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02 August 2012 @ 02:48 pm
I've been using cups for about a year successfully, but I'm thinking of adding a new one to try to find my perfect match.  I mostly use a large Diva which works 90% of the time, but occasionally I'll have a whole cycle where my cervix seems to sit lower than usual and the Diva is difficult to insert.  It often ends up pressing on my bladder a bit as well, and generally being kind of uncomfortable (I'm going to try the inside-out trick next time this happens, but I'm still worried about the pressure issue).
I also have a small Moon Cup (US) which I sometimes use on light days or when the Diva is a problem.  Unfortunately, most of the time my cervix sits VERY high and the MC becomes painful to remove (as I can't really reach it enough to break the seal).  Both work fine (no leaks, pop easily) except for the minor discomfort issues.
Based on this it seems like I'd probably be happiest with a slightly softer cup of a medium size.  So, am I missing anything?  
Also, people with high cervixes - do you find certain types of grip to be easier?  I'm afraid of getting a shorter cup and having trouble reaching it, as the MC is often difficult to get a good grip on and remove, even with flexing it into a lower position.  I'm looking at the Meluna with the ring for this reason.  I'm also considering a Lunette or small Diva as they're easiest to acquire, but if I'm missing any obvious choices or other possible perfect cups, I'd love recommendations!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 2nd, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
Have you been to http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ yet? Also check out links to the side by side photos and "squishy-ness" ratings.
moonhoney925 on August 2nd, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
I have a high cervix and have a large Lunette and large Fleurcup. They have similar dimensions and have tab stems- which I love. Both work well for me but if you want a softer cup then I'd go for the Fleurcup. The large Lunette is quite stiff.
mcg5222mcg5222 on August 2nd, 2012 11:48 pm (UTC)
Small Si-Bell was perfect for my high cervix. Everything else I tried was either painful to insert or remove, or too short and I couldnt reach. Would definitely recommend Si-bell, but every body is different.
Good luck!
nocebo_domingonocebo_domingo on August 2nd, 2012 11:55 pm (UTC)
High cervix here too. The Mia is very easy to remove (much more so than the Fleur, which is only 1 mm shorter) and I think the reason is the narrow, pointy shape of the base. The grip rings go all the way around and that might help too. In fact the Mia might be a good match for you - medium length, soft, easy to remove. As a bonus it pops open easily and reliably. But other narrow-based cups like the Lunette might be good too.
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 3rd, 2012 10:47 am (UTC)
This. I think you'd be happy with a large Mia, or Cuplee, wich is somewhat similar, just slightly narrower and perhaps softer, but the large Mia wins in terms of capacity. L Si-Bell could also work, it seems very easy to remove due to its softness, but the shape is more rounded.