April 6th, 2015

Lunette Model 2 vs. Large Fleur Cup

Hey awesome people,

I'm trying to decide between ordering a Large Fleur Cup and a Lunette Cup Model 2. I currently have the small Lunette and love the texture and it's super comfortable! But, it's small and it leaks (I have high flow on the first couple days combined with cervix taking up some room in the cup are my hunches). So I feel a larger model is needed. However, I know that the Lunette Model 2 is a quite a bit stiffer than the model 1, and I'm not sure how I would feel about that physically. It's also more expensive, but I don't mind paying for quality. I just don't know if it will be comfy and am trying to save some money.

Can anyone comment on the comparative stiffness of the Large Fleur and the Model 2 Lunette? Or, the large Fleur and the Model 1 Lunette (which is what I have now)? If anyone has experience with both these cups, that would be greatly appreciated :)

Thank you!

Diva Cup is a no-go...

Hello all!
I've been lurking here off and on for several months while trying to decide what to do about my menstrual needs.
I am 25 years old. I have given birth. I have to reach for my cervix always, though it is more reachable during my period.

Yesterday I bought a Diva Cup size 2, mostly because that's the only one readily available to me. I bought it fully aware that it is very large/long, but I figured that would be ok since I want only one cup, and have a very heavy flow the first 2 days of my period. I am pleased with the concept, not with the cup. I had it inserted correctly, as in I wore it with no leaks and when I removed the cup after several hours it had indeed collected menstrual fluid, so I know I had a proper seal. I am able to insert the cup completely. However, even with a proper seal and inserting the cup as high as possible, it migrates down. Like, all the way down. When I removed the cup this last time it was actually peeking out a good inch. Ouch!

So, it seems fairly obvious that the Diva Cup is toooooooo long for me, despite my cervix not being super low. Is this slippage indicative only of the cup being too long? Or would this also happen if the cup is too wide? Or too soft? Or too firm?

TIA for your help!

Promoting Awareness of Menstrual Cups

I saw that there were a few post quite a while back about activism and such and read those. But there seemed to be little information.

I want to promote Menstrual cups to a greater extent than they are. I already have told most of my family about them and got varying degrees of enthusiasm from you're insane but I'll listen to sounds novel but gross.

I think people need more info about cups. So I was wondering is there anybody (individual or a company) that makes flyers or pamphlets which we can pass out to better educate the public in the hopes they will consider this more eco-friendly and comfortable alternative?

My own mother didn't know about Cups and she's been a nurse for years...many of my other family didn't know either and they work in the medical field. Cups need to be more mainstream and I want to be part of making that happen.

Also is there any organization devoted to spreading information about cups and female body awareness in general? Because if so I would be interested in helping promote the word.