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30 March 2012 @ 05:13 pm
So I've decided that I'm going to get a cup. I'm not entirely sure which one yet. I've been looking into the Lunette but I'm just not sure at this moment. My questions is, how exactly do you measure the length to your cervix? I've successfully reached up and felt it but I don't know how to actually measure the length. I found I had to reach just a little to get to it but not much. So do I just measure my finger and make a guesstimate of how much more to add? Sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm just paranoid of spending the money and getting a cup that is too long or short (I panic at the thought of being unable to reach it to get it out!)
 
Arrow_Bright: Anne Facearrow_bright on March 31st, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
Yes, you just base it on how far you had to reach to feel it. Generally, if you had to reach all the way in to reach it, it's considered high, whereas if you barely had to reach in to feel it, it would be low. For example, I have to reach all the way up with my middle finger to reach it sometimes, which is considered quite high when you consider how long my fingers are, while other times I can reach it with 2/3 of my finger, which I guess would be medium-high. None of it is a precise measurement. If you didn't have to reach far, yours is probably on the medium-to-low side.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on March 31st, 2012 11:53 am (UTC)
yeah it's not an exact science :)
once you have a basic idea of what length you need, narrow down the options by stiffness, capacity, grip rings/stem...
devonrexlvrdevonrexlvr on March 31st, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
I just want to mention that you should measure when you're menstruating, because the cervix becomes lower (for some it doesn't drop a lot, others it's a significant amount) at that time and you'd want that measurement since that's when you'll be using the cup.
ex_swaggerd on March 31st, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
I actually did day before yesterday when I was on one of my heaviest days. I just tried again a few minutes ago but I'm so dry right now I couldn't really get through. How would I work around that in the future when I have a cup, by the way?
devonrexlvrdevonrexlvr on March 31st, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
I find that putting the cup in wet helps when my flow is light, you could also use lube if water isn't enough to help it slide in (make sure that it's friendly to whatever material the cup you choose is made out of).
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on April 3rd, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
I measured my finger length after I found it and how much of my finger it took to get to it :)
m03m on April 3rd, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
That is an excellent method.
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on April 3rd, 2012 01:43 pm (UTC)
:)

My cervix seems to stay the same throughout my period, is that unusual?