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jojogirl89
I'm 23, almost 24, years old and still a virgin(shocking I know) and I came across menstrual cups a few years ago while I was bored and on youtube. Not sure how I wound up coming across it in the first place. They piqued my interest, but I was too apprehensive to buy one at the time. Wasn't sure how my mom would have reacted if she found it, since she is fairly conservative. I've done research on some of the different popular brands, but am still too nervous to try one, but I am finally and completely fed up with tampons and pads and the associated mess and smell. Not to mention having to worry about timing and the pad leaking through to your clothes, or sitting wrong and bleeding through your clothes.
Which brand would you recommend for a first timer? After doing my research I've narrowed it down to mooncup UK, lunette, divacup and the new sckooncup. I like the mooncup for it's smaller size, and that I've not read too many bad things about it but am worried that it might be too small for some of my heavier days. The divacup I've heard mixed reviews about, and lunette is kinda large. I've not read anything about the sckooncup yet, possibly because its a newer brand. Which brand is the best for a first timer who is still a virgin? Any recommendations?
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 8th, 2013 11:45 am (UTC)
I am in pretty much the same boat as you (and no shame in still keeping your v-card! It's the only reliable way to avoid reproducing accidentally, right? I have more than a couple friends who conceived while faithfully taking their BC...anyway, I digress...) and like Julie, I'd advise checking the length of your vag before deciding on a cup. I first went with the Meluna small + medium classic 2-pack (I love two-fer deals and figured I could use a narrow cup, capacity is not a huge issue for me, etc). They were absolute hell to remove because I have a high cervix and they are fairly short cups. Trust me, if you have a high cervix you will not want a Meluna. I actually ended up going with the FemmyCycle because it has a removal ring that you can use with one finger (which is all I can fit up there) and it's so soft that it hasn't been a problem for me, despite the fact that it looks pretty large when you're holding it. If you're really long and tight you might also check out the Lilycup--though I admit I'm mostly saying that because it's new, I'm curious about it and want to hear what others think of it :) Good luck!