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I posted several times looking for a cup that would work for me. I crush cups easily.

I purchased a Yuuki economic, which worked okay, but I would crush it 4-5 times per cycle so I decided to get a Yuuki classic which works wonderfully. Both cups are in the small size. Overall I'm very satisfied with the Yuuki classic as a daytime cup.

The problem...my cervix dangles. A lot. I have to empty the cup at least once every 3 hours. This makes sleeping impossible without setting an alarm to empty the cup every couple of hours. I got a Luv Ur Body cup (small) which allows me to sleep for about 5 hours, which I can handle, but I can't use it as a daytime cup because it's too soft. I have to very carefully walk from the bathroom to bed when I sleep just to keep it from getting crushed in the short time it takes to get there. I also have to carefully get up out of bed in the morning to prevent it from crushing and leaking. It is also a larger cup which contributes to the crushing, so I don't think a medium Luv Ur Body will work for nighttime.

I'm looking into getting a medium or large-sized cup for a dangly cervix that is very firm, preferably as firm as the Yuuki classic. I considered getting a large Yuuki classic but I worry the shape of the cup won't give me much more capacity.

I'm considering a medium Ruby cup for nighttime. The Lena cup seems like it would help because of the shape and I hear it's very firm.

Any recommendations?
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 16th, 2016 07:50 pm (UTC)
It sounds like you need capacity, not necessarily stiffness.
Check out the size and capacity charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/

Your small LUB isn't listed but their website says it holds 28ml.

perideaux on August 17th, 2016 03:29 am (UTC)
I definitely need a firm cup. I own 8 cups, only the two firmest cups can be worn without being crushed. Yuuki classic = 3-4 hours with no leaks, Ladycup = 2-3 hours with no leaks, every other cup gets crushed within 15-30 minutes unless I don't run, jump, climb stairs etc. and sit down/stand up very slowly. Then they last about as long as the Yuuki. After my second day my cervix goes back to being high, I can insert my Yuuki and keep it as low as possible so my cervix doesn't go in the rim. I can leave it in longer without leaks that way.

I checked out the charts but I'm having a hard time figuring out which one would help with a dangly cervix specifically.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 17th, 2016 01:31 pm (UTC)
You have 8 cups and none of them work??? Are they all too similar in length and width?

If your Yuuki lasts 3-4 hours, then that's pretty good. Use that.
perideaux on August 17th, 2016 04:35 pm (UTC)
Yes. :( Most of them are medium resistance and all are small-sized cups but different lengths and widths. I'm not physically active so I thought I was inserting them wrong, they'd open up completely and form a seal but get crushed within half an hour. I can also crush them on command by flexing my muscles. I didn't know resistance was the problem until I got my small Ladycup and had no leaks. The Lilycup works but can't open completely because of the width so I have to suction it to my cervix to prevent leaks, I can feel the suction throughout the day so it's no good either.

I think my Yuuki may be my best bet after all. Maybe I'll try a large Yuuki classic and see if that helps since the firmness will help force it open even if it's larger. I'll also look into an L or XL MeLuna sport since the shape looks like it'll be better for a dangly cervix.
Sayga: doves-pecksayga on August 16th, 2016 08:08 pm (UTC)
Me Luna has an extra firm type too, but I haven't tried it. If you're in the US, find the European site and order from them. Even including international shipping, you pay less than the US site (last I looked/calculated anyway) and you have access to the full range of products, instead of only a handful that are approved/available in the US.

Me Luna also has a Shorty type. My cervix is dangly and low, and I use the Large Shorty, and it works pretty well. (I also have extremely heavy periods so my issues are with me, not the cup)
perideaux on August 17th, 2016 03:33 am (UTC)
I live in the US usually but I'm in Asia (Taiwan) for the next few months. I'll see if the European site is more forgiving about shipping costs. I have a low-medium cervix on day 1 and 2 and a high cervix every other day so I'll look at the large MeLuna sport. I was actually considering a small MeLuna sport before I got my Yuuki classic, maybe it was meant to be after all...
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 17th, 2016 12:33 am (UTC)
Try an XL Meluna Sport. You can even get them completely without stems if you want to keep the length down. I agree with Kuradi that capacity seems to be as much of, if not more of a problem than the crushing thing.
perideaux on August 17th, 2016 03:42 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, after getting 8 cups, I'm positive the firmness is the main issue. The only two cups I own that I can wear confidently without too much fear of crushing are my two firmest cups, the small Ladycup (notoriously low capacity!) and the Yuuki classic. If I change the cup frequently enough I get no leaks. Every other cup will get crushed the second I sit down, climb the stairs, run, stretch, etc. The small Luv Ur Body cup has a slightly higher capacity than my other cups and a dangly cervix-friendly design but I can't wear it during the day, it gets crushed easier than even my softest cups.

That's two votes for MeLuna sport! Would it make a big difference if I got the L instead of the XL? My flow isn't too heavy.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 27th, 2016 03:49 am (UTC)
Well, because your cervix dangles, you get a lot less capacity out of a given cup than most people would, so every little bit of extra capacity you can get could make a big difference in required frequency of emptying. So personally in your position I would go for the XL. But if you think the XL would be so long as to be uncomfortable on your low cervix days maybe the L would work. Keep in mind Melunas run small compared to other cups so a L by their standards is probably a medium or small for every other brand.