Lula Cup South Africa Review – PLUS Giveaway

I have recently received a Lula Cup for review, my very first review on my blog, so this is a momentous event in my blogging career. This product has been a lifechanger for me as far as that time of the month goes. If you want to find out more, keep reading.

Lula Cup South Africa Review

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A Bit of History

Lula Cup South Africa was founded amidst the 2020 COVID pandemic when numerous people lost their jobs and the owners had to find another source of income. Menstrual cups have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years but if you live in South Africa, the prices for these innovative cups were exorbitant.

And this is how Lula Cup South Africa was born. The founders decided to sellΒ  a menstrual cup, but at an affordable price, so that more women in South Africa can enjoy the benefits linked to these cups. An interesting fact about the name is that the word “Lula” means easy and convenient, which I find incredibly relevant. It is the perfect description for a menstrual cup.

What Are Menstrual Cups?

I have to admit the first time I’ve heard about menstrual cups, I was a bit sceptic. The whole idea was just somewhat outrageous. I think a common misconception that people have is that it is unsanitary. But this is far from the truth. Menstrual cups are alternative feminine hygiene products to regular pads or tampons, but they are reusable. A menstrual cup is a flexible and small funnel-shaped silicon or rubber cup that is inserted into the vagina to collect period fluid. These cups are amazing because they can hold a lot more liquid, are eco-friendly, and they last much longer.

How To Use the Lula Cup South Africa Menstrual Cup

Before I received my Lula Cup South Africa sample, I’ve watched a live video between Lynne from Kaboutjie blog and Megan from Lula Cup South Africa. I highly recommend watching this video because not only was it highly entertaining, it answered all the questions and cleared up some of the misconceptions that I had about menstrual cups.

Live Video – Lynne Huysamen from Kaboutjie Blog & Megan Clark from Lula Cup South Africa

When I received my Lula Cup South Africa product, I had mixed feelings. I was really excited to start putting this cup to good use, but I was also a little apprehensive too. What if I can’t get it in? Or, what if I insert it incorrectly and it’s stuck down there? I had this embarrassing vision of explaining to the doctors in the emergency room that I’ve tried to insert a menstrual cup but it’s stuck and I need their help to get it out.

Thankfully, there are plenty of videos available that shows you exactly what to do. I watched this video that I found on the Lula Cup South Africa website about two or three times, and it really helped me out. The video is not too long but it shows you everything that you need to know.

Instructional Video – How To Use a Menstrual Cup

Things to remember when inserting the Lula Cup

  • Find a comfortable position and make sure you feel calm and relaxed.
  • The cup goes in deeper than a tampon. The first time I tried inserting it I was a tad worried that it won’t come out again, but this was not a problem at all.
  • The cup is leakproof, BUT you have to make sure that you’ve inserted it correctly and that it has created an airtight vacuum around your cervix.
  • After choosing your preferred folding method and inserting the cup, use your fingers to feel whether the cup is in position, and fully open.
  • Inserting a menstrual cup for the first time is a bit of a learning curve. Don’t be alarmed if you struggle the first time or even a few times before getting it right. Once you’ve managed to do it correctly, you won’t regret it.
The folding method that worked the best for me.

Removing the Lula Cup

  • Removing the cup is not a hassle. It is a simple two-step action. Gently pull the tip of the cup downwards while using your stomach muscles to push it out.
  • Remember to do it gently because things can get messy if you don’t do it slowly.
  • Simply tip the cup to remove the contents and then wash your hands and clean the cup as per the instructions in the video.

What Size Should You Order?

There are two size selections:

  • Small – Recommended for women under thirty.
  • Large – Suitable for women over thirty or women who have children.

Not all women are the same, so if you are not sure, contact Megan from Lula Cup South Africa directly to find out which size is the best option for you.

The Top Advantages of Using Lulacup South Africa Menstrual Cup

Easy and Convenient

After I got the hang of inserting the cup, my life changed for the better. That time of the month was not an issue for me anymore. When I still used tampons, I had to change every two to three hours, depending on my flow. But with the Lula Cup, I insert it twice daily. Early in the morning before my day starts and again at night after taking a bath and cleaning it. A less messy way toΒ  remove it is by doing so while taking a shower. It is incredibly convenient for me especially when I am out and about or have a busy day ahead of me.

Affordable

The Lula Cup South Africa menstrual cup is cost-effective and retails at only R100.00 excluding shipping. I used to pay around R30.00 for tampons every month. If you look after your cup, it can be reused for around seven years! Yes, that is correct, for the next seven years you don’t have to pay another cent towards pads or tampons.

Leakproof

The Lula Cup is 100% leakproof, given that you’ve inserted it correctly. I have not had a leak since I’ve started using it. My biggest issue with tampons was at night. I had to get up about two to three times to change and I usually wore a pad as well to prevent any leaks during the night. With my Lula Cup I can go to sleep without the risk of any leaks.

Comfortable

For me the Lula Cup is a lifesaver. I am in the early stages of perimenopause and one of the symptoms is vaginal dryness which means inserting tampons are uncomfortable and even painful at times. Wearing tampons became a real issue for me. With the Lula Cup I actually forget at times that I’m wearing it.

Sustainability

The Lula Cup is an eco-friendly option with less waste ending up at landfills. If just ten woman decide to transition to a menstrual cup, it already has an immense impact on our environment.

Giving Back to the Community

Lula Cup South Africa donates one cup to an under-privileged girl for every ten cups sold. I am proud to support a company that cares about the environment and the community.

