Say hello to XO Flo! With proper care and use, your XO Flo can last for years of period protection that's better for your body and the environment.
XO Flo is a soft, internally-worn reusable menstrual cup made with body-safe medical grade silicone. XO Flo collects (rather than absorbs) monthly menstrual flow. Your XO Flo may remain in the body for up to 12 hours at a time, unlike a tampon which must be changed more frequently.
What makes XO Flo different?
This solves ALL of my major complaints that I have with the previous brands of cups that I have used...no outer ring pressing on my urinary tract all day (I get UTIs easily), the stem is super comfortable, and because of it's shape and sturdiness, it hasn't started to slide out while using the bathroom, and the seal doesn't break just by shifting my seated positions. It does require a little extra work to remove since it fits so securely, but it's better than the alternative!
My first cup experience was with a moon cup and I loved it but I did have some discomfort from the rim and stem. XO Flo solved those problems for me. The only problem I had was that XO didn't pop open as easily as the moon cup so the first time I used it, it leaked. It does stay up and not slide down as easily as the moon cup. Overall a great design and another excellent tool for a trash free period!
This cup is FANTASTIC! I've been using cups for nearly 20 years and so far, this one is the most comfortable. It opens slowly (folding with the "O" in first) and doesn't "slap" me "in there" when it opens. It also stays put! The little beaded stem is not even noticeable. The stem has been bothersome to me before. I am sensitive to the rubber in some cups and this one is completely unnoticeable so far.
I received this just in time to be able to use it. The first day I had no issues with inserting it even though it is a bit larger than the other cups I have. I was able to wear it for about 9 hours without emptying it and I didn't feel it at all. The second day I had a lot of cramping and bloating, so I had a harder time inserting it and I had very mild discomfort throughout the day. To be fair, I experience this with every cup I've tried. Because of that, I don't think I got it placed correctly and it did leak. I was able to reinsert it and it did not leak from that point on. The think I've loved most about this is how much it can hold. I have a fairly heavy cycle and most cups I have to empty every 2 to 3 hours, but I was able to go 9 to 10 hours with no leaking. It does seem to stain quite easily like other cups that are a similar color. That is easy enough to clean though. If these do well, maybe gladrags will offer them in other colors?
I had been using a different cup for a few months and was ready to give up on menstrual cups. I have numerous issues in my midsection that simply leave me uncomfortable often - even on non-PMS days. The other cup was just too uncomfortable and seemed to magnify the issues, and the cramping. I was ready to give up on the idea of using a cup. It's amazing the differences the seemingly minute changes in this cup's design have made in my comfort level.
The new XO Flow has really worked out some of the biggest design flaws in most other cups. The stem is amazingly comfortable (to the point that I never feel it). The inner rim is genius. It makes the cup leak free, and this is the first cup I've ever felt "pop" open when inserted. The first time it surprised me, but now it makes for a perfect seal every time. My only issue has been breaking that seal, which because of the round base, I find a bit more difficult than other cups. Thank you GladRags for this great cup!
I have been anxiously awaiting the release of xo flo and after receiving the cup in the mail was counting down the days til my period! Today was the day and xo flo did not dissapoint. This was hands down my easiest insertion of a cup ever! Xo Flo may be a tall drink of water but the comfort of this cup is through the roof. No trimming, adjusting, trimming, adjusting like I have experienced with the other cups I've used in the past. Easy in, easy out and a pleasure to use all around! Thank you XO Flo for blowing my high expectations out of the park!