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11 January 2011 @ 09:04 pm
first time poster, being using cups for almost a year now (and lurking here pretty much since then) and i'm perfectly happy with them;

my first was a UK Mooncup, it was the first i found, and i had no idea about other sizes or really what kind of flow i had, but it was good to get over the learning curve with, but has to small a capacity for my flow, so now it's in my bag as an emergency cup if I'm ever caught unawares.
Then I got a small Fleurcup, works perfectly well but to small a capacity.
So I got a large Meluna, (the new - klassik) it works almost perfectly during the day, mostly, sometime I forget and don't keep track of the time and so sometimes i have to rush to the nearest loo as I can feel the air bubbles that indicate my cup is overflowing, i still have to empty it fairly often like every 3 hours and most cycles on my heaviest night/s it leaks. so i want a bigger one, one that i can leave in a bit longer during the day and hopefully all night.

I've looked at a few comparison charts and decided on either a large Yukki or a large Fleurcup, they seem to be the biggest to me but i thought i'd just ask here before I commit to buying, i mean money isn't a total issue but i'd like to be finished with my search finally.

a little about me, 19, no children, a heavyish flow but nothing i've never had any huge issues with, also no issues with the cups being too big, i have cut all the stems off my cups, but that is purely a comfort issue, and i have no problem reaching my cups, even on the fourth day of my period when invariably my vagina decides to be an upside-down bottomless pit, if you understand me, just push down with my muscles and shove my fingers up there, does the trick.


thanks in advanced

p.s. love the site and the people, and love how freeing the cups make me feel, i find it much easier than hiding pads and tampons on oneself, and making a mad dash to the loo, hoping no one notices, wish i'd know about these when i was in school, would have made the whole process a lot easier.
 
 
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Kai: pic#84732488kuradi8 on January 11th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Biggest? As in largest dimensions? Or as in highest capacity?

Check out the charts at http://community.livejournal.com/menstrual_cups/1285963.html to see what you think might appeal to you.
zannadance on January 12th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
When I searched for a cup to buy for my girlfriend, who wanted something with the highest capacity, I found that the large Yuuki had the highest capacity. The large Fleurcup was a very close second though, so if your decision is between those two then consider the other factors such as squishiness, shape, stem style etc.
happytree923 on January 12th, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
I've never used a Yuuki but I love my fleurcup. It has a very smart design that I think would work for most people.
hairballsplathairballsplat on January 12th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
i love the large Fleur for capacity, but seems like the bottom is rounder(?), larger than what i'm used to (lg Diva, lg LadyCup.) Not necessarily a deterrent...just info.
rypoff22 on January 12th, 2011 06:14 am (UTC)
The Yuuki is much cheaper from what I've been able to dig up, that might be a consideration.
m03m on January 12th, 2011 08:26 am (UTC)
Uncoloured Fleurcups are currently on offer for 16,99 €. Postage is not included, but that's 3,49 €.
Yuukis are 19 €, including postage.

So right now the price difference is small. But one might be able to get a cheaper Yuuki on Ebay.
saraf3msaraf3m on January 12th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
Echoing previous posters, these 2 are the highest capacities. The main difference is design. Yukki has a cone shape and is very squishy, Fleur has a fuller, rounder bottom and is a little stiffer. If color is a factor, only the Fleur has different color choices of these 2.

I have both cups, and Fleur is my personal preference. I find it easy to open, love the colors, and the rounded bottom fits me better.

Shipping from either took about 7-10 business days. Both were ~$30 USD each with shipping

hope this helps!
Christinekisekileia on January 18th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
If you need to change your cup that often, you should probably see a doctor about how heavy your flow is. You may be anemic and/or have a medical problem causing the heavy bleeding.
hairqween on November 17th, 2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
Late to the party...
I just found this because I have been searching for the largest, as well. It seems that MeLuna has an XL which they say holds 42 ml. It has almost exactly the same dimensions as the Diva Cup 2. I have ordered it and am crossing my fingers. I have never had children, am 45, and have a very heavy flow. I have found that on my heaviest days, I am emptying the Diva Cup 2 almost every 1-2 hours - gets 3/4 full and it starts to leak. Yes, there are days I can go about 5 hours when the flow is lighter, but I wanted something larger. Although I am in the US, I ordered it from the EU site because it ended up being cheaper, there were exact measurements, and I got to choose a color (purple!)and stem style (the ball, looked the smallest), even though I cut the stem off of my Diva Cup 2.

Hope that helped :-)
bluemoon79bluemoon79 on September 17th, 2015 10:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Late to the party...
Don't anyone be fooled by the comparison between large Yuuki and Meluna XL like I was. I bought a Meluna XL thinking it would hold more than the large Yuuki but to the rim it actually holds a little less! I didn't take a measurement to the air holes. As soon as I get a large Luv Ur Body cup I am going to do the same test!

Edited at 2015-09-17 10:12 pm (UTC)