April 24th, 2011

Is my cervix high or low, and leaking!

Hello all! I am very new to the cup and I finally went ahead and bought one because I heard they are great for women with heavy periods. I have a DivaCup 1 (23, no kids) but on the first 2 days of my period, I have to change it every 2 or 3 hours which gets very annoying. I also end up having to use pads as backup and even took my cup out and used a tampon since they seem to hold up better. I almost felt like it was a waste of money. I usually use Playtex Ultra tampons and after looking at the box, it holds more than my DivaCup (which holds about 15 ml). I'm now thinking about buying a large Yuuki. But, I have a question. My DivaCup goes all the way inside of me (if it doesn't, then I can feel it) and I am not sure if I am putting it in correctly. It still leaks, even after I first put it in. The thing is, it DOES catch blood because when I take it out a few hours later, it is completely full. I'm not sure if I am putting it in correctly. I don't just spot, I have to use a pad as backup. Since my cup goes all of the way in to the point that I have to use my vaginal muscles to pull it out, I assume I have a high cervix? How do I know how to turn my cup to catch all of my blood? Do you all put your finger up there to feel where your cervix is?


Thanks everyone!
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First-Time Buying...Help?

Hi everyone! I've been half-considering a cup for a couple of years, and have finally gotten around to actually looking into it. :)

Based on everything I've looked at, I think I'm leaning toward a large Lunette. I'm wondering if anyone has any further input... On my heaviest days, I use about three "Super" size tampons in 12 hours, and when I measured, my cervix ranged from about 50 to 55mm. Also not a virgin. Thoughts? Anything else that might work better?

My other concern is that I'm considering getting an IUD, so I want something that wouldn't interfere with that. I haven't discussed with my doctor yet, though, so it may be a way off yet. Thanks so much! You guys are such a fabulous resource! :D

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In celebration of pads and cups Ive decided to give away two brand new all in one pads, there is a task involved , one pad is for identifying all the brands in a photograph, and the other pad is for the person who gives the best reason for wanting to win :) 

Winner will be announced next weekend 

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