June 20th, 2019

  • kcamm

My cup won’t seal???

I’ve been using my lena cup for a couple cycles and I have had no problem with getting the cup inside my body. I quickly realized that I have a low cervix and the stem was really bothering me so I chopped as much as I can off without completely getting rid of it. Now, I just can’t seem to get the cup to “pop open” and seal. It only seals super low, so my stem is sticking out of my cervix, and I can feel it and it’s just not super comfortable. I’ve tried to stick my cup further into the uterus, but it doesn’t seal. I always feel around it to make sure the seal’s good, but most of the time there’s zero seal and my finger can go right between the cup. It’s super frustrating and I just really don’t know what to do at this point. Any advice?


Choosing between Merula and Meluna Shorty? Asking for advice

A few months ago, I bought a Diva 2, which resulted too long for me. I was debating between it being too long or weak pelvic floor, as I am 45 and had a twin pregnancy 14 year ago. I have been using the Diva inside out and still, the bottom is a little bit out of my body.  This and the fact that it overflows even without being full, makes me think about a dangly and very low cervix. I can touch my cervix inserting just to the first knuckle of my middle finger, but the last day of my period is even lower. I can feel the string of my IUD poking my labia even after I’ve gotten the string trimmed shorter. 

The only cup approved in my country is the Diva, so buying any other is expensive, and the shipping costs made it even more expensive. I can’t afford trying a cup that might not work as happened with the Diva. 

I asked for advice in some forum and I got the suggestion to get a cheap cup from China to test the size. So, I did. The cup took 3 months to arrive. It is shorter than Diva, with 37 mm long without the stem and the same width than Diva. I can’t tell if it is softer. I’m not confident on using this cup form more than one or two days, so I waited for the heaviest day of my period and yes!!! It is perfect in size and shape. It has a U shape and even in my heaviest day I had no leaks at all. And I barely felt it, just the lump left after cutting the stem irritated me a little, but for a while, I even forgot I was with my period.  

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