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30 April 2017 @ 06:53 pm
Hello menstrual cup users!
I'm new to this blog but it looks like a great place and I hope to find some help here.
I'm 16 and a virgin, with a regular to light flow and a short-medium cervix (second knuckle during my period), which I also think is a bit tilted (inserting my cup is easier when I angle it to the right). I use a cup, the organicup size a and I love it: I won't ever switch back to tampons ! I've been using it for a year, and consider myself an experimented user, so I can insert it and take it out just fine.

However, I experience leaking or mostly spotting all through my period, so I have to use a pad with it (now sometimes there is no leaking, but I always have to have a pad, because I never know). I would like to be able to use the menstrual cup without a pad, for myself (I hate pads with a passion) and for the environment, and be able to sleep easier at night (although I stress much less about staining the sheets than when I slept with pads).

I think it is because the organicup is too soft that I experience leaking (since I am young and quite fit I think I have strong pelvic muscles). It is also a pain to get it to open inside me I often have to spend lots of time opening it manually with my fingers once it is inside me.

I would like a cup with a little heavier capacity, to be able to keep it a full 12 hours during my heaviest days ( I manage for about 10 hours with the oragicup) and more stiff, or at least that doesn't leak at all. I dont mind a learning curve. I am currently eyeing the femmycycle low cervix (because the teen only has 17,5 mL) and the Lena cup small.

Have you tried the 3 cups mentioned? If you have, can I have comparison pics, with stiffness too? And which one do you think would be ore suited to my needs? I don't have the money to buy both. Thanks a lot
 
lilin_unite on May 1st, 2017 03:21 am (UTC)
Definitely could be too squishy. Also, it may be that your cervix, while not *especially* low, does tend to be tilted to one side. My cervix is like this, which means it tends to sneak around the rim of cups. I ALWAYS have to make sure I can't feel it peaking around the rim when I insert my cup!

I haven't tried any of those, but I have tried the Merula, which is shaped a lot like the Femmycycle low cervix. It's my favorite cup by far, and the only one I've tried that doesn't leak on my heaviest day (which is also my lowest/sneakiest cervix day).

It does have a learning curve; even as an experienced user, my first cycle with it was pretty hilariously bad. But the last 2 have been awesome.

MeLuna also makes lower cervix cups of various rigidities, and the FleurCup also has a very well-loved shape, in a slightly stiffer than average silicone (and I quite like the Fleur -- I keep it as my back-up cup). So, those would be my thoughts.
ysalkeld on May 1st, 2017 03:42 am (UTC)
could it be residual slobber (read the info files)? I experience that quite often

Edited at 2017-05-01 03:43 am (UTC)