July 9th, 2012

Removal advice wanted- stiff Mooncup ridge

First of all, I just wanted to thank those who responded to my last post regarding removal. Their tips helped a lot, but now I'm realizing the main issue that I'm facing with my menstrual cup.

I got my Mooncup size B based on the recommendation of a sex educator. It was the first brand that I had heard of and I did a little research on menstrual cups in general, but I think I went with the Mooncup because it felt more familiar to me. I should have considered that this sex educator was also having sex and using vibrators quite often, whereas I'm a virgin and the biggest thing I've ever had "up there" was a "regular" sized tampon. Insertion is no issue, but with removal my main problem is that darn ridge around the opening of the cup. It is so thick and stiff and I can't compress it enough when removing it to avoid some pain or at least some serious discomfort. I can comfortably and (somewhat) easily get the ridge just inside the opening (so that the majority of the cup is already out) and then it gets much more difficult. I feel like the cup is literally snagging on the opening... which can be pretty scary. It's also taking a long time to get it out.

I don't want to switch cups because a) I'm cheap and b) considering that the menstrual cup is supposed to be a means of "going green" I don't want my Mooncup to go to waste. I also really like it aside from removal issues.

Is there any chance that the ridge will soften or get squishier over time or that I could somehow make it squishier? Or is there any way I can deal with this ridge?

(On a side note, I would like to brag that I think I beat my best time for getting it out today and did so without freaking out for the first time! It's still quite a hassle though. :P )
My Fierce Bitch

New Yuuki cup?

Alright, so two weeks ago, I lost my old Yuuki. I left it on a table in the backyard to get some sun, and went back three hours later and it was just gone. I have no idea where it went, so I ordered a new one because I absolutely loved my Yuuki. I got it today and am super depressed to find out that they changed the design and it is so much firmer than it used to be. Now, I'm at a bit of a loss. Should I try and use the firmer one, even though it is a heck of a lot firmer than the old one? Even the old one gave me cramps sometimes, so I'm worried the experience will be much worse if I even try it. Or should I send it back without trying it and go back through the entire process of picking a new cup? I wouldn't mind trying it because I have no idea how to return this thing and if it works, I wouldn't have to, but I'm concerned that they will not take it back if I use it and try to return it. I bought it at http://shop.menstrualcup.co/ if that helps with your advice?
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questions about ordering Fleurcup

Hi,

I'm located in North Carolina (on the east coast of the United States).  I plan to order a Fleurcup asap.  I have several questions which I hope will benefit others considering ordering.  These may seem like menial questions.  I do not like money-related surprises unless I am receiving some unexpected money.

1) In the USA, is Fleurcup only available from http://www.fleurcup.com/default-en.html ?

2) Has anyone ordered recently?  How long did it take to receive your cup?

3) Other than cup cost and shipping, are there any fees, customs, taxes or anything else I have not thought of, which may be charged once the cup leaves the Fleurcup manufacturer?

4) Checkout options: "payer" vs. Paypal. To use your credit card, do you select "payer"?   I'm aware when making purchases outside of the USA, using a USA issued credit card, there could be additional charges.  Are there additional fees for using PayPal to make a purchase in France?  Does one pay option over the other produce faster shipping?

5) Does Fleurcup provide a tracking number so we can see where our cup is?

Thank you!  :-)

cup causing very long periods?

Hi everyone! 
This is my first post here but I've read come here before and read posts about lots of different things! I'm wondering if anyone has experienced longer/heavier periods due to a cup? This is my third cycle using a small diva cup. I really love it! I've always had a wonky cycle (it would come for 2 months then leave for 5. I'm about 15 and a half, a virgin, and have had my period for 2 years as of July) Anyway I first tried a cup in April and loved it. I do not recall anything odd in this cycle.
When I got my period in May I tried it again and loved it but found that by about day 3 my flow got really heavy, there was a time where in about 70 mins I had overflowed the cup (and it was overflowed, not just leaking! Not fun, especially when I was at the lake and we're not supposed to flush every time.) Anyway, it lasted about 8 days and got better throughout but I had to wear pads for most of it.
In June I got my period halfway through the month and have now had it for 25 days. (luckily the cup makes it like it's not even happening, so awesome!) I don't have cramps or anything just flow. In about 8 hours it's just up to the first line (can't remember the measurement!)
I was talking to my cousin and she suggested maybe the cup was to blame. Has anyone ever heard of a cup causing periods to be a lot longer and/or heavier? I looked online and haven't found anything. I am going to the doctor in a few days but I was wondering if anyone on here knows anything. Thank you so much!!!