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23 July 2015 @ 08:18 pm
So I tried the softcup a few weeks ago (thanks for the help on that by the way!), but unfortunately it kept leaking and not catching anything.I think that, unless I inserted it wrong, it just wasn't the right shape for me, since it was vertical and the blood just went above it. Since then I've messed around with tampons and gotten much more comfortable with my body, so I'm planning on buying a real non-disposable cup, and I've narrowed it down to the Sckoon and Lunette. I would get both in size one, but I'm afraid that they'd both be too big. I'm thinking the lunette because size one is designed for younger users, and I'm a young virgin with a low-ish cervix. However, side-by-side, the sckoon seems smaller to me. Does anyone who's used one or both have any reccomendations/warnings either way? Thanks!
 
kenna18155 on July 24th, 2015 02:20 am (UTC)
I've never tried either of them, but the small Lunette is pretty much the same size as the medium MeLuna. If you're worried about the Lunette being too big, perhaps you could give the small MeLuna a try? I'm on my first cycle with it and it's my first cup, and I love it. They also have some pretty awesome customization options -- size, color, stem, firmess... Just an idea -- good luck :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 24th, 2015 12:30 pm (UTC)
What criteria did you use to pick those two? Any of the size charts? Or just sales hype?

If you don't like the size charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ then there are several other sets at the Community FAQ. Also look at shape and other factors. The Sckoon has a blunter base, the Lunette has a pointier one. Which shape do you think you'd like better?

As for softcups, they should be aimed toward your (excuse me) asshole, not your tailbone or higher. They kinda slide in and out like a drawer. For comparison, they are 70mm wide.
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on July 24th, 2015 02:57 pm (UTC)
The SoftCups fit very differently from bell-shaped cups. You kind of have to slide them in and then push the front edge up so it hooks behind your pubic bone. They worked well enough for me, but removing them was really messy -- once you unhook, the cup part compresses and all the blood pours out over your hand! Not so with the silicone cups.

I have a small Lunette and a small Sckoon knock-off (I've been told the knock-offs are a bit softer than the genuine Sckoons). Even after years of using cups, I find the Sckoon quite tricky to get open due to the placement of the holes. It is hard to get air into the holes, so I have to persuade it to open. It could be that the knock-off is too soft for me, but the top 1/3 feels really firm -- noticeably firmer than the Lunette, actually. I don't care for the stem, either, which is really bendy and difficult to use to get the cup out. *I don't have a low cervix, however, so that might not be a problem for you. Once it's in, it's perfectly comfortable and presents no issues.

The small Lunette is a medium firm cup. Unlike the Sckoon, it is a uniform firmness throughout. It's pretty easy to open. It was my first cup, and I did find that it put a little pressure on my bladder the first couple of cycles, but it no longer bothers me. It's not my favorite cup (I gravitate towards narrower, V-shaped cups), but I reach for it more often than I do the Sckoon.
Serpent: suomiserpent_849 on July 25th, 2015 11:26 pm (UTC)
the small lunette says it's designed for young users because when it came out most cups were much more intimidating, like the mooncup uk/us. the sckoon is much newer so they can't really claim any innovation here.

why do you think it'll be too large, and what exactly do you mean by that?

tbh i got the small lunette because my cervix is really low, but it turned out that wide cups work better for me since they sit deeper. i currently use various short melunas. the sckoon didn't exist back then but i think my experience would've been similar.

did you measure your cervix on your period? i was really reluctant to check and i didn't realize just how low it is.