June 8th, 2010

Femmecup post with photos

 Last week I ordered a Femmecup (yes I'm a cup addict), and it only took 6 days to get to me here in the States. I haven't tried a dry run yet and my next period is not due for a while so unfortunately a real review will have to wait. It came in a plastic bag with a cardboard flap stapled to the top much like the Ladycup packaging.

The first thing I noticed about the Femmecup is that it looks and feels like it's made out of plastic, not silicone. The body of the cup is very soft, and I think it would be a good choice for women who have problems with cups pressing on their bladders. The rim is of course stiffer. The stem is rather rigid, especially compared to my Keeper Mooncup, which has a flexible stem. 

When I filled up my small Keeper Mooncup with water to the holes and poured it into the Femmecup for comparison, the water was exactly at Femmecup's 15ml mark. Since I know from the size charts that the small Keeper Mooncup doesn't hold 15 ml, it seems the Femmecup's measurement lines are off. 

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  • esage

statistics of sales volumes

Hi everybody!

I wonder if somebody met any kind of analytics about menstrual cups sales worlwide. Something like - how many in total, which brands have the biggest share, etc.
I want to write an article for national mass media about menstrual cups and really need to put there numbers to be impressive and definite.

Thank you all for the help in advance!


cup sitting low post-pregnancy

I have a smaller sized Mooncup (UK) which I have used for a couple of years and have loved it and had no problems with it. However, I have just started using it again following a pregnancy and seem to be having problems.

I gave birth (vaginally) two months ago, and have just started my second period since the birth (no time off for me!!). I didn't use the cup for my first period as I was worried about pain (I had a small tear at birth).

I managed to get the cup in last night with minimal pain (and the pain I did have was most likely because I was tense), but it seemed to be sitting really low. I could get my finger in and push it up as far as it would go but it would just push itself back out again. It ended up so that it was sitting so low that the bottom of the cup was almost down at the entrance to my vagina (I have no stem).

After fiddling about with it I did manage to get it to stay high enough to leave it in over night and there was no leakage, but it's still sitting really low and I can definitely feel it inside me, which I never could previously.

I know it is suggested getting the larger Mooncup for after pregnancies, but I can't imagine the larger one would resolve this problem....

I know the cervix does move up and down a bit throughout my period, but I'm near the beginning of my period, which is when I thought the cervix was at it's highest....

Help? I REALLY don't want to not be able to use the cup.

Already a cup user, but have some questions

Firstly, I swear I'm a real person.  I have no LJ entries because I only registered for the menstrual_cups community.  That said, hello everyone!

I've been using a small Diva Cup for about a year and have had no complaints other than sometimes it makes me feel like I have to pee when I don't.  I'm guessing this is from pressure either on my urethra or the urethral sponge.  I'm wondering what cups wouldn't do this - as in, do I need it to be a smaller diameter or just a shorter cup?  I know no one here knows my specific anatomy, but I would love if anyone could give me a general idea.

I'm happy to be here!

ETA: This pressure also results in UTI-like symptoms, so I'm thinking from the comments I need maybe a small Lady Cup?  I'm just worried about the capacity for the first heavy day of my period.

ETA again: I bought a small Lady Cup.  I have never even filled my Diva 1/2 of the way, so I figured a small would be better.  Also, I want the shortest and squishiest cup so that I don't have the urethra issues.  I am going to keep my Diva for my only heavy day and use the Lady Cup the rest of my cycle.  Thanks everyone!

Difference between Ladycup and Divacup

I started using my small lady cup two months ago and LOVE it. (I am 19, not a virgin, never had kids). I can't feel it when I'm wearing it and it is really comfortable. I would like to try another cup that is bigger for my heaviest days. I have a hard time popping open my lady cup sometimes and it is slippery so it can be difficult to remove. 

I am thinking of the Diva cup because it has so many good reviews. It is really big so it will hold a lot more, and frankly it would be really convenient because I can buy it in the store instead of online. I'm not sure if I have a long or short vagina. After feeling my cervix I am estimating that it's about 2 inches inside.

Has anyone used both the diva cup and lady cup? Thoughts?
  • flyffe

Red Fleurcup!

Hiya all,

Fleurcup just posted on their facebook wall: there's a new Fleurcup colour after the new blue one, and it's a cool glowy red!

I was saving up for a small Pink one, but now very torn... Thoughts, anyone?