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I am a a fairly active woman, running and exercising 5-6 days a week and since having my tubes tied am suffering from such heavy periods that it stops me from doing any exercise for up to 4 days of my cycle.
I had hoped that wearing a cup would allow me to be able to continue exercising through my period, but i now realise i went into the whole selection process blind and uninformed and as a consequence seem to have chosen poorly.
I have been doing research but there is just so much out there that i am now very confused!
I am 39 years old and have had 2 vaginal births. I initially chose the Juju cup but it would seem that i have a low cervix and its just not working for me. Most of the time it feels like it is falling out and the one time i ran in it it was a total disaster.
I was hoping to find some suggestions from people who have the same situation with a low cervix.
I really want to succeed at using a cup and just feel so defeated at the moment, all help will be greatly appreciated!!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 1st, 2015 01:02 pm (UTC)
Comparing the dimensions of the JuJu to others at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ (or any of the other charts at the Community FAQ) the JuJu is already a short cup. There are others that are shorter though you would probably give up capacity as well as length.

The JuJu is already a fairly blunt-based cup, which some say prevents poking through more than pointier ones.

My guess is that you don't realize that you are bearing down when you run and/or your pelvic floor could use a little toning to hold your cup in better. There is a paragraph about that at the end of http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/
tkamockingbird on May 1st, 2015 06:35 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure how the FemmyCycle would be for exercise but it has a large capacity and they make a low cervix model.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on May 2nd, 2015 02:03 pm (UTC)
The FC might actually work well for her--because of the design it would be much more difficult to push out just by bearing down. (Caveat, I haven't had kids and have a much higher cervix and also have never really mastered the "bearing down"--so I haven't really had the experience of cups falling out)
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on May 2nd, 2015 10:57 pm (UTC)
I've had 2 little ones who are now 4 and 3 and I definitely second the kegels. It's definitely helped bring me back close to what I was before. After I had my first couple of periods I tried cups and they felt like they were going to fall out. But they no longer do that. My cervix is a little lower than what it was but I hope with continued kegels it will get better. One cup I'm going to try is the Meluna XL sport shorty and I hope it will help with exercising when doing plyometrics and different movements because I had that issue of it being pushed out even before kids. I do think that a much shorter cup with a wide width will be perfect so the cup isn't close to my vaginal opening and has a chance to be crushed and pushed out.