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04 September 2015 @ 10:06 am
Hi everyone!

This is my first time ever posting. I'm 23 and just tried a menstrual cup (sckoon cup) for the very first time during my last cycle. And I am one of those people who are now strong supporters of the menstrual cup! I had used pads for 13 years and tampons for a few months (and hated it) before I discovered the wonderful menstrual cup.

My question is what would happened if I insert the cup all the way in and completely surrounding my cervix? My cervix sits very low during my period and I had inserted it all the way up until it couldn't go up any further (because I was afraid of leakage or the cup falling out). It was comfortable and I had almost no leakage but I am worried if it can cause problems. Like damaging my cervix or causing infertility (I worry too much). It's probably a stupid question but I just wanted to know people's thoughts and knowledge about this.

Thanks!! ^^
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 4th, 2015 03:45 pm (UTC)
What would happen? It would work properly. :o)
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nys311 on September 5th, 2015 03:06 pm (UTC)
My cervix also sits low during my period, and I used to push my cup (a DivaCup, which is a very long cup) up very high as well. This didn't hurt anything, but for me personally, my cervix was low enough in my cup that it decreased the capacity of menstrual fluid that my cup could hold.

Like when you stick your hand into a drinking glass and then try to fill it with water - your hand will displace some of the liquid, and it will fill up a lot sooner. But as soon as you remove your hand, you might find that the glass is only halfway or 2/3 of the way full of water.

So on my heavy days, this meant that I had to empty my cup way more frequently, and it was only about halfway or maybe 2/3 of the way full when I had to do so.

I just recently switched to the LENA cup, and I love it so far. It sits lower in my vagina without feeling uncomfortable (I can't feel it at all). It's got a similar shape (bell-shaped) as the Sckoon Cup, but from what I hear, it's a firmer cup.