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Hi, I have several questions regarding 3 cups, 1 of them im currently using
I have a high cervix, i cannot touch my cervix during period with my longest finger, sexually inactive

Lily cup compact
I just got a lily cup compact for a cycle which is great for insertion (punch down with lub), no discomfort, everything is great except that it is so difficult to remove
i put in very close to my opening but it rides up very soon, i can just touch the stem when i insert 1 knuckle of finger in and when i bear down hard and reach very high, i can only reach 2/3 of the cup
the lily cup compact is soft on body, hard on rim, it doesnt break seal no matter how hard i press the body, cannot rotate at all, it seals so hard that once it took me >3 hours to remove. I have a very difficult time reaching the rim (took 3 hrs which i tried diff positions, pooped, sexual arousal etc).
The only 3 times when i successfully removed, were using abnormal methods--i hooked the body of the cup and drag down, sometimes it comes horizontally out
anybody encounter this problem with lily cup compact? do enlarging holes help?

i think maybe lily cup compact is too short for me plus too strong seal, I'm thinking of maybe buying another one (prefer soft).
Si-bell
i heard that si-bell has nice soft silicone as lily cup which i really like, however, it doesnt look very long so i might not be able to reach top half of the cup (same as lily cup compact)
Do si-bell has strong seal? do the seal break with pinching the bottom of cup?

lily cup original
the length of lily cup original look good to me, however, same worry that i couldnt reach top half of the cup and lily doesnt have holes.
Do lily cup have strong seal? can the seal break by pinching the bottom?

Thanks a lot!!
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so i finally ordered a si bell large which is great! It is very soft and pops open easily and doesnt have super strong seal. The length of body and stem is perfect and i dun have to find my cup
For insertion, i use punch down fold facing down, when the widest point pass through my opening, i push it in with my thumb, so the cup slides in at the same time pops open
For removal, i figured out my own way doing it. The traditional way of pinching bottom with 2 fingers and wiggling doesnt work for me because i could reach 2 fingers high enough to hold on, i slip abd my opening isnt wide enough for a 3rd finger or for 2 fingers to reach higher.
Instead, my method is to hold the tip of stem which is just outside of opening with left hand. Right hand middle finger slides up and press on the cup, hook on it, pull it down. At this time, the base of cup is just outside my opening, i fold it in c fold and take out
In all, for a high cervix, si bell is perfect, stem and body are long enough
Sibell large is not toooo large for its volume
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 22nd, 2017 01:56 pm (UTC)
There are many size charts online that compare length and width of cups. Some of them just show actual cup length, others show cup plus stem length. Decide whether you want a cup with a long body or one with a long stem for an overall long length.

Also compare cup shapes... blunt, pointy, flared rim, etc.

And if capacity is important to you, there are charts for that as well.

Before you buy another cup, get to know the one that you already have. Figure out how to insert and remove it. Figure out if you need more capacity. Figure out what length, width and other features you want in your next cup (or whether you want another one at all.)
lambandbunny on August 23rd, 2017 01:19 am (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. Yes i have read the size chart and comparisons thing
But the main thing im concern is the SEAL problem
because i have high cervix, no matter what length of cup i chooose, its gonna ride up
So the problem is whether i can break the seal by pinching the bottom of these cups? (Impossible for lily compact) because no matter what length of cup i choose i cannot reach the top half of the cup
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 24th, 2017 12:42 am (UTC)
I don't know how other people do it but I've always just pinched the bottom. The Lilies (both regular and compact) have "different" shapes than most cups and I don't have any experience with them. If you think you'd like a long bodied cup, then the Diva might be one to consider. Divas have tiny anti-suction holes and I recommend enlarging them.

On the other hand, you mentioned the Si-Bell and that has a short body with a long stem. I'm sure there are others too, but I don't know what they are off the top of my head.

Like I said, get familiar with the cup that you already have. Get the hang of inserting and removing it. Removing, rinsing and re-inserting your cup shouldn't add more than a minute to your regular toilet routine. Then decide whether you want to replace the one you have or if you want something completely different for lighter/heavier days as a second cup.
mamab1216: pic#127715311mamab1216 on August 26th, 2017 02:04 pm (UTC)

I have a high cervix also, I can't feel mine either no matter how far I try to go in. I tried the diva cup and had such a hard time when trying to remove, it would go up way too high and was near impossible to get out. I did some research on longer cups (thanks to the above articles and other reviews) I decided to try out the luv your body cup and OMG and I ever happy I did. Best decision ever!! It still rides up super far but I can bear down and get to about half way up the cup, and with a combo of bearing down and squeezing I can break the seal and remove easily.

I have always used pads, hated tampons, so the cup idea was a little out of my comfort zone. I felt I took a big risk buying a second cup that may not have worked any better [then the diva] but seriously I am so glad I did. I am able to get through my whole cycle (minus approx a day towards end because of light bleeding and other minor discomforts) with little to no problems.