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03 April 2014 @ 09:07 pm
imageHas anyone else used icare cups? I bought an icare cup but before I ever got to use it during a cycle my yuuki cups arrived. Neither cups seem to leak on me but the icare cup is longer bodied and has a better capacity. After removing the stem the cup is perfect. I can't feel it at all. The yuuki cup stem bugs me but the cup is too short to remove without it. Problem is I don't really trust the Chinese silicone icare cup.. Has anyone found something similar in size to the icare cup?
Luceafaraluceafara on April 4th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
Can you post a picture and the dimensions in mm or cm?
90subaru on April 4th, 2014 03:47 am (UTC)
I am currently away from home and using the cup. I don't have a way to measure it.. But I took some pictures to compare it to my small yuuki that I brought with me.
elisamba on April 4th, 2014 06:27 am (UTC)
It's so pretty, like a fuchsia Diva!
KaleidoscopeEydkaleidoscopeeyd on April 4th, 2014 10:55 am (UTC)
Can you post a picture of the packaging? I bought a cup from China and am waiting for it to arrive but I don't know the brand name.
nephnaynephnay on April 4th, 2014 03:46 pm (UTC)
Is it really silicone
My dear I may have your solution. :D.
As a background, I have to tell you something about toys, (I know, sorry)
So they come in many materials, and they are unregulated. Some say "100% silicone!" When they aren't. Many have silicone but mix with jelly or other cheaper materials. Making them less body-safe than they would be if they were pure medical grade silicone.
So sex bloggers and toy experts have figured out an interesting property of silicone and devised something called the flame test. You hold a flame ( preferably the tip of a match flame, the middle or a lighter flame will be too hot) and let it catch for a second. Immediately blow it out and if it's silicone, it will have a slightly charred surface. But if you wipe it with your fingers the charring will dust off and the silicone will be good as new. If it has jelly (bad bad bad) or other materials, it will just melt. If your cup is pure silicone, you should have nothing to worry about except it being possibly poorly shaped.
I hope this helps with the icare until you find another!

P.s. Lol I feel I must say, be careful with the pyrotechnics if you choose to do so!

Edited at 2014-04-04 03:49 pm (UTC)
90subaru on April 4th, 2014 04:07 pm (UTC)
kaleidoscopeeyd, just search eBay for Icare menstrual cup and you'll see what the packaging looks like. It's a white box with pink or blue flowers in it.

Nephnay, I kept the stem for this very purpose. I should be getting home this evening at which point I will measure the cup and try a burn test. I did notice that this cup is about twice as soft as the soft yuuki. I guess if the burn test has bad results I will try trimming the yuuki stem and seeing how that works... I will just opt to empty more often. The icare cup holds 5 ml more than yuuki.. And yesterday at 11 hours of wear the icare cup had filled to the 15ml line
90subaru on April 5th, 2014 01:32 am (UTC)
The burn test turned out fine. Didn't seem any different than the yuuki. It just left white ash deposits. The body of the icare cup is 45mm wide and 60 mm long without the stem.
tobilei on April 30th, 2014 09:14 am (UTC)
I have one of these too.

And I love it.

It's a great size, nice and soft and I don't have a single issue getting it to pop open. It's the only cup I own (I have a large diva, medium and large meluna soft, small firm yuuki and large soft yuuki) that doesn't press on my bladder much and I can't feel at ALL while wearing (except the stem but it's getting a trim when I can be bothered).

I'm a little dubious on what it's made from. After sterilizing it it feels very slightly tacky where my others don't. I'd love something just like it that's perhaps a little more reputable as well. Sorry, no help really am I?