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icanbme
20 November 2014 @ 04:52 pm
I wanted to wait until after my third cycle with the cup (since I'm a brand new cup user) but since I'm happily awaiting its arrival, it's nowhere to be found.

I got the light blue one on amazon (they've since added more colors) in the smaller size. My cup matches up to the measurements found here: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3329369.html I think the silicone is on the stiffer side, when I pinch the base right above the stem the rim doesn't move. I also feel a little bit of pressure on my bladder when I wear it. I've never had a issue keeping a grip on the stem, but I have found that it's really difficult to clean thoroughly. I've had some trouble getting it to pop open, but this might be due to the two stuction holes, or just my greenness. Also after two cycles my cup is stained.    
 
trejoytrejoy on November 20th, 2014 10:12 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the success you're having so far.
Have you tried soaking it in diluted peroxide? That has removed most stains from my cups.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on November 21st, 2014 12:24 am (UTC)
Agreed about the peroxide tip. It worked like magic on my Si-Bell (which, for some reason, picks up stains like a little kid wearing all white, yet my Rainbow doesn't appear to stain nearly as easily)
alm5084 on December 4th, 2014 10:32 pm (UTC)
Eva Cup
I also have quite a bit of difficulty getting this cup to pop open. I did trim the stem off, but I do that with all my cups, not because this stem is particularly uncomfortable. So far what's worked best for me is running cold water over the cup to temporarily stiffen it before insertion, then using the c fold with the c pointed to my back. Even then it doesn't open 100% of the time perfectly, but once I get it in properly it's quite comfortable and works well.
icanbmeicanbme on December 4th, 2014 11:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Eva Cup
I insert with the pinch down fold, and I've found that keeping the two air holes against the open part, in other words I don't press the air holes against the silicone edge of the cup, I've gotten it to open up 80% of the time.