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    Default Hello menstrual cup users...

    I don't know if this is the most appropriate place for this thread so mods please feel free to move but...

    If you are a cup user, I have questions:
    What are the best brands?
    What do you use?
    Where did you get it from?
    Do you like it?
    Do you find it easy to use - how often do you change it, how do you go overnight?
    I find using tampons more uncomfortable since having children. Do you think that will have an impact on how I will find a cup?

    TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I don't know if this is the most appropriate place for this thread so mods please feel free to move but...

    If you are a cup user, I have questions:
    What are the best brands?
    What do you use?
    Where did you get it from?
    Do you like it?
    Do you find it easy to use - how often do you change it, how do you go overnight?
    I find using tampons more uncomfortable since having children. Do you think that will have an impact on how I will find a cup?

    TIA
    I am a few months in using the cup and I am liking it.
    What are the best brands? I have a lunette. Not sure if it is the best brand or not. I have found the stem a little irritating and had to trim it. I would like to try on that has a smoother, more rounded stem.
    What do you use? As above, Lunette.
    Where did you get it from? I bought it in store, at Biome
    Do you like it? Yes, seems pretty good. I have even done a fairly strenuous workout with it in, and it was all good.
    Do you find it easy to use - how often do you change it, how do you go overnight? Very easy. On the first day I empty it midday but days 2-4 I can empty it in in the morning and empty it again in the evening when I get home and before bed. I do wear it to bed and have had no leaks.

    (Slight TMI funny story, last cycle I was putting it back in and fumbled a bit and it came unfolded, and sort of hit one *specific* spot on the wall of my va-jay-jay......nearly fell off the loo.)

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    Meluna, i buy from femininewear.co.uk as even with the exchange rate they tend to work out cheaper than buying in Aus. They come with different ends too like a ball, stem, etc whereas other brands just have the stem which a lot of people say are uncomfortable. I always get the ones with the ball on the end as it doesn't stick out to far and gives something to grab on to to pull it out.
    Definitely like it, much more so than dealing with pads/tampons.
    I find it easy to use. I did struggle in the early days with getting it in properly but soon discovered different folds which helped immensely. I've been using them for maybe 5 years or so now.
    I can get away with changing mine once a day. I think i may have fairly light periods though.
    Overnight is fine, i've not had any issues.
    I find tampons so so uncomfortable after having kids too but don't have any issues with the cup.
    Hope some of that helps.

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    What are the best brands? Lunette, diva, MeLuna, moon cup

    What do you use? Meluna ball end soft classic

    Where did you get it from? Shop.menstrualco.com

    Do you like it?
    I freaking love it. In fact I just ordered 2 more before Christmas for about $60.00 incl shipping. I've used cups for 2.5 years now.

    Do you find it easy to use - how often do you change it, how do you go overnight?
    It took time but now I know my body and its anatomy it's very simple. I change prob twice a day during first 2 days then down to once then go all day without emptying. I am still hit and miss overnight so I wear cloth pads as backup.

    Do you think that will have an impact on how I will find a cup?
    I have a slight prolapse, short cervix/vagina and a cup works fine. Meluna has a better range in regards to your body rather than the birth/no birth options the other cups have. For me a tampon will not sit right at all and just feels awful, not to mention the drying out and reinserting. Ouch!!

    I love my cup so much that I even use it during ovulation when the ewcm is too much for me to cope with. I hate the wetness lol.

    Just do it .

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    Love it!
    I used a Lunette for about 5 years and have just ordered a fresh new one for once I'm not pregnant/breastfeeding.
    Agree with what others have said, it's a little fiddly to insert at first, even after years of use I'd still have to reinsert it straight away because it was obviously not placed correctly but once it is, you can't feel it at all.
    I only need to empty/clean every 12 hours, never leaked, even overnight.
    Like Fiery said, so much more comfortable (and healthy) than tampons as it doesn't dry everything out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I don't know if this is the most appropriate place for this thread so mods please feel free to move but...

    If you are a cup user, I have questions:
    What are the best brands?
    What do you use?
    Where did you get it from?
    Do you like it?
    Do you find it easy to use - how often do you change it, how do you go overnight?
    I find using tampons more uncomfortable since having children. Do you think that will have an impact on how I will find a cup?

    TIA


    I have a Diva Cup, the size for women who have had a baby.

    I bought it from my local co-op. They are much cheaper online, but I left it a little late to order one.

    I love it. I'm not sure if it's the cup, or my hormones have rebalanced since I stopped being pregnant/breastfeeding two years ago, but my period goes for four days and is pain free

    I find it really easy to use, I empty it about 3 times a day, on days one and two of my period and twice a day on days three and four. I rinse it in the shower morning and night and sterilise it with boiling water after I've finished with it.

    I think a cup is definitely worth trying. I could never go back to tampons or pads now.

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    I also use mine for cervical mucus during my fertile window of my cycle. So, so, so good.

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    Fleur cup I got it because it was the cheapest.

    I had no experience with using tampons so was very wary if I could use a cup at all. Thus didn't want a huge amount of money/outlay on something I may not be able to use.

    I have had no trouble from day one! yes easy as Here is a NON tampon user or one who only used it 2-3 times and failed miserably that can successfully use a cup.

    I got the larger one because its for after having children.

    You often think you bleed more than you think because of the amount on a pad. I barely fill 1/4 of my cup in 12 hours. Of course you can check it earlier.

    I was amazed at the ease of putting it in. Getting out is a challenge for me I have short stumpy fingers, so I need all the stem I have to get it out. But some people trim the stem.

    I wouldn't go back to yukky plastic pads if you paid me.

    TVDdelena


 

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