menstrual Cup Size | How To Pick The Right Size

With so many choices out there and the conflicting sizing guidelines from each brand it’s confusing to pick a menstrual cup size. But what are the sizes and which size menstrual cup will fit you best?   Menstrual Cup Sizes Most often menstrual cups come in two sizes but some brands offer three. A small […]

Does CBD Oil Work for Menstrual Pain? We tried it.

The Case for CBD In most of the United States CBD (short for cannabidiol), a non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound found in marijuana, can be purchased and used legally (the laws are murky but it’s basically legal). Unlike using marijuana medicinally which contains the psychoative compound THC, using CBD is known to have many of those beneficial […]

Do Menstrual Cups Cause TSS?


A new string of articles by sensationalist publications stating that menstrual cups are more likely to cause TSS have been making the rounds and giving menstrual cup users quite a scare. We wanted to ease the minds of cup users who have read the articles or simply saw the headline that “menstrual cups cause TSS” by […]