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I am in awe of my be-Luv-ed new cup; I just managed to fill my newest silicon cup to its full, up-to-the-holes 37.5 ml capacity with absolutely NO SPOTTING prior to actually reaching this maximum capacity. This is a first for me! I've always had minor spotting at the halfway point with other cups, growing to progressively worse leaks after filling halfway. With the medium LUB, I had absolutely no spotting before the cup was actually at its overflow point! The biggest problem for me finding my goldilocks has been a) capacity, as I bleed about 60 ml on my second day, and b) maintaining a reliable seal filling past the halfway point. Luv Ur Body has solved both of these issues for me, and I'm so unbelievably psyched about it right now! Goldilocks cups DO come true! Eeeee!

A few quick thoughts on this cup: I found the Luv Ur Body had very smooth silicon, comfortable for insertion, and very easy to rinse clean. Yes, it's a bulky cup, and it can be problematic to open if, say, you really have to poop, but in general, it was pretty easy to pop open and seal. As it's a tall cup, this could be really great for people with high cervixes who have issues with removal for shorter cups. I'd say I have a moderate-height cervix (fluctuates between two knuckles depth and full finger), and I have been able to use this cup without a hitch, getting the cup to fit around my cervix, but the base to sit above my pubic bone. The cup is a bit squishy, so if you're cervix is on the lower side, it could be problematic, as your lower pelvic floor muscles or pelvic bone might squish the bottom and cause leaks.

I also had the opportunity to try out the XL meluna on this cycle and was very pleased! I found it seals very well. Not quite as smooth as the LUB (the TPE feels a bit dry going in), but I like how the TPE material is heat sensitive and sort of molds to my shape, and the capacity is quite good. I found it to be quite an excellent cup for heavy days (though it needs changing more often than LUB), and it gave an outstanding, leak-free performance overnight when I conked out for 8.5 hours. :)

Cups are awesome. Goldilocks cups are life changing. I have two goldilocks now, and I'm so happy.
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 2nd, 2015 12:20 am (UTC)
Nice! I just ordered a MamiCup for the high capacity + length (I busted the stem on my Si-Bell AGAIN so I sold it off) but I've always been curious about the LuB. The only thing is that my pubic bone sits pretty high so short cup + long stem works better for me. I also wasn't sure if the leaf stem would bother me because my cervix is way off to the left and my flat-tabbed iCare stem sometimes pokes the wrong way on the right side. (the Mami stem probably won't be any better buuuut I need a better stem than the Si-Bells have, but also better capacity + length than my Rainbow has)
margalee on July 2nd, 2015 06:29 am (UTC)
I was nervous about this one. My first cup was the Diva, which was appallingly leaky. After getting better (though not perfect) results with shorter cups, I thought I would never get a long cup again again. Really glad I took the risk here, tho. I've played with the idea of getting a Natural Mama but got scared off by the length before making the purchase.

I noticed when wearing a Fleur or MeLuna XL, I actually had a nice fingerwidth of space between the base of the cup and my pubic bone, so I thought "what the heck? Why not." It wasn't a sure thing when I ordered the LUB, but the long Medium LUB fit me just fine! The base of the cup does sit very close to the opening, but I think JUST above the bone, but I can't feel it once it's in, and it doesn't cause any leakage for me. It was a risk, not a sure thing, but a pleasant surprise with how well this cup fit in the end..
(no subject) - margalee on July 2nd, 2015 06:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
councilwomanope on July 2nd, 2015 02:53 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing your helpful LUB review. I really like the shape of that cup.

Does the exterior floral design chafe during insertion and removal? I sometimes have mild teething/chafing with MeLuna upon insertion, but once inside, I don't feel a thing anymore.
margalee on July 2nd, 2015 06:13 am (UTC)
I find the smoothness very comparable to the Sckoon (if you are familiar with that cup). I also find the MeLuna a bit chaffy-- even though that cups works FABULOUSLY for me once it's in. More to do with the TPE texture than the ridges, though. The LUB doesn't chafe me at all. The design is actually pretty flat. It feels pretty luxurious, TBH.
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trejoytrejoy on July 2nd, 2015 04:38 am (UTC)
Congrats on your success and nice review! It's awesome when folks find just the right cup. Sadly, none of the LUBs have dimensions that will work for me. I've still been tempted to try because they are sooo pretty!
margalee on July 2nd, 2015 06:18 am (UTC)
The Medium is extremely long and the Large is rather wide (probably too wide for me), but they did come out with a small, which is basically the size of other brands' large. It's shorter and narrower than the M and L, and fairly high capacity.
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Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on July 2nd, 2015 06:22 am (UTC)
great!
which stiffness is your meluna and how would you compare it to LUB?
margalee on July 2nd, 2015 06:34 am (UTC)
I have the classic stiffness MeLuna. I think it's actually a bit stiffer than the LUB. The LUB is very soft... but the silicon means it's still a springier cup than the MeLuna. And the TPE stiffness seems to change with the weather. It's likely softer on hot days!
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Saruwatari Aiko - love seems to hate mestephynee_c on July 2nd, 2015 03:01 pm (UTC)
You have seriously made me consider ordering a LUB Large after the wonderful review you gave.

