|No more frequent tampon changes|
|So soft and flexible - can’t be felt while worn|
|Total protection, even on your heaviest day|
|Protect your intimate balance and avoid dryness|
|No more odors - feel fresh all day|
|No strings, no padding - wear what you want|
Makes removal a breeze
Invisible easy-insert spines
Two undetectable, reinforced 'spines' of denser silicone in the front and back that add rigidity for easy insertion
Ensures the cup stays rigid when in use, and that it can collapse completely flat when you're finished using it
Secure hold rim
Holds the cup in place
Getting started: 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.
Light to heavy ﬂow
|Lily Cup™ Compact
Light to medium ﬂow
*Due to the Lily Cup’s slanted rim design, it does not need air holes.
For younger girls who have recently started menstruating we generally recommend the Lily Cup Compact due to its smaller size. However, all women’s bodies are different and only you can make the decision about what will fit your body.
Lily Cup classic is great for all levels of flow: from light to very heavy. Lily Cup Compact is best for light to medium flow. However, if you have a heavier flow you can still use it, you’ll just have to empty it more frequently.
Generally the closer your cervix is to the entrance of your vagina, the shorter your vaginal canal is, and this may affect the type of cup you should use. Women with a lower cervix may find Lily Cup Compact more comfortable as it is shorter. Both cups can also be shortened or trimmed, but be careful not to damage your cup. For more information on finding you cervix and trimming your cup, please see our FAQ here.
Childbirth can often affect the shape of the vagina and weaken pelvic floor tone. Size B is recommended to all women who have given birth vaginally.
The pelvic floor muscles, also known as vaginal muscles, play an important role when wearing a menstrual cup because they determine the width of the vaginal canal and are the muscles that hold the cup in place. Like any other muscle group, as we age they lose elasticity, and are often affected by pregnancy or hormonal changes. If you know you have a weaker pelvic floor, (for example, if you experience bladder leaks or have lost vaginal tone) we recommend that you use size B.
We recommend that those who have not engaged in sexual intercourse use size A. For those concerned about the hymen, please consult your medical practitioner prior to use.
Lily Cup™ Compact is a collapsible menstrual cup. It folds flat so it’s easy to carry around in its cute little case. It offers up to 10 hours of protection and is perfect for women with a light to medium flow. If you have a heavier flow you can still use it, but it will just have to be emptied more frequently. It is a shorter cup so it’s great for women with a lower cervix (shorter vaginal canal).
Lily Cup™ is our higher capacity cup. It’s great for all levels of flow, from light to heavy. This cup is longer and is better for women with higher cervixes (longer vaginal canals), though the stem can also be trimmed to make it shorter. It offers up to 12 hours of protection. It features a unique non-spill rim.
The cervix can change position depending upon where you are in your menstrual cycle, so wait until your next period to check its position. The cervix is a tight ring of muscle where menstrual fluid flows from the uterus and feels a little like the tip of your nose. Wash your hands and insert one finger into your vagina. If you can easily reach your cervix with the tip of your finger then it is positioned quite low.
Size is mainly determined by anatomy, childbearing history, and pelvic floor strength. Since a woman’s body undergoes many changes during life, both Lily Cup™ and Lily Cup™ Compact are available in two different sizes.
Size ASize B
You have not given birthYou have given birth vaginally
You have given birth by CaesareanYou have a weaker pelvic floor
Each cup is designed for maximum comfort and should not be felt when worn. If you feel any discomfort, you may need to change your size.
• If you are using a size A and feel that your cup is not securely collecting your menstrual flow and/or experience continual spotting, then change to size B.
• If you are using a size B and find it difficult to insert and/or feel any discomfort during use, then change to size A.
• If you usually have a heavy flow, we recommend you use the regular Lily Cup™, which has a higher capacity.
Size ASize B
Diameter: 40 mm / 1.57 in.Diameter: 43.5 mm / 1.71 in.
Length: 78 mm / 3.07 in. Length: 78 mm / 3.07 in.
Capacity to rim: 28 ml / 0.95 fl. oz.Capacity to rim: 32 ml / 1.08 fl. oz.
Lily Cup™ Compact
Size ASize B
Diameter: 42 mm / 1.65 in.Diameter: 45 mm / 1.77 in.
Length: 58 mm / 2.28 in. Length: 58 mm / 2.28 in.
Capacity to rim: 18 ml / 0.61 fl. oz.Capacity to rim: 23 ml / 0.78 fl. oz.
Capacity to air holes: 16 ml / 0.54 fl. oz.Capacity to air holes: 19 ml / 0.64 fl. oz.
Due to the Lily Cup’s slanted rim design, it does not need air holes.
If your Lily Cup™ Compact is too long or the stem irritates you, you can turn the cup inside out and then insert it normally. It doesn’t change the way you use the cup or make it less effective (other than perhaps a small decrease in the capacity since the stem takes up space inside). This does not work for the Lily Cup™.
You can trim the stem of the Lily Cup™ to just below the 3rd ring so that you still have something to grip for removal. You can trim the stem of the Lily Cup™ Compact to just at the 3rd ring – maximum. Remove any more and you risk puncturing the cup and making it unusable. Please see the images below for a guide.
