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12 January 2015 @ 10:22 am
Hello All!

Over a year ago I came to this site and was able to do a lot of research on first time use and which cup to go with. I ended up going with the keeper and honestly, only used it once. For the past year I have been using my birth control constantly to prevent periods. I figured this probably isn’t the best thing so I am going to go back to having my periods every 3 months…. Maybe once a month. I can’t even begin to describe how much I HATE getting a period.
So I am back to square one on trying to find a cup that will work for me. It took me forever to figure out the keeper and as I discovered it is one of the stiffest cups out there. Which explains why I always felt like a stuffed pig when I used it. I am looking for a few features and was hoping you all would be able to help! I imagine things have changed in the past year or so.

1). Would like it to be silicone
2). Less stiff – The keeper was incredibly difficult to fold – But I don’t want something so flimsy it won’t pop back open. I am still a newbie
3). Shorter stem. I know I can trim them but I’d rather not. This isn’t a deal breaker though.

Looking forward to all the input!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 12th, 2015 09:22 pm (UTC)
If you like the size and shape of the Keeper, then the US Moon Cup is identical to it (made by the same company) but made of softer silicone. Compare it/them to other brands at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or at any of the other size charts found at the Community FAQ. Once you figure out what dimensions you think will fit you best, compare their shapes. Blunt or pointy? Flared rim or not, etc?

Another factor in popping open is the anti-suction holes around the rim. I think your Keeper has 6 tiny ones. Most other brands have 4 of varying sizes, and some only have 2. You can always add more or enlarge them, depending on your needs.