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23 September 2016 @ 01:57 pm
I went to buy another fleurcup (small) and noticed they no longer have all the different colours! While this is not as important as the fit, I wasn't so keen on having a plain cup where any staining could be much more obvious. Does anyone know where I can get a similar cup that does come in a few different colours? Here's what I like about the fleurcup, in case it helps:

- Site has worldwide delivery (I live in a country where you can't just buy them in a store)
- Cup and stem quite soft and flexible (hated the Divacup because it was far too hard and stiff)
- Lots of grip on stem and base of cup
- Small size cup and stem just the right length. I did not need to cut any of the stem off
- Stem is long. Considering the entire cup and stem fits inside me, I would NOT be keen on having a tinier stem because it would make it more difficult to remove

Thank you in advance for any suggestions!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 24th, 2016 12:43 pm (UTC)
There are many sets of size charts online to compare brands. http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ shows that there are many cups that are similar in size to the small Fleur. Some of them come in pretty colors. But personally, I'd rather have a cup that fits well than looks pretty in my hand.
elisamba on September 25th, 2016 01:16 pm (UTC)
It will be hard to find as good a grip as on the Fleur, it is sort of its selling point.

The Lena seems similar to the Fleur shape, and has with different colours.

Si-Bell is also similar, and available in pink.

Finally, Rubycup has various colours and worldwide shipping, but I don't know about the softness of the stem, have never seen one in real life.

On a side note, I haven't had any long-term staining with the Fleur, every three cycles or so I soak it overnight in half hydrogen peroxide half water and it goes back to pearly white.
gigglygecko on September 28th, 2016 02:02 am (UTC)
Thank you for the replies.

It's not so much because I want a pretty colour, but because of concerns about staining. I am also worried about the stain removal procedures because I have heard that the cups are not officially meant to come into contact with these substances and that they could damage them. Is boiling enough? That's what I usually do and I don't seem to have issues with my current Fleurcup, but it is pink so the colour could be hiding that.

However, if you say it's really tough to beat the grip on the fleurcup, I'll take my time considering what I will do. I do think the grip is more important to me than the possibility of staining.
selofain: Yuukiselofain on October 1st, 2016 10:27 am (UTC)
I find hydrogen peroxide works really well to get rid of stains. There's absolutely no adverse effect on the cup at all. Sunning your (silicone) cup is another option that works really well. (Do not sun TPE cups, for other people reading.) My Si-bell is clear and stains as soon as I think about using it, but the above two methods (one or the other, not necessarily together) work well to make it look like new again.
Christy Velez-Noblechristyxvx on October 9th, 2016 03:40 am (UTC)
I have a Fleurcup (large and small, pink, purchased 4 years ago!) and I did a recent soak in diluted hydrogen peroxide and it got rid of all the stains! This is the 2nd time I've done this and my cup looks NEW and feels the same it always has.
not_a_leaf on October 13th, 2016 11:16 am (UTC)
A zen cup looks exactly like Fleur and has nice colors. I have read that it is made by the same manufacturer as the Fleur. It is more expensieve, though.