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18 May 2014 @ 10:58 am
I just finished my period using medium MeLuna in Classic softness and while it worked just fine for me (after I figured out the best fold for easy opening, which in my case was "labia" fold with the folded side facing towards the belly button), I'm curious about how silicon compares to TPE and want to see what a softer cup would be like. I don't exactly feel MeLuna, but sometimes there's this "fullness" sensation (even with an empty cup) and I wonder if it can be avoided with a softer cup. Also I got Meluna with the ring stem, thinking that I'm gonna need all the help getting it out, but turns out my cervix is not high while on period, so now I wish that the stem wasn't there at all. It's not uncomfortable, but it's just about in and it ain't particularly flexible. BTW, anyone tried cutting off the ring stem of a MeLuna?

I spent 2 days going back and forth on either Small or Large Si-Bell and eventually decided that I won't satisfy my curiosity, until I try both anyway and by ordering both at once at least I don't have to pay twice for shipping (which is almost half the price of the cup, so definitely a consideration). Small is nearly identical to a medium MeLuna in dimensions and capacity, so would be a safer bet. But I hear larger cups are often better for a "dangly" cervix and I like the idea of emptying it less often.

I considered Fleurcup too. It's very similar to Si-Bell in shape and softness and it would cost me half of what Si-Bell order totaled to, but for some reason I'm really drawn to Si-Bell's design and from what I gather Si-Bell's quality is better.

The bottom line is, I just ended up spending more money on cups than what a 3 year supply of disposable pads would cost me. And I don't regret it one bit! :D
pinkydoodler on May 19th, 2014 03:26 pm (UTC)
I ended up getting both a small and large Si-Bell too. Small Si-Bell was my first cup and great for my light days, but the large Si-Bell is such a lifesaver for heavy days, and so far bomb-proof for me. A bit harder to insert and remove, but surprisingly more comfortable once in. And lasting 6-8 hours even on super heavy flow? YAY!
curious_bunny_8curious_bunny_8 on May 20th, 2014 07:02 am (UTC)
Yay! That's great to hear! I was originally set on the small one, but I've read it in comments that many found large to be even better. I was concerned about it being a bit longer, but again, people say larger ones tend to sit higher, so here's hoping it's true in my case as well :)

Really excited! I ordered from coppetta-mestruale.it and it was already shipped!
cideon: Misc - Peep Showcideon on May 29th, 2014 02:55 am (UTC)
On the plus side, three cups (even one) will likely last you much longer than 3 years, so there is that to also feel good about :]
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on June 13th, 2014 06:46 pm (UTC)
Any chance you decided that the large Si-Bell (or really either) is not for you? I am in the market for one so feel free to shoot me a message (blue*ming*ton*boutique *at* umich *dot* edu but take the stars out) - thanks!
curious_bunny_8curious_bunny_8 on June 15th, 2014 06:49 am (UTC)
Hi! I haven't had a chance to try them on period yet, but chances are I'll be keeping both :)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on June 26th, 2014 04:26 am (UTC)
No problem--just wanted to make sure before I order a new one!