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melissa569
18 May 2013 @ 04:27 pm
Has anyone else heard of this brand, FarmaCup?  Wow the variety is almost getting overwhelming, huh?

But this one almost looks like a Yuuki in the body (just no grip textures at the base) and in the stem, it looks similar to NaturalMamma??  I believe its from Italy.  I can't remember...  How many does that make for Italy?  I could have sworn there were 1 or 2 others, lol.   Anyway, here is the website:

http://www.farmacare.it/Ep/Farmacup_coppettamestruale.html
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 19th, 2013 01:56 pm (UTC)
WOW! That's 37 brands!!!
Plus Insteads.
Plus the knock-offs.

Edited to add: I like the large clear measuring lines. I wonder what the dimensions are. (Why don't they list them on the site???)


Edited at 2013-05-19 02:18 pm (UTC)
jwthemathsterjwthemathster on May 19th, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I think it has a similarity to the Fleurcup shape (in the rim at least), but without the grip rings and textured tab stem (which ruin my otherwise love affair with the Fleurcup).

I wonder if it will be available to customers, or only to medical providers, in bulk? It kind of appears to be a medical supply company. And the FarmaCup does have that "industrial" medical device look, like it's meant for hospital settings (where measuring bleeding volume is critical for monitoring patient health).
m03m on May 19th, 2013 07:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, it reminds me of my Fleurcup, too.

If the grip rings on your Fleurcup bother you, you can file them down or get rid of them by flipping the cup inside out.
jwthemathsterjwthemathster on May 19th, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, I totally wear it inside out. Fabulous fit and comfort that way! I just haven't found the right file "grit" to work on those grip lines (nor the patience and time necessary for that job, yk?)
m03m on May 20th, 2013 09:11 am (UTC)
If it works fine that way, then I don't understand why the grip rings still ruin your otherwise love affair with the cup. There's no need to turn it inside in again, after all. (Except for cleaning maybe.)

Nail files work well, for those who have more patience and time.
jwthemathsterjwthemathster on May 20th, 2013 01:17 pm (UTC)
Ha, well think of if you had a shirt that was absolutely perfect, as long as you wore it inside out. That's kind of how I feel. Silly, I know. And I used too strong of a word ("ruin") to describe my feelings. It's just my silly body "makes" me have to wear every cup I've ever used (4th style now) inside out to make it work. Silly, vagina sensitivity...
beebs88beebs88 on May 19th, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
I've been around their site (using Google Translator and my very limited knowledge of Italian) and I think the cup is only availabe at pharmacies. I'm guessing this because under the "in agenda" tag of their website there are several pictures of their cups at medical forums, meetings and pharmacies.
I don't know if they are planning to export the cup or sell it online because the instructions (click on "scarica le istruzione per l'uso) come both in Italian and English.
One more thing I've noticed is that the cup is not made in Italy, as it says "Imported and distributed by Farmacare".
I'm very happy cups are becoming more mainstream.
selofain: Danny elatedselofain on May 19th, 2013 11:01 pm (UTC)
Oooo, I like the measuring lines. The cup looks green on the packaging. If it actually came in green, I would have to ditch my Si-bell for this cup. Green and awesome measuring lines!

I really hope this becomes available to the general public soon.