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20 December 2013 @ 06:24 pm
I bought a fleurcup (large) in late October 2012. I read some people online said that fleurcup is firmer than is sckoon cup. But fleurcup is sooooo soft, i can't get it to pop open when it's in me! I tried running it in cold water, spinning, pressing with finger to let air in. Is sckoon cup softer or is fleurcup? I need a cup that is soft enough to catch clots but firm enough to open. Also, I need high capacity. I've bought 3 cups already, and i haven't found my goldilocks cup yet. Lunette size 1 is best in terms of shape and squishyness, but it doesn't hold enough and the size 2 is wayyyyy too hard. Any suggestions for me?
trejoytrejoy on December 21st, 2013 03:51 am (UTC)
I had the same problem with the Lunette 2 stiffness!

Something to keep in mind, cup shape could also be a factor in comfort and ease of opening.

I think the Cuplee is tied with Si-Bell for most flexible. The Cuplee was just a tad too long for me, but it's a great cup for capacity and it opened well.

My Sckoon has been consistent for comfort, capacity (no leaks!) and the right length. In addition to cold water, a trick for opening the Sckoon is to make sure one of the air holes is in the fold. And it's more comfortable for me than the Fleur.
juliakwong on December 21st, 2013 04:21 am (UTC)
thanks for responding. :D

Which is softer: fleur or sckoon?
trejoytrejoy on December 21st, 2013 05:06 pm (UTC)
The flexibility is close to the same, but because of the construction of the cup (shape of the body and rim, thickness of the walls) I prefer the softness of the Sckoon, particularly the way it sits internally.
juliiie87juliiie87 on December 27th, 2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
I don't have a Sckooncup, but from all accounts the LARGE Sckoon should be the softest, while the SMALL Fleurcup (and probably the small Sckoon) are somewhat firmer/thicker and closer to a SMALL Lunette.
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on December 21st, 2013 05:12 am (UTC)
Oh no I hope it didn't change!!! I bought my first two in March 2011, and just ordered some spares.
juliiie87juliiie87 on December 28th, 2013 02:27 am (UTC)
Did you use the coupon code, and if so, can you explain where and how to enter it? thank you!
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on December 28th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
I used 2014 as a code -- there's a place for codes at checkout. It only took it off one cup, but that's ok, I was grateful for the discount!!!
elisamba on December 21st, 2013 07:57 am (UTC)
I don't have the Sckoon so can't compare. I bought around the same time as you so wanted to let you know that the half-diamond works great for me, punchdown never did. Also just standing up, you might feel it pop open by itself. It is a no-fail cup for me, I sure hope it hasn't changed! :)
m03m on December 21st, 2013 11:01 am (UTC)
Which folds have you tried? My Fleurcup never fails to open with the labia fold.
juliakwong on December 21st, 2013 03:51 pm (UTC)
I always use 7 fold with fleurcup. I used to use punchdown fold like i did with lunette, but punchdown is harder to open. I heard 7 fold is one of the easiest folds to open.

Edited at 2013-12-21 03:51 pm (UTC)
m03m on December 21st, 2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
Well, since these folds don't work for you, I'd try some others. That's my suggestion.

Personally I find that the labia fold works great with the large Fleurcup. I've never tried the seven fold.
juliiie87juliiie87 on December 27th, 2013 07:39 pm (UTC)
I second the labia fold, facing down, or the half diamond, also facing down. The punchdown would never work for me. The good thing about these folds, and about the trinagle to some extent, is that you can help them open by poking and prodding them. That's sort of what you have to do with most soft cups, they don't tend to magically slap your bits open, but that doesn't take more than a few seconds once you got your method down. I like my Cuplee very much too, but it IS one of the softest cups, regadless half diamond works great with it.

Edited at 2013-12-27 07:41 pm (UTC)
bklynmom on December 21st, 2013 05:05 pm (UTC)
I have both and find the fleurcup MUCH easier to open. The bodies of the cups are similar in softness, but the sckoon rim is both softer and thicker. I have to say that both do open for me but the fleur is foolproof and the sckoon requires coaxing and wiggling.
faranth22faranth22 on December 21st, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC)
I bought a Fleur in ~February 2012 and also have a Sckoon. Personally, I feel like the Sckoon is softer.
tjs77tsa on December 22nd, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
I have owned both the Sckoon was softer but neither worked for me.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 22nd, 2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
I have a Si-Bell (one of the softest out there but similar in shape to the fleur) and the labia fold is foolproof for me. :)