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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!
 
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)