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28 September 2014 @ 07:30 pm
Hello, I'm new here like most others I guess. I've been using instead for a few months and am loving the concept. I do get some leaks but overall it's way better than tampons. I bought an aneer cup off eBay. It's a generic one and clearly shitty. I have never touched any other cups but I have tried every fold insertion method possible with this cup and it will not open up. It unfolds and then flattens. I even inserted after orgasm to see if that would help, I had read somewhere that it makes it easier. Well it went in. But again flattened out and thusly collected squat. I had to go buy more instead cups.

So I guess my question is which cup is on the firm side? Also, which is shorter? I'm a 36 year old with one child that was not born vagnally, if that makes a difference. I got the bigger cup but I think it's too long as I cut the stem and could still feel it. Annoying. Any help would be appreciated. I really want to move to reusable cups as opposed to 1 cycle cups.. I just think the one I cheaped out on is in fact crap. That's what I get I guess.

Anyway, thanks for the help ladies. I look forward to your responses.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 29th, 2014 12:39 am (UTC)
Insteads: They CAN be re-used! It's easiest to alternate two. Take one out, insert the other and then wash the first to be reused next time. They can be re-used for as long as you trust them, which can be a cycle or MANY. The reason they tell you that they're disposable is so that you will buy more. And more. And more...

As for your Aneer cup, there probably isn't anything "wrong" with the cup. It's just your unfamiliarity and that you haven't mastered the techniques involved yet. Read my Answers to Common Questions at http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ I've tried to combine everyone's "ah-ha!" moments.

I'm not familiar with the Aneer but it's possible that (like several other brands) the anti-suction holes around the rim are tiny. Those holes help with popping open and with breaking the seal for removal. If the Aneer has teeny little holes or less than 4 of them, then it might help to enlarge them.
lotussooz on September 29th, 2014 01:48 am (UTC)
I do reuse the i steady. They are so simple to put in. I will try increasing the holes in the aneer. They are so small I was thinking that might be an issue. Thanks. I'll read your post.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 29th, 2014 04:33 am (UTC)
Wasn't the Aneer the one that people are saying is not made of silicone, but of the same type of plastic used in milk jugs, etc? It could be that that type of plastic is just not as "poppy" as the more common silicone. People complain about this with Melunas, which are made of TPE (a different material).
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 29th, 2014 01:42 pm (UTC)
If you search eBay for Aneer cups, they say that they are 100% medical silicone. Even if it didn't say so, cups don't HAVE TO be made out of silicone. Any number of flexible and non absorbent materials would be suitable. Looking at the pictures, you will see that Aneers are one of the generic cups sold either with or without a brand name on the package.
lotussooz on September 29th, 2014 03:54 pm (UTC)
So I got it in properly last night and had no issues till I got up out of bed and it leaked a little because it was full. Got it in this morning but all morning it felt like I had to pee. It was in right, no leaks but I had to take it out because I felt like I was going to pee every 4 seconds. Back to instead. Which I like fine, and it always goes in right. Lol. I'll try again on the cup but damn what a pain. I think it's just not the right fit. Maybe I need to try a different model, size, firmness.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 30th, 2014 01:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Lastnight
Could be the rim placement, firmness, style or the cup being too long (the Aneer is modeled after the Diva I think, and that's one of the longest)...particularly after rereading your first post I think you need something shorter. You might like the Fleur (which has a totally different rim style but still pops open easily) or for something even softer, the Si-Bell.
Kaikuradi8 on October 1st, 2014 01:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Lastnight
por_que-no, just because you think it looks like a Diva doesn't mean it shares its dimensions. PLEASE check your facts. According to the ads, whether or not those generic cups have the Aneer name on them they are 70mm including the stem which is either 20 or 25mm long. So the body of the small would be 45mm long and the large would be 50mm. And they are both far cries from Diva's 57mm length.

SMALL: Aneer = 40x45 and Diva = 43x57
LARGE: Aneer = 45x40 and Diva = 46x57