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16 April 2014 @ 01:26 pm
So I started years ago with a small Diva and then switched to a Large Lunette Selene, just for greater capacity. It leaks more than I'd like, though I usually make do with a backup pad. I want to buy a new cup or 2 to see if they work better. Since I'm pretty heavy for a few days, I was looking for high capacity. I've cut off most of the stems of 2 current cups. I sort of want to try a Large or XL Meluna but also considering Large Fleurcup or Yukki. Any advice on these brands? Is the TPE of Meluna harder to care for than the silicone? Any brands more prone to faults or failures?

The most annoying this is, I decide want I want but everybody seems to be out of stock when I go to buy it. I look at another, pick the colour and style I want, and then find it's sold out too. I must just want all the popular types I guess! This is more of a rant about my bad luck than anything else I guess :)

One quick question though, one site I was trying to shop at (unsuccessfully) was that femininewear.co.uk, which I've heard a lot of good things about via this community, and I can't figure out how to register. There is a customer login button, but no sign up button? They don't currently have the stock I was after but I wanted to sign up there and check it out in future if I can. So does anybody know how?

Lastly, just want to point out how surprised I am to see how many cups are available now. Since I've been using my Lunette for ages I haven't visited here for a few years and was shocked at the range when I came back. So many choices! If only they'd allow more types for sale here in Australia...
phantomkat on April 16th, 2014 05:59 am (UTC)
I also have heavy days, and I first had the XL Meluna then got the Large Fleurcup. Personally the Fleurcup is better for me. It's softer, so it doesn't press on my bladder and doesn't bother me when I'm constipated. I also found it easier to open than the Meluna, and that may be the silicone vs. TPE thing. With the silicone I found it's easier to rinse off, and I also found that the Meluna contained more of a smell than the Fleurcup.

For these two I would recommend you checking how sensitive you are. Do you prefer a softer or firmer cup?

As for feminine wear they ask you to sign up when you make a purchase, but even after two purchases from them I still haven't been able to sign in. I still get the newsletter, so I haven't bothered to try signing up. The service is wonderful, though, so don't let the lack of sign up button deter you.

random325 on April 16th, 2014 06:41 am (UTC)
Softer may work I think. I do sometimes wish the lunette was softer, but since my most sensitive days are the heavy ones, I need the capacity. Meluna does come in varying degrees of softness though, which may mean considering the softer. Fleur is pretty though. I like the red one.

Glad to hear it's not just me being stupid or blind with that site. I thought somebody would just direct me towards a giant sign up button I'd somehow overlooked and I'd feel like an idiot!

Thanks for the reply.
phantomkat on April 17th, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
I have the red one, and it's gorgeous. And yeah, I feel like the XL and Lg. Fluer held the same (or the Fleur a bit more) on my heavy days. Some people are bothered by the grip rings, but even on my sensitive days they don't bother me, and neither does the stem.

Good luck finding your cup!
annabelle64annabelle64 on April 16th, 2014 02:01 pm (UTC)
Feminine wear has fantastic customer service! I have ordered from them 4 times (3 times for cups because I seem to want them all) and I'm about to put another order in when stock comes in. :)

To order just put the item(s) you want to buy in the shopping cart, view the cart and select the delivery option. You can put a discount code in, currently they have 10% off with EASTER 14 until the end of april and hit checkout, then put in your shipping info and pay! You don't need to sign up, the customer log in is to check the status your order, but I have never used it as Teresa emails you with updates on your order.

If you have any questions for them, feminine wear has a facebook page and forum group and email. :)
Kathlynekathlyne on April 16th, 2014 04:33 pm (UTC)
I've used the diva, yuuki, lunette, and the fleurcup. My favorite is the fleurcup. Because of the shape it gives me more capacity--I have a dangly cervix that tends to take up room in the cup. I don't have any trouble with it opening up. Some people are bothered by the grip rings, but you can trim/file them off if they bother you. The Fleurcup website often has sales, so if you're not in a hurry keep checking back.
Nanci Karvonen WillitsNanci Karvonen Willits on April 17th, 2014 02:18 am (UTC)
I've got both XL Meluna and L Fleurcup, and prefer the Fleurcup. The struggle to get the Meluna open was making me crazy, I liked the capacity, but hated trying to get it to open. The Fleurcup pops right open, and seems to hold the same. I've never been bothered by the grip rings, but have trimmed the stem a bit because it was pokey when Im sitting at work.
random325 on April 17th, 2014 10:03 am (UTC)
I think I really want to try Fleur now. It's getting good reviews and it's all pretty, as well as having a good capacity and looking easy to keep clean.

Thanks for all the replies.
Luceafaraluceafara on April 19th, 2014 03:56 am (UTC)
I love all my cups unconditionally, but think I'd go with the Fleur before a Meluna as well.
If you buy it directly from fleurcup.com, it is EURO 20 including world-wide shipping, usually, but they very frequently have EURO 5 off sales. When they happen, we post about it on mc_sales, if you are willing to wait a bit.

There is also a similar, great, Italian cup, that is not well known outside of Italy: the Mamicup. It is extremely similar to the Fleurcup, with the only difference that it has more sraight walls/less of a flair, which is good if you need the added width, and it also adds a bit capacity. It feels very much the same, in terms of softness. I can post comparsion pics of the small versions of these cups, if you are interested to see the difference.

There is also the super soft Si-bell. Similar shape, but much softer, and nevertheless super easy to insert/remove.

And, lastly, the Ruby cup may deserve your consideration.

...just making sure you checked all your options...

Edited at 2014-04-19 03:56 am (UTC)