This cup would not open when inserted, no matter what I tried. This resulted in really bad leaking issues. Really disappointed that such an expensive product is not at all functional.
Hi, Thank you for your review of the FemmyCycle, and we are sorry to hear of the trouble you had with this cup. FemmyCycle do suggest a few tips for insertion. Insertion of the FemmyCycle is different to other brands. Firstly, fold the cup into a "C" (cup will be shaped like a tampon), insert with the fold facing down towards the rectum (like an upside down U), once inserted the cup will open up on its own as much as it needs to. Do not worry about it not unfolding all the way, it should still function properly and catch the blood. Once inserted, only insert until the removal strap sitting inside the vaginal opening or resting on the vaginal opening. Then give the removal strap a slight tug; in order, to lock it into place and secure it from leaks. It is even OK if it hangs out a little, for it will aid in easier removal and ensure that the cup isn't too close to your cervix. Please let us know if you have tried these suggestions and if you have more success :-)