jelly jaz (jazzyjello) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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buying: very low cervix + very heavy flow

Hello everyone!

I'm on my period right now, and yesterday I realized how tired I was of dealing with tampons, so I found this community and read up on menstrual cups, and now I really want to get one. However, my flow is extremely heavy on day two and three, and moderately to extremely light the rest of the time. In day two, there would be hours when I would soak through a Playtex Ultra tampon very quickly and need to change it every hour, or two hours, and at night I'd have to get up in the middle of the night to change an overnight pad (I wear pads at night). However, on the other days of my period the flow is so slow that a (super or regular) tampon really just dries out my vagina and is uncomfortable. The perfect solution would be a menstrual cup.

The problem is that when I felt for my cervix last night and today (days 3 and 4 of my period), I noticed that it is extremely low. I can feel it with half my finger in! Maybe I have long fingers (I'm 5'8") but it still seems like my cervix is low. I was hoping to get a menstrual cup with a very high capacity for my heavy days because I am tired of having to change my tampons so often (and the high capacity is what originally made me want to get a menstrual cup). It is possible that my cervix is higher on heavier days (I kind of don't want to have to wait another month to find out, now that I've learned about menstrual cups). I was thinking that a large Lunette would be my best bet, but I am concerned that on my lighter days when there is not much blood flow and my cervix is low, something that big would just be uncomfortable, so I should get something else, smaller, that would be mainly for comfort. So maybe I should buy two cups.

Does anyone who has dealt with these problems have any thoughts or suggestions? If this helps, I am 22 and a virgin. Thanks!
Tags: buying decisions, cervix position, heavy blood flow
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