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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!
 
djehutys_wisdom on January 12th, 2015 11:31 pm (UTC)
Lunette
I personally think the Lunette is a wonderful cup for new users, and people overall seem to have fewer issues with it (not everyone loves it, but even if it is not you "Goldilocks" cup, it seems to me that it is very likely to work reasonable well for you). I have a very high cervix so I prefer the small which has a longer stem. It is also a bit softer than the large, which I think is better for preventing leaks, but YMMV. Plus, the Lunette is made of silicone, it's been on the market for quite a long time now, and it is made in Finland.
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on January 13th, 2015 09:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Lunette
I agree that the small Lunette is a pretty decent all-round cup if you're not sure quite what you're looking for. It's medium length but with a long stem to accommodate a variety of cervix heights, medium firm, good capacity. It was my first cup, and although it's not my favorite, it works just fine. There are other cups that I find a bit more comfortable (softer, narrower), but honestly, it was fine.

If you're reluctant to trim the stem, maybe look into an Eva Cup? They're about $20 on Amazon or eBay, softish but not too soft, and the shape that I find most comfortable (your mileage my vary, of course). There are some reviews here: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3329369.html