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I recently bought a Mooncup (UK) and have just started using it. I understand it takes a while to get the hang of it, but I'm wondering if I made the right choice and if I should get another type to try.

After reading the advice on here I figured I should try and work out whether my cervix is high or low... So I poked it for the first time ever (well, that felt weird!) I used my middle finger and had to put pretty much the whole finger in... So does that mean my cervix is high, or about average?

I've only inserted and removed my Mooncup a grand total of 3 times. The first time I didn't push it far enough and it was very uncomfortable at the entrance of my vagina. So the next few times I placed it further in. It was more comfortable (I could just about forget about it) but very difficult to remove. I probably trimmed the stem too much the first time around (whoops) and the cup was quite far inside. I just found it really difficult to reach, grip onto and break the seal. When I finally managed to remove it, it definitely hurt on the way out! I have read the advice to bear down and squeeze the cup to break the seal, so I will keep trying that, but I'm wondering if it might be easier if I could find a cup that's more suitable for my body.

I should point out that I have pretty tense vaginal muscles due to vulvodynia (a vulval pain condition). I am sexually active and do light exercise. I have never given birth. For these reasons I chose the smaller Mooncup (size B) and the diameter seems fine.

I have a moderate flow so I don't necessarily need a cup with a big volume. Just whatever is most comfortable and easy to insert and remove. I'm pretty sure I want to try something softer than the Mooncup so it's mostly size advice I need. I'd really appreciate any suggestions! Thanks in advance.
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 5th, 2015 10:20 pm (UTC)
Get through the dreaded learning curve with the cup that you already have. Then consider others. There are size/capacity charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ and also at the Community FAQ. But that having been said, I think your issues are more a question of technique and unfamiliarity than a poor fit.
icanbmeicanbme on February 6th, 2015 02:06 am (UTC)
I would suggest figuring out how far you can get your finger goes inside when searching for the cervix than (after washing your hands) put your finger against a tape measure to get an more accurate length measurement to use.
anotheremma on February 6th, 2015 03:01 pm (UTC)
It's about 7cm (just under 3 inches).
yayforcupsyayforcups on February 6th, 2015 10:01 am (UTC)
https://docs.zoho.com/sheet/published.do?rid=mdngge2336f38104b45a882b500f2e041f196&mode=html

This awesome cup comparison chart was updated 1st Feb 2015 and it shows all cups n sizes, truly brilliant!!!

You can use this when you know your body's dimensions :)

Edited at 2015-02-06 10:03 am (UTC)
anotheremma on February 6th, 2015 03:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the size chart links! I've narrowed it down to a large Meluna (soft or classic) or a small Miacup.

I agree I need to keep trying but would prefer to learn with a softer cup. At the moment it's too painful and it's making me reluctant to try!
anotheremma on February 6th, 2015 10:59 pm (UTC)
...or a small Lunette?? I'd like medium width, length and softness... if that exists!
momof3bbp on February 9th, 2015 07:14 am (UTC)
I'd like to know how you all get free samples to try. I have been folwing this group for quite some time now and not sure which to get and such so I'd like to try some first. And where to buy? I can guarantee that if I walked into my local Walmart they would look at me like I'm crazy.