One cup is too soft the other is too big?
I have 3 different cups/discs and none of them work. I need help finding an i between cup.
Flow- extremely heavy
The First cup I tried is the Lilly cup size A- this is not a bad cup but I could not get it to open all the way or when it was open the sides were still squished in and it leaked. I also have a very heavy flow and had to empty it every 2 hours.
Next I tried the luma medium disc- I like the disc, and it fits me well, but the basin of it gets very squished so the capacity is low. I like the auto dumping with my heavy flow but it is very messy afterwards. The disc shape seems to fit well but it leaks- especially at night because of my flow. The leaking during the day could be because of the firmness of the rim or just because of the capacity issue.
My newest trial was with the Venus size large- which worked well with no leaks during the day and the capacity is great, but it gave me awful cramps and put a lot of pressure on my bladder and made me owe slower. I had almost no trouble with it opening, but sometimes I just walked around until it opened. It also leaked at night. I am not sure if the pressure and cramps are because of the size, shape or the firmness.
I need help deciding which cup to try next. I don’t know what to choose because I have had trouble with cups opening but also with pressure on my bladder. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
It sounds like you really gave some thought to the cups/disc that might work out for you. I’m very happy about that. A lot of people just dive in and buy a cup without knowing what to shop for in terms of the correct size vs their anatomy.
The cup that I would suggest trying is the LaliCup medium or large (not XL). These cups have a medium-ish rim and have always opened easily for me. It’s a semi-bell-shaped cup and unlike the Venus Cup, the base tapers a bit. The unique channel design helps the cup to fold up easier and smaller while helping the cup to open. It also lets the channels absorb some of that extra pressure areas.
The medium LaliCup holds 36ml while the large holds 41ml. Although they don’t hold as much as the large Venus Cup, they may be more comfortable for your anatomy.
The LaliCup has an XL cup but I don’t know if it will feel comfortable in terms of length. But, if you’re curious, it holds 51ml and is approx. 62mm long.
*I can use this cup when my cervix moves higher but even after trimming most of the stem off, I can feel the base when I’m in certain positions.
Good Luck <3