December 6th, 2014

What cup should I get?

Hello! I am new to this community as well as re-usable menstrual cups.
I have been interested in getting a re-usable menstrual cup for a few months and now I think I am ready to get one- But I absolutely have no idea what brand or size to get. I have been using Softcups for the past 5 cycles and am not happy with them because after several hours they start to leak. I am afraid that I'll get the wrong kind and waste my money as they are a bit expensive for me to buy more than one. There are also so many brands and I really have no clue as to which brand would be best for me- it makes my head start to spin! And I also don't know what size to get. I'm an 18 year old virgin with an average cervix and average flow. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you all very much!

First Use Boiling

I just purchased a Lunette Model 1 and it arrived today. Yay! I want to take it on a dry run before my period in a couple of days but I've got a problem... The instructions say to boil it before first using, but I'm in college and don't have the ability to boil water in my room. I've got a microwave, but that's it. Can I use it after just cleaning it with soap and water or do I need to wait to boil it before I use it?