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~Castiel~
15 July 2010 @ 01:05 pm
I recently bought a large and small lunette.  The large works great on my heavy days but I'm having a problem with the small.  I can get it in but it stays extremely low like partially outside my vagina.  I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem.  I have a low cervix and it seems like the cup isn't big enough to fit around it so it can't go up any higher.  Is that possible?
 
Serpentserpent_849 on July 15th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
aww really? i also have a (VERY) low cervix and i'll be getting a small lunette, i thought a bigger cup could be too large? can it be due to the difference in stiffness?
~Castiel~thusbands on July 15th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
Cups can be too large but I guess the small one is too small for me lol. I didn't know it was possible. I don't think it's due to the stiffness I just think it won't fit around my cervix :( I'm sure that the small lunette will work for you. I just like to be different :D
elizabby: AGreenCupelizabby on July 16th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, the problems of too-small cups don't get discussed much here (maybe due to the average age here?) but they definitely exist. Sounds like you found one!
m03m on July 15th, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
It sounds totally possible to me. So why don't you just stick with the large?
It's not like tampons, where you need to use the size that matches your flow. There is nothing wrong with using a large cup on a light day... or even a day when you're not bleeding yet/anymore.
~Castiel~thusbands on July 15th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah I'm planning on sticking with the large but it's still a bummer. I was just wondering if anyone else had that problem.
samerri on July 15th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
I use my small Lunette in the beginning when my period tends to be lighter. I use my large Lunette for day 2 and 3 when my period is heaviest. I think the small Lunette may be to small for me as well because it fits me just like you described, but a least I'm able to use it when I first start.
who9who9 on July 15th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
I also have both size Lunettes. They fit differently, for reasons I haven't yet figured out. I ended up trimming the stem on the small a bit because the stem stuck out. The stem on the large never sticks out. Both seem to work despite the difference in fit and position.
redditor on July 16th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
I have a small Lunette and when I first insert it, it's pretty low. The stem usually sticks out a bit. After about an hour or so it usually rises up and most of the stem is inside. Does the cup stay pretty low throughout or have you not tried waiting to see if it will rise up later?
~Castiel~thusbands on July 16th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
No it stays low the whole time.
wiesoauchimmer on July 16th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
i've got the same issue. i have both the medium and large meluna and the medium one sits *on* my cervix as opposed to around it. it's not a problem for me though because my cervix is rather high anyway, except for my strongest two days and i need the large meluna on those days. but yeah, cups can be too small to fit around your cervix.

i have to say though, i gave birth just half a year ago, so that may have to do with the cervix being rather large, and maybe that is the real reason why most manufacturers state having kids as a decision factor on cup size.