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24 July 2013 @ 12:52 am
http://femmycycle.com/blog/2013/03/what-is-a-menstrual-cup/

I'd never heard of it and am intrigued.
I started with a Diva cup, used it happily for a year or two, then switched to Lunette which I LOVE. I've had the Lunette for 6+ years now and I don't really have complaints about it, but just curious about this Femmycycle cup. The top of it seems cool. I worry about the bottom. I've always removed my cup stem entirely, as I don't find it at all necessary. I like that the Lunette has ridges at the bottom for ease of grabbing it. That circle pull tab looks entirely uncomfortable to me.

Anyone have actual experience with a Femmycycle cup?
 
fluffmyflamingofluffmyflamingo on July 25th, 2013 08:24 am (UTC)
I've used it, sadly it wasn't for me as it actually did leak but I think I'm an exception to the rule as usual! It also pressed on my bladder and I disliked the farty noise it makes on removal! As far as the ring goes though, I loved that! Removal was effortless and it didn't give me any discomfort but I do have a high cervix.
alythea2000 on July 25th, 2013 10:49 am (UTC)
I'm fairly new to using cups and my first cup is a Mooncup. After 2 cycles of MCUK, I tried Femmycycle (just tried 1 cycle so far).

The whole idea of the cup needing to pop open as with all other brands, with this cup, I also expected it to but it doesn't. Strangely, it doesn't leak unless I overflow or put it in "incorrectly". The slight leakage due to my error only happened once in that cycle.

I've to say, I'm very happy with the huge capacity of the cup which Mooncup doesn't offer. I literally fill the Femmycycle 3hrly but with MC, I've to empty it hourly and that pretty much leave me with little life.

I trimmed the MC slightly and was skeptical also with the huge ring. Surprisingly, I can't feel it at all! Removing was a lot easier without the strong suction unlike MC. Rinsing was also easy, the clear cup makes it easy to see right through. No tiny holes to flush out.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 25th, 2013 07:02 pm (UTC)
Awesome, I'm glad to see someone else using the Femmycycle! Question though--I had trouble preventing the blood from flying everywhere when I removed the cup (as you might've seen in my previous entry). Mostly because it was all crushed up by my strong PC muscles and when it would snap back into place immediately after removal, that would cause a bunch of blood to splash out. (It wasn't anywhere near the entire amount, but it still made my shower look like the set of a horror movie, and I don't think people will appreciate that if I ever need to change in a public bathroom, which I probably will soon...) So, basically, do you have any tips for removing it without creating a huge mess? Or do you think it might just be that I'll have to deal with this as long as my muscles are tight?
alythea2000 on July 26th, 2013 02:31 am (UTC)
I think you can try to release some air inside the cup by using your finger to push the side of the vaginal wall before pulling it entirely out. Also, remove it very very slowly, try tilting it to a slight angle facing downwards so it slides out rather than pop out. I'm no expert here, also had the splashing during first removal ... messy indeed :)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 26th, 2013 12:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, the problem for me is that I'm way too tight to fit a finger alongside the cup (that's part of why I tried it, because it has the removal ring and I could never fit 2 fingers high enough to grab a stem or the Meluna ring)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 25th, 2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
Well, surprise! There are OVER THIRTY (!!!) brands of cups nowadays, plus the Chinese knock-offs. There are probably a few missing off the size charts list http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ but I think it has 98% of them.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 25th, 2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
The Femmycycle is what I currently use (as in, last cycle--had a couple of attempts with Melunas beforehand but they were WAY too short). Yes, you will need a higher cervix to use the Femmycycle. I also thought I would feel the ring, but I really don't most of the time (sometimes if I sit down and have a rounded lower back, I might feel it a little, though). I posted a more detailed account of it here: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3114430.html#cutid1

Overall I'm satisfied with it and will continue to use it on heavier days. I'm currently awaiting the arrival of a Lilycup to use on lighter days, though!
luxurymoonluxurymoon on September 22nd, 2013 10:53 am (UTC)
Ive had the bloodbath splashing once. What had happened I think was that there was good suction but the blood had remained at the top of the cup and not gone inside it. When I removed it whooooosh!

I have found that by inserting more slowly I dont get this problem.

And I have been shocked how much I like the ring pull finish. I generally find stems very uncomfortable and can not tolerate them. I even found the well made tab stem of a Naturalmamma problematic. But I find this ring super comfortable and very easy to use for me.
chataulait on December 9th, 2013 07:57 am (UTC)
I've used FemmyCycle for four or five months. The design looks great, but it just leaks during the days with heavy flaws, no matter how I insert it. Today I thought that this is enough of mess and switched back to the old Meluna.

Can anyone suggest a really effective way of folding, inserting and positioning the FemmyCycle?