SochCup is a reusable menstrual cup made of medical grade silicone. It is designed to be used during menstruation as a healthier and eco-friendly alternative to sanitary pads. It is completely safe and hygienic to be used internally.
It is available in 2 different sizes. For help in selecting the most suitable cup for yourself, please take our quiz.
To understand how to use SochCup, kindly go through our User's Guide or watch the video below:
For the Comfort
SochCup is the absolute best thing you can do for your own menstrual health. Made of high-quality biocompatible silicone, it ensures that you do not get infections, rashes, and itching. It also maintains the vaginal flora by not absorbing any moisture unlike tampons.
For the Fit
Think about this: using the SochCup implies that you will not be contributing in any way whatsoever to the landfills. It's a great way to menstruate guilt-free, while also doing your bit for Mother Earth.
For its design
Given its unique design and high-quality raw materials, the SochCup is one of the most comfortable menstrual cups available today. Switch to SochCup to experience pain-free menstruation.
For the Environment
Given its unique design and high-quality raw materials, the SochCup is one of the most comfortable menstrual cups available today. Switch to SochCup to experience pain-free menstruation.
For its Cost-effectiveness
SochCup is one of the most flexible cup available in the market. This flexibility facilitates its folding and its insertion. It is ideal for beginners. More flexible, it is more "malleable" inside your vagina and perfectly follows your movements. Well inserted, you will not feel it.
For its Versatility
It is not the usual bell shaped cup with horizontal grip lines at the base. For optimal comfort, we offer a streamlined design. Only vertical streaks have been made along the walls of our cup to facilitate its folding, which helps in insertion and easy opening of the cup. A "soft touch" finish makes the SochCup feel smooth and soft.
SochCup (By Si-Bell) is manufactured by STERNE.
Since 1996, the company STERNE is specialised in the design, developement and manufacturing of articles and sets made from silicone, meeting market needs from medital till transportation. Thus, medical devices manufacturing is a core business of STERNE. The comapny has settled a quality management system according to ISO 9001 & ISO 13485, with protected production environments (4 clean rooms ISO 6, ISO 7 et ISO 8).
SochCup is made in France in compliance with quality requierements according to ISO 9001, and with a medical grade silicone, USP class VI and ISO 10993. A silicone used in medical devices manufacturing, and perfectly biocompatible.Otherwise, silicone properties are such that by nature it does not promote the development of bacteria, thus an ideal raw material for intimate use!
In India, SochCup Menstrual Cup is SAFETY VERIFIED BY SMRF, kindly visit this link for further details.
SOCH cup is a reusable menstrual cup made of medical grade silicone. It is designed to be used during menstruation as a healthier and eco-friendly alternative to sanitary pads. It is completely safe and hygienic to be used internally.
The Soch cup is made of biocompatible medical grade silicone. It is manufactured in France in compliance with quality requirements according to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485
The Soch cup comes in two sizes: Small and Large. Here are the specifications: Small: Diameter - 41mm, Length - 47mm (excluding the stem), Stem Length - 27mm, Total Length - 74mm
The menstrual cup can be used by all menstruating women. However, for young girls, we recommend Soch cloth pads and Soch period panties. If you are a teenager and are willing to use the cup, then do so with adequate knowledge and research. Use of a water-based lubricant is recommended. Use of a cup will definitely stretch the hymen if it is still intact. The hymen generally stretches due to physical exercise or activities.
Menstrual cups have been in use since 1930s, and they have never been associated with TSS. TSS is a fatal disease caused by a bacterial toxin associated with Staphylococcus aureus; it is usually connected to tampon use. TSS symptoms are similar to those of the flu, including: sudden fever (>39°C), muscular pain, vomiting, headache, diarrhoea, dizziness, fainting, or rash rather like a sunburn. If you experience one of these symptoms when using the SOCH Cup, remove it and contact your doctor immediately. If you have already suffered from TSS, seek your doctor’s advice before using SOCH cup
The menstrual cup sits in your vagina. It shouldn’t be too high inside or too low. It should be angled towards the cervix.
The cervix is a neck of tissue that connects the uterus with the vagina. It has a cervical opening that usually described as feeling like the tip of your nose. It is through this cervical opening that period blood and white discharge come out.
