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12 July 2015 @ 06:16 pm
Hi all,

I'm looking into buying my first menstrual cup and i've been doing some research but I'm not really sure what would be right for me. I'm only 16 and I think I have a high cervix. When I tested with my finger I could reach in about 7.5cm but when I have a tampon in it sits about 13cm in (does a cup sit lower than a tampon because that seems quite far up?). Anyway, I think this means that I have a pretty high cervix, I was looking into buying a lunette small but I don't know whether this would be appropriate or not. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 
Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on July 12th, 2015 05:20 pm (UTC)
Are you sure it's 13cm in? That's very far in.
maeveam on July 12th, 2015 05:33 pm (UTC)
Well I measured the whole length(including string) of an unused tampon and it was 16.5cm(ish) and then I measured how much string was left over once I had one in (I made sure that there wwas no extra wound up string inside) and it measured roughly 3.5cm and so I assumed from that that it must be 13cm in
elisamba on July 17th, 2015 05:26 pm (UTC)
Could the string have curled up a little inside you?

I would recommend the small Gaiacup, just as long as you're aware you don't really use the stem for removal. It's the type of cup you pinch the bottom of to remove. It is long, high-capacity, and soft yet easy to open.

The small and large Gaiacups are almost identical, with 1 ml difference in both length and diameter between them. The large is apparently slightly firmer.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 12th, 2015 06:53 pm (UTC)
Well, you could either go with a long bodied cup like the Diva and some of the generics on eBay/Amazon, or with a short cup that has a long stem. The small Lunette has a long combined length but there are others that are just as long or longer. There are several size charts at the Community FAQ and some of them include stem lengths. Use those to figure out which brand you think would fit/suit you best.

If you go with a Diva, one of the modifications that we recommend is that you enlarge the tiny anti-suction holes around the rim. They help with popping open and with removal. Other helpful hints at: http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 13th, 2015 02:21 am (UTC)
What Kuradi said--I'd actually recommend the cheaper iCare over the Diva if possible because it has a good 13mm more in stem+cup total length (I had to cut part of the stem off, even!)...or if a short cup + long stem combination seems better for you (maybe if your pubic bone is high up like mine is) you'll like the Si-Bell.
sweetrumbellesweetrumbelle on July 13th, 2015 03:47 am (UTC)
Keep in mind also, that for some people, the cervix may drop down a little during your period.

I have a high cervix and I am able to get the small Lunette out. I have to drag it down a bit by6 the stem. The large Lunette also fits as well as the large Yuukii cup in Soft (my favorite so far). Stay away from the small version of the Sckoon cup, I thought I was not gonna get that one out when I tried it (stem and all was out of reach).