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11 August 2017 @ 09:06 pm
hi all,
Im 34, and have never had kids. I've been a diva cup user (size 1) for 4 years or so, and while it works well when it works, I often find myself having issues with it. I think the issue is that I have been pushing it past my cervix (or beside it?). So I tried inserting it under my cervix but I find I can feel it and it feels too long, even with the stem cut. So I went online and did some research and ordered a meluna large, and then after second guessing myself, I have also ordered a meluna shorty large. So now I'm feeling dumb for ordering both, but I feel like my cervix is lower on my first few days which is when i have the most trouble. Do any of you use different cups for different stages of your cycle? Also, what if my cervix feels low when Im sitting down but feels higher when i stand up? I have so many questions!!! Any tips or suggestions would be welcome! So far this cycle my diva has been working, and i think its because i have been paying attention to where my cervix is and i started using the punch down fold rather than the c fold. Sorry for the long post! Im just tired of getting frustrated with it and reverting to pads because I hate using them!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 12th, 2017 12:18 am (UTC)
Well, you've already ordered two new cups so it's a little late to ask for advice. ;oP

Compare your Diva and the other cups you've ordered at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or at any of the other size charts found online. Also try flipping your Diva inside out to shorten it. Doing so also changes it from a pointy to a blunt based cup. See if the length fits you better and if you like the shape better.

Since you are in your 30s, a medium length "wide" cup will probably fit/suit you. If you like the pointy shape, look into ones like the large Lunette. If you like the blunt base, look into the large Fleur and others shaped like it.

mc_sales is a good place to buy, sell and trade cups that didn't work out.
Jasmineraincrow on August 12th, 2017 12:26 am (UTC)
Honestly I used diva cup 1 forever, then I had a kid and realized there are so many other brands out there!! So I went on amazon, did a bunch of research and bought a few different types to see what I liked best. It's ok to explore!!
Julie Hawkes on August 12th, 2017 12:24 pm (UTC)
thanks! What types did you find you liked best?
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on August 12th, 2017 04:10 pm (UTC)
you may find this post helpful: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3499713.html

for me the large shorty is actually one of the cups that work best. but my cervix is so low that i can't imagine using a diva, even inside out. if your flow is heavy, the cups you got aren't exactly the best choices (see chart http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3607753.html) but it's probably going to be fine anyway.

from what i know that's how everyone's cervix is supposed to behave. your cup should be short enough that it doesn't bother you when your cervix is at its lowest.
Julie Hawkes on August 12th, 2017 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the advice! I don't think my flow is overly heavy, and i dont mind emptying it a bit more if its working better for me. I did flip my diva and its working a bit better, though im towards the end of my cycle so i think either way would be fine. My thinking was to use the shorty on super low cervix days and the regular towards the end...but ill play around and see what works! Im just on the hunt for the perfect cup! haha!
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on August 12th, 2017 08:11 pm (UTC)
how low do you consider super low? :D
also out of curiosity, which stems did you choose?
Julie Hawkes on August 12th, 2017 08:29 pm (UTC)
its more medium low...not quite my second knuckle. For the shorty, I chose the ball stem, and the large meluna I chose the one with no stem at all. Im curious about the shorty, it would obviously sit lower than regular cups or the cervix would take up all of the capacity. I wish there were better diagrams out there!
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on August 12th, 2017 08:46 pm (UTC)
it depends on how "dangly" your cervix is. shorty is just a name, some other cups have a similar length (normally small sizes, so they're short and narrow... but that's not necessarily what a young virgin needs).
generally any cup will migrate towards your cervix, so that a shorter cup will sit higher, not lower.
my cervix is super-low so i can only use about 1/3 of the capacity :/ but it sounds like your cervix is not as low as mine.
Julie Hawkes on August 12th, 2017 08:52 pm (UTC)
hmmm...perhaps i would have been better off with a larger high capacity cup as you had mentioned, since the shorty will essentially ride up anyhow. I will give these two a go when they do arrive..and I think the large regular meluna will be good as it is a bit shorter than the diva and less cone shaped.