Which menstrual cup size is right for me?

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Choosing the right menstrual cup size is like finding a shoe that fits perfectly. Before you buy a shoe you will find out your size and which shape fits you comfortably. The same rule applies to menstrual cups, although unfortunately, you can not just go into a store and try them until you find one that works well for you.

As every vagina is anatomically unique there is no such thing as 'one size fits all'. That's why we have a 120 day "no questions asked" money back guarantee. Try a Ruby Cup and if it does not fit, you can change the size or get a full refund.  

Luckily, there are many different shapes and sizes of menstrual cups, which makes it possible for you to find the perfect fit.

Your "Goldilocks" cup, we recommend that you know your flow and your anatomy before choosing a menstrual cup.

Here are the two key factors to look out for when choosing the right size:

  • Heaviness of your menstrual flow
  • Position of your cervix

Once you know these two characteristics you can narrow down your pool of potential menstrual cups. Ruby Cup is a great starter cup and works well for the majority of users. If you're not sure about the height of your cervix, definitely read this guide

If you have a light to medium flow, we recommend the Ruby Cup Small.
If you have a medium to heavy flow, we recommend the Ruby Cup Medium

If you have a low cervix, we recommend the Ruby Cup Small.
If you have a high cervix, we recommend the Ruby Cup Medium.

Light flow and high cervix?

We recommend the Ruby Cup Medium for ultimate comfort.

Heavy flow and low cervix? Both cups work for you:

-The Ruby Cup Small would need to emptied more frequently
-The Ruby Cup Medium holds more blood, but you probably have to cut the stem for comfort.

These are the measurements of Ruby Cup:

Ruby Cup Small
For lighter to medium periods
Ruby Cup Medium
For medium to heavy periods
Cup length 46 mm 51 mm
Stem Length 19 mm 17 mm
Total Length 65 mm 68 mm
Diameter 40 mm 45 mm
Capacity to the rim 24 ml 34 ml
Capacity to the holes 19 ml 24 ml

Do age or childbirth influence the menstrual cup size needed?

We do not recommend that you choose your menstrual cup based on whether you have given birth or not or your age. Since each body is anatomically unique, these are not very reliable factors. Ruby Cup Small instead of a Ruby Cup Medium and vice versa.

So keep in mind that giving birth does not mean that you now need a bigger menstrual cup. Your flow and cervix position are better indicators in our experience.

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