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26 December 2014 @ 06:00 pm
I really like the MoonCup USA, actually. But I need more capacity than 13mL... The main points for me are:
- similar stiffness to the mooncup USA
- not any longer than it is.

I have another cup that is really soft and that is *out* because I couldn't get it to open at all and don't have the time to make it work. I like the stiffness of the MoonCup USA a lot, and want a cup with similar stiffness, as said.

I did cut off some of the outside of the rim though when I first was trying to insert it, just because I know I could with that cup. I think that 43 might be the limit for how wide I can go; It's 41mm I think at the rim when you get it.

Also, I haven't cut off the stem, but on days that my cervix is at it's lowest the end of the cup (54mm, I think) isn't in by much, if any. I like inside out.

What options are there that are less cone like, also?

I don't believe that the large is that much bigger at 15 ml.
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 27th, 2014 12:18 am (UTC)
Offhand, I think you'd like the stiffness of either the Yuuki Classic (is that the hard one? They have 3 firmnesses. Whatever the firmest one is) or Meluna Sport. Meluna Sports come in all kinds of sizes and stem styles so you can choose what you like out of those. Large Lunette may also work if you like the diameter.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 27th, 2014 12:36 am (UTC)
There are several sets of size and capacity charts at the Community FAQ. There's another set at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ Compare shapes as well as dimensions using photos.
majesticgoldenr on December 27th, 2014 12:48 am (UTC)
Yes, the yuuki small is still small (13) according to the website and the lunette I've heard often to be soft.

Meluna sport I have not looked into, thanks.

I've looked at the size charts, but there is nothing of the softness there.
elisamba on December 28th, 2014 08:59 am (UTC)
AFAIK however the Keeper Mooncup is the firmest cup. Do you have the silicone or latex one? That said, I would second the Yuuki classic. I've also heard the Naturcup has a firmer rim for popping open, but a softer body, however I've never actually seen one.

Some softer cups are still "poppy". That has been my experience with the large Fleurcup.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 28th, 2014 01:28 pm (UTC)
There is also a "stiffness comparison chart" (quite incomplete, but could help) over here if you scroll down: http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/

The latex Keeper is by far the stiffest but it's shaped exactly like your US Mooncup so you won't get improved capacity.
yell14 on December 29th, 2014 01:02 am (UTC)

Hi Majestic,


i Have Recently Bought Love Ur Body Medium. Its Narrow N Long (high Cervix). I Also Use Si-bell Large.
reason Y I Got Luv Ur Body Is Capacity. Si-bell Is Great, But On My Heaviest Day I'd Have To Change It While At Work, Which Im Not Happy To Do.
now What I Found Out With Luv Ur Body Its A relatively Firm Cup, Springy N Pops Open Easy. Capacity Is About 38ml, This Allows Me To Change It In The Morning N Evening. I Think This Cup Could Work For U. The Large Size Luv Ur Body Is Designed More For Low Cervix Its Wider N Shorter. I Think It Would B Worth Looking At. I Also Looked At Sports Meluna When I First Started Out But Was Worried About Stifness N Rim Discomfort. So Went For Classic, Which Is A Soft Cup, But Had Issues With The Rim. so Si-bell N Luv Ur Body R Working For Me For Now.
hope This Helps

..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 29th, 2014 03:54 am (UTC)
How firm do you think the LuB is compared to your Si-Bell? I have the large Si-Bell as well (my bladder is VERY finicky so I have to go with the softest ones available) but was always curious about the LuB. However, my Si-Bell sometimes gets "crushed" at the base by my prominent pubic bone and fairly tight anatomy (I'm childless) so I'm probably not getting as much capacity out of it as I could, and I figure with a longer cup I'd have even more of this problem.
yell14 on December 29th, 2014 09:41 am (UTC)

Hey Porqueno ,
so comparing LUB n si-bell. si-bell is smoother, softer n more pliable. LUB is tougher, i guess, more structured, bouncier def firmer compared to si-bell.
ok now my personal experience n part with TMI. i have recently found out that i can not do no.2 with LUB. I think its beacuse the cup is firm n structured. once inside it doesnt have much give. also i can not use LUB during the first day of my period, i think also due to its firmness it causes me cramps, but thats not an issue cuz i love si-bell for those days. but as the period progresses LUB becomes essential due to large capacity n during those days i dont even feel it in. so the combo of those two cups cover me throughout my period.
regarding the sensitivity inside. i dont have those issues so im not sure if LUB is good or not. but when i do use LUB its comfortable n it dont feel any part of it. besides the no. 2 issues.
i think the main diff is in the material n shape. so material makes one very smooth n soft while the other is firmer.
i was just thinking, not sure if u tried sckoon. i used a small one at the beginning. but due to my high cervic it was a nightmare to get out. but they r sort of thicker then si-bell but very similar material n softness. i dont think ud have a problem with even a large one. i opens up easier n cuz material is thicker i dont think ud b able to crush it as easy. but their stem is so strechy n with good suction. i found it impossible to get out.


hope this helps, if u need any further info please ask ;-)

..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 29th, 2014 03:21 pm (UTC)
Ah I see, thanks for the info! Since my cervix is very high I don't think I could use the Sckoon at all (I just ordered an iCare because it's 85mm with the stem...so you have an idea of how high mine is...sometimes it's even hard to grab the Si-Bell stem so the flimsy Sckoon stem would be no help)
majesticgoldenr on December 29th, 2014 03:34 pm (UTC)
Referring back to the post, the iCare was the soft cup for me I couldn't get to work. It didn't want to pop open, possibly becaise the holes were 2 really really really tiny dots at the top. There is the cold water trick, which I didn't try, so I wish you the best.
curlydevacurlydeva on December 29th, 2014 07:49 pm (UTC)
Yell14,
I have the LUB as well and really like the cup. I switch between LUB and the MiaCup. I have a similar issue with LUB as you do with the number 2. I was wondering if you have fibroids as well? Not only is the LUB firm but for me it seems there is not a lot of room for the cup and a full intestine that is not ready to be released yet. Other than that the LUB is a awesome cup and I love the smoothness inside the cup it is similar to my MiaCup they both have a smooth surface where the blood just roles off the inside (like a teflon) and does stick so I find less staining with these cups as well.
yell14 on December 31st, 2014 03:08 pm (UTC)

Hey curley,


as far as i know no fibroids. i think the no. 2 issue is cuz of the lenght of LUB med plus the firm n structured material. cuz with si-bell i can do whatever with it, without any discomfort or issues. the only reason y i got LUB is capacity. also regarding staining, i got the red/pinky si-bell and green LUB. so no staining. one of the reasons y i decided to go for coloured cups, plus something different n fun :-)