Women Design Menstrual Cup Applicator, And It’s a Total Game Changer


The menstrual cup has been gaining popularity in recent years, as it’s an affordable, reusable, and sustainable menstrual product – on the contrary to pads and tampons. However, many women are still hesitant to make the swtich, and the main issue is that the cups have to be inserted by hand.

Well, that’s about to change. Sunny is a period care company that introduced a marvellous solution to this problem – they designed an innovative applicator for their menstrual cups.
The company has been co-founded by Cindy Belardo and Drew Jarvis, and they explained that they realized that the difficult insertion process was the main barrier when using menstrual cups.


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This is what Jarvis said of the product:
“I thought, you know, there must be a better way to do this, especially because they were invented in the 1930s. One of the cool things about the Sunny cup itself is that it’s made out of a super soft, flexible material, and it’s actually thinner than most other cups are, so it fits inside the applicator. Other cups are a lot thicker and a lot more rigid, so to make an applicator that would deploy a cup [of that size] would be [beyond most] people’s comfort level,”

The Sunny menstrual cup applicator is now available for pre-order, and it’s expected to launch by the end of 2022.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work with other menstrual cups, but you can check out how it operates below.

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Belardo revealed that leakage was one of the biggest user errors seen in the past, so the Sunny team addressed the issue and designed the applicator to help form a seal when the cup is inserted.

“One of the great things about the applicator is that it actually helps form the seal by itself. You can always double-check by pinching the base, but—through our research and development—we found that there’s a much higher success rate for the seal forming without any additional maneuvering or adjusting with your hands,” – she noted.


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Source: Upworthy