Log in

No account? Create an account
Amanda Sydnor
08 March 2015 @ 05:37 pm
I have been overall happily using a Fleur cup for a couple years now. Over the last year, I went to school to become a personal trainer. All the physical activity has changed what I need out of a cup (you know, beyond the basics). What I don't like about my Fleur is on my heavy days, any movement outside of walking seems to move my cup, resulting in either spotting (moreso than residual slobber) or flat out leaking almost like the cup isn't even there. It doesn't seem so much like the cup is being compressed as it seems like it has been dislodged and is no longer fully covering the cervix. I need to be able to do any and all exercise moves I have planned for my clients without needing to run to the bathroom due to leaks as soon as I'm done. I have taken to wearing a full pad as well as using my cup on my heaviest day simply to be safe, but it is really obnoxious.

Additional requirements: Short (I have a low cervix, though not extremely low--I cut my stem down to 1/8"), wide, no latex.

Someone suggested I use a much stiffer cup, such as Yuuki. The problem with that is the oh so soft Fleur cup already presses on my bowels and makes me need to poop. I can't imagine that a much stiffer cup would be comfortable at all. Also suggested was a softer cup with a prominent, stiff lip (like the Femmecup or UK Mooncup). Wouldn't that press just as much on my bowels as a cup with a stiff body, though?

The Femmycycle was also suggested because they have a low cervix option, but I don't know if that would solve my issue.
trejoytrejoy on March 9th, 2015 02:37 am (UTC)
I had serious issues with bladder and bowel pressure dislodging stiffer, narrower cups. I need short and wide as well as soft and have had good results with the Ruby, lg Sckoon, lg MCUK (softer rim than I expected), lg Iris and lg Mia. I really liked the Femmecup, but hole placement didn't give me enough capacity.

Another great cup I recently found is a large Mami, verrry soft rim though the U shape feels a little "full" when my cervix is at its lowest.

Here's a collage with the lg green Sckoon as the constant: upper left Ruby, upper right Iris, lower left Mia, lower right MCUK

Amanda Sydnortokeytokey on March 9th, 2015 05:56 am (UTC)
So a softer cup made for a better seal for you because of the bowel pressure?

Capacity is also an issue for me. Don't the MCUK and the Femmecup have the same capacity (to the holes, anyway)?
trejoytrejoy on March 9th, 2015 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm pretty sure the combination of softess and width made for a seal that doesn't leak no matter what else is going on in that region. =)

The holes on the MCUK are quite different from the Femmecup. Here's a pic of them next to each other:
Femme MCUK
You may be able to see, the holes on the MCUK are smaller and are actually vertical in the rim, slanted from higher inside to lower outside. Haven't leaked with this cup. Conversely, the Femmecup holes are punched below the rim, and large. My vaginal walls didn't seal those holes off.

I've found hole size and placement determines whether I get capacity to the rim or to the holes. (E.g. Ladycup and Iris have lower hole placement, but I got capacity to the rim.)

Edited at 2015-03-09 03:33 pm (UTC)
trejoytrejoy on March 9th, 2015 03:44 pm (UTC)
I'll post two more pics so you see the difference between the lg Mia (my current favorite) and MCUK. At my most sensitive and heaviest flow days, I gravitate toward the Iris (a super soft) and Mia (soft).

Mia comp
MCUK, Ruby, Sckoon, Mia

mcuk mia
A not so great res pic of the softness of the Mia and MCUK.