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selofain
27 September 2014 @ 04:04 pm
Post a picture of your cup collection here. Why? Why not? Show off your awesome cup collection!

I'll start us off under the cut.

All my cups.


I even labeled them here. Some of Meluna's tags are in parenthesis because I'm using current terms to describe the cup. Back then, it was simply a small ball stem. The observant will notice that it has a shiny surface rather than its current matte design. It's basically the original design.


And just for funsies, a comparison of the old small violet Fleurcup vs the new small violet Fleurcup.


I'm actually not that fond of the Fleurcups. The small isn't significantly softer than its old stiff design, and I don't like the colors that much. I may put them up for trade later. I do want a Sckooncup. (I am keeping the old Fleurcup, because I really really like its pastel purple color. It's so pretty.)


Please make sure not to upload your pictures in full size straight off your cameras because it'll get cut off and nobody will get to see your awesome cup collection. Either upload your photos to a third party host (photobucket, imgur, flickr, whatever) or upload it straight to Livejournal. Most of these hosts will allow you to resize to a reasonable size if you don't have an image editor.

To post your pictures in the comments, use this html tag (WITHOUT the star at the front):

<*img src="url of your picture here">


Again, many picture hosts will provide it for you. Make sure to use the html coding.

Go forth and post, fellow cup addicts!

(Please add your cup to the tags after you post so others can find it too.)
 
tobilei on September 28th, 2014 01:47 am (UTC)
Oo I love love your large green fleur! I was so sad to hop on their website and discover no green :(

Great collection! I've yet to find my goldilocks cup (larges put too much pressure on my bladder, softs don't open without other kinds of issues I have cropping up and smalls so far seem to disappear and require all kinds of excavation equipment to remove). Mine are all boring, ALL clear (bar one).
selofainselofain on September 28th, 2014 11:44 pm (UTC)
Haha, if I'm honest, the main reason I even have a cup collection is because my first cup (which worked great for me) was a clear cup (the Yuuki) and I wanted color cups. They're so pretty!
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 28th, 2014 02:53 pm (UTC)
My collection is only 3 at the moment but I'm currently using 2 of them. And for some reason, my pink Si-Bell tends to stain like crazy until I soak it in peroxide...but my Rainbow rinses squeaky clean every time. I have no idea why.
selofainselofain on September 28th, 2014 11:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, my Si-bell stains easily after a single period. I've been sunning it between uses (de-stains great!) but summer's waning and the sun through my window isn't strong enough in the winter. Back to peroxide in the winter.
Luceafaraluceafara on October 24th, 2014 03:32 am (UTC)
My collection is here:
Mostly small and minis: Fleurcup, Si-bell/Natu, Eco-cup size 1 and 2, Mamicup (purple cup in the picture), Meluna, Ruby, Sckoon


Ruby and Ecocup next to Meluna mini:



Info about them is here:
http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3246071.html

Edited at 2014-10-24 03:46 am (UTC)
selofainselofain on October 24th, 2014 04:03 am (UTC)
Neat! Hey, I'm curious- what's the surface of the Sckoon like? Soft and velvety or squeaky smooth?
Luceafaraluceafara on October 24th, 2014 04:20 am (UTC)
The silicone feels like the Fleurcup's, maybe a tiny bit stickier?

I have to say that the Sckoon is one of my least favorite cups. I wear my cups 24 hours at a time, every day, and the Sckoon sometimes feels a bit itchy* by evening, when others don't. I am also not a fan of the super thick rim walls.

I thought I'd love it more because it is so tiny and so cuuute :(

* not like i need to scratch, but a feeling that something is down there, if that makes any sense at all.

How do you like the Yuuki? I keep wondering if i should try their firm small one...

Edited at 2014-10-24 04:24 am (UTC)
selofainselofain on October 24th, 2014 07:48 am (UTC)
The Yuuki was my very first cup four years ago, and it's gone through a couple revisions since then, so my comments may not be completely applicable.

I have their soft version, and my favorite thing about it is that its rim is super soft compared to the body of the cup. I stopped using mine because the hole started developing cracks. I'm not fond of its hollow stem (even if it is super soft), nor do I really like its surface texture. It's squeaky smooth and tends to make slurpy noises when popping open. Other than those two nitpicks, I really liked this cup.

I handled their firm version back when it first came out, and I didn't like it, but I don't like firm cups in general. It's very stiff, which doesn't seem like anything in your collection. Which may be reason enough to grab one. :P
Luceafaraluceafara on October 24th, 2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
The pictures don't show all my Melunas, of which I have a few classic ones. I like to go running with my Meeluna mini S classic at the moment, though you are right, all my silicone cups are soft.

Also, apart from Meluna ballstems, all my stems are off now, since I don't need them, and they would sit outside. I keep forgetting why I haven't ordered a Yuuki yet.
mossmorton on November 18th, 2014 01:47 pm (UTC)
I find Sckoon's grip design really irritating. It catches and hurts when I'm inserting the darn thing! I feel like their description of the cup is really misleading, saying that it's a smoother cup and "no writing inside or out" is just not true!
selofain: Yuukiselofain on November 19th, 2014 01:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, I always thought it was a bit of a weird statement to make, but I figure they're referring to the rim and how it's barely a rim, compared to the Diva cup or Femmecup, say.

Do you know how the Sckoon's grips compare to the Fleurcup's? The ones on the Fleurcup don't really bother me, but they might towards the end of my period. I only stopped using two cups (one for heavier days and one for lighter days) when I got my Si-bell, and that one's completely smooth everywhere, no grips to speak of.
Luceafaraluceafara on November 19th, 2014 04:18 am (UTC)
The Si-Bell has an awesome design, I agree. I also love the type of silicone they use.

The Ecocup is the same silicone, but not as soft.

I actually find the Sckoon rim quite thick compared to other cups I have.

Edited at 2014-11-19 04:19 am (UTC)
mossmorton on November 19th, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
I've never handled a Fleurcup before, but I think Sckoons grips are so irritating because they are narrow, stick out a lot (high profile) and are in many short lengths around the base meaning more corners. They seems pretty flimsy to a finger and they will bend easily from pressure, but to the delicate thinner tissue of a vagina they just dig in like teeth!
I also figured they meant smoother at the rim (opposed to say KeeperMoonCup's hefty ridge) but the base of the cup sits in a very sensitive place. I'm just not really impressed with Sckoon. My cup arrived with all 5 holes covered by silicone and a bubble in the stem, which will probably mean it will split with use. It's an expensive cup and I thought I would get what I paid.
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on March 31st, 2016 05:08 am (UTC)
Let me know if you ever decide to sell the small purple fleurcup. I can't seem to get a purple one anywhere anymore :)
selofainselofain on April 4th, 2016 09:11 am (UTC)
Sorry, I sold that one off a long time ago. :( It's been a while since Fleurcup quit making colored cups (so sad!). Good luck with your search!

If I ever do decide to let go of the pastel purple fleurcup, I'll let you know!