What is a Menstrual Cup?
How do Menstrual Cups Work?
They collect your period blood inside your vagina
and can be worn for up to 8 hours at a time, giving
you unparalleled freedom compared with traditional period products.
Ruby Cups are made of medical-grade silicone,
making them soft and easy to use. You can reuse a Ruby Cup for
up to ten years, saving around 10kg of plastic waste ending up in landfill.
Choose Your Menstrual Cup Size
Now you know your menstrual flow and the position of your cervix, you can use this chart to see which size Ruby Cup will work best for you.
Tip: If your menstrual flow varies from the first to the last day of your period you may want to use both sizes of a cup, depending on your daily flow.
Still unsure? Read our step-by-step sizing guide.
How To Use a Menstrual Cup
Check folding methods below
The cup will unfold to create a suction that keeps it well positioned and prevents leaks.
The C-fold is one of the most popular menstrual cup folds and gets its name because the point of insertion looks like a C.
1- Squeeze the sides of the cup together.
2- Fold the cup in half to make a C shape.
The 7-fold makes a smaller insertion area than the C-fold and usually ‘pops’ open easily making it a popular with beginners.
1- Fold your menstrual cup in half so that the lips touch.
2- Now pull down the right side, so as to form a ‘7’ shape with the lips of the cup
The punch down fold creates one of the smallest areas of insertion.
1- Push down the rim of the cup with your finger.
2- Squeeze the sides of the cup together.
Pro Tip: Experiment with different ways to fold a menstrual cup until you find what works best for you.
Sit, squat or stand with one leg raised.
& press the walls of the cup inwards to release the suction.
with a firm grip
Learn more about removing your menstrual cup.
Disinfect your menstrual cup by boiling for 3 minutes in a pan or Ruby Steriliser.
After emptying your period cup, simply rinse and reinsert.
You can take a small bottle of water with you to rinse the cup over the toilet.
If the sink is out of reach, simply wipe the Ruby Cup clean with dry or damp tissue, and reinsert.
Cleaning Your Menstrual Cup Is Easy With The Ruby Steriliser
Made of 100% medical grade silicone, the Ruby Steriliser can be used in the microwave or oven.
Practical: simply fill with water and pop into the microwave or oven to boil for a few minutes.
Foldable: collapsible and lightweight. Easy to store or take with you!
Discreet design doesn’t shout menstrual cup. Perfect for shared houses where you don’t want to use communal cooking pots to clean your menstrual cup.
Buy One, Give One
We offer a life-changing menstrual cup donation programme.
Each time someone like you makes a purchase, we donate a Ruby Cup to a girl or woman without access to period care products.
In some countries, girls drop out of school once they start menstruating due to a lack of facilities and sanitary products.
Therefore, your purchase could encourage a young girl to continue her education for a better future!