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03 February 2014 @ 02:50 pm

I have posted to this community twice quite a few months back about my troubles with painful suction with the Keeper Mooncup. I ended up going for the Lunette instead, with some better results! (I received great advice regarding the small holes in the MC so I looked for a cup with bigger holes) Unfortunately, still when I insert it, all seems well and I feel confident until I move around for a little and "pop!" there is a pulling sensation. It is nowhere near as bad as the moocup's but it's not pleasant either. I think it must have to do with the way I'm inserting it... it seems to pop open well but I guess not... I use the punchdown fold and it feels like it springs right open. Maybe I need to wait longer to let it open. I then let air in to try to avoid suction, but it doesn't seem to help. I tried to do the c-fold because I thought I might have less trouble, but that fold is too big. Any folding recommendations?
I haven't used the cup in awhile because the last couple times I endured the annoyance since it was embarrassing to run right back into the bathroom after a couple minutes... and also I haven't had much time to experiment (due to getting my period right over Thanksgiving and then New Year's) Now I've gotten a new job and the cup would really help! It's probably a bad thing that I haven't used it in so long because now whenever I go to try again I chicken out :( I do think that once I get the hang of it, the Lunette will be good for me because it feels soft enough and I can also remove it with ease. (compared to the MC!) I understand there is a learning curve, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)

 
missmojorisin71missmojorisin71 on February 5th, 2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
I saw the same kind of reviews for the Lunette and the MC. I decided to purchase the SckoonCup after having some issues with the Lunette such as feeling the ridges and the top just being too hard. The SckoonCup has given me absolutely no issues. No tugging feeling, no irritation, great for me when my cervix sits a little lower for part of my period. In fact, I can't even feel it.

I also tried many different folds with the Lunette, and still felt discomfort like what you describe. I haven't had the same issues with the SckoonCup. I do the C fold and it is easy to insert, easily opens up, and no suction feeling!
brennabaggins on February 11th, 2014 09:11 pm (UTC)
Hmm... well if you had the same problem with the Lunette, maybe the SckoonCup is worth a go! Is it also softer than the Lunette in addition to having a less pronounced rim? Have you had any trouble with leaking? That is my only concern.
I want to try the Lunette a couple more times, but if it doesn't work I might try the Sckoon. I just wish I didn't have to spend more money, but hopefully it will be worth it in the long run!