When I asked which product to review next the Beppy Cup Review won in the poll I shared on Instagram. For my most recent period I took the “designed for period sex” menstrual cup for a spin. The Beppy is a soft bodied cup available in Europe and South America. Thanks to a connection I had it shipped to me in the US to try.
The Beppy Cup really promotes itself for period sex. The cup has a soft body that crumples/gives against any pushing. The cup also has a flexible loop instead of a pointy stem and the entire base is flat. These features faciliate period sex with a menstrual cup – no other cup can be used during sex. I had to find out if the Beppy worked.
Beppy Cup Sizing
The Beppy Cup only comes in one size and is comparable in size to S/M sizes of traditional cups. The diameter at the top is 45 mm, the diameter at the bottom is 35 mm and the total length of the cup is 60 mm (incl. 15 mm removal loop). The cup’s capacity is 25ml. Unlike most cups, the Beppy doesn’t taper at the end. It’s nearly as wide at the base as it is at the rim. On Beppy’s website the cups sell in sets of two of the same size, but in different color options.
Beppy Cup Review (regular use)
This review is a rollercoaster of emotions. Starting with insertion, the Beppy Cup is intentionally a soft cup, and VERY soft in the body. I tried the C-Fold and the Punchdown Fold for this cup but had a similar experience with both; the cup was hard to insert because it’s soft. Imagine shoving a soft and pliable thing into a small hole… As unpleasant as it was to insert the cup opened without any issues. Beppy recommended checking that it’s open by making sure the base of the cup is flat. Once I inserted the cup it was comfortable and leak free all day. I did experience a slower urine stream but no pressure or urge to urinate, likely due to the full size of the product.
Removal was also easy with the ring. I pulled slowly and made sure I wasn’t feeling any resistance that would indicate it was suctioned to my cervix. When it made sense I pinched the entire cup and removed. Dumping the cup was frustrating because it has a lip inside that keeps a good amount of blood stuck. Only adding water, dumping, swishing, adding water, dumping, swishing, repeat will get all blood out. I also pulled the lip down to get the water out. It isn’t a big deal that some water may remain in the cup when you replace it but since Beppy forces you to buy two at a time you can leave out one to airdry and use a dry clean one, rotating between the two.
Beppy Cup and “Mess-Free” Period Sex
I read the box and instructions and admittedly glazed over a key sentence… “recommended for lighter days.” Great. Functionally the cup did make way for penetrative intercourse but it was a slow start. I was nervous that the cup would be shoved up to my cervix and suction to it because of the design of the cup’s concave rim that is similar to Femmycyle ( a cup notorious for this.) During our romp my husband looked at me and said “I don’t think this is working.” I was confused because it was working… he and I were very much having period sex. What he meant was that it wasn’t mess free. He sacrificed a nearby shirt I hated on him anyway and I shoved it between my legs to get to the bathroom. We had just washed our sheets and zip on mattress cover YESTERDAY.
I wore the cup for a full night on a heavy day. The failure makes sense – the cup needs to collapse, as designed, to make room for the activites. Watch this video demonstration if you dare. And if it’s full, well, it’s going to leak. It’s a silly concept that is so limited by the amount of blood in the cup (which is, often, a mystery) and prevents any spontaneous usage. For this reason I suggest sticking with a reusable menstrual disc like Lumma or Nixit. These don’t have the limitations the Beppy Cup has and the discs don’t come with the baggage of a cup that is “squished” inside you. You could, with pre-planning, empty your Beppy Cup and replace it before the deed if that’s your thing. Or… try the shower or throw down an old blanket or towel.
Sex with other brands of cups is not advised but it’s been done. It depends on the cup, the shape, the partner, and the anatomy of the wearer. Sometimes the penis can go to the side of the cup and this “works” well enough. I’m not advocating for this but expressing that it has happened.
Who is Beppy Cup Good For?
The Beppy Cup worked great as a regular cup but the uncomfortable insertion experience is enough to turn me off from using it again. I would say this cup could be a great option for people who are disc averse and who have had little or no success with traditional cups. Similar to the Femmycycle, this cup’s design might work better for people who can’t get regular rimmed cups to seal. I do appreciate that this cup can be worn as a ring.
Where to Buy
Beppy.com (not available to ship to the US)