March 23rd, 2010

goth

I think need a 2nd cup...

I've currently got a large Lunette Selene, and I (mostly) love it. Primarily because I can sleep 12 hours with it in even on my heavy days. ^_^

However.
It's probably about 6 cycles since I started using it, and last cycle I began to notice really sharp bladder/abdominal pains on insertion and removal. This cycle, it's the same, but they don't go away once the cup is in. I can feel it popping out (which I wasn't able to at first) and the suction is excruciating. I of course, do some adjusting to remove the suction, but the pain still remains.

I've been wanting to get a smaller cup for cycle days 3+, just because it would be cool and a smaller capacity one would be practical (and I was looking forward to the Diane, but it's a bit too glo-stik for me!), but now I'm thinking I really need something narrower and squishier, perhaps with a less stiff rim? So, any suggestions about what to look for in my 2nd cup would be really appreciated. (I'm in Australia, and more than happy to buy from overseas if the store will post here. =) I don't want anything from Keeper because they fail at good business...lol)

In the meantime, I'm desperate for any advice on what I can do to stop the pain right now. Day 3 starts tomorrow, but I have to use the cup as I don't have any disposable backups (and no money to buy them). I'm coping with the pain because I have endo and I've got much worse pain to contend with, but I really don't need the added ouchies from my beloved Lunette. =( It's not leaking at all and there's been no other problems. I've tried different folds and I'm definitely making sure it's in far enough but not too far, I'm easing the suction, inserting/removing in the most comfortable position.....I don't know what I'm doing wrong!!! (if it matters, I'm 24, never been pregnant) And I haven't noticed any other changes in my body in the past 6 cycles that would explain the difference. Maybe it was just beginner's luck, and I have to re-learn properly?
that which yields

switched from Large Diva to Large Yuuki

Hallelujah!

I've been a cup user for about 2 years, I started with a small diva, switched to a large diva and then a couple months ago bought the large yuuki cup. I posted about my excitement to receive and anticipation at trying the new cup in hopes that it could solve my slightly annoying leakage problems and overall improve my cup experience.

Don't get me wrong ... my diva was loads better than any tampon or pad I've ever used, however... finding the cup that is actually right for you is such an improved difference. Before with my diva my heavy days were difficult, I was guaranteed to leak at least once and I felt like I was 13 again getting used to having a cycle. I'd have to wear my "period panties" due to what I thought was "residual slobber" and in actuality was really just slight leaking constantly.

This yuuki? Perfectly comfortable, much squishier and I don't leak! The "residual slobber" is easily managed now and no threat to my undies. Getting used to the new cup was a bit of a learning curve since I'd developed habits for the diva that just don't work on the yuuki (like inserting, opening and then pushing on the thicker base of the diva to help work it into place).

In general I'm much happier with my yuuki than I was with my diva... it's now my "backup" cup and I couldn't be more pleased that I switched.
facepalm brian qaf

um. whut?

so i was trying to link to this website, yeah? i can never remember .com vs .org or anything, so i decided to doublecheck my url before i posted the comment. i had said www.menstrualcup.com and it autocorrected to http://www.menstrualcap.com/.

go look at it, seriously. it is WEIRD. it has a picture of what looks like a Keeper, but calls it a menstrual CAP. makes no mention of brand names.

wtf is this? it is some lady selling Keepers illegally? or is there really another brand that is simply called the Cap? curiousShaina wants to know.

I got my Meluna!!

So I got my first cup in the mail! A medium orange ball Meluna. I was weary about getting a large, due to a short cervix sometimes. But I do bleed alot and looking at this little thing is like "uh oh..."

So will I see that I don't really need a big cup? I feel like I bleed SOOO much! I do have a bleeding disorder, and heavy periods, so I'm nervous!
Thanks!

SheCup Photos, Video, Review, & Colored Lunette Approval (USA)!


Sorry for posting again so soon, but I thought everyone might want to hear/see this... 

I recieved my SheCups in the mail (company samples for review purposes) and I put up the reviews, photos and video.  Here are the links:

SheCup YouTube Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTag0YrWA50

SheCup Word Press Review with photos:

http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/about-shecup/


Then of course, here is some word about the colored Lunette approval for the USA.  A direct quote from Lunette's Facebook page:

"It is official - The new green Diana cups will be available in the U.S. on April 12th! And a new batch of Selenes will arrive in May. In the meantime, pre-orders can be placed at www.lunette.com or at www.ticklemepinkstore.com. Lunette is honored to be the first to offer colored cups in the USA! We are happy and proud ladies at Lunette. :) "

Great news for all us fans of the colored lunettes, woohoo!