Something new is here and in our MoreCup review, you’ll get all of the details on the world’s first “cut to fit” custom-size menstrual cup. The MoreCup is a new and innovative design that I first heard about through their Kickstarter. Now that it’s fully funded it’s now available online. It was a very intriguing concept – simply slice off the rings at the top of the cup and BOOM you have a smaller size menstrual cup. Does it work and is this the next big thing? I tried it and I can report my findings in this video and review.
How Does a Custom Size Menstrual Cup Work?
The MoreCup has devised a really innovative 3 size system that relies on great design work coupled with their custom cutter (included). It has three size options – a Large (the default), a Medium (one ring removed) and a Small (two rings removed.)
The length will change with you remove the rings. The MoreCup begins as quite a long cup. It does have a trimmable stem as well.
What Was Included
As a Kickstarter backer I purchased two of their cups for an Early Bird price of $41 plus $10 shipping. I wanted to leave one intact to have for photos/video and one to try that I would be cutting to fit. The box included a clever cutting device that worked brilliantly and also a little brush to clean the holes. The cup was inside of an airtight heavy silicone case. It was all cleverly packaged and cute but I wouldn’t store my cup in that case, even dry. I received a pouch that was not in the package so I have no idea if that will always be shipped with their cups. There is a QR code on the package itself with information about the cup and instructions.
I tried it first with all three rims still attached and with the stem intact. The rims were comfortable even with THREE. The stem was not comfortable for me because it’s very rigid and firm.
I tried it again with one rim cut off and I chopped the stem off entirely. This was perfectly comfortable. I had zero issues once the stem was off so I call this cup a win for comfort. It is on the firmer side, as firm or slightly firmer than Saalt, Lena, and Tieutcup.
Is a Custom Size Cup Practical?
As brilliant as I find this design I wonder about the adoption and practicality of a custom “cut to size” menstrual cup. There is a lot of value in offering people a way to find out which size works for their bodies. The method would be to try it uncut and if it leaks because it’s not opening fully, or it’s not comfortable, you can remove a ring and try again. Rinse and repeat.
It does not work in the reverse manner. You can’t add back a ring if you decide the Medium or Large was a better fit. And eventually, you may find the cup slips in a few years and then you’ll need a larger size again. It can’t be everything to everyone – no menstrual product can – but I like that a company has put so much thought into this design. Will people default to buying a “one size” menstrual cup instead of picking their exact size when they’re new to cups? Well, now that one exists that is at least an option.
Lastly – I will be the first to tell you that there is far more to consider when picking a menstrual cup beyond just the size of the rim. Length, firmness, shape, and capacity (sometimes) are all pieces of the puzzle. This is another reason that while innovative and well executed, I don’t know that a custom size cup is going to revolutionize cups. To start, try the Period Nirvana Quiz – this helps you find a size/shape/firmness of cup or disc most likely to work for you.
The product was in development for years according to their timeline. I can appreciate all of the hard work that went into this cup. Since the Kickstarter was successfully funded I did receive my product, and very quickly. I did find that my confidence in the company dipped after filming this review. I visited the website standardpark.net, printed on the bottom of their packaging, and found that it’s 20% complete. Maybe, they focused on their Kickstarter first and didn’t have the time to finish their website. It’s just a strange thing not to have done when the product is shipped and directs people to that URL.
Since this company is based in South Korea I don’t know anything about their brand or origins. I based my review solely on the merits of the design. I do like to know more about the brands I use and support but in this case, with so little about them, it’s not something I took into account. The company does not use inclusive language which is something I would hope to see in all new menstrual products who launch. Their copy on the Kickstarter did almost scare me away from backing them.
Where to Buy
MoreCup is now available online via Amazon. The Kickstarter funding is closed.
This review was not sponsored, Period Nirvana purchased the items via Kickstarter for this review. Some links are affiliate links. Period Nirvana will earn a commission if you purchase items through those links
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