November 16th, 2015

Sizing advice

Hi everyone! It's been a while, but I'm getting back into using my cup and am having some sizing issues.

About 6 years ago, I started using a menstrual cup. Started with the DivaCup, but it was a little too hard, so I researched and ended up going with a small LadyCup. Loved it. Used it for about a year with no issues (I also cut off the stem because it poked me since my cervix is tilted a little.

Then I got an IUD and didn't have a period for over 5 years.

I recently got my IUD out and went back to my LadyCup. The small still worked fine (I've never had a super heavy flow) but I am having issues getting it out. I can't seem to get a grip on it and it's getting sucked up too high in there to grab since I cut the stem off years ago.

So I figured maybe I needed to try a large since I just turned 30 (although I do not have kids). So I bought a large but it's super uncomfortable. I can feel it in there and it presses on my bladder. So that's a no-go.

Any suggestions? I tried looking at the sizing chart, but I'm still at a loss. Should I try a new LadyCup and leave the stem? Or try a longer cup?

Thanks so much for any help!!!

Cons of a FIRM cup??

So I received my Yukki cups (large and small) "THE ROCK". And put in the large Yukki and I can't even feel it! (geez do I have a monstrous vagina?). That's not my main question, my main question is: I now have a collection of cups and need to decide which ones to get rid of throughout the months (stay tuned in menstrual cup sales). Besides the down side of getting it in and out (if you let go of it too soon before it's in, ouch! and taking it out, it's hard to pinch the base of the cup), I thought the biggest down side of a firm cup would be comfort. But I figured the biggest advantage is, it's sure to open and I would think it would fit the best no matter your shape, it's so firm I figure it is sure to create a nice O around the inside of your vagina. Right? Oh, and it seems it's the only one I've been able to do that elusive "spin" maneuver on. So if one can not even feel it, wouldn't firmer be better?