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20 October 2013 @ 01:03 am
Hi, everyone!

I'm considering starting to use menstrual cups in the next year or so. However, I have some questions:

I'm on my period right now, and I tried to find my cervix, but I couldn't, and my middle finger is 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) long. Is it impossible to find a cup that would fit me, since all the cups I've looked at were smaller than that?

My cycle is incredibly unpredictable. I can have two completely normal cycles and then a big fat nothing for 6 months. Would I still have to wear a pad/pantiliner all the time, just in case something happens?

What are the best cups for high flow? I can go through a super size tampon in 3 hours on a heavy day, which is no mean feat for a girl who's all of 4'11", and I still wear an overnight pad at night just to make sure that doesn't overflow.

Thanks in advance for your help!
elisamba on October 20th, 2013 06:54 am (UTC)
Did you already check out the size charts? You're looking for a longer cup and higher capacity. After it's a question of taste: a firmer or softer cup, colour, rim... Given your description, don't be afraid of length. It is very important to ease of removal.

Some people use their cups every day, I personally don't. Also insertion and removal when not on your period can be hard for a beginner. I do use my cup 'just in case' for major events like travelling or job interviews. If you're concerned about waste, cloth pads are a nice option.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on October 20th, 2013 05:59 pm (UTC)
http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2761581.html the highest capacity cups. these are just some examples, for you any cup with a decent capacity will be an improvement compared to tampons. just avoid those with low holes like the ladycup and those with a narrow shape (mooncup, femmecup, keeper).
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on October 20th, 2013 06:02 pm (UTC)
oh and of course your high cervix doesn't mean there's no cup that will fit you!!! in fact, this is more about figuring out which cup won't be too long or too short. especially too long, as plenty of people buy what's available locally, and in north america that's a diva or a keeper, both of which are pretty long.