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Kady the Red Panda
13 October 2012 @ 10:30 pm
Hi, everyone!

I recently found out that the Swedish toy company LELO is releasing their own version of the menstrual cup, the Intimina Lily Cup. What do y'all think?

(I am in no way associated with LELO or its Intimina line. I just wanted to pass some menstrual cup related gossip I thought some people would probably be interested in.)
 
 
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phantomkat on October 14th, 2012 07:29 am (UTC)
I just looked it up: it looks very futuristic, being all slick and all. xD I kind of think it might be hard to grip for some people.

I find it interesting that it instead of holes it's more of a slitted rim. (Or perhaps it does have holes, but none of the pictures are very clear?) And built in spine for ease of insertion? Sounds nifty.
joy1989joy1989 on October 14th, 2012 08:35 am (UTC)
Awesome another cup on the market! Yeah I'm wondering how it's going to work without holes but I'm sure it does otherwise they wouldn't be selling it. The inner rim might be difficult to clean? It's very cool looking. I hope if anyone that is on this forum buys it, that they share their experience with it to us.

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Kady the Red Panda: witch manga onekate_chan91 on October 15th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
77mm? Dang! I didn't even notice that. That definitely won't work for me, but I'm sure it should benefit some people.
teacupcake89 on October 14th, 2012 09:18 am (UTC)
It's certainly very cool looking! interested to know more about its fancy rim/holes and if the stem is trimmable.

well done to them for saying 'The Lily Cup™ is held in a lower position than a tampon.' rather than the diagrams we usually see showing a cups worth of space between the cup and cervix! :)

although not liking the fact that they suggest you replace it every year! pssh.
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teacupcake89 on October 14th, 2012 09:54 am (UTC)
yeah if you click on the photo it opens up more info and in the FAQ they say: 'Generally, we recommend that you replace your Lily Cup™ every 12 months, but if cared for properly, it is up to your discretion to determine when to replace it.'

So it doesn't need replacing, but we'd quite like the extra money....

they also say: 'Menstrual flow is not a determining factor when selecting your size.' yeah right.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 14th, 2012 12:10 pm (UTC)
Small = 40x77 and 20ml
Large = 42.5x82 and 25ml

The lengths include what looks like a tab stem that wasn't intended to be trimmed but probably can be. Very long and narrow. No anti-suction holes, an inward-facing rim (that reminds me of an old fashioned bed pan's rim) and an angled opening so it can only be worn facing one direction.

It's a unique innovative design. Is it better? I guess we'll find out. But I get the impression that it will fit and suit a smaller percentage of users than other more traditionally shaped cups will.
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on October 14th, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh. At first look that thing looks huge. Yikes. I just hope it looks bigger than it is.

It's awesome to have even more choice out though!!!! :)
Lorlorrainec on October 14th, 2012 03:43 pm (UTC)
It certainly looks cool, and they have a very slick website for it. The "spine" is an interesting idea but I don't know how useful it'll actually be, same with the rim. It's on the expensive side, but not as expensive as I thought it might be considering the brand.

But I have to admit my first reaction was "Pink? Why do they always have to be pink?!"
Kady the Red Pandakate_chan91 on October 15th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
Pretty much everything in the Intimina line is pink. *sigh* It would be nice for LELO to have that line come in different colors like their usual stuff (I think the PicoBongs are also in different colors, but I'm not positive).
juliiie87juliiie87 on October 14th, 2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
77 & 82 mm... OKAY, that is LONG !

(adding it to my list of longer cups recs.)

I presume it must be very squishy too, hence the idea of a spine... They go through length to make it look just like a tampon, I wonder if it's really that easy to use (pop open / remove)... If so, it might be a great alternative, and if not, a transition product towards more bell-shaped cups, just like Insteads are for some. Because I doubt this particular design will work for everyone... Huh, some people have short vaginas, you know.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 14th, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
There are plenty of short and similarly narrow cups. It's nice to see a couple of LONG narrow ones added to the selection. :o)
Kady the Red Pandakate_chan91 on October 15th, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
True. I personally don't need a cup that long but I know there are some that need or prefer the longer length cups. That spec would be to their advantage.
juliiie87juliiie87 on October 15th, 2012 11:12 am (UTC)
Oh yes, that's why it should be (and will be!) recommended to long vagina owners ! :)
OmniAliaomnialia on October 15th, 2012 04:53 am (UTC)
I admit to being anything but impressed. It looks HUGE,long, and the stem looks horribly uncomfy (not that I could use that anyway) and the lip inside the cup, while it looks like its there to help prevent leaks and spills, it looks pretty ouchie to put around a cervix, especially sensitive ones. And if your cervix fits inside the cup, its going to have to pull opposite ways against that lip when you try to remove the cup- I'd wager this cup is harder to remove than others. Just my two cents.
joy1989joy1989 on October 15th, 2012 09:32 am (UTC)
I agree. I think the lip is good in theory. It looks really futuristic cool and sleek. But whoever designed it must not have a lot of experience or knowledge of cups. I'm still interested to see how it works and if anyone here buys it, hopefully they'll share the experience with us.
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on October 15th, 2012 01:58 pm (UTC)
At first I thought it looked like a slightly smaller feminine pee device... like a GoGirl. Then I looked at it closer and saw that it wasn't but the lip threw me off. It does look pretty uncomfy in that regard. I don't think I'd want to try it only because of that.
ever so slightly obsessedscien on October 15th, 2012 01:05 pm (UTC)
If the material is as nice as their toys, I might buy one just to sit there and stroke it! Haha.

Unfortunately I don't think the shape would work for me, there's not that much space under my cervix. But I'd be really curious to pick one up and see how the shape actually comes out.
neetzscheneetzsche on October 15th, 2012 02:49 pm (UTC)
The design is interesting, but for such a long cup, it doesn't have much capacity. They say menstrual flow shouldn't be a factor in choosing sizes, but I know for me, at least, that it's not true.
Still, it fills up the gap for the long/narrow range and looks pretty squishy so I know at least someone will like it.
wiesoauchimmer on October 15th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
it's not true for me either. i can make practically any cup work for me. the only reason i bought new cups was so i could get even more capacity. so for me, my flow is THE deciding factor in what cup/size to buy.

other than that, i'm looking forward to hear from people testing it once it's out. it sure does look interesting.