September 19th, 2009

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deciding on a cup

i have never used a menstrual cup, and would like to start since i have heard so many great things about using them.

i am just completely lost on which cup i should get. i only began properly researching cups a few months ago and i was going to get a moon cup uk, because i was under the impression it was the only one i could get hold of easily within the uk.
tonight i searched on ebay for menstrual cups and a ton of different cup brands came up and now the problem is i dont know which one to choose. ive read so many reviews on here too, and my indecision is just getting worse.
im 24, i havent had any children, my periods are extremely heavy and my cervix is high during my period (or at least i cant reach it with my finger). im concerned about leakage, especially during the night. im very familiar with my vagina (ha)... if it took a bit of effort to get the cup back out the first few times i wouldnt start panicking or anything like that.

on ebay uk the cups that are available are moon cup uk, diva cups, femme cups (i read that they dont hold much though?), ladycups and lunette cups. which would be the best for me? i am leaning towards the size 2 lunette cup, but im hesitant and would like someone to show me the way! i dont have a lot of money to spare at the moment, so i cant afford to purchase a lot of cups to find the "right one", sadly.

thanks in advance for any help you can give me

Wow....

 Sooo I got my Diva in the mail on Friday (I think) while I was down south (Pomona) with my son for surgery. I got all giddy last night when I got home, like I just held it (the box itself). Today I started cramping, which is an indication it's about my period time in around 4 days. I thought "time for a dry run". I fumbled around with folds and positions a couple times. Insert and reinsert because it went in wrong each time. Either it was too low, angled high, or a combo and wouldn't open. I got it and decided to see what it was like for a while. I can't gauge on how it'll hold with my period, and fluid and how I'll manage, but I'm sure I will. As for now, it's awesome. I know it's in correctly, I can feel it but it's not uncomfortable, more like "secured". So yeah, just thought I'd share my giddy celebration and excitement. Now I get it when I've seen the references of some women not waiting to get their period.  

ETA: I took it out. It moved higher, took a while with bearing down and grabbing the stem to pull on and pinch the bottom. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it. And this could be really silly since I know I should be starting soon, but maybe not, so I'll ask. I saw a little bit of blood, and something else, sorta yellowy rose tint, I'm assuming mixed with the blood. Is this something I just dunno, or bad or what? Do I need to make a doctors appointment or so mething, is what I'm asking....and should I wait to try the Diva til afterwards??


any questions

Cloth Liners

 I have been a proud owner of my cup since March and thus far the experience has been wonderful. Usually I have no leaks but occasionally I get a really heavy period and everything gets wonky. This month I've had just such a period and I've wound up with a few accidents. I thought about buying paper liners, but I feel that would be defeating the purpose of my cup so I'd like to purchase some cloth liners and pads. I've only heard of these in theory so I'm really looking for reputable person I can trust to buy these from. Any suggestions? TIA.

Large MeLuna is now available


I have had an email from MeLuna. The large size is now available to order direct from www.meluna.eu - we will be placing an order soon.
It is only available in orange, the other colours will be ready in November. Please bear in mind that MeLuna are closed from 1st - 19th of October so you need to be quick!

Teresa
http://www.femininewear.co.uk/
Reusable menstrual products
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