calicoastgal (calicoastgal) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Need help choosing my first menstrual cup

I have been reading the information on your site for a while, trying to decide whether I can find a menstrual cup that will work for me. I am hoping that some of you may be able to offer some advice, as I am still confused on the best cup for me.

I am 37 and have never given birth. I am in pretty good shape and think I probably have tight/strong pelvic muscles. I think I am a bit on the short side (between 50.8 - 70mm with the "finger" test), although after reading the various posts, I realize I may have a "dangly" cervix. I have usually one or two days of fairly heavy flow and the rest of the days are moderate to light. I have only ever used tampons, with an occasional panty liner.

When I got fitted for a cervical cup in my teens, my old OB-GYN told me that I had a small cervix. Now, I imagine that the cervix grows as you age, but I am still wondering if I should try a cup with a smaller diameter than is usually recommended for someone my age. I haven’t been able to find a good method for how to determine the best diameter size for the cup, except trial and error and knowing what flow you usually have.

Which cups do you think would work best for me? Also, I just found out that my local store carries the Diva Cup and is willing to give me a refund if it doesn't work for me. Do you think the Diva Cup would be a good option for me?

Lastly, after reading one person's post about using a diaphragm as a menstrual cup, I have been tempted to get fitted for one as this seems like a more exact way to find the right sized cup. Has anyone made the switch from a standard cup to a fitted diaphram, and thought this was a good change?

Thank you very much for your help with choosing a cup!
Tags: brand comparisons, buying decisions, diaphragms & cervical caps
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