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09 July 2012 @ 03:50 pm
Alright, so two weeks ago, I lost my old Yuuki. I left it on a table in the backyard to get some sun, and went back three hours later and it was just gone. I have no idea where it went, so I ordered a new one because I absolutely loved my Yuuki. I got it today and am super depressed to find out that they changed the design and it is so much firmer than it used to be. Now, I'm at a bit of a loss. Should I try and use the firmer one, even though it is a heck of a lot firmer than the old one? Even the old one gave me cramps sometimes, so I'm worried the experience will be much worse if I even try it. Or should I send it back without trying it and go back through the entire process of picking a new cup? I wouldn't mind trying it because I have no idea how to return this thing and if it works, I wouldn't have to, but I'm concerned that they will not take it back if I use it and try to return it. I bought it at http://shop.menstrualcup.co/ if that helps with your advice?
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 9th, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
If stiffness really is a concern for you, I'd e-mail the seller, see what yuuki's policy for returns is, and in the meantime browse the charts to see if something softer gets your fancy ? http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/

What size was yours ? Maybe we can help. :)
mycatsaysmeowmycatsaysmeow on July 9th, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
It's a size 1 :)
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 9th, 2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
Hum, small Yuuki looks pretty lonely on the charts... :/

I'd say small Lunette if you'd rather go shorter, large Cuplee (veeery soft, me recommend^^) if longer is ok. According to Melissa the old Yuuki was similar to a Ladycup overall, only the stiffness of the Lady is more concentrated in the rim (and blah, it's a slippery little beast with little capacity, so me don't recommend). ;)
mycatsaysmeowmycatsaysmeow on July 11th, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
I like where your head is at :-) I was just looking at the Lunette and the problems you mentioned are what put me off ordering a lady cup in the first place.
Ashatenlegspider on July 9th, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
I haven't had trouble with cramps myself, but I know that it's not about pressure on the vagina walls, it's all about the cervix. A stiffer cup causing discomfort makes intuitive sense, but I don't think it would actually be more likely to interfere with the cervix, perhaps slightly less likely because the rim is less likely to be squished.
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 9th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
Hum that's interesting... So do you think OP needs a wider or shorter cup ?
Ashatenlegspider on July 11th, 2012 11:56 am (UTC)
Er if I had to choose, I guess wider. I don't know though, the point is I don't think fear of cramping should put her off using a firmer cup.
mycatsaysmeowmycatsaysmeow on July 11th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
The cramps suck enough to make me weary of them, but my main dislike about this firmer cup is that it's much harder to fold and grasp in the folded position. I use a lube when inserting, so this thing popping open so well with lube on it is going to make it harder to insert.
Ashatenlegspider on July 11th, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
When I used lube I found it easier to put it on myself rather than the cup, so you could try that if you've been putting it on the cup.

Have you tried to find a solution to the cramping? I did find stuff in here for my friend's sister but I don't remember what it was, sorry. She managed to fix it without switching cups. I hope you can find a good solution too.
mycatsaysmeowmycatsaysmeow on July 11th, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
I can definitely try that with the lube, because I was putting it on the rim of the cup, but no, I've never tried to get rid of the cramps. I can do some research and give that a shot too.
thismanynames on November 21st, 2012 09:52 am (UTC)
I emailed Yuuki about the change and this is the reply.

Hello, I have an old and new version of the Yuuki cup and cannot use the new version because it causes issues due to its stiffness. It would be wonderful if you could sell both styles, hard and soft, because I know there are plenty of people who need a softer cup and Yuuki was a great choice but the style has changed. Will you be making the softer version anytime soon because I really would like to purchase a large soft cup but they are impossible to find now. :(

thank you for your feedback.

Yes, we are working on that product again. So in the near future, we will be selling two styles. I am not able to tell you when it will happen, but it should be pretty soon.
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