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02 July 2014 @ 10:07 pm
Hello all!

I am a 17 year old virgin and I recently purchased a small lunette. I like the feel of it but I have realized that my cervix drops low (two knuckles in) during the first few days of my period. Additionally, the cup feels as though it is riding up when I wear it. I have tried to wear it inside out but this does not seem to help either problem. Does this mean I should get a bigger cup? I have been reading other posts and some have said that people with low cervixes sometimes find success with wider cups? I was looking at a small Meluna, mostly because it is shorter than the lunette, but I am very unsure as to what to do. I am going abroad next year and would love to be able to use a cup throughout my period without incident. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 3rd, 2014 01:26 pm (UTC)
No, do not get another cup yet. You don't need to. Get through the dreaded learning curve with the one that you already have. Go to the Community FAQ and read the Commonly Asked Questions post, the post about Myths, and whatever else catches your fancy. Flipping it inside out will not help in this case.

TLDR: You're over-thinking it. It's doing its job. It's fine.
samoran30 on July 3rd, 2014 03:02 pm (UTC)
I have had this cup for at least a few cycles now. I am already comfortable with the cup and have no problems inserting or removing it. I definitely experienced a learning curve, played with folds, figured out how to remove it without making a mess (even in public restrooms), etc. I have read through a lot of posts on here and from what I can tell my cervix is sitting in the cup. I'm not getting another cup on a whim I just honestly don't think that it's working as it should within the first few days of my period.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 3rd, 2014 03:59 pm (UTC)
Well, if you don't like how high the cup is riding up then a longer one might suit you better.

It sounds like you have what we call a "dangly" cervix meaning it hangs low but your vag is actually longer than your cervix makes it seem. A wider cup often helps reel a dangly cervix in.

So longer and wider. How much longer and wider? There is no way anyone else can answer that for you.

Using what you know, like and don't about your Lunette, compare it to the other cups using the size and capacity charts, and photos to compare shapes. Eliminate the ones that are too similar to the cup that you already have. Eliminate the others that you don't think will fit. And go with your gut from the ones that remain.
samoran30 on July 15th, 2014 03:46 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I just purchased a large Si-bell and it seems to be working so much better! Thanks again!