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Which Menstrual Cup is Best For You?

Originally posted by foggyimage at Which Menstrual Cup is Best For You?
This quiz will hopefully help you decide which menstrual cup is best for you. Check out the professional website though because I use a generic rule that 30 years or older is usually a size A, Size 2, or Large where as in LadyCup, the rule is 25 years of age.

Note: This is sort of a dichotomous key because I could not find an actual quiz site that would let me have multiple questions or multiple answers. To figure out the result, remember your answer then look down below and compare!

1. Are you younger than 30 and have not given birth (except by Cesarean)?
Yes
No

2. What length is your vagina?
Short ( EASY to reach with middle finger)    Note: This will mean you probably looking for a short cup (40-50mm without the stem)
Medium/Long         Note: this will be a cup bigger than 50 mm excluding the stem.

3. Which size do you prefer? (Diameter size)
Narrow - For younger than 30 (under 42 mm)
Medium - For all (42-45mm)
Wide- For women older than 30 (46mm and up)


If you answered:  Yes, Short, Narrow ; You should look at Small Fleur Cup, Small LadyCup, Small Lunette, Small Meluna, Small Si-Bell, Yukki Size 1, CupLee Small (This is not out yet and may never come out), Small MiaLuna, JuJu size One, Small Iris Cup, Small Mini Meluna

If you answered: Yes, Short, Medium; You should connsider: FemmeCup, Medium Meluna, Mooncup UK B, Natu 1 (this is a hard brand to find), Iris Cup Large, Medium Mini Meluna

If you answered: Yes, Short, Wide; Consider: Mooncup UK size A,  Natu 2 ( a hard brand to find), JuJu 2
Note: Even though you answered young, these cups are all for women over 30 because they are wide but there is discussion that it really just depends on if you are comfortable with wide cups even though you are young

If you answered: Yes, Med/Long, Narrow; Consider: NaturCup 0, Miss Cup B, Diva Cup 1

If you answered: Yes, Med/Long, Medium; Consider: Keeper B, Mooncup US B, She Cup (One size fits all), Naturalmama (One size fits all), Mia Cup 1, NaturCup 1

If you answered: Yes, Med/Long, Wide; Consider:  None... Good luck. You know this is all because you wanted it wide :) Well try again!

If you answered: No, Short, Narrow; Consider: None, this is because you chose narrow. Normally women older than 30  use a medium or wide.

If you answered: No, Short, Medium; Consider: FemmeCup (One size), Large Iris Cup

If you answered: No, Short, Wide; Consider: MoonCup UK A, Natu 2, JuJu 2, NaturCup 2(not specified what the real length without the stem is! This brand does not have a lot of information available)

If you answered: No, Med/long , Narrow; Consider: None. Try a medium or wide width

If you answered: No, Med/long , Medium ; Consider: Diva 2, MissCup A, She Cup(one size fits all), Large CupLee, NaturalMama (one size fits all)

If you answered: No, Med/long , Wide; Consider: Large Fleur Cup, Keeper A, Large LadyCup, Large Lunette, L Meluna, XL Meluna, Mooncup US size A, Si-Bell Large, Yukki 2, MiaLuna Medium, MiaCup 2, NaturCup 2

EDIT: For heavy/ medium flow periods, the listed cups hold somewhere in the range of 25ml to 35ml from base to the top: Diva 1 and 2, Femme, Fleur S and L, Keeper A, LadyCup L, Lunette S and L, Meluna L and XL, MissCup A and B (I think),  Mooncup UK A and B, MoonCup US A, Si-Bell L, Yukki 2, CupLee L (and potentially the small if it the design is finished),
Naturalmama, MiaLuna S and M, JuJu 2, MiaCup 1 and 2, NaturCup 2.

All the other cups listed I would consider to be more for light periods (or if you do not mind changing more often and have a medium flow). Thus meaning the cup will only hold anywhere up to 24ml from base to top.

Please check the actual website to learn the exact capacity of the cup.

I hope this helps at least one person since it took so long to make! In the end, the cup you choose is up to you, but this idea came to me when I was struggling finding my next cup because of my specific bodily needs! If you have any quesions, ask me! Some helpful sites that I also used were http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ and http://menstrualcups.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/www-clothpads-org_cupcomparison_8-11-11_1b.png
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