Free the West Memphis 3! (die_fledermaus) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Free the West Memphis 3!

Arrrgh I just want to find something that works

OMG y'all...My head is spinning. I've been looking at the tags on here for almost 2 hours, and have been doing research on cups, and I still can't make heads or tails of it.

I have a Diva Cup. I've been using it since about February. In between, it's ok, but mostly, it's not. It won't pop open, or it starts to open as I'm putting it in and then it leaks. I can feel it moving around inside, and when I wipe after peeing, I can feel it popping in a weird way. It's just not working for me, but I'm not ready to give up cups. I just need to find the one that works. However, I don't have the money to keep buying cups over and over. So I'm hoping I can find something without having to buy another one in a month.

About me:

-I've discovered I have a very low cervix when on my period - I think this is why the Diva Cup isn't working right. I don't think it's sitting around my cervix the way it's supposed to. I even turned it inside out.
- I'm 30, no vaginal births, not a virgin BUT I haven't had sex in like 2 years.
- I lost a lot of weight between February and now and have to wonder if that's making a difference
- I have a medium-heavy flow, sometimes large clots
- I'm active. I walk a LOT for work, and I horseback ride and do yoga weekly. I think my pelvic floor muscles are pretty strong.

I'm considering a Meluna. I love that they have so many size options, and I have to say I love that they're German (because I am too!). But which one? I've read the small or the shorty can be too small if you have such a low cervix as mine. But I don't want something too long either. Or too soft - I want it to open easily inside.

I'm sure this has been asked 8 million times but I couldn't find any posts that lay out the physical characteristics like that, or if they have, they don't match my situation, so it'd be awesome to hear back.

Thanks so so much! I want this To work!
Tags: brand comparisons, cervix position, divacup, femmycycle, heavy blood flow, meluna, popping open, seal & suction, sizes/size issues, sports/physical activities

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