Penelope (withoutsums) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Yuuki--stem broke off

I've had my Yuuki for quite a few months now, after buying it to replace my Keeper. I love it! However, the stem suddenly broke off last night while I was removing it and I'm curious if anyone else has had the same problem.

The break was very clean, at the ridge closest to the bottom of the cup. There's still a little nub left. So, it looks like it didn't tear, but rather that there was just some kind of defect (?) and it just popped right off when I pulled. I haven't had it for very long (less than a year), and I can't think of anything that I could have done to it that would weaken the material.

I'm a little disappointed because I use the stem to make removal easier. Since my period just started I'm going to give it a try without the stem. I was able to remove it just fine last night, so maybe there is really no need for the stem. Just a little annoyed that it broke off at all!

I just looked up Yuuki cups on ebay and in the listing it says cups can be returned up to 8 to 12 months after purchase...has anyone returned their Yuuki? Were you able to get your money back or exchange it?

Since they're not terribly expensive, I might keep it anyway and buy another one with the stem in tact, but I'm just curious in case the lack of stem is really a deal-breaker and I'm not able to use it at all.

Tags: yuuki

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