Lily Cup

The Lily Cup™ offers you a new generation of menstrual care – an ultra-soft, reusable menstrual cup made from medical-grade silicone. With a slim flexible form that's inspired by nature, the Lily Cup™ gives you total convenience and comfort during your period. Designed to fit your busy lifestyle, it provides long-lasting protection that can accommodate even your heaviest flow for 12 hours, without the need for changes.

More than just period protection

Protect your body

While tampons often cause vaginal dryness, the Lily Cup™ is made from medical-grade silicone to offer you more comfort without leaving residual fibers behind. And since it's non-absorbent it has no recorded link to TSS*.

Protect your savings

The Lily Cup™ is a one-time purchase that costs as much as just 3 months of disposable pads and tampons, saving you up to 75% of your menstrual care expenses over a single year.

Protect the planet

On average a woman uses 11,000 disposable sanitary products in her lifetime. Up to 7 billion tampons are dumped into landfills yearly (plus another 13 billion sanitary pads). By using the Lily Cup™, you can make a significant difference.

*TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) is a life-threatening condition caused by toxin-producing strains of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. While not common, the risk of TSS is believed to increase when more absorbent tampons are used.

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Making life easy without the hassle of tampons and pads, the Lily Cup™ offers women the chance to feel clean, confident and secure every day of the month. Free of bleaches and perfumes, this hypoallergenic, medical-grade silicone cup can be worn for up to 12 hours of comfortable period protection with a reduced environmental impact. With Lily Cup™, there are more than enough reasons to make the change.

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10 Key reasons to love the Lily Cup™

  • Offers 12 hours of protection day or night
  • Eliminates menstrual odor and irritation
  • Covers your heaviest to lightest flow
  • Made from 100% body-safe, medical-grade silicone
  • Has no link to TSS*
  • So comfortable and soft, you'll forget you're wearing it
  • No strings and no padding for the ultimate discretion
  • Perfect for everyday activities such as swimming, running, and dancing
  • One-time purchase that saves you money and time
  • Reusable and eco-friendly

Designed to give you the best protection

No-spill rim
Inward facing rim ensures
spot-free protection
Medical-grade silicone
Ultra-soft with maximum flexibility
for the ultimate comfort
Easy-insert spine
The only menstrual cup with a
built-in spine to facilitate insertion
Easy-grip stem
Ridged stem helps you grip
your cup for easier removal
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No-spill rim: The gently sloping shape of the rim allows for easy removal; softly squeezing the base will cause the sloped rim to efficiently allow air to equalize on each side of the cup, releasing the seal. This revolutionary design makes the traditionally used air holes a thing of the past. Moreover, because the cup is made of ultra-soft, pliable silicone, the no-spill rim can easily be spread open for a thorough cleaning.

Medical-grade silicone: The perfect option for all women, especially those who have experienced allergic reactions from traditional menstrual products, the Lily Cup™ does not contain bleaches, perfumes, fibrous materials, and other irritants. Made of hypoallergenic, medical-grade silicone, Lily Cup™ is completely body-safe.

Easy-insert spine: The Lily Cup™ features a structurally reinforced 'spine' of denser silicone that adds rigidity for even easier insertion. Additionally, the spine is specially designed and positioned so that it cannot be felt when worn.

*TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) is a life-threatening condition caused by the toxin-producing strains of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. While not common, the risk of TSS is believed to increase when more absorbent tampons are used.

Learn how to use the Lily Cup™ >>

Using the Lily Cup™ is easy – simply fold, insert, and remove your cup 2-3 times per 24-hour period. Once inside, it will gently open to form a seal with the vaginal wall, providing you with up to 12 hours of spot-free protection. Collecting rather than absorbing menstrual flow, it prevents menstrual fluid from being exposed to air, ensuring your period is completely odor-free. Now you can go about your daily activities with total confidence, knowing that the Lily Cup™ has got you covered.

Clean

Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water before using your Lily Cup™

Before first use, fully submerge your Lily Cup™ in boiling water for 5 to 8 minutes

Fold

Before inserting the Lily Cup™, it needs to be folded. Find the fold option that is most comfortable for you.

Half-V fold
Tampon fold

Hold your cup upright with the logo
facing away from you.

Hold the base of your cup.

Use your index finger to push the
lower rim down.

Flatten the opening with the Intimina
logo facing away from you.

Firmly hold the body of your cup.

Tightly roll your cup upwards.

Insert the pointed end first.

Hold firmly before inserting.

Insert

As you would with a tampon, angle your cup towards your tailbone and insert it upwards
until the stem is inside.

To avoid spotting, gently squeeze the base of the cup (not the stem) then rotate slightly.
This ensures that the cup has fully opened and that a seal has formed.

The Lily Cup™ is held in a lower position
than a tampon.

Remove and empty

To remove, wash your hands thoroughly and sit in a squatting position.

Relax your body and use your vaginal muscles to gently push the cup down. Then grip the stem and slowly pull downwards.

