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m_jpetch
23 April 2013 @ 09:15 pm
Hi, I'm new to this forum but I have been a cup user for almost three years now. I'm 23, considerably petite person with a medium/low cervix, sexually active, no kids. I've used the lunette, size 2, for three years and have had very much success. I will never go back to pads or tampons ever. However, some days my period is very heavy and with the lunette, especially after I wake up, I tend to leak which can be embarrassing.

I was very excited when I saw the femmycycle because of the new design and how the cup was a softer silicone. I've tried it and am now selling the set in the mc_sales community if anyone is interested.

First off, I have considerably small fingers and couldn't fold the opening and insert properly without the cup popping open prematurely. It was just difficult because the cup is very wide. Secondly, after it was inserted and I thought everything was going well it started leaking because it didn't pop open. I'm assuming this happened because I really just couldn't insert it correctly. Third, when it wasn't leaking and everything was fine and I needed to empty it, I couldn't get it out. Before this point I had never felt my cervix. I tried, I could just never reach it. After trying to remove the femmycyle I realized that for the first time during my period, my cup had suctioned itself around the whole opening of my cervix and physically pulled it into the cup. This happened multiple times where the only way the suction would release was if the inside emptying lid popped open and broke the suction which really hurt when it occurred. After this happened a few times I decided the cup just wasn't for me.

I really think they should market this cup to someone that has given birth vaginally or does have a higher cervix. I just cannot use it, however I saw a review a few down where someone with a higher cervix really liked the cup. This cup is just not for me. I purchased a sckoon cup size 2 instead and I'm excited awaiting its arrival.

If anyone would like to purchase the femmycyle set I have, I have it on the mc_sales community. I completely sanitized the one I have in a stronger vinegar solution and only used it lightly as stated above. I said I would accept 35$ (paypal only) but am up for negotiation. Comment if interested : )
 
ilouu on September 19th, 2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
Cups
I'm really interested in finding out how you like the Sckoon cup instead.

I purchased the Femmycycle and am having a similar experience to yours.
m_jpetchm_jpetch on September 28th, 2013 12:11 am (UTC)
Re: Cups
I have the Sckoon now and I love it. Ever since I used the Femmycycle I still have issues with my cervix getting suctioned no matter what cup I used by I found that the Sckoon cup, for me is actually really easy to insert and remove. Some people had issues with it saying it wouldn't pop open, however if you use the seven fold or triangle fold, I've found it works really well
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mycatsellsclues: dalek cookiemycatsellsclues on September 26th, 2013 08:05 pm (UTC)
cervix grabbing Femmycycle
I thought I was alone in the femmycycle grabbing my cervix! I've had two children (though c-sec) and am nearly 40, yet here I am and this cup not being for me.

I had a Diva cup for about a decade and it started leaking, thus the Femmycycle purchase.

Did you go back to the Lunette or is the sckoon better or have your found another cup you prefer? I ask given that we had very similar issues, so it's as good a place to start my search as any.

Thanks in advance.
m_jpetchm_jpetch on September 28th, 2013 12:34 am (UTC)
Re: cervix grabbing Femmycycle
I've never used the Diva Cup but I would imagine it works very similar to the lunette.
I've never had the suction issue until I used the Femmycycle. I don't know if it was because my lunette just never caused a suction and maybe that's why it leaked, but now I realize the lunette's silicone was too hard and didn't conform to changes in movement throughout the day. Maybe that's the issue you're having with the DivaCup.

I really do like the Sckoon. I still have the suction issue but I can remove the cup without it being a problem where as, with the Femmycycle, the suction was so great I couldn't get it out. If you insert the Sckoon cup with the triangle or seven fold, it usually pops right open and forms a suction. I've only had a few small occasions where it has leaked and it is usually due to heaviness of flow at the time. Otherwise, this is now my go-to cup!

No Problem, let me know if you have any other questions you think I may be able to help with and good luck with your search!
megankgrmegankgr on December 30th, 2013 04:34 am (UTC)
So so sorry you went through this! it sounds terrifying and super painful! I was just curious if you (or anyone else with this specific issue) tried adding suction holes to the femmycycle to remedy the cervix-grabbing issue or at least make it easier/less painful to remove if/when it happens. I was considering one, but I have an IUD and your story scared the bejezes out of me.
m_jpetchm_jpetch on December 30th, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
I actually never added suction holes to the femmycycle. I loved the idea of the cup but the execution was just off and I think the company is going to find certain people are just unable to use it. But, I'm sure it's that way with any cup. To me, the femmycycles (you get two in a pack), were too expensive considering the company recommends using them for only one year. I didn't mind the learning curve of my other cups, since they weren't stuck to my cervix, but this was just too much for me so after a few attempts I just packed them up so they were basically new, sold them and in the meantime purchased a Sckoon (size 2), which i absolutely love!!! I've been using the Sckoon for 7 months and will never even go back to my lunette. I've never had an IUD so I can't really comment there, but I can tell you that the Sckoon cup is soo soft and flexible it feels like nothing is there and may actually be beneficial to someone with an IUD. It does take some tries to get it to pop open and form a suction but once I figured it out it was smooth sailing from there. Maybe someone with an IUD may be able to give you more pointers. As far as the customer service for the femmycyle, I must say they showed concern, but made it sound as if my cervix was so low I shouldn't be able to use any cups at all. I tried telling them about my issue (as I have used cups before) and they said that shouldn't be happing and told me to use it more to get the hang of it. Since then they have contacted me a few times to see if I continued using it which I informed them I was not. it seems as though they are at least interested in customer feedback and helping women figure out what cup is for you. Maybe they would be a good place to call if you have a question.
megankgrmegankgr on December 30th, 2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
I'm sure their customer service would be very helpful and knowledgable, but certainly not objective. I was extremely interested in the femmecycle, but until I know for sure where my cervix is at all times of my cycle, I'm not comfortably trying it yet. I just purchased a large soft MeLuna from mc_sales that I have high hopes for. Congrats on your sckoon!
m_jpetchm_jpetch on December 30th, 2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks!!! And I heard the soft MeLuna is similar material wise, so I hope it works for you!!!!!! I know a lot of women that love that cup!
ENNyenelyi on February 17th, 2014 04:25 am (UTC)
Want to buy a femmycycle
Hello, are you still selling your femmycycle pack????
valley29 on March 15th, 2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Want to buy a femmycycle
I have a 2 pack... and will sell my unused one if you're interested.
ENNyenelyi on March 16th, 2014 12:18 am (UTC)
Re: Want to buy a femmycycle
Hello Valley ! Are you interested in trading it with an also new femmecup? I also bought a twin pack :P
valley29 on March 16th, 2014 03:32 am (UTC)
Re: Want to buy a femmycycle
Yes I would! :)