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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!
 
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