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I have a green fleur that I love. I'm cursed with whatever body chemistry that leads to easy staining. I can get MOST of the staining off with hydrogen peroxide soaks and a good scrubbing with a washcloth, but some just won't come off even with sunning. I'm looking to buy a second cup. I'm eyeing the large ladycups. Which colors hide staining the best? Maybe a bright yellow or dark purple?
 
akiratakamashiakiratakamashi on July 8th, 2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
I have had a sky blue Ladycup for a year now and it has never ever stained. I just boil it once a month and when I remove it I rinse with cold water to get the blood off and then really hot water.
spiderslovemespidersloveme on July 8th, 2013 03:43 pm (UTC)
From my experience from talking to people on the cloth pads livejournal is some people are very prone to staining while others almost never stain. My cups stain no matter how often I wash and boil, so I'm looking for a cup that will disguise it best.
Bountygina_trent on July 8th, 2013 03:52 pm (UTC)
I don't have proof of this but it would only make sense that the dark purple would hide stains the best. Bright yellow might be nice but it's also bright yellow, if you spill ketchup on a bright yellow shirt and wash it, the stain still might be seen. If you spill ketchup on a dark purple shirt and wash it, the stain will probably not be seen as easily.

Hope that makes sense.
spiderslovemespidersloveme on July 8th, 2013 04:18 pm (UTC)
I was thinking that because the staining leaves a yellow tinge and maybe a yellow color would hide it better. I am leaning towards the purple though
Bountygina_trent on July 8th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
Yellow is just a horrible color to hide stuff with, you know? At least they're both pretty in long run? :)
Lorlorrainec on July 8th, 2013 03:56 pm (UTC)
If you're at all interested in Meluna, I bet their black would hide it well. And I know from experience that the latex Keeper hides staining almost completely, but that's very different from the Ladycup.
spiderslovemespidersloveme on July 8th, 2013 04:20 pm (UTC)
I'm deathly allergic to latex so the keeper is a no go for me. I've looked into melunas once before but I've always been iffy about the material. A black color would hide the staining well though...
curlydevacurlydeva on July 8th, 2013 04:49 pm (UTC)
The purple Miacup Hides stains great. Mine still looks new. That could be a option for you.
Lorlorrainec on July 8th, 2013 05:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the latex is a pain, I had to quit using my Keeper because of a reaction, which was a shame since stains pretty much just didn't show up. Good luck finding one that works well for you.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 8th, 2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
FYI, the US Moon Cup is the exact size and shape as the Keeper but made of silicone instead of latex. Same company. They use "the same" molds.
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on July 8th, 2013 09:53 pm (UTC)
I don't know if it's still available, but I got the limited edition LadyCup with the organic cotton pouch (it was cheaper than a colored cup!), and the cup is an unbleached yellow color. I put a photo up of it here: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3015476.html . This is the cup I use most often, and I don't see any signs of staining, unlike my small clear Lunette.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on July 9th, 2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
the ladycup's slanted holes are difficult to clean and around the holes the silicone looks kinda clear, so i don't think i'd recommend a purple ladycup.
i would get a red fleurcup, i don't think a brand change is worth it really.
from the cups i own, my orange meluna hides the staining best. but sunning is bad for melunas.
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 9th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking yellow or better yet orange.