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denise
22 March 2014 @ 02:04 pm
For those of you who are considering new cups:
RubyCup is running an Indiegogo campaign this month to raise money for cups for schoolgirls in Kenya.
One of the founders is even wearing a bunch of menstrual cups as a hat for the entire duration of the campaign...

Link to the campaign: http://igg.me/at/RubyCup/x/6796433

I don't need any more cups but this is looking mighty tempting...I love the work they do! :)

Edited to add: They also have an option to just donate a cup and other perks like shirts and bags, worth a look even if you've already found your Goldilocks :)
 
neverparous on March 22nd, 2014 02:20 pm (UTC)
Oh cool, thanks for sharing! I hope this campaign reaches it's goal.
Yeah, I don't need to be buying a $30 cup right now, but fortunately they have lots of other perks. I might just give $8 to buy a cup for a girl but I also like that shirt/bag. Cups are awesome and a little bit of advertising might be a way I feel comfortable about spreading the word about them...
denise: lightbulbcarpetfish on March 22nd, 2014 04:09 pm (UTC)
You know, you're perfectly right about the shirts and bags!
I shall edit the post to add that.
Luceafaraluceafara on March 22nd, 2014 04:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing.
I ended up buying a Rubycup a few weeks ago, even though it's a bit wide for me, so I can only wear it on certain days. I bought it because I just could not resist the temptation any longer.
Apart form loving what they do, I have to say that this is one gorgeous, well designed cup, apart from the hollow, rather rigid stem, which I cut off anyway. Out of all my cups, I consider the Ruby, Eco-cup, Si-bell and Natu, to be the luxury models.

There are no seams on the Ruby, and it looks like a piece of art. I'm glad schoolgirls in Kenya get the Porsche of the Menstrual Cups!!


Edited at 2014-03-22 04:07 pm (UTC)
denise: lightbulbcarpetfish on March 22nd, 2014 04:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, they do look really nice!
I noticed that they've got Coloplast as one of their partners (it's a big international company that makes medical devices) so maybe that's why they are so well made.

(BTW: Just got a new Eco-cup 1, agree that it's a really nice cup! There's only one tiny seam on the rim that I can see. V comfy too after I cut off most of the stem. I got it after you mentioned it was similar to Meluna Mini shape in another post, so thanks for the tip!)

Edited at 2014-03-22 04:17 pm (UTC)
Luceafaraluceafara on March 22nd, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC)
Oooh, so excited that you got and and that you like it!!! I think we may be the only two people here who have it, so far.

Did you buy it at the Italian store?
It is the silicone cup with the closest resemblance to the Meluna Mini S, isn't it? I'd love it if they could come out with a size 0 (XS) - and just make it a bit shorter than the 1, so the cup BODY is the same length as the Meuluna Mini S.

I am currently stalking the Mialuna site, impatiently awaiting the disclosure of their new XS' dimensions. It's strange that they announced it back in November, but still refuse to share sizing details. It could be that they don't even know them yet.


Edited at 2014-03-22 05:03 pm (UTC)
denise: lightbulbcarpetfish on March 22nd, 2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
Yes I got it off the Italian site (along with a pink Si-bell that I'd been eyeing)!
Of the 2, I think I actually like the Eco a tiny bit more...had a heckuva time fishing the Si-bell out as it was so slippery. Time (and practice!) will tell.

As to whether it's like the mini Meluna - not having an actual mini S to compare with, I can't say! But I do like the short V shape and the subtle grips.
Luceafaraluceafara on March 23rd, 2014 02:20 am (UTC)
Tip: If you left part or all of the stem on, you can break the suction on the Si-bell by gently pulling at it, then, as you hold on to the stem, grab the base with the other hand or hold the stem between middle and ring finger, while grabbing the base with the other fingers. Sorry if you already tried this, but thought I'd mention it anyway. AFAIK, the Si-bell is one of the few cups that you don't have to pinch at the base, because it's so super soft.

Edited at 2014-03-23 02:24 am (UTC)
denisecarpetfish on March 23rd, 2014 03:49 am (UTC)
I've not cut the stem yet as it's so soft and inoffensive. In fact that was how I eventually got it out the first time. I was worried I might damage the stem if I pulled it out that way but if your Si-bell's doing fine, then I will happily yank away! :)
Luceafaraluceafara on March 23rd, 2014 04:42 am (UTC)
Disclaimer: all my cups are stemless, but I know some people on here who pull their Si-bell out at the stem because their cervix is so high they can't touch the base.
denisecarpetfish on March 23rd, 2014 07:23 am (UTC)
Noted!
Kathlynekathlyne on March 22nd, 2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this. I donated and mentioned the campaign on my blog. This is a good way to promote education--both general education and reproductive health education.
brennabaggins on March 29th, 2014 08:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting about this! Ever since I heard about Ruby Cup, I've loved what they do. It is an issue I had never considered before, and I can't imagine what it must be like for those girls.
I've been wanting to contribute, but didn't necessarily want to buy a rubycup for myself. It's awesome I could still donate one :)
neverparous on April 7th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
Yay, they've surpassed their goal!
denisecarpetfish on April 9th, 2014 12:58 am (UTC)
YAY! :D