A while ago I sent an email to Intimina asking to review one of their menstrual cups and I soon received a LilyCup in size A.
My parcel arrived really quickly and I was very impressed with the way the product was packaged. As you can see in the photo below, the cup itself was individually wrapped so I felt very confident that the product was well looked after and the brand was trusted.
Intimina have two LilyCups available; the LilyCup & the LilyCup Compact, both available in two sizes (A for those who haven’t given birth vaginally / B for those who are over 30 years or have given birth vaginally) and are made of super soft medical grade silicone!
LilyCup: Offers 12hrs protection, no suction holes, slanted rim design, ‘spine’ to help pop open, non spill rim. Recommended for those with medium to heavy flow.
LilyCup Compact: The world’s first collapsible menstrual cup! 12hrs of protection, suction holes, folds into its very own case which you can easily pop into your bag just incase of emergencies. Recommended for those with light to medium flow.
Click here to find out more about the LilyCup features as well as the Intimina Company!
Due to my heavy flow, I chose the original LilyCup, whoever I can definitely see the benefits of having a collapsible cup for emergencies or even for regular use if it can accommodate your flow.
Although I was very concerned (due to my allergies) about the colour of the cup, I found that the dye did not affect me whatsoever -RESULT!
The LilyCup has a much taller body than that of the Mooncup and the LadyCup so I did find that on the first day of my period, when my cervix is very low, the cup had a problem with going up and staying in. However, I had no other issues or difficulties with the size of the cup later on in the week.
Due to the angled design of the body, the suggested method is the ‘push-down’ fold – with the taller side towards the back of your vagina. As a general rule, I use the ‘7’ fold as this is the easiest for me, however this is the first cup that I have ever inserted successfully using the ‘push-down’ method.
As the cup is made out of super silky smooth medical grade silicone, I could hardly feel the LilyCup being inserted. Although there are no suction holes, the ‘spine’ of the cup really helps it to pop open – as long as it is inserted to the correct height. As aforementioned, my cervix and the cup did not get along on the first day so I did have an issue with it popping open then. But to be completely honest, on that same day I went to my go-to menstrual Cup (Mooncup) and my body did not react well to that cup either so I believe it is down to my own body’s fault rather than the menstrual cup.
I was honestly so shocked when I changed my cup after about 2hrs (on my heaviest day) to see that the cup still was only just over half full! If you have read my earlier posts you will know that I have a really heavy flow and have to change way too much on my worst days, however I was so pleased that with this cup that is not the case. I now only have to change about every 4-5 hours whereas with other cups I had to change more frequently; 2-3hrs on my worst day. It may not seem like much of a difference, but for someone who really struggles with their flow, it is the most amazing feeling ever to not have to worry about changing all the time.
Intimina, the Sweedish brand, offers a good range of products from the LilyCup to KegalSmart at affordable prices. The customer service team are absolutely great and fast at feedback.
Taking all things into consideration:
Would I recommend to a friend? YES
Would I recommend to first-time cup users? YES, the softness of the cup is great for getting used to a menstrual cup with insertion and removal.
Who would I recommend this product to? If you have a high cervix and a heavy flow, this product is for you!
*However I would suggest the LilyCup Compact for those with a low cervix*
For more information and to buy your own LilyCup / LilyCup Compact, please visit: www.intimina.com