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21 November 2014 @ 02:54 pm
I am trying to get back into using my menstrual cup. I was uncomfortable with using my menstrual cup while my IUD was in place as I'd previously accidentally sucked one out with a cup (a Mooncup UK).

I love the shape of the Skooncup. But it is just too soft. I'm 30 and have had two children (one vaginal birth) but my muscles are still way too tight down there. *Nothing* I can do will coax the cup to open. It actually still seems to catch the blood, but obviously where it doesn't open properly the capacity is not going to be good. It's only lasting an hour or so before it leaks. As I said, the blood is definitely going in there so I know it's not because it's missing my cervix. I bleed very heavily (I use about 12-14 maxi pads in a day on my heaviest day).

I'd like a cup that's a similar shape but stiffer. It either needs to have a soft stem, or a base that I'll be able to grip and remove without a stem. I have a sensitive bladder and the steam always seems to irritate it until I cut it completely off.

I was wondering if the Fleurcup would be good idea as its stiffer and has the same sort of bell shape.

Or are there any Melunas (the options for the stems appeal to me) that have a similar shape?
Jennnakedfaery on November 21st, 2014 03:10 pm (UTC)
Forgot to mention (and can't edit the post on my phone) that I am 5'8", 190lbs and moderately physically active. I do yoga regularly and I'd like a cup that isn't going to leak during inversions.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on November 21st, 2014 05:11 pm (UTC)
Maybe the Ruby, kind of? It's not as pointy as many anyway. Since you don't want soft I wouldn't recommend the Si-Bell although it's pretty much my goldilocks.
selofainselofain on November 24th, 2014 03:58 am (UTC)
If you're comparing the Fleurcup with the Sckooncup, the answer would depend on which size you're talking about (though, given your flow, I'm guessing the large?). The small Fleurcup is stiffer than the Sckoon, but the large is probably roughly the same stiffness.

The Melunas would be a good idea. Go for a classic or a sporty- either would be stiffer. Don't get the shortys, since those have a V-shaped bottom rather than the U-shape you like.