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This is my first post in the live journal community - I tried searching for this topic but was unable to find anything. I've been using menstrual cups over 10 years. Started with the keeper, then the Diva Cup and now I'm on the Lunette.

My periods started getting erratic and my Lunette doesn't seem to fit well and leaks a lot. I'm guessing I must be losing elasticity and needing a larger cup. Would love some suggestions, I'm amazed and confused by all the choices, when I started I think there were 1 or 2, ha ha.

Any help much appreciated...here I am soaking up my back up maxis and it's not fun :-(
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 12th, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
There are size and capacity charts at the Community FAQ to compare your cups to other brands. Eliminate those that you don't think will fit and then compare capacity, shape and other features of those that remain.
britbritandmebritbritandme on March 12th, 2014 10:02 pm (UTC)
When you say it doesn't fit well, what exactly do you mean? Does it feel like it's too low? Is it not opening up easily? A larger cup might be better too if you feel your flow is heavier and that's why it's leaking. Is your cervix traveling up and down during your period?

Do you still have your Diva and Keeper?
soliver67 on March 13th, 2014 02:55 am (UTC)
It feels looser somehow and it pulls out very easily compared to before when it was harder to pull out and had more suction. Yes it does feel like it is too low. Not sure about my cervix, where it is located, perhaps it is going to the side, because I'm getting a lot of leakage, however I do have a full cup of fluid when I remove the lunette. Yes I do have my other cups. I was thinking about using my diva cup again.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 13th, 2014 03:24 am (UTC)
Sounds like you're overflowing. If it's full, it's full. Empty more often and if you think it's "too much" then give your Dr/Gyno a heads-up. The good thing about cups is that you can keep track of your blood loss better than with disposables. There are two tiny little marks on the side of your Lunette at 7.5 and 15 ml. Write down the amount after each time and then tally it up at the end of the day.
teacupcake89 on March 13th, 2014 10:53 am (UTC)
it could just be that the lunette has come to the end of it's lifespan.

do you have the small or the large lunette? both size divas and mooncups don't hold very much so forget about those.

good not too long high capacity cups are the large Fleurcup, large si-bell or large sckooncup.