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18 July 2013 @ 06:45 pm
I am 37 years old. No children. Obese. I have PCOS. I am very irregular. At times my flow can be extremely heavy (a tampon a hour). I also always have extremely large clots all the time. Does anyone have any suggestions for what cup would best for someon in the situation I am in? Any help or advice I would really appreciate. I just done with buying tampons and pads. The cost, the irritation, the trash...I've just had enough.
Tessgryphonwing on July 18th, 2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
Well, you'll want a large-capacity cup, and, just because of your age, possibly a wide one as well. But that's a guess. The most important thing is knowing how high your cervix is during your period... Do you know? If it's high, you'll want a long cup.

Looking over the options and going with your gut works out pretty well for most of us. :)

Your weight and PCOS etc won't matter in terms of whether you can use a cup, or which. Just how far in your cervix is, the tone of your pelvic floor muscles, and the shape and elasticity of your vagina. Some of those are hard things to measure. :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 19th, 2013 12:33 am (UTC)
Check out any of the size and capacity charts at the Community FAQ or at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ to see which brand of cup you think would fit and suit you best.
poster100poster100 on July 19th, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
I have a pretty heavy flow and I clot. I was worried about it too before I bought my cup but it has worked out perfectly! I use the Meluna classic and love it I don't think you can really go wrong tho. It sounds scary at first with size charts and all the information out there. It can be over whelming my suggestion is don't over think it. The decision is easier than it seams.
teacupcake89 on July 22nd, 2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
high capacity cups (rounded bottom shape and high airholes)that are soft (so won't press on your bladder or be uncomfortable to insert) are the Large Fleurcup, Large Si-bell, Large yuuki (comes in soft and classic stiffness) and the XL Meluna (comes in 3 stiffnesses) these three all hold 30mls to the airholes and 35, 37 and 42 mls to the rim. :)
monsterraingame on July 23rd, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thank You everyone
Thanks for all the information. Today I decided to go with a Meluna Classic. I purchased both a medium and large because I was still not sure about the size. It hasn't even shipped yet but I'm already starting to feel panicky about the insertion. I'm just going to have to remember to relax and not get tense. I really hope they work out for me. It's something I've been wanting to do for years.