September 6th, 2013

Bladder pressure with my small Mooncup UK, looking for another one.

Hi everyone!
I had been "lurking" around this comunity for two months, since I bought my first menstrual cup and paniqued not beeing able to remove it. Thanks to you girls, I learned how to insert and remove without issues, and also that there are A LOT of brands out there. I bought the MCUK because I didn´t know about any other brand, and now I think it was not the best option for me.
I have the small size and it doesn't feel small at all as I can feel it agaisnt my bladder. I think that it can be also irritating my cervix as I get kind of sore of using it. I'm guessing that the problem is that the rim is way too stiff and protuverant. As for length, it doen´t stick out now that I just left two rings of the stem, but it is quite hard and sometimes pinchs the interior of the entrance. I can not cut it off completely as I really depend on it to remove my cup.
I´m looking for something with softer rim and stem, and a little smaller perhaps. I narrowed the search to:
-Small Fleurcup.
-Small Ladycup.
-Small Iriscup.
-Medium Meluna soft.
-Meluna Mini M soft???
I'm a bit scared of the soft melunas as I´m a bit tight in there and I´m worried about not beeing able to open them.

I would really apreciate if someone could help me with some experiencies. They are all rated very soft but I read that there are some soft cups with really hard rims, also that some rings are so squeamish that it´s really dificult to get the cup to open. I'm quite lost right now....

Sorry about such a long post and any posible mistake in my english (I'm from Spain).

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Okay, so I compared the Diva Wash and the Lunette wash with Dr. Bronners Baby mild Castile Soap actually Dr Bronners has 3 or 4 ingrediants thats found in one of the washes so yeah, basically they try to make more profit.

Here's the Dr. Bronners:
INGREDIENTS:
Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol

The Diva Wash: Has the same ingredients which would be:
Water, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), and Citric Acid (-Ph Balancer), and Cocamidopropyl Betain which is coconut oil basically.

The Lunette Wash has the same ingredients which would be: Water, And citric acid

I would say Dr.Bronners is more naturally oil based then anything but to me it's basically the same thing, what do you guys think.
cups

Yuuki size 2

I accidentally managed to buy a Yuuki cup from eBay a few weeks ago and I am using it this cycle. I'm pleased to report, that, even though it is much stiffer than my previous cups, a generic 'menstrual' cup and the Jasmine, the Yuuki seems to work better for me, especially at night time. I haven't have any laying down leakages with the Yuuki - and I wore it overnight while away even. It is a bit harder to fold to get it in though, being stiffer, but I think that very stiffness is what makes it not collapse or whatever the softer cups do when I am laying down. It is marginally bigger all over, which I thought would cause me grief, but that doesn't seem to be a bother. Where the other two cups were starting to feel irritating up the top of my vag during a period, the Yuuki hasn't - I'm wondering if it fits better all round, and doesn't move enough to irritate.

I'm rather pleased with this accidental purchase. :)