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Instead Soft Cup, 24 ea
 
4.4

(based on 482 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (345)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (40)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (218)
  • Discreet (194)
  • Good protection (190)
  • Easy to use (169)
  • Effective (88)

Cons

  • Messy (112)
  • Difficult to use (16)
  • Poor protection (12)
  • Uncomfortable (10)
  • A little messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Light days (164)
  • Heavy days (161)
  • Travel (161)
  • Swimming (135)
  • Daily use (94)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Athletic (109), Casual dresser (56), Pre-menopausal (26), Young (18), Menopausal (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Should have been using long ago....

For all who are having problems inserting and removingthe cups , here is a tip and it is non messy.. Use just regular sandwich bags. Learned that tip from a woman who was...Read complete review

For all who are having problems inserting and removingthe cups , here is a tip and it is non messy.. Use just regular sandwich bags. Learned that tip from a woman who was a fire fighter. :-) You put your hand into the bag and use it as if it was a glove, plus the bag goes up close to the vaginal area. As you pull it out gently in one pull, all wast and the cup goes straight in the bag. I've got it right on the first try and didn't make a mess. If you want to put one in, use the sandwhich bag trick as well. Plus cheap general sandwhich bags are quite reasonable and come in great amounts in a box. :-)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I would rather use tampons

I bought Instead because I liked the idea that it can be used during intercourse. I would rather use tampons and wait a couple days for sex.
Mess: they are EXTREMELY messy to...Read complete review

I bought Instead because I liked the idea that it can be used during intercourse. I would rather use tampons and wait a couple days for sex.
Mess: they are EXTREMELY messy to remove and disposal is messy too. You should always be close to soap and water when removing these because of the mess. So removal in a public restroom can be complicated.

Uncomfortable: uncomfortable to remove because of the suction created around the cervix. It caused bad uterine cramps.

Disposal: A cup full of blood is not the easiest or most sanitary thing to dispose of.
They are good to use on very light days during intercourse.

Reviewed by 482 customers

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4.0

discreet and convenient

By Courtney

from Flushing, NY

describe yourself Casual, Pre-Menopausal

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Discreet
  • Easy to Use
  • Good Protection

Cons

  • Difficult to Use
  • Messy
  • Poor Protection

Best Uses

  • Light Days
  • Moderate Days
  • Swimming
  • Travel

Comments about Instead Soft Cup, 24 ea:

They can take a little getting used to and have to be inserted perfectly on heavy days or you might leak a little but otherwise they are amazing! I would never go back to pads or tampons after discovering the instead cups! I have converted several friends who are all regular users now.

 
5.0

Amazing

By lisaann0_0

from Newport Beach, CA

describe yourself Athletic, Casual

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Discreet
  • Easy to Use
  • Good Protection

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Heavy Days
  • Light Days
  • Moderate Days
  • Swimming
  • Travel

Comments about Instead Soft Cup, 24 ea:

I love the fact that this product doesn't dry me out like traditional tampons and pads do, for me these are non irritating. I have sensitive skin and the tampons and strings irritate and I become dry and itchy, not so much with the Softcups. On my heavy days, I have to be careful as they are a little messy, built willing to put up with it for the comfort of not having itchy, irritated lady parts!!!

 
5.0

best product I have ever used

By mama

from usa

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to Use
  • Good Protection

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Heavy Days
    • Light Days
    • Moderate Days
    • Swimming
    • Travel

    Comments about Instead Soft Cup, 24 ea:

    Convenient to use, long lasting, you do not need to know where every bathroom is everywhere you go. I have used this product for years and will never use anything else.

     
    5.0

    Fianlly!

    By Runner

    from South Florida

    describe yourself Athletic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Protection

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Heavy Days
      • Light Days
      • Moderate Days
      • Swimming
      • Travel

      Comments about Instead Soft Cup, 24 ea:

      I recently had to use them during a vacation and it was wonderful. No need to carry anything extra on our day trips away from the hotel. Stays in place for the whole day. I use a snack size plastic bag to help dispose of the cup at the end of the day.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Glad I use it

      By bellema

      from hawaii

      describe yourself Casual

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Discreet
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Protection
      • Non Odor

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Heavy Days
        • Moderate Days

        Comments about Instead Soft Cup, 24 ea:

        It does last only about 10 hours, then it leaks on heavy days.
        The first time I used it, it was a little uncomfortable, but now I don't feel it.
        Yes it's messy on heavy days, but I remove it in the shower.
        Love that I don't have to worry at work.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Did you get it?

