Soft Menstrual Cups — A Put A Cup In It Guide

If you’re looking for soft menstrual cups, you’ve come to the right place. Choosing a cup with the correct firmness for your body can make a huge difference in your comfort and the effectiveness of the cup. In general, softer cups are more comfortable because they don’t apply any outward pressure but they can be harder to get open inside. We call softer cups “fiddle cups” because there is often some manual maneuvering that has to be done in order to get the cup to open once inside. Soft average cups will be slightly better when it comes to opening and still offer a high level of comfort.

We suggest taking our Menstrual Cup Quiz before purchasing a cup.

Click the top of each column to sort by brand, length, diameter, firmness, or capacity.

 

Brand Size Length Diameter Capacity Stem Sizing / Misc Features Firmness
FemmyCycle Petite 1.50″ 1.22″ 17.5 ml .75″ Ring Before Childbirth 2
FemmyCycle Regular 1.69″ 1.42″ 30 ml .79″ Ring After Childbirth 2
FemmyCycle Low Cervix 1.69″ 1.42″ 30 ml .28″ Ring Low Cervix 2
Fun Cup A 2.10″ 1.56″ 20 ml None <30 1
Fun Cup B 2.29″ 1.7″ 30 ml None >30 or After Childbirth 1
LENA Sensitive Small 1.81″ 1.57″ 25 ml Solid Flat B4 Childbirth (lt-med flow) 2
LENA Sensitive Large 2.00″ 1.77″ 30 ml Solid Flat Aft Childbirth (med-hvy flow) 2
Lily Cup A 3.07″ 1.57″ 25 ml Length includes stem <30 2
Lily Cup B 3.07″ 1.70″ 28 ml Length includes stem >30 or After Childbirth 2
Lily Cup Compact A 2.28″ 1.65″ 20 ml Length includes stem <30 1
Lily Cup Compact B 2.28″ 1.77″ 25 ml Length includes stem >30 or After Childbirth 1
MeLuna S 1.77″ 1.50″ 15 ml .47″ Stem, .31″ Ball, or .39″ Ring Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5 TPE Variable. See left.
MeLuna M 1.89″ 1.61″ 20 ml .51″ Stem, .35″ Ball, or .47″ Ring Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5 TPE Variable. See left.
MeLuna L 2.00″ 1.73″ 24 ml .59″ Stem, .43″ Ball, or .59″ Ring Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5 TPE Variable. See left.
MeLuna XL 2.20″ 1.85″ 30 ml .59″ Stem, .35″ Ball, or .51″ Ring Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5 TPE Variable. See left.
MeLuna Shorty S 1.38″ 1.50″ 8 ml .47″ Stem, .28″ Ball, or .39″ Ring Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5 TPE Variable. See left.
MeLuna Shorty M 1.50″ 1.61″ 10 ml .51″ Stem, .28″ Ball, or .39″ Ring Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5 TPE Variable. See left.
MeLuna Shorty L 1.61″ 1.73″ 14 ml .55″ Stem, .28″ Ball, or .43″ Ring Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5 TPE Variable. See left.
MeLuna Shorty XL 1.73″ 1.85″ 16 ml .59″ Stem, .31″ Ball, or .43″ Ring Classic 4 / Soft 2 / Sport 5 TPE Variable. See left.
OrganiCup A 1.85″ 1.50″ 23 ml .67″ Stem <30 2
OrganiCup B 1.93″ 1.73″ 30 ml .71″ Stem >30 or After Childbirth 2
Ruby Cup S 1.81″ 1.57″ 24 ml .67″ Stem Light Periods, Buy 1 Give 1 2
Ruby Cup M 2.00″ 1.77″ 34 ml .75″ Stem Heavy Periods, Buy 1 Give 1 2
Sckoon Cup 1 1.77″ 1.57″ 23 ml 1″ Thin Soft Taper Before Childbirth 1
Sckoon Cup 2 1.97″ 1.77″ 30 ml .81″ Thin Soft Taper After Childbirth 1
Si-Bell S 1.85″ 1.61″ 20 ml 1.06″ Solid Thin Notched <30 1
Si-Bell L 2.05″ 1.81″ 30 ml .87″ Solid Thin Notched >30 / After Childbirth 1
Super Jennie S 1.87″ 1.69″ 32 ml .59″ Stem <30 1
Super Jennie L 2.05″ 1.85″ 41.61 ml .63″ Stem >30 or After Childbirth 1

Unless otherwise noted, all cups are made from medical grade silicone. Rubber cups are quite firm and TPE ((thermoplastic elastomer)) cups are safe for those with silicone allergies. Capacity is to holes when known. Please note that inclusion in this chart does not equal an endorsement.

Cups can also be compared side-by-side on our Menstrual Cup Comparison Chart and Menstrual Cup Firmness Guide.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out for help in our private Facebook Group

Amanda Hearn

Amanda Hearn is a self-taught graphic designer, website jack-of-all trades (ish), writer, and co-founder of Put A Cup In It. In her free time she enjoys gaming, great food, and making memories with her three rapidly aging children.

2 Comments

  • I need help! I tried the Cora cup and it was too painful then I tried Lena Sensitive small.
    The Lena was just as painful as the Cora because the rim is too firm.
    I tried flipping the Lena inside out and it was so much easier to insert BUT I was scared to let go! My body seemed to want to suck it right up. I have trouble inserting just a finger so I was scared that I wouldn’t be able to reach it. Any ideas about which cup to try next? I definitely feel more comfortable having a stem to reach for. THANKS!

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