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10 October 2013 @ 09:56 pm
Like many of you out there, I'm looking for my first menstrual cup. While my cervix is pretty high ( I didn't find it but I have small fingers) and I'm assuming I have a normal width, I've never used tampons (at first I was uncomfortable then I found out bacteria) and well, nothing's stuck up my vagina. I have a really heavy flow -I've bleed Infinity heavy flow pads before- so something small probably won't do the job. On the other hand I need something that's pretty easy to put in and comfortable. Any suggestions on what I should get? Any what not to gets? Small Lunette seems like a good start, but any advice will help.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 11th, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
I assume you've found the size charts and guidelines -- and that's how you knew to measure. The small Lunette is a fairly short cup but it also has a fairly long stem. If you think you have a long vag (high cervix) then a longer bodied cup might be easier to remove. Don't be afraid of length if you think you need it.
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on October 11th, 2013 04:39 am (UTC)
The small Lunette is a good starter cup, but it sounds like you might benefit from something higher capacity. I really like the Cuplee for heavy days. It's a long, relatively narrow cup (bigger than most small cups, smaller than most large cups) that is also quite soft. It unfolds more easily than the soft Melunas and the Diva, which has tiny holes. You might end up needing even more capacity than the Cuplee, but I think it would be a good place to start.
elisamba on October 11th, 2013 04:51 am (UTC)
A longer and higher capacity cup will be good to match your cervix height and flow. Be aware that if your flow is heavy you will be removing it more often on those heavy days. In addition to cups mentioned, you could consider a large Fleurcup, which is no problem for me and I am a virgin. It has a long stem and is soft yet springy. On a practical note, practice inserting at least your thumb and forefinger, and then including your middle finger, since you'll need to do that for removal. :)
juliiie87juliiie87 on October 11th, 2013 10:53 am (UTC)
I think you could go with a small Lunette and it won't be a total disaster, but sooner or later you'll want a higher capacity cup, and possibly a longer one too. So I second the Cuplee (veeery soft and comfy), large Fleurcup (more springy and rounded, perhaps it could feel more "obvious") and I would look into the large Yuuki soft, as it is the ultimate long, tappered, high capacity cup, or possibly the Natural Mamma (long, medium width, fairly soft, a little more rounded in shape). I personnally prefer V-shaped, tappered cups as I find it easier to insert my fingers next to the base to grab them, and more progressive on the way out. It's been my experience with the Cuplee vs. large Fleurcup.