helina1 (helina1) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Picking out a cup brand...

I'm sending my mom an email about why I want to switch to cups, and now that I'm up to which brands I'm interested in trying, I'm a bit stuck. I've tried to reach my cervix many times before, but it's anything but low. I was just barely able to reach it once, and that time it was about 8cm in. That seems high to me, and now I can't reach it anymore, so it's probably higher. Also, tiny suction release holes freak me out because I might start thinking that it might damage my cervix, where ever it is, so I guess maybe large holes or no holes might suit me, and the widest cup I've ever inserted was a Femmecup. That's about as wide as I'm willing to go. At first I was looking at the Jasmine Cup, but after reading about its quality, I'm not too sure I want to try it. Then I looked at the Miacup, but it seemed to short and too expensive for my mom to approve. Right now, I'm looking at the small Lily Cup and the medium Luv ur Body because according to the size charts, they seem to be the longest cups on the market. But then again, the stem on the Natu/Si-Bell seems really long and I read that some people could pull it out with just the stem (I wish I had that luck!), and I'm intrigued by the Victoria's Love, with the whole concept of literally no removal within 12 hours, plus that brand is long. But getting all all 4 of those brands IS very expensive, and the last thing I need is for my mom to look at the price and never read another one of my emails ever again, since she is very strict with her money.

So, to sum it up, I'm stuck between the Lily Cup, the Luv ur Body, the Victoria's Love, and the Natu/Si-bell. I want to choose one that's firm, but not to the point where it's hard to fold. Capacity isn't my top priority, but I would prefer a cup that won't leak during the middle of the school day. How easy it is to grip is one of my priorities. The Luv ur Body has those flowers all around the stem, but I don't know if they're used for grip (are they?) And I'm not too sure about the grip rings on the Lily- would those be useful for removal since there are only around 3 of them?

Thanks for all your help; I have high hopes in this email thing!
Tags: buying decisions, lilycup, luv ur body, miacup, natu, si-bell, victoria's love
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