The Ruby Cup is a comfortable, healthy, reusable, economical and ecological alternative to sanitary pads and tampons. The Ruby Cup is a menstrual cup made from medical grade soft silicone and is free from plastics, latex, toxins and bleaches. It is worn inside the vagina, where it collects your period blood rather than absorbing it as a tampon would. It has 3 times the capacity of a tampon and can be worn up to 8 hours at a time, giving you unparalleled freedom compared with traditional period products.
Women use up to 12,000 disposable menstrual products, in their lifetime. By using a Ruby Cup you easily make a positive contribution to the environment. You can reuse a Ruby Cup for up to ten years and save 10 kilo of plastic from disposable products from ending up in landfills.
The advantages of a Ruby Cup
WALLET-FRIENDLY - Although the initial price is more expensive, the cost of one Ruby Cup is equal to the cost of 5 to 6 months of traditional, disposable period products. A Ruby Cup can last up to 10 years which means saving more than 95% compared to disposable period products.
COMFY - One of the advantages of the menstrual cup is its comfort, it can be used during the entire period, even at night. And if you are going to exercise, nothing happens, swimming, gymnastics, running, CrossFit, the cup will always keep everything in place.
PRACTICAL - The Ruby Cup can be worn for 8 hours. You can take it wherever you want. Going camping or visiting a festival? Or even if you're just planning a night out, you do not have to worry about using Ruby Cup.
ECO-FRIENDLY - Let’s do the math: 25 tampons or menstrual pads each period x 12 months of the year x 10 years of the life of the menstrual cup: 3,000 sanitary pads or tampons that would not go to the trash.
HEALTHY - Ruby Cups are made from 100% medical-grade premium silicone and are blissfully free from plastics, latex, toxins and bleaches. You can care for your body, all while knowing that the product you’re using is completely harmless.
BUY ONE, GIVE ONE – Each time you make a purchase, Ruby Cup donates a Ruby Cup to a girl or woman without access to period products. And you’re giving more than just a cup, you give women and girls access to educational workshops and mentorship, where they will learn about menstrual care and reproductive health, and how to use their new cup.
Enough reasons to make a switch!
Choose the right size The RubyCup is available in the sizes small and medium, the beginner's guide explains which size is best for you. In summary, you choose a small cup for a light period and a low cervix and a medium cup for a medium to heavy menstrual period and a high cervix.
Do you have the feeling that your menstrual cup does not fit properly Read this article that RubyCup wrote in collaboration with a doctor.
How to use RubyCup has a beginner's guide compiled with all the information to become a menstrual cup expert.
Wash your hands with soap and water before inserting and removing a menstrual cup.
Fold the Ruby Cup with a fold that suits you best and insert into your vagina.
Once inside, the cup will unfold to create a suction that keeps it well positioned and prevents leaks.
Use the cup for up to 8 hours. How long you can wear the cup differs per person and depends on your period.
To remove the cup: sit, squat or stand with one leg raised and locate the base of the cup.
Press the walls of the cup inwards to release the suction and gently pull the cup out with a firm grip and empty it.
Rinse and reinsert.
Want to make it really easy? Watch the video 'How to use a menstrual cup' (enclosed between the photos)!
Made from medical grade silicone
All Ruby Cups are free of animal testing and byproducts, and are registered with the Vegan Society