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27 April 2017 @ 12:12 am
Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a small Sckoon Cup on the recommendation of a friend, and this is my first period that I am trying it out. So far so good, I think, but I have a few questions.

I have searched all over the internet, but have found nothing describing my cervix situation so far. My cervix is suuuuper low. I have to reach my whole middle finger in to reach the tip of it, but the thing is, I'm reaching downward to get to the tip. If I insert a finger horizontally toward my back while standing I feel the cervix like a long, semi-stiff vertical shaft, and I have to reach way downward to feel the tip of it, lower than the opening of my vagina. I recently had an IUD inserted and the doctor didn't mention my cervix being abnormally long or anything. He did mention my uterus is slightly tilted (he didn't say which direction), but he said that everything looks good down there. All the diagrams for cup insertion show the cervix way up high, and the cup way down low, which I know is exaggerated, but what if your cervix opening is lower than the opening of your vagina? So my first question: is anyone else's cervix like this? Has anyone heard of this before?

Secondly, when I use the Sckoon cup, it seems to suction onto my cervix. If I don't ensure that my cervix is sitting inside the cup, then the cervix opening is below the rim of the cup and it doesn't work. So at this point my cervix is filling up half the cup and the cup is suctioning onto my cervix stronger than onto the walls of my vagina. This isn't uncomfortable (maybe a little upon taking it out), but it leaves hardly any capacity in the cup, and I am concerned about suction on my cervix because of my IUD. So my second question is, what cup would you recommend? I think I can definitely go wider than the Sckoon cup without discomfort, and I could probably go a little deeper if I got a cup with a smooth bottom and shortened the stem. The Femmycycle cup looks like a decent option except that the rim looks super uncomfortable to have your cervix sitting in it. Any thoughts?

I am 28 and have never had children, btw.

Thanks everyone!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 27th, 2017 11:25 am (UTC)
Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ and then compare your Sckoon to other brands using the size and capacity charts that it points to. If you don't like those charts, there are MANY others online. If the Femmycycle still calls to you, scroll down on the main posts page to find a recent one about the new Merula (sp?) which is shaped the same as the Femmycycle but without the in/out lip.
Gr FkzGr Fkz on April 27th, 2017 03:08 pm (UTC)
I am not familiar with, or have heard about a cervix that low, so unfortunately I can't help you with that. Perhaps it would be a good idea to ask your gynecologist about it, he will most likely be able to give you an honest answer. As far as I know, the shortest cup available in the market right now is the merula cup. It is actually suitable for both a high and a low cervix, as its length is adjustable. You can see their official page here: https://el-gr.facebook.com/merulacup/ .
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on May 2nd, 2017 08:24 am (UTC)
i think my cervix is like that too. and the diagrams aren't particularly accurate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qEaCn2w9Y4

see this post http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3607753.html i can only use various short melunas comfortably.

i feel the same way about the femmycycle, that's why i haven't tried it yet.
my friend has shown me the large fleurcup and cuplee and i think they would definitely be too long for me.
luna122 on July 12th, 2018 05:23 am (UTC)
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Hi - any tips for insertion with this type of cervix? E.g. angling, folds that worked, etc.