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Hi guys, I'm new here and had a question about which cup might be best for me.

A little about me and my previous experiences with menstrual cups: I am 30 and have never had children. I am small (5'2", about 110lbs) but my vagina is definitely on the longer side and probably average width. My periods are light. I bought a large DivaCup two months ago and tried it for part of one cycle. It was okay, but felt a bit large inside me. And, since my flow is light, it seemed like overkill. (Like, after keeping it in for 10 hours there was only a tiny amount to dump out.)

I'd like to try a different cup, but I'm not sure which. I think either the small Lunette or the small LadyCup are my best options (and those are the only other brands I can easily find).

So what would you recommend for a small person with a largeish vagina but a light flow?
 
nemesis27nemesis27 on October 2nd, 2013 02:05 pm (UTC)
a small one
If you felt the large diva it´s a bit large inside you, you need a small one.
You are small, have a light flow and never had children, If I were you I will try a small size or a cup that have a only size, like de femmcup.

I don´t have lunnete neither lady cup, but I prefer lady cup, it seems more comfortable and soft.



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Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on October 2nd, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re: a small one
those that offer only one size are generally more similar to what brands with two or more sizes call large. don't pay attention to the names, look at the actual dimensions. especially, what's called medium doesn't tend to be actually medium-sized. it's just larger than something and smaller than something else, but between the small meluna mini and the large diva (the extremes), the same is true about any other cup.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 2nd, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC)
When you say "large," do you mean that it felt too wide or too long?

Compare its dimensions to others at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ Going from one extreme of the chart to the other might be too great a jump. Don't be afraid of length if you think you need it.

But otherwise, I understand what you mean about "overkill" but it's not like you're *wasting* a product if you don't fill it to capacity. If you find a cup that you like, that fits well and is comfortable, it doesn't matter if you don't need all of its capacity. My attitude is that it's better to have it and not need it than the other way around. ;o)
elisamba on October 2nd, 2013 05:44 pm (UTC)
My personal opinion is that if you have a high cervix, go for a long cup (so maybe a small Diva if the large felt too big?).

Yes, because of the higher capacity it may fill up only 1/5th, but IMO the ease of removal is worth it. (Avoiding "spelunking" as I have heard it colourfully described :)

That said, if the cup isn't very full, the suction may be stronger, so you need techniques to cope with that. Larger holes might help too, or a softer body.
juliiie87juliiie87 on October 2nd, 2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, as per the "spelunking" issue, I would say NOT the Ladycup, as it is a pretty short slippery cup. Consider a softer cup (like Meluna soft or Cuplee) will also be felt less than a firmer one : http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/