As someone with a high cervix (which is easy to determine with your fingers folks) this fit me well. I have super heavy periods and have to dump my cup a lot, but also have a flipped uterus so I can use discs and need a flexible cup.
What I enjoy about Flex is that the pull tab helps break the suction seal (it pulls one of the corners down), which personally helps me to dump and remove my cup a lot more easily than other brands I’ve tried.
First time cup user.(have one child) No leaks, little to no mess. Can't feel it(unless inserted wrong)
Man. It really goes to show that there isn't a one product that suits everyone. This was my game changer and rid my life of tampons. Seriously this was life changing. I am at about 6 cycles in and can confidently not even pack other peroid supplies when I travel. I am that confident with it.
The star rating doesnt make any sense given the uniqueness of users. Give it a try if you like the cup concept and want the suction release that the pull through stem provides.
Hands down best ever, for me!
Horrible cup for me. I've had the Diva, the Moon, the Lily and the Dot. Overall, the Dot is my favorite. I wanted to like the Flex. So much! My cervix is super high and many times my cup will travel up so far that I can't reach it without some downward thrusting. And then, the seal is so strong I'm sure I'm getting an internal hickey. I thought the whole seal-breaking feature of Flex would help me when I'm wrestling with my super seal, but instead, my heavy periods just oozed out of the bottom, and sometimes pulling the seal breaker just resulted in the whole cup spilling into my hands. The cup seriously turned me into Carrie.
It’s terrible. The seal breaker thing is so freaking long and it curves on top that hurts the living crap of the top of my cervix. It’s also so annoying to insert in my vagina. I completely feel it when it’s in my vagina. I stand up and I literally feel it inside me. I really hate it.
couldn't get this cup to not leak.
The flex cup is soooo wonderful for removal .With a chopped stem lily cup (that stem is pokey), I had a spelunking nightmare where a second pair of hands was needed because I couldn’t reach it, and I decided I needed an “easy-mode” removal cup.
This cup is Great for removal. It just didn’t work for me for other reasons. I think it might be the angle of my cervix or something, but it just would not open up correctly even if it felt like there were no folds (I tried the different strategies)- It always leaked. I think this might be really nice for you if you also have trouble with suction or removal. I just found the hello disc to work better for insertion and removal for my body.
I have a high cervix, a tilted uterus, and an IUD that made me a little nervous about menstrual cups, so finding the right cup / disc was a bit of a nightmare and I referred to your YouTube channel regularly, and learned so much from your detailed advice. I first tried Saalt cups (both sizes) that were virtually impossible for me to remove without bearing down- sometimes for almost half an hour(!), I then was excited to try Lumma discs and thought they might be perfect in terms of removal and the ‘no suction’ appealed because of my IUD, but because of my tilted uterus, I learned discs in general don’t work for me and just leak as the menstrual blood collects on the wrong side. Finally, I discovered your Period Nirvana quiz and was directed towards the Flex cup- size 2 (as I have a heavy period) and am so happy to say I now have the easiest, stress free period!! Reviews are mixed for this product but personally, insertion and removal has been so easy, I can’t feel it at all once it’s in, and I’ve experienced zero leaks. In terms of my concerns about my IUD, I’m less nervous now as I just remove it gently and break the suction myself once it’s within reach. I work long days on set so not having to worry about changing a tampon or leaks even on my heaviest flow day is a dream. Would recommend for anyone with a high cervix & tilted uterus to try it! Thank you again Period Nirvana for all your wisdom ❤️
Flex was my first ever menstral cup. I chose it because of its section-breaking pull tab feature. In general, it was a good introduction to reusable products, but it wasn’t right for me. I found that I had a hard time getting it to open up completely inside me. I’m not sure if this was due to size or firmness. I encountered leaks most times I used it — I’m honestly not sure why in the instances were I knew it was completely open inside me. The pull tab did make removal a little easier than with other cups I’ve tried since, though still not a breeze. On my lighter flow days, it was a little tough to get in and out (even with the seal break and pull tab). Because of the pull tab design, it would often leak out of the hole in the bottom when removing. Perhaps the issues I had with this cup were due to poor fit. I’m sure it works well for some. I recommend if your a first time cup user and a little intimidated by the removal process. I have since tried the small and medium soft Saalt cups. My overall experience with these has been a little better, but I still encounter leaks. I might try a disc next.
I did have to work at getting the punch down fold to work well around the pull cord but once I figured it out this cup was period bliss! I have a frozen shoulder so reaching around is hard. This cup breaks the seal for me allowing me to easily and lightly bear down until the cup gently slides into my hand and then I can just dump it out, clean and reinsert. I have struggled with other cups due to a high cervix, long vaginal canal and my shoulder but this cup has never disappointed or gotten stuck. I spent four HOURS trying to fish out another brand! Traumatizing! This cup saved the cup using process for me. I couldn’t be more thankful!