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21 July 2013 @ 10:17 am
Hi!  I'm looking into getting a cup, but I'm a little overwhelmed by all the information on sizecharts.  (I know, I know... despite being a visual learner in pretty much every other way, charts aren't really my strong point, haha.)  So I figured I'd ask for some help.

19, sexually active but no children/never been pregnant.  My cervix is about medium height during my period, maybe a little on the high side—when I put a tampon in, the string hangs out about two inches.  (ETA: I'm on my period so I just checked again.  My middle finger, about 8cm long, juuuuust reaches my cervix.)

I just went back on the Pill for the first time in about four years, so I'm still waiting to see how my period will change.  Typically, my flow is no heavier than two super tampons in a day, although sometimes it would get super heavy for no reason.  The last time I was taking birth control, my periods got noticeably lighter, so I'm hoping that's the case this time around, but I'd like to have something that holds more rather than less, just in case they don't.

Thanks in advance!  So glad I discovered this community; you guys are great. :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 21st, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
Well, since you are comfortable with insertion (both for function and pleasure) then a medium to wide cup would most likely suit you just fine. And since you claim to be medium-to-long in length, that narrows your choices even more.

Use shape, capacity, "squishy-ness" and gut feeling to pick your favorite from those. As the guidelines say, it's not an exact science. Just get into the right ball-park in size. Problems arise when people with long vaginal canals pick super-short cups that they can't reach or those with short ones pick long cups that don't fit in.

Edited to add: If you don't like those size charts, there are several others at the Community FAQ that might be easier to digest.

Edited at 2013-07-21 04:35 pm (UTC)
darkanddusty on July 21st, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'll check out the other charts :)
teacupcake89 on July 22nd, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
okay so based on your details: don't get a short cup, avoid the Mini, small and medium Melunas.
A cup with a long stem like a Si-bell could be a good option or perhaps the new Bella cup depending on stem length(there are comparison photos on Femininewear.co.uk) or a Diva cup which has a long body but v short stem. You sound like an ideal candidate for the Lilycup which is very long, narrow and smooth.
darkanddusty on July 23rd, 2013 01:16 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info! I'm leaning toward a Diva cup right now, but I'll look into the Lilycup as well. :)