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JuJu Models/Sizes

Which menstrual cup size should I choose?

The JuJu cup is available in 4 size. Please refer to the JuJu Size page for more information on selecting a size which may be suitable for you or try the menstrual cup quiz below to find a model which may suit you.

Please choose your model carefully. For hygiene reasons, menstrual cups may not be exchanged if the incorrect size has been selected.

 

What is the difference between the original and newer style JuJu?

The newer style JuJu Cups have a thicker stem with nodes, which can be used as trim points. It also has a more pronounce butterfly grip pattern at the base of the cup than the original model. Choose this cup if you are new to using cups or if you know you have a high or low cervix. This style is available in a Model 1, 2, 3 and 4. 

The original JuJu Cup has a thinner triangular shaped stem and a smoother finish on the base of the cup. Choose this cup if you are an experienced cup user and are comfortable with the removal of your menstrual cup. This style is only available in a Model 2. 

What sizes are the cups?

Model

Capacity 
to holes (ml)

Capacity
to brim (ml)

Diameter (mm)

Overall Length (mm)

Cup Length excl. stem (mm)

1

16

22

40

65

46

2

25

33

46

69

50

3

22

28

40

78

58

4

23

32

48

50

40

 

 

Suitability

Can I be guaranteed a cup will work for me?

It is difficult to guarantee a menstrual cup will work for all people as there is a wide range of variances in the shapes and size of the female anatomy.

Menstrual cups work for most people but there is a small chance a menstrual cup will not suit your anatomy due to anatomical variances. To our knowledge, less than 1% of people find cups simply don't work for them or they may find one particular brand of cup works better for them than another.

Knowing your anatomy can help with your purchasing decision. Some differences which may make it difficult to use a cup include;

  • Prolapse or poor pelvic floor tone may cause the cup to sit low, be pushed out, not seal correctly or put pressure on the bladder.
  • A displaced/tilted uterus may prevent the cup from forming a good seal with the vaginal walls, which may cause leaking. 
  • Strong pelvic floor or vagal wall muscles or vaginismus may make inserting and getting a cup to open may be difficult.
  • A low cervix may cause the cup to be pushed low or even slip out. A Model 4 JuJu is recommended for a high cervix.
  • A high cervix will elongate the vaginal canal and may make the cup difficult to reach when removing. A Model 4 is recommended for a low cervix.
  • Clubbed thumbs may make the removing a menstrual cup difficult.  

 

Take a look at our guide to selecting a menstrual cup which suggests other factors you may wish to consider when choosing a menstrual cup. 

If you have any gynaecological concerns, we recommend you seek the advice of your medical practitioner prior to using JuJu to see if it is suitable for you.

 

 

Coloured Cups

Do you make different coloured cups?

At this point in time, JuJu is only available in a clear/semi-opaque colour.

Cups that are coloured contain pigments or dyes and so are technically not made from 100% medical grade silicone. Instead of dying JuJu Menstrual Cup we have chosen to allow you to 'customise' your cup by choosing your pouch colour. 

 

 

Heavy Periods

Can I use a menstrual cup if I have heavy periods?

Yes. As JuJu holds three times more fluid than tampons and pads, you will find that you will need to empty your JuJu less often than you would change a tampon or pad. In the initial stages, while you become familiar with JuJu and if you are concerned about leaking, try using a pad in conjunction with your JuJu until you have confidence in your cup and know how often you need to empty it. As a guide, you can generally wear your menstrual cup for twice as long as you would wear a tampon or pad. 

 

 

Adolescents & Teens

Can teens use a menstrual cup?

A menstrual cup can be worn adolescents and teens but bear in mind it may take a little longer to get used to using if you are not familiar with your anatomy.

It is a personal choice as to what form of sanitary protection you choose to use. Some pre-teen and teens use a menstrual cup whilst others may not feel ready to do so at a young age. Using a menstrual cup does require a ‘hands on’ approach so it comes down to your own level of comfort and knowledge of your body as well as any other cultural, family or religious beliefs you may hold.

