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30 June 2014 @ 10:16 pm
Hi everyone,

I've been interested in using menstrual cups for a while now and I'm quite indecisive about which cup to purchase. I'm fourteen (and a virgin) and I can't decide between the Lunette Model 1 and the MeLuna Classic, Small, Stem. Any advice? Anyone had any experience with either and can share? Please let me know!

Also, are there and websites anyone might know of to purchase the cups online, and ships to Canada (preferably without paying too much for shipping and duty)?

Thanks (:
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 1st, 2014 02:58 am (UTC)
Welcome! The first thing I would encourage you to do (knowing my experience last year when I started with cups) is to really know how high or low your cervix is. Have you figured out how much of your finger you can insert before you hit the cervix? Because if yours is high like mine (apparently high cervixes are more common among virgins and those who haven't had children) you might end up spending 3 unpleasant hours trying to remove your Meluna because you can't reach it for the life of you...

If yours ends up being high, or if you're just plain unsure, I highly recommend the small Si-Bell as a general "goldilocks" for newbies. The reason I like it so much for everyone is that the cup itself is on the short side, but there's a very long and thin stem--so if you need extra length, you can always reach the stem to remove the cup, but if your cervix turns out to be low, you can just cut off as much stem as you like and the cup won't be too long/feel like it's falling out. It's also baby-soft and with the labia fold (my favorite) it's no bigger than a tampon and very easy to insert.
yanismariyanismari on July 1st, 2014 05:20 am (UTC)
Or maybe you could try a one sized cup like Rubycup our femmecup. Do a research and watch reviews via youtube ;)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 1st, 2014 04:00 pm (UTC)
I really liked the idea of the Rubycup when I first learned of it, but then I realized it would be way too short for a high cervix :(
yanismariyanismari on July 1st, 2014 08:01 pm (UTC)
Luv ur body it's for high cervixes! :) I think it's the longest out there
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 2nd, 2014 12:53 am (UTC)
I was actually thinking about buying one but since my pubic bone is kind of high I thought it would pinch the bottom of the cup and take capacity away from it--the Si-Bell's combination of shortish cup + long stem works really well for me. If someone offers a medium LUB cheap on mc-sales I might try one though!

Edited at 2014-07-02 12:53 am (UTC)
yanismariyanismari on July 2nd, 2014 07:11 am (UTC)
I'm gonna try it soon :) so, we'll see
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 1st, 2014 01:02 pm (UTC)
Have you seen the sizing guidelines and size charts at the Community FAQ yet? Don't automatically go for the tiniest cup just because you're a young person. Figure out what you think might fit and suit you best.

Almost every brand will ship anywhere and most cups have very reasonable shipping costs. I don't know about duty but I've never paid any here in the US.
elisamba on July 1st, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
You can also check out the "Virgin's Guide to Cups" on this website.
yanismariyanismari on July 1st, 2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
Go to youtube and watch Bree's videos (precious star pads I thing it's the name), she's a virgin teen who do lots of reviews about cups and pads ;)
demigod_wizarddemigod_wizard on July 2nd, 2014 02:21 pm (UTC)
Bree's actually how I found out about menstrual cups!
I've seen loads of her videos and she actually recommends the small Lunette or the MeLuna Classic for newbies ((:
Jilajilavsthestate on July 2nd, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC)
well i got a fluercup for my first and only cup. it ended up being the cheapest in total price (with shipping to canada and everything) since its on sale (which it still is). i personally love it. its apparently a bit softer and a bit shorter than the lunette as well.

Luceafaraluceafara on July 14th, 2014 01:22 am (UTC)
Since you asked about buying links, I bought a bunch of Melunas from their European store and had them shipped to the US. They ended up deducting 19% from the price once I entered a non-EU address, so they came out super cheap: www.meluna.org

I agree with the above posters, however, that you should make sure you know how high your cervix is before buying anything. Melunas are great for a lot of short cervix folks, but would likely not work if you have a high cervix.

Edited at 2014-07-14 01:27 am (UTC)