What is a Talula Cup?
Cornwall's first menstrual cup supplier! A Talula Cup is a menstrual cup made of 100% medical grade silicone. The cup is an alternative to disposable plastic sanitary items, such as tampons and pads, helping reduce your environmental impact. A share of profits from each cup go towards educating women & girls in Zambia on their menstrual health. The Talula Cup comes in 2 sizes to suit every woman, & with the right care can last up to 10 years.
When you buy a Talula Cup, part of the profit goes towards helping develop our sister company's education project in Zambia, teaching women and girls about their menstrual health & plastic waste. Introducing the Talula Cup means women can have a safer, more hygienic & easier period.
We want every female to be able to have a hygienic, safe & environmentally friendly period. Sanitary waste has a huge impact on our planet - 200,000 tonnes a year to be precise.
Owning a reusable Talula Cup drastically cuts your plastic waste consumption & helps women in Zambia do the same.
How to Use Your Cup:
1. Wash your hands and rinse your cup
2. Fold your cup into a C shape and insert, move it around until it fully opens
3. You can leave your cup in for up to 10 hours.
4. To remove, lightly twist the cup and remove gently - Remember, it's important you don't pull on the stem to remove your cup. Menstrual cups act like a suction to catch blood, so to avoid any internal damage when you remove them, you need to break the suction seal.
5. Tip the contents away and wash in warm water
6. Re-insert or boil for a few minutes before replacing your cup in its bag, ready for next time
Large is for women over the age of 35 or who have given birth vaginally.Small is for women under 35 or who have not given birth vaginally.
If it is uncomfortable when you first put it in or hard to insert - As with anything new, it takes a bit of practise getting used to. Try inserting & removing your cup a few times when you start your period to get used to the feeling*
How do you justify the price? The average women spends £1200 on tampons alone in her lifetime. With the right care, the Talula Cup can last you up to 10 years, we reckon that's a pretty good investment.
Why is it leaking? The Talula Cup might take a few periods before you get the hang of inserting it properly. We find moving it around so it fully opens helps & wearing a pad for the first few days is good for peace of mind.
Can you sleep with it in? The Talula cup can remain inside you while you sleep, for up to 10 hours. The cup remains sealed even when laying down. As long as it has been inserted correctly, the cup won’t leak.