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04 October 2012 @ 10:44 pm
i am new to menstrual cups. i have always wanted to try one, but procrastination has held me back... i am finally ready to purchase my first cup and i have been doing a lot of research. before i make my big purchase, i wanted to run it by everyone for insight and opinion. based on my body, i feel inclined to purchase a fleurcup. i am now finding trouble in the purchase because it seems fleurcups do not ship to the US. the reasons i feel i want a small fleurcup is because i have a narrow/short vaginal canal, and it seems that from reading reviews the fleurcup would be a good "fit" so to speak. i am scared of the cup hurting, or suctioning to my cervix or anything of the sort. i currently have a paragard IUD and do not want the cup to affect the IUD at all. i do not and have not had any children, i am 28 years old, and have been sexually active for 10 years.

anyway, what are your thoughts about my desired purchase. is it possible to order a fleurcup to the states? should i consider other cups?

thank you so much for your time and sharing. <3
 
Charissacharissa on October 5th, 2012 03:30 am (UTC)
I bought my fleurcup last month from their website http://www.fleurcup.com/en and I had no issues shipping it to the US. The shipping cost was 3.99€ Took like 2-3 weeks to get to me in CA, came through registered mail.
you youthewarmestblue on October 5th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
thanks! i ordered a fleurcup from the site! i don't know why i read so many sites saying US customers couldn't order... weird! :) anyway, thanks for your help!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 5th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
According to their website, yes, Fleurcups can be shipped to the US.

Do some final size comparisons at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ and double-check your choice with side by side photos. There is no such thing as a bad cup. But some fit some people better than others. Since you have put thought into your body's inner dimensions, you're most likely in the right ball park so go for it.

Also consider a small/large combo pack from them. Many of us have two different cups for light/heavy days so here's your chance to get a matched pair at a discount instead of buying and shipping them a la carte.
you youthewarmestblue on October 5th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
thanks for your help! i ordered my fleurcup and am looking forward to the transition!
moonhoney925 on October 5th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
Fleurcup definitely ships to the US (EUR3.99), they do not accept paypal though. Also check mc_sales, you may get lucky there.
you youthewarmestblue on October 5th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
thanks! i ordered directly from fleurcup i don't know why i read so many sites saying US customers couldn't order. anyway, thanks for your insight!
teacupcake89 on October 5th, 2012 12:28 pm (UTC)
Fleurcup currently have an offer on for 2 clear fleurcups (so you could get a small and a large)for 19.99 euros /£15 !! which is around the price for one cup from most brands.

don't be afraid of the cup hurting you :) fleurcups are very soft and many teenage virgins successfully use 'small' and 'large' sized cups, the vagina is flexible when relaxed such as for sex so don't be constrained by the small&large 'labels'. :) you don't say how light/heavy your flow is or where your cervix is during your period, but a large fleur is a good option if your cervix is lower on some days. :)

The cup won't affect your IUD, you just need to make sure you break the seal before removing as you would need to do even if you didn't have an IUD. :) Search the IUD and removal tags for tips in the comments if you are still worried/nervous when it comes to it. :)
you youthewarmestblue on October 5th, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
thanks for the insight! i just ordered my fleurcup and am looking forward to the transition!