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12 December 2015 @ 04:07 pm
When I was looking for a new cup I had a hard time finding pictures and information about the Natu. I bought a Si-bell and after figuring out how to use such a soft cup, it was very comfortable. I didn't love the stem, sometimes it really irritated me, and the rounded base made the cup sit higher and was harder to grab. I 'lent' it to me sister (who's 7+ y/o Diva had just died/worn out, like mine!) but didn't expect to get it back.

I had heard of the Natu, which seemed like a Si-bell rebranded, but in my searching I also saw a picture of a slightly different cup. It had some subdued rings at the base which was also a little more pointed in shape, and had a stem with rounded balls for grip, not the harsh rings I had found so uncomfortable. This could be a perfect cup! A slightly better shape for me, and a smoother but still grip-able stem. So, here it is:

natumade.jpg
natulines.jpg

The silicone is smoother/shinier and therefore also more slippery, but I find this helps it glide in and out more easily, though I have lost my grip on it and dropped it (luckily not in the toilet!). It is maybe a hair softer resistance (possibly a little thinner walled) than a Si-bell. I did have to experiment with some new intricate folds for this one. My go to punch down and 7 folds just didn't pop it open consistently. I have to do a 'origami' fold of sorts:


The mold seams are not as perfectly finished as some cups, but I have not needed or desired to modify the cup in any way. The suction release holes are very well finished.
naturim.jpg

Here are some comparison photos:
With a Lunette, both small sizes
lunettenatu2.jpg
and a small Sckoon
sckoonnatu.jpg


Overall, the Natu is my favorite cup for comfort. It's soft enough for my first crampy/sensitive day and it doesn't put pressure on my bladder like other cups. It's unique design features that make it slightly different than a Si-bell make it just perfect for me.
 
selofainselofain on December 13th, 2015 07:26 am (UTC)
Great pictures and review! Those are some large logos, the biggest I've seen on a cup, I think. It's got some nice measuring lines. The Natu's been redesigned to be a pretty distinctive cup. Very nice.
mossmorton on December 13th, 2015 12:48 pm (UTC)
Indeed, they really want you to know it's not a Si-bell...from across the room :P
All of the writing is on the inside, so the outside is super smooth! Its the only cup I've seen with lines every 5ml and up to 20ml.
selofainselofain on December 14th, 2015 01:30 am (UTC)
Yes, the measuring lines make it really tempting for me. The small Luv Ur Body has three lines that go every 7 ml up to 21 ml, which is really nice, except that they're nearly invisible and thus next to useless.