Heidi PomPom (Heidi PomPom) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Heidi PomPom
Heidi PomPom

Analysis Paralysis

Hi ladies! So I've been researching cups for about a month now, and have watched videos, read charts and reviews, and now I think I'm overloaded. This is the first period I've gone tampon-free (I'm trying the Instead softcup as I know it will have a place in the repetoire anyway), and it's been kind of messy, and a little leaky, but I'm committed to making the jump. For financial reasons, I feel a lot of pressure to choose the right cup the first time out. That may not be 100% realistic, but in all honesty, I'd probably try 5 different cups if I didn't set limits (or budgets). Here's what I've got going on, and I'd like very much if you could tell me if I'm on the right track, or if you have some more informed ideas, please.

-I'm 4'11," 35, and no kids.Pretty sturdy build.
-My cervix seems to sit high during my period.
-From feedback, I know that I am quite tight with good PC control and I don't think I have a particularly long vaginal canal.
-I have a Paragard IUD (I've had both types of IUD in the last 10 years, consistently)
-Pretty light flow, with 36-48 super tampon-style. It gets heavy, but only for 1-2 days.
-Have had leakage issues with the softcup, but this is probably user error.
-Action sport enthusiast in snowboarding and mountain biking.
-Have had issues with UTIs.
-Have a very shy bladder and sometimes have to "push" to use the bathroom in a timely manner. (I'm afraid of it popping out if I bear down.)

Soooo, with that in mind, I think I've narrowed it down to the Miacup 2 or large Fleur, or Rubycup. Or MeLuna Sport M. It's all guesses until it goes in the hoohaa, I suppose? I would like something easy for a beginner to remove. I also think colors make life fun, but am not basing my decision on whether it comes in purple. Form follows function and all that. I would really love some feedback, please! Thank you!
Tags: buying decisions, cervix position, first time use, fleurcup, iud, leakage & spotting, meluna, miacup, ruby cup, sizes/size issues, sports/physical activities, urination
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