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January 7, 2017 Up vote answer Please review Rustic Art Menstrual Cup
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January 7, 2017 Answered Please review Rustic Art Menstrual Cup
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December 18, 2016 Answered firmness and softness of a menstrual cup.
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December 18, 2016 Answered Choosing a menstrual cup
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November 8, 2016 Answered choosing a menstrual cup
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October 2, 2016 Answered choosing a cup
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October 2, 2016 Answered Choosing a menstrual cup
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September 24, 2016 Up vote answer firmness and softness of a menstrual cup.
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September 23, 2016 Answered firmness and softness of a menstrual cup.
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September 11, 2016 Up vote answer Has anyone heard of the Chiobu Cup?
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September 11, 2016 Answered Has anyone heard of the Chiobu Cup?
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August 31, 2016 Answered Which pads are best for heavy flow?
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August 19, 2016 Commented Hi Vic, Although a lot of menstrual cups look the same, there are slight differences in each. Those little things can make a big difference to certain people. You can "spin the wheel" and buy any menstrual cup and give it a try. It may or may not work and fit with your body. The most popular cup for first timers is the Diva Cup. Only because it's the one we hear about the most, might see on the shelf at the store and maybe even saw commercials of it. However, the Diva Cup is a longer cup and may not fit someone with a medium to low cervix. It also might be a little too firm, putting pressure on a persons bladder or cause cramping. It could be a combination of the two or even more features on the cup, that would make a person not be able to use a particular cup. There are a few questions I normally ask someone when they're looking for a menstrual cup of "this" type (not SoftCup/Flex). 1. How high or low is your cervix? -Someone with a high cervix might be happier with a "V" shaped cup. Normally they're a little longer making it easier to reach for insertion and removal. Some "V" shaped cups are: Diva, Eva, CupLee. -Someone with a low cervix might be happier with a "Bell" shaped cup. The bell shape allows a persons cervix to sit inside of the cup with out compromising all of the capacity. These cups can ride up and sit higher around your cervix so that it doesn't sit too low or even sit outside of the vagina. Some "Bell" shaped cups are: Super Jennie, LaliCup, Si-Bell, Fleur, Lena. -Someone with a very high cervix might want the longest cups on the market: LilyCup "Original" or LuvUrBody 2. Is your menstrual flow light or heavy? -Small: light to medium flow -Large: medium to heavy flow Some cups come in more than two sizes such as the LaliCup, MeLuna, SilkyCup, LuvUrBody 3. Are you physically active? -If you do sports, yoga, cycling, Zumba...anything with a lot of movement or bending you might want a cup that's more firm. This will help keep your cup from collapsing while doing these movements. Some firm cups are: Yuuki both soft & firm are more firm than most cups, Lunette, Lena, AmyCup "Crystal". 4. Do you have a sensitive bladder/urethra? -If you do, then a softer cup might be best. It will eliminate the pressure that a firmer cup & rim can apply to the bladder & urethra. If a firm cup makes you feel like you have to urinate more often or that you can't empty your bladder all the way when you do, then the cup is too firm for you. This can also cause discomfort and/or cramping. Some softer cups are: Si-Bell, Super Jennie, Sckoon, UniCup, CupLee. So now the combinations... I know this seems like a lot of things to think about but once you can answer those, you can narrow down the selection of cups that might work best for you for your first try. Remember that even if a cup doesn't work for you, you know what you want or don't want in your next cup. There are Facebook groups that you can sell your gently used cups to others to recoup some of your funds back if you need to try another cup. If you are not oppsed to buying and trying a used menstrual cup for less cost, you can also check these the Facebook pages. You can boil or microwave the used cups to sanitize them, as well as soak them in peroxide/water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNoiRIMAhY0 Good Luck!
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