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08 February 2008 @ 01:04 pm
I went back in the memories, but still thought my question was worth asking.    I am thinking about getting a menstrual cup and after reading up on it I think I like the moon cup (uk) the best.   I am 36 and have given birth to two children.   So in theory I should go with the bigger size.   I do not use tampons so I can't compare sizing with that.  However, when I go to my pap exam done I have to have special speculums used.  They have the regular ones and they have the long and skinny ones which is what the doctor has to use for me.  The regular ones are too big and not long enough to find my cervix because my cervix is really far back there.   So does how far back my cervix go make a difference in using a cup and because I have to have the skinny speculum would I still need the bigger size or should I try the smaller size? 
 
jgoreham on February 8th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Interesting question. Since you mention a specific brand (mooncup UK- good choice! I just inserted mine for the first time!) perhaps your best bet is to contact them and ask their advice?
ever so slightly obsessedscien on February 8th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
The cup needs to sit below your cervix to catch the blood, but it doesn't really matter how far up above it your cervix is :)
Angela's Ribbonsthought_ribbons on February 9th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
Can I ask were they vag or c-section births? but if you find a regular speculam too big, i'd def. go for the smaller cup size.
flyingdogsflyingdogs on February 9th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
I'm going to contradict you (sorry!)
I too require the small skinny spec, and yet I require the larger mooncup UK. I am not even 30, nor have I had any children!

It's a tough decision because you're just not going to know for sure what will work for you until you try it.




Angela's Ribbonsthought_ribbons on February 9th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
Re: I'm going to contradict you (sorry!)
It's ok! Contradict away!! I agree you do never know until you try!
4forrie on February 10th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
why not get both?! I don't think there is any harm in having a back up...