nov_ra (nov_ra) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Which cup for me?

Hi there! I'm interested in trying out menstrual cups, just not sure which cup to go for. I live in the UK but am able to get hold of a few cup brands like Divacup, Mooncup, Lunette, Femmecup online. I have had 3 children so far. Period lasts for 7 days, first day light (a normal pad every 5 to 6 hours), second and third days quite heavy (a Super Plus tampon/Always Night pad every 3 to 4 hours). But from fourth day onwards it tapers off and by the sixth day it would be so light that it wouldn't even soak through a normal pad in 6 hours. In the past I normally used a combination of tampons and pads, and I used to have really normal, "on time" periods that were about 5 to 6 days in length and not crampy or heavy. But recently have had really horrible cramps during the 2nd and 3rd day of periods ever since my periods returned after having my 3rd child and breastfeeding for almost 2 years... so really my periods have only returned for about a year ago, but my baby is now 3 years old. I really want to try menstrual cups, but don't know if they'd be suitable for me, and a bit worried about it causing the horrible cramps again. Can anyone recommend me a suitable size/brand to go for? Length-wise, my cervix is about 2.5 to 3 inches long during periods - about 2.5 during the heavier days I think. I'm not sure about width though. And a bit concerned about allergy as I have suffered from allergies since childhood and have chronic eczema and flare-ups every now and then. Should I rule out the latex Keeper then - in any case I doubt I can get hold of that in the UK. I have not had problems with condom use though - and I think they are made of latex aren't they? I'd appreciate any advice about this. Thanks in advance!
Tags: brand comparisons, buying decisions
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