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07 August 2012 @ 11:22 am
  Okay, so I am a fifteen y/o virgin, and I would like to get a  cup. I (stupidly) bought a Keeper Mooncup size A, not reading the fine print, lol. At first, I was determined to make it work. But, when it arrived, I read horror stories about the stiffness and difficulty getting it out once it was in, so I decided I'd better not use it. Plus the stem is hollow. Just seems like a bad plan, to me.
  So, anyway, I'm contemplating getting a Lunette Small. I'm pretty confident it will fit, because my cervix is pretty low during my period, all throughout. (to second knuckle on middle finger, & I have pretty small hands. I can't find a ruler at the moment, though) I'm in between the Aine or Cynthia. Does anyone know what these REALLY look like? And do you think it'd be okay for me? Pictures on their website seem quite deceiving.
   Also, if you order on Amazon, is the packaging discreet? I don't want to have it come & have "Lunette Menstrual Cup" plastered on it. Usually they come in another envelope, though, so I think it'll be ok... I'm buying with my own money & my family does not know...
It's Not Fair, Laika.itsnotfairlaika on August 7th, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
I would still give your Keeper a try, if I were you. Honestly, you will probably have difficulty getting any cup out no matter how stiff it is (that's just part of the learning curve with cups!) I have a Ladycup which is very squishy and struggled to get that out, but now it's super easy.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 7th, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
Don't second-guess it. Get through the dreaded learning curve with your Moon Cup and then decide if you would want a different cup based on what you liked (and didn't) about the one you have. Don't buy a boatload of cups based on "What if I don't like it?" What if you do???

And if you do decide to get another, you'll have a better idea of what might fit and suit you better or just differently.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on August 7th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
it's the latex Keeper that is horribly stiff. the keeper moon cup is softer. it's quite common to get a mooncup (whether uk or us) because of not knowing there are other brands - plenty of people are satisfied with what they get!
if you have a low cervix, your cup is unlikely to climb up and get unreachable. also, the small lunette is quite narrow, so it might sit too low while a wider cup would be able to get deeper.

it's much easier to choose a second cup than a first one. you may well be dissatisfied with a small lunette. if you try out your keeper moon cup first you'll know better what you want.
pinkmathpinkmath on August 7th, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
I would suggest to get through the learning curve BUT since you ordered size A. (Size A is the large for The Keeper for readers information.) Perhaps you you should send it back. Did you purchase it from The Keeper Inc. website?

canonalltheway on August 8th, 2012 06:36 am (UTC)
I did not purchase it from the Keeper website, sadly, and the seller doesnt reply to any emails ive sent to them, so its lost cause. XD
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on August 7th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
i don't think they can exchange it for the right size...
you may want to offer it for exchange in mc_sales. the problem is that they're easily available in the us/north america so there might not be much/any interest. perhaps make a post, and if nobody's interested go ahead and try it out yourself? if the large turns out to be a bad choice for you, then so will be the small.
moonhoney925 on August 8th, 2012 03:05 am (UTC)
You'd never know but maybe someone in Europe, Africa, Sth America, Asia or Australasia may be interested.

I think that there are a couple of listings for small Lunettes on mc_sales at the moment.

I'd say to try your Mooncup cup, it might be fine for you if not you'll have a better idea for your next cup.
canonalltheway on August 8th, 2012 05:16 am (UTC)
I'ts just that the size A (for after birth, or over thirty women) is way too large for me :S that's the problem. And my bladder is very small (runs in fam lol XD)& I already have to pee a lot & I have a feeling it'd just make that worse... lol And I can't sell it, because I don't have money to ship it, or a way to get to the post office without questioning.. XD
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 8th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
At 44mm, it's only 3mm wider than the small Lunette. That's about 1/8" or appx 15pt diamond, which is the size of an accent stone. So "way too large" is more in your head than in actuality.
canonalltheway on August 8th, 2012 05:17 am (UTC)
I'll TRY once more though... I'm on my period right now (lol) so I'll try to give it one more go...
pinkmathpinkmath on August 8th, 2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
It took me 6 months to get my Keeper Mooncup in. Six periods later I finally managed to get it in. Then I could only wear it a hour at a time because it's so stiff. I slowly worked up to wearing all day.

I'm sorry the seller isn't returning your emails. :-/
canonalltheway on August 8th, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
When attempting to insert it again, I noticed that, since it's so stiff, It's harder to keep the fold & try to maneuver it. XD No luck getting it in so far, but my period is coming to an end, so I was more "dry"
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 8th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
With any cup, water or possibly water-based lube are a must for first-timers, especially for virgins. Try several folds too. And try lying on your back, this always seems to make things more relaxed for me. You'll get it eventually !

Edited at 2012-08-09 12:09 am (UTC)
canonalltheway on August 10th, 2012 05:59 am (UTC)
lol, I tried in the shower, that was an epic fail. water just beads off, which is super annoying >.< and I don't know how to get any lube, though i know it would help, a LOT. XD lol but i don't have money to buy it, & I'm not about to ask my parents to buy me lube. lol.
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 10th, 2012 09:58 am (UTC)
Me, I can usually get away with running the cup under cold water than go to my bedroom to insert it (wet) lying on my back, usually when I come out of the shower. You could try putting some vegetable cooking oil on you (not on the cup, it would make it slippery to hold).
teacupcake89 on August 10th, 2012 12:38 pm (UTC)
Agreeing with everyone else :) it's only 3mm wider than a small Lunette, which may or may not be a good cup for you anyway :)
get the knack down with your mooncup first and then once you know what you like and don't like choose another cup.

you can use coconut oil if you don't want/feel comfortable with buying lube. Coconut oil is also great as a body moisturiser/hair oil so you can say that's why you want/bought it if your parents ask. :)

also suggesting lying down on your bed, knees bent legs apart for insertion at first as you don't have to worry about holding yourself steady, or anyone wanting to use the bathroom midway! :) relaxation really is the key!! :)

re packaging: if you email the place for ordering other cups i.e. Luneshop, zanashop, femininewear.co.uk and ask/explain I'm sure they will make sure nothing is on the packaging :)