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06 September 2014 @ 03:25 pm
I am thinking of getting my second cup and I want it to be a softer cup. I am sort of leaning towards either a Si-bell or Sckoon cup. I have a deeper cervix so I was thinking of the Si-bell but the Sckoon cup is much easier to find and more affordable. Has anyone here tried both of them? Opinions on either or perhaps another cup I should look at?
 
trejoytrejoy on September 7th, 2014 02:20 am (UTC)
Are you interested in large or small? What cup do you have now?
everriculum on September 7th, 2014 06:55 am (UTC)
Small. I currently have a Diva model 1. Haven't used it for a cycle yet. Only dry run so far but seems fine. Mostly I want a second one on hand and it to be softer encase the Diva starts to bother me. Eventually I plan to have more but having a second now feels important to me.

trejoytrejoy on September 7th, 2014 03:16 pm (UTC)
I would not buy anything until you've used your small Diva "for real" if I were you. Results from a dry run may vary wildly from actual period experience or fit.

Edited at 2014-09-07 03:16 pm (UTC)
Kathlynekathlyne on September 7th, 2014 03:34 pm (UTC)
I am going to second trejoy. Don't buy a second cup until you use the Diva for a couple of cycles. That way you can use what you like and don't like about the diva to choose another cup. I hurriedly bought a couple of cups after my first, but I didn't know exactly what I was looking for. It wasn't until I finally figured out what I was really looking for that I found my goldilocks cup--and that was my 4th cup. It would have been my second if I had just been a little more patient, thought about it, and researched it.

Just buying a softer cup may be a mistake. What if you want/need one that is also longer/shorter/a different shape. Just be patient and get through the learning curve with the diva before buying another cup.

And I'm also going to second that dry runs can be very different from use on your cycle. Your cervix moves, you'll learn all about your flow....etc.
everriculum on September 7th, 2014 03:51 pm (UTC)
I measured my cervix off and on including the last day of my last period. Its been just out of reach most of the time but I could just barely reach around my ovulation. As it was so high at the last of my period I doubt it will drop so much as to make using a longer cup an issue at least for part of my period.

I have no other real viable options in menstrual products anymore. Allergies to pretty much everything that I used to use. I only discovered cups because of researching like crazy for some option. I wish they had been more findable years ago, when I could have taken time to try them out slowly. Never had heard of them till just recently and only because of lots of searching like I said.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 7th, 2014 05:40 am (UTC)
You can't put a price on not wasting 3 hours trying to get a short cup out of a long cervix. I'll never get those 3 hours back, thanks to Meluna! Get the Si-Bell :)
everriculum on September 7th, 2014 07:01 am (UTC)
lol. I have been going over charts and info and ruled out the Meluna for now because of my deeper cervix. I was sort of leaning towards the Si-Bell because of it being longer then the Sckoon.
elisamba on September 7th, 2014 06:45 am (UTC)
My favourite soft cup for a high cervix is the Gaia cup (available on coppetta-mestruale and the company site if you or a friend can read Czech).
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 7th, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
ooh, do you know the length offhand (including stem)--and have you taken comparison pics with any other cups you have? I don't really need another one right now but I'm always curious!

To the OP, another possibility for a very soft cup that's slightly shorter than the Si-Bell is the Chinese Rainbow, available on Amazon (as the Monzcare R-Cup). I only got to use mine for a couple days last cycle but I've been really happy with it :)

Edited at 2014-09-07 02:42 pm (UTC)
everriculum on September 7th, 2014 04:07 pm (UTC)
Both the Si-bell and the Gaia cup are on that website and they say the Si-Bell is

S SIZE CAPACITY TO HOLES 19 ml, CAPACITY TO BORDER 24 ml, LENGTH 47 mm, + STEM 27 mm, DIAMETER 41 mm
L SIZE CAPACITY TO HOLES 28 ml, CAPACITY TO BORDER 33 ml, LENGTH 52 mm, + STEM 22 mm, DIAMETER 46 mm

They say the Gaia cup is

S SIZE CAPACITY TO HOLES 30 ml, CAPACITY TO BORDER 34 ml, LENGTH 55 mm, + STEM 10 mm, DIAMETER 44 mm
L SIZE CAPACITY TO HOLES 31 ml, CAPACITY TO BORDER 35 ml, LENGTH 56 mm, + STEM 10 mm, DIAMETER 45 mm
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 7th, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC)
eek, the Gaia is short then. (anything <70 total is short for me, and it sounds like that's the case for you too!)