Lily Cup™Lily Cup™ Compact
Just remember that removing the stem, either by turning the cup inside-out or cutting it, can make it a little more difficult to remove, since you don't have anything to grip.
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.
Yes, the Lily Cup™ is latex-free and is made of premium medical-grade silicone that does not cause sensitivity or allergic reactions.
No. The vagina ends at the cervix, so you can’t lose the cup in your body. If you are having trouble removing the cup, just try to relax your body and use your pelvic floor muscles to push the cup down until you can grip the stem and pull it further down. Once you can reach the base, squeeze to break the seal, which will make it easier to slide out. Certain positions, like squatting over the toilet, can shorten the vagina and bring the cup closer to the entrance as well.
For those concerned about the hymen, please consult your medical practitioner prior to use.
TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) is a life-threatening condition caused by the toxin-producing strains of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. While rare, TSS is a serious disease that may be fatal and has been linked to high absorbency and prolonged use of tampons. Symptoms can include sudden high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, and a rash like sunburn.
If you have any of these signs while using a Lily Cup™, remove it and contact your doctor immediately. If you have been diagnosed with TSS in the past it is not recommended to use Lily Cup. If you are unsure please ask your medical practitioner.
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.
Yes, the Lily Cup™ is made of the highest quality materials for maximum safety. The dye used is 100% body-safe and has been tested and approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100.
Wash your Lily Cup™ before and after each use with mild soap and hot water. Do not use harsh soaps as they may cause irritation and disrupt the natural pH balance of your intimate area. Rinse thoroughly. For a more thorough cleaning, fully submerge your Lily Cup™ in boiling water for 5 to 8 minutes. Do not boil dry.
Other methods, recommended for occasional cleaning to removing stains:
Hydrogen peroxide (1%): Use 1 part 1% hydrogen peroxide and 1 part water. Submerge your cup and let it soak cup for 24 hours. Wash well to remove all of the hydrogen peroxide residue before using it or storing it.
White vinegar: Use 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water. Submerge and soak your cup for 24 hours. If, after washing the cup well, it still smells like vinegar follow up by boiling as above.
Do not use harsh cleaners, petroleum-based substances, tea-tree oil, alcohol, or bleach to clean your 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™.
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.
Yes. The specially designed antibacterial, anti-stain storage pouch for Lily Cup™ can be washed in the washing machine. We recommend using a non-irritating detergent that will be gentle to your intimate areas.
The Lily Cup™ Compact’s protective case can be washed with soap and water, and then dried before use.
Cleaning and storing your Lily Cup™ properly will ensure that it lasts for a number of years. 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 or sticky 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™.
No, the Lily Cup™ Compact’s design means it will always stay rigid when worn. It will only collapse when you use your hands to collapse it.
There are several different options for folding; it depends on each woman’s body and preferences. No matter your folding technique, it is extremely important to make sure that the top of your cup completely opens once you have inserted it. Gently squeeze the base of the cup (not the stem) to open it inside your body.
You can find instructions on the most useful folds here.
Yes, the Lily Cup™ can be worn non-stop for 12 hours (10 hours for Lily Cup™ Compact) without needing to change it. Now you can enjoy a good night's sleep with stain-free sheets the next morning! If you usually have heavy flow, you may consider choosing the regular Lily Cup™ , which has a higher capacity.
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.
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 to yoga, all care-free.
For the ultimate convenience, you can wear the Lily Cup™ non-stop for up to 12 hours (10 hours for Lily Cup™ Compact) 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.
If the Lily Cup™ is inserted correctly you should be completely leak-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 leaks, 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 different folding options for the Lily Cup™; perhaps by trying a new folding option you may eliminate this problem.
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. If you are concerned about breaking the hymen, please consult your medical practitioner prior to use.
It is recommended that women wait 6 weeks after giving birth to use internal period protection. After that, and only if you are fully healed, you can use a cup for your first period after the birth of your baby. If you are experiencing vaginal pain, discomfort, or irritation, please consult your medical practitioner prior to use.
Yes! Lily Cup™ is highly recommended for use during menopause as it doesn’t cause dryness, and you can take it anywhere with you. During menopause your cycle can be very unpredictable, sometimes the flow will increase or decrease without warning. The Lily Cup™ is great for managing these changes without drying out intimate areas or causing further irritation, which are both common problems during menopause and are exacerbated by using uncomfortable tampons.
You can wear your Lily Cup™ for up to 12 hours (10 hours for Lily Cup™ Compact), 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.
Always remember you should wash your hands before handling your cup - consider carrying antibacterial hand wipes or hand sanitizer in your bag. The Lily Cup™ itself is designed not to encourage bacterial growth, so you can skip a rinse once in a while. If you don’t have access to a sink, you can use a piece of toilet paper to wipe the cup and re-insert it. Another option is to take a bottle of water with you into the bathroom stall and rinse the cup over the toilet.
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.
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.
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™ silicone permanently tacky.
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.
The Lily Cup™ does not need to be removed for urination or bowel movement.