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22 July 2014 @ 04:10 pm
Hello

I have been using a Mooncup UK for a number of years now I find that it puts a little pressure on my bladder and I thought maybe there would be a better cup for me out there which would not present this issue for me... I have used mostly size B and more recently thought maybe I should switch to a size A (larger) as I am 39 (no children) but I find it less comfortable / more pressure on bladder and a little awkward to remove.

Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 22nd, 2014 03:36 pm (UTC)
Use what you know, like and don't about the cup you already have, compare its dimensions to other brands at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ and pick ones that you think will fit/suit you better. Then use photos of those cups to choose a shape that you think you'd like better. Flared rim or not? Pointy or blunt? Etc.

Scroll down at the Community FAQ http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/tag/faq to see a good post with side by side photos. It doesn't have every cup but it has many. Use other photos if your favorite cups aren't listed on that post.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 22nd, 2014 06:31 pm (UTC)
How's your cervix height? If I recall correctly that's one of the cups with a stiff rim, so you may like something softer. I had the same bladder pressure issue with the Meluna Classic, but after switching to Si-Bells I've never noticed it.
bbindogirl6111 on July 22nd, 2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you. My cervix height is average I would say? The Mooncup UK has a stiff rim (less so for the larger size) but the rim is quite prominent.
What size Si-Bell do you use? I understand they are quite soft? Any leakage issues?
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 22nd, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
I have used a small but recently upgraded to a Large because part of the stem came off my small and my cervix is very high, and my flow has also increased a bit. They are extremely soft, yes, but I have not had leakage issues except once when it just overflowed. Due to its unique design it pops open very easily, despite being so soft. I recommend it as a good starter cup for anyone because the cup itself is short, but the stem is long, so it works for both high cervix and low cervix users.
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