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10 March 2015 @ 09:28 pm

I've been reading up on menstrual cups and I decided to go with Mooncup because from what I had read it seemed to be best suited for me. I tried it this past period and I'm not exactly happy. I now learned that it's too hard (my bladder and intestinal track were not happy) and I need a longer one since I have had trouble with getting it out since it went up very high (my cervix is allot higher than I originally thought, I can't even reach it with my finger). I could not reach it most of the time. Does anyone know a good long and soft cup? I really liked the idea and don't want to give it up since the first one failed.
I am fairly active, I go to the gym regularly if that matters? I'm 25, no children and am sexually active. Any tips are welcome :)

Thanks to everyone who helped, I got a few knock offs to test them out without breaking the bank. Hopefully it will go better next time :D
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 10th, 2015 08:40 pm (UTC)
There are many brands longer than your Mooncup. Use what you know and like/don't about yours, compare it to the dimensions of other brands at the size charts found at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or at any of the other ones found at the Community FAQ.
angelicadream on March 11th, 2015 02:53 pm (UTC)
For sizes it's indeed super handy, but it doesn't mention softness :(
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 11th, 2015 03:21 pm (UTC)
Figure out which ones you think will fit, then compare the softness of those using others' softness charts. There are many. Otherwise, it would be like shopping for a dress based on material without regard to size.
trejoytrejoy on March 10th, 2015 08:48 pm (UTC)
There are several long, softer cups. Cuplee is popular, NaturalMamma and Gaia come to mind. There are youtubes that describe cup softness, too.
angelicadream on March 11th, 2015 02:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks I'll look into those :)
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on March 11th, 2015 05:04 am (UTC)
I love the Cuplee, but it doesn't have a very long stem and might not be long enough for you to reach easily. I think the Si-Bell and Lily are both longer (I don't have personal experience with either). If you're okay with knock-off cups, the iCare is shaped like a Diva with a long Lunette style stem and is one of the longest cups out there. I got one out of curiosity a little while ago and was pleasantly surprised by its quality.
angelicadream on March 11th, 2015 02:54 pm (UTC)
I have no problems with knock offs, thank you for that information :)
mondabomb on March 12th, 2015 02:50 am (UTC)
The lily cup original is soft and long, one of the nicest silicone I've ever felt out of any cups.
yk2productions on March 15th, 2015 06:49 am (UTC)
I have quite a lot of cups and the Gaia is probably the softest of the longest cups. It is about the length of the Diva cup but with more of a cup and a shorter stem. I used it last cycle because I was feeling crampy and wanted something very soft. It still opened easily for me with no leaks. :)
angelicadream on March 22nd, 2015 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks to everyone who helped, I got a few knock offs to test them out without breaking the bank. Hopefully it will go better next time :D