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01 August 2012 @ 10:26 pm
My go to cup is the large Yuuki.  I got it in March, 2010, and I LOVE my Yuuki cup.  A few months ago I thought that maybe I should get another one, just to have.   I came here and saw that they had changed the design a bit, making it more stiff.  Figured, eh, I'll try it out anyway.

First, it is stiffer, but I figured I could deal.  I did.  Insertion was pretty similar, I do a punch down/shell fold.  It was a little harder to fold, but not bad, and insertion was ok.  I left it in for 12 hours, and then it was time for removal.

All I can say is ow.

First, the suction on this new Yuuki is very powerful.  The bottom of the cup is much stiffer, so it was much harder to squish it to break the seal.  Second, the grip rings at the bottom of the cup seem more pronounced on this newer Yuuki, and sharper.  Though I was able to grip them easily, they dragged across the lining of the canal and were uncomfortable as I pulled the cup out.  And finally, the new design has a sharper edge around the lip of the cup and it was downright painful as I pulled it out.

I am very unhappy.  I absolutely LOVE my older Yuuki, and I need the capacity.  I have a very high cervix, and a very heavy flow for two days of my period (I filled up the Yuuki three times in 4 hours this past Saturday).   This new Yuuki is simply no where near as comfortable as the old, and I am very sorry I didn't get another one before they switched the design.

I am still looking for a replacement cup that is long, as soft as the original Yuuki (but not too soft), and has a similar capacity.
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
moonhoney925 on August 2nd, 2012 04:25 am (UTC)
Maybe email some of the retailers such as Feminine Wear, Luxury Moon, Environmenstruals, Zana, etc and ask if they have some old Yuukis in stock that they could sell you.

The worst thing they can say is no.
femininewearfemininewear on August 2nd, 2012 06:40 am (UTC)
I've just had a look and I have 2 of the old style but they are the smaller size, sorry. Have you tried emailing Yuuki themselves?
Prickle Bitchmeig on August 2nd, 2012 07:10 am (UTC)
Thanks for looking. I just sent an email off to them, telling them how unhappy I am with their "improvements". My old Yuuki is still in good shape, but it's already two years old, so I wanted a back up. I have a Diva, a SheCup, a Green Donna, and a LadyCup, too. The Diva is ok but not my favorite. The Green Donna is much too soft, the SheCup is too small, and the LadyCup is the most similar to the Yuuki, but it's so slippery and one of the air holes has a slight tear in it, so I am reluctant to use it.

I might try the other poster's suggestion and sand down the edges on the cup. I can deal with the stiffness when it comes to folding and insertion, but that same stiffness really makes the grip rings a lot more harsh and the new sharper edge of the cup (versus the more softly rounded on the old Yuuki) makes for a very ouchie removal experience.

m03m on August 2nd, 2012 06:42 am (UTC)
What a bummer!
I would definitely let them know. Feedback like yours is important information for a company.

Sharpness can be resolved with fine sandpaper, if need be. Just so you know.
Prickle Bitchmeig on August 2nd, 2012 07:11 am (UTC)
Thanks, I may have to try the sandpaper. I can deal with the stiffness on the cup itself, insertion isn't an issue and it didn't seem to cause any issues while I had it in. But that sams stiffness makes the grip rings pretty harsh now and that new sharper edge on the rim...ouch.

Edited at 2012-08-02 07:11 am (UTC)
pixie_kpixie_k on August 2nd, 2012 09:34 am (UTC)
I find the larger diva and the larger yukki to be similar, with slightly more comfort and capacity in the yukki.

And by slightly, on my heavier days, I feel like, somehow, I have a bit of warning with the yukki, that I must empty now! Though sometimes, this is a false alarm. With diva, I didn't feel that way, by the time I realized it was full, it was because it was overflowing.

Can you flip the yukki inside out, so that you don't feel the grip rings? This is how I use both the yukki and the diva. It doesn't seem to lose much capacity for either, and it seems to make them both more comfortable for me.

Of course, I am referring to old style yukki, but I seem to have the need for completely smooth cups. Maybe this can work for you?
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on August 2nd, 2012 12:18 pm (UTC)
an XL meluna soft should be an excellent choice. it comes in colours too:-)
i don't think it'll be too soft, many say (or more like said) the same about the large yuuki so if it was fine for you a meluna should also be.
i was also so disappointed when they changed it... it wouldn't even work for me, only maybe inside out as it's so long...but i was always fascinated with this cup for some reason.
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 2nd, 2012 12:36 pm (UTC)
Large Cuplee is a very nice cup, long and soft, with a similar shape overall, it does have a bit less capacity because it's a bit more narrow though. Natural Mamma and XL Meluna soft are long and soft, with a different shape. XL Meluna definitely wins capacity-wise.
RDG: Cinnamonrubberduckgrrl on August 3rd, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
EEp. This makes me sad to hear! My large Yuuki is my hands-down favorite, but it is the old style. Now I'm wondering about what I'll replace it with. Hopefully I can eek out a few more years. :(
thismanynames on November 21st, 2012 09:51 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.