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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?
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on July 8th, 2013 11:13 pm (UTC)
I think the small Lunette is a decent place to start -- medium firmness, shorter cup body but longer stem (trimmable!), but it didn't end up being my favorite cup. Knowing how high your cervix is will be very helpful in determining whether you'll be okay with a long bodied cup like the Diva or need something much shorter like a Sckoon. I haven't tried a MoonCup UK, but am a little put off by the thick rim (firmer rims tend to snap open, especially when you're still figuring out how to insert).

By the way, in case this starts to seem overwhelming, most cups can work for most people. I have an average cervix height and can use both the Diva and the small Lunette without problem, but prefer my softer LadyCup for all but the first, heaviest day of my cycle.