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26 January 2014 @ 07:30 pm
Hello all,

I already have a Sckoon cup small, but for my heavier days I need a larger capacity cup. After some advice and looking at dimensions on the cups suggested to me I have managed to pair it down to either simply getting a large Sckoon, a Gaia, a large CupLee or either a med. or large LuvUr Body (I found a UK distributor of the LuvUr Body http://www.femininewear.co.uk/). However I was wondering if anyone had, or knew where I could find, comparison pics of my choices compared to one another and the small Sckoon. In a perfect world I would simply buy each one and see which one I liked best but, I'm on a shoestring thin budget this year as I'm studying abroad in Germany and my only income is from a once a week tutoring job. So I can only buy one cup right now.

After all, it's one thing to see the dimensions in terms of numbers, and another to see them in person. In fact one of the reasons it took me so long to get my first cup was the fact that I was worried about the size since I had nothing to reference the numbers I was seeing on the size charts in real life. But I do have a small Sckoon cup that I feel that if I see the cups I would like to buy side by side with the cup I already own.

Please & Thank You

P.S. Feminine Wear does have a FB group as well as a newly created Preloved cups page. here is the link http://www.femininewear.co.uk/preloved-menstrual-cups-95-w.asp
elisamba on January 27th, 2014 05:53 am (UTC)
No comparison pics, sorry, hopefully you'll get the exact answer you wanted, but I just wanted to put in a good word for the Gaiacup.

It is one of my goldilocks "trio", no more cup-hunting for me :) The silicone is very smooth to the touch. No sign of discoloration after two cycles, soft yets opens very easily, and I have heard that from another user too who usually "crushes" cups lol.

There is almost no difference between small and large (1 mm length- and width-wise) and the small has a slightly higher capacity according to the YT Femininewear vid. (Did you see if she has a comparison vid? She has lots of them.)

Just make sure the length is ok for you in relation to your cervix, and that you know how to remove a cup mainly with the base - its stem is very small and stretchy.
Lilianenurselily on February 2nd, 2014 02:08 am (UTC)
hope this link helps you:brands and capacities
missmojorisin71missmojorisin71 on March 6th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
Did you find another cup yet that has worked for your heavier days?
jojogirl89jojogirl89 on March 6th, 2014 09:56 pm (UTC)
I haven't quite decided yet. But after seeing comparison photos at http://www.femininewear.co.uk/ and knowing my body I'm thinking of going with the large LuvUr Body since the medium might be a bit too long for me. I'm just waiting to hear from someone I found on a FB forum that just bought the large LuvUr Body on how the wide circumference feels.
But if you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them.
pineapplewhippineapplewhip on May 16th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
Your health is in serious danger if you use a preowned cup. I was not blessed with great health growing up because I had Lyme Disease so I got sick and was hospitalized a lot. Your health is a gift from God. You wouldn't have unprotected sex, I hope, and using a preowned cup, even if it has been bowled etc. is like taking a bio hazard syringe and re using it after a bowl.

I do not care if it was a "test run" cup, it was in someone else's body. Let me remind you they might not even know they have an illness.

Aids, HIV, Syphilis, Lyme (Both Spirochetes), Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, the list does on and on, Genital warts, Genital Herpes, these do not go away because you sterilize silicone.

It's your fertility, your health, I urge you not to mess with a preowned cup. Wait until a sale and buy a new one. Please! Do some research what is more precious than your health? I know the desire to have a new cup, I love them, but it has taken seven years on antibiotics, three blood transfusions, and more pain than I can describe to get over Lyme Disease, and it is so expensive and heartbreaking to be so ill you can't do anything you used to do. I had just graduated from film school when I got sick (Lyme disease is known to be gotten from a Tick bite, it is deadly if it isn't treated. . . guess what? Now they KNOW it is the new AIDS - it is sexually transmitted. Rarely do people even know they have it. It will not go away with sterilizing a cup, nor will the other illnesses.) It is with Love I write this. . . .Love your body, please be safe.
jojogirl89jojogirl89 on May 17th, 2014 02:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Please DO NOT use a PRE USED cup! HEALTH ALERT
According to the CDC there is insufficient evidence to support the belief that Lyme disease can be sexually transmitted. This is the quote directly from the CDC site:
"There is no credible scientific evidence that Lyme disease can be spread from person-to-person through sexual contact. The biology of the Lyme spirochete is not consistent with sexual transmission, attempts to demonstrate sexual transmission in infected animals have all failed, and there has not been a single, adequately documented case of sexual transmission of Lyme disease reported in the scientific literature." http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/faq/index.html#sexually
pineapplewhippineapplewhip on August 13th, 2014 07:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Please DO NOT use a PRE USED cup! HEALTH ALERT
Perhaps you don't know that the CDC is the last to announce. They didn't say lyme needed treatment for a very long while, meanwhile many died. The Lyme world specialist annonced Lyme is the new AIDS ans is sexually transmitted. No surprise, it is a spirochete same as syphilis. I am still recovering from lyme disease, post lyme is painful. I went through hell, you don't want to mess with it. Paying for a new cup is far less $ than medical care. Not to mention the agony of many illnesses. Ask your doctor, if they care at all, I bet you get the same answer. It is up to you, you might get lucky. I never was a fan of russian roulette. There are so many ailments you could get. It is your body though.