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19 March 2014 @ 09:29 pm
Hi all.

I'm finishing out cycle 3 with using mc and I'm trying to "work" the cups I have to get past the learning curve and figure out what I need. I've figured out that I have a low and dangling cervix. So far what has worked best for me is my Large sckoon cup inside out, Large lunette inside out is the next best. When I insert the Sckoon inside out it feels like it's all squashed in there, but it must get its shape back as it fills up, because it seems to work well without leaking.

The Sckoon has angled holes whereas the Lunette's are straight. I'm concerned that using the Sckoon inside out might eventually damage the holes by putting a lot of pressure where it wasn't designed to withstand it.

What do you think? What has your experience been? Do the cups hold up OK when they're consistently used inside out? Do some work better than others? Are some known or recommended not to be used inside out? Do the types of holes (angled vs. straight) make a difference?

I'm trying to decide if the Sckoon inside out can work for me or if I should keep trying for something that I can use right side out (I'm leaning towards Large Si-bell for heavy days and probably an Eco-cup for lighter days).

Thanks for your thoughts!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 20th, 2014 01:51 pm (UTC)
Well, the question becomes why are you flipping the cups? What changes when you do so? And if you're concerned about it, why not figure out a cup that is that size/shape so you don't have to flip it?
anjubea on March 20th, 2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
I would love to have a cup that works well right-side out, but at the same time, I'm trying to see if I can make do with what I have. I don't want to keep buying cups as that is an expensive venture..and no guarantee that something else will work better.

I'm flipping my cups to make them shorter and smoother. The Lunette feels too long right-side out. Inside out fits better, but is still not totally comfortable. The Sckoon being shorter and softer was a nicer fit, but the pattern irritates me. Someone has recommended filing down the pattern, but I'm hesitant to do that - I'm afraid I might not be able to get it smooth enough to solve the problem and then will be left without an option to sell it.

I find them harder to work with inside-out which is why I'm thinking about more cups...but I'm having a hard time justifying another high capacity cup when I can make the Sckoon work.

HOWEVER, if it seems like the Sckoon won't hold up to inside-out use, that nudges me in the direction of getting another high capacity cup.
Luceafaraluceafara on March 20th, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
I've only flipped my Fleurcup a few time before, so I'm not sure if it would damage the slated holes over time, but it's hard to imagine that it would.
Interesting: I just flipped my small Sckoon inside out to see the difference, and it appears to stay the same length but changes its shape. Is that what happens with the large Sckoon as well?
anjubea on March 20th, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
Yes. I was flipping it to get rid of the patterned bottom which was irritating me a lot. I guess the shape does change a bit, though that part wasn't really my goal...just a side effect...
Luceafaraluceafara on March 21st, 2014 12:21 am (UTC)
In that case, you could file the flower pattern down with a nail file. I did that with my first Fleurcup. The other cups you are eying are spot on: very smooth bodies. Another one you may want to size-compare is the Rubycup. That one is also super smooth, high capacity and short.
missmojorisin71missmojorisin71 on March 21st, 2014 12:32 am (UTC)
I would file down the pattern. My friends' daughter filed it down because it bothered her a bit, too. She said it made a huge difference. I personally don't have that problem with my SckoonCup, but can see if you have a low and dangling cervix the pattern may be irritating the area where there are more nerve endings.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on March 21st, 2014 03:36 pm (UTC)
i'm yet to find a cup that i can use right side out (well, i'm not looking for it. i don't think it exists). my cervix is EXTREMELY low and dangly, so i mostly wear mini melunas - small and medium. yes, i wear the tiny 40x40 mm cup inside out.
as for angled holes, i have a large ladycup. i needed to turn it right side out to clean the holes properly, and it definitely damaged them. it's best to find a cup that you can just continue using inside out. or something that can stand all the flipping, out of what i have melunas do it best. (BUT the new style makes me feel like i need to go if i wear it inside out, something in the shape of the rim, i think)

basically i don't recommend getting something *larger* than what you already have. if it's okay for your flow, the large meluna is a great choice, i think. (my cervix is lower than yours, i think - when i tried to wear my large ladycup right side out, i had to remove it immediately. the rim just HURT.)

as for not recommended/unusual: i'd very much not recommend the ladycup inside out. and the fleurcup is i think the only one that doesn't shorten at all inside out, due to its shape. in general the more pointy the shape, the more the cup will shorten. for example a diva is just 51-52 mm inside out.
m03m on March 21st, 2014 09:49 pm (UTC)
I'm here to testify that filing down the pattern works like a charm. My Fleurcup is almost completely smooth and it was not hard to do at all. Took me half an hour if not less than that.
I've been using it for years now with no problem at all.