Women with low, medium, or high cervix can use the SOCH Cup, thanks to its smart design. However, women who have a very low cervix can go for cloth pads and period panties.
The cervix should be measured while you are on your period as it usually comes lower during heavy flow. Insert a clean finger inside the vagina and look for your cervix - it should feel like the tip of your nose. Do not confuse the pubic bone (which is hard and bony) with the cervix (which is soft and squishy)./p>
No, the cup actually forms a gentle suction with the vaginal walls. The cup has holes which aid the cup in forming a suction. It does not suction to your cervix.
You can use this link to find out which cup would suit you best Take a quiz to find your right option
Yes, the cup should go all the way inside. With the Soch cup, let the stem stay as it is for a couple of cycles. If you find it uncomfortable, or feel its presence, or if it’s sticking out, then you’d need to cut the stem.
First, remove the cup before cutting the stem. Use a clean pair of scissors or nail cutters, and cut the stem of the cup step by step, making sure that you don’t cut it more than required
No, the cup cannot get lost inside. The cervix is a small opening from which the period blood comes. Nothing can go past the cervix.
No, you don’t have to take your cup out each time you pee. However, you may take your cup out when you are pooping as the pressure may impact the suction of the cup.
This can be different for every individual. However, it’ll take at least two full cycles for you to get used to the cup. We recommend you join Menstrual Cups Cloth Pads, our Facebook group, for more support
No, before you use the Soch cup for the first time, you need to sterilize it. You can boil it in a vessel filled with water for 7-8 minutes. Watch it closely so that the water doesn’t dry up and you don’t burn the cup
You can use a kettle to sterilize it. You can also try sterilizing tablets which are available in pharmacies
No. To clean in between cycles, you can simply dip the cup in boiling/hot water for 5 minutes
We would advise you to not do a trial run/dry run the very first time. Wait for your period to arrive. Your cervix will be much lower, your vagina will be more lubricated, and the suction will be easy to break when the cup is full. So, wait
First, find a position that you are comfortable in. Most women prefer to squat. You can also sit on your toilet seat or stand with one leg on the toilet seat. Make sure you are relaxed and are ready to try the cup. Fold your sterilized cup using any of the folds, get a good grip on it, and insert it inside the vagina, aiming it towards your cervix. Do not jab the cup upwards into the vagina; instead, slide it horizontally towards the back. Make sure the fold stays intact as you are inserting it. Once inside, the cup should pop open on its own. If it doesn’t, just nudge the cup a little or pinch the base and it should open. You can also do a few kegel exercises to ensure the cup is open and the seal has been formed. If you are trying a cup for the first time, you can wear a cloth pad as a backup.
You can try a C-fold, punch-down fold, or the labia fold. YouTube has several videos about different folds
The menstrual cup should be emptied once every 8-10 hours. If you are a heavy bleeder, empty it once every 3-4 hours. By the end of two cycles, you should be able to figure out how long can you leave your cup inside before emptying it.
In a comfortable position. Most women prefer a full squat. Find the stem of the cup and then pinch the bottom of the cup to break the suction. Do not pull the cup down without breaking suction. Once you pinch the bottom of the cup, gently pull the cup out. It may take a cycle or two for you to get used to insertion and removal. Dump the contents of the cup in the sink/commode. Rinse the cup in cold water and re-insert.
No, you can sterilize the cup once every cycle. That’s more than enough. To clean in between cycles, simply dip the cup in boiling/hot water for 5 minutes.
If you are unprepared about the situation and you don’t trust the water, simply dump the contents of the cup and reinsert it without washing it. Wash it once you get back home. Or else, you can also carry a small bottle of water with you and rinse the cup with that water
Yes, you can use your cup on light flow days. However, make sure you still remove and re-insert once every 8-10 hours. Do not use it for any longer than this.
Once you finish using the cup, rinse it out well, and dry it in the sun. Sun drying effectively kills any bacteria that could be on the cup. Soch cup comes in a cotton bag. Make sure you dry the cup thoroughly and then you can store it in the cotton bag. If you lose the bag, make sure you keep it in a breathable pouch and not in an air-tight container.
No. Do not use soap or any other cleaning agent. Use only plain water to clean it. However, if you want to use soap, you can use mild soaps free of oils or essential oils. Do not use antiseptic soaps.
