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22 May 2013 @ 08:32 pm
I have a Mooncup size B which is coming to the end of it's life (10 years old)

Obviously I'm 10 years older now which firmly puts me into size A territory but age is just a number :-)

Wondering whether I should get a straight like for like replacement, go for a bigger size or try something else completely.

I don't have problems with leakage but I do have a v. heavy flow so something with more capacity is tempting however during my period, especially towards the beginning, my cervix sits very low so not sure I'm going to be able to balance the two requirements.

I sometimes have issues with getting my current cup to pop open although I suspect this might be due to the age of my current mooncup so I'm not sure whether a softer cup would work for me but I also find my current cup can press on my bladder so maybe a softer cup would be worth a try?

All thoughts appreciated

(33, no children btw)
 
juliiie87juliiie87 on May 22nd, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC)
Honestly, the small Mooncup has one of the lowest capacities on the market and that firm, bulky rim so YES, get crazy!

First things first, how low is low ? Use the chart to determine in which bll park you need to look : http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ As you can see there's a wide choice, but heavy flow + low cervix ? points to a large Fleurcup.
newalphabet on May 22nd, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
Low is around 4cm from the entrance, mooncup rim sits higher and around cervix so cervix is inside iyswim.

I find the mooncup holds far more than the stated capacity for me, it will fill over the holes without leaking so I do wonder if the capacity of some of the other cups will be that much greater.
juliiie87juliiie87 on May 22nd, 2013 10:05 pm (UTC)
Hum we are talking potentially double the capacity, based on the charts. Another perk is round bell-shaped cups make for more capacity near the bottom when your cervix is dipping in. You could go with a small bell-shaped cup (Fleurcup, medium Meluna, small si-bell) and still potentially up your capacity.

If you want some thing similarly shaped but slightly softer there's the Femmecup which is pretty much a size A Mooncup.
m03m on May 23rd, 2013 07:36 am (UTC)
Your cervix position sounds a lot like mine, and I'm quite happy with my large Fleurcup, after removing the stem and pretty much all of the grip rings. Picture is here.
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on June 1st, 2013 03:15 am (UTC)
if you decide you want to go for a MoonCup (UK) size B again, let me know. I have one for sale, without the stem, but barely used http://mc-sales.livejournal.com/130510.html