April 16th, 2014

Troubles Ordering a new cup

So I started years ago with a small Diva and then switched to a Large Lunette Selene, just for greater capacity. It leaks more than I'd like, though I usually make do with a backup pad. I want to buy a new cup or 2 to see if they work better. Since I'm pretty heavy for a few days, I was looking for high capacity. I've cut off most of the stems of 2 current cups. I sort of want to try a Large or XL Meluna but also considering Large Fleurcup or Yukki. Any advice on these brands? Is the TPE of Meluna harder to care for than the silicone? Any brands more prone to faults or failures?

The most annoying this is, I decide want I want but everybody seems to be out of stock when I go to buy it. I look at another, pick the colour and style I want, and then find it's sold out too. I must just want all the popular types I guess! This is more of a rant about my bad luck than anything else I guess :)

One quick question though, one site I was trying to shop at (unsuccessfully) was that femininewear.co.uk, which I've heard a lot of good things about via this community, and I can't figure out how to register. There is a customer login button, but no sign up button? They don't currently have the stock I was after but I wanted to sign up there and check it out in future if I can. So does anybody know how?

Lastly, just want to point out how surprised I am to see how many cups are available now. Since I've been using my Lunette for ages I haven't visited here for a few years and was shocked at the range when I came back. So many choices! If only they'd allow more types for sale here in Australia...
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Si-Bell and Cervix

Hello everyone,

I had posted before about not having found my cervix and being worried I'd never find it/never find a cup because of it but I have wonderful news... I finally found it! I was sitting in my bathroom laughing, and probably creeping out my mother, because I was surprised at just how nose-tip-like it did feel. I'm about 6 or 7 days away from my period due date, and I made sure to take note of that for sure.

I tried again the next day (today) and either couldn't totally feel it or think it may have potentially been more to the back this time and was against my nail so I couldn't feel-feel it with my finger. I'm not totally sure but I will try again tonight. I've noticed it's easier to get to if I sit and kind of lean forward a bit... if that made sense. Is that normal?

I think, after all my research and recommendations, I will go for it and try the Si-Bell cup... with the stem it is longer than the Diva and is apparently soft enough that it would likely work for me and my high cervix. It's not that I need super capacity, my flow is not all THAT heavy for the most part.

What do you all think?

Thanks for any comments.

Choosing first menstrual cup

Hi everyone! I've been reading through posts about cup sizes and brands and how to choose the right one but am still so lost! I'm 26, sexually active, no children, average to heavy flow (at the heaviest, change an ultra tampon twice a day). I'm three days in my cycle and just checked my cervix. I have to put my finger all the way in to touch my cervix with my fingertip. I'm not super athletic, but I do kegel exercises regularly so I'd say my PC muscles are average. I assume all this means I'll need a long, moderate-softness cup. I'd also prefer silicone, as it seems this is the most body safe material. As for actually buying the cup, I live in the USA and would like to avoid shipping from over seas. Anyone have any recommendations for me? Thanks!

Buying CupLee

Does anyone know the price difference between buying the cuplee from femininewear or on the manufacture site? The manufacture doesn't display the price. (in US dollars would be preferable but you don't have to convert if you don't want to) Is there anywhere else I could get one ship to the US?