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07 December 2012 @ 06:52 pm
Hey everyone, I got my LilyCup samples a while back, actually. But today (December 7, 2012) I just got my FemmyCycle samples too! I emailed Dr. Shihata and he said as soon as he got some samples, he would send them to me. So today I got a surprise in the mail, that was nice! :)

Anyway, I will be making a video and writing a full review for both of these brands as well. I will post them when they are finished. But for now, I just want to share some photos I took today of both brands. I'll try and put them behind a cut, but there will be a lot of them, so dial-up users, please beware :) 

My cycle did hit me yesterday, so Finally I will be able to test these items.  I am mostly curious to see if these new inner rims (especially the femycycle one) is really effective against leaks and spills.  I can't wait to write the reviews for everyone, I will give them each a one-day turn. 

I know FemmyCycle is FDA approved, but I cannot remember if LilyCup is, I will have to check the site again.  But with the approval of FemmyCycle, I am sure all the American sellers are just chomping at the bit to carry it, if they're not carrying it already.  It took this long for some samples to come through, so we will see.  Anyway, here are the pics, enjoy!

First up, FemmyCycle:










And Now...   LilyCup:











Beanihatepickles on December 8th, 2012 07:06 am (UTC)
Wonderful, thank you for posting! I haven't seen these yet. I look forward to your reviews of them. :) Do you by chance know the dimensions of these cups? I wonder if the asymmetrical shape of the Lily Cup would be good for users with a cervix that tilts to the side like me.

Edited at 2012-12-08 07:11 am (UTC)
melissa569melissa569 on December 8th, 2012 08:13 am (UTC)
haven't measured the cups yet, but I will see if I can throw that into the review. :)

I decided to go ahead and try out the FemmyCycle tonight, since its a heavy flow day and I wanna see how things are in the morning.

Been trying it for about 2 hours now... So far no leaks. Knock on wood.

The LilyCup.... Hmmm, not sure. It might, but I imagine it would just take some fooling around to see which insertion angle works best for an individual.

juliiie87juliiie87 on December 8th, 2012 11:02 am (UTC)
The Lily cup is a the very long end of the charts, in fact it's not even on it so it's the new longest cup : http://www.intimina.com/en/lily_cup_pd.php#lc_benefits
teacupcake89 on December 8th, 2012 11:08 am (UTC)
I'm interested in the 'spine' of the Lily cup that supposedly folds to a tampon width, and whether the stem is trimmable.the rim looks a bit of a faff to clean under though in between changes...
melissa569melissa569 on December 8th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
the stem is trimmable, yes. It is solid to about half an inch up. But because it is opaque, I would say feel around and find where the solid area ends, and be careful not to trim any further. Of course you lose the benefit of grip rings when you trim, but some people who are really short inside just don't need them (like me).

The rim is stiff, I mean it will not pop up the way the FemmyCycle rim will. It stays firmly in its shape/position. So yes, you would need something to clean under the rim, maybe a tooth brush specially for the purpose of cup cleaning. but that is like for serious cleaning. For just a quick change, a simple rinsing would do the trick, as under the rim is actually smooth, no corners. Thus everything would just rinse right off it.
mjspmjsp on December 10th, 2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
Really exited to hear the review for these two cups! Sadly, i guess they're nothing for deep dangling, sensitive cervixes..
and this design for the femmycycle looks way better then the first ones (looks like a new style of grip ring and a stronger outer rim on those?).
Not that i have problems with spilling, but i'm so happy to see some really innovative design-changes to the mestrual cup-"family"!
foggyimagefoggyimage on December 10th, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)

Do you think you would be able to cut off the stem of the Femmycyle and still be able to remove it? The cup itself is a great idea, but I always cut off the stems because they irritate me.
melissa569melissa569 on December 11th, 2012 11:25 am (UTC)
I always cut off all my stems too. I suppose if you are short enough inside to where you can reach it with no grips, it would be worth a shot :)
pixie_kpixie_k on January 10th, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
Late to this post I know, but-
Hey Melissa, I'm curious to know how the femmycycle worked out with the lack of holes? I'm considering ordering a couple, but the lack of holes is making me a bit cautious.

I skimmed through, and maybe I missed the follow up reviews after use?
Emily RoseEmily Rose on February 11th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
Any updates?
These two cups are the most appealing cups on the market, in my opinion. I've had leaking issues with my Diva Cup and I would LOVE to find a cup that can handle my heavy flow first day without a leak!

Based on looking at these two cups, my thoughts are:

Would the FemmyCycle be too wide to be comfortable? Does it affect your vaginal width over time? I am sure that is a crazy question but it just suddenly haunted me...

I like the slanted look of the Lily Cup top, but I wonder if the inner lip is too small to be as helpful as the Femmycycle. Also it seems to be quite long.

Really looking forward to your review!
Quitteriequitterie on May 28th, 2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
the popping open and softness of both sizes
Hi Melissa^

Is it indicated somewhere on the notice (or on the website?) what to expect during the insertion of this cup? Is it said if it is supposed/or not unusual for it to stay partially folded inside the vagina - more or less like the FemmyCycle?

Would you be tempted in adding some holes to one of the 2 Lilycups, to see if it then open better?

Also, do the small and large sizes have an equal softness?
In particular, is the spine stiffer on the large cup?
I heard that the spine of the small cup was highly pliable while the one of the large was rigid, so lol I was wondering! ;o)
And is the general softness, and the rim's one, comparable to any other cups?

uff many questions!! thus
In advance, thank ya :D
Quitteriequitterie on May 28th, 2013 07:02 pm (UTC)
Re: the popping open and softness of both sizes
oops, sorry.. so my questions are focusing on the *Lilycup*