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02 June 2009 @ 04:29 pm
 I just got my order of Lunette Selene. I find that it is much squishier than my small Lady cup. I just finished my first cycle with Lady cup and everything was good. I did get some blood on my backup pads but I think it was from what was left in  before I put in the cup.

I read that a lot of people try to get there cervix to fit into the cup. I did not do that. I just thought that it's not suppose to go that deep? Am I missing sth.? All I did was insert and just let it suck its way up. I have low cervix though so it did not go that far from the opening.

I would like to hear which you prefer? Is Lunette being much squishier  a problem? Is the original Lunette better? 

I forgot to mention that it's a small Lunette selene.

A small Lady Cup pops open just fine with punch down fold. It has a firmer rim than Lunette Selene. So, my concern is that will it have a problem?
hmmeversochili on June 3rd, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
The instructions booklet makes it sound like the cup isn't supposed to cover the cervix or go in so deeply. That's just false--it sits over the cervix for many people, including me, and that's fine.

My hunch is it's a liability thing. Cup companies don't want to get sued if a person had to go to the doctor to get the cup removed because it was out of reach (I believe it can always be removed eventually, but someone might panic), or because a person forgot it was in because it was so deep.
iudmamaiudmama on June 3rd, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
It doesn't have to fit over your cervix - everyone's anatomy is different. For me, if I don't get my cervix into the cup, the cup slides up past the side of my cervix and that does me no good at all.
What size Selene do you have? I'm surprised to hear it's squishier...
although I think it's been mentioned on here that the large LadyCup is squishier than the small, more or less due to the larger surface area.
mo_mi_jimo_mi_ji on June 3rd, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
I have a small lunette selene :)
leia149 on June 3rd, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
My small selene is squishier than my small lady cup too. I think the small lady cup is pretty springy/poppy. My theory is that its the large lady cup that is super soft.

I prefer the lunette, but the lady cup is was easier to get in. But removal, the lunette wins.
noptimum on June 3rd, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
Agree on all points. The LadyCup slides right in practically by itself, but is harder to remove. The small lunette, I've had to try several times before successfully getting it in but I can remove it a lot faster than the LC.
Katzhukora1 on June 3rd, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
A lot of people find that their cervix just wants to sit inside their cup--without any effort on their part. If their cervix is very, very low (like mine), or even just because of the way they're built inside, around the cervix is just naturally the place their cup wants to sit.

Other people may make an effort to aim their cup at their cervix during insertion because otherwise there's a risk their cervix will sit outside the cup, and not accomplish much at all in terms of catching their flow. However, just because you insert your cup and push it up around your cervix doesn't mean it will stay there--if it wants to sit somewhere else, it may move around a bit. But as long as the seal was formed with your cervix on the correct side of the cup, this shouldn't matter.

I have a Lunette which I use every month, and also a LadyCup which I bought around the same time that I've used for a dry run or two, but never "for real" even though I've had it for 6+ months now. I actually don't like the stiffer, gummier texture of the LadyCup as much as I like the squishy Lunette. Things are crowded enough in my vag with my super-low cervix bashing itself on my pubic bone, that it's really just better for me that the cup conforms to my shape as much as possible rather than vice versa. ;)
mo_mi_jimo_mi_ji on June 3rd, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
Wow! Thanks for the feedback everyone. Yeah, from my using of Lady Cup, I never could spin the cup when it's inside me because it was so slippery. (One of the method to check that it s completely sealed)

Hmmm...I am not sure if I am going to like my Lunette Selene. I quite got the hang of inserting and removing my Lady Cup. I am afraid of the not slippery surface of the Lunette which might make it a bit painful to insert or remove. Honestly, during my period I think I am more dry down there. It was much easier when I did a dry run when I have enough lubrication.
m03m on June 3rd, 2009 07:19 am (UTC)
May I ask why you decided to buy a second cup?
mo_mi_jimo_mi_ji on June 4th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
I just like how Lunette Selene looks :P hehehe

And it should be good for my heavier days.
mo_mi_jimo_mi_ji on June 4th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
Plus, I thought all cup would be somewhat slippery, just not as much as Lady cup. But Lunette is not. A small lunette is just slightly larger than a small Lady cup but has much higher capacity. This is why I decides to get it.
m03m on June 4th, 2009 07:49 am (UTC)
Ah, probably because of the placement of the holes.
mo_mi_jimo_mi_ji on June 4th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Yepp :)