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18 May 2014 @ 12:27 pm
I am completely new to using menstrual cups and I have been looking around trying to find a bit of help.

I'm currently using the diva cup size one. It (thankfully) have had no problems with leaking, but at times I can feel it inside me, and it is a bit uncomfortable. I feel like the size isn't quite right and perhaps it is a tad too big or wide for me.

I feel like I have a high cervix - At the start of my cycle, I can not feel it at all, and on my heaviest day I can JUST touch it if I strain to reach with my longest finger. The diva cup rides very high inside me, and at times I can barely feel the stem and have to bare down in order to shift it down a little more to get the stem out. It seems like you're supposed to wear menstrual cups quite low but it kinda just gets sucked up in there.

I've been looking into alternative options - the smaller sized lunette with the very long stem (which seems like a smaller cup and perhaps I wouldn't 'feel' as much, but would still be able to get out), or a medium or large sized meluna (I thought perhaps the medium would be too short but with the easier grip would help, and it wouldn't be as big).

My question is considering my problems, what cup would you suggest I try out? Additional information: I'm 24, have had no children or ever been pregnant, I'm 175cm tall and I'm not a virgin.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
 
elisamba on May 18th, 2014 07:09 am (UTC)
Before buying another cup, why not give it another cycle or two? You might find your body is used to the cup next cycle and you don't feel it at all.

The Diva is one of the longest cups so if you sometimes find it hard to find, I definitely would not go shorter. The only longer cups are Lily and LuvUrBody.

It's normal for your cup to settle around the cervix.

If you decide on a new cup, there are many reasons you might still feel it, being too wide, yes, but also too narrow is a possibility (rubbing against the cervix). If it's the stem bothering you, you could trim it or flip the cup inside out (once you get the knack of removing without the stem).

If you think stiffness is the issue, I would recommend either size Gaia cup, soft but springy.
m03m on May 19th, 2014 10:48 am (UTC)
I'm not really seeing any problems in what you posted... the cup is new for you, so the fact that you can feel it and it's a bit uncomfortable at times may very well pass as your body gets used to it.

Cups do not generally sit low. There is nothing that keeps them there and the wider part of the vagina is generally higher up. So that's where a cup will often go, and there's not a lot the wearer can do about that. It's also not wrong or problematic. I'm not sure why cup manufacturers all tell us that we need to wear our cups low; I suspect it's marketing.

I suggest that you get to know your cup better and see how that works for you.
titaniumtrinitytitaniumtrinity on May 20th, 2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
When it feels uncomfortable, how far up is it? You may find that if you don't worry about trying to wear it low, then you're able to (gently) push it up far enough that you can no longer feel it. I have a high cervix as well, and the diva cup has been working for me when I do that. If you're still getting the hang of removal/insertion, this might contribute to soreness and make wearing it more uncomfortable. I noticed that the first day or so that I used it, and after that it wasn't a problem. Good luck!