holdmyfalafel (holdmyfalafel) wrote in menstrual_cups,

trying to make a cup work

Hello all,

I think I'm after some sizing help, but any and all suggestions welcome.

I've got a larger size of moon cup. I've had it for about 4 years. Used it a bit in between the birth of my 2nd and 3rd children. Never really with great success and feeling quite frustrated with it all now my periods have returned a few months ago. I'd really like a cup to work, but it seems that this cup doesn't work reliably enough for me and my body. It moves around (dodgy pelvic floor after 3 vaginal births possibly not helping here), can often slip down and feel horribly uncomfortable (I trimmed the stem right back) and I have problems with leaking, so always need a cloth pad as well. I also wonder if it's big enough for me, just simply with the comfort issues I've had alone? I've tried to find my cervix etc after reading the posts here, but am none the wiser. I was actually struck by the thought yesterday that my vagina doesn't feel like a canal, but more like a cave! Sorry for TMI...

I've tried it inside out, which was a bit better, but still not reliable. If I'm running after 3 kids, working and generally just trying to get on with my life I don't have time to worry about what my cup is doing (sorry, bit frustrated!). Cloth pads are lovely, but don't work so well when you need to get into the pool with your baby's swimming lesson - I used a tampon and remembered why I hated them so much.

I'm wondering if I need a larger cup, and would appreciate some suggestions for brands if possible. I've not tried any other cups, finances don't really allow for buying several cups all at once, so I'd like to narrow down the search a bit :)

Thanks so much in advance for any suggestions.

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