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Hi, I would appreciate some suggestions. Back when I bought my first cup, there were only a few to choose from. Now, there are so many!
What I have now: the Ladycup and a brand new Meluna Shorty Soft Small.
Since I've been bummed about my period lately I want to buy cups in different brands and colours to feel better about it and to have more options.

I'm looking for a shorter cup, not too firm, and made out of silicone. I've bought a Meluna that I'm excited to try next month, but I would like more silicone cups.
I have a low cervix and a somewhat sensitive bladder. Smoothness is a plus, not too many rims and dents and ridges. 47mm length without stem is max, on some days that length is uncomfortable (that's why I've bought a shorty Meluna as well, to use on those days).
Capacity is not of concern. I'll probably cut the stem off so that is not important either. I would kind of like cups in pretty colours though.

Cups I'm considering:
Fleurcup, Lunette (again, I used it for a few years and have good memories about it, but I did end up buying a new one, can't remember how much of it was discomfort, bladder etc., and how much was me wanting a colour cup back when Ladycup came out with them...).

What other brands should I consider, or any thoughts on the cups I'm considering?
yayforcupsyayforcups on April 4th, 2015 10:06 pm (UTC)
Sibell or sckoon are nice and sckoon has pretty colours :)
anjubea on April 5th, 2015 03:06 am (UTC)

- I have a low cervix and also have a Si-bell and Sckoon. The Si-bell is slightly too long, but I do use on my high capacity days. It is nice and smooth and comes in pink.

-The sckoon has gorgeous colors and is 50mm without the stem. I did have to trim and file off all of the pretty flower though as it bothered me quite a bit. It's a thicker cup though (especially at the rim) and sometimes I think that causes cramps - though it is soft.

-I found Lunette to be too firm and too long. I could only use it inside-out, but had a hard time using it that way.

-I have an Eco-cup 2 which is a good size for low cervix. More firm than sckoon and Si-bell. They came out with a colored one after I bought my clear one. This might be a very good option for you depending on what you tolerate for softness. I think it was softer than a Lunette.

-The other one I've considered, but haven't bought is an Organicup 2. That I believe is 47mm without the stem. I'm not sure on how firm/soft this is...that's been holding me back (besides the fact that I've got several that are working well for me.)

Good luck!
baerl on April 5th, 2015 04:20 pm (UTC)
I'm intriqued by the Sckoon, and as far as I can tell the small one is only 40mm without the stem. I've read about some quality issues (differences in softness and something with the pattern) and I'm a bit worried about the grip/pattern hurting. I wonder if this has been solved. Because the length would be great, it's like 5-7mm shorter than most other silicone cups that I've looked at.

I didn't know the Eco-Cup, thanks for telling me about it! Measurements and colour look good. I can't find many reviews unfortunately, but this is now a candidate...
trejoytrejoy on April 6th, 2015 05:39 pm (UTC)
There hasn't been commentary recently about it, so I suspect the quality issue was limited. I've owned three Sckooncups in the past two years and had no quality issues, per se. While my large green was slightly softer than the large light blue, I also felt my large pink si-bell was slightly firmer than the clear version. The majority of folks don't own multiples of the same cup to compare so it wouldn't really make a difference.

I don't recall seeing people contact the company about the quality. I imagine if there were still a problem, they could be willing to replace the cup?! I wouldn't be put off the Sckoon because of quality questions.

I'm pretty sensitive and had no trouble with the flower pattern.
trejoytrejoy on April 6th, 2015 05:41 pm (UTC)
Would you be willing to post comparison photos of the Eco cup with the Sckoon and Si-bell? It'd be cool to see side-by-sides of the dimensions and flexibility pics!
anjubea on April 13th, 2015 01:01 am (UTC)
Yes, I'd be happy to post pics. Will work on that when I can - period just showed up a few days early on me....

BTW - what do you think of your JuJu? That has always looked like it could be a good option for me. Though some say the suction is quite strong and that it is very slippery and hard to remove (which I could see that - especially as I would remove the stem). How do you compare the stiffness to other cups? Thanks!
trejoytrejoy on April 13th, 2015 01:27 am (UTC)
I've only used the Juju once so far, but it reminds me somewhat of the large Ladycup I owned, though the Juju rim is softer and the body firmer where the Ladycup was the reverse. My large Juju is roughly the same flexibility as the small Lunette (significantly softer than the large Lunette), and similar to, though maybe slightly firmer than, my large Miacup.

I doubt it would be a good choice for anyone with a high cervix, but it isn't as slippery for me as the Ladycup was nor is the suction as strong. While I like the Juju, I wonder if it is flexible enough for my liking. Time will tell. It may end up on mc_sales one day. =)
m03m on April 6th, 2015 06:40 pm (UTC)
I've always loved my Fleurcup, but they don't seem to offer colours currently. It is, however, a good cup for a lower cervix and the rim is relativelt soft. As for the grip rings, you can trim and file them, or wear the cup inside out (which does not change the shape).

Here's what I believe to be a knockoff, with pretty colours: