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19 December 2015 @ 02:25 am
Hello, my fellow cuppers!

I am curious as to whether any of you manage different parts of your period with different types of cups. For instance - do you use a firmer/higher resistance cup during lighter days when you're active? Do you use a softer/lower resistance cup during heavy, crampy days? If so, which combinations of cups do you use for those different parts of your period? Or do you tend to vary them, month to month?

Recently, I've started thinking of adjusting my cup collection so that I've got a couple firm cups, for lighter bleeding days that might be more active, and a couple softer cups, for heavier crampy days when everything feels super-sensitive and all I want to do is lay in bed on a heating pad. This has got me curious as to whether others do anything similar to manage the different parts of their periods. :)

Thanks for sharing your experiences/habits!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 19th, 2015 02:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's perfectly fine to have a collection of cups and use different ones for different days. Another "cup" you might want to pick up is a package of Insteads to administer home remedies for yeasties (etc.) Despite what they say, they can be washed and re-used many times.
nys311 on December 19th, 2015 05:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I know it would be perfectly fine, but I was genuinely curious as to what others actually do. For instance, do you use different cups throughout different parts of your period? If so, which ones?
newconvert on December 19th, 2015 09:33 pm (UTC)
I've wondered about this as well. My Super Jennie large is extremely comfortable and I've had no leaks at all, even while playing with my toddler. Since it has worked so well for me, I use it every day for my cycle and keep my older cups (Meluna XL sport and Blossom L) as emergency backups... but I've wondered if I'm missing something since a lot of people talk about different cups for different days.

Edited at 2015-12-19 09:35 pm (UTC)
★  ★regulusarcturus on December 20th, 2015 02:45 am (UTC)
I use a Meluna Shorty Large for day 1 of my period because my cervix tends to be low the first day or so. Then the rest of my period, I use my Lunette model 1.
selofainselofain on December 20th, 2015 07:05 am (UTC)
I definitely do. I need a larger, firmer cup for my heavy days, for which I use the small Luv Ur Body (and sometimes the medium Ruby Cup, when I feel like switching it up). For my light days, they're more like heavy spotting, so I use a small Si-bell for comfort.

Soft cups don't offer me enough capacity on heavy days, even in large sizes, as I often end up crushing the extra capacity out of them. They're more comfortable, but also more unreliable for me.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 20th, 2015 06:03 pm (UTC)
I can only wear extremely soft cups anyway, so I change it up for length and capacity reasons, not reasons of firmness. But early on in my period, I can't really reach my Rainbow very well, and the Mami is longer with better capacity, so...
yell14 on December 21st, 2015 09:24 am (UTC)

I have two cups that I tend to go between. For the more tender days, so first day, while my period is still light, but everything feels swollen, I turn to large Si-Bell. Then as the period picks up I tend to use medium Luv Ur Body. Towards the end of the period I either go back to large Si-Bell or large Sckoon. Hope that answers your question. Over the years I've learnt that having a few different cups to choose from not just during a monthly cycle, but throughout the year, really helps.

m03m on December 21st, 2015 01:37 pm (UTC)
I just use one cup. Nowadays it's a knockoff Sckoon. I see no reason to use different cups on different days.
anjubea on December 24th, 2015 02:13 pm (UTC)
Different Cups
I use different cups mostly for capacity. I've got a low cervix so the meluna shorty is my go to for the first and last days. Heavier days I use my Sckoon or Si-bell when I need the most capacity. Also since I use them pretty much 24/7 when I'm on my period sometimes I'll switch between cups that have different shapes (pointy vs. blunt)as I can start to feel irritated to always have a cup in.