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I received my large luvurbody today. I love it. Absolutely in love with the green shade and flowers! The bag is also gorgeous. Because it is soft it was easy to slip inside. I think it gave me cramps though. Might be too large for me. Sadly, like my yuuki I could not get it out of me! It's too slippery. :( I've tried squatting and grabbing the stem and pulling down. It just doesn't work unless I get a piece of fabric or towel and it will come out. I don't know what the problem is. Urgh I hate how this happens! I don't know how to get these things to come out... I find that the ring stem is the only way I can remove a cup! But I would like to expand to other stems because it limits me to just meluna and the femmycycle (I own both but I'm still chicken to test out the femmycycle)

Does anyone know of any cups with stems that are not hollow and have nice pronounced grips on them? I don't like the idea of using Chinese cheap cups because of what could be in them.
I think maybe a cup with a nice thick stem with grip rings your finger doesn't 'slip' off might help. The sibell and natu seem to have more pronounced parts of the stem...?
icanbmeicanbme on January 29th, 2015 11:56 pm (UTC)
Eva cups might have what you're looking for, in four cycles of using it I can only recall losing my grip on it twice (and that was quickly remedied with a little TP).
tobilei on January 30th, 2015 01:22 am (UTC)
I think I replied to you once before about the yuuki and being slippery. Mine is as well. I don't have nearly as much trouble with my diva cup for some reason, it seems to be a bit more of a matte finish than my yuuki. I can't compare with the LUB though, I don't own one of those.
elisamba on January 30th, 2015 07:57 am (UTC)
You are still in the "learning curve" and I fear you'll keep finding your cups slippery. Your body builds up secretions while it's in and voilà. So I don't think changing cup again will help. You can use toilet paper instead of a towel to dry off fingers and base of cup. But since you ask, the most pronounced grips are on the Fleurcup IMO. And its stem is not hollow. It is one of my "goldilocks" cups.
yayforcupsyayforcups on January 30th, 2015 09:28 am (UTC)
Maybe the cramps are due to your body getting used to the size and shape of the cup? The fact that you got it in and open is a good sign. Plus as its big it will be alot to take out, so on removal, relax and patiently "stir" the cup around and down with the stem, (drying the stem with toilet paper if its slippery as mentioned above) stirring is easier than direct pulling for me, its the equivalent of 'walking it down'. Then as soon as you can get at enough of the base you can try to c-fold which will break the seal. Voila! Grab that tight and remove successfully :) it takes a couple of tries to smooth out the kinks but the capacity of the cup I find is well worth it.
eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on January 30th, 2015 09:44 am (UTC)
Fleurcup has awesome grip rings
m03m on January 30th, 2015 11:58 pm (UTC)
Stems aren't meant to be used to pull the cup out. Have you tried gripping the cup by the base instead?
Cuppermoonserenity92 on January 31st, 2015 02:29 am (UTC)
Yes but it's no good for me. It's hard to get my fingers up there too.
pinkydoodler on January 31st, 2015 05:45 am (UTC)
You can use stems to pull the cup out if it's a soft one like the Si-Bell or Fleurcup and if you break the seal with a finger first. I never managed to get more than one finger in with a cup at the same time so no pinching base of the cup for me. I just pinch the end of a stem with index and thumb of one hand, ease my index finger of the other hand in to break the rim seal and the cup slides most of the way out.