Once you can reach the base of the cup, softly squeeze the base to release the seal.

Pull the stem downwards and, when you feel that the base is almost out, angle it slightly to avoid any spillage. Discard your menstrual fluid into the toilet, wash your cup, and reinsert.

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Choose your Lily Cup™ size

To offer you the most comfortable fit and the best protection, the Lily Cup™ is available in 2 different sizes.

Size A
  • I have not given birth
  • I have given birth by Caesarean
  • Specifications
  • Diameter: 40 mm / 1.57 in.
  • Length: 78 mm / 3.07 in.
  • Capacity: 25 ml / 0.84 fl.oz.
Size B
  • I have given birth naturally
  • I have a weaker pelvic floor
  • Specifications
  • Diameter: 43.5 mm / 1.7 in.
  • Length: 78 mm / 3.07 in.
  • Capacity: 28 ml / 0.95 fl.oz.

Factors to consider

Size is mainly determined by anatomy and childbearing history, but there are other factors to consider that will help you find your correct size. Please note that menstrual flow is not a determining factor when selecting your size, as the Lily Cup™ is designed to be removed and emptied as often as you need.

Anatomy:

This is a very important deciding factor when choosing your size. We recommend that women with a smaller vaginal canal use size A, and those with a larger vaginal canal use size B, regardless of age or menstrual flow.

Virginity:

We recommend that those who have not engaged in sexual intercourse to use size A. For those concerned about the hymen, please consult your medical practitioner prior to use.

Pregnancy:

Childbirth can often affect the shape of the vagina and weaken pelvic floor muscle tone. For this reason, size B is recommended for all women who have given birth naturally.

Pelvic Floor Tone:

The pelvic floor muscles, also known as vaginal muscles, play an important role when wearing a menstrual cup because they are the muscles which hold the cup in place. Like any other muscle group, as we age they lose elasticity, often through pregnancy or hormonal changes. If you have been diagnosed with a weak pelvic floor or with a pelvic floor disorder such as incontinence, we recommend that you use size B.

Find the answers to all your questions about the Lily Cup™ >>

Size

Which size should I choose?

To offer you the most comfortable fit and the best protection, the Lily Cup™ is available in 2 different sizes. Size is mainly determined by anatomy and childbearing history, but there are other contributing factors to consider when finding your correct size. To learn more, visit our Size Guide.

What are the size dimensions?

Size A is 40 mm (1.57 in.) in diameter and 78 mm (3.07 in.) long. The capacity of size A is 25 ml (0.84 fl.oz).
Size B is 43.5 mm (1.7 in.) in diameter and 78 mm (3.07 in.) long. The capacity of size B is 28 ml (0.95 fl.oz.).

Does my flow determine which size I should choose?

Size is mainly determined by anatomy, childbearing history, and pelvic floor strength. Menstrual flow is not a determining factor when selecting your size. Reusable and designed to conveniently accommodate your heaviest to lightest flow, the Lily Cup™ can be removed and reinserted as often as you need. With time and frequent use, you will become familiar with how often you personally need to empty your cup.

Safety

What is the Lily Cup™ made of?

The Lily Cup™ is made of an ultra-soft, medical-grade silicone. It is hypoallergenic and 100% free of phthalates, latex, bleaches, fibers or any other substance that could cause sensitivity or allergic reactions.

Is the material of the Lily Cup™ safe?

Yes! The Lily Cup™ is made of premium medical-grade silicone that is 100% body-safe. It is hypoallergenic, latex-free, phthalate-free, and contains zero toxins.

I am allergic to latex, is the Lily Cup™ safe for me?

Yes, the Lily Cup™ is latex-free and is made of premium medical-grade silicone that does not cause sensitivity or allergic reactions.

If I am a virgin, will the Lily Cup™ affect my hymen?

For those concerned about the hymen, please consult your medical practitioner prior to use.

What is TSS?

TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) is a life-threatening condition caused by the toxin-producing strains of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. While not common, the risk of TSS is believed to increase when more absorbent tampons are used.

Have there been any cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome associated to the Lily Cup™?

As menstrual cups are non-absorbent, there are no recorded links between the Lily Cup™ and Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).

Can I use the Lily Cup™ if I have an IUD?

The Lily Cup™ is held in a lower position than a tampon and should not interfere with an internal birth control device such as an IUD. However, please consult your medical practitioner prior to using the Lily Cup™ if you use an internal birth-control device.

Is the dye safe?

Yes, the Lily Cup™ is made of the highest quality materials for maximum safety. The dye used is 100% body-safe and will not harm you in any way.

Cleaning, maintenance and care

How often should I clean the Lily Cup™?

It is important to thoroughly clean your cup before and after each use. Always remember to clean your hands before handling your Lily Cup™.

How do I clean my cup?

Wash your Lily Cup™ before and after each use with either mild soap and hot water or a purpose-made cleaner. Do not use perfumed soaps as they may cause irritation and disrupt the natural pH balance of your intimate area. Rinse thoroughly to remove any soap or cleaner residue, as this may later cause irritation. For a more thorough cleaning, fully submerge your Lily Cup™ in boiling water for 5 to 8 minutes. Do not boil dry.

