Instead Softcup Review 4

Instead Softcup Review

I don’t usually post reviews on feminine hygiene products… and I’m not planning to post them regularly, but I thought this was worth sharing. 

Instead Softcup Review

With such wonderful advancements in technology, there’s really no need to rely on dated menstrual products any longer. This product is a nice step between tampons and reusable cups, such as the Diva Cup. I’ll admit that I was nervous and skeptical when I was finally brave enough to give the Softcup a try… but I am certainly glad I did! 

Instead Softcup Review


  • They’re a bit tricky to learn to use. It takes some practice and some getting used to. (I’ll just say this… it can be a bit messy!) 
  • I have noticed a wee bit of leakage every now and then. So for me, it is essential that I wear a panty liner. (Don’t you love the word “panty”?) 
  • They can be a bit difficult to find. So far, I’ve seen them at Fred Meyer and Walmart. 


  • You need only change the cup (or empty it) every 12 hours! 
  • The cup cannot be felt when worn and there is no nasty string hanging down.
  • That very distinct (and icky) period smell is absent! There is no absorption or build up of bacteria.
  • As I just mentioned, the lack of absorption or build up of bacteria means that there is no possibility of T.S.S. (Hurray!)
  • There is a lot less waste. Only one cup is needed per day, or per cycle, depending on which one you decide to use. 


To insert the cup, you just pinch it, and slide it in like a tampon. If you’re a beginner, it can help to use two hands, one to keep the cup pinched, and a second to push. I’m not going to go into any more detail here… you can read the directions that come in the box or look them up elsewhere on the internet if you need additional instruction! :) 

Instead Softcup Review

While, as I mentioned above, there is quite a learning curve when it comes to using these Softcups, I am convinced that they will change your life for the better, and I highly recommend them. 

Do you use these? Or any other options you would recommend?? Please share!

my rating 4.5(this is more like a 4.5 out of 5)

jessica @ frosting&facials

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4 thoughts on “Instead Softcup Review

  • Kori

    I LOVE these and have been using them for 5 years! I recently had to use tampons when I ran out of SoftCups and couldn’t find them anywhere. . .awful!! Forgot how much I hated tampons and pads! Anyways, glad you liked em, too :)

  • Tammy

    I didn’t like the softcups. Maybe I just didn’t put them in right, but when I’d pull them out, they didn’t collect the blood as much as acted as a barrier to keep it from coming out. The cup part came out mashed up and Crumply. It was all covered in blood and just spilled out when I tried to remove it. Also is the whole pointless aspect of a disposable cup. The one plus I can see is that it does offer a chance to practice with a menstrual cup if that’s what you think you want, without having to pay a high price for a cup before you decide, which is what I did. I was comfortable enough with the idea, and decided to invest in a Diva cup.

    • Jessica Post author

      I’m sorry you had a bad experience with these… but it’s also fantastic that you’re using and enjoying your Diva cup! I think that you’re right about these being a good product to try out to see if the menstrual cup will work. Thanks for sharing!! I’m not quite ready to commit to a reusable cup, but meanwhile, I appreciate that these generate less waste than tampons. :)