January 11th, 2013

Updates - RubyCup, LilyCup, FemmyCycle

Ok everyone, I finally got the reviews for RubyCup, LilyCup and FemmyCycle written and up, photos included.  I just wrote about what it was like to use them the first time, my thoughts and opinions on them, etc.  Gosh I have just been running around a lot lately, but I wanted to get these up because people have been asking on YouTube and on the blog, lol.   Especially RubyCup!

The reviews are here, just check the column of links on the right side of the page.  I also updated my "measurement chart" with the squishiness ratings below it, to include these brands and a few others I needed to catch up on:

http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/


And the videos are here (I was pretty late getting the RubyCup video posted, sorry about that, lol ):

http://www.youtube.com/user/MenstrualCupInfo?feature=mhee

Also, I did an experiment with one of my FemmyCycles by adding my own tiny air holes under the ridge.  I did get most of it to pop open (no leaks, the cup still had lots of suction and a good seal).  But then I was informed by Dr. Alfred Shihata that FemmyCycle was specifically designed NOT to have to open all the way, in order to do its job.  But the softer middle and bottom just stay formed to your shape.  And it did work even before the air hole experiment.  I suppose I did that out of curiosity.  But this is good to know :)

Harpy Eagle

Adventures of the Juju Cup.

G'day. I'll try and make this short and sweet. 

I'm a very rural Australian so the Juju cup is my only real brand choice. Problem is it's a bloody (hah) pain to remove and doesn't always sit right. It's my first cycle, second day, I'm 21, very tight, 5'7", and own the small. 

Seal:  When I insert, I always make sure it sits as low possible and the cup is open. Alas, my Juju developed a torrid love affair with my cervix and quickly begins a migration in order to spoon each other. Along the journey, it likes to drop its contents to make travel easier, despite only being 1/5th full. I tried to sleep with it too, and it showed its appreciation by creating art on my panties to lovingly surprise me when I woke up.

Removal:   hen I try to remove it, it will scream and cry and desperately cling on its new friend. Alas, I can only fit one finger up and the Juju likes to sit juuuust high enough that I can't reach over the rim. It also likewise sits juuuust up enough I can only grip the very tip of the stem, but it's so slippery it's difficult to hold on to even with tissues. The Juju, in terror of my attempts to remove it, often piddles itself (in red) out of fear. I've resorted to tying a tampon string to the stem to fish it out, but the resulting suction is making Lady Cervix feel very sore and violated.

I'm posting because all the methods I've read here for seal checking and removal seem to involve fitting at least two fingers or being able to reach the rim with one finger, neither of which I can do. Any one have any other suggestions?

TLDR; My cervix and Juju like to spoon each other, which makes things messy, and I've got tighter vaginal security than North Korea. HALP.