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Hi, I am just beginning to explore the world of MCs.

I have a fairly high cervix which is placed at the far left of my vagina, not centered at all.

I am 40yrs old and have had two babies.

Any suggestions as to which cup might best suit me and any other tips for using etc are very much appreciated!

Thank you!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 15th, 2015 01:38 pm (UTC)
Start here: http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ If you don't like the size charts that it points to, there are several others at the Community FAQ.
newconvert on November 16th, 2015 12:28 am (UTC)
Once you get an idea from the size charts what sort of cup you think you'd be interested in, reviews can be helpful -- though the cup that works great for someone else may not be ideal for you, and vice versa.

One thing I noticed on Amazon was how highly rated most cups were. I eventually figured out that many ratings were driven more by people's impressions of cups in general instead of differences between cups. For instance, the first cup I tried had some annoying aspects but the switch from disposables to a cup was such an improvement that I didn't realize that I started out with a really average, not stellar, cup. For that reason, I'd be very skeptical of cups getting less than four stars. On the upside, it does indicate that it's hard to go very wrong in your choice of cup!
bklynmom on November 16th, 2015 02:39 am (UTC)
I think a bigger cup has a better chance of catching flow from an off center cervix. And, you could probably tolerate one since you've had kids. Lots of women like the fleur in your situation. And it's pretty cheap to start with. I'm also in my 40s and have given birth. I like the sckoon best and fleur next. The fleur is larger and can be a bit irritating at times. The sckoon is softer and feels more comfortable but it's shorter so might not be best for you. But my cervix isn't very high. I can alway reach it so it's probably only 2.5 inches at its highest. Good luck! You'll probably find most cups can work for you.
not_a_leaf on November 18th, 2015 12:33 am (UTC)
If the griprings of the Fleur irritate you, you can cut them off or take a nail clipper. Those rings are too prominent for me, but without those, I like it, but I have only the small one.
The Si-belle is very similar in dimensions, but softer. I don't think I'd recommend that for a first time user, though, because it is more coaxing to get to open, but I thought I should mention it anyway.

Kuradis link covers everything important, make sure you look at the folding techniques as well. The C-fold that most companies print in the instructions doesn't work for everyone and can be a real gamebreaker :p

With a high cervix you probably want to look at the longer cups. Even after giving birth and being older than 30 doesn't mean a bigger cup will be better for you, but if you want to go that route, I have heard a lot of good things about the LoveYourBody.

When you narrow down your choices after looking at the charts, you should check out YouTube. There are some great channels with tips, information and comparisons. Reviews are helpfull, too, if they have pictures, comparisons and infos on holesize, firmness and stems. Though to be fair you probably don't know what to look for in stems and I can't help with that at all.
bklynmom on November 18th, 2015 12:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know about removing the grip rings. Just haven't bothered since it not my only cup and I only use it for a day to two so it's fine for what I need.
sheeme on November 17th, 2015 11:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your replies and support, I will take it all into consideration!

Thanks again!
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on November 19th, 2015 03:28 pm (UTC)
I think we are cervix placement twins! Except I haven't had any babies and am a bit younger than you--one of the biggest things I'd say though is get something with a ROUND stem. If you have a flat tab stem and don't insert the cup with JUST the right side facing your vaginal wall on the right side, all you're gonna feel is pokepokepokepoke. And like me, you probably need that stem to get the cup out. I do like the Si-Bell but because I can't bear down effectively I have to rely on pulling on the stem for removal and a couple Si-Bell stems bit the dust that way. I love my Rainbow (it has a fat, round stem and is just as soft as the Si-Bell) but the capacity is not quite enough for my heavier days and this month I think I actually missed my cervix a bit one morning...

Agree that a wider cup will give you less of a chance to miss your cervix too!