Health Info

Body-Friendly and Life-Friendly

Safety is important when it comes to your reproductive health. Softcup has been approved for sale in the U.S. and has been on the market for more than 18 years. Softcup is made entirely of a hypoallergenic, non-toxic, latex-free, non-irritating material.

What's not in Softcup?

You won't find any of these in Softcup:

  • Bleached cotton
  • Pesticides 
  • Residual fibers
  • Dioxins
  • Carcinogens
  • Latex
  • Polycarbonates (PCB)
  • Bisphenol-A (BPA)
  • Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
  • Phthalates

The Difference Between Tampons and Softcups

Softcup does not change the body's natural environment—Softcup does not alter the body's pH levels, natural bacteria levels, or absorb the body's moisture. Softcup is a perfect solution for women looking to maintain their bodies' pH balance. Maintaining the body's natural bacteria levels can help prevent infections, such as yeast infections. Softcup is comfortable and doesn't cause the dryness or irritation that tampons and pads can. 

When a tampon is inserted, it creates microscopic tears along the vaginal canal. Tampons can leave behind residual fibers and traces of bleach, dioxins and other residues from the cotton cultivation and tampon manufacturing processes. Softcup leaves the body just as it is—no micro-tears, no residues, no change in the body's natural pH or bacteria levels.

Facts About TSS

In more than 18 years and 250 million Softcups sold, Softcup has never had a reported incidence of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). TSS is believed to be caused by the toxin-producing strains of the bacterium Staphylococcus Aureus. Population studies suggest that the risk of TSS is related to tampon absorbency. The higher the tampon absorbency, the higher the risk of contracting TSS. Unlike tampons, Softcup is non-absorbent, and does not change the bacteria levels naturally present in the body.

Softcup Product Quality

Softcup is manufactured in an ISO 13485 certified facility. This certifies that Softcup consistently meets customer and regulatory requirements applicable to medical devices. 

Softcup is made of inert, hypoallergenic, non-absorbent, non-irritating, polymeric material that has been used safely for more than 30 years in health care products such as catheters and baby bottle nipples.

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