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Now that the time has nearly come, I've tried out my (trimmed) Jasmine in hopes it would be able to work for my lower cervix days. I'm afraid it's just a tad too long. The stem is sticking out and I can feel pressure on my cervix (it's fully opened). I'm kind of bummed... not really sure what I'm going to do for my 2 heavy days right now since my two larger cups apparently won't work!

I posted something where I had a size discussion about a month ago, but am asking again.

I'm looking over LJ, thought I might want a Cuplee, but there's a few others that maybe I should consider? (Ruby? Shecup?)

According to the LJ, Jasmine is apparently smaller than the Diva? (I'm keeping it in for now hoping it maybe sucks up further, but with how I'm feeling right now I don't think that's possible...grr...) and I'm not quite sure just how much smaller I will need to go in height. Thoughts?

Unfortunately I can't get anything for this time around, so I will need to be ordering it for the future. Four cups, jeeze >.
 
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on March 21st, 2013 04:34 am (UTC)
Did you end up trimming all of the Jasmine stem off? I trimmed two notches (on second thought, I probably could have just done one), and it now fits very nicely, length-wise. No leaking when I tried it on my heaviest day, and I could feel a little pressure, but it wasn't too bad.

I got myself a Cuplee as a reward for acing my last chem exam, but I have only had the opportunity to try it on a dry run. It is definitely softer than the Jasmine, but I had no trouble getting it to pop open with the origami fold. (Usually bigger cups are quite hard for me to get open on dry runs.) Removal was very easy as well, since it is very smooth. I think this might be the one as far as a higher capacity cup goes.
mood_swinger23 on March 21st, 2013 05:14 am (UTC)
I only ended up trimming the first stem. I'm afraid if I cut it further I won't be able to get it out as easily on the days I do end up using it! I had it in for about a half hour and I couldn't stand it anymore. I could feel the pressure (and stem), but felt like it was almost coming out anyway. Need something just a tad shorter I think.

Rewards. I need to find reasons to reward myself, ha! Which color did you get? (I couldn't decide). I think I may save for one now since I feel it's higher capacity and softer (I should have listened to Julie all along... sigh...). But just want to make sure I'm fully set on it for sure, before I'm persuaded into something different, which is why I posted.

Plus, now I have no cup to use for my 2 heaviest days right now... and I'm pretty sure I don't have enough cloth to get me through them. I'm kind of panicking. :(
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on March 21st, 2013 02:49 pm (UTC)
I think you should try trimming the stem some more. I had a Fleur with no stem or grips at all, and I really didn't have too much difficulty getting it out (bearing down + long fingers = win!). My cervix is not particularly low. Also, I find that I am more sensitive to pressure on dry runs than when I'm actually on the rag, so don't give up on your Jasmine yet!

The Cuplee has about the same capacity as the Jasmine. I did a very unscientific pour test when I got it. It's very close to the same size, but a little shorter, thinner material, and maybe just 1mm wider. I got the green, and I have to say that it looks better in person than online. It's this translucent, frosted green color. Very pretty.

I don't think getting through your heaviest days with a smaller cup will be a problem as long as you're okay emptying it more often. I really wanted to get through a full day of lecture/lab without having to change my cup (who knows what chemicals are on my hands at that point?), which is why I was looking for a higher capacity cup.
mood_swinger23 on March 21st, 2013 03:25 pm (UTC)
I just want to be able to make it through overnight. Haven't had that luxury in 4? months yet :(

I can try the Lunette again, but I have tried it every time and it leaks on the heavy days. The only time it hasn't leaked is when I've put it in the night before, to wake up in the morning to find I've started. I don't know if it's from the holes (maybe I clot funny?) or what. But even after just putting it in, it doesn't want to hold anything (or enough).

ETA: Ha... So does the green look more like this?
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7611078154_6a97cf642a_z.jpg
versus looking solid all the way through?
Can I ask where you ordered it? I wonder if there were different "batches" and some companies have different "shades" of colors?



Edited at 2013-03-21 03:46 pm (UTC)
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on March 21st, 2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
The Lunette sometimes leaks a little for me, too, so even though it has more capacity, I prefer my trustworthy LadyCup. I don't know why the LadyCup doesn't leak. Firmer rim, smoother material, narrower body? Could be any of those. If the Cuplee works well for me, it will narrow things down to V-shape and smooth material.

