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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!
Luceafaraluceafara on June 26th, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
I only have the soft S, and after a few days of usage feel that unfolding gets easier. I have nothing harder to compare it to yet, just thought I'd let you know that the soft worked out for me as a first cup in terms of unfolding.

The minis are made specifically for low cervixes.... could it be that you meant small when you wrote mini?
eamw1243eamw1243 on June 27th, 2013 03:27 am (UTC)
No, I meant the Mini. I was just worried that a Mini would be too small—even though my cervix is low, cramping is my number one concern and I was worried that a smaller-sized cup would press against my cervix. Maybe I should get a soft Mini in a size medium? That way it'll be both short and wide. Is there such a thing as a too-wide cup?