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06 October 2013 @ 02:36 pm
Hello! I've been looking into cups for a while now, and I have done a bunch of research and I still can't decide between a small ladycup and a small lunette. I'm a 17 yo virgin, Andy cervix seems to be like, an average depth (about 7 or 8 cm not on my period, I know it shifts but it still doesn't seem like it would go that much lower). My flow is pretty heavy, like the first couple days I fill a super or super plus tampon between 2 and 6 hours on average. Or more? It seems to vary cycle by cycle even though I've had my period for 4 years. So here are the things I'm looking for/comparing between the two cups: I like the idea of the larger capacity and easier removal of the lunette. Other than that, I prefer the idea of the ladycup because I love the colors, it seems more comfy, I love the packaging (yes I'm shallow, it matters, okay!!!) and it seems easier to insert, clean, and fold/ work with. Basically, I'm strongly leaning towards the ladycup but I'm worried that I'll regret not getting a larger capacity, and that I'll have issues with removal. What are your experiences?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 6th, 2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
The small Ladycup has fallen out of favor with many because it has a low capacity and it can be very slick to get a grip on for removal. But if it calls to you, then go for it. It will probably wind up as your light days cup and it will give you a better idea of what you might want as your other heavy days cup.

By the way, the Lunettes that you're looking at and the Fleur cups also come in pretty colors. Edited to add: MeLunas too. If you haven't already, compare their sizes and capacities at the size charts found at the Community FAQ.

Edited at 2013-10-06 09:53 pm (UTC)
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on October 7th, 2013 12:41 am (UTC)
Hello! I have both a small LadyCup and a small Lunette. I prefer the LadyCup, but it sounds like my cycles are significantly lighter than yours. The small Lunette is a very good first cup, as it is medium squishy, medium long (but with a long stem), medium capacity. It was my first cup, and gave me a better idea of what I wanted in a cup. I could also have stopped with my Lunette if I hadn't decided I was slightly obsessive about cups. I think your heavy flow would make the Lunette a better choice.

That said, the LadyCup is easier to pop open because of its firmer rim and more/lower holes, yet softer in the body and less noticeable when it's in (your anatomy may differ, of course!). I don't have a particularly low cervix (about 2.5-3" in). The LadyCup might be slippery and low capacity, but it's still my favorite cup and the one I reach for first.
periodbloggyperiodbloggy on October 7th, 2013 05:00 am (UTC)
I got fantastic advice from a rep at the Keeper company and I thought it was very useful. Go with size... if the smaller size fits you better than go with that but empty more often. I found that my most compatible size cup is a smaller Keeper and on my heavier days I just empty more frequently...
m03m on October 7th, 2013 08:13 am (UTC)
But then, if you're buying your first cup, how would you know whether or not the smaller size fits you better?
periodbloggyperiodbloggy on October 7th, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
Well, you have a point there but it is the risk you take with any cup. If she likes the shape of one cup over another I think that the OP would go with that one. Just a suggestion.
teacupcake89 on October 7th, 2013 12:38 pm (UTC)
seeing as both small and large Keepers hold a very small amount (10-15mls), not much difference between the small and large, it would be better to get a similar sized but higher capacity cup!

OP because you're 17 and a virgin I wouldn't suggest the Keeper or K Mooncup due to it being so stiff/thick rim, plus capacity issue.
periodbloggyperiodbloggy on October 7th, 2013 03:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, I agree that the Keeper would be an excellent first cup. I have never been able to open up a cup so easily and quickly.
teacupcake89 on October 7th, 2013 05:30 pm (UTC)
actually I'm saying it's the worst cup for a beginner virgin to get!
linda_marie80linda_marie80 on October 7th, 2013 01:38 pm (UTC)
Menstrual Cup - Ruby Cup
Hi Ladies!

I was wondering if you ever tested Ruby Cup?
It's a menstrual cup I just saw, it's new in germany and I like the smooth surface and it's easy to grab the stem, I would highly recommend it. And the coolest thing, those ladies sponsor one to girls in need, I think it's worthwhile supporting this company!
m03m on October 7th, 2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Menstrual Cup - Ruby Cup
Linda_marie80, I politely suggest that you start a new post instead of commenting on a post by someone else; furthermore, I suggest that you read the comm rules before posting. Theyexplain why we don't call each other 'ladies' here.
juliiie87juliiie87 on October 7th, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
Given your specifics (medium to high cervix and heavy flow), I would rule out the Ladycup and suggest other high capacity, longer cups, since that one is basically very low capacity, short and slippery, like others have said. I would rather look into the large Cuplee (my first cup, medium width, very soft and a decent capacity, comes in several colors too), small Miacup (nice and long-ish too, purple), medium or large Meluna (preferably the soft variety for ease of folding)and small or large Si-bell (very soft yet opens fairly easily, comes in hot pink too). Compare them all here : http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/

PS : Packaging won't help any once you're actually using the cup. I can totally understand that you'd want a pretty color though.
corazonfloridacorazonflorida on October 8th, 2013 12:01 am (UTC)
luna cup