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06 February 2014 @ 09:19 pm
So I've made some posts on here, but I've been AWOL for a couple of months.

So I need a new cup. The first one I had was the size 1 Diva Cup, but that one did not have enough capacity for my first two, maybe three days. I would have to change it every two hours. I also thought it might be too soft. Then I got the Meluna XL, which helped with the capacity issue, although I still have the occasional leak during those first days.

However during my first two days I'm constipated. Around two months ago I noticed that putting my cup in hurt way too much. It's a pain to walk, sit, or anything. Also my cervix seems to drop low, so it's also uncomfortable in that aspect. I resorted back to using pads then using my cup on the last half of my period. Needless to say I hate it. Wasted pads. Leaks and stains.

Since there's more cups in the market I wanted to see if anyone could recommend me a cup. I was thinking of buying a soft Meluna L for the beginning of my period, but I'm worried that's too soft. Then I was thinking of the Femmycycle because I heard it was soft but had a good capacity. Any other cups you guys would be a good fit for me?
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 7th, 2014 04:33 am (UTC)
There are several size and capacity charts at the Community FAQ. Compare the cups you have to others to figure out what you think might fit and suit you best.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on February 7th, 2014 05:02 am (UTC)
How low does your cervix get? I have heard that low cervix types tend to avoid the Femmycycle because the removal ring can't be trimmed off (or you'd have no way to remove the thing lol)...mine is pretty high and the Femmycycle is my go-to for the first 3 days, though I don't have nearly as much flow. I've heard some of the other heavy-duty capacity cups are the Ruby, Yuuki and the new LuvUrBody (if it's not too long for you)...maybe those are worth a look?
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on February 8th, 2014 06:36 am (UTC)
see if you can deal with the constipation issue. this sort of thing can be hard for diagnose - i figured out just a few days ago what may well have bothered me for years. (and i'm a medicine geek ffs. but some people with this stuff have had parts of the colon unnecessarily removed due to a wrong diagnosis, so i didn't have it too bad) also, there are various kinds of laxatives, something to consider if you are worried about developing a dependency. from the natural remedies, flaxseed is great <3 the good thing about it is that it normalizes rather than stimulates, so it can be taken even if you happen to get diarrhea instead of constipation.

also, try to figure out whether the shape of the meluna bothers you. in my case, i already have tons of "false alarms", and this shape makes me feel like i need to poo. if you don't think the shape is a problem, the large fleurcup seems like the best solution.

i wouldn't worry about a cup being too soft. see this post for example: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2568357.html i assume you have a classic meluna?
phantomkat on February 10th, 2014 06:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the replies, guys!

After comparing all the soft cups I could I think the Large Fleurcup would be a good fit. It's 4mm shorter than my Meluna XL, softer, and it still has great capacity.