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14 February 2012 @ 02:30 am
Do you think there's a big difference between using your Mooncup size A or B?
I'm asking because I've been using size B for almost 3 years now, and it's definitely my correct size (I'm under 30, never gave birth and do a lot of yoga :D), but I lost my mooncup recently and a friend can get me one for a much cheaper price. The thing is, it's a size A.

Since it's only 3mm difference, I can't see it being much of a problem, but what do you think?
 
naked_beauty_21 on February 14th, 2012 02:34 am (UTC)
Eh, I bet you don't even notice it. 3mm is tiny. I use a large lunette even though I'm 22 and never had a baby. I just need the higher capacity.
Ritanonsense_at_all on February 14th, 2012 02:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm also quite sure I won't notice. :) I just wonder why there are different sizes then, and I was thinking that maybe there could be leakage if you use the wrong one...
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 14th, 2012 02:36 am (UTC)
I think the difference will be negligible. Go for it!
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on February 14th, 2012 05:05 am (UTC)
"I was thinking that maybe there could be leakage if you use the wrong one..."


only if you use a narrow cup when your muscles are no longer in a good condition.
those brands that come in just one size are all wide (femmecup, shecup, previously lunette). this ensures they're not too small for mums and 30+ and possibly have more capacity. however, the width might be intimidating, especially for virgins or just those that are young. so most companies also make a smaller size, which can be VERY different depending on the brand, here's the most extreme example: http://i66.servimg.com/u/f66/14/96/65/91/pictu247.jpg
many can accomodate the "large" sizes, i myself also can and i'm 1.5 years younger than you. that said my first cup was a "small" and i don't regret it. (i'm a virgin) the companies normally just recommend the large size to those who NEED it ie have a weak muscle tone.

and since you lost your cup anyway, i recommend researching some more to decide what you want. sure, getting another mooncup is the most obvious option, but that's the oldest brand, and there are plenty of others now.
most importantly, was your mooncup yellowish and relatively stiff? they're said to be a lot softer now (and whiter), as far as i remember about 3 according to this chart (hasn't been edited yet) http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/ consider your plans in regard to birth control - are you going to need a higher capacity within a few years?
some have also posted about new, perfectly identical cups just not being right. the cup changes very slightly as you use it.

the thing about "choosing the right size" is due to the companies pretending one of the sizes they offer will fit everyone. that's not so. it's all about choosing the right combination of features - most importantly dimensions and stiffness. saying X is the right size just means the sizes differ in a certain feature that is important to you.
so i recommend checking the sizecharts and comparison photos http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/t225-mooncup-uk-comparison-photos and choosing the cup as if you were choosing your first one.
Ritanonsense_at_all on February 14th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all the info! :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 14th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, good point. As long as you're getting a new cup, would you be happier with a different brand? Different size, shape, capacity, stiffness, etc? Use what you liked and disliked about your old Mooncup to see if another cup would fit/suit you better.