JuJu is an Australian menstrual cup brand. The company is run by 2 Mothers who, in their own words, care deeply about the planet and menstrual health.
One thing that is really important to me when it comes to reusable menstrual products is the packaging. Some companies use a lot of plastic which feels very counter productive. JuJu use recycled materials for their packaging, which in itself is also recyclable. The JuJu cups are also made in Australia rather than outsourcing elsewhere in the world. All in all a really well-rounded company.
JuJu Menstrual Cup Review
I was sent both sizes, which arrived from Australia pretty darn quick. I really like the packaging. The box is quite simplistic looking but also full of blurb about JuJu without being overwhelming. The floral pattern on the sides was a lovely touch too.
JuJu Cup Measurements
JuJu use the highest quality medical grade silicone which is hypoallergenic and doesn’t contain any additives that may be harmful. The JuJu cup is approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia.
Size 1: Total Length 65mm | Stem 19mm | Cup 46mm | Diameter 40mm | Capacity 20ml
Size 2: Total Length 69mm | Stem 19mm | Cup 50mm | Diameter 46mm | Capacity 30ml
Looking closer at the cup you can see some beautiful butterflies on the base. Symbolizing freedom. How apt.
They’re ever so slightly raised to aid with removing the cup. Not so much they’d cause any irritation, but just enough to help grip the cup base if you give it a good pinch.
JuJu Cup Packaging
Under the JuJu logo on the top inside flap it reads ‘Healthier for you & your planet’. I really, really loved that. One thing I am always harping on about is the impact of waste at landfill and washing out to sea. Some companies just emphasise health benefits for the body but not the planet. So to see JuJu had mentioned our wonderful planet, that really warmed me up to the company. And as I said before, their packaging is 100% recyclable and made from recycled materials.
Using The JuJu Cup
When it came to using the cup, I found it very easy to fold for insertion. I would say it’s a medium cup in terms of firmness. Despite being medium firmness I had no problem getting it to open up. The JuJu cup opened up on its own using the punchdown fold (I also tried the 7 fold, triangle and labia – all of which opened fine too). Now, I have a slightly sensitive bladder and the JuJu didn’t irritate that in any way, which was quite nice. Some other cups that are firmer and have a prominent rim sometimes leave me feeling like I need a wee all the time.
The capacity was really good for me. I am going to admit this and say I cannot remember how long I had it in for (I really should have checked, sorry!) but I put it in first thing and then took it out at some point in early afternoon. Maybe about 2pm. So I guess about 8hrs and it was 3/4 full. In that time I’d been running around as usual after my 19 month old small boy and it didn’t leak. Removing it was super easy – I just pinched the base of the cup, twisted it to the right slightly to break the seal and once the base was out, the rest of the cup followed. As I mentioned above, it’s a medium firmness cup, so removal was actually quite comfortable.
Removing it was super easy. I just pinched the base of the cup, twisted it to the right slightly to break the seal and once the base was out, the rest of the cup followed. As I mentioned above, it’s a medium firmness cup, so removal was actually quite comfortable.
There are no markings inside the cup so it was really easy to clean up before reinserting. I just poured the blood down the loo and then rinsed under the tap as I was at home. But if you’re out then you can use a piece of toilet paper to wipe it out. Putting my JuJu cup back in was just as easy as the first time. No problems getting it to open up.
I actually had a little test set out for this cup and I was so sure it wasn’t going to be up to it due to not being a firm cup. But I was very wrong. The test was my weight training and the JuJu didn’t budge or crush under the pressure. Well, blow me over! A cup that isn’t firm and it held up. Very impressed.
Overall I really liked the JuJu cup. From the start at contact with Katryna and right through to using the cup – I am very happy with the customer service I received, and equally as happy with my JuJu cup. I would definitely recommend this menstrual cup to a beginner, someone who wants something at the softer end of the scale but easy to open, and those who like to use a cup when they exercise.
For more information please visit the JuJu Website.
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