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purplepipsy
21 February 2014 @ 10:46 pm
Hello all! I have been lurking for a while but thought I should finally bite the bullet so I can share what I have found. Let me first start by saying that I've only been cupping for a couple of cycles. When I bought my cup I really hadn't researched them at all. I went to amazon; saw the Rainbow Cup; liked the price, colors, and reviews and took the plunge. Had I researched a little more, I might have chosen something different, but I've got the rainbow and I plan on using it for now. (And so far, I have no real complaints other than the country of origin.)

I bought the size 2 (post pregnancy) in cyan color. I had to trim the stem and thought I'd do a burn test on the part I cut off. I am happy to report that it passed with flying colors: no melting, deformity, or stickiness, just gray/white ash.

Thanks to all who make this site great!

To the admin: Wasn't sure exactly where to tag this since there isn't a Rainbow tag. Please move this if I messed up. Thanks!
 
Serpent: suomiserpent_849 on February 22nd, 2014 12:23 pm (UTC)
environmental impact seems like a good tag to use. btw the Lunette company recommends burning as the proper way to dispose of an old cup.
purplepipsypurplepipsy on February 22nd, 2014 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on February 22nd, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC)
Good to know! I also have a cyan Rainbow Cup (smaller size), and I like it a lot. I was hesitant to recommend it because I wasn't sure if the material passed muster, but it's actually a great small, V-shaped cup -- less slippery and higher capacity than the LadyCup, more comfortable (for me) than the super grippy Fleur, not as long as the Diva, not as bell-shaped as the Lunette...
purplepipsypurplepipsy on February 22nd, 2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
I was a little fearful of the results, just from what I've read on here about Chinese knockoffs. I was pleasantly surprised when it passed. I really do like the cup so far, granted I don't have any other cups to compare it to.
Luceafaraluceafara on February 23rd, 2014 03:14 am (UTC)
I never knew you could just burn these to dispose of them ...
daydreaming07daydreaming07 on February 27th, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
I also have the cyan rainbow cup large. This is my first ever cycle using a menstrual cup so I don't have much to go on. Overall I'm pretty happy with my purchase. Had a slight smell to it when it arrived but after I boiled it there was no smell at all.

This has been my first time using a cup so I'm still learning and I'm sure some of the problems I have had have been my fault. It is very soft, softer than I expected it to be. I can get it in without difficulty but sometimes it doesn't want to unfold and other times even when it unfolds it doesn't seem to want to expand (lack of better word) and sometimes leaks which is probably because I have to struggle so much to get it unfolded and expanded. I personally feel that it is because of how soft it is.
Overall though the cup is very comfortable and even with the problems I have had with it I will never go back to tampons. I have ordered a set of Yuuki cups as I noticed on amazon you can get the large soft, large classic and the infuser box for only $25.50 plus shipping. So I will soon have something to compare it to.