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17 May 2015 @ 09:24 pm
Hi All!

I'm back with more questions. My first cup, a small Si-bell has been great aside for some, now inexplicably resolved, rectal pressure. I was even able to wear it during ballet class with no leaking. However, I think a semester of ballet and my recent discovery of AcroYoga (the most fun I've had in a long time!) have strengthened my pelvic floor muscles. The Si-bell is still fine when I'm just hanging out or walking around, but now when I exercise with it in it leaks. I'm now looking for a firmer cup, but not one that's too firm as I'm worried it will cause rectal pressure.

I'm 22, a virgin, and I have a moderately low cervix. Maybe a Lunette or Fleur (is the Fleur firmer or just as soft as the Si-bell?)? Also, I've tried a small Cuplee and Organicup size A and liked how removal felt for them better than the Si-bell. However, they both leak, the Cuplee always and the Organicup when I exercise. I'm not sure if that's due to size (for the Cuplee), softness (probably for the Organicup), shape or some combination of these factors. One last thing. I do a lot of inversions during AcroYoga and one of the times my cup leaks is when I turn back upright. Do you think I'll be able to find a cup that doesn't leak in this scenario? Maybe I should also add, I love the quality of the Si-bell's silicone (definitely the nicest of the three cups I've tried) and prefer a matte cup.

Sorry for the long post. If you've gotten to the end of it, thank you for staying with me!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 18th, 2015 01:57 am (UTC)
What if you went with a large Lunette instead of a small for exercising because it's a firm bodied cup? Then you can swap back to your favorite squishy SiBell when your workout is over.
yeb90 on May 18th, 2015 02:31 am (UTC)
Interesting. That hadn't occurred to me because I don't need the extra capacity. I'm a bit worried that the size and firmness of the large Lunette combined could lead to rectal pressure. Any thoughts about that?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 18th, 2015 03:11 am (UTC)
Rectal pressure? I dunno! Will my new shoes give me blisters? ;oP

Or maybe a cup with a wide firm flared rim and relatively small body like the MCUK or Femmecup or (discontinued) medium Mini-Meluna?

Food for thought. Options. I think they'll fit -- but will they fit right? You can make a more educated guess than I can. Go with your gut. Trust your instincts.
yayforcupsyayforcups on May 19th, 2015 06:40 am (UTC)
The small fleur cup is firmer than the Sibell (from what Ive seen), if the shape is good, then thats great. Not sure about silicone quality but its a nice cheap investment for exercise.
Also the small Luv-ur Body cup is a nice firmness and my sister says it doesnt cause her trouble (rectally speaking 😉) plus it has a flared rim and rounded bottom. Its her go-to non-leaker, shes even filled it past the top with zero leaks! She has a medium-low cervix too.
yeb90 on May 19th, 2015 03:38 pm (UTC)
I don't know why, but the Luv-ur Body kind of skeeves me out. Maybe I should just get over that and give it a shot but I'm inclined to try a cup for which that's not my initial reaction. I'm curious how much firmer the Fleur is than the Si-bell (I know you don't know, just thinking aloud).
lucidty on May 19th, 2015 09:37 am (UTC)
I was worried originally about the firmness and size of the large lunette because I had also used a small lily which is much narrower and softer. But honestly it's more comfortable if anything! No pressure whatsoever, not even on my bladder which gets very sensitive. The stiffness just helped it stay in.
elisamba on May 19th, 2015 02:53 pm (UTC)
I second the idea about trying the Femmecup or other cup with a more pronounced rim. The small latex Keeper needs an image "makeover" IMO and I think it has a lot going for it. If you are looking for firmness, but prefer matte cups (ie no glossy Yuuki?) this may be a great cup for you.

Also, food for thought: the two cups you like for removal (Cuplee and Organi) are both tapered shapes, rather than the more blunt bottom of the Fleurcup. I wonder if that shape suits you better.
yeb90 on May 19th, 2015 03:53 pm (UTC)
I originally thought I liked the Organi and Cuplee for removal better because of the their tapered base, but this cycle I've been paying more attention during removal and I think it's the way the slightly flared rim of the Si-bell catches a bit that I don't like. It's not terrible, but I'm disinclined to try a cup with a very prominent rim. Although, maybe I should anyway since it may suit the purpose I need it for well.

As for the Keeper, I'm allergic to latex so it's a no-go for me.

I really do prefer a matte cup but I think I probably shouldn't rule out the glossy cups (particularly the Yuuki).
elisamba on May 19th, 2015 08:44 pm (UTC)
OK, the Keeper is available in silicone and called Mooncup, but I can't vouch for the firmness since I never handled one.