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17 December 2013 @ 08:31 am
Hello all! I am new to LG and to menstrual cups for that matter… I think I accidentally started this discussion in the MC sales so I wanted to post it here. I need some help! I am 26 and am ready to give cups a try, I have been lurking on here for a while and it seems that the softer cups are more comfortable (especially for a noobie) I am open to suggestions but I was looking at Si-Bell, Sckooncup, and even a lunette…I feel like I am kind of stuck. I have no children and am not sexually active …which leads me to pick the smaller size cup but I have a moderate-heavy flow( especially on the first 2 days) and I getting closer to the 30 year mark…which makes me think larger. I haven’t checked where my cervix is on my period, but I have no trouble inserting a super/ super+ tampon, off my period I can’t reach it without bearing down…(sorry if this is all TMI but I really appreciate a place to talk openly about this stuff!) Do I just have to suck it up and get a smaller size cup and possibly change it more frequently? Like I said I am totally new to cups, but any and all suggestions would be so helpful! I know it sounds lame but 30- 40 dollars is an investment for me…I just want to find something that works! You guys are great…thanks!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 17th, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
There are guidelines and a bunch of size & capacity charts over at the Community FAQ. Start there. Don't go by what "size" a cup is called, use actual dimensions. Figure out which ones you think you fit and suit you best, then narrow your choices down by capacity, shape and other factors. If you are comfortable with insertion, then a medium to wide cup will probably suit you best -- especially since you have moderately heavy flow.

IGNORE what the directions and illustrations show. For most of us, they are just plain WRONG. ANY cup will settle (O) around your cervix and the height of the base of the cup will be relative to the length of your cup and the length of your vagina. The base of the cup should sit comfortably above your PC pelvic floor. If it is too high above, you'll have a hard time removing the cup. If the cup is too long, the base feel like it's trying to escape and be uncomfortable. My point is -- don't be afraid of length if you think you need it.

Use the charts, not their sales hype, to pick your first cup.