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28 May 2016 @ 03:58 pm
Hi all.

I have a question about something I have become curious about. I bought the Lena cup in both sizes to try as my first menstrual cup. I decided to try the small one first and I was getting a lot of cramping, which was odd because I never cramp. The cramping also seemed to go away whenever I took it out. I was only able to wear it a couple of hours before it got too painful. Once my heavy flow started, I didn't feel as much pain, but I did leak. I thought it was placement and was going to the to reinsert, but it ended up being completely full. I reinserted but again it was painful. So, I decided to try the larger cup, more because of the volume and to reduce leakage. I was completely surprised to find that the larger size never hurt! It also seemed to ride higher, because the stem was completely in and I had to bear down to pinch the bottom. The smaller one, always had the stem out and I couldn't get it up higher. It just always seemed to get stuck.

I just thought this was bizarre and was curious to understand why the smaller cup hurt like cramps, but was riding lower?
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elisamba on May 29th, 2016 06:06 am (UTC)
The smaller cup was probably rubbing against the cervix. The larger cup gives it more berth and/or room to hang in to the cup.
gepunktetrock on August 20th, 2016 01:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for your input!

I have stuck to the large mostly because it is sooooo comfortable! I have tried the small a few times with no success (can't push it up) and I am wondering if it's just getting stuck on my pubic bone and then bending or something to hit my cervix. Based on my understanding of our anatomy, even the largest cervix should be able to be completely fit within the circumference of these two cups. This makes me wonder if you're right about it rubbing the cervix and I just need to learn how to insert the small cup better or differently.