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菊萌 ~ Kikume
I posted a sizing question a while back; just a huge thanks to everyone who offered helpful comments! I ended up buying the large Fleurcup in green, because I needed the volume and who can turn down that pretty minty green?

I won't outline the entire process because it pretty much goes the same way everyone else's does, but here are some things I discovered on the way:

1. Definitely now agree with others that tightness down there is a myth. After the first few times of insertion and removal I felt like a total pro and it was so easy haha.

2. The first few times I attempted to remove it, I forgot to bear down to push the cup out as much as possible. Biggest mistake ever, it hurt like hell, and the cup was so high up my fingers almost couldn't reach it. That was rather scary.

3. The Fleurcup is definitely a firm cup but I honestly found it worked to my advantage because I would've hated to spend time coaxing a softer cup to pop open, especially when the punch down fold was the only way I could get it in comfortably.

I'm nearing the end of my cycle and it's been pretty much amazing. I haven't slept so well during my period. Anything beats sleeping awkwardly in a thick pad. So a huuuuuuge thank you to all of you for the information you've contributed to this community!

I do have a minor cleaning question - does anyone know if interdental brushes work on the holes in the Fleurcup? The holes are small (as you probably know) and I don't want to stretch them out. But I can't exactly whip out my cup in a pharmacy to compare sizes, y'know? xD
 
Erinclxtgirl on April 25th, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
you don't need a brush. Fill the cup with water (in the shower works best) cover the top of the cup with your hand to make a bit of a seal. Squeeze the cup and the water will be forced out the holes and flush out any ... grunge that may be in there.
菊萌 ~ Kikumedashiellxlerato on April 25th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
I've tried that (stupidly high up in my sink, so that it just sprayed everywhere) but there is still a little bit of stuff stuck inside.
justice_02justice_02 on April 26th, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
I have heard you can use a toothpick. I have also used a metal dental pick. I think the interdental brushes would be too large, in my opinion. Squeezing water through the cups like clxtgirl suggested works well for my Fleurcup, as well as for my Diva cup, which has even smaller holes than the Fleur cup. Good luck.
菊萌 ~ Kikumedashiellxlerato on April 26th, 2011 08:22 am (UTC)
I'll keep trying that then, thank you!
mercury5_girlmercury5_girl on April 26th, 2011 10:51 pm (UTC)
I've had my Fleurcup for a year and used a round wooden toothpick to clean the holes for the first time today. It worked really well, and it doesn't stretch out the holes, either.
Serpentserpent_849 on April 26th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
someone suggested dental floss i think. also, play with your cup when washing it, some folds definitely make the holes wider (and pop open easier!) and i don't think this can damage the cup.
Serpentserpent_849 on April 26th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
also, glad to hear it works for you and the suggestions were helpful!
菊萌 ~ Kikumedashiellxlerato on April 26th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
Yeah, your suggestions were especially good. I had no idea folds would alter the hole size. I'll give it a try.
Serpentserpent_849 on April 26th, 2011 08:35 am (UTC)
my ladycup's holes get HUGE when i fold it XD
melissa569melissa569 on April 26th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
For extra comfort I do like softer cups, but I do find that firmer ones are really easy when you are out and about, or in a hurry.
菊萌 ~ Kikumedashiellxlerato on April 26th, 2011 08:24 am (UTC)
I might get a softer smaller cup for the latter end of my period. :D
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 26th, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
Actually, tightness is not a myth. It's controlled by a group of muscles -- and like any muscles, they can be flexed or relaxed. Doing either of those actions on command can be useful for function and fun for pleasure. :o)

Many of those dental brushes are flat. Be careful not to slice the holes of the cup and start a tear.
菊萌 ~ Kikumedashiellxlerato on April 26th, 2011 02:09 pm (UTC)
Haha I know it is a myth, hence my confirmation above...

Yeah that's what I was afraid of. I'll be attempting the method detailed by others above your comment!