NEWS: I now sell menstrual cups at my new store:
* 1 Small LilaCup
* 1 Small GreenCup
* 1 small YellowCup
* Cotton LadyCyp storage pouches
* Multi-lingual user guides in: English, Italian, Spanish, German, and French.
PS– I also have the new Lotos cup, here are some pictures:
The first thing I noticed when I handled the cups and saw them up close was that the material is quite clear and glossy, compared to the other brands. Personally, I think this adds to their visual appeal. Also the different colors add a certain “accessory” charm, so they seem less like a sanitary/medical item, which is very nice.
There is quite a noticeable difference in size between the large and small. And I had always wondered which was smaller: Small Lunette Selene, or small LadyCup– I would have to say small LadyCup. I’m doing a comparison video on the subject, which should be available on YouYube soon, under the key work “menstrual cups”.
The bottom of the LadyCup appears to be a bit squishier than the upper 1/3 of the cup, including the rim. Of course, I’m not sure if they were always this way; I’ve heard that before, the whole cup was quite squishy. So this might be a new thing? I will have to ask a long-time LadyCup user. But I do like this feature, because the firmer rim does allow the material to spring back open quite easily.
Rather than rings, the LadyCup has tiny “bumps” for gripping around the stem and base of the cup. And the bumps are smooth, which is a lot less abrasive, if you are sensitive to that. The stem itself seems to be much more squishy than the other brands, so I think that will enable people to leave it intact, or at least not have to trim it all the way down.
The cotton bags are adorable, too! Ribbon drawstrings, made of cotton, and well constructed. They’ve also got a cute flower print, and little logo tags attached to the seems.
Since I got 2 identical large LilaCups, I did try out one of them out on a dry run (while not on my period), and I just reserved all the others for demonstration purposes. Because of the slicker material, insertion goes very smoothly. It pops open quite easily, and I cannot feel it at all.
Removal– I (and many other women) find that with removal, these cups are quite slick and slippery when added to your internal moisture. So its best to keep some toilet tissue in your hand during removal, and whenever you need a better grip, take your fingers out and re-dry them. Basically, the more dry they are, the easier the cup is to grip. Just pinch the base of the cup very firmly with your thumb and middle finger, while bearing (and pulling) down. Also, tilting the cup from side to side will expose the low hole to air, and break the seal. Honestly try this, it is very, very helpful.
Size-wise, the large and small LadyCups are sort of close to large and small lunettes. But the lunettes have higher capacity, because their holes are higher. So basically, if you are looking for a shorter, smoother cup, and your flow is not very heavy, then this brand would be a good choice for you.
My Personal Recommendations:
If you have an average flow, or if you are sexually active, I would say definitely get the large. The small I would be more inclined to recommend for a virgin, or someone with very light flow.
In conclusion, these are all absolutely beautiful cups! Smooth, well proportioned, and very comfortable.