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19 January 2017 @ 11:05 am
Hi,I'm 16 and I'm interested in using a mensrual cup. I watched a video online about them and it said to check your cervix.if your cervix is high get a cup for a high cervix if your cervix is low get a cup for a low cervix and mine is low. I thought your cervix moves when you are on your period. I don't want to get a mensrual cup for a low cervix then when I am on my period it goes up to far because my cervix has moved. What cup should I get ?
 
Selmamarsianka_selma on January 19th, 2017 05:59 pm (UTC)
Well, actually my cervix gets much lower when I'm on my period.
I'd suggest a smaller, shorter cup. Because, if the cup is too big it'll stick out and the cervix will take up too much space inside it. On the other hand, it should be quite easy to extract a short cup from a long vagina by bearing down/reaching it with your fingers. (Some girls reported that they couldn't reach it but that's a rare case I think.)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on January 20th, 2017 05:02 am (UTC)
"On the other hand, it should be quite easy to extract a short cup from a long vagina by bearing down/reaching it with your fingers."


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAA

Actually it's not funny because I'll never get those 3 hours back trying to extract the Meluna from my 70-mm-up-on-my-very-lowest-days cervix. And I was lucky--some users here have had to have a gynecologist remove theirs at the office because the cup was unreachable or suctioned on too hard.

Not all of us can bear down effectively (I have fibroids that distort my canal somewhat and others have pc muscle issues from having kids or other things going on)

Edited at 2017-01-20 05:06 am (UTC)
citrinesunset: Fountain pencitrinesunset on January 20th, 2017 09:52 pm (UTC)
Shoot, I feel like I can bear down pretty well, but it's not enough to push a short cup low enough to really make a difference. I could get my Diva out by bearing down, but with my Si-bell, I just have to reach and use the stem more.

I'm pretty comfortable now, but I'd caution a newbie about getting a really short cup unless they know they'll need one. There's usually a bit of a learning curve even when the cup is easily reachable.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 20th, 2017 12:14 am (UTC)
If you haven't already, skim/read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ and then follow the link to one of MANY size charts found online. This one includes some basic guidelines.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on January 20th, 2017 05:04 am (UTC)
If you are totally unsure where your cervix is while on your period, I'd suggest getting a cup with a short body and a long stem: that way, it'll work (at least lengthwise, width may be another preference you have to figure out) no matter how high or low it is. If your cervix is low, then just cut off the stem, but if it's high, leave it on. A long-bodied cup like the Diva will just irritate the heck out of you if your cervix is too low to fit it comfortably, but as long as a short-bodied cup has a long stem, you could wear one even with a high cervix (the Si-Bell is a good example)