Hi everyone. Please note this post is not for all eyes. I know several of you have been waiting to read this. As many of you know, I review products with other mothers, friends, and family in exchange companies provide those products to me free for the review. This sampling of SoftCup I did as an Ambassador of Moms Meet. I have to apologize up front for being late with my end. I was suppose to have had the review posted here on the blog and my product survey completed by yesterday. Unfortunately my son has been in and out of the hospital for the last 4 weeks and things have just been crazy. Now on to the review.
(Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.)
What is Softcup?
Wow, well almost straight up info from the manufacturer...it is an alternative to tampons and pads. Not only that but it is a greener product and safer because it is not linked to Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). And, it can be worn for up to 12 hours. Being a sufferer of vaginal dryness and infections, my first question after this info was, "will I have problems inserting, removing or wearing this." No, and it doesn't cause dryness or irritation and is hypo-allergenic and latex-free.
Women who are prone to bacterial and yeast infections will love this too. The cup is flexible and worn internally around the cervix. The special design makes it one size fits all. It actually collects the menstrual flow in the cup versus absorbing it. Thus, keeping vaginal and external moisture down and reducing the chances of yeast and bacterial infections. Yeah!
Wait, that's not all. Here comes yet another positive...they can be worn to do any activity. Swimming, exercise, sports, sleep, even mess-free intercourse.
The Softcup 14pk and the reusable Softcup 2-pack are available at the following places:
Walmart Supercenters, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Kroger/Fry's, Fred Meyer, Price Rite, Shop Rite, Harris Teeter, Wegmans, Duane Reade, Harmon, and Raley's, as well as online at softcup.com or kiwishoponline.com and other retailers.
14pack runs between $8-$10 and the reuseable runs about $6.19. Don't get sticker shock, you use fewer and receive greater benefits. Also, Amazon.com has these. Currently the 14 pack is on sale for $5.99 and if you sign up for "Subscribe & Save" you can get them for $5.69 and they are eligible for Super Saver Shipping.
I was asked to personally review this item and then was offered the product review with my Mom's group. I was soooo excited about this product. Yet, I felt kind of silly when I found out it wasn't anything super new. I say this because, I have ever been able to wear tampons. To find out that there is a product out there that is even better than a tampon without the risks blew me away! I know this is one of those tough topics to talk about but seriously, when I get behind a product it does not embarrass me in the slightest to tell others about it.
I suffer from vaginal dryness and occasional infections so tampons are a big no,no for me. Pads are big and bulky and I am always insecure about if they are bulgy and showing through my clothing. I tried this product and I love it. Do I wear it every day of my menstural flow, no but, I do use it most frequently. You slide it in and can't feel it. For me, it is a matter of remembering it is there.
And YES, you can wear them if you have an IUD.
I was able to swim with my kids and do a heavy workout without worry. Hopefully getting my point across rather subtle, my husband likes them too.
I know many of you have tons of questions. Let's answer a few up from and then I will give you some links to find more information, or, you can always ask me.
Unlike pads and tampons... these are made out of the same materials as many catheters. They hae undergone extensive laboratory and human clinical testing.
Something my self and the ladies I gave them to to sample really liked is that with Softcup there is
no residual fibers, no bleach, no pesticides, no dryness, no dioxins, no carcinogens, no poly-carbonates, no BPA, no polystyrene, no Latex, no PVC, and no phthalates.
You can find further information on Softcup online at:
Lastly, Softcup is allowing me to run a giveaway! This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents only. This is a short and sweet giveaway. Three lucky readers will be selected to win a 14-count box of Softcup. Here is what you need to do:
1. Follow my blog.
2. Follow my blog facebook page.
3. Leave me a comment telling me you are following my blog and facebook page and, what you think about
this product after reading this post.
Giveaway ends Thursday, January 10th at 2:00pm Arizona time. Winners will be notified by Saturday, January 12, 2013.
Thanks for being great readers and if there is ever a topic or product you wish me to talk more about let me know.