March 23rd, 2013

Cup questions~

Hi,
This is my first time on livejournal and I recently learned about menstrual cups.. I've been really interested and read about it for hours. I've finally decided to try it. Some background on me
-I'm 14 years old
-I have a low cervix? (My tampon always rams against it)
-I have a moderate flow (would really like to change the cup every 9-12 hours)
-I want a cup that isn't too soft or too firm (don't want to feel it but it shouldn't leak from lack of suction)
-I am a virgin

I'm actually very scared of trying the cup but I think I will end up loving it. I've read that the Lunette size 1 would be good for my preferences. Is that true? Any other cups that fit this?
Also, I've read that the cups are not very messy.
About how much blood would you get on your hands? (Please don't compare to tampons or pads because they've never gotten on my hands)
Thank you so much for your help!!
quinn

Dry run with a new cup

I wanted to give an update about my experience with a new cup. I was previously using the Moon Cup (US version) and found it was too difficult to remove. I went ahead and ordered the Lunette, a purple Cynthia one in size 1. I received my order from Feminine Wear yesterday, and I was SO excited! It came just in time as I'm expecting my period within the next 24-48 hours. When I unboxed the cup, I thought, "Wow, this is really small. Is it going to be big enough to hold my flow?" The first day of my cycle is pretty light with the 2nd and 3rd day being moderate, and maybe heavy at night. The 4th and a sometimes 5th day are enough for a mini cloth pad.

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Think I need a short cup but rather confused.

Sorry if this information is already there. I am having a hard time getting to grips with this forum.

I am now on my third month of trying the Mooncup but I think I have worked out it is too long for me. I always feel that my cup sits too low and I can't get in that high to start with. It sits a few mm out (stem all cut off). If I insert my finger into my vagina then I hit a block about 4.5 cm in. I've looked on the size chart and seen there are short ones. When I look on the brand information however it says these are for women who haven't had children yet.

I am 29, have had two children vaginally and don't have heavy flow (probably say light flow). I do have weak pelvic floor muscles, although I have been discharged from the physio. I can run without leaking unless period is imminent and I don't run too fast. I guess I am worried there is another reason the cup isn't sitting right. I can get it to not leak, but not reliably and I confident with seal and cleared pin holes etc.

I have been converted to menstrual cups but would like some help finding the one for me so pointers would be greatly appreciated. I didn't even know there were that many out there.

Lubricants!!

Hi everyone,
I've recently decided to get a menstrual cup and I've read numerous times that I should use a lube for first insertion. Why is that? Is it painful to put it in? Is it so rough that I need a lubricant? I'm just being very skeptical because I've heard there are some health risks involved with using a cups..
Thanks for all your help and sorry about my skeptism