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09 July 2013 @ 12:26 pm
Hi everyone! I'm new to the menstrual cup world, and I've been surfing through the posts to try to find a cup I like. At this point, the small sckooncup is my first choice. However, I'm worried about the length. I've tried using the sizing chart that's been posted, but so far, every time I've checked for my cervix during my period, it's too far back for me to reach at all. Will the stem be sufficient to remove a sckooncup? Should I be looking at something longer like the lilycup? (I'm really just looking for some general advice or experiences...most length issues seem to involve short depth so I can't find much to go on).
 
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 9th, 2013 05:42 pm (UTC)
Usually length is the first, deciding factor upon picking a cup, the small Sckoon happens to be one of the shortest cup there is... so if your cervix is really high and not hiding (within reachable distance) in a remote corner, then yep, that could make for a difficult removal. So without any other sign of your cervix, I think it would be safest to start looking at the bottom of the charts. Consider also the importance of a good grippy stem or loop (on the femmycycle), the heaviness of your flow regarding capacity (the lilycup doesn't have the best capacity, that would be the femmycycle), and stiffness regarding comfort : http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/

Some of the longest cups include the Divacup (but the stem is short), the large Yuuki, Natural Mamma, and yes, the Lilycup, which no one has reviewed here if I'm not mistaken. Compare your options based on length and go with what seems most comfortable for you ? http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/f52-moderator-s-photo-library
courtney_vixen on July 11th, 2013 03:40 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for posting the link to those photos, I've been hunting on google all day for something like that. So helpful! :)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 9th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
I have a high cervix (as far as I can tell) and the Femmycycle has been working well for me--I'm too tight to grab any stems with 2 fingers so I would need one long enough to basically sit at my entrance, but I only need one finger for the Femmycycle's removal ring. If you get a Lilycup please update us on what you think of it--I've been considering one just to have a couple different options. Welcome!

Edited at 2013-07-09 07:50 pm (UTC)
zviperess on July 9th, 2013 10:03 pm (UTC)
Many thanks for the advice! It did finally turn up with some effort at 7.5cm, so I'll decide between the femmycycle and lilycup. I'll post something if I do end up with a lily.
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 12th, 2013 10:37 am (UTC)
Perhpas not quite high enough for a Lily ? or at least get the small size. It should be able to fit around your cervix a bit. But any cup with a long stem shouldn't be too hard to remove.
Abigailwildgirlza on July 12th, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
Lily Cup
I looked at the lily cup a little while ago. my cervix is about as high as yours and I thing I would have a problem with it being too long - also I'm not sure about how one would trim the stem if one needed to... Just a thought...