October 2nd, 2013

Question about cup choice - Lunette vs. LadyCup

Hi guys, I'm new here and had a question about which cup might be best for me.

A little about me and my previous experiences with menstrual cups: I am 30 and have never had children. I am small (5'2", about 110lbs) but my vagina is definitely on the longer side and probably average width. My periods are light. I bought a large DivaCup two months ago and tried it for part of one cycle. It was okay, but felt a bit large inside me. And, since my flow is light, it seemed like overkill. (Like, after keeping it in for 10 hours there was only a tiny amount to dump out.)

I'd like to try a different cup, but I'm not sure which. I think either the small Lunette or the small LadyCup are my best options (and those are the only other brands I can easily find).

So what would you recommend for a small person with a largeish vagina but a light flow?

Using the Cup for more than 12 hours???

Third period using my Diva Cup and so far so good! Even with this flu, I keep coughing and I haven't had any issues with the cup moving around and leaking. I think I'm getting used to it with removal and insertion and everything... Now I just have one question...

Twice a week (Tuesday/Thursday) I'm out at my university campus from 10am until 9:20pm. If you count travel time (15 - 20 min) I'd have to wear the cup for about an hour more than 12 hours at most to avoid changing it at school. I have stuff to change it should I need to (lube, wipes, discreet place to carry them) but I'm not sure I like the idea of pulling something outta my vagina in a public washroom and shoving it back in...

Is it going to make a difference if I just leave the cup in the extra time until I get home? I don't bleed much, it's like half full on my heaviest day after 12 hours. I'd like to know what people think on this site since I'm assuming the packaging says 12 hours for a reason, and if that reason isn't heavy flow, I'm kind of wondering what it is.


Sidenote: Apparently I found out they sell these things at Canada Safeway now! Like 2 months ago you could only find em at health food stores... I'm sure this is a sign I'm not the only one switching over around here.

Quick question for anyone who has purchased a Fleurcup via the Fleurcup website

This really won't be too long, so I'm not going to bother with a cut. I just purchased a "back-up"(I have about thirteen cups, but I want another Fleurcup) cup, in red this time(The violet is nice but I've wanted a red one for awhile) and there was a little sale going on so I thought, why not? Anyway, the money was taken out of my account and that's fine, that is what it is supposed to do. My paycheck from work was the very next thing that shows up in my account, being that I was lazy and didn't go anywhere all day yesterday and didn't spend any money. Point is that my check was deposited today, and the Fleurcup payment was taken out, yesterday. I ordered it on Monday night. Now today Wednesday, the very next thing after my check being deposited is a .20 cent "foreign transaction fee", the Fleurcup is the only item I've purchased in quite a while from a different country, so I know it's not from anything else that I ordered on Monday night(I ordered some sweatpants for me and some big boy underwear for my two year old, he's doing so good at potty training; I'm so happy, from Kmart). I'm wondering if anyone else has had this appear on their statement? I purchased my first Fleurcup from their website and I don't remember there being a "foreign transaction fee" taken out. I mean it is only .20 cents, so I really am not worried. I was just wondering if maybe this is something new Fleurcup is charging? Or maybe it's just my bank?
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