The photo is exactly what my green Cuplee looks like. I bought mine from Feminine Wear. I also looked at Luxury Moon and was tempted by the translucent blue, which is different from the opaque blue on the official pics.
mood_swinger23 on March 21st, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
I like the solid look of the green! I asked Teresa if she could send me a picture of the green ones she has to see. I like solid (opaque?) versus sheery (translucent?). I am horrible with words.

She's also going to take some more comparison pictures for me so I can see the difference.

I turned my Lunette inside out and now I don't have the stem bothering me, yay! Still paranoid because I think I can tell it's in, but it's okay for now I guess. No idea if it will get me through the next few days or not.

Maybe I could try to cut the Jasmine down further, but I like having that little bit to tug and get it out. It was maybe too firm too, so cutting it wouldn't help the pressure issue that a softer(?) cup may help with.

Maybe if I didn't sit cross-legged and rolled up in a ball, I wouldn't leak so much with my Lunette. :(
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on March 21st, 2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I just took a few pics of the Cuplee next to the Jasmine, but I can't figure out how to upload them to a reply or a message. After I trimmed two notches off the Jasmine stem, it is almost exactly the same height as the untrimmed Cuplee. Cuplee is slightly wider and shorter in the body than the Jasmine. If you'd like to see the pics, PM me with your email.
mood_swinger23 on March 21st, 2013 08:32 pm (UTC)
I'm on it!
juliiie87juliiie87 on March 21st, 2013 03:13 pm (UTC)
Hum I think it's pretty clear at this point that you want something softer, possibly a little wider than your Lunette but not as wide/round as your Fleurcup. that leaves few in-betweeners. The only question is, exactly hom much shorter than your Jasmine does it need to be ? as short as the Lunette ? How much longer than that ? I'd stick to the 1-3 stiffness-wise, preferably 1-2. Since 2mm difference isn't much at all, I'd stick to the Cuplee-Miacup-large Meluna (soft) range. I guess the Miacup is out due to price, so that leaves Cuplee and large Meluna soft. Yes, I have a tendency to recommend the same old cups over and over again, don't mind me. ;)
mood_swinger23 on March 21st, 2013 03:44 pm (UTC)
But that's okay. In case you haven't noticed my trust in your posts, I should have listened to you sooner!

I think the "v" Cuplee shape is probably what I'm going to go for. Just will have to wait until next time. And I'm not sure how much shorter it needs to be. I feel like the Lunette, even on lower days, it can fit nearly entirely with the stem (not quite though and I never wanted to cut it). With the Jasmine stem entirely cut off (it's not) I think the bottom would just be at the base.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c242/dizziedobsession/Reusables/0114131348a-1.jpg

http://www.femininewear.co.uk/ekmps/shops/feminine/resources/Design/p2260005-copy.jpg

Maybe something slightly bigger than Lunette, but not by much? that I will probably have to cut the stem off of. The Cuplee looks small in comparison to the Lunette, especially in terms of capacity, yet it looks long, when it's really not that long in comparison to the Jasmine. It's hard to imagine a L Cuplee or L Meluna in comparison without seeing them all next to each other at once. And I'm afraid the Meluna will feel too "full" like my Fleurcup has. It looks like maybe L Sckoon cup be an option? But they are a. more expensive and b. not sure if there are all too many photos I can compare with yet.

And then there's the issue of me squirming excessively which makes me wonder if I need the stiffness or not, and if that's why my Lunette (squishiest) tends to leak more.

#frustrated
juliiie87juliiie87 on March 21st, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
I can tell that you are. The Cuplee sounds like a fair middle ground between the two others, and given that you could use your Fleurcup (appart from the width/shape/stiffness being uncomfortable), since it's the same length I'd say it sounds good. Also I think the most likely issue with the Lunette is that it misses your cervix/flow, so most likely a larger diameter would solve that.

Idk about the Sckoon cup... it's another bell-shaped cup, not quite as round as a Fleurcup, but flared also, and someone reported they had trouble with the holes, so bleh.
mood_swinger23 on March 21st, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
Guess I just need to pick a color and save now...
Note I can't even find my cervix. I'm not fond of poking around, but did, and was like... I'm getting nowhere! Nothing that feels like a nose in here! I think it's sort of in a corner and I try to angle the cup as much as possible, but it just doesn't work.

Yeah, they're pretty, but they are really expensive and everything anyway. Cuplee it shall be... as soon as I figure out what color and have the money to order it up. Sigh.