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14 January 2013 @ 04:50 pm
Hi everyone,
I'm from Australia, I'm seventeen and getting my first cup. The information on here had helped me a lot :D
I need a cup with a large capacity, but I also want a soft one, which is why I didn't want the large lunette. Does anyone know if there is any real difference between the naturalmamma and the large fleurcup?? Thank you
 
mood_swinger23 on January 14th, 2013 06:42 am (UTC)
There are a few things that come to mind right now. The naturalmamma is a clear-only cup, sliiiightly longer, and has a flat ball-type stem. The large fleurcup is more of a bell shape while the NM is a teensy bit more narrow, and also has more colors (green, pink, red, purple, as well as clear) is slightly shorter, and has a long tab stem. I think the large fleur may hold slightly more (about 2 mL

Both seem to be relatively soft.

Here's a picture to see them side by side.

http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/14/96/65/91/pictur68.jpg

Edit to add these links and add word above.

This is where I got all that info from:
http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/
http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/t497-natualmamma-cup-comparison-photos
http://www.fleurcup.com/en


Edited at 2013-01-14 06:46 am (UTC)
Gemmacupcupp on January 14th, 2013 07:33 am (UTC)
Thanks :) they do seem pretty similar... I guess it doesn't really matter which one I get. Does the width of a cup make much of a difference?
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 14th, 2013 12:08 pm (UTC)
I think what makes the most difference between those two is length. Can you locate your cervix and estimate if it's high or low ? based on how easily you can reach it, and keeping in mind that it could possibly come down a little at the beginning of your period (it's a common pattern, but your mileage may vary).

Also, there's more than two high capacity soft cups : large Yuuki has been re-issued in its soft version, it's also one of the longest high capacity cup. XL Meluna soft is another fairly long and wide cup. Finally, I really recommend Si-bell as an even softer alternative to the Fleurcup (identical dimensions, just a bit softer, comes in clear only).

In fact, Fleurcup & Si-bell are shorter than all of the others, so that makes them a safe choice if you think your cervix might be low. They're also a wider, more rounded shape, which can be more comfortable for some people vs. the more V-shaped of the Diva or Yuuki. Personnally, I find tappered V-shaped cups easier to remove, but that's just me... so you see, there are a lot of things to consider, most of them highly personnal !
Gemmacupcupp on January 15th, 2013 05:13 am (UTC)
I can reach my cervix during my period, but my fingers are pretty short haha, and for the rest of the month I can't reach it at all. I guess it's sort of high. I ended up ordering the Fleurcup last night, because I like the grip rings. I figured that I'm just going to have to try a cup to know what's comfortable for me, as in shape and width.
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 15th, 2013 10:22 am (UTC)
Well, I'm sure it'll be fine, if anything you'll just have to bear down a little more for removal. Fleurcup is highly praised in this comm' and definitely good on you for getting a large cup as your first one ! So many newbies/teenagers don't.
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on January 14th, 2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
Here's another post with comparison photos between the Natural Mamma and the large Fleur. http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2852556.html?thread=32765388 I don't have a large FleurCup, but the Natural Mamma is noticeably softer than the small Fleur. I was interested in the NM because I wanted a higher capacity cup that was still relatively narrow and knew that it would fit, length-wise. If you have an average to high cervix, it should be fine. Most cups work for most people, so you shouldn't really have trouble with either. :-)
anjeaanjea on January 14th, 2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
I have a large Fleurcup (blue) for sale that was only used for a "test run" if you're interested. I apparently need as stiff as they get as I have been very happy with my large Yuuki. :)
welsh777 on January 14th, 2013 10:40 pm (UTC)
I've just got a large fleurcup. It does well under my low cervix. Suction is no probs. it opens well very comfortable and very soft and squishy. Much more comfortable than my small lunette a lot softer :)
nocebo_domingonocebo_domingo on January 14th, 2013 11:47 pm (UTC)
The Mami Cup is another soft, high capacity cup. It's the same length as the Fleurcup (52 mm not including stem), same capacity, slightly softer, new so not as well known.
Gemmacupcupp on January 15th, 2013 05:29 am (UTC)
Thanks everyone :) I did end up ordering a Fleurcup. A few people on here have had success with them so hopefully it'll be fine.