Elle Cup

Your eco-friendly alternative to sanitary pads and tampons. 


  • Bio-compatible (Made of 100% medical grade silicone)

  • FDA approved, ISO 9001 certified

  • Hypoallergenic and chemical free

  • Provides Leak-free protection for up to 12 hours

  • No risk of TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome)

  • Reusable menstrual cup for 10 – 15 years

  • Optimal pH levels remain intact within the body

  • Environmentally friendly 


Why ElleCup?


  • Absorbs menstrual fluid 

  • Risk of contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome, which can be a life threatening disease.

  • Between 20-25 tampons used during a menstrual cycle

  • Reoccuring cost of up to R9,500 over 15 years









  • Elle Cup is a reusable menstrual cup for 10 – 15 years

  • Elle Cup is a proudly South African brand

  • Collects menstrual fluid

  • Worn internally and fits comfortably 

  • Hypoallergenic and NO risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome

  • Once off cost for the next 15 years

  • Easy to clean & disinfect 

  • Leak free protection for 12 hours 

  • Comes with sterile storage container and anti-bacterial disinfectant spray

How to Fold

How to insert

Start by thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water.

With the pull-tab facing down toward the floor, hold your ElleCup in front of you with both hands as illustrated. Press both thumbs into the cup, just below the upper ridge, so that you flatten the sides of the cup together

Still using two hands, fold the flattened cup in half (over itself ) so that the rim at the top forms a “C” shape with the open end of the “C” facing your body (or the 7 fold/punch down fold). Holding it firmly to keep this shape, transfer the cup to your dominant hand and hold as illustrated. 

You should be holding the cup just below the upper ridge.Relax your vaginal muscles and get into a comfortable position either
squatting, sitting over the toilet or standing with one leg raised (for
example, on a stool or closed toilet seat).

While directing it toward the small of your back (the base of your spine), continue to insert ElleCup into your vagina just until the cup and pull-tab are completely inside. It is normal for ElleCup to pop open before it is completely inside – this should not interfere with insertion.

Lightly pinch the base of the cup (not the pull-tab) and gently try to give it one full rotation in either direction. Doing so helps to avoid leaks by ensuring that the cup has opened fully. The cup should rotate easily when properly open.

Please note: ElleCup is not to be inserted high in the vagina like a tampon. Do not insert ElleCup too far as doing so can make removal more difficult and can actually interfere with the effectiveness of its seal.

Once properly in place, wash your hands one final time and you’re done.

How to Remove

Start by thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water.

Relax your vaginal muscles and get into a comfortable position either squatting, sitting over the toilet or standing with one leg raised (for example, on a stool or closed toilet seat). Spreading your legs, gently separate your labia with your non-dominant hand. As if having a bowel movement, bear down lightly with your internal muscles. Doing so can help lower the cup, making it easier to grasp. Insert the thumb and index finger of your dominant hand into the vagina until you’re able to reach ElleCup’s pull-tab.

Following the natural angle of the vagina, gently tug on the pull-tab until you’re able to reach the ribbed base of the cup. As illustrated, firmly pinch the base to break the cup’s suction seal with the vaginal wall. While gently squeezing the sides of the cup and angling it slightly sideways to release any trapped air, remove ElleCup.

As the cup is completely removed, angle it vertically to avoid spilling the contents. Empty the contents of ElleCup into the toilet and, with a mild and perfume-free soap, carefully wash and rinse ElleCup or spray with Elle Disinfectant Spray.
Note that the 2 small holes below ElleCup’s top rim should also be kept clean. If clogged, submerge ElleCup in water and squeeze water out through the holes.

If washing facilities are unavailable or if you’d prefer not to use them in a public place, you may simply wipe ElleCup cleanwith toilet paper or with a feminine hygiene cloth (again, preferably a mild, perfume-free variety). Preferably bring your small spray bottle Elle Disinfectant Spray or water into the stall with you for rinsing or disinfecting. When wiping clean, make sure not to leave any paper or cloth fibres on the cup.

Re-insert the cleaned ElleCup, wash your hands one final time and you’re good to go!

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