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The 7 Best Menstrual Cups and Discs of 2024

Over the span of just three cycles, a reusable menstrual cup or disc can save you money. And switching to a menstrual cup or disc reduces the number of disposable tampons or pads you’d ordinarily toss in the trash. The best option for you largely depends on your anatomy.

We’ve tested more than 40 different menstrual cups and discs since 2016, and we’ve found that Cora’s The Easy-Does-It Cup is the best cup for first-time users because it’s easier than most to fold, insert, and remove.

If you’re already comfortable with using a menstrual cup, the MeLuna Classic comes in many more size, shape, and stem options. We also have picks for people with low cervixes, high cervixes, and wide vaginas. If you prefer menstrual discs—which generally have a higher capacity than cups and rely on tension, rather than suction, to stay put in the vaginal canal—we like the Saalt Disc most overall, and the Flex Reusable Disc is a reliable choice for heavier flows.

Our pick

This model folds nicely, and its slightly irregular shape makes pinching and removing easier, so first-time cup users can quickly get the hang of things. It comes in two sizes.

Most cups are shaped almost exactly the same way, but Cora’s The Easy-Does-It Cup has some smart design differences that make it a great choice for beginners. This silicone cup has a flattened bit on the side that shows you where to place your finger while folding it, and the bottom narrows in a way that makes pinching to remove the cup easier. The silicone is soft and easy to clean, and it’s a nice middle size in case you’re not sure where to start.

Also great

This menstrual cup’s firmness hits the sweet spot, as it’s both easy to fold up and easy to pop open once inside. It also comes in one of the widest size ranges.

We love that the MeLuna Classic comes in eight total sizes to accommodate people of different heights, athletic backgrounds, and vaginal-birth histories. The MeLuna, which is made of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), is also available in a firmer version and with three handle options. It can be folded the most ways, yet it pops open easily. A lot of people in menstrual cup land talk about finding your “Goldilocks cup,” the one that fits you just right. Though all the cups we tested come in at least two sizes, MeLuna offers more options when it comes to pinpointing the size, shape, and firmness of your cup. That means that you can change just one variable at a time when you’re trying to figure out what works best for you, instead of starting all over again with a totally new cup if one aspect isn’t perfect.

Also great

If you have a really low cervix, this is the shortest cup we tested that still performs well. Because it’s a little shorter, certain types of folds are harder to do.

People with low cervixes often have a hard time finding a menstrual cup that fits, because most cups are too long. The thermoplastic elastomer MeLuna Shorty is one of the few cups designed specifically for low cervixes, and compared with the other low-cervix cups we tested, this model is far easier to fold, insert, and remove. With a low-cervix cup, you do sacrifice volume—because the cup is smaller, it can hold less blood—but comfort is more important than having to change the cup a bit more frequently.

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If you have a long vagina, this large cup is ideal—it folds easily, and it’s easy to grip for insertion and removal. It comes in three sizes.

The silicone DivaCup was for many years the sole cup that most people were familiar with, but we’ve concluded that it’s actually not a great starter cup—it’s one of the longest cups we’ve tested, and anybody who has a medium-height or low cervix might find it uncomfortable. But if you have a high cervix, the DivaCup works really well, as it’s smooth and comfortable, and it holds a lot of fluid. It does have a hollow stem, which can collect blood and other tissue more easily than solid stems, making this cup a bit more difficult to clean than our other picks.

Also great

This cup is a bit wider than most. It’s also easy to insert and remove, and its silicone is smooth and feels good on the skin.

The Lena cup is a bit wider and has smoother silicone than many of the cups we’ve considered. It feels great—the silicone it’s made of is silky and makes it a breeze to insert and remove. Its wider design also helps prevent leaks for those who have a wide vagina.

Our pick

With a well-designed indent for removal, a smooth finish, and a just-right rim, this is our all-around favorite reusable disc.

Unlike menstrual cups, which are held in place in part by suction, menstrual discs sit a bit higher in the vaginal canal and are held in place by tension. Discs generally have a higher capacity than cups (and pads and tampons), and depending on your anatomy, you can empty some of them—without removing them—when you sit down to pee. Of the 10 reusable discs we’ve tested, the Saalt Disc is the best option, particularly for people who like the way disposable discs fit and feel. It comes in two sizes.

Also great

This reusable disc offers the highest capacity without sacrificing comfort or ease of use.

If you’re using a disc mainly for capacity reasons, the Flex Reusable Disc is a great choice. It’s nearly as easy to insert and remove as the Saalt Disc.

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