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29 August 2012 @ 02:30 am
http://femmycycle.eu/

What's everyones take on these?

I think they'd just leak all over the place?  But, I'm curious what you all think?
 
lizwinlove: It's Lizzielizwinlove on August 29th, 2012 08:39 am (UTC)
I usually have a giant mess upon removal with my 'traditional' cup, and it looks like it would really solve that problem for me. I'd like to try one. My diva causes pain on insertion when the rim hits my cervix and I think this would be less likely to do so.
Mandapriemoerunamida on August 29th, 2012 08:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, especially if you have clots. That would totally be a bloody nightmare (pun intended). Think I will stick to my Melunas.

Edited at 2012-08-29 08:40 am (UTC)
nightchild01nightchild01 on August 29th, 2012 10:24 am (UTC)
You bought up an issue I hadn't even considered and I think you're onto something there!
nightchild01nightchild01 on August 29th, 2012 10:23 am (UTC)
I'm not sure how it'd stay in, to start with. Cups stay in partially from suction, which is created by the air holes along the side, and I don't see any of those. Plus, I'm not sure how you'd clean it? I clean mine by scrubbing it real well with my fingers all over, not sure how you'd do that with this design. And, yeah, clots... I've had clots big enough to plug up that little funnel.
m03m on August 29th, 2012 10:37 am (UTC)
How would holes create suction? I think the holes help break the seal, not create it. I used a cup with no holes once and it sealed just fine.
nightchild01nightchild01 on August 29th, 2012 10:38 am (UTC)
Maybe that's it. I didn't look it up. I just remembered something about suction and the holes being important for it.
m03m on August 29th, 2012 10:36 am (UTC)
I don't see how they would leak 'all over the place'. But I also don't see how they would fit below my (low) cervix and not touch it.

And after reading the FAQs, I have a question:
what on earth is 'non-penetrative intercourse'?
XDeasilydistra on August 29th, 2012 11:47 am (UTC)
Oral, heavy petting, etc. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-penetrative_sex (slightly NSFW)
m03m on August 29th, 2012 12:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks, but no, I was asking about non-penetrative intercourse, not non-penetrative sex.
Because that's what's mentioned in the FAQs.
gigglesmcbug on August 29th, 2012 12:20 pm (UTC)
I'd bet money they mean oral, heavy petty, ect. with the phrasing "non-penetrative intercourse"
m03m on August 29th, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
You might very well win. But it sounds odd to me to call those kinds of sex 'intercourse'.
gigglesmcbug on August 29th, 2012 12:04 pm (UTC)
If your cervix pointed any direction than straight down, you'd be screwed wouldn't you?
vltavskavltavska on August 29th, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit iffy about it, but hesitant to judge- I mean a lot of people don't get cups at all so I don't want to dis this one- but I would sure like to see it in the flesh! Very curious about the lid thing...
a DJ who lived in seclusionknittinggoddess on August 29th, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
I didn't watch the video, so maybe this is explained: with the no-spill design, how do you empty it?

It's nice to see a cup with an actual modification from the basic design for once.

Edited at 2012-08-29 01:34 pm (UTC)
Master of karate and friendshipbearscanfly on August 29th, 2012 02:16 pm (UTC)
Yep, it was shown in the video. The concave "lid" is pulled up and out, so it's now convex and the hole becomes a sort of spout from which to pour the contents out.
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 30th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
It basically looks like a sippy cup to me. And I don't think I'd like one in my vagina, thanks.
chamekke: cha_raccoon_kitchamekke on August 29th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
This is definitely intriguing :-)

Some things I like:
- It's elegant, with certain elements (the no-spill design, the concave/convex 'funnel') being very clever indeed... assuming they work as smoothly as shown.
- The video narrator said the cost was 39 dollars even though the video display said 39 euros. So maybe this means a more affordable price for the American market - which is wise if they want to look attractive next to the Diva Cup. (Of course this is probably a Do Not Like if you're European!)
- They actually used a red liquid in the video demo, not a blue one. That's refreshingly honest.

Some things I'm not sure about:
- Shorter life expectancy of this cup (must be replaced annually), which makes it more expensive and less environmental than most other cups. I'm not persuaded by the argument that it HAS to be that way. (Also I'm not so keen on the idea of throwing two of these into the landfill each year, versus one cup every 5 or 10 years.)
- They only mention selling the cup in Europe and then America later on. No idea if they're planning to market it elsewhere. (I'm in Canada so naturally that's the first thing I noticed ;-)
- And the big question is, how well does this cup work in real life? Will clots fetch up on the upper rim and not go into the cup itself? Will it unfold that smoothly for everyone? What about low-cervix users like me?

Definitely looking forward to reading the reviews when this cup does become available!

Edited at 2012-08-29 03:10 pm (UTC)
m03m on August 29th, 2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
Here's a link to the previous thread about this cup: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2891535.html
alpacalypse21 on September 7th, 2012 01:48 am (UTC)
The small opening makes it look really difficult to clean. :/