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02 April 2016 @ 05:37 pm
After about a year of trying out several cups, I think I have found my Goldilocks.

YAY!

And it is ...

(Drum roll)

The large Super Jennie.

The cup and I have the same name, but we are not related.  ;-)

I have been using the Super Jennie exclusively for three cycles and it is my go-to cup now. (Background: I'm 38, high cervix/no kids.)

When I started out, I tried a couple of small-sized soft cups. They were fine for light days, but they didn't seem to hold up on heavier days. Then I tried some large-sized cups, some soft, some firmer. After some trial-and-error, I discovered that I seem to do better with larger, wider cups. And I had a couple of cups that I liked for different reasons, but I hadn't found that one perfect cup.

I have a large classic Yuuki, which is super-firm, and I love it for exercising and for heavier days. But on lighter days and overnight, I would usually switch to something softer, and I wish now that I had bought a large soft Yuuki, too. I have a large Sckoon cup and I like it okay, but it is really soft and a bit fiddly to open. Plus, it is a shorter cup and with my high cervix it would sometimes ride up quite high, making removal challenging, especially since the stem on the Sckoon really isn't very useful. But I did okay with it for a while, although I prefer the Yuuki for exercising. So I was switching between at least two cups at various points.

Then I heard some good things about the Super Jennie and decided to give it a try. I worried, though, that the softness might make the cup difficult to open. I haven't had any problems getting it to open, though. The cup is pretty squishy, but it seems slightly firmer around the rim, which probably helps it to pop open. And I have found that once I let go of the cup and it starts to open, it helps to wiggle the bottom of the cup slightly to encourage it to pop all the way open. Another cool thing is that, in my experience, this cup immediately settles itself where it needs to be. Once it's in, I just run my finger along the rim to make sure that the cup is open and that everything feels right, and I'm good to go.

And the best part is no leaks so far! The Super Jennie holds up fabulously through spin class, 6-mile runs, kickboxing, yoga, and weight training. No slippage, no leaking. No leaks overnight, either.

The Super Jennie is the first cup I’ve tried that combines all of the features of my favorite cups. It pops open easily like a firm cup, but it is soft enough to wear comfortably anytime. No more needing different cups for different situations. This is very nice because now when I travel I can take only one cup with me instead of two. It is easy to insert, easy to remove, holds up exceptionally well during physical activity, and it doesn’t leak. I couldn’t ask for more.

I ordered a couple of spares so that I always have one around. I hope that I will be set for a while now!
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on April 3rd, 2016 08:49 pm (UTC)
Nice!

I love almost everything about the idea of the SuperJennie...except the fact that it's only 68-70mm with stem :( My 70mm Rainbow sometimes goes basically out of reach, enough that the SJ might still get lost inside me!
jennisezjennisez on April 3rd, 2016 09:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm pretty stoked to have finally found my Goldilocks. I hope it stays that way!

I've never had a problem finding the SJ stem or removing the cup, but it sounds like my cervix isn't quite as high as yours is. I wish that you were able to use the SJ because it is a great cup!



yayforcupsyayforcups on April 6th, 2016 10:08 am (UTC)
Congrats!!!
jennisezjennisez on April 7th, 2016 09:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
elisamba on April 6th, 2016 08:34 pm (UTC)
Hmmm I think I have to budget for a new cup. (PS this is so random, but do I recognize your avatar from a FAM forum that shall remain nameless? :-) )
jennisezjennisez on April 7th, 2016 09:37 pm (UTC)
Based on my experience, I'd definitely recommend the Super Jennie. And, no, I think this is the only place where I use that avatar. I don't even know what the FAM forum is. :D
margalee on April 6th, 2016 09:32 pm (UTC)
Glad to be hearing so many good things about the Super Jennie! Found my goldilocks last year with the large LUB. It's soft, comfortable, slides right into place, rarely leaks, even with my monster flow, and holds a ton. But I want to try the Super Jennie now just because I like trying new cups. Though I'm hesitant to swing the $15 shipping fee to where I live. :P Anyway, yay for high-capacity cups!
jennisezjennisez on April 7th, 2016 09:50 pm (UTC)
I've heard good things about the LUB and considered trying it. I'm glad that you found your Goldilocks! I'd probably do well with the large LUB, too, since it's a wide cup. I don't really need super high-capacity, but I just seem to do better with large, wide cups. It's funny because when I started out, I thought that smaller cups would be better for me. If you give the Super Jennie a try, I hope that you like it!
elisamba on April 10th, 2016 07:25 am (UTC)
Does it start feeling heavy after a few days? That happens even with my 30 ml cups, by day three, even though flow has gone down, they become noticeable and heavy-feeling in an uncomfortable way. It's my cue to go to a small cup or even a pad.
margalee on April 10th, 2016 07:59 am (UTC)
Hm. No, never had that happen. I actually found I like using the larger cup on my lighter, spotting days. My cervix has gone back to its normal high position, and a larger cup is much easier to grab onto for removal. I think the only time I had trouble removing a cup was a small Sckoon on a spotting day. It's a tiny cup. Not good for high cervixes!
thismanynames on April 10th, 2016 10:38 pm (UTC)
I too, love my large super jennie cup. I also have a few back-up cups in case anything happens to mine or they change the design of the cup.

Awhile ago, I had an old large yuuki. It was my absolute favorite. I then bought a new large soft yuuki and to my disappointment, the cups were a completely different stiffness.. I want to avoid this same concern so I bought two additional large super jennie cups just in case :)

The large super jennie cup is the closest one I have tried to the old style yuukis so I am sticking with it!!!
jennisezjennisez on April 11th, 2016 10:55 pm (UTC)
I did the same thing - I bought two additional large Super Jennies in case the design changes or I can't get it later for some reason. My large Yuuki is my second-favorite, and I've got two of those.

I always like to have a backup plan, and a backup plan for the backup plan. :D