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15 October 2017 @ 08:29 pm
I totally want to try a cup with a valve. I see vicoria's love, hers goes the spelling, awai? The "others" lol any thoughts with a heavy flow? Are they all made in China? I know some nice things are made in china but dude this is going in a special place! I would love your input. Xx
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 16th, 2017 01:45 pm (UTC)
Order an el-cheapo from China. I don't think you'll like it. I think it will clog. I think the "stem" will be too long and inflexible. Try it out with one that only costs a buck or two. Then if you like it, consider whether or not you'd like a "better" one.
mossmorton on October 23rd, 2017 03:04 pm (UTC)
Use & trust your senses...
If you get a cheapo cup, make sure you really check it out.
Does it have a weird smell? It could be from the bag it was shipped in, but if after washing and air drying in the sun for a day or two it still smells like plastic, you might not want to put it inside yourself.

Check it over for any poorly finished seams that could be irritating. Turn it inside out, if possible, and see how it flexes and stretches. High quality silicone should be durable and easily pliable. Make sure any suction release holes are fully open and cleanly finished.

Keep inspecting the cup every time you use it for any changes in color or consistency in the material. Is it developing a strange smell after some time? Do you notice any odd irritation after using it? I had a Diva cup for 7 years and the material was failing. I got a weird rash and irritation which I had never experienced before. The silicone had become cloudier and dry powdery on the surface. I stopped using that cup.

Boiling may age a cup prematurely, especially if it is not the highest quality silicone. It might be best to stick with hot water and soap and a hydrogen peroxide soak for cleaning.

A cheap cup may be a good cup, just trust your gut when making that judgement.