August 10th, 2012

  • syde98

Which one

Hi I am a 13 year old virgin who is interested in using a menstual cup. I am considering getting either a small meluna or a small lunette but I am open to suggestions. I have light to moderate flow and I am not quite sure where my cervix is although I think it is low because I can't reach my finger in very far but then again I am not positive so tips would be appreciated. So which cup would you recommend. Thank you.

Double Duty Wipes

Hi Everyone!

I'm looking for a disposable wipe that can be used for freshening up my southern regions when the need arises as well as for cleaning my cup when running water isn't available. I don't try to make a habit of using disposable products as it goes against the whole idea of cups for me, but there are times in my life when these items are helpful. I use the "Always Clean Wipes for freshening up but they're filled with less than fabulous sounding ingredients and they indicate that it's not for internal use. I imagine that would extend to using it on the cup as well. I know Lunette makes some fabulous cup wipes but they say that it's not for use on the vaginal area. Are there portable wipes (preferably natural-ish and biodegradable!) that can be used for both purposes? I'm located in Canada if that makes a difference.

Thanks!
  • dtrig

Embarrassing moments

Am I the worst house-guest ever? I forgot my (pretty stained, but clean) Diva Cup lying on the guest room windowsill. Yes, I did.

I am new to the area, so my co-worker generously offered me a place to stay while I was in transition to a new apartment, but I don't really know her all that well. Now I've left her an object that frequently enters my vagina and is covered in my blood which I never really wanted to be seen by another person. Not exactly the first impression that I was hoping for.

This morning I wrote her a mortified email explaining that I had left my menstrual cup sunning itself in the window for de-staining and I would gladly come back to her place to deal with it if she didn't want to have to pouch it up for me and give it to me later. Hopefully she is the understanding and not easily-grossed-out type. Also, I just realized I misspelled the word "menstrual" throughout my email. FML.

I am a grown woman, but right now I don't feel very mature...

Quick Diva Cup Question

Some of you probably know me as the girl with the cup phobic parents (lol, from my most recent post about the whole cup freak out issue.) I really appreciate everyone's help and support with that and for warning other new teen cup users to talk to their agents first. Anyways, I was given two instead Softcups as a free sample--I tried both several times and could not manage to get it all the way in. I've never been told I have a low cervix, but I do know that I can reach it with about half a finger in and the Softcups stuck out about an inch. I ordered a small lady cup and was unable to get my hands on it because my parents freaked out and sent it back (they thought and still believe its a gimmick-thing and were incredibly scared by the fact that I goes in me.) It is possible for me to purchase a Diva Cup since they are available in like 3 local stores in my town. If the Softcups didn't work, does anyone think I'll have issues with the Diva Cup? Diva cup users--are any of you on the shorter side? Has anyone seen any of the others in the US? Ordering online is sort of not going to work since 1. My parents will ask what I bought and likely send the cup back 2. I don't have a credit card--the last cup was purchased via gift card.
ambigram

Newcomer to menstrual cups

Having gone back on Nuvaring, I am once again in a state where flow during my cycle is very inconsistent for the three days I cycle. Having had friends try cups, I decided that perhaps I would be better using this collection method as absorption method tampons were becoming too bothersome.
The only ones sold locally are the Keeper and Mooncup, and my latex allergies pretty much decided the Mooncup for me. I brought it home, inserted it according to directions, and.... ow.
First time I put it in it was dry, but when I took it out, rinsed and re-inserted, it was much easier, so I figured out the wetting it is good thing.
What I have noticed is that no matter how I insert the thing, it settles to a position lower in my vagina with the stem sticking out. This isn't too problematic when I am sitting, but walking is very uncomfortable, and using the restroom without first removing the cup is quite uncomfortable due tot he protruding stem. I trimmed the stem by about half the recommended max, but the entire stem still protrudes. The silicone cup also seems rather stiff, especially before it has warmed up to my body temperature, and I am very aware of the feel of it.
So, how much of the stem does the cup really need? Why do the instructions recommend only removing up to half of it? Does the silicone soften at all with age, or will it always be stiff?