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Alison
22 October 2012 @ 08:10 pm
Hello, I've been lurking for the past week or so reading past posts and I had a question regarding sizing and brands as I'm still having difficult actually biting the bullet.

I'm 29 years old who's a dancer (though less regularly these days at around 1-3 hours a week vs. 6-9 hours). Additionally I'm a virgin so I have no children. I attempted to measure the location of my cervix during my first few days of menstruation and got around 50mm, though I'm unsure if I measured it correctly. My period is usually around 7 days in length with the first 2-3 days being heavy (2 super absorbent tampons which sometimes includes one regular tampon, the 3-4th being normal flow (3-4 regular tampons), and the 5-7th being light/spotting (usually barely enough to fill even half of a light tampon).

I was wondering if you could advise me regarding a general size/brand to purchase that would be a good fit (yes I know that it does vary from person to person). I read various sizing guides, but was unsure as I have what I believe to be a heavier flow (and I know it's all relative), and am unsure about how high my cervix is during menstruation (well if I measured it correctly) as I know that the length is important as well a capacity. I probably want something not too hard either. I was thinking about getting a Lunette size 1, but am nervous given my flow. I'd rather start off with a cup that has enough capacity for my heavier days. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and support in this endeavor.
 
juliiie87juliiie87 on October 23rd, 2012 09:53 am (UTC)
I agree with previous commenters, you probably need a cup in the 50-55 mm range, given your cup will mostl likely sit a bit higher than the tip of your cervix. Examples include large Meluna, large Fleurcup and Si-bell. Alternatively, if your cervix isn't too dangly, you could consider more V-shaped cups such as Cuplee and Miacup. Let me reassure you that your flow sounds only moderately heavy (whatever that means), not crazy heavy at least. Bear in mind that the higher capacity cups hold about 3x what a regular tampon holds (and about 2x the biggest super plus tampon ever).
Alisonalichacco on October 24th, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
I'm definitely glad my flow isn't crazy heavy! Thanks for your input. It's much appreciated!