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09 April 2012 @ 10:52 am
I've been using my (small) ladycup since... what... November? I adore it. However, I would really appreciate some advice!

At the moment the capacity on my ladycup is OK, but in a few months time I'll be starting school and I'd like to go a whole day without needing to empty the cup. (or at least be able to last until lunch break!)
I got the ladycup and, I'm a little ashamed to say this, I was one of those people who thought "I want something small because I'm not used to stuff like that and I'm sure it'll be uncomfortable" before buying. The stem is about 1cm long, and at this length, the stem sits right at the entrance of the vagina. (not really in and not really out) I'm not sure whether to get a longer cup and just cut the stem off completely, but I'm a little worried it'll be too long for me and will just be uncomfortable. As I cannot feel the cup when it's in at all, I don't know whether I could opt for a larger rim size too. I'm a 14 year old virgin, just in case that that changes an awful lot.

My other issue is cleaning. Are there any easy to get hold of, cup friendly wet wipes I can get and are recommended? (preferably not ones made by the cup makers because of the time it takes to ship to the UK and the money they charge)

Thank you for reading my very long post. ^_^;; (hopefully someone will understand what I'm babbling on about!)
coffee nut bitchpeiyu on April 9th, 2012 11:19 am (UTC)
I can't help you on the capacity issue, but I don't believe you would feel a cup with a larger rim. Only insertion and removal might differ if you're uncomfortable initially, but I'm sure you'll catch on easily!

On the stem, I'm assuming you're comfortable with it to be able to wear it for the past few months! Some people pull on the stem to help with removal, and as long as it does not hurt usually, it is okay to have the stem left as it is.

Hope this helps!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 9th, 2012 12:18 pm (UTC)
Go to the Community FAQ. Scroll down and you will find several posts there that have size and capacity charts. There are several cups that have nearly identical dimensions to your small LadyCup but have higher capacities. Compare them to see which you think you'd like better.

As for cleaning, bring in a wet paper towel. Or some bottled water. Or wipe it down with some toilet tissue. Or just give it a shake and pop it right back in. The few drops that remain won't make a bit of difference.
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 9th, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
That and also don't be afraid to get a wider cup for increased capacity, as long as the length fits your body and it's not much firmer you shouldn't feel it either.
rachaelhubbard on April 9th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
Kudos to you for being just 14 and into cup usage! =D That is awesome!
Summers0mmer on April 9th, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
Agree 1000% ;)
Arrow_Brightarrow_bright on April 9th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Femininewear.co.uk sells wipes by Lunette and LadyCup that ships free within the UK.