What substances should I avoid?

Do not use vinegar, harsh cleaners, petroleum-based substances, tea-tree oil, alcohol, or bleach to clean your Lily Cup™.

Can I clean it in the dishwasher?

No, we do not recommend cleaning your Lily Cup™ in the dishwasher as the harsh chemicals used in detergents could cause irritation to your intimate areas.

Can I wash the storage pouch?

Yes, the specially designed antibacterial, anti-stain storage pouch can be washed in the washing machine. We recommend using a non-irritating detergent that will be gentle to your intimate areas.

When should I replace my Lily Cup™?

Generally, we recommend that you replace your Lily Cup™ every 12 months, but if cared for properly, it is up to your discretion to determine when to replace it. While the silicone is very durable, we recommend that you replace your Lily Cup™ if you notice any cuts, punctures, or the forming of an oily film. Slight discoloration is normal and may occur over time. Any discoloration that occurs will not affect the effectiveness or safety of the Lily Cup™.

Using the Lily Cup™

Can I wear it overnight?

Yes, the Lily Cup™ can be worn non-stop for 12 hours without needing to change it. Now you can enjoy a good night's sleep with stain-free sheets the next morning!

Can I wear it while doing a vigorous workout?

Yes, if your Lily Cup™ was inserted properly, then you can rest assured that it will protect you during any of your favorite sporting activities.

Are there activities I should avoid when wearing my cup?

The only activity that should be avoided while wearing the Lily Cup™ is intercourse. Other than that, you can wear the Lily Cup™ to do just about any activity you like! With the Lily Cup™, you can confidently go swimming, dancing, running, or even to yoga, all care-free.

How many hours can I wear it without having to change it?

For the ultimate convenience, you can wear the Lily Cup™ non-stop for up to 12 hours without the need for regular changes. However, how often you personally will need to change it depends on your flow. For those heavier days you may need to change it more frequently than on your lighter ones.

I'm spotting, am I wearing it right?

If the Lily Cup™ is inserted correctly you should be completely spot-free. It is important to remember that it takes a bit of time and practice to learn how to use a menstrual cup. But, if you are experiencing spotting, the most common reason is that when it was inserted the Lily Cup™ did not fully open to form a seal with the vaginal wall.

We recommend that you remove and reinsert your cup and try one of the following tips to ensure that the cup has fully opened. Once inserted:

1. Softly squeeze the base of the cup (not the stem) and slightly rotate it.
2. Insert 1 finger and gently run it around the inserted cup to ensure that a seal has formed.

Also, we suggest two folding options for the Lily Cup™; perhaps by trying a new folding option you may eliminate this problem.

I am a teenager and just got my period. Can I use the Lily Cup™?

Yes, even young girls can reap the many benefits that the Lily Cup™ offers. Since the Lily Cup™ rests in a lower position than a tampon, it is perfectly safe for women of all ages. However, if you are concerned about the hymen, please consult your medical practitioner prior to use.

How often should I empty my cup?

You can wear your Lily Cup™ for up to 12 hours, and we recommend that you empty your cup 2-3 times per 24 hour period. Generally speaking, the lighter your flow, the less frequent the changes. But on those heavy days, you may need to empty your cup more often. With time and practice you will be able to gauge how often you personally need to empty your cup.

Can I wear my cup during intercourse?

No, the Lily Cup™ cannot be worn during intercourse. It is important to note that the Lily Cup™ is not a contraceptive and will not prevent against pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.

Insertion and removal advice

What should I do if I have difficulty inserting my cup?

First of all, relax your body! This will help to ease your vaginal muscles and facilitate insertion. Find a comfortable position and try the different folding options to see which one is most comfortable for you. You can also use a little water-based lubricant for added comfort.

Insertion of the Lily Cup™ is similar to that of a tampon and since it's new, it may seem a little difficult at first. With time and a bit of practice, inserting the Lily Cup™ will become effortless. In fact, most girls master the technique after a few attempts and then they love how comfortable it is.

Can I use a lubricant?

Yes. If you wish to use a lubricant, we recommend that you use a water-based product such as Intimina's Feminine Moisturizer. Avoid using a silicone-based lubricant as this could make the Lily Cup's™ silicone permanently tacky.

What should I do if I have difficulty removing my cup?

Remain calm if you cannot remove your cup, there is no urgency as the Lily Cup™ can be worn for up to 12 hours. The key to easy removal is relaxing your body. In a slightly squatting position, use a series of gentle, downward pushes with your vaginal muscles to move the cup lower. Then grip the stem and slowly pull downwards. Once you can reach the base of the cup, gently squeeze the base to release the seal. Continue to pull the stem downwards and, when you feel that the base is almost out, angle your cup slightly to avoid any spillage.

Should I remove my cup during bowel movements?

The Lily Cup™ does not need to be removed for urination or bowel movement.