        By DocGal

        from New York, NY

        describe yourself Casual, Young

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult to Use

          Best Uses

            Comments about Instead Soft Cup, 24 ea:

            I used this product to get intimate with my boyfriend after we hadn't seen each other in a few weeks. I was great, he didn't feel anything and neither did I. I thought I had discovered America, until I couldn't get the darn thing out! Now mind you, I am not a sqeemish girl and I have no problems doing what has to be done. I spent the majority of the night and early morning trying to get this out. I was in every position possible: squatting, sitting, laying down, you name it I DID it because the alternative was having to go to the doctor to get this thing out - I was determined! And wouldn't you know it - I had to go to my GYN, who couldn't get out either. She had to call another doctor to get it out. And the whole time I'm there on the table saying, "Did you get it? Did you get it?" Until he finally exclaims, "I got it!" and we all cheer. The thing was sucked onto my cervix. What an ordeal. Save yourself the embarrassment - don't buy these unless they change the design and make it easier to remove.

             
            1.0

            Very frustrating

            By J

            from palm beach, florida

            describe yourself Casual

            See all my reviews

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult to Use
              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Instead Soft Cup, 24 ea:

                After many months trying to figure out how to properly insert Instead, I still can't do it. I've read reviews, watched instructional videos, everything, and I still can't figure it out. It's like I can't manipulate the cup to fit over my cervix because my fingers aren't long enough. No matter how hard I try, I end up leaking and getting frustrated and switching back to tampons.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing! Buy More!

                By jojo

                from chicago, il

                describe yourself Athletic, Casual

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Discreet
                • Easy to Use
                • Good Protection

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Heavy Days
                • Light Days
                • Moderate Days
                • Swimming
                • Travel

                Comments about Instead Soft Cup, 24 ea:

                BUY MORE FOR THE PRICE! No more mess, no more worry about leakage, no more embarrassment. I don't normally write reviews but I am so glad I found this product (thanks to pandora oddly enough!). First of all, if you use nuva ring and your not using this your missing out, you will love this. Second of all, it takes some uses to get used to, positioning, timing, all new but easy to get the hang of. Wish I new about this earlier, and then upgraded to the reusable which is even better! Being female once a month is messy and sucks no matter what, so get over it, love your body and use this, trust me your body will thank you. I feel so much better using this in any way you can think of. Look further at the product benefits to know even more how much this can benefit your life, they are all true!!! No down side to this!

                 
                5.0

                Love it

                By O

                from Los Angeles, CA

                describe yourself Product Junky

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Discreet
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Not For Heavy Flow

                Best Uses

                • Light Days
                • Moderate Days
                • Sex
                • Swimming
                • Travel

                Comments about Instead Soft Cup, 24 ea:

                I have told all my friends about these. I have always found tampons to be very comfortable but these are even better! The long wear time and no string makes them even better. Plus being able to get intimate doesn't hurt the cause. I have not found these to be as messy as some people say. I use wipes to put them in and take out. Who ever mentioned sandwich bags, what a great idea! The only downside is these don't work for my heavy days. Fortunately for me that is usually just the first day. :)

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                10+ year user - will never go back

                By CorinneL

                from Sacramento, CA

                describe yourself Pre-Menopausal

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Discreet
                • Good Protection

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • Heavy Days
                • Light Days
                • Moderate Days
                • Swimming

                Comments about Instead Soft Cup, 24 ea:

                I was turned on to Instead softcups about 13 years ago and I refuse to go back to tampons. I've gotten a few other friends to try them out and they feel the same way. These are so comfortable and discreet that it makes my period much easier to deal with. There is a learning curve with these softcups: I advise women try them out for the first time on a lighter flow day so they can get the hang of insertion and removal. (Tip: remove while you're sitting on the toilet to avoid a lot of mess.) It can be messy on heavy days but not unmanageable. This size box can be hard to find in stores so I tend to buy several boxes at one time & stock up - kinda makes me feel like Elaine from "Seinfeld" with the sponge. :-)

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