I just learned about menstrual cups from a thread over at the Everyday Minerals forum and I'm all onboard for making the switch. After doing all my research, I think I have settled on the Lunette but I'm not sure which size to get. Here is my relevant info and any suggestions would be most appreciated.
I am 31yo, married with no kids (and no plans to ever have any); 5'4" and 110lbs. If it matters, only because the diva site referred to the fact that women over 30 experience "hip spreading" and thus need the larger size, I have fairly narrow hips at 36". I think my vagina is of average width and depth. I can use all sizes of tampons with no pain and only experience the normal discomfort during OB/GYN exams. I currently have periods of what I think is average flow, lasting about 4 days. At the heaviest, a super tampon lasts 6 hours or overnight. I do have severe menstrual pain for the first 1-2 days, requiring codeine, which I believe to be endometriosis (it runs in the family) but I haven't had surgery to confirm. The pain is not typical cramps but located around my stomach, intestines and colon and is worsened when I eat. I also have been experiencing some urinary frequency and bladder sensitivity lately, just before my period starts and while I have it. This concerns me a bit because I've heard some people mention that the cup presses on their urethra.
I'm guessing you will recommend the larger size...but the main reason for my hesitation is that I have major sensory issues! As in...sounds, smells, rough clothing, etc. drive me nuts! And so I'm worried that if the cup is too big and I feel it all the time that I won't stick with it. Anyway, that's my story.
Any comments or suggestions would be great!.