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09 July 2016 @ 06:56 pm

I bought a Lunette size 1 cup couple cycles ago. I really liked it! But... It's too small for days 2-3 and night 1-2. I can have it like 9 hours at work, but when I get home and break the seal blood runs everywhere. So maybe 7-8 hours would be better. I don't want to empty it at work when it's just me and my mum until I move to study in an university, and she was against using a menstrual cup. At night the same problem also. I want it most for nights that I can sleep without worrying of leakage.

How different is the size 1 and 2? I know the size 2 is bigger, but is there someone that has them both and could tell me the difference in usage. I'm 22 and virgin. I have only used pads, but I wanted something else to use and I didn't want to use tampons.

I'm scared that the size to is to stiff and big. I haven't cut the stem on size one at all. I do have problems to get the size 1 to pop open. I use a seven fold and when I insert it and try to open it, it wants to make a C-fold. I fiddle with it until I get it open, but when I get it open it stays open.

I have a high cervix (whole middle finger) and I usually seek my cervix before inserting the cup. After that I try to open it and then I put a finger round the edge and feel if my cervix is in the cup. I think I have a dangly cervix also, so it takes some of the capasity of the cup. I know I can have the cup quite long but I would like to have time until I get home to empty it.

Sorry if my English is bad, not my first language. :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 9th, 2016 07:05 pm (UTC)
Compare the Lunettes and other brands at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or any of the other size charts found online.

Also follow the link on that page to the Answers to Common Questions.

12 hours is the longest you should leave a cup unattended on a light or "anticipation" day. That does not mean it will hold 12 hours of flow. If it's overflowing then empty it. If it's full, it's FULL. Don't be afraid to empty it in public stalls. Learn how to do it. It's all part of using a cup.
andy marie._simplynothing on July 11th, 2016 04:48 am (UTC)
I have both sizes. I use the c-fold for both. I think the larger size is easier to insert/create suction. The only time I've leaked is with the smaller one. I think the stiffness of the larger one helps hold the suction better. In fact, I trust the larger one a lot more and even use it on lighter days. I haven't had children and I use the larger one. I don't think being a virgin would impact you differently than it does for me once it's up there.

The first time I used the larger one, my cramps felt a little worse. After the first few days of using it, I couldn't feel it up there.

I have VERY heavy periods. On my heaviest day, I empty out the large one 3-4 times. Lunette is a real godsend because I couldn't imagine using 6+ tampons a day.

My biggest tip for you is to relax, and do not rush it. Try it out when you're not busy. I find inserting/removing the cup while on the toilet is the most comfortable.

Edited at 2016-07-11 04:49 am (UTC)