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Ok, ladies, real talk. This is a great cup, but more than that, its a great cup for fat girls. I'm short and fat with a belly. Its hard to get ahold of a cup that has no stem grip. This little heart shape is PERFECT for pulling this sucker out. After spending almost an hour sweating, cussing, and throwing a colossal fit trying to get the blossom cup out, I find this one to be a breeze. (my SO was in the other room laughing at me and eating cheetos, that buttface.) So here's the deal. When you are heavy set, its harder to play around in your vagina. We all know it. Reaching down there can be a bit tricky. Add to that, I have a very small vagina. There is almost no room for a larger cup to fully expand. This cup is perfect. Its narrow, and it does not suction hard to my cervix, which with the blossom cup was very painful for me. I also don't have to worry if it doesn't feel like its "open" all the way. It will adjust itself as needed. So when it came time to pop this things in, I lubed it up with water based lubricant and used a hard seven fold. It slid right in. I had to play with it a little to get it to sit on my cervix right, and I won't tell you that I didn't know it was there. I did, my cramps got a little more intense, but tampons to that to me. I have a cervix that swells alot so anything touching it hurts. But after taking some midol the pain eased up and I forgot it was even there. Tip: The stem on this is very long and had awesome grips on it. But because of that it can irritate your urethra a little bit. Just tuck it inside your vagina against the cup and problem solved. DO NOT CUT IT OFF!! You need that stem to haul that things out of your body. But anyway. I wore this cup for eight hours plus and it didn't leak. Notta once. I also slept in it, and had a poop with it in. I did feel like it was trying to escape, but it stayed put. To get it out, just pull the stem out of your vagina, and pull. That's it! No bearing down, no struggle. If you lube it up, its just comes right out. Be careful though about swinging it around and make sure you take it out over the toilet or in the shower. You can have stringers of mucus and they can get every where. Learned that the hard way. Over all this is a major thumbs up from a fat girl. And the price aint bad either. It did take a while to get to me, about three weeks, but it was right on the heels of my catastrophe with the blossom cup so I was pretty excited for this period. Sorry if you were grossed out, but I feel like periods need some real talk, and lets face it, most of us deal with the same crap. Hope you guys enjoy this product. I know that I do.
I have been a menstrual cup user for the last 8 years. I was very skeptical at 1st an a tad bit intimated but It was one of the best decision I made. The reason that I switched over to a reusable cup was the fact that I was experiencing super heavy periods. I was using a super tampon and a pad for back up and changing every 2 hours. I came across an article stating that the chemicals in disposable feminine products are the leading cause of fertility issues and heavy bleeding. I told myself a cup is the same cost as buying disposables for 2 cycles so I committed to testing it out for two cycles and if it didn't work out for me I wouldn't loose any money. Like I said best thing ever! My period have decreased to so minimal and my cramps are non-existent. Thru the 8 years I have used and tried out so many cups and know what I like (yes not all cups are a like or a 1 cup fits all) I ordered a size small cup even though I've had 3 vaginal births and am over 30. I have a short canal and know this tends to be my size. This cup is a nice medical grade silicone and is actually very squishy and would rate it a 2 (if 1 is squishy and 10 is firm) but my personal preference is a stiffer cup. The rim on this cup is also pretty narrow which helps with insertion and positioning the cup. The only down fall of this cup would be the stem. It is so cute BUT the heart at the bottom is very thick and not so comfortable since on me it actually sticks out. I was very sad that I had to remove the stem being that it is sooooo cute. Once I removed the stem the cup was way more comfortable to wear. It has 2 air holes which aid with the suction and it stayed in place for a whole 12 hours without any complain. I really like this cup and would recommend it to anyone looking to start off in the cup world but doesn't want to drop too much money. You can get all 3 sizes currently for under $10 shipped. Sure the shipping took forever but it was worth the wait. I will attach a comparison picture with a few other cups out in the market.
I tried a burn test to see if this product was real medical grade silicone (as advertised) and it failed. It makes me a little weary to trust the product, but this is simply my first attempt at a menstrual cup and I wanted to but something cheap before making my mind up.
A-MAZ-ING!! I've been interested in trying menstrual cups, after only using pads for my entire "menstrating lifetime." The first cup I tried were the reusable softcups. No matter what I did, the softcups leaked, however, I fell in love with their ease and comfort. I then decided to venture into the long term usage menstrual cups. Seeing that the Diva Cup is $40, I decided to purchase this cup as a "cheap practice cup."
I totally love this thing. Its size is non intimidating, and it's quite easy to insert. The silicone is comfortably soft and flexable. Once the cup is in, you feel nothing. In my body, this cup creates a great seal, which makes leakes nonexistent. I think the quality of the cup is just fine, and I think this thing is the best purchase I've made all year!
The stem, however, seemed a bit intimidating, so I trimmed it off. I'm still new at the menstrual cup thing, so removal is still a bit challenging for me. I would suggest cleaning the cup (with gentle soap and water), then sterilizing the cup (boiling in water for at least 5 minutes) upon first receiving the cup.
If you are remotely interested in trying a new method to manage your period, try this cup. Its pain free, comfortable, allows you to become more knowledgable about your body, EXTREMELY ECONOMICAL, and in my opinion, life changing.