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OK, sorry, long post/explanation.  I'm a babbler.

I bought a large LadyCup (yellow....love the colours) in December.  I am pretty happy with it, and got the hang of it eventually - struggling with the learning curve while travelling abroad probably isn't the easiest way to do it.

I think the LadyCup *may* be a bit too big for me on my two low cervix daysas I can feel a little discomfort during those days -  all other days it feels great.  The two lowe-cervix days are my crampiest of days, and the cup seems to amplify the cramps a bit.  So I was thinking a smaller cup might be a way to go, but which one??

What Iike about my LadyCup is:
- the squishiness.  It's ultra comfy and easily unfolds (from my 7 fold) without an owie pop or snap.
- colours!
- the capacity is great for me.  After reading many posts, I seem to be a very light flow, as on my heavy days I may need to empty the cup every 8 hours or so, and that's due to cervix taking up room rather than way more flow.  Other days I can leave it in for 12-15hrs easy (barely half full), which helps when on long road trips through Brazil!

Now, I was thinking a small Lunette due to the capacity being the same as the large Lady, but physical size is smaller.  Does it's squishiness make it behave similar to the LadyCup when opening up, folding etc?

Also, another factor, I'm still currently travelling abroad.  I am currently staying in Natal, Brazil for about 7 weeks, but I'm not sure about things getting delivered to me, if I have a postal address or not :-S  Does anyone know of any stockists in the area perhaps??  And what cup brands are stocked?

Or, would it be best to put up with the two days of discomfort with the LadyCup and get my second cup when I get back home - which is in November.

Thanks guys!
Esther J♥y: Emily | Sleepymodernelegance on June 3rd, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
I have both a lunette and a ladycup (small) and I have always "felt" that the lunette was just a teeny bigger. It was easier to insert because the rim was squishier than the ladycup's but I use it for my heavy days and my lady cup for my lighter days. The lunette is not as squishy which is good (easier to remove) and bad (you're more aware of it when it's a lower cervix day)...that's just my experience.

It sounds to me that you would be better off with a medium meluna which is a little smaller (I think) than the ladycup (especially the ball stem)...don't quote me on that though since it's been awhile since I've looked at comparison videos. They have GREAT colors (I've been eying a GORGEOUS green one) and you can choose what type of stem you want. However if you feel that a lunette is the way to go then by all means go for it! I really love mine! ♥
surethingbuddysurethingbuddy on June 3rd, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
I find that the "narrow-bodied" cups (like Femmecup and Mooncup) actually reduce my cramps significantly. You could try a Femmecup, it's one of the shorter cups, and maybe it will help with your cramps.
surethingbuddysurethingbuddy on June 3rd, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, I should add that Femmecup ships to anywhere in the world if you order from their website www.femmecup.com, and they say it should arrive in 2 weeks.
Moríen: cups_are_funmorien_san on June 3rd, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
You are in Brazil - great! Maybe you'll solve the Great Green Donna Mystery LOL!
They are probably plagiarized Lunettes.
Kai: pic#84732488kuradi8 on June 3rd, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
How about a small Yuuki? 42x49 and 19ml.
lizsterineglizsterineg on June 4th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
Oo, I checked out the size and squishy comparisons. I think Yuuki might be a contender. I want to have a look-see into the Femmecup and Mooncup 'surethingbuddy' suggested, for the cramp situation.

Thanks for suggestions!
eisha_abel: Дамаeisha_abel on June 4th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
My first cup was Lunette large. It was really uncomfortable with cramps. It was hardly opened inside, but when opened i had feeling like a big ball was inside me. Leakage was during all periods even at the scanty days.
After two cycles i understand that i need the smaller size. I bought small Lunette. No leakages, no cramps, very comfortable. Ones i forgot to change it in time because didn't feel the cup so much as the large Lunette before.