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26 January 2016 @ 11:26 pm
I posted recently asking for suggestions.... this is my 3rd cup! I ended up buying the large Fleurcup (I was a bit disappointed they were only selling it clear, no colours, but ok).

I was only expecting it to arrive next week... but it got here today! Yay!!! Suddenly I'm anxious to get my period to try it! I already sterilized it... I'm so excited! Excited about my period? This never happened before I started using cups! LOL

One thing I did not expect was for this cup to be super firm.... All reviews I read had it on the softer side of the scale... did they change the firmness after getting rid of the colours!? It is firmer than my InCiclo, I tested them side by side.

I also noticed it has nothing written on the cup itself, my other two cups do (InCiclo has the brand and size, Meluna has the size and "soft" written on the rim).... please tell me I didn't get ripped off and that my cup is an actual authentic Fleurcup! I bought it from a local retailer, but they look legit and professional.
m03m on January 27th, 2016 07:55 am (UTC)
There's no writing on my Fleurcup. But I don't know whether they changed the softness.
glioncourtglioncourt on January 29th, 2016 01:50 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's good to know! The retailer looks serious and was very attentive, so other than the cup having no markings and being stiffer than I expected, I had no reason to doubt it.

I actually went back to the firmness test again, I put it side by side with my InCiclo and pressed... I realized it (the Fleurcup) was stiffer around the rim, but if I pressed the body of the cup, it was the Fleurcup that gave in faster... I still don't know what that means towards my own comfort... I guess I'll find out in about 2 weeks!
kabilikabili on January 28th, 2016 12:56 pm (UTC)

I recently bought a Fleurcup (via Amazon) and was surprised and disappointed that it doesn't seem noticeably sifter than my Diva. :/

glioncourtglioncourt on January 29th, 2016 01:51 am (UTC)
You wanted it to be stiffer? I don't know how stiff the Diva cup is, I've never seen on in person...
kabilikabili on January 29th, 2016 07:15 am (UTC)

Oops, no, I wanted it to be softer. That's was just a typo. :-p

glioncourtglioncourt on January 29th, 2016 05:55 pm (UTC)
LOL! Now it makes sense!

Yeah... I tested it again against my brazilian cup and I now noticed that it's only stiffer around the rim... the body is softer. I still need to wait about 2 weeks for my next cycle though.... I'm just worried about inserting since the rim is so rigid, but I'm sure I'll manage...
lkrodc on March 19th, 2016 08:10 pm (UTC)
I got my fleurcup 2 years ago directly from their website. There is no writing on it. It's my first and only cup so I have nothing to compare it to but I don't have any problems with either insertion/ removal or discomfort. I almost forget it's there! One thing I have to note is that my cervix sits quite low around the 2nd day of my period and hence so does the cup. It starts to move down when I walk and I could feel the bottom of the cup at the opening of my vagina. This is uncomfortable only because of the grip rings chafing there. That being said, if I'm just standing or sitting, it goes right back in and I don't feel it. I'm currently looking for a shorter cup to use on these days even though it's not terribly uncomfortable but largely annoying!

Hope that helps you!
glioncourtglioncourt on March 22nd, 2016 07:37 pm (UTC)
I've used that cup during two cycles already. I like it a lot... I think it's as close to my "goldilocks" cup as I've come... though it's still not a perfect fit.

I also had a little problem with chafing because of the stem, but differently from you it happened in the moments after inserting, before the cup rode up deeper inside. This last cycle I cut a tiny bit off the stem and it did me wonders! It was just above the first grip ring, so I still have a big stem.

Thanks for your comment!