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21 January 2014 @ 04:56 pm
I am still perusing this extremely helpful blog, and have finally narrowed it down to either the cupleep, or the si-bell. I do not know which one to get, because I think I have fairly strongish pelvic floor muscles due to running, so would they be too soft or something?
Also, because I am a virgin, and my cervix is about 2 inches in, so would a v shaped cuplee be better than the u shaped si-bell?
 
nemesis27nemesis27 on January 22nd, 2014 07:20 am (UTC)

Hello, I have both, the fleur and the si-bell, tell me know that the si-bell, although is very soft, it´s open very well and it´s very comfortable.
I don´t like the fleur, ( I have the old version ,2009, and pressed against my bladder).

you can take a look in my blog, I have a lot of cups, and I´ve tried them all:
http://cupsss.blogspot.com.es/
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on January 22nd, 2014 03:44 pm (UTC)
I have a small Fleur from about a year ago -- rumor has it that they became much softer a couple years ago. It's a medium cup as far as firmness goes. I don't like the grips on the base of the cup that make it hard to collapse when I'm ready to take it out, but they can be filed down (I just have other cups I prefer and haven't bothered). The flare of the small Lunette presses a bit on my bladder, but I find the Fleur quite comfortable when it's in. I do prefer V-shaped cups like the Cuplee. It now comes in a smaller size as well if you're iffy about trying a medium sized cup. Honestly, I think you're likely to be happy with any of the three cups you mentioned.
amalicious4 on January 22nd, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)
I think that fleurcup stiffness and removal is too difficult to handle, so I might as well go with the cuplee or the si-bell. Anyone with both?
teacupcake89 on January 23rd, 2014 10:02 am (UTC)
I have both sizes of Fleurcups and Si-bells. I prefer the si bell stem (less poky) and it's softer than the fleur so easier to remove comfortably (if you have the large sizes, not much difference between the smalls) but I find the si-bell takes more coaxing to open up whereas the fleur opens up find all the time for me.

I think either will be fine, but I'd avoid the Cuplee unless you have light periods, it doesn't hold as much as the fleurs or si-bells sue to the pointed v shape.
justice_02justice_02 on January 22nd, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
I've used both a Si-bell and a Cuplee. They're both great cups. If I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be the Si-bell. I don't think the shape really matters. Sometimes users with a low cervix find the U-shaped cups work better for them than a v-shaped cup as you described above. Just because they may work better for someone with a lower or dangly cervix doesn't mean they won't work equally well for you since you don't have a low cervix it sounds like. Good luck with whatever you choose.
amalicious4 on January 23rd, 2014 02:42 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! Also, if you have used the fleurcup, how did it compare with those two? What's your favorite?

Thanks
justice_02justice_02 on January 24th, 2014 12:00 am (UTC)
I didn't like the Fleurcup. The ridges were too pronounced and irritated me. It also leaked. I know some users absolutely love it and have filed the ridges at the bottom down smooth to combat that issue. I've also used the Sckoon cup. The bottom of the cup seemed to collapse inward on itself when I tried to push it up further into my body. I didn't like that. Had no leakage issues during the day but leaked at night. Perhaps I had it in at the wrong angle. Again, this is just my experience. I know people that absolutely love all of these cups. Good thing there's so many to choose from. When I first started using cups in 2003, there were not near as many choices. To my knowledge, there was only the Mooncup, Keeper, and Diva. I chose the Diva for my first cup. The rest is history!
teaberryroseteaberryrose on January 23rd, 2014 07:26 pm (UTC)
Suggestion
Did you consider the Sckooncup? I heard it's the softest cup out there ,and if you take a look at it's shape, it's pretty smooth. Unlike the other cups, the rim doesn't stick out. That alone seems to me would add to the comfort of the product. Also it doesn't have that wide bell shape that some have, nor the narrow V shape that makes a cup have less capacity. It has a pretty balances shape somewhere in the middle of the two, which would balance between comfort and efficient capacity. They have two sizes, 1 and 2. Size 1 would be suitable for a first time user and as young as you are. It is 40 mm wide and 40 mm long (stem is an additional 30 mm and can be trimmed if needed). It can hold up to 23 ml fluid which is pretty good for the size.
They are sold on their website and on Amazon and the price is very reasonable. It is made in the US so shipping should be faster. They have different colors available. I'm looking into buying one myself after doing A LOT of research.
Good luck :)
Luceafaraluceafara on January 30th, 2014 03:41 am (UTC)
I use both the small Fleurcup and the small Si-bel ( and a bunch of other cups), and love them both. I find they both open supereasy: the fleurcup because of its spingyness due to the thicker walls, and the Sibell because of the four ridges that go down the length of it. Plus, they both have 4 airholes each.

Since I have a low cervix, they lost their stems right away. Sometimes I wear the Fleurcup inside out, sometimes not. The ridges never bothered me and allow me to pull it out easily.

There is a 5off sale on fleurcup.com at the moment until 1/31 BTW. I posted about it on Mc_sales.
There is hardly a real difference between the two (in the small size) once inserted to me. They are identical in shape and only differ in softness when you hold them in your hand. The Si-bell is possibly the softest cup there is, only surpassed by the old Natu AFAIK. Nevertheless, the design is genius, so the softness does not make it difficult to open. The Fleurcup may open a tad easier.

I've never tried to run with the Si-bell, but the Fleurcup does not leak.
Hope this helps...

Edited at 2014-01-30 03:44 am (UTC)
amalicious4 on January 30th, 2014 03:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for the reply and the sale notification!
Which one is your favorite?
Also, any problems with either of them?
Luceafaraluceafara on January 30th, 2014 08:33 am (UTC)
No problems ever with any of them. If I HAD to pick between them, the Fleurcup would probably be my favorite, very closely followed by the Si-bel, though I love all my cups almost equally, and my personal preference may not match others'. I love the spingyness of the Fleurcup, and, BTW, I got both of mine last year. They never leaked - not even after hours in the ocean.

Once you buy a fleurcup, they send you sales coupons - I liked mine so much that I got another one during one of those sales, so that's pretty telling. I am even debating getting a third!

I cut down the stem on both entirely and on my first, also filed down the ridges at the bottom with a nailfile, because I don't really need them, which took me maybe 3 mins. When I started using it, I found it more comfortable inside out - now it does not matter what side around I use it.

Edited at 2014-01-30 08:41 am (UTC)