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23 April 2017 @ 08:16 pm
Hello, I am brand new to menstrual cups and am on day two of using it during my cycle. I am using a small blossom cup, have two kids but have small (short?) vaginal opening and a low cervix. I had trouble getting the cup to open at first but finally mastered it with a punch down fold. It feels like I'm getting it to open all the way and make sure to feel and see if it's around my cervix. Every time I instert it, I feel like, "yeah it's going to be perfect this time!" But an hour and a half to two hours
Later it's leaking and not even filled to 7ml. I do have a heavy flow the first two days and am usually changing a tampon every hour. So I don't mind having to empty the cup and am still liking it better, but I would love to not have to empty as often. At the moment I can't imagine wearing it out and public with the leaking. I appreciate any and all feedback!
 
blossom0609 on April 24th, 2017 10:56 am (UTC)
So since it seems to be around 6-7ml every time it begins to leak I can't help but think it's because my cervix is inside the cup. Can anyone help with cup suggestions that hold more but are not huge? I've read most of the related tabs but am so confused about all of the different cups. I'm worried about spending money again and it still not being right.
rebecca2525rebecca2525 on April 25th, 2017 07:02 am (UTC)
I agree that it's probably your cervix sitting inside your cup. There are size comparison charts online that can give you a good overview where to start looking, and also videos on youtube on individual cups where you can get a closer look on them.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 24th, 2017 06:56 pm (UTC)
Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ and if you don't like the set of size and capacity charts that it points to, there are MANY others online.

You need a higher capacity cup. Check out the large Lunette (pointy) and the large Fleur (blunt based) and compare other brands to those.
blossom0609 on April 25th, 2017 12:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I did some more reading and also realized that with my current cup, even though it's short enough for me to situate below my cervix, it ends up riding up higher throughout the day no matter what.

I think the case may actually be that I have a "dangling" cervix. I think it will be inside the cup no matter what. So, I went ahead and ordered the Lg and Sm Fluer cup since I've read those are good for that. Hopefully one of them works well.