This is my first post on here so here it goes..
I bought my Mooncup Size B last week and just had the guts to go for a dry run today. Little did I know how dry it would actually be. Lol. I sterilised it and was roaring to go. So I went into a squatting position as I heard this was the best position to put it in and did the punch down fold. To my disappointment, it would not go in because it was dry so I put some water based lubricant on myself and tried again. It went in a bit then I lost control of the mooncup (because my fingers were slippery due to the lubricant) and it came back out so i tried again and again but it still wont go in. Im not a virgin so it should just really slide in, shouldn't it? lol
Do you guys think maybe I should wait till Im on my period because theres more lubrication and its looser down there or persevere?
Would be delighted if you could me some tips? :)
Hi everyone, I had never heard of menstrual cups before until a couple of weeks ago. Now I want one! The problem is which one? I am in my mid-30's and have 2 children (which I carried "high"), I have a history of endometriosis and have been a long time tampon with applicator and panty liner user.
I tend to have a rather heavy flow on the first couple of days of my period and a medium-to-low flow for the next couple then very little for the last (in which case I use panty liners).
The main reasons for me changing to cups are for environmental and economic reasons. This brings me to the question why I have posted this question here. I am not in a great financial position at the moment and I cannot afford to buy half a dozen brands to see which is right for me. Also I live in Australia so postage can be costly too, as most brands are owned and manufactured in the Northern hemisphere- I know the JuJu is from here but they are expensive too AUD60.00, I think because the market here is quite small and I guarantee you about 95% of the Australian population have never heard of cups. Put it this way, you cannot buy them in supermarkets or pharmacies.
I have been considering the larger sized Lunette and Fleurcups although I am open to other brands. I have been told that my pelvic floor muscles are quite strong too (found that out giving birth to my first child). I would prefer something with a stem though as I guess I am too use to tampons and would be quite scared if it got stuck up there- I know that sounds silly but I am being honest!
I am awaiting some cloth panty liners in the mail so at least I've already made that change!
Hoping someone has some advice.