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I know fleurcups are always in demand around here. A cup by itself is 9.99 euros or about 13$ USD! Just wanted too throw that out there so everyone who has been waiting for an opportunity to snag on on sale :)
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okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on December 30th, 2012 03:26 am (UTC)
Yay!!!
H: pic#119646647heatherrebecca on December 30th, 2012 05:07 am (UTC)
I totally just snagged a small red Fleurcup incase I dislike my Lunette :-) thanks for the heads up!
juliiie87juliiie87 on December 30th, 2012 12:38 pm (UTC)
... I was about to post about that !
That's CRAZY right ?? ;D

... I also need to post a review of the fleurcups I got in the last sale... currently waiting for more pictures.

Just a note : While the large Fleur is definitely on the soft side (but still seems to pop open very reliably in my hands), the small size feels somewhat thicker. Maybe medium stiffness ? Comparable to a medium Meluna classic (which in turn is noticeably softer than a large classic). So huh, get the large, it's amazing how much it holds ! Hoping this helps some.

Edited at 2012-12-30 12:42 pm (UTC)
neetzscheneetzsche on December 31st, 2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
Small fleur feels like a m classic? Would you happen to know if it's stiffer than a s lunette? I may be replacing my m classic soon.

I bought the l fleur just to see if I'd like it better than my l lunette despite preferring firm cups, but now I'm wondering if I should buy the small as well if it's that firm.
spiderslovemespidersloveme on December 31st, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
Large and small fleurcups are the same stiffness. Old fleurcups are the same stiffness as large lunettes so you might be able to find one somewhere. A lunette/ old fleurcup is about 8/10 on the stiffness scale while the new fleurcups are about 2/10.
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 1st, 2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
I know all of that...
That's why I was surprised and thought I had to mention it, when I got to actually FEEL 2 brand new Fleurcups. My comment was from observation : the small size feels thicker. What striked me most is how strong it pops open. I wouldn't want my cervix to be in the way of that.

Judging from my own Cuplee and Meluna soft (and a friend's Meluna classic I could feel) I'd say the small Fleur deserves a healthy 3 or even 4 for how hard it is to fold and how it pops open.

Just like the medium Meluna classic FEELS noticeably softer (thinner?) than the large I bought and gave away (maybe a 4 or 5 ? it's hard to tell, I'd have to feel a Diva or Lunette to compare). Another thing is TPE isn't quite as "springy" as silicone in terms of popping open, and it actually mellows down some more with body heat (for example, Meluna soft cups tend to loose their shape and become more oval while you wear them).
spiderslovemespidersloveme on January 1st, 2013 04:49 pm (UTC)
>Another thing is TPE isn't quite as "springy" as silicone in terms of popping open, and it actually mellows down some more with body heat (for example, Meluna soft cups tend to loose their shape and become more oval while you wear them).

That's why I don't really like Melunas. It's nice to have an alternative to silicone for those who are allergic and they tend to quite a bit cheaper than silicone cups, but those who really need the capacity of the Meluna XL (like me!) can't afford that precious volume being lost due to compression. This doesn't really matter if you don't have a super heavy flow, but I need all the volume I can get!
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 1st, 2013 05:05 pm (UTC)
If you don't mind firm cups, have you considered a large Yuuki ? Or classic Meluna ? Or do you have them already? ^^
spiderslovemespidersloveme on January 1st, 2013 05:22 pm (UTC)
I tried a large lunette and it was just too stiff for me so I'm selling it on mc_sales. I couldn't pee with it! I did consider the Yuuki but after trying and failing with the lunette I didn't go through with it. I have a large fleurcup on the way, though.

Edited at 2013-01-01 05:23 pm (UTC)
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 1st, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately my observation is only semi-educated, because I still have to feel an actual 4, such as Lunette or Diva (I have a friend who has a Diva though... I will... soon. ;)).

I will also get my own medium classic relatively soon since I won one in a contest recently...^^

But from memory, the classic I squished and felt before I gave it to a friend made me think this would not be too bad for me (soft cup lover). But the small Fleur is especially hard to fold and I can definitely feel it (and hear it) hit my finger when it pops. There's also a difference when I hold the rims between two fingers. I'm willing to bet the Fleur would pop open stronger than the Meluna, if only because silicone tends to be more "springy" anyway.

