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10 June 2013 @ 02:10 pm
I just recently ended my period. I found out my cervix is high during the first two days then low the next three. During the low days I found it painful using a tampon. I know that when I insert two fingers inside me that its tight and I can feel it on my bladder. So what's a good cup that won't be long? I really don't think I can get one longer than a tampon. Also what one won't press on my bladder? I can soak through a super playtex sport tampon in about three-five hours. If you seen my last posts I was considering a fleurcup or a meluna. But are there anymore options that would work?
 
jwthemathsterjwthemathster on June 10th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
If your high cervix days are also your heavy flow days (and vice versa for the low cervix days), I'd say you're on the right track considering the Fleurcups. Specifically, if it's in your budget, the 2 pack (one each S and L size) would likely serve you well (I think they're still on sale, too).

juliiie87juliiie87 on June 10th, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC)
Have you seen the charts ? http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ so you can compare your "high" and low to actual numbers/cup length. It's hard for me to know what YOU consider high or low and advise a specific cup accordingly. Depending on the variation between high & low, a 2-pack might be in order, or maybe just a short cup with a long, comfortable stem : Meluna & Lunette, amongst others, are supposed to be comfortable due to their fairly smooth, flat-ish tab stem.

For you bladder pressure, consider the softer end of the spectrum, and in any case avoid anything rated above a 4-6 : http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/ Si-bell is a brand that should be more popular in my opinion, because it's pretty much a softer version of the Fleurcup. Meluna also make a very soft version of their cups. There are resellers (femininewear.co.uk is one) from which you could order 2 cups from different brands if that's your choice. Again, from the information given it's hard for me to pick just one or 2 cups. But feel free to ask more questions. :)
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 10th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
Replying to myself to add : since you use super tampons, if you want to be able to wear your cup for longer chunks of time, look for as high a capacity as you could accomodate lengthwise, looking at the numbers on the charts. Perhaps a short-ish large sized cup ? (large meluna soft, large Fleurcup, Si-bell, Sckoon, etc.)
curlydevacurlydeva on June 10th, 2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
I would like to add to take a look at the MiaCup. It has a flat stem, good capacity (30ml)in size two and 25 mls size 1 and is soft and doesn't put pressure on the bladder or rectum one of the things I personally like about it. You can check it out here http://shop.menstrualcup.co/categories/Menstrual-cup-care/?afcode=cuplife some people like that it is similar to the Diva but not as long and I think shaped a tad bit different. Just my two cents :) Hope that helps.