equinelover87 (equinelover87) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Newbee to menstrual cup world, need help deciding what cup for me?

Hello everyone, I am happy to have found your sight, I am 25 years old, never had kids, or been prego. I am sexually active (with my Bf), and when my period comes around its hell for us, with the no sex. aside from that I have been using tampons for years and always wore them to long and over night, all very bad for me and put me at tss risk. I was going to start purchasing the expensive organic cotton tampons from IHerb, but I started looking at the diva cup, and thought hmmm maybe this is time for me to try something new and save some money.

Im on day 3 of my menstrual cycle, and yesterday I went to go buy a diva cup at the local CVS, well they did not have it so i settled for the instead soft cups. I was excited to try it out, and possibly have a little fun with the BF ;) if all worked out well. So the insertion was a breeze, I noticed it made me feel like i had a tampon in that was full and needed to be changed but thought maybe i just need to get used to feeling it there. I left it in for 5 hours then went to the bathroom to Pee and I guess i popped the seal because it released as i squeezed my mussels to pee. I was a little grossed out and worried about me flexing those muscles at other times when i wasn't over the tolite. Needless to say later that night my Bf and I tryed out having sex, and it does work, no mess, but had to be careful, not all the usual stuff we do could be done, but we did it! I love the no mess part. After we went to bed around 2 o-clock i still couldnt sleep, and i was pretty crappy. I figured it was from the cup, so i checked it, and there was barley any blood, so i rinsed, re set it, and tried to go back to sleep... no luck. so i grabbed a pantie liner and took the soft cup out. I have yet to replace it, thank god iv got a light flow, I know of a place that sells divas localy, but i want to make sure i invest in the right thing for my body.

I Ride horses and do yoga, My pelvic mussels are very strong, so that makes me think the instead soft cups arent for me and there ring is way to large. I felt like it was as far as i could get it positioned behind my pubic bone, also when i took it out it was pretty pain full. I tryed to compare it to the nuva ring which i have used along time ago, and never felt that or had pain from it, But maybe i didnt have the cup in all the way? I know that the cups and the insteads are completly diffrent, Iv done quite a bit of reading the last few days, and think i will invest in a cup.

So here are my concerns, I need something that will be able to be soft enough not to press on my bladder or press on my uterus and cause discomfort. It needs to be able to stand my crazy strong vajays strength, and I am a pretty light bleeder except for one day of my period. When i checked to see how far in my uterus is today I used my middle finger which is 3 inches in length, i got almost all the way inside before i felt it, i would say Its 2 1/2- 3 inches in before i can touch it. The sizing chart was confusing for me to read, but i think im leaning toawrds a Small ladycup, or possibly the irish cup, but that one maybe to soft. Which cup should i pick small or large depending on how far up my uterus is, and what stiffness, i am leaning towards a small, and a medium stiffness. Any help or suggestions will be greatly apprishiated!!! Thanks for reading. :)
Tags: buying decisions, first time use, sexual activity
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