lucidty (lucidty) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Lily cup with average cervix

Hi! I'm new here and new to menstrual cups.

I recently got a lily cup classic size a for my first cup (so pretty), aside from some problems on my first try at insertion I have been using it for my period successfully and with no further issues aside from very mild cramping so I have a few questions.

1) I wasn't aware of cervix placement before I got it and know it's a long cup, and after checking my cervix at about mid cycle it's down to entire middle finger length (unreachable when I'm off my period). My lily still sits very nicely though, it's not poking out and I can't feel it inside me, but I have had some mild sharper cramping. which now I'm assuming is because my cup is pressing against my cervix or maybe has it inside it (I can trace a finger around my cervix as if its grabbable, is this dangly?)

I suffer from horrific cramps normally so it's no issue for me at all, I'm just wondering if aside from my cup possibly having a lesser capacity, is there any health risk for your cup pushing against your cervix or gripping it a little? The pain is very mild and I have absolutely no issues with insertion or removal. It's also not constant. Just want to be safe!
I tend to spot throughout different times of my cycle and I assume my cervix will be up higher then so I think a long cup would be good for that too.

And 2) I'm hoping to get a mirena IUD in the next few months. Does having a cup that presses to my cervix and having a possibly dangly cervix make this a bad idea? I pop open my cup just at the very entrance of my vagina and push it in once it's open and the seal is not at all hard to break upon removal.

Thankyou :)
Tags: cervix position, cramps, health risks, iud, lilycup
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