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tankgirl9008
08 February 2015 @ 10:42 pm
Hi, I hope these aren't questions that have been asked before, I've read through a lot of posts, but I couldn't find much that was specific enough!

So, my very first cup was a small Diva cup that I got in 2008, but it always leaked. So I came on here and read a bit, I decided my cervix was too low for me to use the Diva cup and decided to get a small LadyCup since it was the shortest cup made at the time and I didn't want to spend a horrific amout of money on a long line of menstrual cups! Until recently, I felt that I had found my Goldilocks cup! My LadyCup never leaked unless it was full, I couldn't feel it, and I could insert and remove it easily. But I recently started taking dance classes, which has really strengthened my pelvic floor muscles and now my cup has a tendency to migrate farther up and sideways than it used to. I also much more recently had a Paragard IUD inserted and my menstrual flow has gotten considerably heavier. So I've been considering getting a firmer, longer cup with more capacity. I'm not entirely sure if I should get a firmer or softer cup, but my understanding of it is that a firmer cup is better to contend with very intense pelvic floor muscles. And I'm thinking longer because it tends to migrate up and to the side, my cervix is on the left side so it always points the same way, but I think it shouldn't be doing that. I'd like more capacity because I'm having to empty my LadyCup every hour or so the first three days, which is doable, but not ideal. I know it shouldn't be as long as the Diva, and I'd rather have a good fit and firmness than a higher capacity, so if anyone has any ideas I'd be so grateful! I think I have it narrowed down to a small soft Yuuki, a large Lunette, a low cervix or teen FemmyCycle, or a medium or large MeLuna sport. Any other ideas are also very welcome! Thank you in advance!

Edited to clarify that I've been using a menstrual cup for six years and that I have read through the FAQ pages and looked through the size charts, thanks!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 9th, 2015 12:49 pm (UTC)
If you compare your small Lady Cup to others using the size and capacity charts found at the Community FAQ, you will see that it is one of a cluster of cups that have very similar dimensions. You will also see that it has the lowest capacity of that bunch. There are several cups with a good bit more capacity without going much wider/longer in size.

In the mean time, if you still have your Diva, flip it inside out to shorten it and wear it that way. It also has a higher capacity than your Lady Cup.
tankgirl9008tankgirl9008 on February 9th, 2015 07:21 pm (UTC)
I gave my Diva Cup to a friend a few years ago, but I had tried it inside out before buying a new cup and it was still too long. I have also been going through all the comparison charts to figure out which cup seems right but wasn't sure. Like I said, I've been reading through a lot of posts, but couldn't find anything specific enough. I've read all the relevant FAQ pages (everything not virginity related) and still had questions.
trejoytrejoy on February 12th, 2015 10:37 pm (UTC)
I have no experience with the Femmycycle, but the others you mentioned would probably fit the improvements you seek, except for the medium MeLuna. I don't think they should call it "medium" since its dimensions land in the small category of every other cup brand (and what MeLuna calls "small" should be "micro" or "tiny"!). This is a photo of the large Lunette and medium MeLuna side-by-side:
lunette md mel