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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!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 26th, 2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
You seem to be on the right track. Compare the dimensions of the cups you've picked out to others at any of the size charts at the Community FAQ or http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ and also side by side photos to compare shapes.

Since you are comfortable with insertion, don't be afraid of wider widths that could be helpful in supporting a "dangly" cervix. Despite what any of the instructions say, any brand of cup should sit (O) around your cervix and the base should be comfortably supported by or slightly above your PC pelvic floor muscles.