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melissa569
11 January 2013 @ 03:32 am
Ok everyone, I finally got the reviews for RubyCup, LilyCup and FemmyCycle written and up, photos included.  I just wrote about what it was like to use them the first time, my thoughts and opinions on them, etc.  Gosh I have just been running around a lot lately, but I wanted to get these up because people have been asking on YouTube and on the blog, lol.   Especially RubyCup!

The reviews are here, just check the column of links on the right side of the page.  I also updated my "measurement chart" with the squishiness ratings below it, to include these brands and a few others I needed to catch up on:

http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/


And the videos are here (I was pretty late getting the RubyCup video posted, sorry about that, lol ):

http://www.youtube.com/user/MenstrualCupInfo?feature=mhee

Also, I did an experiment with one of my FemmyCycles by adding my own tiny air holes under the ridge.  I did get most of it to pop open (no leaks, the cup still had lots of suction and a good seal).  But then I was informed by Dr. Alfred Shihata that FemmyCycle was specifically designed NOT to have to open all the way, in order to do its job.  But the softer middle and bottom just stay formed to your shape.  And it did work even before the air hole experiment.  I suppose I did that out of curiosity.  But this is good to know :)

 
Prickle Bitch: batty!!meig on January 11th, 2013 01:38 pm (UTC)
Is the RubyCup being shipped to the US yet? I'd like to get one.
Prickle Bitch: batty!!meig on January 11th, 2013 01:42 pm (UTC)
I found the website and it looks like it is shipping to the US for ~$38, including shipping.
melissa569melissa569 on January 11th, 2013 07:28 pm (UTC)
Oh ok good, I was about to go check, because I forgot, lol.
teacupcake89 on January 11th, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
oooh thanks! :)

will you be updating the size charts and stiffness ratings with the latest cups? *excited face* :)
melissa569melissa569 on January 11th, 2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
Yes I will be. I'll post when I get that done as well :)
neetzscheneetzsche on January 11th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
So is Ruby in the "Over 30 ml" club? If so, I imagine it'll be popular.
melissa569melissa569 on January 11th, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
It sure is! Here are the specs:

Capacity: 34ml
Diameter 44mm
Cup length 51mm
Total length: 68mm
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 11th, 2013 09:27 pm (UTC)
Wow that's amazing ! people need more high capacity cups.

And kudos on your breakthrough, that's really a genius move ! Hopefully all future users will benefit from your experience.

Mods, I think this deserves new tags, please. :)

Edited at 2013-01-11 09:31 pm (UTC)
pixie_kpixie_k on January 12th, 2013 06:20 am (UTC)
air holes
What did you use to make them? I am so interested in this femmycycle, it is kind of ridiculous.
melissa569melissa569 on January 12th, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
Re: air holes
I used a very TINY "Japanese screw punch" which I have for crafting purposes. :)
cupsforeveryonecupsforeveryone on January 12th, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
I have a RubyCup myself and I really like it. I use this cup on my heavy flow days and I have totally cup off the stem and filled it down. It is a very well thought out cup :)
dlyjrnl: colordlyjrnl on January 14th, 2013 02:54 am (UTC)
My flow is usually not so liquid, more... glompy, so the rubycup seems like a *nightmare* to me - I'm super interested now in femmycycle, where the inner rim pops right open and in such a way as to not impede anything on its way out.

That said I heart the aesthetic of the rubycup - honestly, the design reminds me very much of the vulva. They're beautiful little pieces of art :-) Just not so useful for me personally (without having used them, of course).
teacupcake89 on January 14th, 2013 12:00 pm (UTC)
How much does the femmycycle hold up to the non spill funnel bit?
I guess if you filled it past that point and turned it upside down it would leak?


I almost always have to rinse my cup out, my period is too thick to pour into the toilet after several hours of wear, so I can't imagine the femmycycle being that great for quick emptying and rinsing in public toilets (and I don't fancy carrying it around with me in the pouch as what do you do when you have both cups used and still don't have access to a non-public toilet!, I'd rather rinse and reinsert.

Edited at 2013-01-14 12:00 pm (UTC)