So I posted a while ago about telling my mom about cups and her positive response to them. I finally got the courage to tell one of my sisters about them and while she isn't saying "ick that's just wrong" she also isn't interested in trying them which is fine. Her decision. Well I was hanging out with a couple of my friends last week and one of them asked where some tampons were. I proceeded to tell them that I use cups. They both seemed a lil grossed out but they were still interested so I showed them Lunettes site and some of the vids on youtube. We ended up changing the subject after a while and then I had to go so I figured okay well now they know. Last night, one of them texted me and asked me what one I use and where I got it. I got super excited :D She's now looking at this site and trying to figure out which one she should buy!! It's between a large and small lunette right now. I just had to share my exciting experience with you ladies.
Oh and I just got my black fleurcup. It looks awesome! I'll have to wait a few weeks to try it though.
I've been using my Lunette for about 6 months now and love it just like I thought I would. I tell everyone I can about cups - I even made a powerpoint presentation, and I've presented about cups in a couple of different classes at my university. About 1/5th of the people I tell are truly interested in using a cup, so that's great news!!!
So in that regard, a great big thank you to all of you for providing wonderful information and resources. The cup has changed a lot of other things about my life, not just my period, so I'm especially grateful for this community (maybe I'll post again later on some of those changes).
Right now, though, I have a slightly pressing question for you all.
I just started taking birth control about 3 weeks ago. Besides having frequent breakthrough bleeding (my last period ended just this past Saturday, and lucky me, it started up again today), I've noticed what I think is a change in the position of my cervix. Now if I weren't using a cup I definitely wouldn't have noticed this at all, probably.
Before I started taking the pill, my cervix wouldn't move much. It always stayed kind of tucked off to the left side of my body, and the Lunette was the perfect length. But now I feel like it's moved "forward" more - I have more trouble getting the cup to open inside and sit around my cervix. I also feel like I don't have to push my cup up as far.
It's been pretty annoying, what with the frequent bleeding, to use my cup and have trouble with it every time, right when I'd gotten the hang of it, you know?
So... has anyone else experienced this? If/when (hopefully!) my period evens out again, after the three-cycle mark or whatever, do you think it will change again and my cervix will move back into its normal position? I was planning on getting a 2nd cup anyway for my very heavy 2nd day flow, but with the pill it's lightened up some, so maybe I need to buy a 2nd, shorter one for while I'm on the pill?
Any thoughts/suggestions are greatly appreciated! Many thanks!