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frenchthellamaa
03 August 2013 @ 03:45 pm
Since lurking on this community for about a year and a half, I think I might get one.

I'm 16 and virgin. I still have my hymen (I think, but I might have torn it while experimenting with size super tampons, whoops) and I can't fit more than a finger in there. But menstrual cups sound sooooooooo much better than pads or tampons (and will save me $$$ per year, always a plus).

I know that I have an average length vagina (~3 inches or so cuz that's how long my finger is). I'm unsure about the position of my cervix, but the last time I checked while I was menstruating, I could reach it with my middle finger. I've used tampons on and off but only when I run, and generally have stuck to pads.

I don't have a heavy flow, so capacity isn't too big of an issue. Average length of period is around 6-7 days.

So far considering the Sckoon cup, Lady Cup, Mooncup UK, or Lunette, but leaning more towards the Sckoon Cup (since it's based in the US).

What do you think? Agree/disagree? All suggestions would be great! :D

EDIT: Narrowed it down to Sckoon and LadyCup. Convinced my parents. All that's left is to decide. Help!
 
akiratakamashiakiratakamashi on August 4th, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
Please keep in mind, these are my personal opinions based on my experiences with being a teen and using a cup.
I wouldn't go with a Mooncup Uk because of the stiffness (it might be way too stiff and really intimidating for a beginner). LadyCup (I have one) has a great selection of colors, they are pretty soft but the rim is stiff enough that you probably wouldn't have problems with popping it open, they are the smallest cup and they have great customer service and shipping. Cons are that they can be a little slippery and they have a hollow stem that could be a little pokey. Lunettes are a bit longer than a LadyCup but they seem pretty similar in capacity and size. The Sckoon is also a soft cup but some people don't like the bell shape. Its a bit wider at the bottom, so again might be a little intimidating.
Things you might also want to consider is your price range, the softness and the capacity. If you have a medium flow (regular tampons and pads work for you on your heavy days)then a LadyCup or Lunette should work in capacity for you.
elisamba on August 4th, 2013 12:50 pm (UTC)
I have no personal experience with the brands you mentioned, so I can't help much there, but I wanted to tell you about a girl about your age on youtube who vlogs about cloth pads and cups, she has lots of informative videos for teens and virgins. Her username is preciousstarspads - you could search "menstrual cups and teens" and her videos come up.

juliiie87juliiie87 on August 5th, 2013 09:39 am (UTC)
For me (and I know I'm not alone in this opinion) the most important factor upon picking a cup is the length to your cervix. If you get a Ladycup and have a long vagina, you migth struggle to remove it, as it is pretty short, slick and gripless. The Sckoon is also one of the shortest but at least it has some kind of grips and stem to hold onto. So out of the two that would be my favorite (plus the Ladycup has a lower capacity... you may not overflow the cup, but it's always easier removing a half full cup than a nearly full one). If you're considering those, you might as well consider any other "small" sized cups in your length range, such as Fleurcup, Lunette, Si-bell, medium Meluna, etc.

Edited at 2013-08-05 09:40 am (UTC)