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30 July 2016 @ 04:18 pm
So I bought the Blossom cup because it had good reviews on Amazon and I could afford it at the time. I am 37 and have not carried a child to term or given birth.
First cycle with the cup was fine, easy no problems. It could stay in for 10 hours before filling up. Second cycle I have had to empty it every 2-3 hours and I even had one time where it had shifted so much I could barely find it. It is leaking some, but not more than a pantyliner can handle unless it gets full before I can empty it. I have tried to position it correctly using several different methods.
I am SEVERLY anemic and so my cycle blood is very watery, but I do have clotting as well. I have a dangly cervix which may be part of the problem. I really want this to work.
Should I get a different brand? What do you all recommend?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 31st, 2016 01:34 am (UTC)
The Blossom isn't listed on this set of charts http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ because it's considered one of the many "generic" cups. Perhaps it's on another set. But the small is probably close to 41x47 in size.

Compare that approximate size to other brands. Only you know how much longer/shorter, narrower/wider you might want your next cup to be. If you're not sure, then aim for something "medium" in length. Width is not so critical but being 30+, a medium to wide rim would probably suit you well.

Once you have an idea of cups in your general size range, look at photos of the ones that interest you most. Do you want a flared rim or not? Pointy or blunt? Tapered or bulbous? And do a final check of capacities. Some cups have notoriously low capacities compared to other cups with similar dimensions.
AlyrabbitAlysa Keesee on July 31st, 2016 02:07 am (UTC)
Thank you Kuradi8 ! I will do some research. I just want this to work.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 31st, 2016 01:31 pm (UTC)
Let us know which ones you're considering next. We can probably tell you the pros and cons of each off the tops of our heads.

Also, if you don't like those size charts, there are many others at the Community FAQ and elsewhere online.
newconvert on July 31st, 2016 02:09 pm (UTC)
Blossom was my first cup, for similar reasons. Kuradi is giving good advice, I'd just add that the Blossom is very soft, so you might also consider firmness when reviewing the charts.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 31st, 2016 06:32 pm (UTC)
For a dangly cervix you may just need a more bell-shaped (or U shaped) cup than the relatively V shaped Blossom. The Fleur is a popular one or, if you like the Blossom's softness, the Si-Bell or SuperJennie. Maybe more the Si-Bell than the SJ since you seem to have a high cervix.