drugstore.com
welcome: sign in|account|help
2 Sites 1 Bag
0 items $0.00checkout
drugstore.com

Instead Softcup 24 ea

our price: $9.19$0.38 / ea
in stock
selected size: 24 ea
/img/sites/0//autodelivery/pdetails-new-tag.gif Auto-Reorder & Save: Get 10% off or more on all future shipments of this item. learn more »

Hidden Tab
Hidden Tab
Hidden Tab
 

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Instead Soft Cup, 24 ea
 
4.4

(based on 483 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (346)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (40)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (220)
  • Discreet (196)
  • Good protection (191)
  • Easy to use (170)
  • Effective (88)

Cons

  • Messy (114)
  • Difficult to use (15)
  • Poor protection (13)
  • Uncomfortable (10)
  • A little messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Light days (166)
  • Heavy days (162)
  • Travel (162)
  • Swimming (136)
  • Daily use (94)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Athletic (110), Casual dresser (56), Pre-menopausal (26), Young (17), 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. :-)

VS

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 483 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
2.0

Lots of Leaks

By EMS25

from Virginia

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Discreet

Cons

  • Messy
  • Poor Protection

Best Uses

  • Light Days
  • Moderate Days

Comments about Instead Soft Cup, 24 ea:

I had high hopes for this product. It looks very similar to a diaphragm, which I use on a regular basis. I bought several boxes of Soft Cups over several months. No matter what I did, I always leaked on heavy days. No, my period is not abnormally heavy. Yes, I've watched the video on how to use the cups. The concept is great, and clearly it works for a lot of women. I guess I'm the exception. It's back to tampons for me.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best thing ever

By S. L. H.

from Denver, CO

describe yourself Athletic, Casual

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:

Now that I'm in my 30s my periods have lightened and shortened, so I figured it was time to look into alternatives to tampons, because they are so expensive and pretty gross. I remembered Softcup from when I was in middle school (then called 'Instead') and decided to give them a try again. AWESOME!!! There is a definite learning curve, and its probably a good idea to be familiar with your woman parts beforehand, but if you can master them you'll be very happy I did. I've seen a lot of reviews saying they are best for lighter days as they may leak, and I've seen a lot that say the opposite. I haven't a clue about this as even my heaviest days are much lighter than they used to be, but I imagine if you have it in correctly it will not leak. If leakage is a concern you can always check the cup and put it back in.

Also, I have discovered that the reusable version of the Softcup can be washed and stored instead of thrown out, making it even more economical. I have heard of people reusing the disposables as well, and I personally use the same cup for my entire cycle rather than using a new one every 12 hours, so an entire box of 24 can last me for up to 2 years, which is a steal! Easy and cheap. My 2 favorite things!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

         
        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.

            (2 of 2 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. :)

            Displaying reviews 1-10

            Back to top

            Previous | Next »

            ADVERTISEMENT
            ADVERTISEMENT