April 14th, 2015

Goya

Frustrations in finding cervix and figuring out what cup to buy

Hello! I'm Emily and I'm 30 (married but no children). I'm trying to figure out which cup is best for me. I'm sick of using tampons and haven't used pads since I was 12. I tried using the reusable Instead Softcup and still haven't figured out where to position it. I can barely get it past my pubic bone because my fingers are short, so it pokes out slightly from my pubic bone and will leak. I also haven't been able to find my cervix. I've tried using my index and middle fingers and just can't seem to reach it. I read that the Diva Cup might be a good cup to try out because of length but I'm greatly considering the Lilycup. I've heard amazing things about the smooth silicone and I can't help but find the design aesthetically pleasing, though I'm trying really hard not to let looks influence my purchase decision! I just tried finding my cervix again from a standing position and think I might have found it? Is it behind your pubic bone? I'm on my period now, which seems like a good time to figure out where your cervix is so you figure out length of cup needed? Idk! I'm feeling clueless and lost!
I'm using the Softcup right now and I feel miserable. I think it's pressing against my cervix because I'm cramping really bad. It's also leaking, I think because I just can't seem to position it correctly.

I just feel lost about all of this and what cup to buy, but I know I'm sick of messing with the Instead Softcup.

Anyone used both a small mooncup (UK) and small lunette? Is the lunette's capacity really higher?

Hello!

I have a small mooncup and I'm considering getting a small lunette. I know that measured to the holes lunette has a higher capacity. But in use is the difference noticeable? I'm not sure how accurate 'to the holes' measurements are in determining when the cup will overflow. I'm sure it's fine to be used as a rough guide, but there are bound to be other things that decrease the capacity, such as the cup sitting at a slight tilt inside you, muscles squeezing the cup a little bit, fluid making the cup heavier etc.

So I'm just looking for experiences really. If you've used both do you notice a difference in how often you need to empty?

Or does anyone have any general opinions/experiences on how accurate 'to the holes' is in practice?

Menstrual Cups for a High Cervix

Hello Everyone,
I would like some advice. I'm 18, and I've never used a menstrual cup. I'm trying to pick one that will fit me at least reasonably well. I know I have a high cervix. During my last period, I couldn't touch it at all. Just soft tissue up as far as I can reach - except for a small bump on the back wall. I'm pretty sure that's not my cervix though, because the tunnel kept going right on past it. I also think I have a fairly narrow vagina. I've never been able to wear tampons, even the smallest ones, because they were just to painful. I'm assuming that I have pretty strong pelvic floor muscles, because I hike, bike, and dance a lot. I was considering either the Diva (small) or the Keeper/Moon Cup US, as those seem to be the longest, but I'm concerned about them being to wide, and also that the Keeper seems to have no grip rings. Can anyone speak to this? Does anyone one with similar anatomy have experience with whether these cups were a good fit (or which other cups were?)
Thanks,
Rosie
Yuuki

Evacup

I just got a new cup, which means it's time to spam you all with pictures!

A quick shout-out to Red Herring, who has a crapton of cups and has made detailed videos comparing the stiffness of her cups in both body and rim. She also has videos comparing one cup to all other cups in squishiness and general reviews and such. It was the first good look I've had at both sizes of the Evacup. It reassured me that the large size was more or less like other larges and not extra long to make up for the short stem.

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Mods, can we can get an Evacup tag? I feel a bit silly tagging every cup except the main subject of the post. Thanks!