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For those of you who use a cervical cap, how would you say using it compares with using a cup? Femcap interests me, but with my high cervix, I found the mini-Meluna small very hard to remove, so I wonder whether it would be feasible to place and remove a cap on a regular basis. Thanks for any ideas.
teacupcake89 on February 2nd, 2014 12:00 pm (UTC)
I'd say a Softcup/Instead is pretty similar to a diaphragm width wise.
Femcaps do have a ring you van actually get a finger underneath to pull on so I imagine that would be easier than a mini meluna!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 2nd, 2014 03:13 pm (UTC)
S = 22mm, M = 26mm, L = 30mm

The inner diameter of the original Small Mini MeLuna is 30mm.

As for length, just looking at the photos, I doubt they're as long as the Small Mini MeLuna which is 40mm. A cup is designed to hold flow. A cap is designed to be a barrier so there's no need for it to hold anything more than a cervix and some spermicidal goo.

Edited at 2014-02-02 03:15 pm (UTC)
elisamba on February 2nd, 2014 08:28 pm (UTC)
I edited my comment to make it clearer - I found the mini-Meluna very hard to remove from my high cervix because it was so small. Given that the cap is even smaller, I wonder how cap users would compare placement and removal.
sunnybeebop on February 3rd, 2014 09:27 pm (UTC)
I use Instead Soft Cups sometimes...I'd assume that would be somewhat comparable to a cervical cap for removal. Since the soft cups are disposable and relatively inexpensive you should buy some and give it a try!

One difference is with a reusable menstrual cup, you normally use two fingers (thumb and index) to remove, either by grabbing the stem or the cup. But a softcup you only need to use one finger and hook it under the rim and pull it out... which could actually be easier to do. I imagine a cervical cap is the same since I think they have a ring to grab with your finger.

Hope that helps?
elisamba on February 4th, 2014 05:57 am (UTC)
I have used Soft Cups, and as a PP said, they are probably similar to a small diaphragm. Cervical caps (Femcap is the only one made worldwide now) are smaller and cover only the cervix. So that makes me wonder how easy they are to use for women with a high cervix.

Edited at 2014-02-04 05:58 am (UTC)