keispree (keispree) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Dangly cervix

So I'm fairly new to menstrual cups (still in my first cycle), but fairly comfortable with my own body. I've purchased a Small Classic Meluna that I'm currently using (I used the sizing thing on their website) but have been experiencing a couple of problems with it and would love some advice as to how to proceed!

The premise: Fits great, pops right open, no problems inserting or removing. But, it leaks halfway through, and when I remove the cup it's barely even half full. It also seems to leak if I'm sitting in a weird position with my knees up high (but not sure if this is related).

Anyway, I got my finger up there and lo and behold, my cervix is the most dangly thing I have ever noticed on my own body. It's so incredibly dangly on my period I'm surprised I've had problems feeling for it before. At any rate, I've noticed that when I insert my Meluna it goes entirely around my cervix, and it sits snugly inside, probably taking up space.

Now, I'm really enjoying my Small Meluna (until it leaks, ugh) but I can't help but feel that it's not the right size for me just because of my extremely dangly cervix.

I have a couple of questions:
1) Should I not make assumptions and continue with my learning-curve to see if the leaking stops?
2) If not, how should I go about buying a different cup? Do you think a Large Meluna will be too wide for me, and should I go for a Medium instead? Or perhaps some other brand? Do I need something wider or something longer/more capacity, or both, and do you have any suggestions? Length is not a problem I think, I have a long vaginal canal (but with the aforementioned dangly cervix). I've been looking at comparison photos - maybe the Small Divacup may work, as it is tall?

Thanks so much in advance!!

P.S. Not sure if this has anything to do with anything, but if it helps any, I'm a small 5'4", 121 lbs athletic build (I lift weights), 25 years old, never been pregnant, currently have a Mirena IUD.
Tags: buying decisions, cervix position, first time use, leakage & spotting, meluna
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