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07 September 2009 @ 11:18 pm
Here goes. I used a small Diva for 2 cycles before I got pregnant with my second. During the pregnancy I bought two large trial LadyCups and got a free large Keeper Mooncup from that m'celle (I think) promotion. Most of my experiences are of dry runs but I just got my first PP period yesterday and they are going to be heavy for a while if they are anything like the ones after I had my first.

I don't think that LadyCup is for me. The whole body is wide and it makes it hard to check if the seal is right. The body also indents while inside. I can't tell if the rim does because I can't reach but the body sure does. The Keeper goes in easy and comes out easy enough but the stem pokes me even after I trimmed it a bit. Cups tend to ride high on me so I need a bit of a stem before I can grip the body. I don't have the Diva because I found a new home for it after I got pregnant. It was comfortable but it leaked so I'm not sure if I would have needed a large. I know I have some exploring to do to find out where my cervix is but I do know that my canal is pretty darn long.

I really want to find the right cup for me because I want to wear one for work. I get short breaks and I have to eat or pump during them so I have no time to fiddle with changing a pad if I had to.

Comparing the tabs to the hollow stem, is there much of a difference with removal and poking? I'd like to try a MeLuna with a ring and a Lunette but geeze, money is tight.
 
XDeasilydistra on September 8th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
I have a LadyCup and a Lunette, both small. I've come to actually prefer the Lunette's stem; it's more flexible so it doesn't poke me--I had to trim the LC stem, but the Lunette stem is longer and doesn't need trimming. Also, the rings on the base of the Lunette make grabbing it for removal super-easy compared to the LC which I kinda have to grab with my nails because there's nothing to grip. Lunette is also wider at the base, which might help. I can't say much about using just the stems (the suction on my Lunette is too strong for that) but the tab stem is definitely easier to get ahold of than the slippery little LC.
whosits on September 8th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
I have to push while pulling to grab the base so I need something with length. I hope lunette comes back to the US soon.
m03m on September 8th, 2009 09:11 am (UTC)
You can order a Lunette from here. It's just not exactly cheap.
Kai: pic#84732488kuradi8 on September 8th, 2009 12:10 pm (UTC)
I say that you should get to know what you like and don't like about the cups that you already have before you buy another. Things have changed down there and you're out of practice after having only used a cup for a short time before you got pregnant. You're in your second learning curve now -- and I think you'd struggle with ANY cup.

The large LadyCup and the large Lunette are very similar in size and shape so if the LC doesn't work for you, the Lunette might not either. On the other hand, the LC is soft and squishy, and the Lunette is fairly stiff.

As for the MeLuna, they cost 12 Pounds, which is about US$20 -- plus shipping. They're a unique conical shape.
lutyalapolutyalapo on September 8th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Give the ones you already have a bit more time first. The LC is squishy so it might feel slightly indented but as long as it isn't suctioned closed, it is probably okay. I run my finger along the outside to make sure there aren't any big dents, but it often does feel more of an oval shape rather than a circle due to conforming to your vagina.
Kai: pic#84732488kuradi8 on September 8th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
Long time no hear! I haven't noticed you post in a long time. Do you still have a discount code for iherb? It has come up a few times recently.
lutyalapolutyalapo on September 8th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Sure, I'll repost now :)
iudmamaiudmama on September 8th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
This.

OP - For me the Lady Cup sits high, around my cervix. I find that if it feels indented, it has suctioned next to my cervix or against the vaginal wall.
When it's open and around my cervix, it feels rounded. I always do a finger swirl around the cup after insertion to make sure I've "caught" my cervix inside.

Also, with the LadyCup, I find that the origami fold creates a much better seal than the C-fold, and keeps the cup from slipping down low in my baby-stretched vag while I'm wearing it.
m03m on September 8th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
The LadyCup is really quite suitable for the origami-fold (or maybe it's the other way around) because of the soft rim.