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16 February 2014 @ 08:23 pm
Ok guys,
I have been dying to check this out, but I am determined to get the right size/shape the first go around.
I have been leaning hard towards the large Fleurcup.
I guess I am simply searching for confirmation that this is a right choice.
I am a 17 year old virgin with a high cervix (I can hardly touch it) and a moderate to heavy flow. I want a soft cup but I am also an athlete and don't want to worry about leakage.

I'm a little worried about choosing large, I have read the sizing has more to do with capacity. Correct?

But I want large capacity coverage for my heavy days yet not have it too large that I am uncomfortable.
Make sense?

Anyone have any advice? Confirmation? Testimonies?

I would love to hear!
Thanks!
 
Kathlynekathlyne on February 17th, 2014 03:03 am (UTC)
The size really does depend on the height of your cervix and flow, not your age, weight, virginity, or whether you have had children.

I personally love my large Fleurcup. It is my goldilocks cup as they say. I haven't had any problems with leakage during yoga, swimming, or trapeze. It was the 4th cup I bought. Maybe you will get lucky on the first try. If not, don't give up, just use what you've learned from your first purchase to determine what you'd like in the next cup. I just kinda went crazy buying cups after the first one didn't quite work out for me.

Just remember that the most important thing for insertion and removal is to relax.

Fleurcup has sales every couple of months--the cups go down to 9,99 Euro each. The last sale was at the end of December, so if you want to save some money keep checking the web site, or here for a savings code. If I get one in email I usually share it. I'm waiting for the next sale to buy a back up cup.

Best of luck!
elisamba on February 17th, 2014 06:56 am (UTC)
I second the large Fleurcup. It collapses nicely for removal, into a C-fold. Also wanted to let you know to read the "virgin's guide to cups" on this website. As a virgin I personally would recommend being able to insert at least the tip of your finger and thumb since you'll need that for removal. You can also check out precious star pads vids on YT, she gives lots of great tips.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 17th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
If the large Fleur calls to you, then go for it. It's a medium length so it fits a wide variety of people. It's high capacity and squishy soft. The extra few mm of rim width won't make that big a difference if you are comfortable with the concept/act of insertion.

Next time after you go pee, insert your finger and give it a little squeeze. Those are your pelvic floor (PC) muscles. Now that you know how to contract them on command, practice relaxing them on command. You'll need to do that for insertion and especially removal. Once you've got the hang of that, the rest will be easy. ;o)
juliiie87juliiie87 on February 18th, 2014 01:41 pm (UTC)
Since you don't say you have a super heavy flow involving frequent changes and combo protection, and since you seem concerned about dealing with a wide cup (I think the fit isn't much of a concern, but you will have to deal with insertion and mostly removal of a slightly wider rim), I would consider other more middle of the road options that will still provide a good length and capacity, while not being as wide as the Fleurcup : large Meluna, large Cuplee, small Miacup, Natural Mamma and Divacup (my least favorite for several reasons, starting with capacity and tiny holes) are all somewhat in the middle, and would probably fit you too. So at this point it's really about what your gut tells you. I'm personnally a huge fan of the Cuplee and found the large Fleurcup (and L meluna classic) a bit too bulky for my liking, but that's me, I tend to prefer super soft cups.

Edited at 2014-02-18 01:43 pm (UTC)