Cups usually smell funny when you leave it for longer than the recommended time. Remove and reinsert your cup once every 8 hours minimum. If the smell is temporary, it could be due to proteins in the blood. Make sure you sun dry it thoroughly before you store it in a cotton bag. If the smell persists, leave it in a well-ventilated place for a few days. If nothing works, sterilize the cup with vinegar or salt water
Make sure you clean the cup well every time you remove and re-insert. Boiling the cup as recommended should remove stains. Try sprinkling some baking soda on a damp cloth and rubbing the cup. Do not soak the cup directly in the baking soda solution.
Over time, the cup is bound to discolour due to use. It is fully safe to use. You can keep the cup in direct sunlight to get the colour back. You can also sprinkle some baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) on a damp cloth or tooth brush and scrub the cup. This should restore the colour of the cup. Do not soak the cup in the baking soda solution. 3% vinegar in in hot or cold water can also be used
To clean the holes, fill the cup with water and suction them to your palm and squeeze the water out through the holes. You can do this regularly so that the holes remain clean. You can also use a toothpick or a needle to get the holes clean.
The Soch Cup already comes with 4 punched holes. However, if you notice that the holes are not punched through, then you can punch them through with a clean and sharp needle.
First, you have to use the cup only when you are on your period. Make sure you get a good squat. Please be relaxed. If you aren’t relaxed, your vaginal muscles will tense up and you will not be able to put the cup in. Use a lubricant if you have to. Make sure you have explored your anatomy beforehand and aim the cup towards the cervix. If you are unsuccessful the first time, try after a few hours. If you need more help, you can watch these videos
First, check to see if the cup is open. Run a finger along the base of the cup. If the base is folded and dented, the cup may not be open. Now run the cup under cold water; this should help. You can try pinching the bottom of the cup to push any air out. You can also twist the base of the cup. That should open the cup. Also, you can use a fold like the labia fold where you can nudge the fold open with a finger. You can do some kegel exercises, which include contracting and releasing the pelvic floor muscles a few times. This will help the cup open. If you still feel like the cup isn’t open, walk around and carry on with your daily activities. The cup will open by itself.
No. A pop sound is too dramatic a description. Some women feel the cup open up and sit in place. You can simply check if the cup is open by running a finger around the middle of the cup.
If you have positioned the cup properly, you shouldn’t be feeling the cup. Try to readjust the cup - push it backwards or tug at it a bit. If it’s the stem that you are feeling, then you can follow our instructions to cut the stem to the desired length.
This is a common problem for beginners. It is most likely a placement issue. Adjust the Soch cup so as to make it face backwards, away from the bladder. The sensation should go away in 2-3 days.
You may have weak pelvic floor muscles or you may be using the wrong size cup. Try Kegel exercises to strengthen your muscles. We recommend you take our quiz to figure out which size best suits you; you may need a larger cup.
They are a set of exercises that are done to improve the tone of your pelvic floor muscles. They help greatly in reducing urine leaks when sneezing, coughing, or laughing; tighten the vaginal muscles, and help in postpartum recovery and urinary stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Pelvic floor muscles can become weak due to pregnancy, childbirth, weight gain, or aging. To find the pelvic floor muscle, stop midway when you are peeing. That is the muscle your need to exercise. Empty your bladder before doing these exercises. Clench your pelvic floor muscles for three counts and release it for three counts. Do them thrice in the beginning; you can eventually hold the muscles for up to ten counts and release it for ten counts.
Your cup is leaking either because it’s not open, or it’s placed wrongly, or it has not formed a good seal, or it is too full. If it’s not open, make sure to nudge it out fully. If it’s placed wrongly, try and re-adjust the position. Make sure you are aiming the cup towards the cervix.If it has not formed a good seal, do a few kegel exercises after inserting. If the cup is full, you may need to empty and re-insert it more often on your heavy flow days.
