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Dabbily Abbily
19 September 2013 @ 11:15 pm
Hey folks! I've been silently following this community for a few months (ever since I bought my Mooncup by Keeper) and I've decided to finally seek a bit of advice. I'm very happy with my small mooncup as far as comfort, insertion, removal, etc... However, I'd like a cup with a bit more capacity. I've looked at the size charts, but there are just so many brands, it's very overwhelming! I'm hoping to find a cup of a similar length, width could be a bit smaller or wider, it doesn't really matter. I just need a lot more capacity! I didn't realize it when I bought the cup, but now I know that mooncup by keeper has one of the lowest capacities of all the cups. Does anyone have a recommendation for me?

PS: I live in the US, and I'd prefer one that's easily available here :)
 
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.infragilis on September 20th, 2013 07:21 am (UTC)
I have the larger Mooncup by Keeper and learned the hard way that it doesn't have a high enough capacity for me! I ended up looking for a similar cup and found that the larger Lunette is really close. The holes are higher (so it holds way more) and it's stiffer (I don't mind this at all). In regards to shape and length, they are essentially the same.

I ordered it on Amazon, too.
juliiie87juliiie87 on September 20th, 2013 11:17 am (UTC)
You basically have a choice between most of the "large", high capacity cup on the charts, from Sckoon cup to Yuuki : http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/

There are roughly 2 different parameters to consider : shape and most importantly, stiffness. The cup you have is pretty firm when compared to others : http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/ Higher capacity cups will all have a somewhat different shape. Either V-shaped ad a tiny bit longer like the Yuuki or V-shaped but more bulbuous like the Lunette, or more bell-shaped with a blunt base like the Fleurcup. The Sckoon is made in the US if that matters to you, but it's also supposed to be the softest of these so I'm not sure I would recommend it for you, coming from a stiff cup. Buut, it's really up to you, keeping in mind that you'll be upgrading in size and going for a different shape, softness might be a security in terms of comfort. I think at this point, the best is to compare shapes and go for the one that looks the most comfortable to you, based on your experience with the KMC : http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/f52-moderator-s-photo-library (the albums near the top have more brands)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 20th, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
Are you overwhelmed when you walk into a clothing store too? Oh, there are just so many choices! ;oP

Using what you know and like about the size and shape of your US Moon Cup, pick a range of dimensions from the size charts and eliminate the others -- just like you'd go to the Misses department instead of Infant-wear at the clothing store.

Then compare the capacities and shapes of those that you think would fit/suit you. And go with your gut from those instead of (say this dramatically) ALL of the choices.

As for what's available in the US -- nearly all cups are. Only a handful are allowed (by the FDA) to be sold by US distributors but only a few brands will not ship to US customers. Ordering internationally is no big deal.


Edited at 2013-09-20 02:55 pm (UTC)