First time experiences using a menstrual cup: does it hurt and is it messy?

First time experiences using a menstrual cup: does it hurt and is it messy?

August 18, 2019 0 Comments

Danielle gets the low down on first time menstrual cup encounters - on surfing the crimson wave the new way. Importantly, she answers, how the f** do you get it in?!”

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Dayna's Period Story

Dayna's Period Story

July 24, 2019 0 Comments

Am I the only one who thought their already-short life was about to end when they got their first period? It’s coming up to thirteen years ago when ten-year-old me woke up in what seemed like a pool of my own blood; and, it’s safe to say that navigating the crimson wave on the surfboard that is a menstrual pad hasn’t been easy since.

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Katie's Period Story

Katie's Period Story

July 16, 2019 0 Comments

Wā Collective's new writer, Katie, shares her personal story with Endometriosis, painful periods and perspective from a gender studies honour student. "I’m passionate about discussing topics that society tells us we shouldn’t be talking about, like menstruation, sex and women’s health issues. To be honest, if someone tells me I shouldn’t be talking about my ‘feminine woes’, it just makes me want to talk about it even more as a big fuck you to the patriarchy."

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The day I realised period poverty needs to be addressed in NZ

The day I realised period poverty needs to be addressed in NZ

June 20, 2019 0 Comments

Period poverty in New Zealand bleeds under the radar. The wildly harmful taboos surrounding periods prevent any opportunity for discussion. 

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Travelling with the Flow

Travelling with the Flow

June 13, 2019 0 Comments

That’s the other great thing about cups— adaptable is their middle name! I went back to my tent to hang out with my man crew with no waste, no awkward hiding (it shouldn’t be awkward, but sometimes it just is) of used/leaking/smelly tampons and the security of knowing I was sorted until the morning.

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Putting Blood to Bloody Good Use

Putting Blood to Bloody Good Use

June 06, 2019 0 Comments

So, you might be wondering, what's next? What other period-related fun stuff can I get up to?

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Danielle's Period Story

Danielle's Period Story

May 19, 2019 0 Comments

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Pritha Maps Menstruation

Pritha Maps Menstruation

May 08, 2019 0 Comments

I’ve always wished my menstruation was a map. Straight forward. Logical. Seamless. Oh What a thought. 

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Eartha’s Endometriosis Story

Eartha’s Endometriosis Story

March 26, 2019 0 Comments

We need to talk about endometriosis. It's as common as diabetes and asthma, yet remains an enigma and receives zero funding. Endo affects 1 in 10 ovary bearers and, much like the menstrual taboo, is an issue that flows under the radar, hushing all concerned. Not any more. Here is Eartha's story.

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Periods in the national museum of New Zealand

Periods in the national museum of New Zealand

March 09, 2019 0 Comments

This is a bloody momentous occasion. Our mana has made history!

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Celebratory Period for International Women's Day

Celebratory Period for International Women's Day

March 08, 2019 0 Comments

Today marks the day we just diverted one million disposable menstrual products from entering landfill - oh, and it's our birthday!

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How to choose the right menstrual cup

How to choose the right menstrual cup

June 21, 2018 0 Comments

Not all menstrual cups are created equal
Do you know what makes a 'good' cup, a 'bad' cup and, does it actually matter? 

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Your perfect size

Check your flow against our flowchart to find your perfect size.
Wā Cups are medium firmness and fold up to about the size of a tampon for insertion. 

 

mini
60mm long, 42cm rim diameter,  25ml capacity

If you are worried about putting something inside you, are a teen, have petite anatomy, have a low cervix or a light flow, our mini will treat you right.

Recommended for under 30s

one
70mm long, 42cm rim diameter, 30ml capacity

Haven’t had a baby vaginally, the mini doesn’t quite sound like you, or you don’t know your cervix height? Size one is your cup and it’s our most popular.

Recommended for under 30s

two
70mm long, 46mm rim diameter, 40ml capacity

If you have given birth vaginally, or have a heavy flow, or feel you have weaker pelvic floor muscles, then this cup is perfect for you.

Recommended for over 30s

We recommend you flow over to our in-depth sizing to find your perfect size - it's really great

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