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08 October 2013 @ 11:36 pm
Hi everyone!

I'm deciding on whether to get a Femmycycle cup, but I read that it should be replaced every year because of its thin, soft material. This is a huge turn-off for me considering that it could get expensive, especially for a highschool student, and it seems like it contradicts the whole aspect of the ecomnomic efficiency of a menstrual cup.

So for anyone who owns a Femmycycle, do you really think it's necessary to replace it yearly? Would you say that it's significantly less durable than other cups, and could be easily torn or "broken" (if that's even possible lol)? Will it require extra caution and care?

Thanks everyone!
teacupcake89 on October 9th, 2013 08:11 am (UTC)

remember that the Divacup recently changed their replacement guidelines from 10 years to 1 year, not because their cups have changed in quality or safety/durability but to get more sales! if you have any cup, you can use it for as long as you think/until it wears out essentially and as they are quite a new brand I don't think anyone has owned one for more than a year, so you won't be able to get an accurate answer. The Femmycycle will most probably last a lot longer than a year, they just need to keep within the FDA guidelines.

If you do decide to get one, just use your common sense when using it, it it's no longer working/has a tear that makes it leak etc then it needs replacing. I think not boiling it at all (which you don't need to do for any cup) will prolong the lifespan.

Is there a specific reason why you're considering the femmycycle? if you haven't done so already then find out how high or low your cervix is when on your period and choose a cup length based on that, width based on your age/virgin or not/children or not and how heavy your flow is. don't be afraid of getting a 'large' sized cup, ignore the size labels! many young girls/women (myself included) can use 'large' sized cups providing they're soft stiffness if you need the higher capacity. :) size charts here: http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/
atsea44 on October 10th, 2013 05:29 am (UTC)
I have a fairly low cervix thats only 2.5-3 inches, so the shortness of the Femmycycle really appeals to me. I also like its larger capacity. But what interests me the most is the anti-leak guard and the fact that it doesn't actually have to be opened inside you. It really interests me because of its originallity and it just sounds really appealling.

But maybe its not such a good idea considering it would be my first cup.
luxurymoonluxurymoon on October 9th, 2013 11:40 am (UTC)
you also get 2 cups. I have only used one so think I will get much more than one year out of the two. Mine doesnt show any wear. It is good quality so I think should last a lengthy time. But think they would suffer from boiling. Be sure you want such a long big cup!
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on October 12th, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
I doubt it'll last only a year. Granted I've only had mine for a few months but as long as you don't boil you should be fine for longer. You will probably have a lot more of a learning curve with this one than with other cups though...you have to make sure the top of it opens around your cervix even if the bottom is collapsed and this took me awhile to figure out! Other than that it's great for my heavy days--I have a super high cervix though.
nemesis27nemesis27 on October 14th, 2013 07:57 am (UTC)
first, dont´t boil the femmycycle. I have one and it´s true, it´s made from a very thin soft material, but I think is not necessary replace it yearly.