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19 October 2014 @ 11:53 am
I currently have the small Ladycup and I have no problems with leaking or anything. Taking it out can be difficult because I can't fold it so it hurts like heck emptying it, which doesn't make the cup prospect seem very nice lol. It's also a little more difficult to go #2 with the cup in and I realize now that it may be pushing on something.
Is there a slightly softer cup than the ladycup available? I definitely don't want anything bigger.

Edit,
I'm considered the soft MeLuna because I've realized the Ladycups rim is too resistant right now so I can't fold it. Anyone have any experiences or tips for the MeLuna's? I would still use a size small..?
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on October 19th, 2014 07:47 pm (UTC)
I don't have one myself but I've heard that the Ladycup's rim is firmer than the rest of it, so you may be happier with something very soft like the Si-Bell (which, yeah, I kind of recommend for everyone, but the combination of shortish cup + crazy long stem means that all cervix heights can be happy with it, just add scissors if needed!). Something totally rim-less like the Lily would be nice too but I think it would be too long for you. The Chinese Rainbow (now on Amazon as the Monzcare R-Cup) could also work well--like the Lady it is slightly firmer in the rim area than everywhere else, but overall it's comparable in softness to my Si-Bell and still has a good stem on it, which could be trimmed wherever you need it.
courta22 on October 19th, 2014 08:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the help! I did look at the Lily Cup but it seemed a little long and, honestly, a little pricey lol. Recently I've been looking at the Soft MeLuna cups, but I'm unsure of size since they are softer than the Ladycup. Would I still use small or would I maybe need a medium to get it to stay in place?
Thanks for all the help! There's so much info and trial and error o.o
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on October 20th, 2014 02:59 pm (UTC)
I think the Melunas are smaller than other brands' cups of the same labeled size so you might be happy with a Medium - but I would need to see comparison pics to be sure, since I think Ladycups are pretty small as well. But I also don't think the size difference between S and M is enough to cause discomfort or cause it to slide out or anything--it all depends on what kind of capacity you're looking for (which isn't much if the Lady was OK for you in that area)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 20th, 2014 12:56 am (UTC)
Compare your cup to others using the size charts at the Community FAQ or this one at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ It might not be soft/stiff-ness that's bothering you but overall shape so use photos of cups that you think might fit you to see what shape you think might be better. Flared rim or not? Pointy or blunt? Etc.

Another factor in getting cups to pop open and break the seal for removal is the size of the anti-suction holes around the rim.
courta22 on October 20th, 2014 01:03 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link! I have looked at the different shapes, sizes, etc. It seems to me that taking the cup out is painful because the rim is stronger than the bottom so I can't fold it and it tends to come out open.. which is quite painful.
I was looking at the soft MeLuna because of the grip rings and the fact that it would be easier to fold upon removal. I'm thinking the rim of the LadyCup is generally too firm because I also feel kind of "full' when I wear it
KaleidoscopeEydkaleidoscopeeyd on October 20th, 2014 04:11 am (UTC)
Even the classic meluna is quite soft. I got one recently and am using it for the first time this week, but i haven't had any trouble folding it to get it out.
courta22 on October 20th, 2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
I went with the medium MeLuna soft! Hopefully all goes well!
Luceafaraluceafara on October 24th, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
A bit late to the game, but i wanted to second por_que_no's suggestion for the Si-bell, and also recommend you check out the pictures at the bottom of the following post, because there is a rim comparison between Melunas and Ecocups. Melunas do have a bit of a thicker rim than other cups.
http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3246071.html
Hope you get to see this on time.



Edited at 2014-10-24 03:32 am (UTC)
courta22 on October 24th, 2014 03:41 am (UTC)
I have ordered the Meluna already but thanks for the suggestion! I'll be sure to keep it in mind for if this cup doesn't work out
mayan021 on October 27th, 2014 09:37 pm (UTC)
I personally wouldn't get the meluna because I have one and I find it easy to open now but my muscles end up squishing it or it just leaks for no apparent reason. It might just be because the shape or size isn't very good for me. By the way I have the classic meluna not the soft one and I still have problems with it so I'm not sure... I also have seen a lot of people saying that the soft one is just too soft.