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melissa569
05 September 2012 @ 01:15 am
Has anyone seen this new cup yet?  OrganiCup?  Kind of looks like a Lunette.   It seems the site is written in...  Danish?   Please correct me if I am wrong.  Here is the site:

http://www.organicup.dk/
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Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on September 5th, 2012 08:37 am (UTC)
It is Danish. And it is incredibly expensive (378Kr. is like $63.)
greanfreekgreanfreek on September 5th, 2012 12:35 pm (UTC)
It is identical.. At first you would think "who do they think they're fooling?" But thats kind of a good thing.. The more cups out there, the more people who know about them. So even if its a copy, what matters is that its for a different audience.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 5th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
Imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery but it also infringes on Intellectual Property rights. Will it be removed from the market? Restricted distribution so as not to infringe on Lunette's market? I'm sure the lawyers are already talking...
femininewearfemininewear on September 5th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
I agree, it reminds me of the MPower problem a couple of years ago. I was asked to stop selling it as it was a copy of the Lunette. Same with the Green Donna. Looks like this is another one of those *sigh*
femininewearfemininewear on September 5th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
Here is the article about the Lunette/Mpower IPR situation a couple of years ago http://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2010/06/04/intellectual-property-rights/
m03m on September 5th, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
And this one looks more like a Lunette than the MPower does...
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on September 6th, 2012 01:43 am (UTC)
lol, from the vid it seems like you gotta insert it and cut off the stem while it's in! (because otherwise how would you know how much to cut off?:D) ouch.
tauriskatauriska on September 6th, 2012 07:08 am (UTC)
I found another cup a few weeks ago that is also Danish I think, but don't seem much like a copy of other to me - the Ruby Cup http://www.ruby-cup.com/
teacupcake89 on September 6th, 2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
I think this cup is genuine, femininewear stocks them at least... :) a big part of their brand is to educate about periods and provide cups to girls in Africa :)
loveyourcuploveyourcup on September 25th, 2012 03:15 pm (UTC)
Ruby cup is not a copy in any way, it's 3 danish girls living in Nairobi Kenya that are spreading the cup over there. You can read more about them on their website. I also resell them.
ladycontentladycontent on September 6th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
"OrganiCup is made as comfortable as possible while the product is natural and organic. Therefore, you only OrganiCup in neutral color and fabric bags made without additives."

I wonder what makes it "organic" as the material (it is made of 100% silicone approved for medical use and can be left in place for up to 12 hours at a time. It contains no latex, dyes, phthalates or bleach.) seems to be the same as all of the other cups, with the exception of the Melunas. Maybe they're just trying to latch onto the "organic/all natural" bandwagon? Or are all cups considered organic?

m03m on September 6th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
Maybe the silicone was made from free range sand?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 6th, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
:oD Excellent! :oD
teacupcake89 on September 6th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
maybe it's because of their 'organic' fabric bags? :) hmmm, can silicone even be 'organic'??! (sorry if that sounds stupid...)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 6th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
Is Silicone Organic?
According to wikipedia:
"Silicone is not to be confused with the chemical element silicon, a crystalline metalloid widely used in computers and other electronic equipment. Although silicones contain silicon atoms, they also include carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and perhaps other kinds of atoms as well, and have different physical and chemical properties than elemental silicon."

Organic = "noting or pertaining to a class of chemical compounds that formerly comprised only those existing in or derived from plants or animals, but that now includes all other compounds of carbon."

Since silicone contains carbon, yes, it is organic.
m03m on September 7th, 2012 11:46 am (UTC)
Re: Is Silicone Organic?
But that's a completely different meaning of the word organic. I bet they mean to make people think of this one:

- Raised or conducted without the use of drugs, hormones, or synthetic chemicals: organic chicken; organic cattle farming.

- Simple, healthful, and close to nature: an organic lifestyle.

(http://www.thefreedictionary.com/organic)
Culfitzbeew on September 8th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
Re: Is Silicone Organic?
agreed. organic in terms of "this is organic" (when not referring to chemistry stuff), usually means made without pesticides or GMOs.

I agree, this is odd to call a silicone cup "organic".

free range sand, indeed. :)
annu86 on September 11th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
Hi.

Well I am Danish - and the price is not really that bad here (the whole deal about menstrual cups are old, but they are not very known here, until a couple of months ago).
I pretty much paid the same price for a DivaCup...

FYI: The product is pretty much similar to DivaCUp and the sizes are A) for woman younger than 30/no babies or B) older than 30/babies.

And they do ship outside Europe - but you can probably find it cheaper some where else...
annu86 on September 11th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
Regarding the organic part - that is just bullshit - of course the product is free of chemical stuff, but they are not permitted to call it anything near organic (which is why it is organiCup) - we have an official certified seal for organic food, but there is a couple of seals that would indicate a "better" product for textile, creams, etc.
I actually despise their name - that is really a lame way to get people to buy their product.
loveyourcuploveyourcup on September 21st, 2012 07:15 am (UTC)
I think organic is like natural there is not really any restriction like for Bio. there is many product like shampoo using these words and having 0 certification and using chemicals.
loveyourcuploveyourcup on September 21st, 2012 07:13 am (UTC)
It does look a lot like the lunette but they have redesigned it recently and made a new round stem (a bit thicker than the femmecup) They sent me a picture, i cant attach it to this comment but can send a link if you want to see.
pinkmathpinkmath on September 25th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
Lunette has been redesigned? 0.o Whoa I'm out of the loop.
loveyourcuploveyourcup on September 25th, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC)
Nono I meant Organicup has been redesigned to not look like a lunette :)
Quitteriequitterie on October 2nd, 2012 10:59 am (UTC)
Thus, you mean that before, the stem was identical to the Lunette's ? ;o)
Was that several weeks ago, already?
Quitteriequitterie on September 8th, 2013 05:24 pm (UTC)
Hello :D
If you still have this picture the company sent you, does the cup in it look like these two recent Organicups (= the two different sizes). I guess so ;o)..
The following link has been posted by a cupper on Easycup^ =
http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t674/wormheart1/Organicup/DSCF07811_zpsb1dade32.jpg
Quitteriequitterie on October 2nd, 2012 11:02 am (UTC)
the dimensions and capacities..
Hi, all! :))
I don't know if they are clearly noted on the site now, but some days ago, they weren't.
So here are the dimensions ;o) =
Size A - diameter = 3,8cm - stem length = 1,7cm - cup length = 4,7cm - total length= 6,4cm

Size B - diameter = 4,4cm - stem length= 1,8cm - cup length = 4,9cm - total length= 6,7cm

For the capacity, here is a drawing :) =
http://a34.idata.over-blog.com/2/98/03/06/organicup.jpg

Cheers!