The Disadvantages of Using Lula Cup South Africa Menstrual Cup

To be honest, there is not a single disadvantage for me. But, for those who are squeemish about touching blood and don’t like the messiness of it, a menstrual cup might not be a good fit. Handling the cup means you will get some blood on your hands, but when I still used tampons my hands also got dirty, so this is not a huge issue for me.

The more I got used to handling the cup, the less messy it got. With everything new there is always some adjustment at first and figuring out what to do to make the process as comfortable and easy as possible. For me the advantages by far outweighs the one disadvantage that comes to mind.

The Takeaway

After being blessed with receiving a Lula Cup South Africa menstrual cup for review, I am pleased to report that my transitioning from tampons to a menstrual cup has been a success, and interesting and highly rewarding experience. Using it for the first time was a bit tricky and I tried different positions and folding methods to find one that I felt most comfortable with.

I have used my Lula Cup for two cycles now and will definitely not go back to using tampons or any other sanitary product for that matter. I hope that you have found my review useful and that I’ve answered all your questions that you might have had about menstrual cups.

If you are interested in ordering a menstrual cup or have any questions about the product, you can visit the Lulacup South Africa website or Facebook page.

Have you tried a menstrual cup before? If so, feel free to connect with me and tell me about your experience, or if you have any questions about the product, leave a comment below.

WIN A Lula Cup South Africa Menstrual Cup

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21 thoughts on “Lula Cup South Africa Review – PLUS Giveaway

  1. I am so happy to see your review published Elize! I just wish I had come across a menstrual cup sooner since I have also struggled with tampons like you have and pads are just so icky. I recently had the Mirena put in so my periods are now just about non-existent otherwise I would most certainly be getting a Lula Cup too.

    Menstrual products are so crazy expensive – R100 for seven years is a huge bonus.

    1. Hi Lynne,

      Thanks so much for reading my review and I completely agree with you. Paying R100 for the Lula Cup is totally worth it, especially if you think about all the benefits linked to this product. I am so happy that I was fortunate enough to give it a try and being able to give my honest review. I am certainly glad that I no longer have to use tampons. The transition was a lot easier than I imagined and hopefully my review will convince more women to try this innovative product.

    2. I didnt have a period for 18months after my second born but it has come back with a vengeance πŸ₯΄ tampons hurt me and pads leak. This makes me super excited and would definitely want to give it a try..

      1. Hi Claudine. I can definitely recommend the Lula cup. I had the same issues than you. Now, my monthly cycles are not such a pain to deal with anymore. Thanks for reading my review and leaving a comment. πŸ™‚

  2. Wow, you just sold me on Lula Cups, Elize. I’ve heard about them before but the idea never appealed to me enough to check them out properly.

    Three things convinced me in your post.
    1. That picture of your hand holding rhe cup because I could see how soft and flexible it was.
    2. That you were so honest about how nervous you were about trying them out and are now so glad you did.
    3. That I only have to change them morning and night, what a win. Is that no matter how heavy the flow?

    Also loved your tip about removing it in the shower. Thanks a mill.

    Definitely going to try one out. And when I get it, I’ll come back to your post and watch your suggested videos.

    1. Thanks so much Lauren for reading my post and replying. My flow is usually heavier on the first and second days of my cycle and I was nervous at first whether it would be able to hold the liquid. But I had nothing to worry about. One of the benefits of these menstrual cups are that they can keep a lot of liquid. With tampons that need to be changed around every two to three hours, it would seem that the cup might not meet capacity. Since I started using the cup, it never filled to the brim even on heavier days. The scariest part for me was inserting it, but the instructional video helped with curbing my fears and just tackling it head-on. Now, that I’m accustomed to the process it is a lot easier and the cup is so comfortable that I forget at times that I’m wearing it. πŸ˜€

  3. Thanks for this great article Elize, Lula Cups seem so affordable in comparison to tampons or pads. Im really glad you’ve written about this subject and made us aware of a new and easier way of managing our monthly cycles. Im definitely going to invest in some cups and try them out. And its great that they’re so green too.
    Anthea

    1. You are welcome Anthea and thanks for reading my article! The Lula cup has definitely been a lifesaver for me and I don’t think I will be reverting back to tampons or pads anytime soon. Please share your thoughts on the menstrual cups with me after you’ve given them a try yourself. πŸ™‚

  4. Wow! The Lulu cup sounds amazing! And it’s wonderful that one will add less polution waste by rather using the cup instead of pads.

  5. Hi Elize you definitely also had me sold, have seen this product around social media advertised and it really sound like a product i will invest in, what a savings on cost and much safe for the enviroment , thanks for the great in depth detail on this product.

    1. Hi Stephanie, you are most welcome. And thank you so much for reading my post and leaving a comment. I tried to be as thorough as possible and include as much information about the product as possible. I was a bit hesitant at first to try the cup but I really had nothing to lose. The cup might not be for everyone, but for me it is a definite improvement. I don’t think I will revert back to tampons or pads anytime soon. It is so easy to clean the cup and wearing it is really comfortable. A major improvement over other sanitary products. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Nthabiseng,

      Yes absolutely! These cups can take a lot of liquid before they are full. My flow tends to be heavy on the first and second day of my cycle and I have not had a leak thus far. If you are worried that you may encounter a leak, you can maybe try cleaning and inserting the cup three times a day instead of two times. Thanks so much for reading my review and leaving a comment. β™₯

  6. I’m also very sceptical about it but after reading this article I’d be willing to give it a try

    1. Hi Faith. I am very happy to hear that! Trust me, I’ve also had my concerns at first but after watching the interview between Lynne from Kaboutjie and Megan from Lula cup South Africa, I really wanted to give the product a try. Now I am happy that I have because it really has been a game changer for me as far as periods are concerned. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading my review and leaving a comment.

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