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21 February 2010 @ 11:10 am
I think it's too big for me. I have had the Large original Lunette for a year and a half. I like using it, but it seems that my cervix gets pretty low during the heavier days of my period. I try to insert the cup as far as I can and I've used some of the tips I've seen on here. They have helped, but I do not like that I feel I have to wear a pad and pantyliners in the front and back of my underwear because I fear that the cup may leak without my expecting it. It seems to gradually slide out over time. Not enough that the whole cup or even half of the cup comes out, but enough that the base begins to slightly jut out of my vagina. I'm begining to suspect that maybe my cervix isn't getting quite in the cup but I'm not sure what else I can do at this point.
fireaphidfireaphid on February 21st, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
I can think of two things that would cause a cup to seem to "fall" out of the vagina while otherwise collecting blood (even with some residual blood or issues with the cup not being fully open, if it's overwhelmingly making it into the cup, your cervix is in or above the rim of the cup). One, as you said, is an extremely low cervix forcing it out, something you can investigate by trying to reach your cervix on the days when it happens. The other possibility is weak pelvic floor muscles not holding it in place and being a bit worse on your heavy days because the cup is heavier when full. The solution to the first problem is probably to try turning the cup inside out, and if that doesn't help, trying a cup with a shorter body (Femmecup, UK Mooncup, MPower, S Yukki, S Lunette, S Fleurcup, S LadyCup, and S and M MeLuna). The solution to the second problem would be lots of kegel exercises. If I were you, I'd try turning the cup inside out first because it's free and easy, then kegel exercises because they're free, and if all else fails, buying a shorter cup, as it can be expensive. Good luck!
Kai: pic#84732488kuradi8 on February 21st, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
If your cup is catching your flow, your cervix is most likely in your cup. Otherwise it would be dribbling down the side.

Your large Lunette is 46x52 with a 24ml capacity.

How about a small Lunette? Despite its small 41x47 dimensions, it has a surprisingly high 20ml capacity.

Or maybe a Femmecup? 45x50 Because it has a narrow body, it won't feel as big as your large Lunette. But it has a lower capacity (15ml) than the Lunettes so you'll have to empty it more often.
rsilvergunrsilvergun on February 22nd, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
I can't afford a new cup at this moment, but I am wearing the cup inside out right now and it's working much better now. On my next cycle, I'll try wearing it inside out from the start and see what happens. How do you get samples of these cups?
Dina Clarelintilla on February 22nd, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
You don't, unless there's a manufacturing defect and they decide to sell the defective cups as cheap samples. You pretty much have to buy to try.