What I found ironic is that LUB is made in Malaysia, which is where I'm from, but it's totally not available here at all and I have to purchase it online from Nigeria...FML for reals...

Sighs, considering that it's a tad bit expensive when I convert from USD to MYR and also that it'll take at least two months for it to arrive, I'm going to sleep on it and make a decision after a lot of hard thinking.

But, good review!
margalee on July 2nd, 2015 03:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! This cup works really well for me, and I hadn't seen much written up about it. Glad to add to the knowledge.

Ah, globalized economy ironies, eh? I ordered the LUB via Feminine Wear. It arrived within a few weeks. Maybe you can get it sooner through them if they ship to Malaysia?

Edited at 2015-07-02 03:51 pm (UTC)
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eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on July 2nd, 2015 08:29 pm (UTC)
I'm seriously tempted to try the LUB for the extra capacity but not sure my low cervix can accommodate it. I have removed the stem completely from my large fleur and can always easily reach it. I often get bubbling (dangly cervix) and sometimes a little leakage when I exercise do I think the wider cup might suit me. May order if there's a discount just to see
margalee on July 2nd, 2015 10:14 pm (UTC)
If this helps as a reference to figure out the height/cervix/sizing: My go-to cup for the past year has been a large fleur. I kept the stem in tact. The bottom of the stem is reachable within one knuckle on my first two days (low cervix days for me), and I was able to accommodate the medium LUB (the long one), although the stem sometimes sits AT the opening sometimes. (Soft, flexible stem, so this doesn't irritate me at all.)
eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on July 3rd, 2015 11:17 am (UTC)
Ok I've ordered it and it's on it's way. Large only available in clear though. I will let you all know how I get on with it ... Fingers crossed
margalee on July 3rd, 2015 06:20 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I hope it works out for you. I'm wondering how many people were inspired to buy an LUB after this post. Haha. Looking forward to the reports.

There's always that uncertain feeling of getting a new cup when you already possess one or two or three (or more), but in my opinion, cups, while not a tiny amount of money, are a relatively small expense considering the physical and emotiona payoff.

The perfect cup, for me, means saying yes to travel, to nights out, to full nights sleep when I'm on my period (immediate uptick in better health and wellbeing), to being able to say yes to surprise paying gigs that come up during my cycle. The perfect cup means a tremendous reduction in leak-related anxiety. I've probably spent $150 over the years on various reusable menstrual products. I would consider $150 a bargain in equivalent therapy that would offset anxiety the way a well-fitting cup can. That's how I justify the expense, at any rate!
yayforcupsyayforcups on July 3rd, 2015 09:32 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love the LUB medium turned inside out as its slightly shorter, doesnt spot, smooth and adapts to the body like i imagine TPE would do! I love your review, on a low cervix period try it flipped out, its lovely. Saying that, due to my medium high cervix its the only cup ive felt comfortable doing that with due to length so if u havent done it before then removal will take some practice but totally worth it. Plus i get a great full nights sleep n can fill above the holes without leakage.
margalee on July 4th, 2015 08:54 am (UTC)
That's a cool idea! I used the MeLuna on my first day, when my cervix is lowest. Not sure yet if I can use LUB on my first day or not. I don't need the LUB capacity on my first day, but for traveling, it would be nice to bring only one cup. Maybe I'll try flipping it inside out.

I love how squishy this cup is. It never collapses, but it does seem to "move" with my body really well. And it has a very strong seal! Good stuff. For me, it started spotting once the level hit the holes, but I think 38 ml is enough to get me through the night. :)
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sweetrumbellesweetrumbelle on July 13th, 2015 04:20 am (UTC)
I am so happy for you. I get so happy when people find their Goldilocks cup, I want to give them a hug. It's weird, I know.

I feel like you and I have similar thoughts. I have a MeLuna and the TPE texture feels as you describe it, but it does work.

Is your Yuukii and older model? I have the Soft large Yuukii and that is my favorite so far. But, the LUB cup calls to me too.
margalee on July 13th, 2015 07:25 am (UTC)
My yuuki is very old! I think I bought it in 2008? It's very stiff.

I'm starting to wonder if softer cups just seal better for me. I always thought stiffer would be the way to go but I guess not?
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