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Hi,

I have been using menstrual cups for years. I had latex Keeper in my early 20s, but got worried about latex over exposure and took a break. Around 30 I got the MooncupUK in small. It worked well, but then it started to leak (33 yrs). I got the large Mooncup and had no problem until this spring. I'm now 38, no kids and with what I think is a lowish cervix. The large Mooncup didn't leak, but by the third day of my period if I took it out, I couldn't get it back into it's proper place. After insertion it would sit very low and not get "sucked up". I've gone back to tampons, but after a couple of months I've remember why I switch to cup in the first place.

Any suggestions about what cup to try next? Was the cup not getting into place because it was not wide enough? The cups that are wider than the Mooncup UK are significantly longer so I'm hesitant to buy them. I was looking at the Lybera, but you can't get that outside of Italian pharmacies.

Thanks

k
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 22nd, 2014 02:46 am (UTC)
Compare the dimensions of your Mooncups to other brands at any of the size charts at the Community FAQ or there's another set at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/

The UK Mooncup has a fairly slim conical body with a wide flared rim. Perhaps something in a similar length and width but with a fuller body? A change in shape rather than a change in size might make a difference.

It's also possible that your are experiencing some age related prolapse. Give your Gyno a heads up next time you go in for a check-up. Bring your cup with you. And/Or your vaginal muscles aren't as strong as they used to be. There's a section about toning those muscles at the tail end of http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 22nd, 2014 03:56 am (UTC)
What Kuradi8 said - I immediately thought of the large Fleur (it will give you better capacity too if your flow tends to be heavyish). Large Si-Bell as well if you need something softer--these two are the same shape. I've never had a Fleur so I'm not sure where it falls on the softness chart but neither of these have the enormous rim that the Mooncup has.
elisamba on August 22nd, 2014 06:52 am (UTC)
I wonder if the "Marisette method" would help create a seal? After insertion, pinch the base and bear down simultaneously. This 1) creates a vacuum in the cup and 2) brings the cervix lower, encouraging a better seal.

(That's the name given to this method on the French MC forum, after the user who first described it.)