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27 October 2012 @ 09:59 pm
I just realized, with the recent discontinuation of the Lunette Diana, my entire cup collection- all four of them- are... outdated? Collector's items? Unique? They're cups that have gone through design changes or have been discontinued and are thus no longer available in their current forms. They are:

Yuuki, small. Soft
Meluna, small ball stem. Original design- smooth surface, shiny glossy neon green, itty bitty grip rings
Fleurcup, small, violet. Stiff.
Lunette Diana, small. Discontinued. :(

Relics, all of them. 'Course, now I'm hankering after the new soft Fleurcup (violet, for the fun comparisons :P) or a Si-Bell. I want a softer cup, not because of bladder pressure, but because of rectum pressure. It's actually a really minor problem, but sometimes the movement of stool down my rectum (not on the toilet, just in general) causes me to leak. It's happened with all my cups (except for the Meluna, but I never use that cup when there's anything TO leak, really), and there are times when there just isn't enough room for both. The stool has a hard time moving past the rim of my cup, and it ends up being rather uncomfortable for a few minutes. Like I said, it's a really really minor issue that doesn't happen often that I'm not entirely sure a softer cup with solve. Mostly, I just want soft cup to round out my collection.


So actually, this post has been sitting in my browser for a few days since I was waiting for my period to end so I could clean my Lunette for the group photo. I've been staring at the Si-Bell cup in the meantime, and I'm more and more convinced that I want one. I've been stalking mc_sales and trolling different stores for total prices. Please talk me out of it. I don't need another cup.

Also, I knew I had five cups; I couldn't think why when I only counted four. I do have five- a new small stiff Yuuki I never used. I should probably sell it; it's not doing any good sitting in my bathroom cabinet. I don't count it as part of my collection, as it's unwanted.
chamekkechamekke on October 28th, 2012 07:26 am (UTC)
Wow, I love these photos - and your anecdotes! These cups really are relics, aren't they? It would be great to donate them to a menstrual cup museum, except sadly one doesn't exist... yet. (Although it wouldn't surprise me if in some museum, somewhere, there's an exhibition/collection on the history of sanitary protection. I know I'd pay to look at it!)

The shiny little old Meluna is particularly sweet. It looks like a bobble hat for a pixie. And the Lunette at far right reminds me of a Japanese temple bell :-)

Don't ask me to talk you out of buying another cup, though. Don't you NEED to find out what newer cups are like? Isn't this a matter of pure scientific inquiry? I say go for eet! *enable enable enable*
lizwinlove: It's Lizzielizwinlove on October 28th, 2012 09:55 am (UTC)
The Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health (mum.org), which operated for four years, is currently only online until the owner finds a place to run it. http://mum.org/insideMUM.htm
It contains over a hundred years worth of sanitary items.
chamekke: cha_caprica_zoechamekke on October 28th, 2012 04:12 pm (UTC)
OMG, this is fabulous! Thank you for the link!

*runs off and reads*
selofain: Claire Stanfieldselofain on October 29th, 2012 06:26 am (UTC)
D: Enabler!

Sadly, I am far too attached to these cups to donate them, ever. They're too fun to squish.
chamekkechamekke on October 29th, 2012 06:42 am (UTC)
*nods* I understand. I've been wondering what to do with mine when menopause arrives, since I can't imagine parting with them. I keep thinking about getting them bronzed...
wiesoauchimmer on October 28th, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
i have the exact same meluna - style, size, colour. only mine has a slight little bit of staining right under the rim. i think i have to go get hydrogen peroxide to pretty it up again :)
selofain: Smug Britannia Angelselofain on October 29th, 2012 06:27 am (UTC)
Hydrogen peroxide does such a great job. My Meluna would be soooo dingy by now if it didn't.
juliiie87juliiie87 on October 29th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
Yiu should try and trade the Yuuki for a Si-Bell ! Yeah, cup business ! ;)

I don't think I've noticed any discomfort with my soft Meluna and Cuplee, fyi.
selofain: Danny elatedselofain on October 29th, 2012 06:28 am (UTC)
I would love to trade it, but I don't think I'll get any takers. Couldn't hurt to try though.

(Stop tempting me to buy!)
mood_swinger23 on October 29th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
Do you know why the Diana was discontinued? (Just not a popular color or something? Wanted to make room for a new color?) You mentioned something about "all have gone through design changes and are no longer available..." I feel like that was true for the first 3, and the Diana just won't be available because it is being discontinued...is that right? Or was there some design change in the Lunette??
selofain: Nuclear apocalypseselofain on October 29th, 2012 06:31 am (UTC)
Re: Curious--
No, you're right, it was just discontinued. I think it was to make room for more colors, which makes me sad because I love the color. The only other green cup in a shade I like is Meluna.

I'll edit that statement to make it more clear.
moonhoney925 on October 30th, 2012 12:31 am (UTC)
Re: Curious--
Melissa posted a couple of weeks ago that the Lunette Diana has been discontinued due to poor sales. It just does not sell as well as the other colours for some reason. I have a Lunette Diana and I love the colour too although I was under the presumption that all of the coloured Lunette cups were "limited editions".

Lunette are working on some new colours. I would like to see a yellow one, I'm not in the market for a new cup though- 2 is enough for me.
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on November 2nd, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
I'm a little late to the party but I too have a menstrual cup collection! I guess you can say I went nuts once I found that the large fleurcup was my goldilocks. I ended up buying their large size in every color but clear lol. I have since added a few to my collection of some melunas.
selofain: Otilia- mad grinselofain on November 3rd, 2012 12:57 am (UTC)
Every color? Even the old ones? That's amazing. You should post a group photo. There are never enough cup pictures around here.
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on November 3rd, 2012 02:34 am (UTC)
I wish I had all the old ones. I have the 2nd edition if the black color though since it's been over a year since they carried that one. The first one I got was the lavender color. I originally wanted the orange but at the time I was limited in places I could get it from since I was getting it from an "underground railroad" shop and that was the only color they didn't carry. I was sad but I was just thrilled to be able to get my hands on a fleurcup. I will definitely take some photos soon of my mad collection lol. Mad because I got an obsession.