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08 October 2014 @ 12:53 pm
I have used a menstrual cup for 5 years now. I started with a lunette then I went to a fleurcup and now I use a sibell. The sibell is the softest cup I have. When I first started using cups I didn't have this problem. Now I can barely pee when I have the cup in. It also makes me feel like I have to pee all the time. I know that there are softer cups now but I'm not sure which ones. I do have a low cervix so I need a shorter cup but I need a high capacity. The ones I have are larges. Is there one out there that is short, soft and has a high capacity? I've been looking at the softcups. I don't like the idea of using a different one every cycle but I also don't think I should continue using the ones I am. I feel like they would leak more than a regular menstrual cup. Am I wrong? Thanks for any advice!
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on October 8th, 2014 11:41 pm (UTC)
Unless there are smaller diameter softcups out there, I think at minimum, you would need a cervix height of at least 3" in order to fit a softcup completely inside and not expel it, because they are 3" in diameter and the opening sits along your front wall...so if your cervix is lower than that (read: you could cut even one notch off the Si-Bell) you won't be able to hold in the softcup. The one time I tried a softcup I could barely fit the whole thing in and I have the World Trade Cervix, if that tells you anything.

Edited at 2014-10-08 11:41 pm (UTC)
~Castiel~thusbands on October 8th, 2014 11:48 pm (UTC)
Hmm that's something I've never considered. I do know that a 70mm diaphragm fits in there. I guess I'll just have to buy a few and see. I guess I was mainly wondering if there were softer cups than the ones I have.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on October 9th, 2014 01:57 pm (UTC)
is 70mm the diameter when it's completely round (like not squeezed in half) or do they measure by circumference? I've never used a diaphragm so I have no idea. According to my tape measure 3" in diameter would be about 75-76mm. It would go around the back of the cervix which would allow it to sit a little further back, but it would still be squeezed together like || inside you rather than rounded like the diaphragm O so you would need at least a med high cervix to fit it all inside.