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Hi everyone,

With the help of the advice of this forum and my own research, I've recently decided to purchse a Small Yuuki cup to replace the Small Meluna Classic that I purchsed several months ago but which is way too soft for me, never opens, and was hard to remove due to the softness.

I'm currently trying to decide whether I should purchse the Small Yuuki in Economic firmness or Classic firmness. According to their website, the Economic cup measure 50 shore (supposedly equal to the Small Meluna Sport), while the Classic cup measures 60 shore (even firmer than the Sport!). That being said, the great comparison videos I found here suggest that the Small Yuuki Soft (which measures 40 shore according to Yuuki's site) is actually about equal to the Meluna Sport in firmness. Taking this into account, it occured to me that the Yuuki Economic might be firm enough for me (if it's firmer than the Meluna Sport), I only hesitate to get the Classic becuase I have heard people say that using really firm cups can sometimes cause removal to be painful.

Is this the only downside of a really firm cup? Does anyone have any experience with either the (new) Small Yuuki Economic cup or the Small Yuuki Classic cup? I know there's an old Yuuki, one-firmness cup that got replaced by the manufacturer a few years ago, so I'm obviously looking to buy one of the new-version Yuuki cups...

Also, if it's relevant, I'm a virgin, have pretty strong PC Muscles (I'm assuming since they completely squished the Meluna Classic), and am pretty narrow & not so stretchy up there. Thanks!
tobilei on February 7th, 2015 10:11 pm (UTC)
I don't have experience with the economic but I do own the large yuuki soft and did own the small yuuki firm. I didn't think the firm was as hard and stiff as I'd read about on here, however it was pretty stiff. I don't know if you've ever tried a diva cup? For me the large soft yuuki is about the same as the diva, but a little more springier.

I have strong pc muscles and my large yuuki pretty much always leaks on my first day. I thought I may be crushing it however I don't have the same problem with the small diva (sorry I'm waffling on here).

Unless your pc muscles are ridiculously strong I think the economic would likely be strong enough. I haven't tried the small soft to know if it's softer than the large one.

FWIW I find removing my large soft yuuki more painful than removing the small firm one.

Also it might not be that you were crushing the MeLuna. I have had a couple of MeLuna's and they are notoriously hard to open for a lot of people. I think it's possibly the material they are made from. It's just not springy at all or something.
candidscholar on March 21st, 2015 10:55 pm (UTC)
I've got the small Yuuki economic and for me it's reeeally hard to fold up. On one occasion I was at a friend's house and the cup sprung open while it still had blood in it. Needless to say, her white towels weren't white anymore. I'm a nineteen-year-old virgin and it works for me but it can spring open when it's not in yet and hurt your opening. I'm looking for a different cup kind of for this reason. Hope that helped! it's the only cup I have experience with at all.
jaynethomejaynethome on April 8th, 2015 09:41 pm (UTC)
I'm on the same boat. I'm trying to find my perfect cup for sports and bought a Meluna Sport but I really didn't like the material that much... I mean, I didn't like it at all haha.

Anyway, I'm thinking on Small Yuuki Economic due to lots of recommendations. Since it's 50 shore, I think it's enough. Did you buy yours?

Edited at 2015-04-08 09:49 pm (UTC)
flowergirl94flowergirl94 on April 13th, 2015 10:58 pm (UTC)
Hi! Thanks for replying!

I actually ended up purchasing the Yuuki Small in Economic (medium) firmness, and I'm generally pretty happy with it. It is DEFINITELY firm enough for me. I use the punch-down fold, and it's popped open every time I've used it without any coaxing.

Ironically enough, however, I've actually ended up having some difficulty with removing it. I think the difficulty might be due to in part to its firmness (which I suspect makes it a little bit harder to pinch). But it's probably also partially due to the fact that I don't have a lot of room up there and it's hard to get my fingers in far enough to pinch effectively. So I don't know if removal will really be problematic for you...Although its firmness definitely does make it difficult to fold (back into a "C" shape)during removal, which might cause some discomfort regardless.

All in all, the Yuuki definitely solves the popping open problem, and I'd recommend it for that reason. The removal problems might just be a problem with me - not the cup.

Oh also, I had to trim the stem on mine to about 1/3 the length because it was poking me, but now it's fine!
flowergirl94flowergirl94 on August 13th, 2015 02:19 pm (UTC)

If you're still loooking for a Small Yuuki Economic, I'm selling mine. It ended up being too firm for me, and the Meluna Classic ended up working out after I figured out how to get it open. If you're interested, check out the post on menstrual cup sales!

Edited at 2015-08-13 02:20 pm (UTC)