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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?
Luceafaraluceafara on November 29th, 2013 04:27 am (UTC)
In regards to: Firmness vs. softness when exercising, below is my personal experience, which may or may not apply to to you

While I think that softer cups seem less intimidating at first, I find that when I go running, firmer cups are more leakproof for me. Especially on days with long runs planned (weekends), I rely on classic Melunas, and, sometimes, on small Fleurcups (Fleurs are soft but firm at the same time, because the walls are thicker than on my other silicone cups).

FYI: I have a bunch of different brands in XS*-M sizes, which I use regularly, and I love them all, as they all have their advantages and disadvantages. I was apprehensive about getting firmer cups, thinking that they may be uncomfortable, but for me, that is not the case. It may help that they are all small sizes - larger firmer ones may be a different cup of tea. Right now, I only use the softest ones (Si-bell, Meluna soft) when I know for sure I won't run that day.

*Meluna mini S are like XS in size.

Edited at 2013-11-29 04:30 am (UTC)