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17 August 2017 @ 10:56 pm
Im looking to start using cups but im unsure as to which brand and size to buy and would greatly appreciate some help.i am a virgin and i havent used tampons before either if that makes any difference. I have measured my cervix and it is high (infact i cant feel it at all). When i was measuring it i measured it when i was on my period and when i wasn't i couldnt feel it both times. But i did notice that when i was on my period i could feel the sides against my finger where as when i wasnt i felt there was more room up there so to speak. Is this normal?
I made a rush purchase about a year ago with out measuring or doing much research and bought a diva cup in size 1 i spend ages trying to insert it but found i couldnt as it kinda stung to get it past the inital opening of the vigana (is this normal also?). I also found when measuring my cervix that this was more sensitive on my period and it didn't sting as much when i wasnt. When i buy my next cup im planning to get some lube to help make insertion easier.
Any ideas as to what would be best for me?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 17th, 2017 10:37 pm (UTC)
Don't buy another cup yet. Learn to use the one that you already have. Get the hang of inserting and removing it, and then use it to gauge how much shorter/longer wider/narrower you want your next cup to be. 9It might fit you just fine!) If you haven't already, skim/read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ for helpful hints, including enlarging the tiny anti-suction holes.

As for lube, any water-based lube will be just fine. Something like a small tube of K-Y or its generic knock-offs will be enough for at least a year. Put a small dab on YOU, not on your cup. Some folks prefer coconut oil because it's less likely to raise an eyebrow but that usually comes in containers that don't fit in your pocket or purse, and being an oil, it's OILY.

Finally, expect there to be a learning curve. Hang in there, it usually takes a few cycles.

Edited at 2017-08-17 10:38 pm (UTC)