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09 January 2015 @ 06:55 am
I am a first timer cup user. I have a 18 month baby and a high cervix(may be little dangling). I used femmecup lite only for only first 2 days of my cycle (as heard that it is for first timers). I discontinued because of its suction. I felt its rim was firm enough to sit perfectly but the base of the cup is very soft (which cup has firm base but similar firmness on rim as femmecup?) so whenever I slide it in and its pops open(very good) but it makes so strong vacuum that it almost flattens out the cup ; like a football flattens when air is sucked out completely and sealed, it will twist flat one or other way if you try to make it round.
Similar is happening under mine I tried to insert air from corner but as soon as I walk; the air pops out and vacuum returns (may be if base will be firm then it will not flatten out and have some air in it). I feel sucked out from inside, it is not at all comfortable.

Do you also get this much suction with your cup or it is me?

Second thing it does not leak until I have a gush of flood.. with one gush, it fills out and it starts leaking (may be long cup needed). It is very difficult to reach out the base(have to) of cup to break this much strong suction as I have high cervix. I am wondering with long cup also if I will have this strong suction then still I need to reach out the base to break the suction.

I dont want to give up and kinda getting desperate(want good night sleep ...dont want any more messy beds in morning)
But feeling femmecup lite is not correct one but then.. which one?

Please suggest me... I appreciate any.... any kind of help or helping words..

Edit: @tisiphone: Done!! :)
 
yayforcupsyayforcups on January 16th, 2015 09:14 am (UTC)
As you've got over the learning curve with your cup you will be in a better position to compare and find a better cup for you. The femmecup is on the small side but as you've got a high cervix, heavy flow I would recommend the Luv-ur Body cup. It's a different beast to your other cup so you should check the dimensions but cup in hand it's not as intimidating as the close up photos. Did you say you had children? If so then no problem!
As for the suction, It could be due to the rim being stiff but the body squishy, this isn't the case on all cups, the LUB cup is lightly firm all the way down, I've seen the femmecup (sold in superdrug in uk) and it felt abit unbalanced in its stiffness, so It would probably be better to get a cup that combats the crush but has capacity for heavy days. Large yuuki firm would also be an option for you, as a more conventional choice, or large fleur.