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26 September 2015 @ 07:25 pm
In my excitement over switching to cups i bought the lena not knowing really the type of cup it was. It hasn't arrived yet however i am reading quite a few comments on how firm it is which worries me. Do you think it might be too firm for a first timer also a virgin young adult? For now i can only afford one i really hope it isn't a waste. I got the size small lena.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 27th, 2015 02:32 am (UTC)
You already bought it so you might as well learn to use it.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 27th, 2015 02:25 pm (UTC)
OK, now that I have a little more time for a longer answer... It sounds like you have a little buyer's remorse mixed with "What did I get myself into?" Don't worry. You already bought it and the only way to figure out if you'll like it is to try it. And if you don't, then don't use it. Put it away and try again some time down the line. Skim/Read this for helpful hints: http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ Also follow the link to the Virgin's Guide to Cups.

A different cup is probably not going to make a big difference so like I said, figure out how to use the one you already have. Then decide whether or not another brand would fit you better.

As for firmness, that's not necessarily a bad thing. A firm cup will pop more easily during insertion and some say that they seal more securely. Looking at pictures of the Lena, seems to be a knockoff of the Fleurcup (which is well-loved by many) so it will probably be just as squishy.
tkamockingbird on September 27th, 2015 04:30 am (UTC)
I have never used a Lena before, but I don't think it's considered a "very" firm cup. You might find it easier to open and that is great for a first time user. Plus, many people like firmer cups and this will be a learning experience for you. You will learn if you like a firmer cup or if you prefer something softer. The only way you can find out is if you try it (I know it sucks. Hahah). Good luck and keep us updated! :)
perideaux on September 27th, 2015 05:30 am (UTC)
I've heard it's not that firm of a cup, more of a medium resistance, judging by video comparisons it's a bit firmer than a small Lunette (my first cup, which isn't all that firm). The base is firmer than the rim, and the rim is usually what causes problems when it comes to insertion/removal. If you have strong pelvic floor muscles the firmness would actually be a great bonus. I really want this cup!

Cups aren't as traumatic to insert and remove as they seem, so the fact that you've never had penetrative sex shouldn't affect the insertion/removal of the cup much, if at all. In my opinion this sounds like a great cup for a first-timer.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 27th, 2015 05:49 am (UTC)
I am one of those who has been saying that it's too firm--but I have unusual anatomy and need extremely soft cups. It might work fine for you :)
perideaux on September 27th, 2015 06:25 am (UTC)
I have the unfortunate combination of needing soft cups but crushing them like no tomorrow. IMO the small Lunette is too firm but I still crush it. I assume you've never tried a Ladycup? If the LENA is decently softer than the Ladycup and decently firmer than the Lunette then I'll have to get a LENA, I'm worried that the Ladycup will be way too firm when I actually use it on my cycle.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 28th, 2015 07:29 pm (UTC)
I can't wear Ladycups because they are WAY too short. As I said...unusual anatomy :)
bklynmom on September 28th, 2015 02:37 am (UTC)
I think Bree of precious stars had a hand in designing the Lena and her target audience seems to be new and young cup users (many of whom aren't having sex). Of course every vagina is different but I wouldn't assume it's too firm before you even try. Check out her you tube video on the cup if you haven't yet. I think it will set your mind at ease and she has other videos that might give you some tips.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 28th, 2015 07:30 pm (UTC)
Obsidian also had a hand in it (the one who runs menstrualcups.wordpress.com )
iamallluv on October 9th, 2015 05:52 pm (UTC)
If you find out you don't like it...you can always resell/trade it on MC Sales. That way you can get a little money back & find something else; maybe something cheaper on MC Sales. Hope it works out though!