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08 November 2013 @ 05:53 pm
I'm 15 years old In the 10th grade I started my period in the late 8th grade I'm almost never have my period around the time I'm suppsed to it varies from 3days-3months late
When I do get my period the first day is light the second day is my heaviest flow and it goes down and usually last 5 days
I want to get a mensrual cup because I don't have me period that often and when I do I don't want to ask my grandma to get me tampons (I live with my dad) I Also read that menstruAl cups can make your flow lighter
To round it all up it would be convenet
I don't really know which to use because I've heard that some brands are good for somepeople and not others and I don't really want to find out the hard way because my dads buying it
Things that could be good to know
I'm a Virgin so I've never given birth
I'm not on the pill
I'm 5"5
Ps I love a little color
 
ivy_poetivy_poet on November 9th, 2013 12:37 am (UTC)
I remember it being normal for your period to have a weird schedule at first, but it should settle down to a cycle eventually.

I have a large Lunette and I love it. You might need a small one, but definitely check out the size chart they have here. The lunette is easy to clean and comes in some pretty colors. I got the clear one, but I kinda wish I had gone for the wine-colored one :)
Best of luck
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 9th, 2013 12:40 am (UTC)
Your outside dimensions have little/nothing to do with your inside dimensions. And your body will not change the amount of menstrual blood it makes or expels depending on the type of product you use to manage it. Flow is flow.

There are now over thirty (!!!) brands of cups -- and they range wildly in size. Don't go by what "size" a cup is called. Use actual dimensions. Go to the Community FAQ and check out the various size and capacity charts to figure out what brand of cup will fit and suit you best. You'll need to feel around inside to figure out whether you're short, long or in between. Those who struggle the most are those who pick a cup that's way too short or way too long. Also read the Virgin's Guide to Cups and other informative posts at the FAQ.

Most importantly, if you're unaccustomed to or uncomfortable with the idea of inserting things, then TAKE YOUR TIME! Ease into cup use. There is a learning curve. And you don't have to *ONLY* use a cup. You don't have to abandon all other methods. It's perfectly OK to mix and match products according to your flow or your mood.
camaleao_negro on November 11th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
With so many brands out there I understand how difficult can be choose a brand and then a model. I suggest have in consideration price, trust and safety, return policies and care recommendations for your cup.

I would begin to select only brands with some kind of certification, definitely not with factories on China or other country where exist many problems with contra faction and disrespect for security laws. I would try to buy it directly to the brand to avoid cheap copies, and I would choose medical grade silicon to avoid risks of allergic reaction. What brands with these conditions sell/send to your country?

Then I will suggest take a look at return policies of each brand, because despite all brands recommendations of sizes we are all different and we can choose the wrong size. Some brands, like lady cup, claim that if you choose the wrong size following their recommendations, you can switch that for free, which it is great and honest, on my opinion.

About care recommendations they are important to calculate how much it’s gonna cost you. Imagine that you can't boil certain cup and according to this brand you should use certain product which you have to buy of time to time...

Finally you will have a very few candidates and you can concentrate on design; it's time to watch reviews on youtube, blogs and communities, check again brand sites. But if you want some personal advice here it is... I think that a good cup shall have few rugosity (grids and letters) for easiest clean, same thing about stem I recommend a flat one.

I think you will be ok with a small size but if you have doubts about your flow maybe this table helps http://www.lunette.com/index.php?id=10

P.s. - it's true that a menstrual cup doesn’t reduce your flow amount but usually we have that nice impression
nemesis27nemesis27 on November 13th, 2013 08:28 am (UTC)
small cup
I think you will be ok with a small soft size , maybe a si-bell, iriscup or lady cup, this one is in funny colours.

In a few days I will received my si-bell and lady cup and will write my first impression about this cups, if you want, visit my blog:

http://cupsss.blogspot.com.es/

juliiie87juliiie87 on November 13th, 2013 09:32 am (UTC)
I'm with kuradi8, I would look at size and stiffness first (I find softer cups are easier to remove painlessly and less likely to cause any pressure or discomfort), and start off by investigating your inner anatomy, preferably around your period, as that can definitely move around over the course of a cycle.

Most brands do ship worldwide when ordered online, Or you can obtain them from trusty resellers such as femininewear and luxurymoon, and I don't think you should let availability or return policies stray you towards one brand. That leads many american folks to start off with a Divacup, just because it's available near them, and althoug it's a great cup for many, it simply doesn't fit others being one of the longest cups, and in that case, if one of their sizes doesn't fit you, neither will the other one. Besides, there's nothing wrong with TPE as far as anyone can tell. The latex in the Keeper well, yes, that can cause sensibilities, and it's also a low-capacity, firm cup, so I wouldn't recommend it to just anyone starting out anyway. I do agree that there's not enough information about knockoffs or brandless cups that can be found strictly on Amazon, e-bay and the likes, we simply don't know their dimensions and what they are made of for sure, so I wouldn't risk it.
akiratakamashiakiratakamashi on November 13th, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
I started using cups around the age of 16 and my first cup was a LadyCup in the small size. I since realized that it isn't the best cup for me (and actually received two more cups I ordered today). I honestly just took a leap of faith when buying it. I am not saying that this is what you should do, because everyone is different. But I agree with the other two, do your research, don't be afraid of TPE, you don't have to only use a cup (I use cloth pads also) and don't give up easily there will be a learning curve. Don't be afraid to experiment and make a mistake. Most people don't get their perfect cup at first.

Edited at 2013-11-13 11:27 pm (UTC)