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15 August 2014 @ 01:21 pm
I've been using a small Lunette for some time, but I want to buy a larger cup for those first very heavy days and nights. I want a really soft cup, because my cup has been a bit uncomfortable on my very tender/crampy days, and I'm hoping a softer cup will help.

I've been leaning towards getting a Si-Bell, but the measuring lines on the new Natu cup got me interested in that one too. Can anyone compare the softness of the Si-Bell (large) with the new Natu (large)? And the silicone, does it feel very different? How is the new Natu to get to pop open?

The non-spill rim makes me very interested in the FemmyCycle too, but I'm afraid it's going to be too noticable on my crampy days - anyone have any experience with using the FemmyCycle on sensitive days?

I'm really hoping to just buy one more cup, so I want to get it right!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 15th, 2014 12:21 pm (UTC)
The SiBell and Natu are the same cup with different names, sold in different countries. Apparently there are other names for that cup too. The (short-lived?) Angelica was one of them. And there are others I can't remember off the top of my head.
villsangvillsang on August 15th, 2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
The Si-Bell and Natu were the same, but the Natu has been redesigned and is now totally different - that's why I'm specifying the NEW Natu. But thanks for the quick answer!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 15th, 2014 12:57 pm (UTC)
OH! Thank you. I (obviously) didn't know that. Sorry for the misinformation.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 16th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
Do you happen to remember where the Angelica was sold and if the stem and softness also resembled the Si-Bell's? I enjoy collecting rare things and the Si-Bell is my goldilocks so...:)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 16th, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
I remembered the name wrong. Amulette. http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3105305.html And I remembered that only because Quitterie posted again recently. She posts a lot about come-and-go Euro cups.
Claire Cunningham on August 15th, 2014 02:16 pm (UTC)
Look into Sckoon cup! I love mine, and it just might be the softest on the market. The rim and stem are amazing, too.

xquizite_insomxquizite_insom on August 15th, 2014 04:45 pm (UTC)
I do not have the regular femmycycle so my opinion will be based on what I do have, the low cervix femmycycle. the LC femmycycle is not as soft as the other two cups. Both Natu and SiBell are much softer than LC Femmycycle. In the past I always considered it a high capacity cup, but having tried it several times, it is only high capacity in theory. Capacity will differ based on an individual's body and the fit of the cup. It has been reported that the cup usually does not fully open and the company says that it is not supposed to open fully to work. Inside the vagina, since it does remain folded, it's capacity is reduced. In my experience the reduction is approximately 1/2, sometimes only 1/3. With this respect, any good small cup (Fleurcup, Yuuki, Lunette, SiBell) offer more capacity for me than the LC Femmycycle.

Between the Large Sibell and Large New Natu, the capacity is the same. I go back and forth between the two, a tug of war on softness. I find that the Natu is a hair softer than the SiBell. The two cups are very different. SiBell has a thinner, softer more flexible stem. The Natu's stem is thicker but still very flexible. The SiBell's silicone IMO is a higher quality silicone. It feels smoother, is springier, more flexible and resilient but soft. Other than the 4 ridges that go down the side there are no other markings on the cup. The New Natu is softer in that the body is easily collapsible but the rim offers a pinch more resistance. The body is not very smooth. It has 4 ridges along the body that run about 3/4 the length of the body, has 2 ridges circumfrentially on the base of the cup just below where the 4 ridges terminate. The words natu, made in italy, and measuring lines marked 10 and 20 imprinted inside the cup. It is not as resilient as SiBell. Once inserted, it takes some serious fiddling to get it to open up. The body of the cup IMO wants to remain collapsed and I have push against my walls to be sure the body opens. They were wise enough to make Natu's rim with more resistance otherwise, I do not think I could have gotten it to open and stay open inside me.

Hope this helps.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 17th, 2014 12:47 pm (UTC)
I have both the Large Si-Bell and the Femmycycle--no experience with the Natu. Both the former cups are quite soft, but the Femmy for me requires a bit more fiddling to get open just around the cervix (as others have mentioned, it remains collapsed around the bottom). The best thing about the Femmy is that its design precludes it from falling out if your PC muscles aren't great and if your super-strong PC muscles crush it, well...it's already half crushed anyway. The Si-Bell would suit more average PC muscles best (mine are pretty strong I guess but I haven't had problems with popping open--I got the L for capacity reasons)