I'm 20 years old, nonvirgin, and looking for a reusable cup. I've tried the Soft Cups and had issues getting them out (although I eventually figured it out by bearing down) but I want to move to a permanent cup. I have no idea how high/low my cervix sits. Although I know a lot about my body, I either can't reach it or I can't find it (which makes me believe it is high, as I've used the NuvaRing too and I have never noticed it). I think I'm going to get a Lunette because I get free two-day shipping from Amazon on the Lunettes and DivaCups. I usually experience a three day period, where the last day is light/spotting and the first day is my heaviest (but still moderate). Although I have not been pregnant or given birth, my husband and I plan on trying in the next few months so I don't want to risk getting a small cup if it will only work for me for two months. Everything I have read seems really confusing and I keep flipping back and forth between the small and large cups. I like the idea of it being smaller/less stiff but I don't want to purchase something that will not work for me. Does anyone have any advice for me? Thanks in advance!
I thought this community might be the best place to ask my question as many of you are so knowledgeable about menstrual cups! I've been a divacup user for years and have been fairly satisfied with it but I've been having major leaks this "cycle" --more like random bleeding that's been going on for 2 weeks now...it's happened before (6 months straight of bleeding (!!) but all doc's I've seen say that it's not a problem (?!?!).
I've tried turning the cup inside out, making sure my cervix was inside the cup, putting it lower, etc and I still I'm getting bright red leaks every time even though there's hardly anything in the cup. I've had the same results with my spare (barely used) divacup too.
Also, I notice that despite being able to hold 30ml, my cup always overflows at 15ml and most people overflow at 25ml where the air holes are. Do you think I need shorter cup to be able to hold to full capacity? Even if I've never had a problem with the stem length?
Another major problem I have is getting the cup to create suction when I'm standing. I sit at home and it's a piece of cake, but stand in public restrooms. After all these years, It's still a hit or miss on whether or not I can get the cup to open up with air and create a seal while standing. I need to be able to not worry and get it 100% of the time.
Because of all of this I'm looking for a new cup. Any suggestions on a menstrual cup that is less prone to leaking, will overflow only when truly full instead of half-full, and is easier to create a seal when inserted standing??
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your help!!
PS: I'm 24, married, and no pregnancies