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06 August 2013 @ 03:57 pm
Hey y'all :) I posted my tale of woe here two years ago, about trying to use a cup with the tricky combination of a very low cervix and a heavy flow. I since got pregnant and had another baby :) and have had a few postpartum cycles. I basically decided that the leakage with the Keeper is an acceptable amount and it otherwise works fine. I made some cloth pads as backup and am basically content with it. But I would like to try another cup, to see if I can find something that will work better for me.

So I now know my specifications pretty clearly:

I need a cup that is short and narrow/tapered at the bottom (unlike the Fleurcup.... which was a serious fail), but with as high a capacity as possible. I would also like to try a cup that is softer than the Keeper, because I get pretty sore from all the insertions and removals with the Keeper... which is kind of like getting punched in the you know what when it opens.

Suggestions? Or at least links to up-to-date comparison charts/photos? TIA!

Update: I discovered the Cuplee and it looks perfect. I just ordered one. Thanks everyone!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 6th, 2013 01:13 pm (UTC)
The Keeper is a long and narrow cup. If you like everything about it except its stiffness, try its sister cup, the US Moon Cup. It's identical in size and shape (made by the same company) but made of softer silicone instead of latex. ALL the cups are softer than a Keeper. It's the stiffest of them all.

If you like the dimensions of the Fleurcup but not its shape, there are several other choices in the same size range. http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ Also compare side by side photos. There are several others that are a bit more tapered that might appeal to you.
cinnamonnutmeg on August 6th, 2013 01:29 pm (UTC)
Ideally I'd like something shorter. I actually felt both the US Moon Cup and the Keeper when deciding between them and decided to get the Keeper because it felt softer...

I'm not entirely sure what about the Fleurcup was a "fail". It was definitely too wide at the bottom, but I'm worried that it wasn't just the bottom that was too wide...

Thanks for the link, definitely more up-to-date than anything I've seen!
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on August 6th, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
I also much prefer V-shaped cups to U-shaped ones, but I don't have a particularly low cervix, so your mileage may vary. Have you looked into the Meluna mini medium? It is one of the shortest cups available, although the capacity is only 15ml (diameter 44mm). It seems to be popular with people who have a low cervix and have given birth.

Also, the Cuplee (only comes in one size) is 1/8" shorter in the body than the Keeper and much softer and less, er, snappy. It holds up to 10ml more than the large Keeper. I really like this cup. It's my biggest cup (diameter 44mm), but is comfortable because it's so soft, and has never leaked on me.
cinnamonnutmeg on August 6th, 2013 03:20 pm (UTC)
Right, so I'd prefer something with a larger capacity. The Keeper has only 15ml.

I was just looking into the Cuplee, seems like it might be a good match. Thanks for the suggestions!
cinnamonnutmeg on August 6th, 2013 04:04 pm (UTC)
After studying the charts the Cuplee looks like exactly what I'm looking for. I just ordered one. Thanks so much!