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09 August 2013 @ 05:46 pm
hi! so I've been using cups for a year or so, and recently switched birth controls. now, I've been spotting a lot, and my cervix has been really really low. I've been using my MCUK small, but even that seems too long right now. I was thinking of getting a Meluna mini small, but it says that overweight people should get the medium. I think I'd like the length of the small, but would it be too narrow? any other curvacious ladies with low cervixes have an input? thanks!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 9th, 2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
Your outside dimensions have nothing to do with your inside dimensions.

Compare the dimensions and capacity of your MCUK to any of the size charts at the Community FAQ or at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ Also compare side by side photos to see if you like the shape of the ones you think might fit you better.
ext_2106246 on August 10th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
thanks! yeah, I've spent a while staring at the chart, and feel like I've made a decision, but then I go to the Meluna site and it says my physique is different than what is suggested for the size of the cup. I feel like I need a shorter, wider cup, but the size I think would work best doesn't have a corresponding cup. oh well, maybe I'll just go with my gut on this.
elle2013elle2013 on August 10th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
Ignore the MeLuna guidelines - seriously. I'm on birth control and my cervix sits extremely low during my period. I also had long-lasting spotting issues when I first started. I LOVE my MeLuna MINI medium soft, which I always wear inside out. It has been my go-to cup for spotting and "just in case" protection. Plus, my flow is so light while on the pill that it does fine as my main cup.

I've tried a variety of cups, and I feel pretty strongly that you should look at the size charts and then go with your gut. I don't think any of my favorite cups are ones I "should" have picked according to manufacturer guidelines.
tjs77tsa on August 10th, 2013 04:38 am (UTC)
They make a stemless mini med if you don't want to have to turn it inside out you just order the one with the regular stem style and write a note that says remove stem and it looks just like the basic model in the other sizes.
elle2013elle2013 on August 12th, 2013 12:51 pm (UTC)
I actually prefer it inside out - I don't like the ridges (ouch!).
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 10th, 2013 02:07 pm (UTC)
Another vote to get into the right ballpark in size and then go with your gut from those. Get the one you wish you'd gotten if you'd gotten the other one instead. ;o)

Edited at 2013-08-10 09:48 pm (UTC)
Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on August 10th, 2013 10:16 am (UTC)
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Luceafaraluceafara on August 11th, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC)
I, too, am using all the cups that are NOT recommended for me - just because I am in my thirties and not a virgin or of petite built does not make me any wider down there - and my cervix is mostly low as well.

The mini small, which I have in soft and in classic, is perfect for spotting, though the Meluna soft small and the small Fleurcup feel just as good.
Marie Intarnetteladylynx on August 12th, 2013 03:57 am (UTC)
You should really just check yourself down there to help confirm everything. I'm big and tall, and over 30. Bought the XL meluna and I don't even feel it. Turns out my cervix is very high. Also take into factor how much capacity you're wanting/needing. The meluna website could be wrong or it could be right.

I'd also say look into the starter set. It includes two sizes of Meluna at a discount.
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 12th, 2013 11:59 am (UTC)
I'm really mad at Meluna for messing with people's heads (and self-esteem) with those guidelines. WHY OH WHY Meluna, would being overweight give you a bigger vagina ?? Only having had babies and weakened pelvic florr as a result might, and it's not even a given !

I'm a firm believer in sticking a finger in your vag and finding for yourself what cup size you need. Pardon my bluntness. That being said, the medium Mini would offer more capacity and perhaps sit a tiny bit higher due to its wider rim. But only you can tell what would fit YOU best.

Edited at 2013-08-12 12:04 pm (UTC)
Marie Intarnetteladylynx on August 13th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
They don't say "fat," actually. They just say "strong" physique, which comes off to me as burly. Didn't lower my self esteem at all. What bugs me more is how high my cervix is. LOL.