i had posted last week that i wanted to buy a ladycup & very quickly i was pointed in the direction of ebay. which in theory is GREAT...thanks everyone!!! my only problem is I CAN'T FIND WHAT I WANT...lol. i don't want to spend more than $25 on a cup & i found one auction the other day which i lost :( but hey that's life right? i thought o.k. i'll just try another auction well since yesterday all i can find are the 'buy it now' stores that are charging $38 to $45 per cup. i just can't afford that at the moment. when i search for menstrual cups on ebay again only brings up all the 'buy it now' sales none of the auction only ones. what am i doing wrong? i feel like i'm missing something...lol.
i would also consider the meluna cup so if anyone has any good tips on where to get that please let me know. keep in mind i am in canada.
thanks everyone for listening. i'm getting a little annoyed trying to find what i want...lol
I have had these cups for a year or so and keep trying them and with the slightest pain towards the end of insertion have pulled out scared. I started spotting on Sunday and thought crap there is a football game on Saturday and I don't want to be on my period. I have been psyching myself up to try the cup again this time. I haven't started bleeding as of yet so I thought why not tonight!! It'll be tomorrow that I probably start for real. I tried my little lunette selene (either this or the little ladycup of which I have both) I did the punch down and it was painful towards the bottom again. I thought ugghhh this isn't going to work and pulled it out. I worked myself up to it again and refolded several different ways but only could get the punch down to stay. I inserted and just kept going towards my tailbone. Guess what!!! It got better and went all the way in easily!!! Yay. I felt around and am pretty sure it opened but not sure. I could probably even push it up further but am scared that it'll go too far. It's in me now and I only feel the stem which I half trimmed and obviously need to trim so me more as it's poking me more and more. I don't think I'm going to have to worry about getting it out as it's right there as I'm short. The stem definitely needs some trimming. But had to share!!!!!
Added: I just took it out with out problem when birthed. Don't know if I could have done with out ridges. I trimmmed the stem. No poking and guess what? I started. There was blood on the outside of the cup. I don't know if it didn't open or what. I couldn't feel on the side of my pubic bone. We'll see what happens later when I take it out. I know that I'm going to have splatter so I need to take it slower. No lube needed either!! Still sore from the whole experience.
I posted on here about a year ago, asking about cups. I'm a 15 year old virgin. I've had my period about 3 years, and have always used tampons (super plus a lot of the time). I was set on a lunette, but now it seams like it's impossible to get them in the US. My next options were a small diva (cheaper, holds more), ladycup small or maybe large (because of smaller size and cool colors) or maybe a mooncup US (i would want UK, but that's not possible because i live in the US). I have a pretty heavy flow (I've gone through a super and 3 super plus tampons since i woke up around 7, it's 9 now, so i guess that's about a super plus tampon ever 3 hours and 45 minutes. IDK, just an example. I can fit 2, sometimes 3 fingers. I think my cervix is low-ish, but i have nothing to compare it to. I know i can touch it close to my period, i'm not sure about other times. Which of those cups (or other cups) would you suggest for me?
Also, I'm still a bit worried about asking my mom. I think she might freak out about it, even though she lets me use tampons, probably because it's more "hands on." I feel like she would be a bit old fashioned about it. How would you suggest approaching her about it?I know I can say things like it saves money and no known risk of TSS. I would also offer to pay for it. Does anyone know how to convince an older mother about this kind of thing?