Bean (ihatepickles) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Excited to try out the Lunette! Mostly pointless entry. :)

Hello everyone! I have loved the idea of menstrual cups since I first learned about them about six years ago. Back then I bought both a Diva Cup and a Moon Cup (USA), because I wasn't sure which one was best - and there were only a few to choose from at the time! Unfortunately, I never really got the hang of these things, as much as I wanted it to work for me... The Diva is the one I tried the most, but it always seemed uncomfortable and was hard to get in place right. The Moon Cup had too stiff of a rim for me to really even get in without hurting myself by it popping open too early. Pretty soon I gave up on them and went back to my cloth pads. Just recently, though, I got back into researching them (determined to make them work for me) and to my surprise THERE ARE TONS OF THEM NOW. Oh man. So. Excited.

Anyway, I've spent the last few days reading about all the little differences between the fancy new (and old) cups out there. My problem is that I can't pinpoint why exactly I can't seem to get mine to work, so choosing a new one to try has been difficult. I've been trying out the old Diva again and I still have trouble (I thought I got it in right once but it still leaked). It seems like maybe it's too big for me (size 1), but I'm not sure. My fingers are very short so I'm not sure if I have a high or low cervix but it definitely hung low when I got it in. It also seems like width might be an issue, because it suctions immediately to whatever surface it's touching as soon as I slide it in, which makes adjusting it very difficult and often painful. Based on the two times I have actually reached my cervix I found that it likes to hide in the corner, pointing a bit to the side, which makes covering it quite difficult with a somewhat large cup. So my goal is to try a smaller one. I just ordered the small Lunette Selene, and I'm VERY excited to try that one out! Last I was shopping, Lunette brand caught my eye but they hadn't come out with the small size yet, and there was only one site (which was in Finnish), so I skipped it. Should be here in three days, yay!!

I imagine I might still have issues with the new one, as I don't think I've gotten past the learning curve completely. But I'm kind of determined to keep collecting cups until I find the one that is best for me. If Lunette doesn't work, I am thinking about the Lady Cup. I can't resist that lilac color!

Based on the issues described, would anyone recommend anything different? I'm not 100% sure that shorter and narrower (with larger holes) will do the trick, it's kind of just a guess. What do you all think?

Thanks for enduring my long-winded excitement and confusion! :D
Tags: brand comparisons, buying decisions, cervix position, divacup, keeper moon cup, lady cup, lunette, lunette selene
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