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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?
 
n0m_de_plum on November 26th, 2013 12:50 pm (UTC)
To check the position of your cervix you have to touch it. Ideally during your period because the position can change depending on where you are in your cycle, and tends to be lowest during your period.
Relax as much as you can, make sure your nails are filed and any hangnails trimmed, and go slow and follow the shape of your vagina (it doesn't go straight up, it's somewhat curved).
Your cervix should feel like the tip of a nose but softer.

Capacity shouldn't be a problem. I have heavy flow but a cup will easily last me all day.

Edited at 2013-11-26 12:52 pm (UTC)