Shady Raine Hazelgrove (shadykit) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Shady Raine Hazelgrove
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Torn between the Lunette and the Fleurcup

First time poster, but long time lurker here! =)

I didn't do a lot of research when I first bought my menstrual cup (around August 2010). I was under the impression that the only one that could be bought in the states was the Diva, so that's what I got. I'm kind of nitpick-y with it, but that's only after having got past the learning curve, and I will NEVER go back to disposables (pads OR tampons) again!

First off, it's too long for me. Turning it inside out helped, but it's flat on the bottom now, which makes getting it out a pain, plus it makes it slightly uncomfortable (I'm a bit on the short side, so it hangs pretty low for me). Also, it doesn't normally feel like it's going to fall out, but when I'm using the restroom, it REALLY does. In fact, I have to take it out if I'm ah... taking a dump (for lack of a better way to put it), and this gets to be a problem as my period typically brings with it diarrhea.

For these reason, I'm thinking about another cup. I've narrowed it down to the Lunette or the Fleurcup, for size and capacity reasons. Here is where I get stuck: they're both so similar! Which one is right for me? I know that's a personal decision, but as I'm still decently new to the scene, I thought I'd ask for help.

I've heard the Fleurcup is stiffer than the Lunette, which in turn is stiffer than the Diva. I like the squishiness of the Diva, but I've also had some leaks with the Diva (which I've heard a stiffer cup helps with). None have been in the past two or so months, though, so I'm thinking that was just learning curve leakage.

Also, the Fleurcup is cheaper than the Lunette (though I found it on sale at a particular store right now, I'm hoping that will last a couple days...), and since I'm a poor college student, that's a big deal.

In all the comparisons of the two I've found, people seem to prefer the Fleurcup, but the width at the top of the Lunette (and the slightly more pointed bottom) seems more comfortable to me.

One last question: size. No matter which I pick (since they're the same size and all), do you think the large would be too big for me? I like the larger capacity (I have a pretty decent flow. Though it's been better controlled since I started BC, I used to go through a super tampon in an hour of PE in high school), and I really don't want anything smaller around than the Diva, but I'm not sure if it would be too long. Does 5mm make enough of a difference, or would I be safer just sticking with the small, d'you think?

No matter what, switching to the cup was the best thing I ever did, and I'd stick with my few complaints about the Diva than go back to tampons. Even my boyfriend has commented about how much easier I am to be around on my period. During New Year's, we were on vacation, and surprise surprise, I was on my period. However, I felt comfortable enough, for the first time in nearly 10 years of bleeding monthly, to go swimming and hang out in the hot tub right smack in the middle of my flow.

Anyway, thanks for all the help!
Tags: fleurcup, lunette, sizes/size issues
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