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surethingbuddy
23 May 2013 @ 05:46 pm
I am a longtime member of this community but haven't posted in probably like... 2 years, ha. I'm 26, no kids, been using cups for about 4 years. I've tried lots of different cups and for the past several months I was using the Femmecup pretty much exclusively, but my problem with the Femmecup is it's fairly low capacity and I would inevitably wake up in the morning only to find it had overflowed. Since I hate using backup pads I have always been on the look out for something short and high capacity.

I recently found out about the Femmycycle and as soon as I realized it was "leak-proof" I had to get it. Miraculously it arrived on the same day as my period so I got to try it out immediately (it took only 3 business days to ship from California to Maryland!). I've been using it for the past three days now and it is AMAZING. The fact that it's designed to never pop open completely is weird and slightly nerve-wracking at first, but it has not once leaked even a little bit. I wore it overnight and voila, no leaking! Today was my heaviest day and I went the entire day without having to empty my cup at work (which is another thing I hated about the Femmecup).

Also, unlike other high capacity cups I've tried, it doesn't press on my bladder at all. I think this is because it never pops open fully, even though it looks a lot wider than other cups. I've never had a cup that uses the ring stem before and I have to say I prefer the ring stem over the traditional stem. All I have to do is gently pull on it and the cup comes right out. I haven't had the problem of the cup making weird noises on removal like some other people mentioned.

I am ridiculously excited about this because I think I have finally found my "goldilocks" cup! Looking forward to sleeping through another night without worrying about leaks!!
 
Sayga: sp-camerasayga on May 23rd, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
You say, "Today was my heaviest day and I went the entire day without having to empty my cup at work" so I want to ask, was it the lower capacity that made you need to empty your cup at work, or just the way the cup fit? I'm guessing that even on your heaviest day, you do not fill the cup to the top, but maybe when you say it's "leak proof," you mean you DO fill it, and overfill it, but it all just holds in there until you pull the cup out, like a cork? Or not?

I'm just trying to figure it out. I'd love to be able to go longer without emptying my cup, but 50mL every 8 hours plus my very short vagina means a lot of emptying.
m03m on May 24th, 2013 09:04 pm (UTC)
Not to rain on your parade, but for me, having a pretty short vagina / low cervix too, I can't imagine that the FemmyCycle would work. It will simply not fit; since it can't sit around my cervix, I don't have the space, lengthwise.
What does work for me, and my flow is heavier than yours: a large Fleurcup without the stem or the grip rings.

Just in case it helps!
trejoytrejoy on May 24th, 2013 01:51 am (UTC)
That is wonderful! It's so exciting to hear when someone has found their best cup. Thanks for sharing your success story. It also makes me reconsider purchasing the femmycycle, which I had decided against. (I am such a cup addict. *sigh*)
fluffmyflamingofluffmyflamingo on May 24th, 2013 06:44 am (UTC)
Glad you had success with the FemmyCycle, I had high hopes of it being my dream cup for some of the reasons you mentioned but sadly it just didn't work out for me, I'm apparently one of the few that would completely dispute the "leak proof" claim but then I always was different lol
melissa569melissa569 on May 24th, 2013 01:50 pm (UTC)
I first heard about this cup from someone on facebook, I think. I asked Alfred for a sample waaaayyyyyy back, and he said as soon as they were available he would send some. 3 months later they got some product stock in and I got my samples.

I was pretty fascinated by the design, and I remember when I first saw the video I was like "Oh, I GOTTA review that one!!" lol. I think I kinda wondered why nobody thought of it before, with all the spill concerns people have prior to buying their first cup?? I mean I can change a regular cup without spilling, I got some good practice. But still, this was just a neat idea.

I had trouble getting it to pop open all the way and then Alfred told me it didn't have to pop open to work. I was like... Say waaaa?????? lol. So I thought ok, and I just wore it half folded pretty much! lol. Kept waiting for it to leak and it didn't. I didn't know what to think, because all the others depended a lot on being as open as possible. But it was a really interesting development. :)

I put my review here, if anyone is interested: http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/about-femmycycle/

Edited at 2013-05-24 01:54 pm (UTC)
tjs77tsa on May 24th, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
I m glad it worked out for you. I have a set for sale because it didn't work for me my low cervix keeps it from going in far enough to stay in it is so smooth that it pops right back out for me.
sofia_airodebas on May 28th, 2013 03:15 am (UTC)
I'm really curious to know how high one's cervix would have to be so that the cup would fit. It sounds like THE cup, but I think I have a low cervix, but don't know exactly how low... Thanks for the info...
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on May 25th, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
It is definitely an interesting cup! Very different from most others, including the shape. Is it difficult to put in/ take out? Does it feel weird?
surethingbuddysurethingbuddy on June 2nd, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
It can be a little weird to put in due to the fact that it's not supposed to open all the way, but it's not difficult, and taking it out is super quick and easy with the ring stem. It doesn't feel weird, I didn't feel it at all when it was in, not even the stem.