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Liliane
01 February 2014 @ 08:45 pm
I will start out saying I am a 28 year old young woman, never had a pregnancy.5 years ago I tried a menstrual cup. The only one available at the time near me was divacup. (I purchased a size small)I had a hard time with it aways getting stuck far up my vagina. Its very deep in there. I guess I have a very high cervix?


Anyhow, I was on reddit XX and they referred me here.

I have been browsing the site and have narrowed down my choices.(mostly according to length because I don't want to have trouble with removal.

Si-Bell S , Yukki 2, Love your body M, Lily cup S ( It would be fantastic so personalized hehehe)

Any help would be amazing (especially from high cervix women)

ps: I may have a tilted uterus (retroverted)

Thank you for your help in advance :)
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 2nd, 2014 03:28 am (UTC)
If your Diva always migrated way the heck up there, then you'll need another long cup (if you don't have it any more.) There are size charts at the Community FAQ.

Edited to add: a tilted uterus doesn't matter. Analogy: it doesn't matter which way the room points on the other side of the door.

And edited again: Check out the Lily Cup because including the stem, it's the longest of them all. http://www.intimina.com/en/whats_new_lily_cup.php


Edited at 2014-02-02 03:26 pm (UTC)
elisamba on February 2nd, 2014 04:00 am (UTC)
Have you found your cervix on your period recently? Anatomy changes over the years, it may have dropped lower. If you still have your Diva, you could try it again before ordering a new cup.

I have no experience with the cups you list but since I have a high cervix, I can recommend that length of the *body* is your most important criteria, since pinching the base is what releases the suction. Still, a longer *stem* than the Diva can help bring it down to graspable level.

The Lily and LUB are the only cups that you listed with a longer base than the Diva. Yuuki and Si-Bell are longer in total length (base + stem) and have a good reputation as easy to open (have read the LUB is a little hard to pop open but that's always subjective).

This chart includes total length but does not have all brands:
http://menstrualcup.co/brands/compare-menstrual-cup-table.html
Lilianenurselily on February 2nd, 2014 04:12 am (UTC)
You have a high cervix? which cups do you find are easier to find up there?
I do not have my Diva anymore I lost it ages ago
elisamba on February 2nd, 2014 04:30 am (UTC)
Your cervix sounds higher than mine - the Gaia base sits exactly at the opening for me - the perfect length - pinch and pull. And I think it is as long as the Diva. So you might want either a longer base or a longer stem.

For my heavy days I like the large Fleurcup (long stem) and the small Gaiacup (long body). But the Gaia's stem is very short and soft, so I'm going to cut it. Both cups open easily and are soft with a subtle rim (BTW there is virtually no difference between the large and small Gaia. Femininewear has a good comparison vid.)

For first and light days I use the small Organicup, which also has a long stem for removal, opens easily, yet is so soft that it is easy to remove. That is my "goldilocks trio".

I am currently also "breaking in" a large Keeper, which also has a nice long stem but not much capacity, unfortunately. It pops open very easily plus the rubber has a nice feel to it - grippy despite being smooth. But I only used it once last cycle, so have no in-depth experience with it, yet.
Luceafaraluceafara on February 2nd, 2014 04:45 am (UTC)
I don't have a high cervix, but another cool cup that I would consider if I did is the Lunacup. http://lunacup.com.mx i
I don't know if any of the places like femininewear sell it, though.

All the other cups that I know would either work for high cervixes due to the long stem, or that I could never use with my low cervix, were already mentioned by others above.

Edited at 2014-02-02 04:47 am (UTC)
elisamba on February 2nd, 2014 10:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, that is such a pretty cup! It is sold at menstrualcup.co and the shipping is free. Yuuki and Organi have free shipping too on that site. There are also occasional Groupon specials featuring Organicup.
Lilianenurselily on February 2nd, 2014 04:55 pm (UTC)
Luna cup (the large) is the exact same length as my old Diva so I would be looking for something longer
m03m on February 2nd, 2014 11:11 am (UTC)
It may not be the cup, it may be your technique. Are you bearing down before removing the cup, to push it lower? Maybe you could try removing it in a different position?
pascallewest on February 2nd, 2014 05:46 pm (UTC)
Hi there. I have a high cervix and have had great success with my NaturalMamma. Now it comes in clear or a pretty spring green color. http://www.femininewear.co.uk/naturalmamma-169-c.asp
Lilianenurselily on February 3rd, 2014 03:29 pm (UTC)
thank you very much for your input. Do you find it is easy to pop open?
pascallewest on February 3rd, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, especially with the half-diamond fold. It works really well with that cup and gets it pretty thin to insert too which is a bonus.