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18 February 2016 @ 11:03 pm
Hello everyone!

I'm very tempted to get a new cup soon, and would like to go with something softer than what I currently have (A Diva and a Lunette). My current cups work pretty well for me, but I'm really curious about trying something softer to see how I like it. I've been interested in the Si-Bell for a while, but my only reservation is that the stem seems kind of stretchy and I wonder how it is for removal. Meanwhile, the Cuplee is a little tempting because of the colors (I'm a sucker for pretty colors. It's how I ended up with my Lunette).

I have a somewhat high cervix, but I haven't had any trouble using the Lunette, so I figure a cup similar in length will be okay (though it would help to have a decent stem and to be able to pull the cup down a little bit before removing).

Thoughts? Would you recommend one over the other?
selofain: Yuukiselofain on February 21st, 2016 04:30 am (UTC)
I only have a Si-bell, not a Cuplee, but my impression is that the main difference between the two would be their shapes. The Si-bell has a U-shaped bottom and the Cuplee has a V-shaped bottom. I think the Cuplee stem is also hollow, if that matters to you.

The Si-bell stem is stretchy, but it's not so stretchy that it becomes impossible to grip. The cup is also very easy to remove. It's got vertical indents that run along the cup, and if you break the seal at one of those points, it stays broken.

I don't think there's anything in particular to recommend either cup over the other, so at this point it's really just personal preference.
citrinesunset: Fountain pencitrinesunset on February 26th, 2016 02:26 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad to hear you think the Si-Bell is easy to remove. That's good to know about the indents. I knew that it had some ridges along the sides but wasn't too sure what function they had.

I decided to go with the Si-Bell. I think it's really what I've had my heart set on getting.
djehutys_wisdom on February 23rd, 2016 01:24 pm (UTC)
Cup Lee Versus Si-Bell
In your position, if I had to choose between those two, I would get a Si-Bell. I trust the French much more than the Russians to have actually made it out of the materials they claim and to have high safety standards. It's sad, but the fact is there is much more corruption in Russia than in France.
citrinesunset: Fountain pencitrinesunset on February 26th, 2016 02:24 am (UTC)
Re: Cup Lee Versus Si-Bell
I'll be honest--I have the same reservations about the Cuplee. Nothing against the Russians, but I do wonder about the manufacturing standards. I also feel like I've heard better things about the Si-Bell, overall.

Thanks for the input! I decided to get the Si-Bell.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on February 25th, 2016 10:34 pm (UTC)
The Si-Bell will have better capacity with the bell shape and a less pokey stem. It's also a little longer in total length, I think, which may be necessary for you.
citrinesunset: Fountain pencitrinesunset on February 26th, 2016 02:22 am (UTC)
Capacity isn't a huge deal, but I like the idea of a less pokey stem and slightly longer length. Thanks for the input! I decided on the Si-Bell!