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19 April 2012 @ 04:54 pm
Hey, everyone.  I recently ordered a Natural Mamma menstrual cup (from FeminineWear in the UK, and it arrived at my home in the US in just barely over a week!) and thought I would share about it since there doesn't seem to be much info about it here yet.
Pictures after the cut.  They include comparisons with the large Fleurcup, since I have one of those already.  The Natural Mamma only comes in one size.

In this picture, you can see that the Natural Mamma cup is made of a milky, semi-translucent silicone.  Hopefully you can see the three grip rings on the body of the cup.  They are less prominent than the Fleurcup's grips and are full circles all the way around.  The line closer to the rim of the cup is where it bumps out and the silicone gets thicker.  From that line to the rim is possibly slightly stiffer.  The stem is flat and ovalish shaped with two grip lines on it.  The overall shape is very elegant, I think!

Here, you can see how the Natural Mamma is similar to and different from the Fleurcup; it's like a stretched out version of the Fleurcup.  The Natural Mamma is longer and maybe a tad more rounded at the base and is just slightly less stiff than my Fleurcup, which is an older version (I think the older ones are supposed to be stiffer than the newer Fleurcup?).  The opening is not as flared as the Fleurcup's.  Another difference is the four holes in the Natural Mamma go straight through; they are not angled like the Fleurcup's.  I would say that the rims are about equally prominent.

While the Natural Mamma is longer, it is less wide.  When I filled the Natural Mamma to the rim with water and then poured the water into the Fleurcup, it was well above the holes and still just about full. There is a very slight difference in capacity, and I don't think it would make much practical difference.  The Fleurcup has a totally smooth inside. The Natural Mamma is smooth on the inside except for two short, horizontal lines going down the side under one of the holes.

The Natural Mamma comes in a stretchy neoprene pouch with a zipper. Both the Fleurcup and Natural Mamma are in my pouch, both also in muslin pouches I got from Feminine Wear.  At least two more cups could fit in there, so it is very roomy.  It's the only packaging that it comes in - you get the cup inside the pouch (with an information sheet) inside the mailing envelope.  No plastic or boxes.

Hope this helps someone!  If anyone wants other information or to see different photos, feel free to ask!

chamekke: cha_raccoon_kitchamekke on April 21st, 2012 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your description of the Natural Mamma... it sounds amazing!

One thing though, your photos aren't showing up in the post. I checked the HTML and it looks like the img src tag is empty (there's no destination URL for the pic).

Hopefully you can edit the links and add the photos back in. I'd love to see them!

Edited at 2012-04-21 06:01 pm (UTC)
leighah on April 21st, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I fixed it. Hopefully they're large enough to give people an idea of what the cup's like.
Arrow_Bright: Sara Stanleyarrow_bright on April 21st, 2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I like the minimal packaging. I hate to buy something pricey and feel like a lot of my money went to packaging. The shape does look elegant. I like the stem. Thanks for the photos!
loveyourcuploveyourcup on June 12th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
I like the NaturalMamma also, it does come in one size only but it compares to a big size if you look at the measures with 71mm in length including the stem (56mm without), 44mm diameter and 33ml capacity up to the rim.

I find this ovale flat tab comfortable, it's the only cup that has a stem like that. It's the cheapest one on the market so far. You can get it for 13.50€!
loveyourcuploveyourcup on June 12th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
NaturalMamma pouch
Ho and the bag is made out of Pul, otherwise known as polyurethane laminated fabric and has waterproof properties. it's available in white and orange.