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15 June 2012 @ 09:16 pm
There's a new cup coming called the FemmyCycle.

It's a DIFFERENT design.  Watch the video at http://www.femmycycle.eu/
(The video says 40 "dollars" but the graphic shows 40 Euros.)

No dimensions on it yet.

EDITED to add
US site: http://www.femmycycle.com/
moonhoney925 on June 16th, 2012 10:27 am (UTC)
If it does not work for you, you could always turn it into a Christmas decoration, lol. Very interesting design, I wonder which country it comes from? I could not tell from the website but I'm guessing from Europe.

Edited at 2012-06-16 10:27 am (UTC)
m03m on June 16th, 2012 10:53 am (UTC)
Well yeah, .eu domains are situated in Europe.
I'd like to know where they come from, too, as I couldn't tell, either.

The design is definitely different! I don't see it working for me, because of my low cervix, but it seems pretty well thought out.
They do look like they'd be hard to clean.
:)tin_foil_hat on June 16th, 2012 11:06 am (UTC)
Wow, that is different.

The instructions recommend changing it every year, is this a european/US legal issue, or profit issue? The do look thinner than other cups, so I wonder if they'd still hold up for the ~10 years expected of those.

Edited at 2012-06-16 11:10 am (UTC)
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 16th, 2012 11:24 am (UTC)
Am I the only one who thought it looks like a sippy cup ??

Yeah, it's a pity that they don't give dimensions...
For once a diagram of a vagina looks semi realistic, but it's like the longest vagina I've ever heard of ! (and we do hear about vaginas a lot hehe ^^).

Although to be fair it looks like it would squish and conform to most bodies... I wonder how it feels if your cervix gets trapped in there urgh ! And that red liquid... for once, it's actually red ! But hey, what if my menstrual blood looks more like, ya know, mud, can I still use this sippy cup ?! Very impressive research and design, but maybe it's not the end of cups "as we know them" after all, pfhew.

Edited at 2012-06-16 11:27 am (UTC)
Kai: BugsBunnykuradi8 on June 16th, 2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
Is it "over-engineered?" Or is it "a better mousetrap?"
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 16th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
It's a better blood-trap, duh. ;D
(no subject) - sparklemooo on June 17th, 2012 06:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
jchammondsjchammonds on June 16th, 2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
I am intrigued, but it would be pretty expensive to try and then hate it.
Goat Friendsfrolicnaked on June 16th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
I'm another one curious about dimensions. In addition to the "no spill spout," the design of the cup looks rounder than most other cups currently on the market. I'm wondering if it would have a greater capacity for its length than other cups as well -- and/or how much room the "spout" takes up.
nocebo_domingonocebo_domingo on June 16th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
No anti-suction holes? How is air displaced as the cup fills?
Arrow_Bright: Benedick & Beatricearrow_bright on June 16th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
I didn't even notice that! And then factor in that they don't tell you to break the seal before taking it out... O.o Ouch!
(no subject) - loveyourcup on June 16th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Saramari_mac1109 on June 16th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
I wonder how it'd handle clots...

Interesting that it comes with two, also. I can't tell if I think it's a good idea or unnecessary.
femininewearfemininewear on June 16th, 2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
The company that makes them is FemCap, and they are based in California. I have been told that they will be available for retail in about 2 months and they will come as a twin pack.
I've asked for dimensions, I'll let you know if I find out.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 17th, 2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
sparklemooosparklemooo on June 16th, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
wow it does look quite innovative! but OMG what a stupid name lol!! The more the lady in the video said femmycycle the less serious I was taking her ;)
loveyourcuploveyourcup on June 16th, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
I was focusing more on her eyes that are clearly reading, it always disturbs me :)
loveyourcuploveyourcup on June 16th, 2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
I've just discovered it today, that is one interesting new design:
- from their animation it seems like it's placed higher than the other cups
- They advise to buy 2 and to change it every year. I wonder if that's necessary.
- the no spill thing, I dont know I never had a problem with normal cup but i'd like to try
- I wonder if that foldable top thingy makes the whole thing thicker at the insertion and if it's easy to clean with that inner fold.

So many questions, I wrote them, I hope they'll answer soon :)
Arrow_Bright: Benedick & Beatricearrow_bright on June 17th, 2012 05:07 am (UTC)
Re: femmycycle
Let us know when they do! :D
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 17th, 2012 01:09 pm (UTC)
I dunno... The more I look at it, the less I like it.

It seems to me that it was "designed by committee" rather than by actual cup users.

juliiie87juliiie87 on June 17th, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
Agreed. The more I look at it, the less I want one in my vagina. Let alone trying to remove it, empty and clean it.
dlyjrnldlyjrnl on June 17th, 2012 02:53 pm (UTC)
It looks like a tough one to clean (when you need to wipe/scrub because something won't come off with just rinse/soak).
luxurymoonluxurymoon on June 17th, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
Its great to have such innovation but all the issues others said plus $39 price - one year life, 2 cups. Will be interesting to see how it performs in practice
pazenelmarpazenelmar on June 17th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
I'm tempted to order this when it comes out. The price is a bit steep, but at least it brings two cups so it's not as bad as I thought at first. It looks kind of pretty, too.

My only concern is how it stays in place. Does the shape of the cup keep it where it needs to be or is it, as I'm assuming, held in place through suction? If it's the latter, then I'm not sure how I'd remove it without being in a world of pain. I can't imagine just tugging on it if it happens to suction around my cervix. Unless it's a very weak suction? I also typically prefer cups with no stems, but it seems like that won't be an option with this one.

I think it looks easy enough to clean though. The inner rim thingy looks like it'd pop open easily enough and the cup looks slippery enough for anything on the outside to rinse off quickly.
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 17th, 2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
It's not so much suction as the fact that vaginas are slippery, that tends to draw the cup to the cervix. Suction is what happens when you try to yank the cup out. But I've heard of users who could just pull a cup out by the stem, usually the Si-Bell, because it's the softest cup. I wonder if this one is similar in that way, because it's very soft ?
(no subject) - pazenelmar on June 18th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)