I guess if you have the funds, and like the shape/capacity of a small Fleur/medium Meluna (which is fairly similar, but from trying to fill them up I'd say the Fleur holds slightly more, as much as my large Cuplee), you might want to give it a go. Any of those you should be able to sell on mc-sales.
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on January 1st, 2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
I have both a small Lunette and a small Fleur and just did an impromptu squeeze test (I pressed them against each other). The Fleur is maybe a *tiny* bit softer, but they're really close. However, I find that the Fleur actually pops open more easily, perhaps due to the angle and thickness of the rim. I have had it pop open prematurely, and that was a bit painful.

I don't care for TPE at all. I still have so much trouble getting the small soft Meluna to open that I'm ready to part with mine. When I started looking into cups, I went for the smallest, softest ones, but I am finding I need stiffer rims and longer cups. I guess I should have started with the Diva!
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 1st, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for comfirming my intuition ! Yay, cup geeks unite ! :)

Getting the tinyest cup seems to be a trend amongst newbies, let's try and steer them away from it ! I'm fine with super soft cups personnally, but the small soft Meluna is definitely NOT for everyone.
spiderslovemespidersloveme on January 1st, 2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
I think getting the smallest cup is a result of the "I'm young or a virgin so I can't fit something that isn't very tiny in there" thinking or a fear of "stretching out their vagina" or stretching their hymen. I personally feel it's best to start with something in the middle and go from there. If someone has a super heavy flow and is 14 and a virgin, they should be using larger cups. The status of their vagina (other than cervix position) shouldn't be an issue. For example, I'm under 30 never had kids but I have a super super heavy flow so I use the "after childbirth" sizes with no problem. My cervix is also super high so smaller cups are hard to reach.

Edited at 2013-01-01 06:12 pm (UTC)
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on January 1st, 2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
I actually started with the small Lunette, which is middle-ish, but I found its wide bell shape a bit uncomfortable. I wasn't sure if it was the size or firmness that was a problem, so I tried a small soft Meluna (ball stem) next...and that was way too soft. I got a Fleur from the sales board at the same time, but it had had its stem and grip rings removed, so I had problems positioning and fishing it out. Finally, I got a small LadyCup, and that's turned out to be my favorite.

Recently, I decided I wanted to try a higher capacity cup because I'm anticipating spending more time out in the field, so I got a Natural Mamma. It's narrower than most large cups, but longer than the small cups. I can definitely feel it more, so I'm glad I didn't go with a bigger diameter cup, but it's working out otherwise.
moonhoney925 on January 5th, 2013 07:08 am (UTC)
I thoroughly agree. Go for the middle and take it from there. Many brands make soft large cups so there are plenty to choose from. Although I admit if was a young virgin I would have been scared too.

moonhoney925 on January 5th, 2013 07:03 am (UTC)
I have a small Lunette and a small Fleurcup. I much prefer the small Fleurcup as it pops open easier and is easier to position.

I have the larger versions of the cups too but the small Lunette by far is the one I have the most problems with.
neetzscheneetzsche on January 2nd, 2013 02:36 am (UTC)
This whole thread is full of great info, I'm not even sure what comment to reply to lol.

Basically I eventually want to replace m meluna as my low-flow cup because it's hard to pop open for me, but I think the shape and size are about perfect. When I get my l fleur I'll see if it's just a matter of tpe's flimsiness vs softness. I was thinking about s lunette for the replacement but if s fleur is like a silicone m meluna, that's at least 6 dollars I'm saving.

And I will be selling my m meluna (and l fleur if that doesn't work out) on mc sales once I figure out how to go about shipping the thing.
spiderslovemespidersloveme on January 2nd, 2013 02:47 am (UTC)
mc sales is awesome! I just sold my lunette on there today. I haven't seen a meluna stay for sale long on there. They are in high demand!
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 2nd, 2013 10:48 am (UTC)
Lol, I know! Well, if you *need* the low flow cup anyway... might as well get it know while it's still on sale. And like someone else mentionned about the Lunette, I think it's most likely the combo of unique rim shape + thickness (and also maybe that it's silicone) that makes it pop so hard. Not to mention, more holes.
Lisavalkynlu on December 31st, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
Yay! Ordered! My period just came back and I am hating the tampon-pad thing.
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 1st, 2013 05:01 pm (UTC)
Yay! ;)
moonhoney925 on January 1st, 2013 04:49 am (UTC)
That's great for those who want to try cups and don't know where to begin. That's cheaper then 2 months worth of tampons!!!

I already have a large and a small Fleurcup so don't need more though ;)

They could make for good eco-presents, if you are comfortable with that.