May 26th, 2013

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How to tell which model Yuuki you have?

I've had a small Yuuki cup for a couple years and I'm very happy with it, but I read recently that Yuuki changed their cup design a while back to make them stiffer, and that now they are offering both the older softer model and the newer stiffer model. Well, I would like to know how to figure out which style Yuuki I have, in case I ever need to replace it. I've never touched any other menstrual cup other than my Yuuki, so I don't know how to tell if mine is stiffer or softer. Considering this, are there any other markings that can be used to identify the different models? Also, my cup came with the stem completely trimmed off, so I can't use stem style as an identifier. And does anyone know when exactly the Yuuki became stiffer? I bought mine used in February 2011, and it was less than six months old, so it was most likely purchased sometime in late 2010, probably between August 2010 to December 2010.

Also, I noticed they now have something called an Infuser Box you can use in the microwave to sterilize your cup. Has anyone used it/is it worth the money? I often skip sterilizing my cup because I feel really awkward sterilizing it on the stove, since it looks kind of odd and I feel bad putting my cup into a communal cooking pot. This would be a good alternative to that, but I'm wondering if it's worth the money (it'd be about nine dollars to the US including shipping).

Getting really frustrated...

Hi everyone! I'm relatively new to the whole menstrual cup scene, I've been using my femmecup for three months now and I'm loving it! Most of the time.

I feel like I've gotten the insertion part under control, it pops open, doesn't leak (all that much at least) and I can't feel it or anything. So that part is kind of awesome, however the removal is sort of turning in to a nightmare. I've gotten some sort of routine down but it's not a very good one and it's way too awkward. First of all it hurts a lot, I've really been working on folding it during removal but that is basically impossible, I managed one time and that took like 20 minutes. And it still hurt a lot.
And then the second part is that during my very acrobatic attempts at folding it the entire contents is basically squeezed out of the cup. It's like the rim is too firm and the cup is too soft so while I can't actually fold the rim the cup itself just flattens out (and sort of folds)and the contents ends up over my fingers or coming out after I've removed the cup. And I simply can't fit more than one finger up there, seriously, so the "hot dog in a bun" thing I've read about is very difficult.

I guess I don't have a proper question, I'm just feeling frustrated and thinking this is sort of hopeless. I'd be very grateful for any tips or tricks you might be able to share with me!