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11 February 2008 @ 10:24 am
I have decided that I want to get either a Lady cup,Mooncup,or FemmeCup. What I was wanting to know is what is the difference between them? I know all cup's are pretty much the same,but is there any big difference between these 3 cup's? I have read on here about the Mooncup,but there isn't much on the other 2 cup's,that's why I am asking yall. What's the difference between the Mooncup u.k and the Mooncup u.s? I was also wanting to know which one of these 3 is the most fexible? And which one is the smallest? Thanks :) 

One more thing,Where is the best place to buy these cup's? 
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virushumanvirushuman on February 11th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
I can't offer any good advice, but I do think that the FemmeCup and LadyCup are brand-spranking-new, I'm not sure anyone on here has used them yet.
junebugg28 on February 11th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
Yah I knew it was a long shot that any one has used either the lady cup or femme cup,but I thought it was worth asking just in case someone had and just hadn't posted about it yet. thanks;)
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Brit: Diva Cupdesigningdreams on February 11th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I've heard that a "Mooncup US" is a keeper... apparently they adopted the mooncup name recently, and a lot of people on here feel like it's an attempt to take business from Mooncup UK on the assumption that consumers might get the two confused. Definitely a sketchy business practice to be sure.
ever so slightly obsessedscien on February 11th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
The original Keeper is made out of brown latex. The Keeper co brought out a silicone cup a couple of years ago and called it the 'Mooncup' despite the fact that there was already a brand with that name for reasons which remain mysterious (if you feel charitable towards them).
ever so slightly obsessedscien on February 11th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
As we have already told you twice, the Lady cup and Femmecup are so new no one here has used them before.

Since they are 'pretty much the same', no, there is not a 'big difference' between them! At least, as far as we now so far.

The Mooncup UK and US are very similar products, but manufactuered by different companies. The UK company had the name first.

'Smallest' depends on whether you mean length, width or volume. Even then, it can be difficult to compare them due to the data coming from all sorts of sources, not all of them accurate.

There are lots of places you can buy cups from, which one is best depends on whether you're most worried about price/air miles/guarantees/buying direct from the manufacturer.

I understand that you really want to make the right choice for you, but please understand that they are all really very similar. There's only so much we can do, particularly if you don't have any specific concerns or considerations in mind.

As far as I can see, we have helped you as far as we are able to. Please don't post this same question a third time.
junebugg28 on February 11th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all of yall's help,sorry I didn't reliezie I had posted the same qusetion 3 time's,I am just trying to figure out which is the best cup for me.I have never herd of cup's until a month or two ago and I just thought maybe some of yall could help me, but I guess I have worn out my welcome so I will not be posting again unless I have sirius problem with my cup,no matter how many question's I still have I will not post again for fear of asking the "same qusetion",sorry if I have annoyed any of yall with all my being new to the whole idea of menstraul cup's and everything.Sorry,See Yall Around;)

By the way,I guess I am gona go with a MoonCup u.k, even though I still have my doubts and worry's about this cup,but everyone on here seem's to like this one the pretty good,so maybe it will work for me.
elizends_and_means on February 11th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
most questions can be answered by reading the tags, and searching the memories. just future FYI!
junebugg28 on February 11th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I have been reading alot on here about all the different cups and have learned alot aand I think I might go with the MoonCup U.K.thanks;)
ever so slightly obsessedscien on February 11th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
You are certainly welcome to post if you have any questions, concerns or new input. However, you have asked us 'which is the best cup' three times now and our answers are not going to change. As you said yourself, they really are 'pretty much the same'.

All the knowledge we have accumulated over the years (which is a lot) is available to you in this community - see the tags on the right, and the comments to your posts. We want to help new cup users all we can, but if that isn't enough to ease your mind or prompt any specific questions for us to discuss, I'm not sure what more we can do. If you have any particular concerns we can do our best to help, but there's only so much we can say on this question because there simply isn't a hard and fast answer.

Good luck.
junebugg28 on February 11th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
Questions,Questions and more Qustions
I know that I should be more specific with my question's but since I know nothing about cup's I really don't know what to ask.But since you asked for me to be more specific I have a quetson or two for you.You use a mooncup u.k right? (I think I read one of your post's and you talked about your mooncup)What I would like to know is: how long is it? How wide is it? How much dose it hold? How often do you have to empty it? I am a 18 year old newly wed and was a virgin befor I got marryed and I could not use tampon's befor I got marryed and even now they still hurt when I use them,so I was wondering if the mooncup u.k is very big as to it's whole total size? I am small on the "inside" so that's why I want to know if it's very big,Do you know which cup is the smallest as far as it's total size is? I hope I have not asked too many question's for you. Thanks for all of your help

And yah I have been reading just about everything thing on here about cup's and which one is best for me,This site is by far the has the most info on cups,But I am still having touble trying to figure out which one is best for me.But I think I like the Mooncup u.k. Thanks;)
ever so slightly obsessedscien on February 11th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Questions,Questions and more Qustions
I do, yes. It holds about 30ml, it's about two inches long (not counting the stem, which I cut off) and one and a half inches wide. But they're all a very similar size. And of course you insert it folded up.

On light days I only empty it out once a day in the shower. When I have really heavy days it's about every four hours, but I have unusually heavy periods and I would go through pads faster.

If you have problems with pain on insertion it might be worthwhile to invest in some lube to help your initial tries.

I'm not sure what you mean by 'total size'. The two mooncups are very similarly shaped. The divacup is longer. I'm not too sure about the rest, but I hope to make a proper comparison post soon when they arrive. Honestly though the differences are very subtle and most women are happy with the first cup they try no matter which one it is.

If we knew for certain which one would be best for you we would gladly tell you! But I'm afraid it's just not predictable.
junebugg28 on February 12th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
Re: Questions,Questions and more Qustions
Thanks so much,that really help's me out alot.yah i know no one can tell me which cup is right for me(I wish they could though!! lol),I just was wanting some details on that cup,Thanks.As for my question about the total size,I'm not even sure what I ment,sorry bout that.But anyhoo,thanks for all of your help,it has helped me decide that I am pretty sure I wasnt to get a MoonCup u.k.Thanks again,
ladycontentladycontent on February 11th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
I know that the Diva Cup was not among your choices, but just to illustrate a point, it is supposedly longer than most of the other cups. That being said, I am also rather petite, and consider myself to have small girl bits as well, and I'm quite happy with the Diva. I think really what it boils down to is personal preference. We're all shaped slightly differently down there, and have different comfort thresholds. What may be comfortable for one petite girl, may be hell for another.

Before purchasing my cup, I was quite interested in the different brands, but because the Diva was available at a store no more than five minutes away from my house, I chose to go that route to avoid the hassle of internet purchases and mailing. I was also worried about the condition of the cup after traveling overseas, but from what I have read from other's posts, it doesn't seem to have much of an effect.

I know you're probably feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of having to choose from the selection of cups available, but take a deep breath. First and foremost, you're among a small population of women who have chosen to stray from the societal norms of disposable, bleached filled products to an eco-friendly, body-friendly product. Congratulations on that! Secondly, you are in no way committed to your first cup. I understand that money may play a role in the stress of deciding on a cup, but if for any reason the cup you decide on does not work out for you, you're not stuck with it forever. You can simply save up for a new one.

I would suggest doing a little more reading on the cups you're interested in, and then go with your gut feeling. Maybe you can decide based on what cups are available near you... or perhaps based on price.

All I'm saying is don't stress about it. Converting to menstrual cups is an exciting experience. Enjoy the fact that you're doing something great for your body and the environment, and just go with it.

Good luck on your decision. I'd like to hear how it turns out.