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06 January 2014 @ 11:23 am
So after much research from this site and a few others, I made my first menstrual cup purchases.

I purchased a small Lunette and a small Yuuki to compare and gauge how my body responds to the cups. They were different, and so I thought they would be good to compare.
Even though I have the Yuuki, I use the Lunette because it is softer. They both have the same capacity, but the Yuuki was so firm that it hurt when it popped open! I do like that the Yuuki has a slicker, shinier surface; I thought that that made it a little easier to insert because it was smoother than the matte Lunette.

I do continue to use my Lunette, but I would like something with more capacity. I had cut off most of the stem, so that all that's left is from the base of the cup to the first ridge in the stem. I also think that my cervix is sitting in the cup, causing me to have less capacity. When my Lunette leaks and I take it out it is never completely full. I would say that half to three quarters of the cup gets filled.
My Lunette only rides up a little bit, so that what's left of the stem is probably half a centimeter from my entrance. I don't think I need a really long cup for that reason. But if I get a shorter cup, wouldn't it ride up and have my cervix sit in it like the Lunette?

I like softer cups, but I'm not sure about the shape I would like. I'm looking at a Large Fleurcup, a Large Sckoon, or even a large CupLee (though I don't know too much about this brand). Any other suggestions would be great, and I will answer any questions if I haven't given enough info here.

I forgot my stats! I'm 18 yrs. old and a virgin. 5'3" and 130 lbs.

Thanks everyone!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 6th, 2014 04:45 pm (UTC)
Go to the Community FAQ where you will find several size and capacity charts.

ANY cup will sit (O) around your cervix. The height of the base of the cup will be relative to the body length of the cup and the length of your vagina -- so yes, a shorter cup will appear to sit higher. And yes, it is more likely that your cervix will fill more of a shorter cup than of a longer cup. Wider cups seem to be helpful in keeping cervixes from "dangling."

Use the size and capacity charts to see what you think will fit you. Then look at side by side photos to compare shapes, textures and whatever other features are important to you.
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on January 6th, 2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
Hello! I have both a small Lunette and a large Cuplee, and am definitely happier with the Cuplee. Both of the cups you've tried have been V-shaped, which I find more comfortable (while wearing and when removing), although U-shaped cups seem to be really good to people who need extra capacity or have a low cervix. I pulled out my rarely used small Fleur recently and was surprised at how uncomfortable the firm U-shaped bottom of the cup was to get out! That said, lots of people are super happy with the Fleur. The large is higher capacity than the Cuplee for sure.

I consider the large Cuplee a medium-sized cup. It holds more than most small cups but less than most large cups, and is 43mm (44?) in diameter, which also puts it right in the middle. It's a very soft, slick cup but has decent grips around the base and the stem. You might need a more elaborate fold to get it to open; I use the origami fold and have no issues. I really like the elongated V-shape. It puts less pressure on my bladder than the hoopskirt shaped Lunette. It also sits higher in me due to the bigger diameter, so I think the length would be okay for you (you might need to trim the stem). There are comparison pics here: http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=cuplee . I've never had the Cuplee leak on me, but that might be because I've also never filled it to capacity.
fluffmyflamingofluffmyflamingo on January 7th, 2014 08:42 am (UTC)
I love my large si-bell which is uber comfortable and soft and obviously has pretty decent capacity!
teacupcake89 on January 7th, 2014 11:13 am (UTC)
one of my first cups was a small Lunette. I now use a large Fleurcup and Large Si-bell for heavy days (the Si-bell is softer and I prefer the stem as it's less poky) I'd probably avoid the large Cuplee as it holds less than the large fleur, si-bell or sckoon.

your height and weight are irrelevant, as your vagina length/width etc bears no correlation to outside measurements :)
Kathlynekathlyne on January 8th, 2014 03:17 am (UTC)
I have a dangly cervix and a heavy flow. I have used the diva, yuuki, lunette, and fleur cups (all large). The Fleur cup works best for my heavy flow days. I think the Fleur is a little softer than the lunette, but has a slightly thicker rim.

Good luck finding goldilocks.