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03 September 2015 @ 11:26 am
I've tried Eva 2 (leaks and rides too high) and the Lily original 2 (makes me too crampy, leaks and won't open).

Admittedly I am still having trouble finding my cervix, which makes me conclude it is high. I've had 2 births (twins), however my vaginal opening seems to crush cups making them impossible to open at the bottom. I'm thinking it's what making it hard for cups to open fully.

Any suggestions on a cup that won't ride high, make me feel crampy and like I'm stretching, and that's easy to open? Second period trying this and I'm back to disposables having such a hard time with this.
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 3rd, 2015 04:01 pm (UTC)
All cups will ride as high as they can so that they sit around your cervix...all those diagrams are wrong when they show the cup sitting low with space between the cervix and the cup. So the solution is to get a cup with a long body+stem combination so it will be around your cervix but you can also reach it. (Fellow high cervix here) And particularly if your twins were a C-section, you may not have as much loosening/cervix lowering as you'd expect with 2 kids.

I'd recommend the Si-Bell or the MamiCup for long cups that will pop open easily. The Si-Bell is about as soft as the Lily but with its design it pops open much easier (I've had both). The iCare is also cheap and great since it's 82mm with stem, though it might not pop open quite as easily. I have never had a problem with it but I know how to pop open super soft cups because with my bladder I can't wear anything else :)
Shantell Pitts on September 3rd, 2015 05:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you for tackling this. My twins were vaginal births. I am going to look into both of those. On my vaginal entry, my side walls curve inwards and it's so strong I haven't been able to get it to open there, which i think affects the entire cup opening. Thank you. I'll keep at it.
curlydevacurlydeva on September 3rd, 2015 07:37 pm (UTC)
How about trying a Luv Ur Body cup. It has the perfect amount of firmness and softness. Firm enough to open and wide opening and soft enough to be comfortable during your whole cycle with great capacity and the large is long. The medium is a little longer. The large holds about 35mls. It is one of my Goldilocks cups just another option for you to have a look at. Hope that helps.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 4th, 2015 01:07 pm (UTC)
Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ for helpful hints.
lenacup1 on September 4th, 2015 02:10 pm (UTC)
I've had 2 births. A csection and a vbac, but because I was extremely tight before I gave birth I chose a small cup. It fits perfectly without leaks. I wonder if that might be the case for you? Maybe even after your twins you're still rather tight and your cup is too large so it can't stay open?