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So I own the small Ladycup and I've been using it for about 5 months now. It is my first menstrual cup and overall I have to say that it is pretty good.

After a few days of hit-and-miss, I find inserting/releasing the cup fairly simple, it rarely leaks, and I don't have to empty it too often.

The huge issue I am having though is that the stem quite noticeably pokes my vaginal wall and rubs against it when I move around. It's not the worst feeling ever but it's unpleasant enough that I am looking into getting a new cup.

I've thought about shortening/cutting the stem but found that it was extremely difficult for me to reach the base of the cup with my fingers alone.

Since the stem stops quite a bit up inside me, I'm looking for a cup that is longer and hopefully has more stem to avoid this issue again.

I really enjoy the squishiness of the Ladycup so I'm hoping to find a cup that is similar in that aspect but I'm willing to branch out. 

I also think I am going to swap to the large-size because the small Ladycup gets a little lost in there and I find myself changing it every few hours.

I've looked around the forum for a few days now and examined most of the charts and the choices I am looking at most seriously are

  • Large cuplee: this has the length I am seeking (even though the stem is quite small) and it rates as very soft. I am hesitant about getting this cup because I fear it may be too soft and I really don't know if a firmer cup would comfortable and/or stop the occasional leaks I get with my Ladycup
  • Large Lunette: I really like the way that this cup is shaped and it's length/stem make it look pretty ideal to me but I keep hearing that it is super firm.
  • Large Fleurcup: I like the size of this cup and I also like that it is of apparently similar softness to the Ladycup
  • Large Yuuki: The Yuuki rates as quite large but I like the shape of it. Like the Lunette, it is apparently very firm

So overall I'm hoping to get some opinions from people who have used a few of these cups (and maybe used the Ladycup) about what worked out for them.

Advice in particular about firmness would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

pancakepowderpancakepowder on July 4th, 2012 04:25 am (UTC)
Sorry about the tagging. I'll try to be less enthusiastic next time.

Sorry for the delay, thanks for all the advice!

I've read through all your comments and I think I've narrowed it down to getting either a fleurcup or a meluna soft (I don't know how I skipped over that option!)
My only hesistation about the fleurcup is that the size is unfamiliar but so many of you seem to like it so maybe.
I'll do some more thinking and my next month will be a happier one.

I'm quite active so I think I might want to try a lunette sometime in the future becuase I've read that a stiffer cup is better when you are doing more activity.
Is this true? Can I ask that here or am I overstepping my one question limit aha.
Darling Nikkijessiebanana on July 4th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
I'm very active and I actually found that the stiffer version of my cup broke seal easily when I stretched or contorted my body in odd ways. The MeLuna soft moves with me and I don't get any leaks. It does get pinched by my vaginal muscles, but the seal stays put which is what matters.