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mycatsaysmeow
14 June 2010 @ 02:44 pm
Hi, I'm new to this community, but I've been thinking of buying a cup for myself and I can't decide which one to buy.
I've narrowed it down to Yuuki, Ladycup, and the meluna, but I think I have a high cervix, since I have to put my whole index finger in to feel it, which is about 67 mm, or 2.6 inches. It's not much lower on my period.

I'm 16, and a virgin (although I don't think I'll be one for much longer), so I'll be getting a small.

Ladycup seems like a good brand, but the holes are a bit lower, so it can't hold that much. My flow isn't very heavy so I could probably deal with this.
The Yuuki seems good, but I've heard a few bad reviews about their company, and I'm not entirely sure they can be trusted.
The medium meluna seems good, since I think the small will be too small, but the medium is kind of short, and I'm not really sure how well this will go with my cervix.

And cost is an issue, so the last two I think are the better options cost-wise. Unless I buy on ebay, and I don't really want to unless I have to.
Advise?
 
 
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Ρεβεκκαbekki2308 on June 14th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
ladycup small and meluna medium have the same capacity to the holes are nigh on the same length excluding stem or ball. Meluna med is wider .
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mycatsaysmeowmycatsaysmeow on June 14th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
Lol, well it's just that I bought my first ipod off of ebay, which was a nightmare, so I'm still scared of that site.

But I think I'll decide and buy Yuuki from femininewear, since I know that's a good website.

And I didn't even know the Meluna was plastic.

Thanks so much for your help =)
quietasamoussequietasamousse on June 15th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
I just got a Yuuki for US$8 on ebay, from a yuuki distributer. It's a significant saving.
Kai: pic#84732488kuradi8 on June 14th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Bad things about Yuuki? Nah, there's nothing wrong with them or their company that I know of. What did you hear?

The small Yuuki, small Lady Cup and small or medium Meluna are all short cups. If you have a high cervix, it might be more difficult to remove them. Check out the US Moon Cups, the Shecup and the small Diva too.

As for cost... you will have the cup for probably 5-10 years. Whether it pays for itself over disposables in 4 months or 8 won't matter in a year. Don't let cost play too great a factor -- but don't overpay for a cup either. Let us know what you decide and we'll point you to some best prices. Ebay is one of the places where some cups are cheapest.
fireaphidfireaphid on June 14th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
As a fellow high-cervix-er (I've got a small Lunette), I would go for the small Yukki because it has a long stem with grip rings on the stem and the base of the cup. The last thing you want is to have a hard time removing your cup while you're still struggling with the rest of the learning curve! If you're worried about buying on eBay (the cup manufacturers _are_ reliable eBayers), I'd recommend http://www.femininewear.co.uk, since the Yukki site is known for being hard to navigate. Good luck!
cheniqua_17 on June 14th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
I second (third, fourth, fifth...?) the recommendation for femininewear.co.uk as a source for a yuuki. They are fast, kind, and even send candy (or a cool pen-from what i've read) with the package. I got a small yuuki a few months ago as my first cup and i love it. I've got a high cervix like you and the stem and grip rings really helped with the whole learning curve of getting it out without spilling/hurting. Also i like that it is really flexible/squishy because i've got a "touchy bladder" so it helped there too by causing less irritation than tampons did.
Ρεβεκκαbekki2308 on June 14th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
my cervix must be super high if 67mm is high hah, i successfully use small meluna and small lady cup without the stem :)
fifimonsterfifimonster on June 15th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
I got my sm. yuuki directly from there site (yuuki.cz) it came to $29 something USD including shipping. I had no problems with the company and love love love my cup (also a first timer).

The only possible issue was that the order emails (confirmation, shipping etc...) were in Czech. I copy/pasted into an online translator and it was fine. I got my cup in about two weeks (to the US).

Good Luck!