ljtresna (ljtresna) wrote in menstrual_cups,

New Cup?

Hello all!

I've been using a completely trimmed Lunette size 1 for 7 cycles now, and by cycle 3, I realized I had a low cervix. I have somewhat heavy flow, so the cup was really appealing. My first cycle, I was able to fill the cup past the 13ml mark, but ever since, I generally empty it around 10ml-13ml at most. When I start getting bubbles, it's accompanied by a lot of clear fluid, which means it's time to empty the cup. Lately, I change it about every 4 hours on heavy days, but during 2 of my cycles, it was every 2-3 hours.

For the most part, it doesn't leak. Sometimes it does, but it's just spotting. However, I get consistent residual slobber on my heavy days, so I wear a cloth pad in the day time. The last cycle and this cycle, I seemed to have less residual slobber, but I don't know if it's the particularities of recent cycles, or my body is getting used to the cup.

By the time I start getting bubbles, if I tilt to the side, it leaks like the cup isn't there. (Too full?)

In summary,
-I have a low cervix
-the cup sits right on top of my entrance (it -just- fits, I touch the residual 'nipple' of the stem when wiping)
-I have to change it every 2-4 hours on heavy days
-there is occasional spotting (probably when the cup tilts over)
-I get enough residual slobber to soak the crotch of my underwear twice on heavy days.
+it reduces my cramps
+no discomfort at all

I wonder if I could get something better, or if this is just what I have to deal with.

I have tried using the Lunette 1 inside out and the result was horrible leaking. I think the cup wouldn't stay in place with that kind of shape.

I tried using the Lunette 2 for better capacity, but it's too large. It can fit without any bladder issues but some discomfort when I bend, and when I cough, there's not enough space, so cup slams into something and the result is radiating pain.

So, I think the size of the Lunette 1 is the largest I can go. I'd like to try a Large Fleurcup, but after the pain with the Lunette 2, the same thing might happen with it.

I'd like to be able to get:
-more capacity
-cup that doesn't tilt/tilt easily
-less residual (I thought it might be because the cup was too narrow, but maybe it's just my body wasn't used to the cup.)

Looking at the chart, I was thinking of getting a Small Fleurcup.

What do you all think?

Edit: I'm using a large Fleurcup now. I found my cervix. It comes from the left side of my body and dangles. I'm expecting my period in a day or few and my cervix is 3cm in. When trying the large, I opened it up in front of my cervix by accident and felt for the rim. It felt like it rim was above the end of my cervix my 1cm. Anyways, I got my cervix in the cup after finding out it comes from the left. That's why I sometimes feel a little raw on the left side when I insert my cup.

It seems the only thing keeping my cup from going higher is that my cervix cascades from the left. So the rim is sandwiched on the left nook between the left wall and the cervix.

It sits at the entrance and after getting both the large and small fleur, I think I won't be using the small because you two were right. I needed a bigger cup for more capacity and need a softer large cup. There is no pain at all when I cough! I think I do feel some bladder pressure... Either because it's larger, or because of the rounded bottom, but I'm not sure.
Tags: buying decisions, cervix position, heavy blood flow, inside-out, lunette, sizes/size issues
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