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27 December 2014 @ 02:11 pm
Hi all. I really really want to start using a menstrual cup. Problem is I am scared that it is going to get stuck and I will have to go to the doctor to get it out. I am still in high school and I can't drive. That would be so embarrassing!! I am dying thinking about it!! I know its rare for that to happen, but I have a very high cervix. also my mum doesn't even know i have my period. i buy my own pads/tampons. since i can't drive i ride my bike to the shop and get them. I know I should tell my mum but i just can't, I'm not close with her and she would tell my whole family. she's like that. So yeah I was wondering what are my chances of it getting stuck and what cups are good for a very high cervix.
thanks
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 27th, 2014 02:39 pm (UTC)
I think you'll really like the Si-Bell. I know I say that to everyone, but the combination of shortish cup + crazy long stem means it will work for users of any cervix height (because if you needed to you could cut the stem to wherever, but I think you'll like having the entire stem length. I have a crazy high cervix as well!) And despite how soft it is, it pops open easily due to its design. (I'd suggest getting the Small unless your flow is horribly heavy, though. I haven't had children, but I am quite a bit older than you and occasionally I still have to fiddle to get my Large to pop open.) I bought mine off luxurymoon.co.uk but menstrualcup.co and femininewear also have them. You'll have to wait a bit because they ship from Europe and they are a little pricey, but the options are limited for us World Trade Cervixes lol

Another option for something very cheap, but that might take forever to actually get to you, is the iCare from China. Apparently the length including the stem is 85mm, so I ordered one, but I had it sent to my apartment at school and won't be back there until January so I have no idea if it has showed up yet. I've seen review that compliment/complain about its softness, which is good for me, since my bladder is really sensitive. iCares are pretty widely available on Ebay and Amazon but I got mine off AliExpress because it was 5 bucks with free shipping (and they had a lot more colors)
Edited to add: Here's where I searched for the iCare. Make sure to note the "min. order" number in small type...some of the listings are for multiples, so unless you want to get some for friends make sure you pick a listing that says min. order of 1 :) http://www.aliexpress.com/cheap/cheap-icare-menstrual-cup.html

Here's an Ebay listing that's fairly cheap, shipping from Spain which might take a bit less time (idk)...it's in Spanish though so let me know if you need me to translate anything http://www.ebay.com/itm/OFERTA-Copa-Menstrual-Icare-Stock-Todas-tallas-colores-cup-copa-vaginal-/181465571718?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_186&var=&hash=item2a4030e186

Edited at 2014-12-27 02:54 pm (UTC)
pinkydoodler on December 27th, 2014 03:02 pm (UTC)
If that's the case, you probably want to go for a long cup or a cup with a long stem to be on the safe side.

http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ has a chart of cup lengths and widths.

My personal preference for a beginner cup is the small Si-Bell because it is soft but poppy and has a long, comfortable stem which is very reassuring when you're scared of a cup getting lost inside you. (I know it was for me when I first tried cups!)

If you're really scared about losing the cup though, you can also try trying threading some clean (non minty) dental floss through the cup holes and knot the ends like this:

cupstring

The floss will hang out of you like a tampon string and serve as a backup something to hold on to in case the stem rides up out of reach. In such a scenario you can still gently pull the string while breaking the cup seal with one finger inside you to coax the cup down until you can reach the stem.

Once you get used to methods of removal you won't need the floss anymore, though.