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eyaf_lem
29 July 2015 @ 09:20 pm
Received my new luv ur body and thought I'd share my initial thoughts.

Been using a large fleur which is a fantastic cup with good capacity as I have heavy periods. Not quite my goldilocks but pretty close.

I ordered the large size as I have a low cervix (between the first and second knuckle) and it is shorter than the medium.

I think a wider cup might suit me as water does get in when in the bath and I also leak when I exercise so I hope the extra width will help with that.

It feels similar in softness to the fleur but is bigger so probably not for first time users or those still getting to grips with smaller cups.

Here's some pictures next to my large fleur.

Update: started using it today. Pleased I can accommodate it and no leakage so far. Main thing is my cramps have disappeared as soon as I changed to this cup (I had my fleur in earlier). So far so good!














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yayforcupsyayforcups on July 29th, 2015 08:35 pm (UTC)
Great! Nice pics :) i wear my medium LUB inside out and it works even better and feels softer! Glad it got rid of the cramps!!
Lebannen Luitreath: A convenient flaglebannen on July 29th, 2015 10:34 pm (UTC)
Hi! It would be absolutely delightful if you could edit your post to include the line:
<lj-cut text="here is a giant wall of photos">
before the giant wall of photos. It would probably also be handy to put the line:
</lj-cut>
after all the pictures.

Then it will stop completely breaking my flist and making anyone with a slow internet connection lose the will to live. Thanks!

...hopefully my tags will work, if not I'll edit and use pre instead.
eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on July 29th, 2015 11:30 pm (UTC)
Sorry Lebannen I didn't mean to frustrate you with my post :(

Not sure what you mean about the edit as I only use this site on my phone (the link probably didn't come through properly).

There's no text after the pictures anyway if that helps you any?

Is there a way to make the photos smaller?

Edited at 2015-07-29 11:30 pm (UTC)
Lebannen Luitreath: 3am xkcdlebannen on July 29th, 2015 11:50 pm (UTC)
Hi. I was describing how to make a Livejournal cut to hide the pictures behind a link, so that people could choose whether or not to look at them. This link goes to the official explanation.

For some reason the pictures are showing up full size on my friends page, but here in the community they are resized automatically and look quite nice (on my flist all I could see was a huge blur, on this page I can clearly see that wow, I will not be buying a luvurbody any time soon - I find my own large fleurcup awkwardly large at times!) Editing images is definitely a skill everyone should learn if they are posting them to the internet, but unfortunately I don't know what apps or programs (or websites) will work for you - I have a very old laptop with a very old copy of Photoshop Elements, which I use for everything, but that's a little bit overkill for most people!

Good luck and thanks for sharing your pictures.
Stefaninastefanina on July 30th, 2015 03:33 am (UTC)
Please put these photos under a cut.
eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on July 30th, 2015 11:46 am (UTC)
I'm sorry I have tried but not sure if it worked - I am using an iPhone to post. Do I use the scissors icon to cut?
m03m on July 30th, 2015 06:31 pm (UTC)
It hasn't worked yet. The icon for a cut is three horizontal lines, then a zigzag line, then two more horizontal lines.

Edited to say: wait, looks like it did work! Good on ya!

Edited at 2015-07-30 06:32 pm (UTC)
trejoytrejoy on July 30th, 2015 04:53 am (UTC)
Awesome review and comparison pics! Would you say the LUB is more flexible than the Fleur?



Edited at 2015-07-30 04:55 am (UTC)
eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on July 30th, 2015 11:31 am (UTC)
I would say it's is about the same in terms of squishyness/flexibility but much harder to pop open from a punchdown fold but I managed a c fold fine.

I'm also thinking I'm not going to get as much capacity out of it as i hoped - I started leaking through the night last night and the cup was only filled to 7.5ml and I can at least half fill my large fleur so perhaps my cervix has dangled further into a larger cup and reduced capacity for me or it may have been placed awkwardly. I have flipped inside out today to see how that goes
yayforcupsyayforcups on July 30th, 2015 08:19 pm (UTC)
I hope that works for u, also the triangle fold seems to get a good seal for me on lub, it suprised me lol
eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on July 30th, 2015 08:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks will give it a try. Got a surprise earlier on with the c fold - my cervix moved and was sitting outside the front on the cup (that never happens it normally only sneaks round the back if I can't get the cup under it). The seal feels much easier to break with the cup inside out. It was pretty strong right way out (had to dig my nails in).
yayforcupsyayforcups on July 31st, 2015 09:53 pm (UTC)
Eek!! How is that even possible!! Lol very acrobatic cervix youve got there :P
margalee on July 31st, 2015 10:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting such awesome comparison photos! The large LUB really doesn't look so intimidating next to the Fleur. I went with the medium because I have a high cervix and I thought the width of the large might be a bit much.

I love my LUB. Definitely my goldilocks. Soft, extremely easy to insert, absurdly good capacity, and very leak-proof. I can fill the entire 38 ml capacity without leaks, which is amazing. First cup I've had that I felt totally confident leaving the house for hours at a time without backup on a heavy day. No ruined panties and no need for cloth pads (which is great, because July where I live is brutally hot).

My LUB doesn't get rid of my cramps... I wonder if the wide rim of the large size is responsible? So tempted to try...
eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on August 1st, 2015 03:28 pm (UTC)
I've had to change back to my fleur today. I experimented with inside out but managed to pass a clot whilst wearing it (no idea how it snuck past the cup) and I wondered if it didn't seal well so I went back to right way out today. Had a bath earlier to test if it takes in water. It did (so does fleur though so it could be my anatomy). Reason I changed is I had the LUB in and out so much today It is difficult to get it to pop open and it was starting to hurt. I have had a relatively cramp free period which is unheard of for me (only used 4 painkillers in the last 3 days) but also had a lighter than normal period when compared to previous months so it could be a coincidence. I have had to empty the LUB every time I got to 7.5ml as it has started to leak. The reduced capacity means that I get more with fleur (it half fills before starting to leak so about 15ml). I'm hoping that super Jennie will start supplying to the UK soon so I can give it a try.
margalee on August 2nd, 2015 12:04 pm (UTC)
Arg! Sorry to hear that. Sounds frustrating.

For me, getting the right cup was such a crapshoot. There's definitely more going on than diameter, length and capacity. Some cups just inexplicably leaked for me. Medium LUB and XL Meluna are the first reliably leak-proof cups I've tried. Before that, I relied mostly on Fleur, which was good, but couldn't fill past the halfway point without leaking, and still randomly leaked sometimes at the quarter-full point.

Good luck!