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sweetrumbelle
20 November 2014 @ 09:18 pm
I'm wondering because the Lily Cup has no holes, some cups have two or tiny holes.

Are the holes to help make a suction seal?

Or are they there to help release the suction?

I feel silly for asking after all this time.
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on November 21st, 2014 03:20 am (UTC)
They are there to release the suction...but sometimes they get clogged, etc. I did sometimes have a pretty hard time breaking suction on my Lily (was ok with that as long as I wasn't in the middle of trying to remove it...that same suction would allow me to overfill the advertised capacity by quite a bit without a leak). Luckily that one is so soft that it's easy to "twist" it to break the suction.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 21st, 2014 01:12 pm (UTC)
They're ANTI-suction holes. :o) They help with popping open and to break the seal to prevent suction during removal.
titaniumtrinitytitaniumtrinity on November 21st, 2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure, because often I have my diva cup (which I know has rather small holes) most of the way out before I actually feel the seal release. Even when I squeeze the base, the rim stays mostly in place, so I end up just gripping the stem and pulling slowly, and air must be entering the holes because I don't feel much tugging or suction if I go slow. I'm thinking of enlarging the holes because I'm trying to get an IUD soon and I don't want to put more strain on it than I have to. (You know how last week I was like "I don't want one right away" well now I want one, haha) I've never used a cup with no holes, but my feeling is that without the holes I would feel the suction even if I pulled slowly.