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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 21st, 2013 11:38 am (UTC)
Ya know how when you try on clothes or shoes, some hang better, are more flattering or just feel more comfortable? Same with cups. Even though this Shecup technically fits you, you just don't like it.

Trade it for something else at the mc_sales site?
trejoytrejoy on September 21st, 2013 01:54 pm (UTC)
Excellent comparison! =)
justice_02justice_02 on September 22nd, 2013 02:57 am (UTC)
You're right, of course. I guess I just don't want to accept that it's not the perfect cup for me. I love the ball stem and how easily it pops open. I guess I can save it for my daughter when she starts her cycle. She's only ten, but already looks at my cup collection saying which one she wants when she starts!!
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justice_02justice_02 on September 22nd, 2013 02:58 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link to that post. It looked really helpful. I will have to try that.
juliiie87juliiie87 on September 21st, 2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
I never understood what the deal was with cups suddenly "losing suction". Cups form a seal with your vaginal wall collapsing all around, how do you suddenly lose that ?

You mention that happens on heavy days... I think it's actually overflow. When I squat down, my cervix get lower /easier to reach. Provided that happens inside an already rather full cup, the cervix dipping deeper could cause overflow (like your fist in a bowl). This is especially true with tappered, V-shaped cups since the most of their capacity is near the top, which is also near the holes level on the Ladycup. Bell-shaped cups are what's usually recommended for this scenario.
justice_02justice_02 on September 22nd, 2013 03:01 am (UTC)
I absolutely love that comparison to a "fist in a bowl." That makes all the sense in the world. My cervix is definitely lower after having two children. My cup sits right at the entrance. The two cups that seem to work best for me are the large Si-bell and the large Diva cup. Are both of these considered bell-shaped cups? What are some other cups that are bell-shaped cups? Thanks for your detailed response. I really appreciate it!!
elisamba on September 22nd, 2013 08:34 am (UTC)
Si-Bell, Fleur and Sckoon are all bell-shaped. They don't taper off towards the top the way other cups do. If you have a dangly cervix, a cup with a more pronounced rim might be worth looking into as well, like a Keeper or a Femmecup. It basically gives your cervix room to move around without affecting the cup's capacity.:)
juliiie87juliiie87 on September 22nd, 2013 01:54 pm (UTC)
I second Si-bell, Sckoon, and Fleurcup as bell-shaped cups. Meluna also to some extent, but their widest, highest capacity size (XL) is as long as the Diva whereas those other brands are somewhat shorter. The Keeper and Femmecup are fairly low capacity for their size range. The Diva is a very long, V-shaped cup.