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Jenn
08 May 2012 @ 08:31 pm
You probably get a bajillion of these, so I apologize in advance. I just want to make sure I'm making the right decision since it's a big money investment. :)

I'm pretty sure it was fate that I ran out of both pads AND tampons on the last day of my last period, which was Earth Day! Clearly some people up above are conspiring to finally get a menstrual cup in me ;)

I'm 22 (I'll be 23 in July). I'm 5'4" and 140 lbs, so I'm sort of tiny? I've never had penetrative sex and I've never been pregnant. I'm gay, and I don't want kids, so there's no chance of pregnancy in the future, either.

I generally use super or super plus tampons during my period.

So, community members, depart unto me your wisdom: which cup should I buy? I'd like to buy a cup before my next period, so ideally in the next few days. :)

(there should be some sort of generator thing where you put in all of this information and it spits out your options....)

Thanks!
 
 
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Tessgryphonwing on May 9th, 2012 12:55 am (UTC)
The size of your body and the size of your vagina don't really correlate. Do you know how high your cervix is during your period? That's pretty much the most important part of picking out a cup. A higher cervix means you can wear a longer-bodied cup, and it's usually a good idea to do so as removing a little tiny cup that's wandered up to an unreachable cervix is kind of a pain. I speak from experience here. If you have a low cervix (and it's usually lower during your period), you'll want a shorter-bodied cup.

You're young, so you probably have good pelvic floor muscle tone, which means you can use a small cup if you prefer and not worry about it wandering around too much and leaking. But you don't *have* to use a small cup. You haven't had penetrative sex, but you're the only one who knows how comfortable you are with any sort of penetration. That said, once they're folded up, cups aren't very big compared to tampons, even the big cups. Sounds like you have a fairly heavy flow, so if I was you I'd go for a higher capacity rather than lower. Once the cup's in, it opens up and you probably won't really feel it, though some people do.

It's okay to pick a cup based on convenience and gut feeling. I did and I love mine. :)
Tessgryphonwing on May 9th, 2012 12:56 am (UTC)
Also, hi. :)
Jennennifer_jay on May 9th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
*waves* :D