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Jenn
14 May 2012 @ 05:06 pm
So I finally found my cervix! It's reaaaally far and took a lot of reaching to access it.

With that knowledge: do you have any recommendations regarding cups? My first instinct is to go with the Diva Cup, but I don't want to overlook any other (and possibly better) options simply because the Diva Cup is so well known.

Necessary info: I have a very heavy flow (I usually use Super or Super Plus tampons for majority of my period, and my period lasts 6-7 days), I'm 22 (23 in July), I've never had penetrative sex, and I've never been pregnant (and I don't want to ever be pregnant).

(ETA: and yes, I've consulted sizecharts, but people's opinions are always important as well ^_^)
 
 
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She whispers, she wraps, she wrangles...audiobiblio on May 14th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
If your cervix sits high and you have a heavy flow, a longer cup would work well for you, which the Diva Cup is. It's actually one of the longest cups, if not THE longest. I know there's a chart out there comparing the lengths and widths of the various cups... I'd just need to dig it up. I think the MeLuna and the Lady Cup are also fairly long. So in your case, a small Diva Cup would probably be your best bet. I can reach my cervix and my large Diva Cup still works just fine and is completely comfortable. And it can keep up with my usually heavy flow. I'm pregnant at the moment, so it's currently a non-issue, lol.
m03m on May 14th, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
The Ladycup is not a long cup at all. Maybe you confused it with some other brand?
She whispers, she wraps, she wrangles...audiobiblio on May 14th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
Ah ha, I just found the chart that I was thinking about. The large Lady Cup is on the long-ish side (not as long as the Diva or MeLuna, but still longer than many other cups), but the small cup is absolutely not, so I guess we're both right, lol. It's odd to me that the small version of the same cup would be THAT much shorter.

Edited at 2012-05-14 09:45 pm (UTC)
m03m on May 15th, 2012 07:19 am (UTC)
Personally I'd call it medium length at most... not in absolute size, but comparing it to other cups. After all there are several small size cups that are longer than the large Ladycup: Mooncup, Shecup, MPower, Naturcup.
tinkerandcrabtinkerandcrab on May 15th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
Mayhaps a Natural Mamma? Strikes me as pretty high capacity...
juliiie87juliiie87 on May 15th, 2012 10:25 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, I keep forgeting about this one, but that looks nice... 27 ml to the holes. It's very soft fwih.
juliiie87juliiie87 on May 14th, 2012 11:07 pm (UTC)
Whatever brand you pick, get a large size. You'll be glad for the extra capacity. One's vagina doesn't permanently become larger once they start having vaginal sex. It's all flexible down there. You know my beef with the Diva, tiny holes and a short stem. But yeah, it's pretty much the longest in the body. I don't know if that's the best deal, but Lunapads is having a sale, plus $5 off your order using the coupon code "EwwByKotex".
Kathlynekathlyne on May 15th, 2012 03:02 pm (UTC)
I'm also considering the Diva cup and they are around 25$ on Amazon right now.
charissa080charissa080 on May 16th, 2012 03:59 am (UTC)
I ordered my Naturalmama yesterday from http://www.femininewear.co.uk/naturalmamma-menstrual-cup-2336-p.asp and the total with shipping was $25.60, in case you were looking for another cheap option. They say it's softer than the Diva, which was the reason I chose it over the Diva. It already shipped too :)
Kathlynekathlyne on May 16th, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks
I ended up ordering the DIVA b/c I had an Amazon credit and free shipping. I'll keep the Naturalmama in mind though. I have a feeling I'm going to end up with quite a collection.