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01 April 2015 @ 11:36 am
I was already set on my mind on getting a large cuplee because I've been getting rectal pressure from the small juju cup. However, the website selling the cuplee only accept paypal. So, I'm waiting for money to transfer from my bank to paypal account. While I'm still waiting for the money to go into paypal account. I saw reviews on the iris cup. So, it seems to be a soft cup as well. I'm kind of torn between which one I should choose now... The price is about the same too. Could people who own or owned these two cups give me some comparisons about them? softness, how easy to insert and remove etc Thank you!

P.S. I don't know if I have high or low cervix.
 
trejoytrejoy on April 2nd, 2015 12:03 am (UTC)
I've owned both. The shape of large Iris sits better around my very low cervix. If you don't need the width, the large Cuplee is a good cup. They are about the same softness.
mszizi on April 2nd, 2015 05:59 am (UTC)
thanks for the information! I will order a cuplee then!
trejoytrejoy on April 2nd, 2015 05:46 pm (UTC)
Lots of people get on well with the Cuplee. Come on back and update with your experience?! =)
mszizi on April 3rd, 2015 06:54 am (UTC)
Sure! I ordered it last night! Yay~~ XD
Miss Ashley: [cup lee]imagine_peace on April 3rd, 2015 04:57 am (UTC)
I love my Cuplee. I haven't tried the other cup. It is soft and opens well for me, I barely feel it. But I have the smaller one I think, though I can't really see the large being much different.

I use the punch down fold to insert it, along with lube. Removal I'm still trying to get used to, I think it's best to grab the base and twist a little until the seal breaks. Here is something interesting I just found about "suction": http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2091967.html

Good luck!

Edited at 2015-04-03 05:10 am (UTC)
mszizi on April 3rd, 2015 06:58 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing your experience with me! I feel more secure about ordering the cuplee now :) With removal, I really wish I could grab the base of the cup too! But, it hurts when I tried to insert two fingers... How's removal with just one finger? If you tried it before and don't mind sharing your experience XD
Miss Ashleyimagine_peace on April 3rd, 2015 07:03 am (UTC)
Of course! I think I've actually been removing it wrong, haha, I've only done one month so far. I didn't realize you need to break the seal from the top of the cup. So I'll have to work on that. So no, I haven't tried using my fingers like that. Sorry!

I've just been twisting ever so slightly at the base this way and that till the seal breaks. But maybe that's the wrong way to do it...
mszizi on April 3rd, 2015 05:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing your removal trick with me! XD I guess I will make another post to see if anyone knows a better way to remove with just one finger XD
Miss Ashleyimagine_peace on April 4th, 2015 02:29 am (UTC)
You're welcome, I hope it helps!
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on April 4th, 2015 07:02 pm (UTC)
I have a small LadyCup (very similar to the IrisCup) and a large Cuplee. I like both of them a lot and pick which one to use based on how heavy my flow is that day. The LadyCup pops open more easily due to its firm rim; the Cuplee takes a bit more coaxing. It's my biggest cup (actually kind of a medium-sized cup), but I find it more comfortable than smaller, firmer cups like the Lunette. The LadyCup is a little slippery to remove; the Cuplee is easier because it's longer and I can bear down and tug on the stem until it's low enough to grab the base of. Hope it works out for you!
mszizi on April 5th, 2015 05:57 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing your experience with me too! I want to have two cups as welll too. But, I have always wonder why having both large and small cup. I understand that heavy flow needs a large cup. But if I have a large cup, do I still need a small cup for lighter flow? Does it feel different using a large cup(cuplee) during light flow?
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on April 5th, 2015 04:52 pm (UTC)
You should be fine using the Cuplee for light days, too, although I find that smaller cups are a little easier to insert and remove. I got the small LadyCup first and then decided I needed something with a little more capacity for that one day of my cycle, hence the multiple cups. :)
mszizi on April 5th, 2015 09:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation! Can't wait to receive my cuplee!
trejoytrejoy on April 5th, 2015 10:13 pm (UTC)
While the Ladycup and the Iris are almost identical in shape and hole placement, the Iris is considerably softer, particularly in the rim. I have a much easier time removing the Iris than I did the Ladycup do to the rim.
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on April 6th, 2015 03:28 am (UTC)
I think the combination of firm rim + wide diameter hurts the most to remove. I don't think I'd want to try a large LadyCup! Or...eek, the large Fleur. Getting the small one out is already a cringe-inducing process due to the firmness of the base and U-shape.
trejoytrejoy on April 6th, 2015 07:03 am (UTC)
I sold off my Ruby cup because the firmness of the under-rim was causing ouchies during insertion (which is unusual for me!) I have to have width to keep cups from shifting around and leaking, plus I have a low cervix, so they cannot be too long (apparently being slender and tall is absolutely no indicator of internal dimensions). I also need the softer end of the spectrum to avoid bladder and bowel pressure. It has been quite a process finding the best fit and flexibility to suit my anatomy.

Of course, my curiosity keeps me trying new cups even when something works pretty well. ;D
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on April 7th, 2015 01:46 am (UTC)
I have several cups that work perfectly for me and a few others that work well enough (but are slightly less comfortable or harder to remove or whatever), so it's just curiosity that keeps me buying new cups. There have just been a couple that didn't work for me: small Meluna soft was too short and too hard to open, NaturalMamma was too long in the body.
mszizi on April 6th, 2015 05:52 am (UTC)
juju cup has a pretty firm rim too... I have hard time removing it. Hopefully the cuplee will be easier to remove. But, I'm worry about not able to open it during insertion. I guess I will worry about that for my next cycle because the company just shipped out the cup on Friday. So, I won't be able to use th cuplee for my up coming cycle >.<
trejoytrejoy on April 6th, 2015 06:51 am (UTC)
I'm with you, the Juju is quite a bit firmer than I expected. I didn't find the Cuplee difficult to open, certainly nothing like the large sckoon!

Edited at 2015-04-06 06:53 am (UTC)
mszizi on April 7th, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)
Another question, is it better to have the cup suction to the cervix or have your cervix hand inside the cup? Last night, I think I found my cervix. I can touch it with the tip of my middle finger(my finger isn't long, a little longer than 2 inches I think). Last night, I used my small juju cup and this morning I went to remove it. I felt I was also tugging on my cervix as well, very hard to break the seal and hurt a little. I also worried that I might hurt the cervix when I was tugging at it so hard. So, I was wondering if it's better to have the cervix inside the cup than having the cup get attach to the cervix?
trejoytrejoy on April 7th, 2015 06:46 pm (UTC)
It is normal for the cervix to be inside the cup. Most cups will migrate up to your cervix no matter where you place it. My understanding is that the suction won't do any harm (though I have heard concerning stories specific to the Lily and the Femmycycle, due to their narrower openings). You can let more air into your cup after it's inserted by pressing your finger against vaginal wall, which will reduce suction.
mszizi on April 8th, 2015 05:27 am (UTC)
That's a great idea! Letting more air in. I will do that tomorrow morning! Never thought of that before. Thank you!
trejoytrejoy on April 8th, 2015 06:48 am (UTC)
Hope it helps! =)
mszizi on April 8th, 2015 03:21 pm (UTC)
It just happened that when I was removing the cup this morning, my juju cup was attached to my cervix... This time I can definitely feeling that I was pulling the cup and the cervix left and right... Not a good experience. Worry that I might pull it down lower than where it should have been... Not going to use juju for the rest of my cycle now. I look forward to new cuplee! :)