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i have a small ladycup, but i think i want a slightly longer cup because it's just out of reach with the whole stem and the stem kind of jabs into a side wall. but without it, i wouldn't be able to reach, i definitely like the stem. and i like that the ladycup is silicone. 

is there a cup that is:
- a little bit longer (stem intact) than the ladycup
- as narrow in diameter of the rim
- as squishy as a ladycup

i absolutely prefer a super squishy cup! 
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loveyourcuploveyourcup on June 12th, 2012 06:21 pm (UTC)
let's see, a small ladycup is 65mm long including stem, 46mm without. So you can either choose a cup with a longer body or a longer stem, the point is to make it more reachable to remove.

You can look at the compare table and click on the columm length or the cup and total length that will show you which ones are longer than the ladycup S
http://menstrualcup.co/brands/compare-menstrual-cup-table.html

I would suggest a Miacup size 1.
it is similar in squishiness as the ladycup
it's 43mm so 3mm wider than the lady cup but got 53mm body length and 70mm with the stem so that makes it quite a bit longer without making too wide.



Edited at 2012-06-12 06:22 pm (UTC)
rawlicious on June 12th, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
i hadn't seen that chart before, it's great! thanks.
loveyourcuploveyourcup on June 13th, 2012 05:58 am (UTC)
Thanks, Im glad you like it. It's quite new.
nocebo_domingonocebo_domingo on June 13th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
Wow! Total length and stem type! Great job and thank you.
loveyourcuploveyourcup on June 14th, 2012 05:58 am (UTC)
:) yes I added the other day at the bottom a comparison table with tampons which helps understanding that cups hold much more flow than tampons. It seems to be a common worry that the cup will get full to quickly.

I still have to check some values in the table, Im missing a few, Im waiting on brands to double check and confirm.
melissa569melissa569 on June 14th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
Miacup, or CupLee, if you are willing to pay through Western Union to Russia, I have a Cup Lee and its really nice, soft like a Ladycup too, but I find it easier to reach. Here are my comparison photos of many brands so you can see their lengths side by side:

http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/f52-moderator-s-photo-library
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 14th, 2012 09:08 am (UTC)
You can actually order a Cuplee from here now http://shop-wb.com/en/3_coupe-menstruelle and it's ON SALE !!

Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 12th, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
There are many size charts online, including at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ There are others at the Community FAQ. That way you can compare what you have to what else is available.
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rawlicious on June 12th, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
i looked at the large ladycup and it's definitely too large for me. i already know that my small ladycup just opens up enough and there's not too much room. it's pretty compressed when it's in. i'm a pretty small person overall. thanks though!
Serpentserpent_849 on June 12th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
being "small overall" has nothing to do with your vagina. here's a great demonstration video: http://youtu.be/QfHF0p7X4MI?t=2m16s any cup will be somewhat compressed (does your cup open fully though? soft cups can be very hard to open).

i agree that a miacup is a good choice, many small sizes are a little wider than the ladycup. you could also try something more similar to a ladycup but with a solid stem and not so slippery. this would be the small sizes of lunette, fleurcup, green donna or a medium meluna soft.
rawlicious on June 13th, 2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
by saying small overall, i meant to imply my vagina is rather small as well. i can't fit any fingers in there if the cup is in, no matter how relaxed i am and what angles i try. i can barely stuff the cup in most times.
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loveyourcuploveyourcup on June 13th, 2012 06:03 am (UTC)
ok let us know how that goes! The cup lee is actually more similar to a lunette except for the hollow tube.
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 13th, 2012 08:25 am (UTC)
This, I absolutely second Cuplee !
It's one of the softest brands, it's definitely longer than a Ladycup, and I can't say enough good things about mine !
It's actually softer and especially longer than the small Lunette (forget about the large Lunette, it's rather firm), and probably a little softer than the Lady as well. Fyi, the small Cuplee doesn't exist (yet). aalice616 and I know a website where Cuplee is on sale right now if you're interested... ;)

Don't be afraid about a few mms width OP, it's the softness that makes a cup comfortable, and your vagina is made to expand a bit anyway, as long as you don't tighten up your pelvic floor muscles, that's what makes it *feel* narrow. Although if your muscles are really compressing the cup, you might need a firmer one.

As an alternative, I thought about the Naturcup size I, which is long and narrow, but I have to warn you OP that the rim is quite firmer than the base, as is the Ladycup's from what I heard, but idk how they compare. The ball-stem actually makes it just a few mms shorter than the Ladycup overall.

Have a look at how Si-bell and NaturalMamma compare lengthwise, as they are very squishy too, and appear to have long flexible stems : http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/f52-moderator-s-photo-library

*Sorry about editing several times*

Edited at 2012-06-13 10:31 am (UTC)
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on June 13th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
yeah, forgot about the newer cups.

a small naturcup is quite similar to a small diva, not sure this would be a good choice. there are quite many for whom those similar small cups work but the ladycup is too tiny/slippery. the OP seems to be one of them.
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 13th, 2012 12:59 pm (UTC)
Naturcup - nerdy stuff
Actually the small (size 0) Naturcup is right next to the small Ladycup, but the size 1 falls between the Cuplee and the Diva, indeed.
So yeah, I agree, the one I meant is a long cup, but apparently not longer than a Lady + full stem though, so I thought why not. I just felt one the other day and I was like OMG this is the longest, tiniest thing. ;D

(Btw there seems to be some confusion over the Naturcup's measurments, and I'm hoping someone can help me clear that up very soon).
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on June 13th, 2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Naturcup - nerdy stuff
what confusion?
oops yeah forgot they call it the medium.

idk, a cup can be too long without sticking out. i think it's better to choose something more similar to the ladycup, as it's *almost* fine.
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 13th, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Naturcup - nerdy stuff
Apparently some of the charts, including Melissa's list it as 1 cm more than it is. Something about the company originally adding the stem to their measurments.
rawlicious on June 13th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
i have never had any leaks with the ladycup, so even though it feels pretty flat, i know it's fully open. i was looking into naturcup, miacup and lunette originally. i will look into the Cuplee!