August 12th, 2011

Help! :/

 Okay, I'm really sorry if this is in the wrong place, because this really confuses me . . . I found this place, and I wanted to ask some questions.  I heard things like tags and stuff, but I have no idea what this all means . . . I know I sound like a dope lol, but I'm 14, how much worse can it get? :P

Anyways, I heard of the menstrual cup on yahoo answers and of course it seemed weird.  I'd never heard of them in my life, and the size chart they had posted made the things look huge.  Well I stayed up till 3 am that day, looking them up, seeing different views on brands, and I decided I wanted one.  I went down and asked my mom, and she looked at me like I was nuts lol.  She had no idea what the heck a menstrual cup was, but when I showed her the videos and some of the entries here, and she wanted one too.  So after we use up our pads that we bought in bulk at costco, we're going to order our own.  Now this is well and good, but I have some issues. 

My mom isn't a virgin, (duh . . . I'm here xD) and she uses tampons on a regular basis, so this shouldn't be hard for her to do, but I was wondering

- Would the fact that I'm so young and I'm a virgin have anything to do with how well this will work?
- Will my hymen being there cause any pain?
- Is the fact that I don't, never have, (and never will for that matter) wear tampons make a difference?
- I have a light-medium flow, and I started about two years ago.  What would be the best cup for me? 

If you need to know, I'm 5'10 and 167lbs, but I'm on weight watchers, so I'm going to be losing weight.  Will my weight loss affect the cup I should pick out?  If you could do me a favor and list the pros and cons of these brands, that would be great ::

- LadyCup
- Lunette 
- Diva Cup
- Moon Cup

Thank you :)  Also, we were wondering what my mother should get?  

- 5'8 
-252lbs but also on weight watchers so she'll be losing. . . will that affect it?
- 37 and had been pregnant once
- Heavy Flow

Thanks :)  Sorry to bother you guys, it's just that we don't have a lot of money in this family, so we want to get it right the first time, so we thought even though we read up on a lot of stuff here, it would be nice to hear information tailored JUST for us so that we have a more accurate choice.

I was thinking LadyCup and she was thinking a Lunette for herself.  Are those good choices?  Is there a better choice you think would fit each of us better?  If so, why?

I'm so sorry for all of the questions, but when I'm putting something up there for the first time, I wanna get it right lol :P
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This is my 4th or 5th cycle using a cup. I've been using a large Lunette (27, sexually active and trying to get pregnant for the first time). I love the cup and have had no problems except for running in the morning. I empty the cup before running and still have leaks. I've noticed lots of posts and suggestions about swimming, biking, and yoga, but not many about running. I'd prefer not to buy another brand/style to try just yet because I'm trying to get pregnant but I would love any other suggestions! Thanks!

Some Advice: Diva Cup vs. Lunette

Hello All,

I want to say this is a great forum and love all the information I've found.

I am hoping to get a little advice. I am in the market for my first menstrual cup and am trying to decide between two brands: the Divacup and a Lunette cup.

I am 23, sexually active, have never been pregnant nor vaginally delivered a baby, have an IUD with untrimmed strings, a moderate-heavy flow (I have 3-4 heavy days in which I go through a super tampon in about 2-3 hours), my cervix sits high (3 inches) when I am not on my period, not sure how high it sits when I am menstruating. Sorry if thats a little TMI, I want to be thorough.

So which model should I choose? From my understanding if I go with a Divacup, I should go with the smaller size. Are Lunettes better?

Price is not an issue. Thanks in advance for your help.