Amanda (amanda132) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Amanda
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Still deciding on a cup...

Well I was here approximately 28 days ago trying to decide which cup I wanted, and I still don't know!  So I'm back with more information to ask for more opinions.

Backstory: I'm 19 years old, and I'm not a virgin.  After feeling around a lot during my cycle, I realized that my cervix is around 45-50 mm high.  I also think it might be long (my cervix, that is), but I'm not certain.  My flow is such that on my heaviest day, I change pads every 4 hours or so, and on my lightest days, I can use a pad for 8 hours or more with hardly anything on it. 

In the mean time, I bought a box of Insteads today (I'm pretty sure it's the old style, not the newer kind), and I'm really liking the idea of using a cup so far.  It was a little awkward to put in at first, but there was no leakage except when I peed (which is normal, apparently).  There was a problem however: when I did pee, I had the feeling like I didn't empty my bladder all the way.  And no matter how much I tried, I couldn't empty it with the Softcup in.  I guess with a reusable cup, I could just push it up, but Softcups don't push up like that, right?  So I'm maybe leaning towards a softer reusable cup since I'm having that pee problem.  Of course I could always just take the cup out when I pee, but that seems like a hassle.  Especially because I tend to drink a lot of water at work and have to pee four or five times in my 8 hour workday.  And the point of the cup is to avoid a hassle right?

Also, the Softcup JUST BARELY fits behind my pelvic bone, which is supposed to secure it.  Obviously it was secure enough to stay in for the 4 or so hours I had it in today, but at one point, I think it got a little loose because I was able to feel it a lot.  I Kegeled it back up, though, and it was fine.  Does this mean my vagina is narrow?  Should I consider a cup with a smaller diameter?  Maybe 41-43 mm?

So what does everyone think?  Any and all advice is appreciated.  I'm really trying to decide which cup is best for me since I'm a college student and don't have a lot of money to try a bunch of different cups.  I was leaning towards the small Diva last cycle (I was really feeling it for some reason), but I'm worried it will be too long.  I'm also not 100% into Melunas because you can't leave them out in the sun, which is apparently something a lot of you do.  So that's all my info, hopefully you have some advice for me.  Thanks in advance for your help!
Tags: age, buying decisions, cervix position, divacup, instead, meluna, urination, virginity
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