A review of the INTIMINA Lily Cup Compact collapsible menstrual cup

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Disclaimer: I was sent an INTIMINA Lily Cup Compact collapsible menstrual cup to review free of charge, but words and pictures are mine. This post contains affiliate links, see more information here

Back in March, at the age of 34 after nearly 20 years of dealing with periods, I got my first menstrual cup and it was a total game changer.

If you haven’t considered a menstrual cup as an alternative to pads or tampons, I really urge you to give it a go.

Here are twelve reasons why you should try a menstrual cup.

Lily Cup Compact collapsible menstrual cup review

Almost a year on, I’m an absolute convert. I went away recently and my period arrived FOUR DAYS EARLY (thanks, mother nature, you cow) and I was bereft without my menstrual cup. I felt icky, and the first thing I did when I got home, before I said hello to my husband or unpacked my bag, was head upstairs to find it.

I think that every menstruating woman should try one; my friends will verify that I am not afraid to sing their praises at a play date, or in the pub, or over dinner if the topic comes up…

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However, some people are not wholly comfortable with the idea, particularly young women who have just started their periods.

I get that it can be daunting; I don’t know, if the option had been there 20 years ago, whether I’d have wanted to try one.

However there are a new generation of ‘teen friendly’ menstrual cups, and INTIMINA have the Lily Cup range.

The Lily Cup is a smooth menstrual cup with a no-spill design that promises to roll as thin as a tampon to hide in any purse or bag.

The Lily Cup One is designed specifically for teens. It is collapsible and has a ring for easy removable.

Lily Cup Compact collapsible menstrual cup review

The Lily Cup Compact, which I was sent to review, is a collapsible menstrual cup that folds flat and fits into a small protective case.

The Lily Cup Compact is available in two sizes; the small for younger users (42mm diameter) and the larger (45mm diameter) for older women and those that have given birth.

The Lily Cup One meanwhile has a 39mm diameter, so is better for teens.

How does the INTIMINA Lily Cup Compact differ from other menstrual cups?

Lily Cup Compact collapsible menstrual cup review

The Lily Cup range of menstrual cups are made of light and bright pink silicone. Pink might not be my favourite colour, but they do seem more cheerful somehow and less medical.

The real benefit aside from its looks is that a translucent silicone menstrual cup will over time become discoloured; this won’t affect the use at all but a pink cup will stay pink which looks a bit more attractive.

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In comparison to a Moon Cup, the Lily Cup Compact is made with thinner, softer medical-grade silicone which is slightly more flexible. I don’t know whether this will affect how long it lasts, but it feels sturdy and I can’t imagine it would tear or degrade easily.

This thinner material certainly doesn’t change its function and the cup holds fluid without spillage in exactly the same way.

Lily Cup Compact collapsible menstrual cup review

The case of the Lily Cup Compact

The rim is sturdy and thick but the thinner silicone in the cup itself makes it slightly easier to insert and remove as it is more flexible. It has a ribbed stem so that it can be gripped and removed easily.

In terms of emptying, it is just the same as any cup; pour into the toilet and then rinse or, if there isn’t a tap nearby, wipe with toilet paper. The packaging claims it can be used for up to 12 hours, although I usually empty more often than this is is comfortable to wear overnight with no leakage.

Lily Cup Compact collapsible menstrual cup review

The Lily Cup Compact collapses right down inside itself.

When fully collapsed it’s about a centimetre tall and can fit into the supplied hard plastic case which means it is perfect to sling into your bag just in case.

I rate this feature highly; it makes it extremely portable. Sterilise in boiling water after each use, and then keep it in your bag so you need never forget it. The case will protect it from collecting fluff or getting wet if something spills in your bag.

Lily Cup Compact case - collapsible menstrual cup review

I really like the Lily Cup Compact.

Although it does the exact same job as my other cup, it’s prettier, and collapsible, and I feel it is easier to remove and insert. It would be brilliant as a first cup , if you’ve been meaning to try one but putting it off.

Where to buy the Lily Cup Compact.

You can buy from various online stores including Amazon (links below). You can see the whole range of Lily Cups on Amazon here. They retail for around £20 and will last up to 10 years.

If you’d like the chance to win an INTIMINA Lily Cup Compact, enter my competition below.

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Disclaimer: I was sent an INTIMINA Lily Cup Compact collapsible menstrual cup to review free of charge, but words and pictures are mine. This post contains affiliate links, see more information here

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  1. SianiD 15 January 2019
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