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trilliam
19 July 2012 @ 11:04 pm

Howdy everyone!

I am so excited to be using a menstrual cup, but I have had a few problems.

First, about me, I am 32, no kids and I am a diaphragm user and ex-Nuva ring user, so I am comfortable finding my cervix. I recently started using 2 medium Meluna cups, a soft, ring stem cup and a classic, ball stem cup. 

Unfortunately, I have had a problem... the cups like to slide down. I have found that putting the cups around my cervix is most comfortable and avoids any leakage issues. After I have been sitting for a while tho, they tend to slowly slip down past my pelvic bone and then stick out of my vagina. The ring is very uncomfortable below the pelvic bone as is the the classic, ball stem cup, to a lesser degree. The classic irritates my bladder though. (They don't leak tho.)

I also think I need a larger capacity based on how much I filled it up in 2-4 hours for about 2 days.

Based on my issues I think I need a wider cup with more capacity. This is where I need help. I can reach my cervix with medium difficulty and short fingers. When the cup stayed in place, the ball or ring came in handy, although I could usually make more of it reachable by bearing down on it.

My main criteria for choosing my next one is I want a decent color, otherwise I am open. Purple or teal would be my first choices. (Unfortunately, I am not a fan of the fleurcup purple, but if everyone says that is the cup I should get, I will try it.) I live in Sweden if that sways any suggestions. Thanks for your help in advance!

 
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 19th, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
Well, large Fleurcup seems nice in green, according to reviews I've seen... Large Miacup would be slightly longer, and therefore easier to remove, if you think that wouldn't be too long. Large Ladycup has awesome colors but this one has the least capacity for these dimensions (and it's fairly slippery). And of course, there's the XL Melunam but that might be a bit long ? They're all pretty soft too.

Here is the Fleurcup, towards the middle... I think it's lovely : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gDHb7cUJS4

Edited at 2012-07-19 11:05 pm (UTC)
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on July 19th, 2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
your cuplee should be a good choice as well!
also a large meluna basic (or get one with a traditional stem and cut it off)

the highest capacity option is certainly a large fleurcup though (and the XL meluna)
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 20th, 2012 11:33 am (UTC)
Well of course I love my Cuplee but it's "only" 44 mm wide and 25 ml capacity so I figured there are better options for OP (and the colors are quite pale these days... there's a pale blue and a pale green in case OP decides they want one).
moonhoney925 on July 20th, 2012 12:32 am (UTC)
The Fleurcup in green is nice, its more of a blue-green than a yellow-green. I have one, it may suit you too as it is quite squishy. Their purple is more of a lilac- quite pale, I would not even call it purple. But yes their green is nice and it's the closest colour to teal that is not a Meluna. It also has a tab stem which makes removal and cleaning quite easy.

I agree with juliiie87, Ladycup has plenty of colours but small capacity and no grip rings which make it hard to remove.
trilliamtrilliam on July 20th, 2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
I see the suggestions are leaning toward the fleurcup. I was avoiding it because of the color, but the green in juliiie87's video seems quite vibrant and attractive. I think I might have to bite the bullet and try it.
nocebo_domingonocebo_domingo on July 20th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
The L Lunette is a medium-length, good capacity cup that comes in purple (the Cynthia). I don't have one myself but many people here have given it positive reviews.
trilliamtrilliam on July 21st, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, I don't like the purple of the Cynthia is either.
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 21st, 2012 12:07 am (UTC)
... Or if you really want purple, Miacup seems nice too... and in fact, it's a more tappered shape at the bottom, but almost exactly identical dimensions to the Fleurcup ! And there's only about 4-5 ml difference in capacity between the two.
trilliamtrilliam on July 21st, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
For the price I will be trying the Fleurcup first... although I am still very tempted to get the Miacup later, even if the fleurcup works out.

Thanks everyone for all the help!
loveyourcuploveyourcup on July 26th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
32 even with no kids, that's also me exactly and medium is leaking also. it shouldn't slide down, if it does i would suggest you get a L, that should solve the problem. it should sit quite low in the vagina, it's not a good idea to make it too close to the cervix, it can make it leak and be uncomfortable.
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 28th, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
"it's not a good idea to make it too close to the cervix, it can make it leak and be uncomfortable."

This is what cup companies say, that it should sit low, meaning you don't have to shove it all the way up. Unfortunately, you can't usually decide where a cup will sit, it will ride to wherever it pleases, and that's usually up close to the cervix. Same if you have a low cervix and the cup pretty much fills up your vagina. That alone doesn't mean it won't work or be uncomfortable, judging from the number of cup users who report this situation.

Edited at 2012-07-28 02:22 pm (UTC)
trilliamtrilliam on July 28th, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
I have to say the only times the cup felt uncomfortable was when it was lower.
trilliamtrilliam on August 18th, 2012 11:55 am (UTC)
So, I got the green Fleurcup a few weeks ago. The color is pretty. It is vibrant and really more of a greeny-blue, but still transparenty.

The fit seems to be ok so far. After testing it times when I thought I might get my period, I had to trim down the stem a bit. The pressure was uncomfortable.

I will try to update after I have a proper period which should be starting any week now.