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24 November 2013 @ 11:28 pm
I have been researching menstrual cups a lot and have found many horror stories about the Diva Cup being too long or not fitting right. I know there are many options for menstrual cups, but the Diva Cup seems to be the most advertised and talked about. I have never used a menstrual cup and am fascinated by the concept. I would love to buy one, but am unsure of which one would work best for me.

I am 16 years old and a virgin. I am very petite (5 foot 0 inches). Although I am very active (running and softball), I have weak pelvic muscles. I tend to stay away from tampons when I can because I can feel most. I don't know the position of my cervix and am not sure how to find it. I have a fairly normal flow so capacity isn't a huge issue, but I do spend around nine hours at school each day so I am looking for a cup that can hold that amount.

Do you have any recommendations or suggestions?
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on November 25th, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
Hello! I think you should first have a go at finding your cervix. Length is probably the most critical factor in how well a cup fits. (By the way, I am 5'2 and tiny, but the Diva works fine for me because my cervix is fairly high.) Wash your hands, insert a finger, feel around for something that feels like the tip of a nose. High = can barely reach it, or can't reach it at all. Low = within half a finger of the opening or so. It's better to do this during your period, as your cervix can be higher or lower at different times in your cycle. Once you know about how high your cervix is, you can start eliminating cups that definitely won't work.

Also, while the selection might seem overwhelming, it's important to keep in mind that most cups will work for most people. My first cup was a small Lunette, and I could have easily stopped there.