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They are beautiful! The whole package is a little bit of luxury. I must say, they give the Miacup a run for its money there, and I can't think of any brand that has packaging that is at once as cute <i>and</i> informative.

I know people are complaining a lot about the pricetag. I don't know how cup prices compare in other countries, but in NZ they range between NZ$38 and about NZ$90, with most sitting around NZ$50-$70.  I'm still waiting on wholesale pricing, but based on their website info, I expect the JuJu will probably be around the $70-80 mark, so will be similar to the Lunette (usually around $65-70), Ladycup ($70ish) and Miacups (around $85), and below the Diva (usually around $80 and $95). The pouch is nicer than the Lunette's (IMO), being fully lined satin (like Mia's).

I will post some pics when my dad gets here with his nice camera.

The cup is very clear (new femmecup clear), and quite squishy. The small feels veeery soft for a small - I'll compare it to some other brands later. The whole cup is very smooth, and other than the grip flowers (which I <3 btw), the printing is indented, not raised. I can see this being a potential issue in the cleaning, but nothing an old toothbrush can't fix. It would be very nice for a sensitive cervix.

The level of attention to detail is excellent (I ♥ the box and pouches so much!), and the instructions are awesome! Great diagrams and good descriptions. I'm going to hazard a guess and say these were probably writen/designed by experienced cup users.

I already was, but now I'm  really really really looking forward to being able to stock these!
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
m03m on August 5th, 2011 08:44 am (UTC)
It sounds like a very nice cup, and it might even fit me, but I personally can't justify paying more than 40 € for it when a Fleurcup is 20 - 25 €.
(Prices don't include postage, which will probably make the Juju even more expensive for me)

It may very well do fine on the Australian market, with other cups being as expensive there as they are. Still, doesn't Fleurcup (among others) ship worldwide (for just 3,99 €)?
Obsidianpurple_obsidian on August 5th, 2011 11:18 am (UTC)
The main issue with cups in Australia is that we can't sell or buy them within the country unless they are TGA approved... which currently only Keeper (rubber), Lunette and now JuJu are... so that limits what reusable menstrual product stores can sell here, and what the public sees who aren't looking online...

So the more cups that can be sold here - out at markets and in "bricks and mortar" stores, as well as just local online stores, will help increase the knowledge of menstrual cups, which is a good thing.
m03m on August 5th, 2011 11:27 am (UTC)
Okay, but people can still buy them directly from the company, right? Or is that illegal too? I've never bought from a reseller myself...

I believe that it's legal to sell and resell any cup here in the Netherlands, and yet I've never seen one in any brick-and-mortar store here :-/
We are completely dependent on online sellers.

Apparently it's not just legal restrictions that prevent cups from being sold in offline stores.

Sure, cups appearing in stores will generally make people more aware that they exist... that's definitely a Good Thing. Cup awareness grows more slowly if it's only spread through the internet.
Dina Clarelintilla on August 6th, 2011 07:03 am (UTC)
Yep, I've ordered all my cups from overseas (all back when you could only get the Keeper here).

Things here in Australia are just more expensive. Factor into that the fact that our dollar is wicked high right now and... yeah, can't blame you for balking at the cost! ;)
melissa569melissa569 on August 5th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
Ah, similar to the USA and FDA approval. Well... We can purchase any cup we like for our own private use. We just can't sell them without FDA approval :(
Obsidianpurple_obsidian on August 7th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
yep. Because menstrual cups are considered a "medical device", they need to have TGA approval to be sold within Australia - but you can buy a non-approved one for personal use, just not for sale. If they were for some reason banned though, then we wouldn't be able to even import them.
Obsidianpurple_obsidian on August 5th, 2011 11:15 am (UTC)
I don't think the indented name and size will be a problem, they are so very slightly indented, I can't imagine they will catch anything... I find more problem in raised small writing, where the blood catches in the lettering.

I gave it a "dry run" tonight, and I found the large size to have really strong suction and was quite slippery (the butterfly/flower grip on the base I didn't find grippy enough), but the small was ok (still more slippery than other cups, but reasonably easily removable).... but I'm not sure if that's just issues with me, or the cup.
crittercandy on August 5th, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
Looks very cute, I am glad for Australian cup users that will have yet another choice.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 5th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
The JuJu site http://www.juju.com.au/pages/Shipping-%26-Returns.html says:

"Products are shipped to all countries except USA and Canada."
Dina Clarelintilla on August 6th, 2011 07:04 am (UTC)
I wonder if they're trying to get FDA approval?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 6th, 2011 11:34 am (UTC)
They don't need FDA approval to be sold to US customers. They only need it if they want to be sold BY US sellers. Non-FDA items can be imported to the US for personal use -- but not for retail sale.
Dina Clarelintilla on August 6th, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)
Sure, but as happened when Lunette was going for FDA approval, if they're in the process they're not allowed to sell. (And, technically, they shouldn't be selling to the US anyway.)
Dina Clarelintilla on August 6th, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC)
Sell to the US, that is.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 6th, 2011 12:58 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, I forgot about that "interim" period during the application process.

As for non-FDA cups, I've read and re-read the FDA regulations a dozen times. There is nothing that prohibits their importation for personal or other use. But once here in the US, they cannot be sold. To me, that implies on a wholesale/retail level -- not re-selling a used cup that didn't work out or other onesie-twosie transactions.
melissa569melissa569 on August 5th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
Oooooo, please please please post pics! :)
bethany2468 on August 10th, 2011 05:34 am (UTC)
Even though for me (in the US) it would be twice as expensive as my Lunette... With what I have been paying for disposables, a JuJu would pay for itself in about 8 months... After that I'd be saving 10$ a month :) I think that is reasonable, if it has the dimensions, special features, or company policy that you're looking for, it's well worth it.
Hey, if an American company domestically manufactured a shiny new cup, I'd be all over that nonsense! Help the economy and get a pretty new cup. Swag :)