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17 September 2014 @ 01:58 pm
Hello Everyone,
I've just gotten off the phone with a very nice lady at Femmycycle. I got some more information about the low cervix model: it's 51mm long (including the ring), 38mm wide, with a 1oz capacity. I have what I think is a very low (possibly dangly) cervix, on my cycle it's just about one knuckle in. The Femmycycle lady was concerned that my cervix would get sucked in and be very uncomfortable, but she has a high cervix, so she wasn't sure. I currently have a MeLuna mini medium which fits very comfortably, but the capacity is being "wasted" by my cervix and on heavy days I only get about 2-2.5 hours before overflow. Do any of you who own the low cervix model have a low cervix yourself and could you give your opinion please? I'm also open to other suggestions to increase capacity. For reference, my MeLuna cup is 45mm x 45mm (without the ring), and I don't think I could get a much longer cup. I initially tried Instead softcups and my vagina was just a tad too short to get it in. I also own a MeLuna classic medium, and at 48mm that's close to the limit. I've also heard that MeLuna is coming out with mini large and xl, does anyone know more about that? That might be a possibility, as the switch to the wider shorter mini did help. Thanks in advance!!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 17th, 2014 08:52 pm (UTC)
MeLuna is coming out with their "Shorty" line soon.
xquizite_insomxquizite_insom on September 18th, 2014 03:34 am (UTC)
I have the low cervix femmycycle. It is short and for me it fits very comfortably, but the cup design is very bulbous. That said, it does not completely open once inside you. The company said it is not supposed to open fully inside you and maintain it's bulbous shape. It is designed to work despite being partially folded. The advertised capacity is taken when the femmycycle is fully open. Same principle with the Instead softcup. Since it remained partially folded yet perfectly functional, for me the capacity was significantly reduced.

The Meluna shorty XL dimmensions are (wxl) 47x47 capacity 28ml, the large shorty is 44x41 capacity 21ml. There is a recent discussion about it with pictures on September 11.

You say your max length is 45 max, but you are willing to try the LC Femmycycle with a 51 total length. If you are able to tolerate a length of 51, you could probably get away with say a large sckoon total length of 50 or a large fleurcup total lenth of 52.

Good luck.
trejoytrejoy on September 18th, 2014 05:19 am (UTC)
I also have a (very) low cervix and second the suggestion of the large Sckoon. The medium Meluna Mini didn't have enough capacity for me either, though I really liked that cup. The Sckoon is one of the most comfortable cups I've tried and hasn't leaked in over a year of use.
rieq on September 18th, 2014 04:05 pm (UTC)
I would say my max length is close to 48mm. I just put in my (not mini) medium to check and the cup itself is pretty much right at the entrance. I have three MeLunas, all ring stem, which pokes out with all three, but it doesn't bother me. I was just thinking that the Femmycycle length was including the stem and MeLuna is not, and maybe they are pretty close (45-48mm without stem vs. 51mm with...) but I suppose I shouldn't count on the femmycycle stem not bothering me if it poked out. The xl shorty looks very promising, 28ml is a big increase over 21! I think the large sckoon might be too long but I would probably try it if I saw one on mc_sales so I'll keep an eye out.
Yuanting Tao on September 19th, 2014 02:57 am (UTC)
My very low cervix days only allow me about 40mm length to accommodate a cup but longer cups could still fit in comfortably. The thing is most of the time my low cervix is very dangly and often settles into the cup. If that's the case with you then longer cup shouldn't be a problem. But no matter longer or shorter, they could all have space taken by the dangling cervix, then the large capacity would be greatly compromised. Even you have a short enough cup it could still ride up. Thus far out of all the cups I've tried, large capacity still means nothing for me. Hope you have a better luck :(
REGEEregee0304 on September 26th, 2014 11:37 pm (UTC)
What I can't seem to get is.... If i have a WIDER cup won't my cervix just sit deeper into it? Thereby decreasing capacity? Or NO....
I have a large Diva, Fleurcup, Ladycup, & FEMMYCYCLE. I have a low cervix most days & all leak at some point between a few minutes to 1-2 hours after insertion on my heavy days. I'd love to find a cup that will hold me longer!