nessariel (nessariel) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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I feel like cup Goldilocks

The first cup was too long, the second one was too soft, and now it's too slippery! 

I recently got a large ladycup (in purple, because I like purple) and have been using it this cycle. I really like the level of stiffness at the rim. It helps the cup to pop open more easily, something I’ve had problems with in using my large meluna soft.

My only problem is with removal. The ladycup is very slippery, and the lack of grip rings is making it very difficult to get a hold of it. I have an IUD, and so I try to be very careful to break the suction before pulling my cup very far down. With the ladycup, this is proving very difficult, even if I hold some tissue in my hand and periodically dry my fingers off. I’m thinking of maybe getting a different cup (even if I keep using the ladycup, I like having other options).

I’d like it to be similar in stiffness to the rim of the ladycup (or a little stiffer) but through the whole body of the cup, and more grippable. The large meluna is the longest I can go, but I'm fairly flexible about width. I've read a couple of stiffness charts, but they're all a little different, and some are missing a couple of brands of cups. Anyone have any suggestions?
Tags: brand comparisons, buying decisions, coloured lady cups, iud, lady cup, meluna - soft, popping open, removal
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