Replacement for my old leaking Mooncup UK size B
I’ve been using my trusty old Mooncup for eight years, but lately it started leaking. I realized that it is probably due to *my* aging (I bought it at 27, now im 35), and was wondering what the issue is exactly and what would be a good replacement!
So, Mooncup would now recommend me to get size A due to age, but I am not 100% happy with it due to the embossed print on in that was always hard to clean – back in 2009, the options were really limited; but now so many other options are out there, so I don’t think I want to get another Mooncup.
I have the tendency for a low cervix, and I cut the mooncup’s stem completely and I used to still feel it poke out a bit. Now that is not the case anymore, but it’s still quite close.
I have no children, and lately had the most leakage when physically active, or sometimes even when squatting down or slouching in a particular manner on the couch! It didn’t matter if the cup had been just emptied recently, and it also was not just some residue from the previous removal.
I do tend for a little bladder leakage very rarely and have a sensitive bladder, but usually it is not an issue.
So I am not sure what would be a good replacement for me: a harder cup to make sure it doesn’t fold during exercise? Or a softer one to not promote the bladder leakage? A more bell shaped or shorter one for the low cervix? A bigger one due to my age? I am really confused by all the options out there!
Could you point me towards a certain type? Thanks for reading,
Between the MoonCup A & B, there isn’t much of a difference.
In fact when I placed an order with the company and they sent me the wrong size, they told me to try it anyhow since there was only a 3mm difference between the two.
I know you bought your cup back in 2009, but now there are SO many options to choose from.
Unlike the Keeper Company, I don’t normally base cup sizes on pregnancy, child births, or age for the most part.
My daughter and I are able to use a wide range of cup sizes, shapes, and firmness. It just depended on what felt comfortable to us, what opened easily, what didn’t set off extra cramping, and what gave us the most amount of time between empty sessions (capacity)….and we’re years apart with different situations. I had children, she hasn’t. I’m over 30, she’s not.
So as you can see, it just depends on what you need and want for your situation and what feels comfotable to you.
For your low cervix, I would probably suggest a short cup or a bell shaped cup with a flared rim. Cups with a flared rim tend to ride up and sit higher than the “V” shaped cups. This will hopefully keep the cup away from the opening of your vagina and feel more comfortable.
If your cup seems like it’s moved down, your cervix position might have changed as well. It may very well change back since it’s moving constantly. According to fertility specialists, our cervix is normally low during our period, but moves back up during other times of our cycle. Some people experience a difference in how low their cervix is from one period to the next. I normally use a longer cup but there are some days/weeks during my period that my cervix moves low enough that I have to change to a shorter cup. Having a couple different cup sizes or shapes on hand is great for times like those.
If your cervix drops lower into the cup it may be the cause of your leaking issues since it’s taking up some of the capacity as well.
The MoonCup has a squared and firm rim. You might find a different design more comfortable for your sensitive bladder. Just changing the shape may shift that pressure to an area that’s not as sensitive.
I would probably try a medium/firm cup since you’re using a firm rim cup right now, and a bell shape.
Here are some that you can look into:
Super Jennie (SJ) small
LuvUr Body (LUB) small
Fleur small or large
Lena small or large (original version)
These are all the same height or shorter than the MoonCup, but are bell shaped. All of the rims are softer than the MoonCup as well.
The Lali, Ruby, SJ and LUB all have “regular” style rims that may not ride up as high as the flared rims like the Fleur and Lena cups.
You can see all of the cups compared to the MoonCup here.
I hope you can find something that works and feels better for you. But heck…you had a good run with the MoonCup! <3