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14 June 2014 @ 09:48 pm
About a month ago, I decided to buy a Lunette cup after intensive research. I was a little nervous because my cervix is so high up I can barely reach it at the beginning of my period, and the third day it's so low I can barely get half a finger in. So, on the third day when I was using my Lunette, I realized I couldn't squat, sit down, or do any thing of that nature without getting a sharp pain down there. It really hurt. I couldn't bring my Lunette any lower because half the stem was already sticking out, and even when I was just walking, I could feel my Lunette and still it hurt slightly. Any suggestions? I believe my Lunette was pressing against my cervix, so should I get a softer cup,like the Meluna? I don't want to cut off my stem, either, and I really want to use a menstarual cup.
curious_bunny_8curious_bunny_8 on June 15th, 2014 10:02 am (UTC)
If your cervix was low and the base of the cup was too close to the opening (where your pelvic muscles are), then it could be that the cup was getting too much movement, causing friction against your cervix.

How about a different (shorter) cup for low cervix days?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 15th, 2014 02:37 pm (UTC)
Compare the size and capacity of your Lunette to the other cups at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or any of the other charts at the Community FAQ and see if the dimensions of another cup might fit you better. Also compare shapes because it's possible that the size is OK but another shape might suit you better. Analogy: shoes. Just because they're the right size doesn't mean they'll be comfortable. My closet floor is covered with shoes that should have fit but just never quite broke in to become a favorite pair. Same with cups.
bklynmom on June 15th, 2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
I noticed that its your first cycle using your cup. You might want to experiment with it for a month or two more before you buy a new one. You might find a way to position your current cup better and find out more about what you like and don't like about it. Lots of us seem to have more than one cup and if the lunette works for you on some days, buying another cup just for low cervix days might suit you. Otherwise, you'll be looking for one for your whole period and your cervix seems very mobile which might complicate that search.

Also, I found that cups I had trouble with early on started to work for me a few months later. I suspect it wasnt a change in the cups, but rather a change in my skills! I don't mind having bought the later cups, but I probably didn't need to and it has been rather expensive!