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25 September 2008 @ 10:32 am
I just ordered the smaller PinkCup and even though it says on the website that it should fit women under 25, I'm still worried that it might be too small(?). I noticed that it's about the same size as the smaller Lunette cup and they recommend it for virgins and girls under 20! Makes no sense to me. I'm 18 and I have a pretty light flow so I guess it should work, but then again I would like to be able to use it for some time too...

Is there anyone in here who uses the small Ladycup that can convince me that i didn't make the wrong choice? How often do you have to empty it? And how can i tell if it's too small?
 
Dina Clare: dreamlintilla on September 25th, 2008 09:06 am (UTC)
The suggestions each of the manufacturers make vary widely. People get the "wrong" cup all the time and use it successfully. Just go with your gut!
Riebuzzgirl19 on September 25th, 2008 11:01 am (UTC)
I'm 27, no biological kids, not a virgin and on my first cycle with the small PinkCup. I have a reasonably short vagina and my cervix typically sits quite low, but not SUPER low.

My cervix takes up about half the cup, lengthwise. I have to empty it about once every four to six hours on my heaviest day(s), at which time the cup is about half full. (I figure with my cervix in there, it would be basically full). I used to use super tampons on these days, so I would say I have a medium to heavy flow. I actually love the size of the cup, because it's short enough that I don't need to trim the stem - if the cup was any longer I would need to, and I find it way easier to remove using the stem.

Personally, I'd say it was too small if you have trouble fitting your cervix in there (if your cervix sits low enough to go IN the cup). Otherwise I reckon it would be fine.
hiriel1804 on September 25th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
You can't really know if the size fits you until you try, unfortunately. Lots of women under 25/with no childbirths use large cups, and women above 25 use small cups etc. Anatomy varies wildly. I'm 21, not a virgin, but no children, I use the small LadyCup, it works great. :)
Christinekisekileia on September 25th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
I think the Lady Cup company probably adopted that recommendation because of the many, many reports on this community of women preferring a smaller cup size when the guidelines say to use a larger size. I've seen a lot of posts on this community from women over 20 who use the small Lunette. I'm 25, and while I do fine with the small Diva, if I get a second cup it'll be the small Lunette.
Ashatenlegspider on September 25th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
I'm 25 and use a small ladycup. A cup is too small if your vagina can't keep hold of it (don't confuse that with the stem being too long, though), or if you're a heavy bleeder and have to change it more often than you'd like.
Katrinakatrina_splat on September 26th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
How can you tell if it's too small? Shove it up there! Only way to see :)