Virgins sometimes have concerns about a menstrual cup causing the hymen to "break" causing them to lose their virginity. The hymen is a thin membrane that covers or partly covers the opening to the vagina. Internal sanitary protection, such as tampons or menstrual cups, may cause the hymen to stretch or tear during insertion or removal. Exercise, physical activities or masturbation may also cause the hymen to tear. In most modern western cultures, you are still considered a virgin if you have not had sexual intercourse even if your hymen is no longer in tact. If it is important to you, your family, culture or religion to keep your hymen intact, no internal sanitary products should be used.

We encourage you to discuss your choices with your parents/guardian if you are not an adult and speak to your GP if you have any health-related concerns.

If you do choose to use a menstrual cup, follow these tips; 

  • Always ensure your hands have been thoroughly washed before using a menstrual cup.
  • Be patient. There is a learning curve with using any feminine hygiene products and JuJu is no different. Give yourself at least three cycles to get used to using your cup. If you are getting really frustrated with the insertion or removal of your JuJu, take a break from it for a while and return to using tampons or pads. It can take some practice and time to get used to using a menstrual cup or tampon so give your body time to get used to using a new product.
  • Do a dry run. You may like to try your JuJu before your period starts so you are more comfortable with insertion and removal. We recommend trying JuJu in the shower at first. This is probably when you feel relaxed which will make practice easier.
  • Choose the best time to try your cup. Use your cup when for the first time on your period when you are at home or in an environment in which you feel comfortable. As you become more comfortable with using your cup you will be able to use it when you are out and about.
  • Relax. Insertion and removal will be much more difficult if you are tense. Here’s a little trick to help you relax. Start by relaxing your tongue, allow your jaw to loosen and feel the relaxation of your facial muscles. Slow down your breathing and the rest of your body should begin to relax too.
  • You may like to use a water-based lubricant on the rim of your JuJu or run it under some warm water before inserting it.
  • Follow the user guide to ensure your JuJu is in the correct position and has fully opened.
  • Try different cup folds. Whilst the C or U-fold is the most common, some women find different folds work better for them.
  • Gradually become confident. It may take a few cycles till you feel like you have the knack of inserting your JuJu correctly and have the confidence that it won’t leak. In the meantime, use your JuJu in conjunction with a panty-liner for the first couple of cycles.
  • Discontinue using your cup if it makes you feel uncomfortable or you experience pain and try again in a couple of months. 

 

Still not sure about menstrual cups? Checkout answers to common questions in the Adolescents and Menstrual Cups article.

 

 

 

Sexual Intercourse

Can I wear my menstrual cup during sex? 

JuJu Menstrual Cup is a sanitary product intended for the purpose of menstruation only. The JuJu Cup should not be worn during sexual intercourse. Your menstrual cup cannot be worn for the purpose of birth control and will not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or pregnancy. 

 

 

Choosing a Brand

What should I consider when choosing a menstrual cup brand?

When looking to buy a menstrual cup some points for consideration are;

  1. Material: silicone (medical or non-medical grade), TPE or latex and if you are happy to use a cup which has additives such as colours.
  2. Firmness: this is the 'squishiness' of the cup - some people prefer a firm cup, a medium cup or a soft cup
  3. Capacity: this may be an important consideration if you have heavy periods.
  4. Size: the overall length and diameter of both of the cup and the stem.
  5. Shape of the cup: some cups are long and narrow whilst others more rounded, the rims of different branded cups can also vary in thickness and shape (hoop skirt or narrow-bodied).
  6. Design of the stem: rounded, flat, triangular, hollow, solid, with or without grips, etc.
  7. Air holes: number and placement of air holes varies across brands.
  8. Quality and safety: it is important to note that not all brands available on the market are registered for sale in Australia. The Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA) is a government body responsible for regulating therapeutic good including menstrual cups in Australia so this may be a consideration for you too.

 

Please seek the advice of your medical practitioner is you have a specific condition and would like to know if JuJu would be suitable for you.

 

What is the key difference between the brands of cups sold in Australia?

There are some critical differences in standards of production and materials used that you should consider when making a choice. For instance, some cups are made of Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), rubber, silicone or medical grade silicone.

To legally supply a menstrual cup within Australia it must be listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). There are only three medical-grade silicone cups that have been listed with TGA. They are; JuJu, the only Australian-made cup, Lunette and DivaCup.

So, what are the main differences between these three? Well, other than the fact that they come from different countries (Lunette is from Finland and Diva is from Canada), the size differences are worth taking a closer look at. 

