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31 July 2015 @ 03:51 pm
Hi, my name is Emily, I am 16 years old and I bought my Lunette selene size 1 about 3 years ago. Although I really liked it at the time I went on birth control (for acne and hormonal regulation, I am still a virgin) after using it for 1 cycle and no longer needed to use it.
Recently, I changed my birth control medication and I started having my periods again and decided to take my Lunette back out from my drawers. Now as I grew older my anatomy has changed... My previously extremely low cervix is now a medium length cervix and my vagina is significantly more sensitive (the Lunette irritates me like no other).

I guess my questions are..
1. How can I file down the stem and the ridges on the side to make my Lunette as smooth as possible? I know I can flip it inside out but it makes cleaning harder so I'd prefer to keep it rightside up if possible.
2. Which cup would be good for my third day where my cervix is higher than normal? I have trouble reaching my Lunette when it is inside out on this day, so I would like to find something similar to the Lunette in terms of width and comfort but smoother and longer.
3. My Lunette becomes flattened and leaks when I work out because my PC muscles must be really strong and crush my cup. Does a harder cup remedy this problem or should I get a softer cup that allows some "give" to my muscles?

Lastly, I'm planning on having sex with my boyfriend in a week (I'm currently a virgin). Would this affect the cup I need to use? I'd think that my vagina would expand a bit and I'd need something wider than my Lunette?

I've been reading through previous posts and have been considering buying a femmycycle because it would be wide enough to use even after sex, is extremely smooth, and would prevent leakage even when flattened. Any advice?

Thank you so much for helping!
 
chamiletchamilet on July 31st, 2015 08:55 pm (UTC)
Your vaginal canal won't be wider after you have sex. Just like after giving birth, a person's vaginal canal isn't the width of the baby that just emerged.
emily123987 on August 1st, 2015 10:50 am (UTC)
Won't the vaginal muscles be a bit weakened though?
I'm just worried that my cup won't work anymore
m03m on August 1st, 2015 04:41 pm (UTC)
No, muscles that you are using more tend to get stronger, not weaker. And many, many people can use small sized cups while being sexually active.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 1st, 2015 03:38 am (UTC)
If your cervix travels a lot you may actually decide you want two cups, one for low cervix days and one for higher days. I have a few cups and know that I can't wear (for example) my Rainbow comfortably when my cervix is riding super high or I'll have to go spelunking for it.

Since you have strong PC muscles you may indeed want something a little firmer if you don't want to lose capacity due to the squishing (Meluna Sport? That's pretty darn firm though) but for sensitivity maybe something softer, but similarly shaped, like the Rainbow would work too. Hard to say.

And like the previous poster said, having sexy times won't change your vajayjay's shape. Cup size really depends on how heavy your flow is more than anything.
emily123987 on August 1st, 2015 10:52 am (UTC)
So do you suggest I try a harder and a softer cup?
Also my body isn't compatible with TPE so is there another option other than MeLuna?
Thank you!
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 2nd, 2015 02:49 am (UTC)
If you decide you'd like super firm then the Yuuki makes a firm cup (they have a few firmness options) and you won't have to go with TPE. It also has a nice long stem you can trim to your specifications. There's also the Diva if your cervix has gone pretty high up (people are always selling them off on mc-sales because it's the only cup people ever hear about so people buy it first, but most people don't have a high enough cervix to wear one comfortably). For sure a firm cup would fix the crushing issue, but the sensitivity would demand a softer cup, so I guess it depends on what you are looking for more! My whole "carriage" sits so far forward that anything other than the softest cups will put serious pressure on my bladder/be very difficult to remove.
emily123987 on August 2nd, 2015 02:00 pm (UTC)
Could you explain the different firmness options for the Yuuki?
I looked around for a post explaining it but I couldn't find any, what would each firmness compare to with different cups?
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 2nd, 2015 02:23 pm (UTC)
I've never owned any Yuukis so I can't make direct comparisons to any other cups (as I said, I can only go with the most extremely soft cups that exist, so only a few brands were an option for me) There's a "squish test" that one of the cup bloggers does, and it roughly measures firmness, so you may check that out: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/squish-test-results/
Her cup comparison charts are also really helpful!