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14 November 2013 @ 01:38 pm
So I've been trying to get a friend into cups and it doesn't seem like the Lunette size one is working perfectly for her. She's 20, sans children. Her needs and experiences with the Lunette are:

- She needs a cup with good capacity. She has heavy periods due to endometrioses, I believe.
- Her Lunette initially got lost way up inside of her. Perhaps that says something about her cervix height that would help you guys advise on her next cup? I did suggest the squatting and bearing down method of removal to assist her.
- She can feel the Lunette inside of her. She says it's not uncomfortable, but can certainly feel it.

I've been looking at softer cups such as Lily, Fluer, and Skoon for her. She is new and I'd also like to buy her one that is easy for a newbie to pop open.

Any suggestions? I don't want her to try a million cups and wind up getting discouraged with the whole cup thing.

Thanks in advance!
v_veronika: stopv_veronika on November 14th, 2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
May I ask, how long has she been using the cup exactly? I ask because you mentioned a newbie. :) It took me about six months to get comfortable with the cup for shorter periods of time, and about a year to get to the point where I can use it non-stop for several days. Heavy periods mean that you have to insert and remove the cup several times a day, so it can really take a while to get used to it completely. It's just not as easy breezy for some as it is for others. :) So I encourage her to give it at least a couple of months before giving up on it completely.

That said, my experience with the Fleur cup is that it is more difficult to pop open than the Lunette, but feels more comfortable once it's inserted properly.

I don't know Sckoon or Lily, but I'm a little hesitant about the inward facing rim of the Lily. I know it's supposed to be easy to clean, but it still doesn't seem as safe as the "classic" cups to me.

Oh, and one more thing - did she mention in what way she can feel the cup when it's inserted? If it got lost way up inside, perhaps she inserted it too high in the first place? I feel a sort of pressure in my abdomen when I insert the cup too high, especially when I sit. If I try again and insert it a little lower, I don't feel it at all.

I hope that helps in any way. :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 14th, 2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
Well, the good news is that you now know that the Lunette is too short for her. The Fleur and Sckoon are similarly short bodied, so they might not be good choices. Compare the Lunette to other brands using the multiple size and capacity charts found at the Community FAQ and see what she thinks will fit her better from there.
nemesis27nemesis27 on November 15th, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
I´ve just received this cup and it´s amazing, bigger than other ones,is soft, if she has a long cervix this cup can work for her, and it´s one of the best for heavy period.
next week I will publish my review with this cup in my blog.

another good cup which can works for her is the femmycycle, in my blog I wrote about this cup days ago.

Si-bell it will be a good option also.

in any case, if she can feel the cup, I recommend soft cup for her. (I can feel cups too)

Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on November 15th, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, may I suggest the Cuplee? It is a medium sized (44mm diameter) cup that has a relatively long, narrow body. It's softer than a Diva (which is another long, narrow cup that you might look into), but pops open pretty easily with the origami or labia fold. The capacity isn't as high as you'd get with a large cup, but it's decent at 25+ml. I find it more comfortable than my small Lunette due to its slimmer shape and softer material. I've been very happy with mine.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on November 17th, 2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
Get her a Si-Bell! I have a Lily and the length is usually fine but I had difficulty getting it to pop open at first. The Si-Bell is designed to be very "poppy" even though it's just as soft as the Lily. Just make sure you find her a new one or one with the stem completely intact.