JuJu is the only brand which offers 4 sizes so caters to many different anatomies. 

The Model 1 and 2 Lunette and JuJu are both similar in size. Lunette has a flat tab-style stem which has pronounced ‘grip lines’ on it. Some people like this whilst others find it can irritate them. JuJu has a circular stem which is more flexible than the Lunette stem and has 'nodes' which can be used as trim points should you wish to trim your stem. 

DivaCup, on the other hand, is a much longer cup with a shorter, with a stubbier stem (approximately 13mm compared to JuJu and Lunette with a 20mm stem). DivaCups stem is hollow (like a tube) and not a solid piece of silicone, which can make cleaning a little more difficult. The Model 3 JuJu is generally better for people with a high cervix/long vaginal canal. Many people with a normal to short vaginal canal or low cervix find DivaCup causes them discomfort as it is so long even the cup itself can protrude.

There is no difference in the length of the two DivaCup models – the size varies only in the diameter. Whereas both Lunette and JuJu have two models each with different lengths and diameters.

Stems on all the models can be trimmed, but it’s important to bear in mind the overall length of the cup as well, the DivaCup will still be longer than JuJu or Lunette regardless trimming the stem.

How you make the choice depends on personal preference, the company you want to support, and more importantly for some people than for others, what works best with your anatomy; i.e. long/short vaginal canal and high/low cervix.

Here are the size comparisons:

 

JuJu 
Model
1

JuJu 
Model
2

JuJu
Model
3

JuJu
Model
4

Lunette 
Model
1

Lunette 
Model
2

Diva 
Model
1

Diva 
Model
2

Capacity (ml)

22

33

28  32 

25

30

30

30

Total length (mm)

65

69

78  50 

66

72

70

70

Length without stem (mm)

46

50

 58  40

47

52

57

57

Diameter

40

46

 40 48 

41

46

41

45

Making the switch to using a menstrual cup can be a big step for some people, but also one that will make a big difference for both you and your planet. Of course, we hope that you choose JuJu and that it works for you!

We use a medical-grade silicone in the manufacture of our cups and don’t add any other additives such as dyes. Our cups are 100% owned and made in Australia, supporting local businesses for design, packaging and manufacturing and we use recyclable materials and plant-based inks for our packaging.

At JuJu, our mission is to provide individuals with a healthier, more sustainable and cost effective alternative to disposables and to educate people about the best choices available to them so you can make an informed decision when purchasing a menstrual cup. 

Try the JuJu Cup Size Selector

 

I've seen some really cheap cups online. Why wouldn't I just buy one of these instead of a JuJu?

There are a number of “knock off” cups and cheap brands available online. Some of these are replicas of well-known brands whilst others carry no branding at all.

Please be wary of purchasing one of these for the following reasons; 

  • they are unlikely to have undergone any form of sensitisation or toxicity testing, putting your health at risk
  • materials claimed to be used in the manufacture of the cup may not be the actual materials used 
  • they are probably not manufactured to an any ISO standards or in a clean-room environment which means they may contain contaminants
  • they are unlikely to be registered/listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the governing body that safeguards consumers' health in Australia
  • the companies or individuals selling these cups are often not able to be contacted once you have made your initial purchase, leaving you with no customer support if you are having difficulties

 

Your health and customer support should be prime considerations when buying a menstrual cup. If the purchase of menstrual cup is a substantial outlay for you, it may be better to save up for a few months to buy a reputable brand.

We have heard some terrible stories from people who have purchased cheap cups online so please remember that this is a product that will be placed inside your body and be sure to do your research on the product and the company.

 

 

Resellers & Stockists

Where can I buy JuJu?

Shop on our secure online store and have your product delivered anywhere in Australia and to most countries overseas. We accept VISA, MasterCard, PayPal or you can split up your payment into 4 equal payments using AfterPay if you live in Australia. 

Alternately, JuJu products can be purchased from one of a JuJu online resellers, at selected stores throughout Australia or from one of our International stockists

 

 

Samples

Can you send me a free sample?

We are not able to send free samples. Menstrual cups and cloth pads are reusable products that last for many years and the manufacturing cost of these products is considerably more than that of disposable tampons and pads. The lifespan and production cost of making reusable sanitary products makes it prohibitive to send out free samples. 

 

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