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25 May 2015 @ 02:57 pm
I have been looking into menstrual cups recently because I find pads and tampons to be irritating, but I am not entirely sure which cup would be best for me. I have been looking at Me Luna cups as they are quite cheap and have lots of options but I am not sure about sizing etc. I have put some information below and any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I have 4-6 day periods and I would say a medium flow (I change a regular tampon every 2ish hours). I am still a teenager and I have had sex but only once (don't know wether this would make a difference or not). I have checked my cervix and I can fit my finger in the whole way and still feel it. I am fairly active but don't do too much sport.

I was thinking about buying a classic resistance Me Luna in either size Small or Medium, but I'm not sure which is right. Any other brands and sizes that you think would be more suitable would also be appreciated.

Thanks!

UPDATE: Thanks for all of your advice, it has really helped! I have been doing some more research based on what you have said and I'm thinking either an iCare small or a Lunette small but I'm not sure which to go for as they seem pretty similar. Anybody that has worn both of these cups that could give me any pointers would be great. (I did look at the Si-Bell cup as many of you recommended but I was worried that it would be a bit too soft and I could not find anywhere that would ship it that was in stock)
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 25th, 2015 02:10 pm (UTC)
Skim/Read this http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ and also follow the link to the size charts to figure out what brand would fit/suit you best. If you don't like that chart, there are several others at the Community FAQ.
emmea38 on May 25th, 2015 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
yayforcupsyayforcups on May 25th, 2015 02:31 pm (UTC)
Small sibell as it sounds like you have a high cervix
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on May 25th, 2015 02:34 pm (UTC)
I think your cervix is too high for Melunas to be removed comfortably. "Low cervix" usually means you can't fit a whole finger in (unless you have dwarfism and unusually short fingers...) - I agree that a small Si-Bell would be a pretty safe bet but if you can feel your cervix with a finger in you have more options than those who can't feel it at all (me sometimes). Even a Lunette would be a good option if you decide you'd like a pointier-shaped cup. There's also the Fleur, Gaia, maybe even the Ruby. I wouldn't recommend the Diva as a starter for a number of reasons although your cervix could fit it.
emmea38 on May 25th, 2015 02:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the advice! I'm thinking about going for the Si-Bell as I'm not entirely sure how high my cervix actually is (I have very long fingers and they fit almost exactly the whole way, so I don't know).
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on May 25th, 2015 05:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, if they are that long the Si-Bell is a good shot as well as the iCare (shaped like a Diva but softer and with a much longer stem--it's 83mm with stem!). If your finger just fit, go ahead and measure your finger length in millimeters and that'll give you a good idea. The LilyCup is also an option but is designed a bit differently so it may give you more of a learning curve.
emmea38 on May 25th, 2015 10:15 pm (UTC)

It turns out that my cervix is a bit higher than I thought, when I tried again with my leg lifted up I just about touch the bottom of it with my index finger. My finger measured about 85mm. This is just after my period, don't know how this will affect the height of my cervix. Is this particulary high or is it fairly normal?


I have been looking into buying the sibell cup but I cant seem to find anywhere that will ship it to the UK that is in stock. Also, I'm wondering whether a softer or harder cup would be more suitable as I am a beginner and I obviously have not had any children?


I will look into the other cups you have mentioned. Sorry for all the questions, I just want to make sure that I buy something that will work as I don't want to end up wasting a load of money on products that don't. Thank you so much for your advice!



Edited at 2015-05-25 10:28 pm (UTC)
margalee on May 26th, 2015 06:14 am (UTC)
What about Yuuki? It's on the longer end of the spectrum. I used a Yuuki for years, and I also have a high cervix. It rode a bit lower on my heavier days, but would ride much higher on my light days. Even so, I never had a problem finding the stem and base for removal.
Yuuki classic is pretty stiff and not at hard to pop open. They also have a softer model. Could be a very good beginner cup!

Edited at 2015-05-26 06:15 am (UTC)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on May 26th, 2015 02:07 pm (UTC)
I bought mine from luxurymoon.co.uk - Femininewear also usually has them (obviously shipping from luxurymoon will be quicker for you than it was for me in the US and I think it was slightly cheaper overall than FW). Other options include the MamiCup, which is 75mm with stem, and I think the Alicia is 90mm with stem but it's no longer made. Someone was selling one on mc-sales though.
yayforcupsyayforcups on May 26th, 2015 07:48 pm (UTC)
Femininewear.co.uk is based in the UK and has good prices, a clear sibell will be £18
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on May 26th, 2015 11:33 pm (UTC)
Re: the iCare vs. Lunette - I've never worn a Lunette but I have the Rainbow, which is a pretty similar design, same length, and I think you'll probably find it a bit short. It's quite difficult for me to reach on certain days. The iCare would be a good shot for you and it's $5 shipped on AliExpress but you will have to wait for shipping from China. (Amazon might have iCares available with quicker shipping but they will be a little pricier, and sometimes they pop up on Ebay) Yes, the iCare is softer than the Lunette is supposed to be--I've never had problems getting it to open, but I'm also a pro at popping open soft cups because my bladder won't allow me to wear anything remotely firm.