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glioncourt
10 March 2015 @ 04:38 pm
Hi!
I started discussing this in the comments of an unrelated post, but I thought it best to make my own separate post here...

I'm a relative new cup user (10 months). I live in Brazil so I automatically opted for the national brand: InCiclo! I didn't even know to research the differences between brands before buying! (Too late now!)

Anyway, I consider myself past the adaptation phase, but I still get terrible cramps on the first day of each cycle. I do have cramps naturally, but they're usually pretty mild without using the cup. I tend to work sitting at a desk all day, with very few bathroom breaks... I have noticed the pain is worse when my bladder is full, though I don't exactly know what conclusions to take from that. On the second and third days of the cycle, I'm not even aware of the cup (as it should be)!

I found out today (on the other post I mentioned) that Lunette and Meluna are available in Brazil as well. Although Meluna was mentioned as a stiff cup, and I'm thinking I might need a softer one. On the other hand, I checked the comparison chart and Lunette seems to be half the height of InCiclo... from my experience with my cup, I have a high cervix, I'm afraid I'll lose the Lunette inside if it sits so high!

So I'd like to hear some opinions on those brands, please! Does anyone with a high cervix use Lunette? Is it easy to take out? Any thoughts about softness X stiffness of those brands? And also I would like to hear thoughts about me wanting to go with a softer cup, if I'm on the right track (not that I would know if InCiclo is soft or not, it has been my only cup so far!)..

Sorry for the long post... thank you for any help you can give!
 
jaynethomejaynethome on March 11th, 2015 01:53 pm (UTC)
Hey, me again!

You talked about your bladder so I think you might be more sensitive, maybe a softer cup is indeed what you need. Maybe a Meluna Soft? These are selled in Brazil as well.

About losing Lunette inside... that's not gonna happen haha. I have a pretty high cervix myself and still have to use it in my cycle but, in the dry run I could remove it easily with the help of the stem. It's very flexible and doesn't give me any discomfort.
glioncourtglioncourt on March 11th, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I thought all melunas were from that material that makes it stiffer. I wonder if Meluna-solf is softer than the lunette....
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glioncourtglioncourt on March 12th, 2015 03:52 pm (UTC)
That's good to know! Thanks!
yayforcupsyayforcups on March 11th, 2015 03:05 pm (UTC)
I like the lunette and cant reach my cervix so you should be fine with it. Its a medium resistance cup which opens nicely and will sit high enough for it not to bother your bladder hopefully
glioncourtglioncourt on March 11th, 2015 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
I should really know my anatomy better! I thought the bladder was pressing against the rim and size wouldn't make a difference!
megankgrmegankgr on March 12th, 2015 03:01 am (UTC)
I use a MeLuna soft and love it! It's so comfortable and the ring stem makes removal so much easier!
glioncourtglioncourt on March 12th, 2015 03:53 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! I think I've got a winner! :) I'm going to look it up!
olifer_93olifer_93 on April 8th, 2015 03:38 am (UTC)
I'm brazilian too. =) Hope it's still on time to help a little.
Lunette is stiffer than InCiclo. With the stem both have the same lenght. I have more cramps with InCiclo that I used to have when I wore pads, but with Lunette they are pretty strong.
I'm just waiting MeLuna's website make the soft ones avaiable again to buy me a new cup.
We also have MoonCup and HolyCup [they are actually supplied by MeLuna's factory, it's the same cup, not a kick off, on their website they say that MeLuna's company supply them] avaiable in Brazil.
glioncourtglioncourt on April 8th, 2015 02:45 pm (UTC)
I bought the MeLuna soft, but I didn't notice other brands on their site.
I had ordered the Large, but they had a mix up and sent me the Medium... I decided to keep it... I was in doubt between those two sizes anyway.
It arrived on my last period day, so I got to test it, I was anxious like a child with a toy! It wasn't a cramp day so I don't know the effects yet.... I was glad I got the one with the ring stem.... At first I thought it was a weird type of stem and big... But it makes removing the cup soooooo much easier! And MeLuna is shorter than InCiclo.... I really have to reach in to find it.

Edited at 2015-04-08 02:46 pm (UTC)