Freedom Cups (Grande)
A Freedom Cup is a small cup made of 100% medical-grade silicone that sits in the vagina to collect menstrual fluid.
The Freedom Cup comes in two sizes.
The Grande we introduced for women comfortable with menstrual cups, find that their flows are heavy, and would like to change their cups out less often.
The grande measures 4.5cm in diameter across the rim, and about 7cm from tip to rim. The mini holds about 35ml.
Material: 100% medical grade silicone
How do I clean my Freedom Cup?
Clean water and a fragrance-free soap is all you need to clean it out. Make sure there is no crusted fluid in any of the holes or ridges. If you would like to sterilize it before and after your period, you can get a small porcelain bowl, place the cup inside, and pour boiling water over it.
How often do I need to change it?
We recommend that women insert the cup in the morning as they are getting ready for work or school, and remove, clean, and reinsert again at night when they are taking a shower, getting ready for bed. An average women expels about 60-70ml of fluid over the course of her period, and our cups hold about 18ml each. So if you are changing it out every 10-12 hours, it should not overflow. But different women have different cycles so based on your first two periods you will learn how often you need to change it out to prevent overflow.
How to change it when I'm out of the house?
We would recommend using a handicap toilet stall which usually has a sink installed. You can also bring a mineral water bottle into a normal toilet stall to wash the cup out. If you find this too tiresome, you can use a pantyliner or pad (reusable cotton ones, of course!) for the days you are anticipating a heavy flow and will be out in public.
What does it feel like?
Once inserted you will not feel anything at all. If you are even aware that it is there, it means the Freedom Cup is not ‘deep’ enough.
What is the shelf-life of a Freedom Cup?
A Freedom Cup is made from 100% medical-grade silicone. This allows it to span 10 to 15 years if taken care of well. However, this varies based on individual factors. If the cup suddenly changes color, becomes slimy, or alters in appearance, stop all use immediately.
How do I insert and remove it?