The Simple Facts:

The Starr Menstrual Cup is an easy, safe, ecological and inexpensive alternative to tampons. Made 100% from medical grade silicone, it is hypoallergenic and can last up to 10 years and can be used by all women. The Starr Menstrual Cup is convenient and easy to use.

We recommend that you see your doctor, gynaecologist  or other health care provider concerning medical questions about the Starr Menstrual Cup if your questions aren't answered here. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How does the Starr Menstrual Cup work?
The Starr Menstrual Cup has been specifically designed to collect your menstrual flow rather than absorb it like a tampon. Its cup shape allows the Starr Menstrual Cup to fit comfortably up against your vaginal walls. It doesn’t touch your cervix as it sits just below it. The outer rim has been cleverly designed to help create a suction that keeps the Starr Menstrual Cup in place and collects your menstrual flow inside of it. If you look carefully, near the top of the rim there are small holes which help release the suction when you wish to remove the cup. 

What is the Starr Menstrual Cup made from?
The Starr Menstrual Cup is made from 100% medical grade silicone.

Can menstrual cups cause Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)?
Menstrual cups have been used safely for 75 years and there is no proven link between their use and TSS. 

Is the Starr Menstrual Cup uncomfortable? Will I feel it?
It looks like it would be but just like a tampon you will forget it is even there. Like when you first tried tampons, it might take a couple of goes to get it to the right spot for you – once you do you, you won’t feel a thing.

Can using Starr Menstrual Cups be messy?
We won’t lie and say it can’t – the first time it might be. But once you get comfortable with it, it’s cleaner than tampons. Tampons often smell due to the absorption and can be messy if it was a heavy day. With the Starr Menstrual Cup, once you have worked out your method, it’s easy to take out, tip into the toilet without having to look and then just give it a quick rinse/wipe and pop back in. The best method is to just do your change overs in the shower first thing in the morning and last thing before you go to bed. The rest of the time, you will completely forget you have your period.... except for that occasional chocolate craving!. JUST A FEW TIPS: If the suction seal is not properly released before you remove the cup, it can sometimes be messy. Once you learn to release the cup properly, there should not be any problem. Pulling the Starr Menstrual Cup out too fast or by tipping it at too steep an angle could cause some messiness.

Will the Starr Menstrual Cup Leak?
No, the Starr Menstrual Cup doesn’t leak. If used incorrectly it could cause leakage: If the cup has not been inserted properly or if something has caused the cup to move out of place, some leakage may occur.

Is it possible for the Starr Menstrual Cup to get lost inside of me?

How often should the Starr Cup be emptied?
Empty the cup 2-4 times a day. You can use it during the night, but not more than 12 hours without emptying and cleaning.

Can the Starr Menstrual Cup be worn while I sleep?

When I go to the toilet – do I have to remove my Starr Menstrual Cup?
You can wear the cup when you go to the bathroom, but after doing “a number 2” check the cup is still in position.

What should I do in a public bathroom?
At all times make sure you have washed your hands. A handy tip is to have a bottle of water with you to use, or perhaps some intimate wipes in your bag. Otherwise you may find it useful to take a wet paper towel into the stall with you. Remove, empty, and wipe the Starr Menstrual Cup before reinserting (you may use toilet tissue to do this). Then, use the wet paper towel to wipe off your fingers. Wash your hands again before leaving the restroom.

Can I wear the Starr Menstrual Cup while having sex?
The Starr Menstrual Cup is not designed for you to have sex while wearing. It sits low in the vaginal cavity so does not allow anything else to enter.

Can the Starr Menstrual Cup work like a diaphragm?
The Starr Menstrual Cup cannot be used as birth control. It doesn’t sit any where near the cervix and has not be designed as such.  Although it's great for making babies.  After ejaculation pop the cup in and don't let those sperm go.  There has been much success with pregnancy using a cup.

I have never had sex, could the Starr Menstrual Cup disrupt my hymen?
Any female can use the cup regardless of if they have had sex or not. However if you are concerned about your hymen remaining intact, it is recommended that you seek advice from your personal physician as it could have an effect on it.

I have a tilted uterus, so can I use the Starr Menstrual Cup?

I am physically active and very involved in sports. Can I wear the Starr Menstrual Cup?
Absolutely! Many women who are active in sports find the Starr Menstrual Cup very convenient and effective.

May I wear the Starr Menstrual Cup while swimming?

Can IUD users use a Starr Menstrual Cup?
Yes, they can. But we suggest that you speak with your own personal doctor, gynaecologist or other health care provider when you have concerns about using the Starr Menstrual Cup.

Can I use the Starr Menstrual Cup after giving birth?
You can use the Starr Menstrual Cup after giving birth if you feel comfortable with it. However if you still have postpartum bleeding then it is not recommended. Once you have been given the go ahead by your doctor it will be fine. You may consider going up to the larger size by then, but it is completely up to you and how you feel.

What about infections?
A few women have found that a menstrual cup aggravated a urinary tract infection. Please check with your health care provider.

What should I do about the Starr Menstrual Cup if I have a yeast infection?
The first thing to do is get medically treated for your yeast infection. The second is to make sure you clean the cup. You can boil the cup in abundant water but for NO longer than 5 minutes. You can use a mild detergent that does NOT have perfumes.

Where can I buy a Starr Menstrual Cup?
Right here on this site.. click here to buy