March 27th, 2012

Need help choosing my first cup

I apologize in advance if this question has been asked before. But I really need some help.

I just recently heard about menstrual cups, and am really excited to try one. I've grown to hate tampons more and more, and this seems like the answer. I'm just completely lost on what to order. I don't know what most of the terminology means, whether I need a long or short cup, soft or firm. Here are the details about myself.

I'm really small--4'11 and 100 lbs. I'm 25, and have had one vaginal birth (11 months ago) . I don't have a very heavy period. My flow is moderate for 2-3 days, and light for the remainder. I'll probably use the cup for the first 2 days, and mama cloth the rest of the time depending.

Any help or steering in the right direction would be so appreciated. Pretty much the only cup I'm semi-familiar with is Diva Cup, but not sure if that's the right one for me.


what would be the best option for me

I'm 16, a virgin and have used tampons. i am comfortable with tampons, however, i have a hard time inserting them all the way without any pain. as far as locating my cervix im not sure exactly how to do that and i am definitely not comfortable with the idea of masturbation to find it since it goes against my faith. how exactly would i do that? i am really intrigued with the idea of using a cup and the fact that it can help with cramps sounds awesome since i sometimes have really bad ones. my period does not last that long and the second day is usually the heaviest with me needing tochange my tampon in as little as every three or four hours. i'm five foot seven and around 125 pounds. so any and all advice would be appreciated. i also don't have a lot of money to try numerous cups.