Allibean (hmsbackstroker) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Newbie Alert!

Hello all! I've been lurking for about a month and just received my Medium MeLuna with a ring base in the mail yesterday, so I thought it was finally time to come out of the shadows.

I'm a 25 year old woman in a sexually active long term relationship. I have exclusively used tampons since high school. However, I have been on birth control for 9 years and have found that with the pills I am on now, my flow is very light and tampons have become very irritating to my vaginal walls. I'm also a big ol' fire spinning hippie, so yay Mother Earth!

I did some lurking around (reading all of the tags relevant to my experience and size) after a friend of mine posted on Facebook about how much she loves her Diva. I did some poking around for my cervix trying to figure out which would be best. My cervix is easily reachable, which led me to the MeLuna (also, wow, so customizable!) however, I have been told by doctors that my cervix is somewhat tilted to the side. My one concern because of that is placement and potential leakage when it's time to nut up or shut up in two weeks.

I did a dry run today, just a quick insert, adjust, and remove before it could get too settled. The punch down fold was great for insertion and it was very comfortable once in. But I must admit, I do still have slight apprehensions about not being able to get it out. I know, I know it can't get lost and I am very comfortable with my anatomy, but I just have irrational visions of squatting on the floor trying to give birth to my cup. Or ruining a pair of pants because I place the thing wrong (thanks, cervix).

With that being said, does anyone have any further words of wisdom for me?

Also, thank you thank you thank you for being such an accepting, helpful group of people. I don't think I would have been able to make the switch alone. It was enough for me to bring my Livejournal account out of hibernation.
Tags: cervix position, dry run, meluna

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