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tarentia
Hi everyone!
I had been "lurking" around this comunity for two months, since I bought my first menstrual cup and paniqued not beeing able to remove it. Thanks to you girls, I learned how to insert and remove without issues, and also that there are A LOT of brands out there. I bought the MCUK because I didn´t know about any other brand, and now I think it was not the best option for me.
I have the small size and it doesn't feel small at all as I can feel it agaisnt my bladder. I think that it can be also irritating my cervix as I get kind of sore of using it. I'm guessing that the problem is that the rim is way too stiff and protuverant. As for length, it doen´t stick out now that I just left two rings of the stem, but it is quite hard and sometimes pinchs the interior of the entrance. I can not cut it off completely as I really depend on it to remove my cup.
I´m looking for something with softer rim and stem, and a little smaller perhaps. I narrowed the search to:
-Small Fleurcup.
-Small Ladycup.
-Small Iriscup.
-Medium Meluna soft.
-Meluna Mini M soft???
I'm a bit scared of the soft melunas as I´m a bit tight in there and I´m worried about not beeing able to open them.

I would really apreciate if someone could help me with some experiencies. They are all rated very soft but I read that there are some soft cups with really hard rims, also that some rings are so squeamish that it´s really dificult to get the cup to open. I'm quite lost right now....

Sorry about such a long post and any posible mistake in my english (I'm from Spain).
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 6th, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
Your English is WONDERFUL! :o)

There are many other cups in the same size-range as the cups you have chosen. Compare their dimensions at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or at any of the other charts at the Community FAQ.

Your Mooncup is fairly soft with a thick stiff rim. Most of the others have thin rims so they are just as soft on top as they are on the bottom. Look at side by side photos to compare the shapes. Look at the shape of the rim. Also look at the shape of the base. Pick the one that you think you will like the best.

Making the air holes larger sometimes helps with getting a cup to open and to break the seal for removal.
tarentiatarentia on September 6th, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your answer!

I looking at the pics and looks like my Mooncup has the scariest rim of them all :)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 6th, 2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
Hola! :)

In looking at the size charts it seems that the Si-Bell is not far off from your MCUK in size, and I saw a couple for sale at the mc_sales community. Si-Bells are supposed to be the softest cups out there (even softer than my Lilycup). I would love to try one except my cervix is too high. Good luck!
tarentiatarentia on September 6th, 2013 04:10 pm (UTC)
Hola!!! :D

I just learnt about Si-Bells! They look very similar to Fleurcups, that was my first option. As I live in EU, for me it would be cheaper to buy a Fleurcup from their website. They are both rated as very soft cups, I don´t know if is there any diference between them....

tarentiatarentia on September 6th, 2013 05:19 pm (UTC)
Hola!!!
I did't consider the Si-Bell and looks like a really good option. Looks like the Fleurcup but, doing some research, I´m learning that its softer. There are so many brands that it's easy to get lost...

Thank you very much :)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 6th, 2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they are very similar in shape but I've heard other users say that they think the small Fleurs are stiffer than both the large Fleur and the Si-Bell. So I guess it would depend on which size you need (the MCUK is pretty small though right? So you might want a small?)
juliiie87juliiie87 on September 6th, 2013 05:19 pm (UTC)
The small Ladycup and small Fleurcup are the ones with a firmer rim. I actually think the small Fleurcup is more of a 3-4 than a 2 as it rates on the charts. in addition, the small Ladycup is slippery and low capacity so I wouldn't necessarily advise this one. I think the small Si-bell sounds AWESOME, it's basically a softer Fleurcup and the design makes it pop open fairly easily. I also have no issue with my medium soft Meluna, it just needs the right fold and a relaxed position, as with most cups. Fleurcup ships worldwide for the same price, and UK retailers such as femininewear and luxurymoon ship various brands for a decent price within Europe and beyond.

P.S. : naturcup is another one with quite a firm rim, my best friend got a size I andhad issues with folding for removal.

Edited at 2013-09-06 07:21 pm (UTC)
tarentiatarentia on September 7th, 2013 08:00 am (UTC)
I'm really glad I posted here before purchasing! I would end up with another stiff rim.

Thank you very much!!!
elisamba on September 6th, 2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
If your cervix is irritated, it is possible that your cup is too small in diameter. Also, is the capacity OK, or do you have to empty your cup often?

Maybe you could find Spanish cups in a pharmacy and not pay shipping. The Iriscup you mention is from your country. Even the large is the same length as your MCUK, and only 2 mm wider, small enough to insert easily yet it would give your cervix a little more room. I also hear good things about the small size Naturcup.

Other possibilities: I absolutely love the small Organicup, very well engineered, comfortable, extremely soft, yet the soft rim pops open easily. It is expensive but has free shipping worldwide.

I agree that the small Fleurcup is not the softest cup, and I don't like its rather rigid stem. I find the large Fleurcup much softer and more comfortable, but maybe it is too big for you (?)
tarentiatarentia on September 7th, 2013 08:36 am (UTC)
Capacity wise my Mooncup its ok.

Strange as it may sound, the only cup I could find in stores was Mooncup UK. So I will buy online anyway.

Organicup looks good, but I'm a bit scared of the rim pushing my bladder as they say in their website that is strong...
elisamba on September 7th, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
It's strong as in it opens easily, but it is also very bendy, not at all rigid. Anyway, I see you went with the Si-Bell, enjoy! And tell us how it goes.
Zzsomeone on September 6th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
I use Meluna Glitter, which is their softest and has a thick rim. My previous cup (Fleurcup) had a thin rim and caused a lot of cervix irritation, it would hurt really bad after a couple days, and would leave an indentation I could feel if I stuck my finger up there. The thicker Meluna doesn't do this.

I do still feel some pressure with the Meluna, but it's not painful like with the other.

It is a hard cup to open, that's true, but I've learned to manage it.
tarentiatarentia on September 7th, 2013 08:41 am (UTC)
Wow!!!!That experience with the Fleurcup sounds horrible!!

So glad I asked about it...

Melunas soft sounds really good, now I'm between Si-Bell and Meluna.
Luceafaraluceafara on September 7th, 2013 03:44 am (UTC)
Soft cups I use that I don't even feel inside and that I can whole-heartedly recommend are:

- Meluna in S and M
- Meluna mini in S
- Natu in S
- Si-bell in S

I also love my small Fleurcup, but as others have stated, it is a bit harder than the above.
tarentiatarentia on September 7th, 2013 08:55 am (UTC)
Thank you very much girls!!! You are amazing, you really helped me a lot!!!

I just bought a small Si-Bell, I will let you know how it goes.

Luceafaraluceafara on September 10th, 2013 02:09 am (UTC)
Good luck! I use my Si-bell inside out with the stem removed for maximum comfort, so if you feel any pressure from the rim, try to flip it inside out.