Emerald_Song (emeraldsongs) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Back for More (Purchasing Help!!)

Hello lovely community!

I've been lurking on and off this community for just about a year now, and loving every second of my cup! However, it's time to move on to a bigger (literally) and better (hopefully) cup!

I guess I should start with the basics. When I first came here searching for a cup about a year ago, I was recommended a Small LadyCup, since I was a petite beginner. I ordered it and it only took me a few months to get over the learning curve. Now I've got zero problem with insertion and removal, everything about it is a snap! The problem? It's just to small for my heavy days! Now that I have the hang of cups and have mastered the techniques with the help of you all, I'm fairly certain it's time to find my permanent cup for my period.

I'm 18 years old, and I'm headed to college in just a few days. I'm 5'8", 135 pounds, and fairly long and skinny. And no, no children, and I am a virgin, though after learning with the LadyCup I'm far more confident in my abilities to use a cup now. It's already been determined that a Diva is not the way to go, they are just to long and shift and cause leakage that I just haven't had with my LadyCup (besides overflows, but thats not the cups fault). I did have to trim the LadyCup stem a tiny bit for it to be comfortable, and I'd say my cervix comes down on the first day or so and then moves up, but still not enough to accommodate a Diva. I'm sure I'll still use my LadyCup on my lighter days at the end, but for the first 2 or 3, I just need something with more capacity.

I'm also very active, I'm an EMT working crazy hours, and I'm a competitive horseback rider and have been doing so for  years and years. So stiffness is not really the concern I have because my pelvic floor muscles are so strong as they'll get!

I'm hoping some of you will have some recommendations for me! Really my big thing is I think I just need something with more capacity but not the length. I just don't know where to start with my search! And of course, I value the opinion of you all. You helped me last year and I have no doubt you will help me pick the perfect cup!
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