I have been asked to review the AIWO cup with the valve and as always, I tend to listen to these requests from my followers.
I need to come forward first and say that a few months ago one of their agents WhatsApped me asking whether I want to stock this cup and I refused. The reason is that I do not like to work with cups made in China.
However; someone else started stocking them and I got it from my sister-in-law in the states. It is sold there for 8.49USD on Amazon. It is quite amazing to see all the cups on there and to also see similar cups under different brand names.
There are 2 selling points for this cup:
- It has a valve at the end of the stem so you do not have to remove it in order to empty the blood.
- It is made from liquid silicone.
I will attend to both selling points and more in my review but first thing is first.
Please acknowledge that I am expressing these things for you. ?
The package looks quite fancy and there is writing on it in English and Chinese.
There are 2 sizes:
Small: Length of 79mm, diameter of 42mm and a capacity of 25ml.
Large: Length of 83mm, diameter of 42mm and a capacity of 30ml.
Sadly, the instructions I got were in Chinese, but I Googled it and got to understand how to use it.
As you can see, the valve is at the bottom which makes it impossible for one to trim the stem if they need to. It would cut a hole in the stem and one can no longer use it.
It suits people with high a cervix only as both sizes are quite long.
It has a rough edge with gripping rings at the bottom and the silicone is quite thick but soft.
I tried it out when I got my period during my overseas holiday and I brought 2 cups with me just in case.
My cervix on the first day is quite low so the stem stuck out a bit and wasn’t very comfortable. I actually had to insert it in the woods so I reverted to my second cup and only used the AIWO cup the following day.
** 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.