Another option you may like is the LilyCup. If you decide you need something softer than the Diva but still miles long, the Lily would be great and I could actually hook you up with one :)
elisamba on September 8th, 2014 12:45 pm (UTC)
It's as long as the Diva, is that a short cup for you? It's one of the longest ones on the sizecharts, but everything is relative...
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 8th, 2014 01:54 pm (UTC)
I've never tried the Diva but I wouldn't go shorter than the Rainbow (which is 70 including stem). Then again, for capacity reasons I've been using the Large cups, which might sit a little higher because they are around my cervix rather than under it. But even with the Smalls I was happy with the Si-Bell's length.

(I also sent you a private message!)
elisamba on September 8th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
My pics are here on a different forum http://forum.easycup.fr/post31517.html

They are the last two entries. I compared it to my large Fleur.

Small 44mm x 55mm
10mm stem
volume 31 ml

Large 45mm x 56mm
10mm stem
volume 30 ml

Yes, you read right, only one mm difference in all dimensions. The Italian site says the large is ever so slightly firmer than the small. I only have the small, it is my goldilocks because it is soft but a no-fail opener for me.

The only downside is the short elastic stem which I can only ever grip long enough to stretch and snap back like an elastic :0 So I wear it inside out and it is my perfect cup that way. My cup buying fever died down completely after finding it.

PS The length is in addition to the stem ie 65mm and 66mm total respectively.

Edited at 2014-09-08 12:48 pm (UTC)
samerri on September 9th, 2014 12:55 am (UTC)

Do you know if the small Gaia cup is longer than the large Yuuki? I don't think that I can use a cup that is longer than the large Yuuki.
elisamba on September 9th, 2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
Going by the sizecharts, it's the same length and 3 mm narrower. (The small is not on the charts, but I subtracted 1 mm from the large Gaia's length and diameter).
samerri on September 9th, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC)

Great! I was looking for a soft and narrow cup to alternate with my large Yuuki. Thank you. :)
everriculum on September 7th, 2014 04:07 pm (UTC)
Looks interesting. Hadn't heard of it but I like the look of it.
fluffmyflamingofluffmyflamingo on September 8th, 2014 07:02 am (UTC)
I'd 100% recommend the si-bell for a high cervix, it's my goldilocks cup and I haven't looked back since using it. It's also great for if like me, your cup starts low-ish and then climbs much higher, the stem is so soft and flexible that you don't feel it even if it is poking out slightly.
Claire Cunninghamclairecunn on September 8th, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
I love, love, love, love my small and large Sckoon cups! I also have a large Fleur, but my Sckoon cups are the ultimate! Never leak, so comfortable, high capacity. Can't say enough good things about Sckoon...for me, at least.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 9th, 2014 01:46 pm (UTC)
I've always thought Sckoons were so pretty but they're SO short :(
Claire Cunninghamclairecunn on September 9th, 2014 01:49 pm (UTC)
I definitely keep the stems intact on my Sckoons. I use them! Their stems are so soft and flexible, you don't notice them at all. Love everything about those cups. Every feature makes sense and WORKS.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 10th, 2014 05:24 am (UTC)
Yup, they look pretty similar to the Si-Bells, which I love. I wish their stems were like triple their current length, though. I can't do anything under 70mm in length total (and 70 only around the end of my period when my cervix lowers a bit), which is why the Si-Bell is so great.
curious_bunny_8curious_bunny_8 on September 14th, 2014 10:26 am (UTC)
I have both small and large Si-Bell and I recommend large. It's softer than small, the capacity is great. I ended up removing the stem completely and I'm still able to remove it easily.