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Which size is best for me?

Mimacup offers two sizes that are suited to different women.

S Size

  • Recommended for women under 30, whether they have had sexual relations or not.
  • Suitable for teenagers during their first periods.
  • Not suitable for women who have had vaginal or caesarian deliveries.

L Size

  • Recommended for women over 30, whether they have had sexual relations or not.
  • Suitable for women who have had vaginal or caesarian deliveries.

In any case, if you have any more questions you can always contact us at:

I will soon be 30, which size should I pick?

In this case we recommend the L size, as Mimacup can be used for up to 10 years, and this means you can use it without worrying that it might be too small.
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I have my first period, can I use Mimacup?

You can use the S size Mimacup without any problems. Don’t worry about the cup being too hard, as Mimacup is manufactured with a soft and flexible medical silicone.

Don’t worry if it seems big, once it is inserted it is not much larger than a tampon that has absorbed menstrual flow.

Can I use lubricants to insert the Mimacup?

Of course, although we recommend using a neutral pH lubricant, as other lubricants may shorten the useful life of the cup’s silicone.

How do I know if the Mimacup is inserted correctly?

Mimacup normally opens up once inserted, but if you want to be sure, you can either insert your fingers to feel around the rim of the cup, or move the stem slightly to turn it so that if it is caught slightly, it will open up.
To reach the stem you will not have to put your fingers very far inside, as it should be located around once centimetre in. The menstrual cup is not inserted as deeply as tampons.

Will I feel the Mimacup?

Perhaps you will notice you are wearing it for the first few hours or days, but it adapts so well to the vagina that you will end up forgetting you are wearing it after a few days, without worrying about it when you need to go the toilet.

When I go to the toilet, do I need to remove the Mimacup?

No, as it stays inside, there is no outer part that might require it to be changed, like tampon strings for example. It is really very comfortable.

Will I have any leaks when using the Mimacup?

Once you get used to using it and you know how your menstrual cycle works, it is very unlikely to have leaks. It is a more reliable means of protection than tampons. But it never hurts to make sure it has been inserted correctly.
If you have any leaks, you can always contact us or check how heavy your flow is and make sure you are using the right size.

For the first few days you can use a back-up pad, until you know your period well.

Is it compatible with contraceptives?

Of course, whether you are using pills, the ring or an IUD, the cup will not cause any side effects. You can use it without worrying.

If I am taking medication to cure an infection, can I use the Mimacup?

We recommend not using the cup until the infection is cured, as medication may affect the cup’s silicone material.
If you have any questions, we recommend asking your gynaecologist.

Does Mimacup use safe silicone?

Mimacup is made of high-quality, soft and flexible, 100% hypo-allergenic medical silicone that is free from: latex, plasticizers, BPA, bleach, chemical additives and perfume.

Can I use the Mimacup if I'm allergic to latex?

Of course, Mimacup is made with 100% hypo-allergenic medical silicone, and is completely latex free.

Why is Mimacup better than a sanitary towel or tampon?

Because it takes care of your body, respects your vaginal flora, is totally hypo-allergenic, is safe for the body, you can sleep with it in, you can exercise wearing it and travel with it, the cup is comfortable, you can’t see it or notice it, it does not cause TSS like tampons and sanitary towels. It doesn’t dry you out, irritate you or leave fibres, and it does not alter your natural vaginal flora. The cup does not contain bleach, latex, BPA, chemical additives, perfume, plasticizers or whiteners. It takes care of the environment as it doesn’t create the same amount of waste as other disposable methods, and is more environmentally-friendly. €1 of each Mimacup purchase goes to a good cause, and we also take care of your bank account, as the cup is a good saving given that it pays for itself after a few months, and as a reusable method one cup can last up to 10 years.

How frequently should I empty my Mimacup?

The S size can hold up to 25 ml, while the L size can hold up to 35 ml.
It should normally be emptied 2 or 3 times a day, however this depends on each woman’s period. It can be left in for up to 12 hours, which is why we advise checking the cup on the first day to see how heavy your flow is. It is easy to check using the measuring lines.

What if I'm in a public bathroom?

No problem, you can clean it with toilet paper or wet wipes and then reinsert it. When you find the right time, you can wash it with water and neutral pH soap.

What if there is no clean drinking water nearby?

We advise washing the Mimacup with drinking water. If you do not have any drinking water nearby, you can use bottled water. If you do not have any bottled water either, you should boil it.
If the cup has been properly sterilised, there is no risk of a vaginal infection.

Can I use the Mimacup while I exercise?

Yes, it’s not a problem, you can even use it while swimming. It is very comfortable, and you don’t even need to change it!

Can I use the Mimacup while I sleep?

You can sleep perfectly fine while wearing the cup, as long as you do not go longer than 12 hours without changing it.

Can I use Mimacup if I have just given birth?

It is not advisable to use any internal feminine hygiene products during postnatal menstruation, and we recommend not using it for about six weeks, in order to avoid the risk of infections.

Can I wash the bag to keep the cup in?

Yes, you can wash it by hand or in the washing machine. But we recommend using a mild detergent suitable for special garments.

How long have menstrual cups been around? Why haven't I heard of them before?

It was industrially produced during the 1930s, although in 1867 there were already some models. The best known was made by Leona Chalmers and designed in the United States in 1932.
The product was not very commercially viable, since it does not generate the same level of profit as disposable feminine hygiene products, which meant it wasn’t profitable.

Does the menstrual cup cause TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome)? Have there been any cases of TSS associated with menstrual cups?

In some cases, inappropriate use of a menstrual cup can cause TSS, although today there are very few cases related to the menstrual cup. More information