NEWS: I now sell menstrual cup at my new store:
PLEASE NOTE: This brand is no available to be shipped to the United States, so U.S. customers can order them at the original Fleurcup company website! I will update the video with this information soon.
I got this Fleurcup thanks to a personal friend. When I opened up the Fleurcup package I received in the mail, I was favorably impressed! In my opinion, this is a very good quality cup. Included was of course the small lilac Fleurcup I asked for, a black, satiny drawstring pouch, and multi-lingual instructions in French, English and German.
The old Fleurcup’s material was virtually the same in stiffness and feel as the large Lunette. But I have been told that now the new Fleurcup is much softer. The suction release holes are up than a few other brands, which is something a lot of people are looking for. There is only one rim, which is kind of flared out, rather than being a thicker ring around the top. In other words, this cup has more of a distinctive “bell” shape than other brands do. This is different for me, but I like it.
The actual “cup” part is shorter than many other brands, but because of the higher holes, it still has great capacity. It holds 20ml, the same as a small lunette, and only slightly less than a small Diva. So if you need something close to Diva or Lunette in capacity, but still short, this cup is a good choice.
When I tried this cup out, I did notice the flared rim during insertion, but it was still comfortable. Especially with a punch-down fold. I usually let a cup pop open a bit, before I get it all the way in. Then I coax it the rest of the way up. With Fleurcup, coaxing goes a little slower with the rim, but again, its comfortable because of how smooth the material is. There is no writing on the cup at all, and the only texture is at the bottom– the grip rings.
I thought I was going to feel the rings while wearing it (because I’m “short” in that area). But surprisingly, I really didn’t feel them much at all. Probably because the cup is so much shorter in the body than Diva (I do feel Diva’s, so I turn it inside-out). The stem I could feel though. But as I always say, that can be trimmed away. So to me, its not a problem.
Removal— with this brand, I find that the old “pinch and tilt” method works bets (pinch the base of the cup, and tilt it from left to right). I suppose you could insert a finger to break the suction if you wanted to, but I honestly didn’t have to do that, so I didn’t try it. Also, in the case of cups with flared rims (Fleurcup, MoonCup UK, Femmecup), the rim usually prevents you from being able to reach up far enough to dent in the rim. Which is why I recommend the “pinch and tilt” method for such brands.
Again, very impressed with this cup, and if you want something with plenty of capacity, but is small and opens easily, I so go for this one 🙂
I have recieved a large pink Fleurcup to go with the small. So I’m providing my thoughts and some new photos:
For capacity, I give this one a “Grade A”. Exactly to the holes, it takes about the same as a large Lunette. But some people need that more defined rim for extra seal. With both large and small Fleurcup, I find the punch-down fold more comfortable. And the texture of the outside allows it to go in very smoothly and easily (true for both sizes).
My large Fleurcup is the “pink” color. Its very close to the color of flesh, and its cute as can be next to the small purple. I find the suction on both fairly easy to break, because their sides are easier to manipulate as a whole, with just a single indention.