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I am 35, I gave birth to premature twins by c-section. I have a very low cervix, half a fingertip/first knuckle in. It feels like my cervix is the length of my vaginal cavity and not very roomy in there.

Currently I wear the S lunette inside out. The stem completely removed, I have not problems reaching the cup, it is right at the entrance. The Lunette works, but i feel like i can find something better. I don't like the capacity, sometimes it peeks out. The cup also will not stay in when I exercise. The rim is a bit firm, but it is not the major concern. The only other cup I tried was the S diva cup, which did not work for me at all. It kept sliding out/hanging out. I even trimmed the stem quite a bit. It could have been inexperience... but I lost it before I could try to wear it inside out or to see if my problem was a lack of skill. Regardless, the S lunette definitely worked better.

So in search of a better fit/capacity... since I already have a small Lunette, do you think it is even worth trying a small Fleurcup or a S Si-bell - just to try a more rounder bottom, to increase capacity?

Am I crazy to consider going with a larger cup since I am already using a small cup? I have seen suggestions of going with a wider rim or more of a bell shape cup to accommodate a low cervix. Would you agree? If so, that leads me to think I should try a larger cup to get a wider rim - Therefore I am considering a Large Sckoon, Large Fleurcup or the L Si-Bell - softer cups/ rounder bottoms.

I kind of hesitate with the Fluercups and Sckoons because of the grips on the bottom, which could cause irritation since i am wearing cups so low already. but those can be smoothed/filed down successfully, right?

Any similar situations, suggestions, theories?
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 20th, 2014 02:45 pm (UTC)
You have a classic "dangly" cervix. General consensus is that wide bodied and blunt based cups work best for those. The large Fleur seems to be a favorite, though I'm sure others can and will work just as well. Yes, grip rings can be filed down with varying degrees of success... or flip them inside out.
m03m on May 20th, 2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, grip rings can be filed down with varying degrees of success...
I've never heard of anyone who did not manage to have success with this... any pointers?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 20th, 2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, do what YOU did, m03m!!! =8oD You seem to have been most successful at it -- with the prettiest results. I think others might have rushed the process and (unlike you) scuffed up their cups. I wasn't able to find the post where you showed how nicely yours turned out. Do you still have the link?
m03m on May 21st, 2014 03:47 am (UTC)
Sure... here ya go.

It's not hard, you know... nail clippers, then sandpaper, then really fine sandpaper. And to make things easier, put something inside the cup that's the right size and shape to fill the cavity... makes it easier to handle. A screwdriver handle, or something like that.
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on May 21st, 2014 04:18 am (UTC)
I clipped all of mine off with nail clippers. No filing down so far though. I'm quite pleased with the results.
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on May 21st, 2014 04:21 am (UTC)
Oh!! Forgot to mention. I have a small and large Fleurcup :)
denise: harp seal XOcarpetfish on May 21st, 2014 08:06 am (UTC)
I kinda like the Fleur's heavy duty grips, actually, because I've clipped the stem really close and it's still super easy to take out = a shorter overall cup than the smooth ones that I have to leave a bit of stem on (eg si-bell!)

Just my 2¢. As others have mentioned, can file them down, too.
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on May 21st, 2014 03:32 pm (UTC)
I kept my grip rings until last month, because the period before the rings on the large apparently irritated me BAD. I screamed when I took out my cup last couple days.

But I've had them two years. Wonder why it took so log to bother me.
leeta_beetaShelita Overton Alston on May 21st, 2014 02:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks everyone! I just ordered a Large Fleurcup. They are on sale right now!