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eileen722
08 June 2014 @ 11:03 pm

I've visited the size chart and I'm still a little stumped as to what cup to get.. I'm hoping for maybe some suggestions?
I have a small LadyCup and a Small Fleurcup. I like both of them but am not in love with either. I've had the lady for about 5 years and the Fleur for..2? 3? The problem with the Ladycup is that the capacity is pretty low for me and I find I have to dump throughout the day or if I don't it overflows and it leaks. The Fleurcup tends to leak for no reason that I can find, it just isn't prefect for me I think, and it sits pretty low (stem completely removed) and irritates me most times I use it, but capacity wise, its great.
So I'm looking for something thats fairly small/short but also has a higher capacity. Is there a such thing??
thank you all for your help!! and I'm so glad this community still exists! you all have helped me through cup decision number 1!

 
elisamba on June 9th, 2014 07:19 am (UTC)
Just throwing this out there: have you already tried using the Fleur inside out? Might shorten it just enough and get rid of any irritation from the grip rings?
eileen722eileen722 on June 9th, 2014 08:11 am (UTC)
I actually haven't thought to! I'll definitely give it a shot! it can't hurt to try!! thanks!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 9th, 2014 01:38 pm (UTC)
If flipping the Fleur doesn't work, there are comparative size and capacity charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ and several others at the Community FAQ. Also consider the shape of the cup as well as its dimensions. Since you seem to like the fairly pointy Lady Cup and not the blunt based Fleur, consider the (also somewhat) pointy small Lunette. Unfortunately, sometimes there's a bit of trial and error in finding the perfect cup. My favorite analogy is shoes. Just because they're the right size doesn't mean they'll become a favorite pair. mc_sales is a good place to buy, sell or trade gently used cups that didn't work out as well as hoped.
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on June 10th, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
I have two recommendations, but neither is perfect. The first one is the small Rainbow Cup, which is a Chinese silicone cup on eBay. It is very similar in shape and size to the small LadyCup, but the holes are much higher, giving you a bit more capacity. The LadyCup's lower set of holes really reduces capacity. Photo comparison: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3123511.html . Drawbacks: the Rainbow cup is a bit harder to pop open, as it only has two small holes and the rim is much softer than the LadyCup's. It's not a knock-off and has apparently tested as pure silicone in the burn test, but it does smell plasticky when new. I believe the capacity is between the small LadyCup and the small Fleur (I'm guessing around 17mL?).

The other option I can think of is the small Cuplee. I don't own this cup, but I have the large Cuplee and love it. It is a small, soft, V-shaped cup with about 3mL more capacity (14mL) than the small LadyCup (ll.5). It's a Russian cup; I got mine from Feminine Wear.
pynki616pynki616 on June 10th, 2014 03:10 pm (UTC)
i second the eco-cup. good short cup with lots of capacity! i'm finally able to use my new one and so far i'm loving it. my cervix is waaaaay low, so i had to cut the stem off, but this is the first cup that i've been able to wear right side out and not have the grip rings irritate!
eileen722eileen722 on June 11th, 2014 05:40 am (UTC)
it sounds wonderful! do you know where I can buy it?? (I googled it and some "eco friendly cups" came up but not actually an "eco-cup" that I could find!
elisamba on June 11th, 2014 11:39 am (UTC)
https://www.coppetta-mestruale.it/en/ecocup.php

Hmm it looks just like the Iris cup... I wonder if there is much difference. PS AFAIK it is also the same as the Lybera, which is only sold in pharmacies in Italy itself.
Luceafaraluceafara on June 29th, 2014 07:59 am (UTC)
I third the large Eco-cup/ Lybera suggestion.

It's very very short and awesome quality, and I bought mine from copetta-mestruale.it as well.