VBR Rave: Sileu’s Affordable Menstrual Cup Review

July 8, 2016By 4 Comments

sileu menstrual cup

I’d like to preface this post by stating that there’s nothing awesome about shoving a chemically bleached, pointy wad of cotton up your vadge to collect Aunt Flo’s messy situation. Bleach aside, tampons harbor bacteria (which can lead to toxic shock syndrome!) and they are often culprits of embarrassing leaks and funkadelic odors.

I have ditched tampons for good (even the organic cotton ones!). Menstrual cups are made from medical-grade silicone that you insert into your hoo-ha to collect your monthliness. They’re eco-friendly (we’re talkin’ zero waste), money saving (a single cup will last you for decades!), and you can wear them for up to 12 hours. If you’re not sold on the idea of flow cups yet, what’s the dealio!?

While menstrual cups tend to be bit pricy (I’ve even seen health food stores lock them up in display cases… no joke), there are some affordable options out there. My latest find is from the brand Sileu. They offer cups for only $19.99!

sileu cup

Highlights:

  1. They are easy to use – you just fold the cup in half length-wise and insert; you won’t even feel it once it’s in place (psst, they come in size small and large, so make sure you get the one that’s best suited for your age/needs/etc.).Sileu cup review
  2. The grippy part you use to take the cup out (the pointy part at the end) is much more comfortable and easer to work with than other brands I’ve tried – you usually have to cut the stick-y part down to your liking, which I’m not a huge fan of. This one is perfect (especially for lazy people like me).
  3. This silicon cup seems to be a bit thinner and more malleable than some bigger name brands that I’ve tried. This makes it so much easier to insert. menstrual cup
  4. Eee, it’s purple. ♥ 
  5. … and cheap!

Slight gripes:

  • All the directions on the packing are in Spanish. I’ve used menstrual cups before so I know how to properly insert them, but I could see the lack of English directions being intimidating and confusing for a newb.
  • The baggie that comes with the cup for storage is white (periods + white anything is just a bad combo) and kind of plain looking with pretty obvious branding on it (so much for being inconspicuous). I would prefer if it were in a stylish and girlie pouch that you could just throw in your purse and not feel self conscious about.

Overall though, the pros definitely outweigh the cons, and I totally dig this cup. I’ll be repurchasing more as backups fo’ sho!

Do you use menstrual cups? Would you ever try them? What’s your favorite brand?

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  1. Sarah says:

    $20, amazing! This looks a ton like the Diva. I have a Diva and a Lunette. I used to think the Lunette was too stiff but I’ve been having issues with the Diva lately so I may give it ago. Thanks for this!

  2. CC says:

    I’ve actually been so close to purchasing one over and over and have read so many mixed reviews. I truly like the idea of this and the price! I have a friend that sews her own reusable pads as well. Thank you for the heads up on the Spanish Instructions.

    • Monica says:

      I’ve been looking into menstrual cups and like you I have been so close to purchasing constantly. I think what scares me is how to remove it and clean it in the bathroom, especially in a public restroom. But I LOVE the idea.

  3. Rebekah says:

    I love the idea of reusable menstrual stuff, but cups never worked for me. I bought a run of the mill one and found out the hard way that apparently a “low cervix” is a thing you can have? So I bought a special one designed for that and all it did was turn my cramps up to eleven every time I used it. So I looked into reusable options a little more and decided to sew up some fabric pads (ready made ones are just as expensive as cups, what gives?) and I’ve been happily using those for like a year and a half now. Super comfortable, way easy to clean, and still zero waste. Tl;dr there’s a reusable product out there for everybody! If one cup doesn’t work, keep looking, or try something different, your vag will def thank you for persevering.

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