90subaru (90subaru) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Newbie seeking advice

First off, this community is great!

I started my period young, at about 9. Maybe even younger. But I hid it for quite some time because while I knew that periods happened my mother never informed me about them. I'm almost 21 now. Had my first gyno appointment at 18 because I had gone 5 months without a period. Everything checked out normally and a started a few days later. I had tried tampons before but didn't really understand how to use them but finally tried again and figured it out a couple years ago. At around 16 I was part of a natural dog care community and a human health topic arose in which menstrual cups came up. I was interested but didn't really look into it. Here I am now, tired of messy leaks and monthly inconveniences and I really would like to find a cup for me.

I have looked around a lot but still am not sure what to get. I was looking at diva cup and gladrags mooncup for the simple fact that I can get either for under $25 with free shipping. I don't have much money and I cannot afford trial and error.

I have tried to find my cervix several times but I don't think I was able to. I am short and heavyset with a long torso so cannot reach too well but got my middle finger about 1/2 the way up and couldn't feel this "nose tip" that people describe. I am 5' 3" and a virgin. My flow varies but tends to be heavy. Sometimes soaking a regular tampon in 2 hours.

Any suggestions?
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