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18 March 2016 @ 09:25 am
Hello Commmunity,

I'm a first user (from Germany) and as it seems, I didn't search long enough for the perfect mc for me.
After a bit of research I ordered the LadyCup in size S. On a first dry run I immediately liked it, although the long stem bothered me, so I cut it nearly completely off.
Now on my period, I had no problems getting the LadyCup in, but realized that the firm rim is really uncomfortable when removing the cup. The cup also slid really far in a few times, but I got it out after pressing it downwards with my vaginal muscles. It's, like others have already said, very slippery as well...
Now I found you! Yay! Can you reccomend me another cup? My cervix seems quite high, I can't reach it when on my period. I like that the LadyCup opens so easily, but I think I need a softer cup because my vagina actually feels sore form removing the cup a few times over the day.
I'm thinking about a MeLuna Size M? But what firmness would you recomeend?

Thanks!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 18th, 2016 11:43 am (UTC)
Yes, the small LadyCup is short, slippery and low capacity. Compare its length and width to other brands at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or at any of the other size charts found online. The medium Meluna is not much longer. How about a large instead?

Also follow the link to Answers to Common Questions.
awesome_12345 on March 18th, 2016 01:45 pm (UTC)
Yes. As kuradi said, go for a large or maybe even an XL Meluna in a classic firmness since soft firmness doesn't open too easily. Since you have a high cervix, many cups will work for you. Does you cervix drop during your period? Also, you could try other large cups with large capacities like the large Lena ( it's a bit softer than the Lady cup ) or the large Lunette ( great capacity but it's kind of firm ). Why not try the large super Jennie or the Luv ur Body M? I don't know much about their firmness but many mcupppers that have the space for them love it! But don't go for a Diva cup. It has the same capacity as the small Lunette ( which could also be a good cup for you when looking at firmness and the long stem ) but it's long and not the best choice for everyone despite the great reveiws. Anyways, I have a very low cervix and I was planning on buying a Meluna Shorty S/M and I actually really like the Meluna brand ( it works for many people because of it's numerous options ) for some reasons xD so I think you should go for a L or XL Meluna! But don't forget to track your cervix during your period first! Good luck!
not_a_leaf on March 18th, 2016 10:39 pm (UTC)
I can't say anything about the classic firmness, but the soft is not exactly easy to open. If you want something soft, but easier to open, you might be happy with a si-belle or Sckoon, though I don't know if they are good for a high cervix.

If I had a high cervix I'd try the LuvUrBody or Super Jennie, because they sound great. Maybe you should watch comparison videos to see how the different cups compare to the Lady Cup in softness.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on March 20th, 2016 12:12 am (UTC)
the Si-Bell is ideal for a high cervix! The Sckoon is not. not at ALL. The stem is useless and it WILL get lost inside you.

The LuvUrBody is probably a good high cervix option but the SuperJennie is way too short for me at least. If that one had like another centimeter in the stem it'd be perfect!
mossmorton on March 19th, 2016 12:36 am (UTC)
What folds are you using? You can U fold the cup for removal, that might help make the rim smaller.

The Super Jennie is very soft and some people have issues getting it to open, but it would be more comfortable, and I'm sure you could figure it out.

The Organicup has a very soft body but a slightly firmer rim so it pops open easily and is still comfortable.

There is someone on mc_sales.livejournal.com who is looking for a small blue/purple Lady cup, doesn't care about a stem.

Edited at 2016-03-20 01:04 am (UTC)
bklynmom on March 19th, 2016 02:21 am (UTC)
It sounds like this is your first cycle with the ladycup? If so, you might want to work with it a bit longer before you buy a new one. That would help you pick another. The soreness might get better as you improve at insertion and removal, and you can get a better idea about what type of capacity you need.
seaweed88seaweed88 on March 19th, 2016 04:01 pm (UTC)
I have a high cervix and prefer a not so firm cup and love the ruby cup. Their biggest size (medium) has great capacity (about 35ml) and I have no problems or pain removing it. Very easy to get open as well.

Edited at 2016-03-19 04:01 pm (UTC)
svenna_live on March 20th, 2016 10:49 am (UTC)
Ladies, thanks a lot for your help!
I found some very useful tips online for removing the cup without hurting, so that's dealt with.
Nevertheless, my cup got "lost" several times and leaked, so I might get a bigger one. I'm looking at the MeLuna L, a large Si-Bell and a medium Rubycup. What I'm asking myself now: I don't really have a heavy flow, can I still use the big cups?
Anyways, I think I'll pratice a little more with the LadyCup during my next period and than figure out how a new cup has to be. Even with the difficulties when learning to use a menscup, I feel a lot more comfortable than using tampons!!
not_a_leaf on March 20th, 2016 11:13 am (UTC)
You can definitely wear big cups with a light flow. They will just not be full after 12 hours.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on March 20th, 2016 02:30 pm (UTC)
I had a Si-Bell for a couple years and generally loved it, but because I need to rely almost completely on stems for removal (I can't bear down effectively and it also doesn't do much to move my cups since I'm pretty crooked up there) I ended up breaking the stems on 2 of them. I have a MamiCup now, which has a more durable stem, but it's a little too firm for me and the stem is pokey if not inserted at just the right angle. I really need something with a cylindrical stem.
seaweed88seaweed88 on March 20th, 2016 03:55 pm (UTC)

perfectly okay to wear a bigger cup with a lighter flow. I use the ruby medium on my light days, even though I also have a ruby small, because for some reason it's more comfortable and easier to remove. Seems counterintuitive, but it's true nonetheless!



Edited at 2016-03-20 03:56 pm (UTC)
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on March 24th, 2016 09:54 am (UTC)
Let me know if you decide to part with the ladycup and want to sell it. ;)