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03 February 2014 @ 02:00 pm
I am STILL trying to choose between cups (lol). I am leaning toward the si-bell, but I am hesitant, because I don't know if it will leak since it is a soft cup. Does it have enough suction? I am a runner, so I can't use a cup that will leak at all... My other option is the fleurcup, but I like that the si-bell is a nice, soft cup that has capacity.
 
Luceafaraluceafara on February 3rd, 2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
I run also. While I have never run with my Si-bell, my soft Melunas leak a tiny bit when I go running, while the Fleurcup never does.

Generally, in terms of suction, both Fleurcup and Si-bel are absolutely bomb proof for me, but due to my experience with the soft Melunas, I'd lean towards recommending the Fleurcup vs. the Si-bel for runners, and also the classic Melunas, which some users here find uncomfortable - so those are not everybody's cup of tea.

This is based on my personal experience, and could very well be untrue for others.

Edited at 2014-02-03 08:41 pm (UTC)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on February 3rd, 2014 08:26 pm (UTC)
I'm not a hardcore runner so maybe it's different when you do a lot of intense running on land...but my Si-Bell has never leaked when I've run on the treadmill. Then again I don't run very fast or very long (bad ankles/no endurance)...I think because of the design of both the Fleur and the Si-Bell, they pop open very easily, so you'll only leak if you actually overfill the cup.
Luceafaraluceafara on February 3rd, 2014 08:39 pm (UTC)
Ah, interesting point. I run trails, so there is probably a huge difference that I never even thought of!!

And, again, I never even tried to run with the Si-bel due to the soft Meluna leakage.

PS: So glad you love your Si-bel. I'm infatuated with mine :)
amalicious4 on February 3rd, 2014 11:15 pm (UTC)
I think that leakage of the Meluna is caused by the TPE though, since other users have said that the Melunas leak, even though very soft cups like Cuplee don't.
Luceafaraluceafara on February 3rd, 2014 11:31 pm (UTC)
Apart from running, mine never ever leak. Have you heard from others that soft Melunas leak even when they don't do any physical activity?

amalicious4 on February 4th, 2014 12:24 am (UTC)
I read that soft Melunas leak when doing physical activity due to the TPE, while cups that are even softer like Cuplee don't.

Edited at 2014-02-04 12:24 am (UTC)
sunnybeebop on February 3rd, 2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
I have a sckoon and a diva. The Diva's rim is slightly softer than the sckoon's and I find the Diva is more likely to leak during physical activity ...not a full on deluge just a bit of spotting here and there. But no real leaking issues with the sckoon which is also considered a softer cup- I have a physically demanding job that requires me to do lots of bending, lifting, walking. Don't know how that compares to running...

Not sure how the Sckoon and Si-bell compare exactly, but I know they are both softer cups, and have a similar shape? So Si-bell could still work for running I think....
amalicious4 on February 3rd, 2014 10:02 pm (UTC)
Wow I just found out the my cevix is dangly, and it is close to my left wall and tilts to the right... I know it is about 2 inches in, so would a large or small si-bell/fleurcup suit me?

P.S. (I am a virgin)

Edited at 2014-02-03 10:04 pm (UTC)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on February 3rd, 2014 10:14 pm (UTC)
My cervix tilts left too. I would probably suggest the small size, assuming you don't have an unusually roomy vagina or weird pelvic floor problems :) But are you thinking that you may not even have room for the small cup inside if your cervix is dangling and it's too wide to fit inside the cup? I don't think mine is dangly so I'll leave that advice to those who actually have a dangly cervix...
Kathlynekathlyne on February 3rd, 2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
Wow. So I have an unusually roomy vagina/weird pelvic floor problems because I use a sz large?

The size you choose depends really on how low your cervix is and how heavy your flow is. The Large Fleurcup is 53mm long without the stem, and if your cervix is about 2 inches up--that's about 51mm, so the large may be slightly too long. Or it may be just fine without the stem. Your call.

A dangly cervix takes up room inside the cup, it doesn't mean the cup can't fit around it. Bell-shaped cups like the Fleurcup are generally better for those with a dangly cervix, as it allows for more flow to collect at the bottom (when compared to pointy-bottomed cup.)The large Fleurcup has about 10mL extra capacity if you have a heavy flow or are worried about your cervix taking up some room.


Edited at 2014-02-03 10:44 pm (UTC)
Luceafaraluceafara on February 3rd, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC)
When you all say "dangly cervix", is that the same as "low cervix", or are these two different things you are referring to?

Edited at 2014-02-03 11:34 pm (UTC)
amalicious4 on February 4th, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)
Two different things-a dangly cervix sticks out from the back of the vaginal wall. You can go farther in around the cervix until you reach the back wall, some more "dangly" than others, meaning they can go farther past their cervix than others. I have seen another post describe a dangly cervix as a tiny "penis" lol.
Luceafaraluceafara on February 4th, 2014 12:33 am (UTC)
I always though these were used synonymously. This community never ceases to enlighten me!
super top secret7deadlysins on February 16th, 2014 03:59 am (UTC)
ah this makes so much sense. i think my cervix is like this! i didn't know this was a thing haha.
amalicious4 on February 5th, 2014 05:19 pm (UTC)
Has anyone ever had any experience with a si-bell leaking?
Luceafaraluceafara on February 6th, 2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
No, never leaked on me.