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I'm 23, no kids, recently started using menstrual cups, also got a Paragard IUD recently. I have been using my small Lunette cup since July and didn't have any problems the first couple months, then I had my Paragard inserted. The first period with my IUD, I did not use my cup, but my first period wasn't that bad. My second period was extremely heavy, too heavy for a small cup, like it filled every 2 hours and because of this, I had to wake up throughout the night otherwise it would leak. I did some research on larger cups, wanted to try a different cup while I was at it, nothing against my Lunette, I love it, just wanted to try something new. I decided to go with the large Sckoon cup, only slightly larger than the small lunette, and smaller than a large lunette with the more capacity because of it's angled holes.

Small Lunette, capacity to holes 21 ml, length w/o stem 47 mm, diameter 41mm
Large Lunette, capacity to holes 26ml, length w/o stem 52 mm, diameter 46mm
Large Sckoon, capacity to holes 30ml, length w/o stem 50mm, diameter 45mm

So my problem, and I am not sure if it is because my cervix is just lower than usual or if I am somehow not putting it in right or its just too large for me, my cervix seems to sit in my cup and my cup is to the very end of my vagina, even the bottom I can touch without reaching into my vagina at all. I know my cervix is sitting in it because when I went to remove it last, the seal was difficult to break, so I reached in further to the rim to push it to release the seal, at this moment, when I pushed it, I realized my cervix was going inside my cup. I really do not think the 3mm would make enough of a difference, but any advice? Thoughts? Why is my cervix too low for my cup? Other cup suggestions? Period suggestions? Ugh...
 
trejoytrejoy on December 20th, 2013 01:35 pm (UTC)
It is normal for the cervix to sit inside the cup. That's a good reason to use a large Sckoon, in my opinion. It is one of the cups that has not leaked for me, particularly on lowest cervix days.
kkulakkula on December 21st, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your reply! This helps a lot and I am glad to know now that this is fine!
Kathlynekathlyne on December 21st, 2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
I have a dangly cervix, and a moderately heavy flow, and of all the cups I've tried (diva, yuuki, lunette,and fleurcup) I've had the most success with the large Fleurcup. The less pointy shape of the fleurcup apparently allows for a little more capacity when the cervix is taking up room.

Two other things: 1) your cervix isn't too low. That's just where yours is. 2)Your period may change in the coming months--I've heard a lot of stories about periods changing after IUD insertion.
kkulakkula on December 31st, 2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the reply! I have wanted to try the Fleurcup; maybe that will be my next purchase! :D