June 9th, 2010

Too many choices!

 Hi :)

So I was thinking about buying a menstrual cup (hence why I'm here!) and up until tonight had only ever heard of the Mooncup (UK Version, since that's where I am).  On a whim, I did a Google search to see what others were available and was presented with a plethora of choices, and now I'm struggling to choose! Could anyone help me out? I'm 19 yo, sexually active, no children, using oral contraceptives, I have a high cervix (been told so by gyno), fairly narrow vagina and heavy, painful flow. Any ideas? I was liking the look of the Ladycup and the Lunette but would love to hear the opinions of some of you ladies who have actually tried them!

Thanks :)
  • 1girl

Length of time you've left a cup in?

Just out of curiosity, what is the longest amount of time you've left your cup in, both intentionally and unintentionally?  

Sometimes my cup has been in for about 12 hours (on my light/spotting days), but I'm lazy and think, "I'll get it next time I go to the bathroom."  In that sense, I've probably left my cup in for up to 16 hours or so "on purpose."

I also once accidentally left my cup in for about 24 hours (maybe even a little longer).  I popped it in because I was spotting due to birth control weirdness and forgot it was in.  It smelled pretty funky, but otherwise all was well.  

Just an idle question to pass my work day...
  • esage

cervix inside

Hi ladies!

I read a lot about placing the cup when cervix is inside - prevents leaking, etc. That's nice
But what about the cervix is inside the flow for 12 hours... Blood is all the time washing the cervix and it is for 12 hours. Isn't it a problem?
Can it cause some?

I know more women with the same question.

Thank you!

help me choose!

I am 21 years old, a virgin, I think I have a heavy flow (I can go through a tampon in an hour and a half and I'm anemic), and I believe I'm pretty tight. I'm not sure about the length. Which brand would you recommend? :) Also, I live in Michigan (not sure if that is useful, unless there are certain brands that are only available certain places).