October 6th, 2013

Probably normal changes in color/duration of period

Soo I finally got a chance to use my model 1 lunette and it's... coming along, I guess. Still learning how to position it/how to get it in and out without hurting myself. A couple of times it hurt really bad and I was worried I might have torn something. I only used it for a day and a half before deciding I'd better give it a break. Well my periods are usually pretty heavy for the first few days (I use pads so running to the bathroom every hour or so). But by the beginning of the third day it was down to almost nothing and at the end I just had discharge (like end of period discharge, brown etc). Today's day five. This morning I sneezed and suddenly I'm back to where I was at day three? And it's BRIGHT red plus mild cramping. Not sure what to think about this. Usually my periods are like... 7-8 days long, 5 where I'm actually bleeding and a few with discharge.

Has anyone else had this where it slows down a looot and then picks up again?
  • lsapdel

New cup user, which cup is right for me?

Hello! I've been looking into cups for a while now, and I have done a bunch of research and I still can't decide between a small ladycup and a small lunette. I'm a 17 yo virgin, Andy cervix seems to be like, an average depth (about 7 or 8 cm not on my period, I know it shifts but it still doesn't seem like it would go that much lower). My flow is pretty heavy, like the first couple days I fill a super or super plus tampon between 2 and 6 hours on average. Or more? It seems to vary cycle by cycle even though I've had my period for 4 years. So here are the things I'm looking for/comparing between the two cups: I like the idea of the larger capacity and easier removal of the lunette. Other than that, I prefer the idea of the ladycup because I love the colors, it seems more comfy, I love the packaging (yes I'm shallow, it matters, okay!!!) and it seems easier to insert, clean, and fold/ work with. Basically, I'm strongly leaning towards the ladycup but I'm worried that I'll regret not getting a larger capacity, and that I'll have issues with removal. What are your experiences?