Menstrual Cups

A Zen Cup

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http://www.azencup.com

Country: England
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  “S” (Small), “M” (large)
Dimensions: S: 41mm diameter, 47mm long without stem, 23mm stem length.  M: 46mm diameter, 52mm long without stem,  18mm stem length.
Capacity: S: 25ml to rim, 20mls to air holes. M: 35ml to rim, 29mls to air holes.
Stem:  Flat Tab
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP): £23.99 [Currency Converter]
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: 4 airholes.  Comes in 3 colours (purple, pink, red and clear). Available in packs containing a soaking cup and cleaning gel.

These are the Fleurcup, given a new name and packaged with a container.

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April 7, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | 10 Comments

Fleurcup – Review

I asked Fleurcup twice for a cup for me to review here.  Both times they refused.  But luckily I was given one  (I’ll have to ask if my source wishes to be named or not lol) so I can review it!

Firstly… pictures!

I have the pouchless version (you can buy them with or without one – an interesting idea, and great to have that choice).  It came in a “ziplock” bag, with an instruction sheet.  No pictures of how to do the folds (they would have fit alongside the diagram of the cup I’m sure), but a decent amount of information there, with a link to their site and an e-mail address…

The cup itself is a pretty frosted purple.  Very light purple. It’s more frosted than the LadyCup cups… probably about as frosted as Lunette, but it’s hard to tell since I don’t have a coloured Lunette to compare it to.

The ridges on the bottom of the cup are quite pronounced, and I think the fact they are broken probably adds to the grippyness.  The ridges on the stem are probably ever-so-slightly more pronounced than the other cups, as this feels the most grippy of any of the cups I’d felt.  I think it’s actually a very attractive looking cup.  The colour it appears here isn’t very true to colour…the packaged one is closer to the true shade.

The holes are large and drilled on an angle… and I notice they have 2 at the front and 2 at the back, and are angled to the outer edges… (eg the left hand hole angles to the left, the right side hole angles to the right)

As luck would have it, my period arrived when the cup did, so I was able to try it out straight away 😀  It’s about as flexible as the Yuuki or Diva (though I have an older style).  I had no trouble folding it or inserting it, and I had no leaks. As with the other tab-stem cups, I can’t feel this at all while it’s in, and as I like to be able to pull the cup down with the stem, I do find a stem to be useful to have.  As there are no markings anywhere on the cup, it was very easy to clean, and while I was at first concerned with the fact the holes are angled (meaning they are longer, so could get clogged more easily), they rinsed clean without even needing to squeeze the water through.

So, all in all (other than the fact the cup company refused to send me one), I’m pretty impressed with this cup. It has the flat tab stem I like, it has no protruding ridge, so insertion and removal are a little easier/more comfortable than the ridged cups.  I think this might now be my favourite cup! (though I’d have to have a few more goes with it to say for sure)

Being a purple lover, I’d ideally like the colour to be stronger, it really is only slight hint of colour, but given that the Lunette had been my favourite cup and it’s doesn’t come in purple, having a slight amount of purple is definitely better than no purple at all 😀


See my detailed review & comparisons with other cups here.

August 7, 2010 Posted by | The Cups | , | 13 Comments

Fleurcup – My Thoughts

I only found out about these recently, and I was excited to see new cups available, and in colours!

I e-mailed them to ask for a sample, and unfortunately they refused, saying they are only interested in the European market.  (I asked them to reconsider, as European people do read my website too – but again no).  A shame, since I would have liked to include the Fleurcup with the other cups I have in photographs, be able to tell people more about it  (it’s look, feel and so on) and promote it more.

(They are actually the first cup company to deny my request for a sample)

So all I can comment on is that they look pretty 🙂 and that their website is a little less professional looking than the other cup brands. Unfortunately there are no immediate plans for an English version apparently (it will come later), but you can use google’s page translator to translate the page from French to English.

July 3, 2009 Posted by | comparisons, The Cups | | 4 Comments

Fleurcup

http://fleurcup.com

Fleurcup

Country of origin: France
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: Small & Large
Dimensions: Small = 41mm diameter, 47mm long without stem (23mm stem length) Large = 46mm diameter, 52mm long without stem 18mm stem length)
Capacity: Small = 20mls to holes 25ml to the rim. Large = 29ml to holes and 35ml to rim
Stem: Flat tab
Measuring Lines: No
Cost (RRP): € 26.99 [Currency Converter]
Guarantee: None
Been around since: Unknown (early 2009?)
Unique Design?: Semi-Unique (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand. However it does have resemblances to other brands)
Other Details: Comes in clear as well as (pale) pink, purple, orange and black. The website has great animated images of the folds
Review: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/fleurcup-photos-observations

July 1, 2009 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | 16 Comments