February 26th, 2012

Can I even get one?

Hi, I'm 15 and have recently been looking into getting my first cup. I've done my research, and a small Lady Cup looks like my best bet so far.

My only real concern is that my cervix sits really low during my period (appx. 45 mm to the bottom of my cervix, and that's being a bit generous). I know that this means I'll have to trim the stem off of whichever cup I get, but I know that a Lady Cup without the stem is 46 mm, and I understand that it's one of the narrowest/shortest on the market. Would that be uncomfortable even with the stem cut off?

I'm not concerned about capacity since my flow is really light - I only ever have to use light tampons, which can be a pain to find in stores.

Another (more minor) concern of mine is that I am a virgin with an intact hymen, so I assume that I should get a narrower one.

I love the idea of cups as they allow the freedom and comfort of tampons without the health risks and negative environmental impact, but I just don't know if wearing one would be logistically possible.