Ruby Cup is a healthy, high-quality, cost effective, and eco-friendly menstrual cup made from 100% medical grade silicone, and reusable for up to 10 years.
Menstrual cups are used and loved by people all around the world, and are favoured as the most environmentally sustainable and healthy menstrual care product.
How it works:
Insert the cup by folding it twice and pushing it into the vagina like a tampon. It sits inside the lower vagina, creates a suction seal around the vaginal walls, and collects your menstrual flow instead of absorbing it (which is great, because it won't dry out the vaginal tissues!). When it's full, simply grab the base of the cup and pull it out. Empty, rinse and re-insert. The Ruby Cup normally needs emptying between 1-3 times a day depending on how heavy your flow.
Comes in size small and medium. Many people will be able to comfortably wear both sizes. However, the larger size is generally recommended after giving birth or after age 30-35.
Why Ruby Cup?
What makes Ruby Cup different from other menstrual cup companies is its social mission. When you buy a Ruby Cup, you're directly supporting Ruby Cup's menstrual cup distribution and education/training programs.
Committed to helping every girl and woman manage her period in privacy, safety and with dignity, the dedicated folks at Ruby Cup work closely with communities, schools, girls clubs, community-based organisations, and NGOs to provide menstrual cups to girls and women in areas with less access to menstrual hygiene products.
For many girls and women living in poverty who can't afford menstrual products, using the Ruby Cup has allowed them to continue with their everyday lives during their periods. In some parts of the world, girls miss up to 20% of their school time when they menstruate, leaving them at an extreme educational disadvantage. The Ruby Cup helps these girls attend regular classes, and experience their periods without shame or social exclusion.
Ruby Cup works together with partner organizations on the ground that help to distribute menstrual cups and organize education and training sessions. Ruby Cup's field staff provides information to girls on basic reproductive health and menstrual hygiene, giving guidance and support.
Ruby Cup works mostly in Kenya, but also has local partners in Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, and Uganda. Check out their Blog to read stories, case studies, and see the positive impact their work is having in the lives of real women.