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20 February 2015 @ 01:30 am
I've been using a larger sized uk Mooncup (well several) for over 8 years. I've recently converted a few friends to cups and have realised my experience of monthly leaks isn't typical. I have some small leakage most days in the first half of the period dealt with by panty liner and on heavier nights have to wear a full sized pad too/instead. Generally on heavy days (1-3) I have to empty it every 2 hrs. By day 5+ I can last 8+ hrs.

I've done some reading on here and had a check and am pretty sure I have a low cervix. Its easily reachable and I can squeeze the end of the cup and feel my cervix sat inside it. (I have no stem whatsoever on it as it rubbed). I can leak with a sharp cough or as I sit sometimes yet when I empty the cup its only full a third of the way up. Also sometimes it feels like the cup is falling out and I can feel it just by parting the labia - usually a couple of days into my period. I have no trouble inserting/removing it and am ok about firmess etc.

Ideas please what I should look for in another cup - shorter than the 50mm? wider than the 46mm? bigger capacity? all 3?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 20th, 2015 03:29 am (UTC)
If you haven't already, check out the various size and capacity charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or at the Community FAQ. It sounds like a short to medium wide cup would fit you well. One that's blunt based like a Sckoon or Fleurcup might suit you better than another that's fairly pointy like your Mooncup. Compare them to others.

Edited to add: Also check out http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ There are a few references to "dangly" cervixes there. And it sounds like you have one.

Edited at 2015-02-20 04:02 am (UTC)
eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on February 20th, 2015 07:45 am (UTC)
I had a similar issue with the mooncup uk. I changed to the fleurcup (large) and got prescribed tranexamic acid along with ibuprofen which means that my periods are a lot lighter. I can't fill a cup to capacity either because my cervix sits inside the cup. I only empty my fleurcup 3 times a day on the first couple of days and then just morning and night for the last few lighter days
yayforcupsyayforcups on February 20th, 2015 12:53 pm (UTC)
Many have had success with large fleur. It's probably leaking as a combination of the holes being so low giving it a not so great capacity, and a dangly cervix filling up a bit of the cup. Most other cups will give you more capacity so there is hope :)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on February 20th, 2015 11:12 pm (UTC)
Also going to suggest the large Fleur. If you like something even softer the Si-Bell is the same shape, but since the MCUK was seemingly OK in that area you may not need to go softer.