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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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juliiie87juliiie87 on May 9th, 2012 10:13 am (UTC)
The cervix should definitely stand out from the rest of your tissues, I tend to picture it as a protruding belly button. it's definitely rounded, with a tiny indentation in the middle where the blood comes from. It should also feel funny, almost uncomfortable for some people, a deep awkward sensation inside your belly.

It sounds to me like you may get confused with your urethral sponge, also called the g-spot area. It's a rougher area on the front wall, right behind your bladder, near your pubic bone. If you press on it, it makes you want to pee a little (it can also be erotic when circumstances are right). The cervix isn't necessarily at the top, but it's most likely towards the "end" of your vagina. I once read somebody's advice that aiming for your cervix was like aiming for your a**hole from the inside. Not a nice image, but that's what it is for me.
Tashanamelessw0nder on May 15th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
Super helpful description, thanks! I know that deep awkward sensation inside my belly that you've described, it happens sometimes during sex if my boyfriend "goes too deep". Funny enough, I get the same sensation if someone pokes my belly button.

My problem is that I always thought my cervix is low, but can't locate it, and my new lunette (model 1) makes me feel a bit queasy when I use it (better when I flip it inside out, and I trimmed the first notch off on the stem). I feel like it may be too long, because the same queasy sensation occurred for me when I tried Soft Cups, and that I thought was from too much cervical contact.
juliiie87juliiie87 on May 15th, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
You're welcome ! Only you can tell that, so definitely havea feel for your cervix, it won't bite. :)