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01 January 2009 @ 08:10 pm
Hello everyone! I recently learned about menstrual cups and cloth pads and I'm really into wanting to use them now! I was reading up on cup comparisons and this site was really useful http://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/category/comparisons/
I do have a question. I thought that the Lunette and the LadyCup seemed like one's I'd like to try. Where can I find the lunette? and are there other places/better deals for any of the cups? I know that the DivaCup is easily available and cheap but I am not sure how I feel about that one.

Thanks for your help!
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Kai: pic#74324509kuradi8 on January 2nd, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
Don't rush into a cup purchase. Check out the size charts at http://community.livejournal.com/menstrual_cups/1285963.html

My icon shows the small Lunette (2nd smallest by just a smidge) compared to the large Diva (largest.) That's the size range you're dealing with.

The best prices on Lunettes that I've found are at http://stores.ebay.com/Lunette-Cups
mutantmint on January 2nd, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
Well, if I've used regular tampons before and those seem to be in there pretty tight then I thought a small cup would be good. I also use the Nuva ring and I have no trouble pulling it out so I assume a short cup would work as well. What do you think? Thanks for your help.
Daniamanita03 on January 2nd, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
Some people might have different experiences, but for me comparisons with tampons didn't match up. when I used tampons I could only use the light teen size, yet I need a large Divacup (despite being under 30 and childless).
fireaphidfireaphid on January 2nd, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
The Lunette is available cheapest on eBay: http://stores.ebay.com/Lunette-Cups. The seller is the official distributor in the UK, so it's very legit, and she charges the actual shipping price rather than the usual "shipping and handling" fees you see on eBay. I recommend her highly.
mutantmint on January 2nd, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
Thanks so much. It's good to know when things are legit on ebay!! ^_^
semi-titledpocochina on January 2nd, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
I haven't gone from a large cup to a small cup, but I have gone from a Diva to a small Lunette (which is smaller than the Diva) quite painlessly; the smaller size fits and pops open much better.

I also bought my Lunette from the Ebay seller suggested and found their service good.
Beatrix Kiddoniubutterfly82 on January 2nd, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
Just wanted to add my 2 cents that I bought my Lunette and Lunette Selene (the blue version) on http://www.leastore.fi/ .
bomega on January 2nd, 2009 08:06 am (UTC)
I want to second the Leastore. They are currently offering a 6 month satisfaction guarantee on purchases made until the end of January. Although their prices are higher, you can buy a 20€ gift card and they will give you a bonus 5€. Then use the gift cards for your purchase. I haven't tried returning, but presumably they will credit your gift card balance, and you can just reuse them for a replacement, still with a savings.
bomega on January 2nd, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)
Oh, and Leastore sells both colors of the Lunette, several of the Ladycup, and the Mooncup-uk (and the Divacup, although you are probably better off buying that at iherb's rock bottom prices.)
Chibitsukichibi on January 2nd, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)
I bought a Lunette Selene Cup from Leastore and a Lunette cup from Sarah May (the ebay seller) and although neither have arrived, both transactions went smoothly and shipping prices were very low from both places.

Before deciding which cup, you should do some research. How heavy is your flow? How often do you have to change your tampons? If you're relatively tight, you should probably stick to a smaller cup, but there are many smaller cups to choose from, and more things to take into account than just how tight you seem to be. Keep in mind that menstrual cups are made from silicone (excluding the rubber Keeper) and thus, they are far more flexible than a wad of cotton.