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Not my Goldilocks Cups, but pretty darn good!
on February 21, 2015
I love menstrual cups and the this set of the Yuuki Large in Classic and soft is no exception. I have a very high cervix is very high so a longer cup works very well for me. I also have used the Large Lunette. The cup features a clear, somewhat pearlescent finish with a hallow tub stem. I do not normally trim stems off of menstrual cups because I have a high cervix and I've never needed to before. However, the stem being hallow, seems to make it rather poky. The soft cup has a softer, more flexible stem that is still hallow, but it's softer so it's more tolerable. I chose to trim the stems off both cups. The capacity is very good, it is one of the higher capacity cups on the market.
My only complaint about Yuuki soft and classic is that both cups have to be nudged and played with to open inside my body. Under normal circumstances, I would say that the cups are too soft. However, the Yuuki classic, for those of you in the know, is nick-named "The Rock" because it is considered the stiffest menstrual cup on the market. Another thing that can cause a cup to not open is that it can be too large. As far as stiffness is concerned, the Yuuki soft is just a bit softer than the Large Lunette, which is my go-to cup. The Yuuki classic is just a bit stiffer than the Lunette Large. The Yuuki large is just a tiny bit taller and a tiny bit wider than the Lunette so I think it may actually be a bit too big for me.
I have personal preference for a color menstrual cup and also for a flat tab style stem over a hallow round stem. However, I will say that these cups perform very well. As I said, the Yuuki doesn't open well for me on it's own in either stiffness. I can use both successfully though by pinching the base of the cup after inserting to help it open up. The cups came with an infuser box which makes sterilization of all of my cups quick and easy. The cups themselves, appeared to have some kind of sticky, yet greasy, coating on them when I opened the package. I did have to clean them and boil them a couple of times to remove the residue.
Overall, these cups do the job they are supposed to do. The infuser box is very convenient, the silicone itself is very thick and appears to be nice quality (once the residue is removed) and it has some pretty awesome grip rings on the base of the cups. Despite the fact the Yuuki cups are made of such thick material, it features a barely there rim which I found most comfortable. The rim and body of each stiffness cup is the same so that the classic cup's body is the same in stiffness as the classic cup's rim and the same for the classic. I'd definitely recommend this set of cups as they give you a good start in helping your chose your Goldilocks resistance. These aren't my Goldilocks cups because of the hallow stem and lack of colors but they are really good cups.
Photos: Large Yuuki Classic and soft with Large Lunette, rim comparison, classic resistance Yuuki vs Large Lunette, soft Yuuki vs Large Lunette