13 December 2013 @ 11:48 am
I'm a cup newbie and I'm debating whether to get a fleurcup or a sckoon. I'm 15 and a virgin, with what I think is a relatively low cervix (I have trouble getting a tampax pearl plastic applicator in all the way to the hand grip sometimes). Which size? I have a really heavy flow (changing super tampons every 2 1/2 hrs). Also, does anyone with a skin silicone allergy use the fleur or the sckoon without issue? I realized I had an allergy when I tried a brand of contacts with a slightly higher percentage silicone. Are contacts made of the same grade of silicone as menstrual cups? Thanks.
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 13th, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
If you think you have a silicone allergy then the MeLunas might be an option. They're made of TPE. Or the Keeper, but that's made of latex and could set off a different allergy. All of the other brands are silicone.
dilarazmidilarazmi on December 14th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
I am a virgin with really low cervix too. They're so low I cant even wear tampons they would just sit so low and just slip. I've tried the Lunette, Ladycup, Fleurcup, Si bell and Mini Meluna, all in small. I'd say Si bell is my favourite. If your cervix is really low, the cup sits really low and you tend to feel it more. It presses on your bladder, so the softest cup would be ideal. But that's just me though. Some prefer stiffer cups. I like the Si Bell because it's soft but still pops open as easily as the others I've tried and is easier to remove since its soft, you can just fold it into a C before taking it out.

As for the silicone allergies, I have no idea :/ you could try Meluna.
pineapplewhippineapplewhip on December 14th, 2013 09:43 am (UTC)
yes MeLuna
MeLuna is the only one I am 100% sure it silicone free. I like them. I have muscles that tend to be tight all over my body, its painful in my back, and I have serious (vomit + black out) cramps with my period on heavy days, so obviously I thank God for my doctor and medicine. The point is cups have helped me, I'm always looking for help, I like MeLuna's website, they have it going on. One thing, I hate my soft one, love my classic and really love sport one. But that's my body. I can't open a soft.
teacupcake89 on December 14th, 2013 11:19 am (UTC)
the problem with Melunas is that their sizes which come up very small, get longer as they get wider, so to have the same capacity as something like a large Fleur, Large si-bell or Large Sckooncup for your very heavy periods you'd need the XL Meluna which is pretty long, or the 'large' at least.

The keeper is made from rubber/latex but is the stiffest cup out there so might not be comfortable, and doesn't hold very much. you can trim the extra long stem though.

it might be worth emailing lots of brands. sckooncup, Lunette might reply with more helpful responses than say fleur or si-bell as their English is good/won't be translated through Google French :)
elisamba on December 14th, 2013 12:03 pm (UTC)
I read so many times that the Keeper is the firmest cup that I thought it would be like a bike tire lol but now that I've got it the firmness just seems like the small Fleurcup to me. I think it's the pronounced rim that intimidates people, but I can't wait to try it. It pops open easily.
teacupcake89 on December 14th, 2013 12:09 pm (UTC)
the old or new Fleur? but yes the rim is mega thick!!
elisamba on December 14th, 2013 02:55 pm (UTC)
The new small Fleur (or the old large Fleur - they feel similar to me).
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