You can wear this reusable menstrual cup during sex, and it could actually make getting it on more enjoyable
It may not be the first menstrual product on the market to set its sights on mess-free period sex, but unlike its predecessors, the Ziggy Cup is actually reusable. Made of BPA-free, FDA-approved silicone (in a hot pink shade, no less), Ziggy’s flat-fit shape is reminiscent of the single-use Flex menstrual disc that Health previously tried out and reviewed. Its rigid double rim is meant to prevent any potential leakage, while the cup portion is both strong and, as the product description puts it, “petal thin.”
According to Intimina, the cup can be worn for up to 12 hours at a time and is meant to sit behind the cervix, which means that it can, indeed, be worn during sex.
While the product description (and many reviewers) tout the Ziggy Cup as a great option for period sex, we decided to tap an OB-GYN to make sure these claims are legit. The bottom line? Yes, it’s safe to use during period sex, but it’s not to be used in place of contraception:
“This silicone reusable cup can be another great option among the many menstrual products that women can choose from,” Jennifer Peng, MD, a physician at Somerset Gynecology & Obstetrics in Troy, Michigan, told Health.
Amazon shoppers say they’re thrilled that the Ziggy has both environmental and sex-related benefits. “Finally got to test the cup with my boyfriend and I can’t believe it! There were NO LEAKS,” one reviewer wrote. “Not a single one, and I had been wearing the cup all day so it had some blood in it for sure.” In fact, it’s so great at preventing leaks that another reviewer called it “Like the Hoover Dam, but in a good way, and for your cervix, not the Colorado River.”
Some reviewers even found sex to be more pleasurable with the Ziggy Cup involved.
Because the Ziggy Cup is shaped differently than your average menstrual cup, it may take some coaxing to position it properly for the first couple wears (it’s meant to be squeezed on the sides and pushed down to lay against your cervix). But according to reviewers, insertion is a breeze after the first few tries. Plus, once it’s up there, they say they hardly notice it.
It should be reiterated that as great as the Ziggy may be, it’s not a form of contraception.
Rather, it’s meant to keep your sheets from looking like a crime scene when you want to get it on during your time of the month. You can buy yours, color-coordinating sanitary case included, below.