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03 August 2012 @ 08:00 pm
First off I'll start by saying I've never posted on here before so I hope I'm doing it right . Ok I'm looking to buy my first cup but I just can't decide.i've narrowed it down to the small divacup or the small miacup. I am a 13 year old virgin and have a medium heavy flow . I also have a medium to high cervix which cup for me!!! :)
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teacupcake89 on August 3rd, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
Hi! :) you found the right place!

Just in case you haven't seen these:

Have a look at the comparison size charts at: http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/

and the photo comparisons at: http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/f52-moderator-s-photo-library

have you checked your cervix during a period? as they tend to move a bit lower during! :)
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 4th, 2012 10:44 am (UTC)
This. During your next period, you might want to reach in for your cervix, measure approximately how much of your finger went in, google "X inches to mm" and match this with the measurments on the sizecharts. For a medium to high cervix (or what I consider to be so), large Cuplee, small Miacup, large Meluna and large Fleurcup (highest capacity) could be good fits, because they are fairly long in the body, without being the longest, and also fairly soft, which I find more comfortable for a virgin to use.
cutekitty7 on August 4th, 2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
I did check my cervix on my last period and I think it was about 2.5-3 inches in I don't know if this is high or not . At the moment the cup I'm considering most is the small miacup. With the fluercup (large) being quite a large cup this is probaly the one that I'm least considering seen as it looks pretty big for a virgin. Does anyone know how much a large ladycup holds? Thanks :)
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 4th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
How much every cup holds is referenced on size charts page teacupcake89 gave you. The large Ladycup is just as large as a Fleurcup fyi, only it probably has a firmer rim and it holds less, because its holes are placed lower. It's also known to be slippery so I wouldn't recommend it.

The small Mia sounds nice, it's also very similar to the small Cuplee (44x53 mm), which I love because it's very soft (softer than a Ladycup and slightly softer than a Mia), so it makes it easy to fold and remove smoothly. The large Fleurcup is amongst the largest, true, I only recommended it because it holds so much.

2.5-3 inches is roughly 60 to 70 mm, so compared to cup length... that's fairly high (EDIT : as in, most long cups or short cups with a good stem are about 70 mm including the whole stem, see here : http://menstrualcup.co/communitypics/picture_comparison_menstrual_cup.jpg). You'll probably do fine with the longest cups too.

Edited at 2012-08-04 03:51 pm (UTC)
cutekitty7 on August 4th, 2012 03:46 pm (UTC)
Btw does anyone have a soft meluna (preferably a large) and know how well it pops open? Many thanks ;)
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 4th, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
I have both a medium soft and a large classic, and I find the soft is actually easier for me to use. Some people complain about them, but frankly I think it's really a matter of practice, finding the right fold and the right position for you to insert it, and give it a little help. And of course, every one's body is different. If I'm being completely honest, it is very soft and it probably won't spring open on its own without a little push or poke. Perhaps that's more to do with the shape and the fact that they have only two holes where other cups have four or more, I ddon't know.
teacupcake89 on August 4th, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
I have a small Lunette and a large Fleurcup, yes the fleur is bigger but because it is very soft I've been able to use it fine!! it also has a great capacity for your heavier days! :)

also wouldn't recommend the ladycups because of their low capacity and slipperyness (tricky for removal!)

if you look at the Cuplee album on the photo comparison link: http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/t498-cuplee-comparison-photos
you can see how the large/onesized Cuplee compares to the small Miacup, large meluna and small and large fleurcups. :)

here is the FAQ page on getting soft cups to pop open: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2618390.html#cutid1
although this probably won't be a problem! :)

if you haven't seen this already definitely read The Virgin's guide to cups here: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/1243131.html#comments

and perhaps look onto getting some lube or coconut oil to help with insertion :)

cutekitty7 on August 4th, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you teacupcake89 and juliiie87 for all your fantastic advice . After reading some reviews on the ladycup it won't be the one I purchase cos it's so tiny and is slippery. I will have a look at cuplee although I'm worried it could be too soft (I don't really want to be poking around to get it to pop open) . Soft melunas sound good along with the Mia . I have read the virgins guide to cups (I found it really helpful) . Also I'm sure I've seen some water based KY jelly in my mum's draw so as far as lube goes I can probaly use that. Just another thing what meluna stem is your favourite ? Thank you everyone ;)
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 4th, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
If I had to pick between the two, I'd say my Cuplee pops open easiest, labia fold facing down + cold water trick + lying on my back works every time, sitting on the toilet is easy enough too. But I've had it for eight month, and I've only been fooling around with the melunas for a couple weeks. My guess is, it has something to do with the V-shape, and perhaps the rim is a little bit sturdier, plus it has more holes.

I've only tried the Meluna ball and traditionnal stem, I think the stem is easier to grip, it adds a little length, and I can't feel it. I've heard good things about the ring, it just looked bulky to me, so idk.
cutekitty7 on August 4th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks , if I ever did get a cuplee (or another really soft cup) I'd be sure to check out that method for insertion . As for meluna stems I don't own any cups ( hence I'm on here ) but I always thought the classic stem looked the best . Thanks again :)
teacupcake89 on August 4th, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
if you get a meluna I vote for the traditional stems, because you might need it with your high cervix, especially to begin with and you can trim it if need be! (which you can't really do with the other stem options apart from remove it completely) :)

good stuff, I use KY and have no complaints! :) just make sure you put it on YOU not the cup, or you'll have a slippy cup flying across the room! *not from experience or anything...* :D
cutekitty7 on August 4th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
At the moment I might get a small miacup for main use and a large soft classic stem meluna for backup in my school bag (cos there're really inexpensive) if I use KY jelly I will be sure to put it on me not the cup thanks :) !!!