Lena Menstrual Cup Review

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Written by Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT


Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT

Sustainability Expert

Leigh Matthews is a sustainability expert and long time vegan. Her work on solar policy has been published in Canada's National Observer.


Lena Menstrual Cups are a top choice, especially for sensitive bladders and first-time users. Here’s our review.

Lena Menstrual Cup

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Highlights: More affordable and easier to clean than many other menstrual cups of similarly quality. Lena offers four options: Small, Large, and the Sensitive cup in small and large sizes.

Lena Menstrual Cup at a glance:

Made in: America

Materials: 100% USA Medical-Grade Silicone and Dyes

Certifications: ISO 13485:2012 certified, ISO 9001, FDA registered, FSC (for recycled packaging)

Table of Contents
  1. Lena Menstrual Cup
  2. Overview
  3. Why we like the Lena cup
  4. Is Lena sustainable?
  5. Lena vs. Diva Cup, Moon Cup, and Lunette


Lena makes reusable menstrual cups using medical grade silicone and dyes, and all cups are manufactured in the U.S.

These cups are typically more affordable than other menstrual cups of similarly high quality but offer the same 12-hour protection as The Keeper, Diva Cup, and Moon Cup.

Lena offers four cups:

  • The Small – for first-time users and those with light to moderate flow
  • The Large – for those who are more experienced or have heavier flow
  • The Sensitive in small
  • The Sensitive in large.

The Sensitive comprises softer silicone in smaller sizes for those who are smaller, and for anyone with a sensitive bladder who might have trouble with a larger, stiffer menstrual cup.

Why we like the Lena cup

Lena cups have a seamless ridge, which makes insertion easier than with some other cups (like the Diva Cup; see our review). The slanted suction holes in the cup are also easier to clean than many other menstrual cups, and help create a good seal to minimize leak potential.

That said, some users find that because this cup is stiffer than most, it can be easy to insert but hard and even painful to remove.

Also, while it looks great out of the box, the coral pink shade and other pastel colors begin to discolor and look dark quite quickly.

Is Lena sustainable?

Lena may be newer to the scene than Diva Cup, the Keeper, and some others, but the company is just as committed to environmental stewardship.

For instance, it uses 100 percent recycled packaging that is chlorine-free and printed using vegetable-based inks. The company also participates in donation programs and other social initiatives.

Lena vs. Diva Cup, Moon Cup, and Lunette

Lena is an excellent addition to the menstrual cup market and is comparable to the other high quality brands such as Diva Cup (see our review: View Price on Walmart), Moon Cup (see our review), Lunette (View Price on Walmart), and The Keeper (see our review).

One of the main reasons you might want to consider Lena over other menstrual cups is because Lena offers the Sensitive cup, which is perhaps the smallest menstrual cup available. It also manufactures its cups in the U.S.

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