Monday, June 25, 2018

Yuuki Menstrual Cup "REVIEW"




YUUKI MENSTRUAL CUP


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Today's post is sponsored by yuukicup.com who were so kind to send me some samples to try and review them on the blog just for you. 

One of my very first post on the blog was about Whats a menstrual cup and how to use it. So I'm not really going to go into detail about it, I will only talk about the characteristics and my experience with this particular menstrual cup.

As I said yuukicup.com where so kind to send me samples to try the cup and to my surprise because I wasn´t expecting it, they decided to send me 4 cups: 2 sizes 1 or small, and 2 sizes 2 or large. 2of the cups are soft and the other 2 are the classic version. They also send me diffuser box to disinfect the cup. 



The cup is made out of a medical grade silicone that can last 5 to 10 years of use, won't cause irritations, allergies or infections. 

The 4 cups have no color, they are completely transparent, but just at plain sight can totally see the difference between the soft one and the classic one; the soft one is a little opaque and the classic one is completely transparent.

LEFT: SOFT CUP  RIGHT: CLASSIC CUP

When comparing the two sizes, you can see there is a huge difference, as the size 1 can fit inside the size 2. 


Size 1 cup has a capacity 24ml, is 67mm long including the stem.
Size 2 cup has a capacity of 37ml, is 74mm long including the stem.



Both sizes have 4 air release suction holes that help release the air to be able to remove the cup out of your body.


Size 1 cup is recommended for young women that haven't given birth yet. And size 2 cup is recommended for women that have already given birth or are over 30 years old.

The classic version of the cup is recommended for women who practice lots of sports or has very strong pelvic muscles. The soft version is recommended for women who don't do sports or are very sensitive.

The difference between this 2 cups is so notorious, just by grabbing them. The soft one is more squeezable and the classic one is really firm.



Both versions of the cups have 4 rings at the bottom of the cup and 4 more on the stem, they are really prominent and they are perfect to grab the cup to pull it out. 


The stem is flexible and squeeze, so it won't hurt you while the cup is inside of your body. 





The diffuser box is small but big enough to fit the cup and be completely covered with water, it contains the instructions on how to sterilize the cup: how long should you put it in the microwave and the water limit for each cup.




This box also comes with the instructions in paper so you can use it properly, and the cup itself comes with instructions in many different languages, where is explained how to care for your cup and the recommended fold to use with it. 




They recommend to use the "c" fold but I personally prefer to use the "7" fold or the "punch down" fold, because they work better for me. 

 

"C" fold                                                       "punch dwn" fold                                   "7"fold


 My experience:

This was my very first month with this cup, and I have to say I am very pleased with it. I'm 28 years old so I use the size 1 cup in classic and soft. 

I like the firmness of the classic for "heavy" days while I practice sports, it opens really fast and easy as soon as you let go the cup it opens. It firmness doesn't allow you to try many folds but it works for me. Makes me feel so comfortable and I don't have to worry about accidents. 

The soft one is more flexible and you can try many different folds, I like to use this one on my very lasts day when I barely bleed, its soft but firm enough for me so my pelvic muscles don't crush it.
I don't really have a heavy flow, I don't fill the cup even if I wear them all day long, so for now, im good with the size 1. Didn´t have the courage to try the size 2 I feel is too big for me.

with either cup, I don't feel anything inside of me, it makes it so comfortable to be able to practice sports or go swimming and you actually forget about been in your period. 

Due to is a cup that has no color, eventually over time (many years of use) the blood will stain the cup, but this won't affect its function. 

You can also cut the stem if you need to and won't damage the cup. I didn´t have to cut it as it fits perfectly on me because I have a high cervix.

This is a perfect cup for somene who practice lots of sports or for someone who is starting using a menstrual cup.

The Yuuki cup and the diffuser box can be bought online and is a very cheap cup too:
https://www.yuukicup.com/en/eshop/menstrual-cup-44

 This cup doesn´t come with a cotton bag to store it, but the diffuser box can be used to store the cup while you don't use it.



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