Today’s review will be on the Keela Cup.
Originally Keela Cup was created to help disabled people use a cup. It has a pull string which is not really a string, but it is made from the same medical grade silicone and you pull it to break the seal instead of needing to insert your finger. This “string” does it for you.
The company that invented it sadly couldn’t continue to develop it due to lack of finance and the Flex company bought them. It is now under their business so for every cup you buy, you also get 2 Flex Cups which are disposable disc cups. I am not a big fan of the idea because if one wants to go reusable, why force the disposables? There is an option to say you don’t want the gift. Is this reverse psychology?
If one has mobility challenges, they may find this cup useful as you do not need to bend too much to remove it, so I think that the company who invented this idea did a great job.
There are 2 sizes: Slim Fit which is the smaller size that holds 22ml and the Full Fit which holds 30ml and they say it is for heavy bleeders but from my experience it is on the normal side.
It is made from medical grade silicone and in terms of stiff vs soft, I would say it is in the middle.
The silicone of the cup itself is a bit thick and the mechanism of the string works ok.
I had no issues inserting or removing it with the string; however, to place that “string” back in place can be irritating. One always has to work it into place for a good and comfortable fit.
I have the Full Fit size and the body of the cup is 55mm and the stem/string is 35mm which I do not recommend trimming. The width is 47mm. I am not sure about the Slim Fit as they are not on the website and I measured this myself.
The price is $39.99 so let’s just say $40.
To sum up my experience, it is a good cup but not for a low cervix. If one has mobility challenges, it is a great option.
** Please note that these reviews are based on my own experience and are therefore my own opinion. I would also like to mention that we are all shaped differently and if something didn’t work well for me it doesn’t mean that it won’t work for you.