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heidiwashere
March 27th, 2016, 07:09 pm
Still looking for my goldilocks cup, with a new revelation

Hi,

Not only am I new to this page, I am totally new to LiveJournal--having just broken up with Facebook. LOL. Bear with me, as I am trying to navigate this "way of social media".

My history: five vaginal births, very heavy (nearly hemorrhaging on day 2) flow. Tried cups about 10 years ago--had no real success, and gave up until a few months ago. I first used the Keeper (that was 10 years old, but barely used). I liked the firmness okay, but it was so dried up (ha ha!) that I had to throw it out, and wasn't super happy with it. Tried the Lunette 2--okay, but struggled with folds until I found the punch fold. Still, it slipped down too much. I then got the Sckoon, thinking the width was better--but oh, my--way too soft. I could never get it to open, regardless of the folds I tried. I guess I squeezed it shut. Finally got the Super Jennie--even worse regarding the ability to open it. So far, the Lunette, turned inside out and folded properly, opens the easiest--but isn't lovely, just tolerable. It slides down as well.

I have always considered my cervix high--I have only previously been able to even touch it once. Today--during my day 2--I realized that not only is my cervix NOT high--it is dangly! This COULD explain the problem I have had with every cup--it slides out. I cannot get out of the bathroom without feeling it slide down. IF I get it in "right" on the first day--stuck way in on the first day and up and to my left--it is fine. Once I empty them--they no longer will stay in.

I was strongly thinking I'd order a FemmyCycle. I thought the bulbous shape might be a good bet, and I liked the capacity. Due to my murder-scene-aftermath on day 2, I assumed the capacity of the regular size was the way to go. Now, figuring out my dangly cervix, should I assume to go with the low-cervix model--but what happens with capacity then? At any rate, I am now feeling like going back to square one due to finding out the cervix dangles starting day 2.

Does the dangly cervix explain why the cups slide out? What are my "new" options now with this information?

Please help, and forgive if this question was asked repeatedly but I cannot find it! I am so desperate to make this work. Tampons have been giving me so much pain due to the dryness, I think. Plus, on day 2--I have to change them every 15-20 minutes.
 
 
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on March 28th, 2016 01:11 am (UTC)
The "sliding down" feeling is not the cup, it's the vaginal births. Your pelvic floor muscles are, understandably, shot. (I destroyed my mom's PC muscles and was a small baby...and also the only one she could ever conceive. lol. Sorry mom) Kuradi8 always has good ideas for pelvic floor exercises! Since you like firm, how about the Yuuki Classic?
seaweed88seaweed88 on March 28th, 2016 01:46 am (UTC)
Yuuki large has good capacity, but I don't think it would be as good for a dangly cervix because it's more V at the bottom than bell shaped. Maybe a Lena size large?
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on March 28th, 2016 03:33 am (UTC)
That's a good thought. I certainly found the Lena too firm, but the OP may not find it firm enough for her taste. But I can't think of anything firmer that's also that bell-shaped. I went right to the Yuuki due to the firmness. An XL Meluna Sport is also an option.
heidiwashereheidiwashere on March 28th, 2016 01:57 am (UTC)
I was thinking the slippage might be due to my cervix dropping on day 2, since the first day is usually okay?

And an update--a few hours without using a cup--I cannot feel my cervix again.

This may be a bit graphic, but since we are all talking about this (LOL), when I felt my cervix, it was hanging down, but I still felt like I could stick my finger inside (at least part way). But I felt like what else could that be inside? I am pretty comfortable feeling around, so it wasn't exactly shocking, but I had never felt that before. At any rate, I tried now and couldn't feel anything, and was able to stick a cup up inside. However, this has been within a half hour, and I am not bending over or cleaning or whatever, so I don't feel the cup. It feels way up there now.