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Kathlyne
24 July 2015 @ 05:04 pm
So I bought the SuperJennie cup earlier this month and was able to try it out right away.

My goldilocks cup is the large Fleur. I was a bit skeptical about how the SuperJennie could work better. At first I found it a little harder to open. It took some fiddling, but I got used to it. I use the punch down fold and coudn't punch it down all the way because it wouldn't pop open as easily as the Fleur. By the end of my cycle it was as easy to insert as the Fleur.

For the first time in a long time I had an accident-free month. No overflows. I think this could be a combination of two things. One, I was being paranoid and emptying it any time I felt the slightest bubbling, and that was usually at 7.5mL.  Two, my cycle alternates between angry river and silent flood. I was on angry river this month (cramps, but lighter flow). I only completely filled the cup once, (overnight) and I wasn't able to see how full it was because I was sleepy, wasn't used to the cup, and dumped half of it in the toilet trying to remove the cup. Removal got easier too. I'm curious to see if I can wear it overnight without leaks on a silent flood month. With the Fleur I usualy have 1 or 2 nights that I have to get up and change it in the middle of the night.

The cup measures approximately 37mL to the holes and 41 to the top. Although I don't need the stem I might just leave it because it didn't bother me at all.

Feel free to ask me any questions.
 
tkamockingbird on July 24th, 2015 10:20 pm (UTC)
I'm so intrigued by the super Jennie. Do you have any other cups to compare it to?
Kathlynekathlyne on July 24th, 2015 11:05 pm (UTC)
On my previous post (http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3473209.html) I have photos comparing it to a large lunette.
gwenevera on July 25th, 2015 02:20 am (UTC)
Thank you for this! I've been waiting for your review since I saw the photos you put up on your previous post. My flow on my 2nd day is so heavy, I have to empty my Ruby Cup Medium (34ml) every 1 -1.5 hours. I was eyeing the Super Jennie so I can get more time between changes.

Here's my question: 1'm 22 years old, a virgin with a low cervix. My Medium-sized Ruby Cup fits fine, but I was wondering if the Super Jennie might be too big. Do you think it would be suitable for someone with a low cervix?

Also, I get really crampy on my heavy days. How would you rate the firmness of the cup and does it affect you on your crampy days?

Thank you!
Tdoriswebb on July 25th, 2015 08:56 pm (UTC)
Hi there! I use a medium Ruby too and I tried the Super Jennie for half my last period. The body is only1mm longer, so if the Ruby is a good fit for you, the Jennie most likely will be as well. The wide (48mm?) rim should sit higher around your cervix and make the extra body length less noticeable. The body is wider too, especially at the bottom, but I find it more comfortable because the cup's a little softer. The round bottom gives it good capacity even if your cervix ends up in the cup, so I think it would be well-suited to a low cervix. Also, the stem is very flexible - I don't notice it at all. Hope this helps!

Edited at 2015-07-25 09:01 pm (UTC)
Kathlynekathlyne on July 25th, 2015 11:52 pm (UTC)
I measured the SuperJennie to be approximately 40mm inner diameter and 47mm outer diameter. The length is approximately 70mm including stem (website says 68). I don't understand the theory that a wider (in this case only 2mm compared to the ruby) cup will allow it to sit higher. My cervix is nowhere near 40mm diameter. It is also very dangly. Cups sit where they sit--as high as they will go. The SuperJennie website says the cup is 52mm long without the stem. I'm not sure if the measurements for the ruby (51) are with or without stem. Only you know if you can accommodate the extra length.

The wider bodied cup made it a little harder to pop open, but I didn't feel it at all once I had it open.

I'm in the same boat on my 2d day, which is why I bought the SuperJennie. We'll see if I can get more time when I'm on a silent flood month. Fingers crossed.
gwenevera on August 20th, 2015 09:33 am (UTC)
Thank you doriswebb and kathlyne! Your comments were super helpful and I got my hands on a SuperJennie to try out this month. I'm on my 3rd day now and it has been surprisingly comfortable. It's a pretty nice fit, though insertion and removal takes a little more practice as it is larger than the Ruby.

3rd day has been smooth sailing, 2nd day not so much. Turns out I have a dangly cervix, which I have been suspecting for some time but only confirmed yesterday, so hopefully next month I'll get my cup position right for a less leaky 2nd day.

The cup is quite soft in the middle, too, which might have contributed to the lesser cramps this month. Then again, I have been taking a little apple cider vinegar to regulate my periods so it could possibly be a combination of both factors.

Overall, quite impressed with the cup! Looking forward to my next chance at conquering my heavy 2nd day. Fingers crossed!
Kathlynekathlyne on August 21st, 2015 03:17 am (UTC)
Gwenevera, I used the SuperJennie again for my last cycle, and I did find that it was still took a little more fiddling with than the large fleur. I also have a heavy second day, and this month was my flood month (I alternate between river and flood). I had some overflow because I got distracted and lost track of time. I think I did get a little more time out of it than I would have gotten with the large Fleur. It was also nice to have the measuring lines.

A dangly cervix (mine is really dangly) means you can't get full capacity out of the cup. On day 2 I try and change the cup every 1.5-2 hours to avoid overflow. I think knowing your time to capacity is the challenge. There's no way to position a cup to avoid the dangly cervix getting in the cup and taking up room. The cup is going to sit where it wants to sit--around the cervix, and as high up as it wants to go.