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12 June 2013 @ 03:50 pm
Hello everyone! I recently purchased the femmycycle cup(s) and would like to share my experience with you!

Firstly, I used to use a diva cup. Had it for about three years. I got a yeast infection and BV at the same time and thought the cup was to blame so I went back to tampons and pads. Just as before, I hated them, so I started looking for a new cup. I saw the femmycyle on youtube (there are only a few videos and most of them are not in english) and the design was so intriguing! I did some more googling and looked on the femmycyle website and went for it. I placed my order directly from the website on a saturday and received it that monday, which was perfect timing. You get two cups for $50. They look a bit intimidating because they are bigger (wider) than the diva. When I first used it, the C-fold, which I always use, was a bit tricky but I got it. Just had to find the right angle. According to the instructions, this cup doesn't need to pop open so I kinda just shoved it in there and let it settle when it wanted. I was pretty paranoid about the whole "no leaks" claim so I kept checking, but it never did! I removed it using the pull ring after about 6 or 7 hours and it was maybe a little less than half full on my heaviest day. Cleaning was a breeze. To empty the cup requires that you flip up the inner lid of the cup, forming a funnel and from there is the same as any other cup. So, to sum it all up, this cup is pretty great and I would recommend it to anyone in the market for a new cup. If you have questions I'll try my best to answer them as soon as I can :)
 
curlydevacurlydeva on June 13th, 2013 01:23 am (UTC)
wow that sounds like a very good experience thanks for sharing. I always thought the cup would feel like a whale inside me due to the shape. It reminds me of light bulbs. Not sure if I am ready to try out the femmycycle but seems like they are good high capacity cups? When you had your Diva Cup after 7 hours was your cup full on your heavy day? compared to the Diva do you think the femmycycle holds more or about the same?
amazondiva on June 13th, 2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
It did feel a bit large, and I got a slight crampy sensation due to the size, but it went away the less I thought about it. When I used the diva there were times I'd have to empty it as often as I'd have to change a tampon so I'd say the femmycycle holds more. Hope that helps!
teacupcake89 on June 13th, 2013 09:50 am (UTC)
thanks for the review!

Would you be able to measure how much the Femmycycle holds up to the no leak turn upside down part and then how much it holds to the rim (you wouldn't be able to turn it upside down, but if you removed it normally I guess it wouldn't leak) Thanks!
amazondiva on June 13th, 2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
With the lid flipped down (how it would be inside of you during use) I'd say it holds about 1.5 ounces. Upside down it holds about half an ounce. I filled the cup with water then poured it into a 2 oz shot glass to measure this so nothing scientific here lol