demonictwinky (demonictwinky) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Switching from the Moon Cup (US) to Lunette?

Hi everyone! I discovered the menstrual cup in a health food store early last summer and have never looked back! I love the freedom of not having to worry about packing enough tampons, getting up in the middle of the night to change a tampon, or those bulky overnight pads which would still manage to leak no matter what!

I have the Moon Cup (US), on which I trimmed the stem to a little nub. It never leaks unless I put it in after my period has already started, which I assume is just residual leakage, rather than any cup issue. My only problem with it is that it is quite firm and the rim is sometimes painful/uncomfortable when I am removing it, and I feel like there is some pressure on my bladder or something. It used to be difficult to insert until I discovered the punch down fold and now it is quite quick and easy. Overall I am thrilled with it and I'll never go back to tampons or pads. Still, I feel like a softer cup might be more comfortable to use, since my lady bits get a bit sore during the first two days when I am emptying more often. I also know the lunette has more capacity up till the holes. I know the small lunette is softer, but I am nervous that there will be leaks. I have been reading the posts on this site and others about the lunette and all the cups, but it gets a little overwhelming! 

About me: I'm a college student, so I receive my mail in front of a lot of other students, and I'd like to receive some subtle packaging that doesn't scream "Menstrual Supplies!" I've found some sites that offer the lunette but they don't have pictures of the packaging. My vagina is naturally kind of tight, although I know it stretches fine. Still I'd rather use a smaller size cup, with decent enough capacity - I prefer to empty it morning and night. I don't have a heavy flow - on my heaviest days I can keep the Moon Cup in for about 6-8 hours before emptying it. I prefer silicone to TPE or latex. I'm looking at clear cups, at the moment the idea of leaving something colored in my vagina for 12 hours kind of weirds me out - but perhaps I can be convinced otherwise. 

So, I know there are a lot of posts on here and this has been kind of long but I would love to get some words of advice from experienced cup users!! Also, is there any good way to bring up cup use to other people?? I wish I had found out about this before! I always hated tampons and pads, which made me hate my period, but I didn't know there was another option. I think it's so sad that girls grow up hating something so natural and healthy. 
Tags: buying decisions, keeper moon cup, lunette
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