August 7th, 2012

Beginner.

  Okay, so I am a fifteen y/o virgin, and I would like to get a  cup. I (stupidly) bought a Keeper Mooncup size A, not reading the fine print, lol. At first, I was determined to make it work. But, when it arrived, I read horror stories about the stiffness and difficulty getting it out once it was in, so I decided I'd better not use it. Plus the stem is hollow. Just seems like a bad plan, to me.
  So, anyway, I'm contemplating getting a Lunette Small. I'm pretty confident it will fit, because my cervix is pretty low during my period, all throughout. (to second knuckle on middle finger, & I have pretty small hands. I can't find a ruler at the moment, though) I'm in between the Aine or Cynthia. Does anyone know what these REALLY look like? And do you think it'd be okay for me? Pictures on their website seem quite deceiving.
   Also, if you order on Amazon, is the packaging discreet? I don't want to have it come & have "Lunette Menstrual Cup" plastered on it. Usually they come in another envelope, though, so I think it'll be ok... I'm buying with my own money & my family does not know...
Faith

Insertion trouble

If anyone remembers my older post, I was the one who was having trouble inserting a finger into her vagina. After several attempts I decided I'd gotten decent enough at it to at least take the plunge and buy a cup. I ordered a model 1 lunette. It came in a week later. Now I'm trying to do some dry runs and I'm getting stuck. I've read the virgin's guide to cups, among other posts on insertion, multiple times but I'm still having trouble. Using the triangle fold I can get over half of it in, but then I start meeting resistance when the base starts going in and I approach the stem. At this point it starts to hurt and I usually stop. It doesn't help that at that point I can feel my fingers tiring or cramping up by trying to hold the fold in place. I feel like my entrance is kind of weird, like it feels like it goes down, but then curves and becomes more parallel. There's also this firm bump that's near the entrance that sort of feels like it obstructs anything trying to get in, which I can feel with my fingers. Is that my pubic bone?

At this point I'm also wondering how you all manage to insert it all the way without losing your grip and having it pop open with the stem still outside the body. Do the fingers holding the fold in place go into the vigina as well while you insert it?

I'm also wondering about folds. The triangle one is the only one so far I've been able to get most of the cup in with, but I've read many times it's one of the more difficult ones to pop open. Advice?

Oh, and before I forget, one last thing. About my cervix position.... I can't find my cervix. I insert my middle finger about as far as I can and I don't really feel anything. But my middle finger is only about as long as the lunette is with the full stem so I doubt it necessarily means I have a particularly high cervix. How should I go about this?

Skeptical Mother

My ladycup arrived today. I am very pleased with it and can't wait to actually use it! :-)
I'm a teen, so I do live with my parents and my mother asked me about what I bought. She instantly was disgusted by the idea and kind of creeped out. I ied to explain to her that it's soooo much better than disposables (I mean, really--who wants to sit in their own filth then throw it out in some landfill. That's just downright gross.) My mom is still pretty sketical about it and I know she'll go complaining to my dad about it (he's into medical stuff and works in the field.) This is just going to turn into an embarrassing mess of her making me feel over this when she doesn't even know what she's talking about. She thinks disposables are cleaner and safer #facepalm (obviously she's never done her research.) How do I go about getting through to a stubborn skeptical anti-cup post menopausal lady without letting this get awkward. LOL :D Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
wapi

Menstrual cups in Asia?

Hello! 

I am a recent menstrual cup convert. I researched carefully to try to get the right fit, and have been very pleased with my Lunette cup.  I can't believe I haven't heard sooner about these amazing things!  Can't fathom why these aren't better advertised everywhere! 

Anyway, I'm currently living in Asia, and I had the chance to tell some of my friends here about these cups.  Naturally, they'd never heard of them and are eager to try! Especially the swim coach and swim team!  

However, I had to buy mine online, and I am not sure the best way or place to advise them to buy theirs. I'm even wondering if there is a bulk cup option??  

It's very exciting to be able to spread the word... :)

Thanks for the help and tips. I read a LOT of posts here before making my purchase, and thanks to everyone's advice I think I made the perfect choice for myself!  Now I need to figure out what to do with all tampons I no longer need. :) Save them for the plane rides, I suppose! :D
 Again, if there's any advice.. I wish there was a store in Asia to buy these things, or if not, is there a bulk cup supplier online anywhere?

My thanks :)