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I am trying to make a good decision about which cup to buy because whichever one I get will probably be it for a while. After much research I have decided on the Fleurcup as during my cycle my cervix is at the 50-60mm in, so I think I'm in the shorter vagina group. I am not sure which size to get because I am comfortable with insertion, and I know that the vagina will stretch to accommodate whatever is inserted even if one is a virgin.
I am worried about leaks because it is too small, horseback riding associated leaks, feeling like I have to pee all the time because it is too big, it not opening because it is too big, and (after reading some horror stories) that it will suction itself to my cervix because it is too big or too small!
I am more inclined to go larger for the larger capacity, but as I have no experience with anything like this-- any advice I can get will go a long way to helping me choose if the Large or Small is right for me.
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..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 24th, 2014 11:14 pm (UTC)
The suckering thing will probably only happen if the diameter of the cup is a near-exact match for the diameter of your cervix (if it's, like, 2mm wider and your cervix fits snugly into it)--odds are that won't happen. Good luck :)
lorleilee on August 26th, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC)
Kathlynekathlyne on August 25th, 2014 04:38 am (UTC)
I love the large fleur because the shape gives me more capacity. (I have a dangly cervix that takes up room in the cup.)

The only time I ever felt the suction is when I just tried to pull out a cup without first breaking the seal--which I do by pinching the bottom of the cup and waiting. Personally, I have never had any problems with the large Fleur. I'd highly recommend it if you have a heavy flow and/or dangly cervix.
lorleilee on August 26th, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC)
I have no idea if my cervix qualifies as dangly, but one of the benefits of a cup is I will get to know my body better ;) I have ordered both sizes because they are having a sale. Thanks so much for telling me about why you think it is a good cup--that's why I bought the large :)
jenn4a on August 25th, 2014 08:41 am (UTC)
Why not try both!? :)

Fleurcup.com has a sale (I think it's still going on). 9€ for one and 5€ shipping. Just under 20 USD. This is almost 10$ less than the meluna I bought. (Medium classic with ring stem)

I ordered the small fleur on Thursday and can't wait to try it!
lorleilee on August 26th, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks for telling me about the sale price, I may just buy two and try to use the extra to convert one of my sisters :)
jenn4a on August 27th, 2014 02:00 pm (UTC)
I'm happy you to hear you've made a decision :)
Now I kind of regret not buying both sizes, but I didn't think about it at the time. I'm glad I helped you though! lol

you know, one of my concerns about cups were that my lady bits were going to feel "looser."
I noticed that with tampons my bits were generally, well lets say... relaxed for a day or two after my period ended.. :0 those darn things always expanded in the wrong place!

But with my cup, I checked right after I removed the cup, and I could not tell I had anything up there! I do think I have stronger muscles, but for whatever reason my cup doesn't leave my bits feeling stretched like the tampons did.
so that might be something to look forward to as well. :D

Sorry if this was TMI!
lorleilee on August 27th, 2014 05:05 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I don't think there can be TMI when it comes to cups! Thanks for sharing your experience :) I certainly do look forward to no stupid tampons: No waste, no chemicals, and no upset vaginas-- Here here!!
Claire Cunninghamclairecunn on August 25th, 2014 09:25 pm (UTC)
I have a small Sckoon cup and a large Fleur. I'm also 31, sexually active, and have never given birth. Here are my two cents...

I'm going to recommend you go with the small first for a couple of reasons. First, if this will be your first cup experience, you just might be surprised by the actual amount of your flow. I've always thought of myself as being a very heavy bleeder, but I discovered I'm probably closer to average once I was able to actually see the amount in a menstrual cup. So, I found my small Sckoon to be more than adequate during 90% of my period. I have a window of about 12-24hrs where I bleed very heavy, so I purchased the large Fleur for overnight reasons.

Reason #2 you might want to go with the small: Since the Fleur is a rather large and rather soft cup, and considering your age/virginity, you might have a hard time fitting the Fleur. I can make my large Fleur work, but it can be tricky, and I do feel like because of it's softness/shape and my tightness from lack of childbirth, my vaginal walls want to "crush" this cup.

I'd say look at it this way...would it be better to buy the small and chance having to empty it more often? OR, would you rather chance the fitting issue of the large and have it possibly not work at all?

Good luck! :-)
lorleilee on August 26th, 2014 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I totally agree that I have no idea if my flow is actually heavy or not yet, but I will soon know for sure. :) I do think that the small will work for most days, but as you point out there may be a day where I'll need a larger cup. I bought both sizes because they are on sale, and I hope that they both work, but if not I have sisters. Thank you for your comment it really helped me to make a decision after researching for months!