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Hello. I am really in need of some help deciding what kind of menstrual cup to purchase. I am 34, have had one child vaginally and on via C-section. I have a fairly significant bladder prolapse, and based on some research, I think I have a low cervix, too, especially the first three days of my period. I tried a DivaCup, size 2, for the first time this month. I removed the stem completely, thinking that was the problem I was having, and although I didn't feel like it was stabbing me, it's still uncomfortable. I can feel the cup while wearing it, and the bottom is pretty much even with my vaginal opening; one the cup starts to fill, it is slipping even more. I know I have proper suction; I just think it's the prolapse that's causing it to fall. I really want to be able to wear a cup! I'm extremely active and have pretty heavy periods, but I don't want to wear talk anymore. Any help you can give would be appreciated!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 7th, 2015 12:33 pm (UTC)
The Diva happens to be one of the longest bodied cups. Compare it to others at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or at any of the other size charts found at the Community FAQ. In the mean time, flip it inside out to shorten it. It is perfectly OK to wear it that way if it works for you.
ysalkeld on September 7th, 2015 03:48 pm (UTC)
i had looked at the size chart and chose the lunette (for post kids) because I'm just not long in that area (feel like my cervix sits in diff positions during diff times of day) and seems to work fine for me. its difficult bc you cant really "try one on to see how you like it" :) I have pretty heavy periods and short of just some residual slobber have not had any issues and have def given it the 10 hour limits, even on my heavy days:) good luck!
sjennifersjennifer on September 7th, 2015 05:50 pm (UTC)
I experienced the same problem with DivaCup before - after I inserted it, I felt something inside me. Try find a brand with softer material, which can help.
nys311 on September 8th, 2015 02:05 am (UTC)
Here's another good comparison chart on sizing:

http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2012/04/what-menstrual-cup-is-right-for-you/

For what it's worth, I also have a low cervix, and I also started with the Diva Cup, but wasn't fully satisfied. I recently tried the large sized LENA cup, because my flow is fairly heavy - but I haven't had kids, and it turned out to be just slightly too big for me. I also never filled it up more than halfway, so I'm switching to the small version. Their small cup is also supposed to be better for lower cervixes, since it's slightly shorter. What I love about this cup is that its bell shape seems to let it sit lower in my vagina very naturally, without wanting to slip out as easily. It's super comfortable! Also, the customer service of this company is pretty amazing - you can find their cup on Amazon, along with dozens of reviews. I definitely recommend checking it out!