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20 February 2014 @ 09:26 am
Hi,

I'm wondering how many of you out there have more than one cup to get you through a cycle. For example, one with smaller capacity for light days and a heftier one for your heavy days.

Any folks with kids that have luck with both size 1 and 2 without leaking? I've got the low cervix deal and it seems that I'm running out of options for going shorter without going narrower. I discovered the dangling cervix deal on the last day too, so I'm afraid that might complicate things.

I've tried Lunette Large and Sckoon Large. Lunette seems a bit long. I've had luck using it inside out, but sometimes it's hard to work with inside out. Sckoon length was good (after removing stem), but the pretty petal grips irritate me (and no luck getting it to open inside out). I need the capacity only for 2 days, but wouldn't mind something smaller for the other days. The medium mini meluna is appealing for that, but I'm afraid the grips could bother me - though it is a bit shorter so it might not rub. Otherwise it seems like a cup similar to Sckoon length with a smooth bottom (no grips/stem) might be what I need. Looking at the size charts, Iriscup looks like it could be good, but I'm not sure if I can get my hands on one. Large Si-bell is tempting too, but it's as long as the L Lunette - so I wonder if a small could work. Any suggestions? Any other options that might work that aren't on the size charts?

Anyone else have issues with sensitivity to the textures on the bottom?

I really want to use cups, but they have to be comfortable as well as functional...
 
Luceafaraluceafara on February 20th, 2014 08:29 pm (UTC)
I am a bit of a (short) cup hoarder. I feel like I need them all, but I also wear cups every day, so I have a way to justify the expense to myself. Two cups that may work beautiifully for you are the Ruby-cup and the large Eco-cup (which is the same height of the Mini M Meluna, which I also got in the mail today, so I can upload a side by side pic and compare capacities, if interested. Very smooth, very short for being big cups. I just got them in the mail yesterday, but have a look at side by side pics here:
http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3246071.html

Also, you can use a nailfile to smooth down grips at the bottom of cups. I've done this before - may take 10 mins or so. My first Fleurcup was bothering me, so I filed it smoothly, but never did my second Fleurcup, therefore I think it was just an adjustment on my end.
pynki616pynki616 on February 20th, 2014 08:55 pm (UTC)
hi! i've also got a super-low cervix, and i have a mini meluna medium. i can tell you that so far, it's the least irritating cup for me. the other cups i have need to be inside out, for length and because the grips irritate, but i can wear the mini right side out without trouble. also, it does work pretty well inside out if you need it to be. hope this helps. :)

also, i do use more than one cup. i use a large ladycup inside out for nighttime, so i don't usually need to get up to empty it, and because i'm sleeping i don't feel that it seems like it pokes halfway out...

Edited at 2014-02-20 08:56 pm (UTC)
missmojorisin71missmojorisin71 on February 20th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, I now use two cups because of flow and traveling cervix. On my heavy flow days and low cervix days (about 35 hours) I use my large SckoonCup. Regarding the irritation; I would suggest filing down with a nail file. Someone else recommended this and it's a great suggestion!

Then on my lighter flow days, especially towards the end of my period, I use my small SckoonCup.
trejoytrejoy on February 21st, 2014 06:24 am (UTC)
I use two or even three different cups each cycle. Love my Iris cup (which I acquired on mc_sales) but someone posted this site recently which looks fairly simple for ordering it: https://www.coppetta-mestruale.it/iriscup.php
m03m on February 21st, 2014 07:48 am (UTC)
Sounds like an inside-out Fleurcup might be just the thing. But before you order, try filing the grip lines of the Sckoon down, as suggested.

My personal Best Cup in the World is the large Fleurcup with the grip lines filed off. (nail clippers, then sandpaper is what I used). And my cervix is low, too.
purplelover11 on February 23rd, 2014 04:23 pm (UTC)
I own Ladycup and Lunette (both large) and I much prefer Ladycup - in fact, most months I only use Ladycup.
hairballsplathairballsplat on February 26th, 2014 03:34 am (UTC)
I've got a low cervix. i've tried a lg Diva, lg Lunette, lg Ladycup, sm Ladycup, lg Yuuki, sm classic Meluna and lg Fleur. All cups have had their stems removed. I started out with the Diva and it worked ok, but was a bit too long. The Lunette was too long and stiff, the LadyCup is my favorite, just not enough capacity for heavy days, the small LadyCup leaks (my guess is that my cervix doesn't fit inside it well enough as it does with the wider cups.) I'm not sure why the Meluna doesn't leak...perhaps because it's pretty stiff. The Yuuki is too stiff and long. I use the sm Meluna for really light days, the lg LadyCup for medium days and the lg Fleur for really heavy days. I don't usually have a problem with the grips, although sometimes it seems everything gets irritated after about 8 days of cup insertion and removal and back-up pads...even though they're cloth.
anjubea on February 26th, 2014 05:16 pm (UTC)
That's interesting to hear that you feel the L Lunette is too long, but Ladycup and Fleur are OK. It looks like Fleurcup is the same length as a Lunette and the Ladycup is actually a bit longer. It would seem that it really is about the whole package - length, shape, stiffness - they all play a part in finding out what "works." It is interesting to see how cups that are the same length don't all work. I can see why people keep trying. It's certainly helpful to hear other people's experiences to try to find that "goldilocks" cup. Thanks for sharing.