First, do not panic. That’s the golden rule to take a cup out. Try a full squat and grip the bottom of the cup. Make sure you dry your fingers so that you get a good grip. Once you grip the bottom of the cup, push the cup with your vaginal muscles, as if you were birthing it out. This will bring the cup down and out. If it’s been only a few hours since you inserted the cup, wait for the cup to fill, and try it again after a while.https://youtu.be/7Ka8KmdgdUQ?t=4m52s
It’s up to you to decide if you want to use it or not. Most gynaecologists in India are not aware of menstrual cups. You can be persistent and ask your doubts to them. Ultimately, you have to choose what’s best for your body and the environment.
Yes, absolutely. You may find it a tad difficult to empty and reinsert the cup in the flight loo because of space constraints, so make sure you are prepared for that. If it’s a long flight, you can always use a period panty or a cloth pad as a back-up
Yes, public loos may be a concern. Therefore, it’s advisable to carry a small bottle of water with you so that you can rinse your cup with clean water
We’d advise you to not use a cup if you have a yeast infection. Use external products till the infection clears up. If you have used a cup while you have an infection, you should discard the cup and buy a new one.
Absolutely. Cups are great for heavy bleeders. You can choose a larger cup for increased capacity. Apart from comfort, you’d also not have to rush to the bathroom as often as with a pad! You may also want to back it up with a Soch Period Panty or a Soch Cloth Pad.
Yes, it’s possible. However, you may have to do some trial and error to figure out which angle works best for you.
It might be difficult to use a cup with a prolapsed uterus. We recommend kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Once the muscle tone improves, you can try a soft cup.
For excessive white discharge? Yes, while technically it’s possible to use the cup for white discharge, we recommend using labia pads, period panties, or cloth pads for white discharge.
No. We do not recommend any internal products for postpartum bleeding. You can use cloth pads or period panties for the same.
No! Cups are only meant for period blood. They do not and cannot act as contraceptives
No, we do not recommend sexual intercourse when you are using the SOCH cup.
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I used the Soch cup after having used several cups. I absolutely love the material. Putting it in and taking it out is quite easy; the material is such that one does not feel it inside at all. What’s best about it is that it is great value for money. The Soch cup has been an absolute game changer for me!
Sharmada, 27 Years, Content Editor
After trying all variety of Hard / Soft; TPE / Silicon Cups, the Soch cup proved to be the best one & perfectly suited my needs for a sedentary lifestyle and basic condition of no pee sensation, no poking, easy to open up and easy to remove. Ideal for women from all lifestyles and cervix lengths.
Sucheta Chendvankar, 32 Years, Sr. Executive, Human Resource & Systems
Mother of a naughty toddler who is 30 months now. I was a hard core IT professional but had take a break during my pregnancy and quit after delivery due to my health issues. My toddler keeps me on my toes all the time. Apart from that, I am a Cuemath teacher and been teaching kids at my home since April 2017. I have used cups with stem, trimmed them and then tried stemless cups but was so excited when Soch cup was introduced. I always wanted to buy one but somehow was skeptic about the investment. Then scooped some courage and bought a L cup. The experience has been so blissful! I did not feel the cup at all, no pressure to pee and the feather in the cap was I did not feel the stem at all, leave alone trimming it. The cup and the stem are soooooo soft. The stem is so helpful when I have to take the cup out. The suction is so good and opening up is not a problem at all. This is the best thing that every menstruating women should own.
Subhasree Ramesh, 31 Years, IT Professional
I took around 4 months to make myself mentally ready to use Menstruation cup. Then I thought i will order and use it while I have periods when am not travelling. Luckily both cup and period came when I was on vacation and bingo, this was the right time. I initially used it with pad, just in case there is any leakage. For me inserting and removing cup was not a problem as I followed all instructions. Now I feel so clean and no odour feeling whenever I have my periods. It’s such a great blessing. Thank you Soch !
Snehal Alwyn Pereira, 31 Years, Senior regulatory specialist
I have been using Soch Period Panty for about a year now and absolutely love love love it!! So when the Soch menstrual cup was launched, I knew it would be a superior product :) Tried it for last 2 cycles and wow! Cant go back to my old cup! This clear transparent cup is so smooth and easy to open, I am amazed! The silicone quality makes all the difference and also the way its designed. I have done all the regular stuff - travel, running, driving with this cup and did not face any leakage, not even spotting. Super easy to insert, open and remove! All in all, a five star cup
Priyanka Watane, 33 Years, Marketing and Communication Professional
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