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02 June 2013 @ 05:53 pm
Can the bigger the width of the cup cause you to get more cramps? Should I get one that is small in with to avoid this?
BTW first time buying a cup. =)
trejoytrejoy on June 3rd, 2013 05:38 am (UTC)
My experience was the stiffness of the cup, so I have softer ones.

Stiffness chart:

Edited at 2013-06-03 05:39 am (UTC)
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 3rd, 2013 07:10 am (UTC)
We generally believe here that it's better to pick a larger cup that is soft, especially with a moderate to heavy flow, than a smaller cup that is firm, if you're looking to minimize you chances for pressure or cramps.
Ashatenlegspider on June 3rd, 2013 09:06 am (UTC)
You get cramping if the cup rubs against your cervix, so I think a wider cup is sometimes the solution. Most people don't get cramps, or if they do they can fix it by inserting the cup differently, so don't worry about it at this stage and just get something that suits your flow and vaginal length.
teacupcake89 on June 3rd, 2013 09:56 am (UTC)
In my experience: No. The thickness and stiffness of a rim can though! My first cup was a small MCUK, which I found difficult to insert and felt uncomfortable because the rim is so stiff, I currently use a 'large' Fleurcup because it's much softer in the rim and body and it holds much more for my heavy days. I'm 24 no kids.
pascallewest on June 3rd, 2013 05:27 pm (UTC)
I've used some of the wider cups (L Fleur, XL Meluna) and hardly get any cramps at all. However the L Fleur puts pressure on my bladder for the first half hour of wearing it, then it goes away. That doesn't happen with a Natural Mamma (a soft, long, narrower cup) or a L Meluna. I'd be interested to see what others experience about cup width affecting cramps... I have a feeling that everyone is different on this subject.