XO Flo Menstrual Cup Review

The XO Flo is a menstrual cup that’s made in the USA by GladRags. The name probably sounds familiar, and that’s because they’ve been around for a long time selling cloth pads. It came as no surprise to me that a menstrual cup was added to their range. GladRags kindly sent me an XO Flo to try out and to write a review.

XO Flo Menstrual Cup Review for eco conscious people wanting a zero waste period

Inside The Box

The XO Flo comes in a cotton drawstring pouch, packed in a cardboard box with beautiful rose gold detailing. On the outside of the box there’s some basic info about the menstrual cup. A leaflet is included which includes: how to use the cup, inserting, removal, storage, and cleaning. The leaflet is in english.

Cup Measurements

The XO Flo is available in only one size and is made from medical grade silicone.

45mm diameter | Total length (cup and stem) 86mm | Cup length 55mm | Stem length 31mm | Capacity 38ml

 

The XO Flo is a one size menstrual cup and is made by Gladrags, who make cloth pads too.

Appearance & Use

The XO Flo is bell shaped and made from a semi opaque silicone which is slightly tacky to the touch. The stem has 3 balls for grip to aid removal, and there are no grips on the base of the cup. Just under the rim there are two airholes angled upwards. Looking at the cup, you can clearly see an ‘X’ on either side. This is meant to help the cup open fully and prevent leaking.

In terms of firmness, I would say that the XO Flo is medium, and similar to the Ruby Cup, and a little softer than a JuJu.

When inserting the cup, you’re meant to hold your fingers over the ‘X’ and then fold. This unique design really does help the cup open up, and I had no issues getting it to open once inserted. I had a little trouble finding a fold that I could comfortably hold on to, and getting the cup to the point where I could let it open. The reason being is that the rim is really thick so, when folding the cup, it’s really quite cumbersome and hard to hold onto to stop it opening before I was ready. I found the punchdown fold to be the only fold that worked for me with this cup.

But, as I mentioned above, once the XO Flo is in position, I had no issues getting it to open. Removal was very easy too. I found the XO Flo to be super comfortable during the day and night which was a huge plus.

Final Thoughts

I used this cup for a few cycles and not once did I have any leaking issues. I really love the length as it’s very long which is great for my high cervix.

Whilst I did manage to fold the XO Flo and insert it, I did find it bulky. I think that someone with dexterity issues such as EDS may struggle with this.

Overall I do like my XO Flo menstrual cup. It always opens and the capacity is great for me. Not to mention it’s extremely comfortable too. I love being able to completely forget that I am wearing a cup.

The XO Flo retails at $35 and is available to purchase on the GladRags website*

Have you tried this menstrual cup or would you?

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13 Comments

  1. 15th June 2017 / 2:41 am

    I have seen several menstrual cups and I know people that use them. For some reason, I can’t bring myself to use them. I have a hard time with tampons. I feel more comfortable with sanitary pad instead. I will pass this on to the people I know that use menstrual cups.

  2. 15th June 2017 / 9:12 am

    I’ll be in the market for a new cup once I’ve given birth in August, I might take a look at this one!

    Another great review

  3. christy b
    15th June 2017 / 10:19 am

    I’ve not tried this one, it looks good. I like that they come in a cardboard box…I’m assuming it can be recycled. and has its own storage bag.

    unfortunately, my cervix is low (very low when I’m on my period) so it may be a little long for me.

  4. 15th June 2017 / 11:32 am

    I’m not really into menstrual cups at all – I can’t get my head around them but I’m a huge fan of CSP and have a decent selection now:-)

  5. 15th June 2017 / 12:13 pm

    I have been meaning to try something like this out but still haven’t got round to it, it’s so good that you didn’t experience any leaking with it x

  6. 15th June 2017 / 7:16 pm

    This sound like a great brand to try, I’ve been meaning to try a menstrual cup.

  7. Heather Link
    15th June 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Thanks for the review! I’ll have to keep this in mind when I’m looking at what cup would work for me.

  8. 15th June 2017 / 11:02 pm

    I’ve really been wanting to try a menstrual cup when my period starts again! It sounds great!

  9. Kitra
    16th June 2017 / 5:18 am

    I recently bought the XO Flo. I’ve used a few different cups, and was trying to find one with a high capacity for my insanely heavy flow, but firm enough for my body. I’d been using a JuJu Cup (the larger size), and that was alright, but not quite enough.

    I am SO PLEASED with the XO Flo!!! It has the capacity to handle my periods of epic proportions, and the firmness level is great! Those X shapes in the cup that you described in your review are genius.

    My JuJu Cup is fine, but it will be going into my purse as my “just in case I start while out and about” cup. My XO Flo is now my primary cup!

  10. 17th June 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Another great review and I love your photography.

    I’ve been getting on great with my current cup however if my periods pick up again (they have been light & late recently due to stress) I may be in the market for a cup with a bigger capacity and would definitely consider this one.

    V ❤️
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  11. 18th June 2017 / 5:24 pm

    I’ve never used a menstrual cup, but I am considering one as a money-saving measure. Would you say this cup is good for a first timer? Or would you recommend another brand? The one I’ve heard a lot about is Mooncup, but I don’t know of anyone who actually uses a menstrual cup to ask them… x

  12. 18th June 2017 / 6:32 pm

    I tried a menstrual cup once when I went swimming and it came out. But I am glad this one showed no signs of leaking so I might have to try them again x

  13. Kristina
    19th June 2017 / 9:19 am

    I have never tried a menstrual cup before! Ever since I got the implant I stopped having periods and I do not miss them haha but I would give this a shot eventually! 🙂