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Hi everyone! I am new here and have been lurking for about a week trying to decide which cup to purchase. I have narrowed it down between lunette and lady cup. Both would be a size large since I am over 30 and have had 2 vaginal births. So here is my dilemma...I have seen posts about other peoples cervix being low, so I did some research and checked mine on the first day of my cycle and it is low as to be expected, however, I am not sure if it is superlow?? I found my cervix about 1.5 to 2 inches in. I am not sure if that is going to factor in. Anyway, my flow is mod to heavy on the first 2 days them mod to light the next 3-4. I would change a super tampon after about 6 hours or so. I am not sure which cup would be best, I like the higher capacity of the lunette but the reported ease of insertion of the ladycup (plus it comes in so many cute colors) is also an attractive feature. Ugh I don't think I have done this much research on anything else I have ever purchased! Does anyone have any input? If only I worked this hard on everything else I would get so much more accopmplished lol!
 
 
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 8th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
There are several cups with very similar dimensions to those you like. Using the size charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or at the Community FAQ, expand them to the others too and then use capacity, shape, squishiness and gut feeling to make your final decision.

FYI, I have a large Lunette and LOVE it. But it's a rather stiff cup and sometimes especially on my sensitive BLECH days, it feels a bit like a bowling ball. I often wonder if a large Fleurcup wouldn't be more comfortable because it's squishier and has a blunt (versus pointy) base so consider that as one of your options as well. On the other hand, I think the stiffness makes it pop more easily and my often-twisted sense of logic says it seals more securely.

The large Ladycup is well liked by many. It's about as squishy as the Fleur. Some people think its texture is a bit slick for removal but that is the only nit-picky "negative" (not really) thing about it.
akiratakamashiakiratakamashi on July 8th, 2013 08:05 pm (UTC)
I use a LadyCup (mine is a small) and I love it. It is extremely soft and it is one of the shortest cups available. Hope you have luck with your decision. :)
teacupcake89 on July 8th, 2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
The Ladycup has low airholes, so it might not be the best cup for you on your medium-heavy, or any days if your cervix is low and takes up some of the cup's capacity.
flgrl0821 on July 9th, 2013 11:55 am (UTC)
Thanks everyone! I cant believe how hard this decision has been. I think based on my cervix position and flow needs I am going to buy a large lunette. Heres hoping its the right choice for me! I cant tell you how helpful this community has been in my research. Who knew there were so many people posting about menstral cups!?! I am glad I found this place and will post an update when I getr the cup :)
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 9th, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you've ordered yet, but I would advise a large Fleurcup. It still pops open very easily due to its flared rim, it's just not as extremely stiff as the large Lunette (and it's probably cheaper too). Check Fleurcup.com or Luneshop if you still want a Lunette for the best deal.