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Hey ladies!

I'm looking for some advice on getting a new cup to use when my Lunette 1 isn't cutting it. I originally got the cup primarily to deal with discharge I was experiencing after getting a Paragard IUD put in, and it worked great for that, but it was never really effective for my periods with the IUD because they were too heavy, and also, weirdly, it seems my vagina expands a little during my period. I'd never heard of this, but I swear that's what's happening; I thought it was IUD related (that thing caused a lot of weirdness) but now I have it out and the expansion is still happening. It makes some sense I suppose, since it probably helps shed the lining faster, but it makes it impossible to get a good seal on heavy flow days with my Lunette.

Soooo, I'm looking for suggestions for a cup that's similar to Lunette 1 in thickness and size, but has a slightly larger rim. I looked at Lunette 2 but I'm not sure about it because it seems considerably harder and possibly too large. Stem isn't an issue (clipped that thing off right away), and I don't have a hard time removing and inserting, but my cup does press on my bladder a little and makes me need to go more often, so a really thick rim probably isn't for me. I also love how easy Lunette's holes are to clean, but I'm willing to give that up for a cup that I don't have to worry about leaking.

I've considered the Meluna large, but I'm not sure if I'd like the TPE as much as silicone.

Any suggestions?
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 3rd, 2015 10:18 pm (UTC)
Compare different brands using size charts. http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ If you don't like this set, there are others at the Community FAQ.
djehutys_wisdom on December 4th, 2015 07:59 pm (UTC)
heavier flow cup
I too, love my small Lunette! I use a large Sckoon cup on my heaviest days. It's a fairly soft cup (which actually seals BETTER for me than the large Lunette did, which I have long since lost), it holds more, and the rim is a bit different than the Lunette.
andy marie._simplynothing on December 6th, 2015 08:19 am (UTC)
I use Lunette cups and I also have a ParaGard IUD! In my experience, the harder/larger Lunette works best. I trust it with my life. The first time I held it, I was a little scared, just because it is considerably harder than the other Lunette. I think it's easier to place, thus less room for error, and of course it's great at holding a lot of liquid. The smaller, softer version works well on lighter days, however, sometimes it will leak, even though I SWEAR I put it in right. I think the harder one works better because the suction doesn't get lost nearly as easily as with the softer one.

I haven't used any other brands. The only downside of the harder Lunette cup is that sometimes it makes my cramps a little more painful. This doesn't happen all the time, and I consider it manageable when it does happen.

Good luck! Menstrual cups have saved my life since my IUD was placed!