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jennifer_1991
05 April 2015 @ 01:07 am
I'm 23, no kids and just got my Lunette size 1. I have been using it for a few days. After putting it in the first time I knew I would need to trim the stem so I trimmed it a little bit at a time, keeping it in for at least a few hours before deciding to trim it more. I feel like the grip rings on the stem are irritating me and I am considering cutting it off completely. I haven't had any trouble removing the cup and the grip rings on the cup itself are really good, so I don't think this will be a problem. Overall, I much prefer it to my cloth pads, and I really liked those. I also prefer it to the Instead Soft Cups, which were messy and difficult to remove. However, I can definitely feel it when it is in. It's not painful or anything, just a bit uncomfortable and kind of annoying.

I am wondering if maybe I need a cup with a smaller diameter. I noticed that the MeLuna Small has a smaller diameter and while I wanted a classic tab type stem when I was looking to buy my first cup, I think I may like a ring stem better because it seems like it would be less irritating.

Is the diameter the cup likely the problem or could it be something else? Is it normal to be able to feel the cup when it is in?
 
trejoytrejoy on April 5th, 2015 05:17 am (UTC)
You might need a softer cup. I believe the small lunette is rather middle of the road when it comes to flexibility. Maybe someone can chime in on softer small cup options, since I have mostly large ones. Maybe a small Cuplee would work? You could also search youtube for vids about softer small cups.
Miss Ashley: [cuplee]imagine_peace on April 5th, 2015 09:54 am (UTC)
I love my Cuplee, just putting it out there! It's soft and does the job for me. I can barely feel it.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 5th, 2015 01:11 pm (UTC)
Sometimes the dimensions are OK but the shape makes it not feel right. For what it's worth, the small Lunette never fit me right either. Use the size charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or others at the Community FAQ to figure out if you'd like your next cup to be narrower/wider, shorter/longer or similar in size but shaped differently. If you're comfortable with insertion and removal, then you can probably use a wider cup without issues so don't be afraid of size "large."

http://mc-sales.livejournal.com/ is a good place to buy, sell or trade cups that didn't work out.
m03m on April 5th, 2015 06:08 pm (UTC)
I'd give it a bit of time (not the stem, but the feeling-the-cup thing). Many of us feel our cups when we start using them; it's something new that the body needs to get used to, and until that happens, it's giving you signals that hey, there's something up in there.
It might very well resolve itself in a cycle or two. If it doesn't, then you may want a softer cup or one that's differently shaped.

It does sound like you can safely cut the stem off.
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on April 5th, 2015 07:07 pm (UTC)
The small Lunette was my first cup, and it didn't hurt, but I could definitely feel it (it made me feel...heavy? I don't know if that makes any sense). I got a second, softer, V-shaped cup (small LadyCup), which felt better. However, I've now been a cup user for a while, and the Lunette no longer bothers me. So unless you like the novelty of multiple cups, I'd try the Lunette for at least three cycles to see if the feeling goes away as your body gets used to the feeling of a cup. And if not, you have lots of other options for different shapes (I prefer slimmer V-shaped cups to the wide hoopskirt shape of the Lunette) and firmness (Lunette is medium firm).
jennifer_1991jennifer_1991 on April 7th, 2015 12:32 am (UTC)
After wearing it for a couple more days I've had a bit of leaking. I feel like I am losing the suction when I move around, especially when I stand up. I make sure the check that the cup is open after I put it. I know that stronger muscles can squish the cup so how do I know if that is the problem? I want to make sure I am not going to waste my money buying a softer cup to try.
Marie Intarnetteladylynx on April 7th, 2015 11:11 am (UTC)
I've never used Lunette but I will say that I've found the ring on my Meluna very comfortable. It's very soft and it's a much better grip than a stem, imo.