eamw1243 (eamw1243) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Need advice for a cup for a first-timer: cranky, crampy, and short vag

Hi all, thanks already for the advice in all the great posts I've read here in the community. As stated in my title, I am the owner of a short vagina (as told to me by my gyno—I presume that means I have a low cervix especially during my period, as well, which I think is true since I can feel tampons when I insert them even partially). Ever since I got my IUD and and even after having it removed (~3 months ago, due to improper insertion D:), it is also cranky and tends to cramp when I insert regular cotton tampons. For this reason, as well as that of sustainability, I am looking to get a comfortable cup. (I have been having mostly crampless success with natural sponge tampons, but am concerned that they are difficult to clean.) From reading posts on here, I was thinking of going with a MeLuna Soft Medium—even though I am a small person (5'2"), I read that using a too-small cup (like the Mini, which I originally wanted to buy because I thought anything bigger than necessary would make me cramp) can touch the cervix itself as opposed to the sides and lead to cramping that way. I'm wondering if I should go with a regular, though, since as a first-time user I probably don't know how to properly unfold it yet, and I've read it's trickier with the soft ones. FWIW, I'm in my early 20's, nulliparous, not a virgin, and totally comfortable getting up and personal with my bits. Thanks in advance!
Tags: cramps, first time use
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