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15 May 2012 @ 02:00 pm

Hey everyone! I'm new to this community. I'm currently sixteen years of age, and have never participated in intercourse, nor associated myself with tampons. Not quite my thing. :) Because I'm a dancer, however, pads have become extremely tedious. So grateful to have discovered menstrual cups!

Thanks to your wonderful support and vast information, I've decided on a Lunette Cynthia Model 1. Two questions:

1) Is this a correct model for me? Should I try a different one instead?

2) I've read so many horror stories of the pain involved with suction/cup removal... If I follow the proper instructions, will the Lunette Cynthia give me any of these problems?

Thank you so much, everyone! Hope you're having a fantastic week!

Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 15th, 2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
1. Check the size charts at the Community FAQ and http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ to see if you think that it will fit you properly.

2. That depends on you and how quickly you figure out insertion and removal techniques that work for you. Some struggle but others have no issues at all.
Herdaladoir on May 15th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
1) The size 1 is the smaller size, with a diameter of 41mm. The size 2 is larger, so I would say that that is your correct size.

2) I started out with a Lunette (clear) myself and there is a learning curve. However, once you get over that, it's absolutely fine :)
Arrow_Bright: Gusarrow_bright on May 15th, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
I use a small Lunette (Aine), and I've never had a problem with the suction.
anh06005anh06005 on May 16th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
It is absolutely impossible for us to say if this is the right cup for you. It is a pretty middle of the road cup. It will most likely work for you. As for issues with insertion and removal...it's again impossible for us to know. It depends on your technique and your anatomy but what works for me may not work for you. </p>

Cup use is very trial and error. The small lunette may be your goldilocks cup (as it is mine) but it might not be. I have had a total of 5 cups in different sizes and shapes. I can use every single one of them. There is just a small something that I don't care for in my other cups such as:
Large Lunette - presses on my bladder. Makes it hard to pee
Small LadyCup (OrangeCup) - not much capacity (this probably would be an issue now since my periods have lightened)
Small DivaCup - I only did a dry run and hated it. Gave it to a friend. Way too long
Small Yukki (old style) - holes are tiny. Tedious to clean. But it's almost identical to the small lunette except it's only available in clear. I wanted color :) (shallow I know)

You see? Which I would have gotten a small lunette to begin with had I trusted my gut but I changed it to a large for more capacity. It could have saved me some money lol. But at least I have plenty of shapes and sizes to last me until menopause :)

Oh. Did I mention I got another small lunette Selene just to have another pretty color? :) I now have a Diana, Selene, and Cynthia. Now I just need an aine!

tinkerandcrabtinkerandcrab on May 17th, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
As the others said, we can't really tell you if the small Lunette will fit you, but I tend to think it is a very good "beginner's cup". My small Lunette Selene was my second cup and so far it's my favorite (I've tried a total of 4 different cup brands). For my body it has been soft and comfortable, and no problems with insertion. Removal has sometimes been challenging because I have a high cervix, but never really painful.

Mind you, I was a twenty-year tampon user before I discovered cups, and so I think perhaps you should expect your initial attempts at insertion to be challenging, but keep at it and know that it's totally possible, and that you're definitely not the first virgin/non-tampon user to successfully use a menstrual cup. I'll be honest, even as a seasoned tampon user, my initial reaction to insertion of a folded menstrual cup was "Are you kidding me?! This thing is HUGE!" but in time that feeling subsided. Good luck!
jaffakakejaffakake on May 17th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
I'm sixteen years old too and I use that exact cup - I got it in December 2011 and have used it ever since! I had been using tampons for the best part a year before I got my cup - but I don't think having not used tampons will make that much of a difference.

I love my cup and would highly recommend it - I haven't had any problems at all :) But everyone is different!

Good luck!