Best Menstrual Cups for a High or Low Cervix

The Best Menstrual Cup for a High or Low Cervix

Finding the right menstrual cup can take some trial and error, but you can avoid wasted time and money if you narrow down your choices based on a few personal factors and the help of some unique menstrual cup comparison tools we’ve created for you.

Menstrual cup makers tell you to buy a smaller size cup if you’re under 30 and have never given birth vaginally. If you’re older than 30 or have delivered a baby via the vaginal canal, not through a cesarean section, then they say to get the larger size. A larger size is needed for a snugger fit that’ll prevent leaks.

However, an often overlooked factor that can make a big difference in the comfort and effectiveness of a menstrual cup is the position of your cervix — how high or low it is in your body. This varies from woman to woman and even can change based on your fertility levels and whether or not you’ve ever given birth.

 

What’s a Cervix?

The cervix is the lowest part of the uterus. It’s sometimes referred to as the neck of the uterus, similar to the neck of a bottle. It’s got a cylindrical shape, connects to the vaginal wall, and for most women, it’s about an inch long. Sperm has to travel up this passageway to get to an egg cell for fertilization. Diaphragms used for birth control block sperm from getting through the cervix.

When you hear a doctor talk about how dilated a woman is before giving birth, she’s talking about the opening of the cervix. It has to dilate, or widen, significantly to let the fetus pass through the birth canal.

During your period, menstrual blood flows out of the cervix. That’s one reason the cervix’s position in your body matters when it comes to finding a menstrual cup that’s going to fit right.

 

How to Find Out if Your Cervix is High or Low?

To find out if your cervix is high or low, you have to insert a finger into the vagina. Since the cervix can be positioned higher or lower depending on the time of the month, and you’re doing this to find out which menstrual cup to buy, it’s best to check your cervix’s positioning during or right before your period.

Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water. Insert your longest finger into your vagina; if your finger goes in all the way before it touches the cervix, or it doesn’t touch it at all, you have a high cervix.

If your cervix is easy to reach but not especially low, your cervix is placed at an average level. If your finger only goes in an inch or so before it comes into contact with the cervix, yours is low.

Options are below:

  1.  Low or Very Low Cervix Position
  2. Average Cervix Position
  3. High Cervix Position
  4. Very High Position

 

 

How Do You Know if You’ve Reached Your Cervix?

The cervix has a doughnut-shaped opening. Some say it feels like a ball with a dimple in it. It can be soft or slightly firm depending on where you’re at in your menstrual cycle. Most women have a higher, softer cervix during ovulation that changes to lower and firmer other times of the month, including during menstruation. You may want to feel your cervix throughout the month to get an idea of how much it varies and what’s normal. If you still can’t figure out whether your cervix is high or low, ask your gynecologist during your next exam.

 

Which Menstrual Cup Goes with Which Type of Cervix?

If your cervix is located at an average height, meaning it’s not low or high, any standard-sized menstrual cup should be comfortable for you. But if your cervix is low or high, it pays to check the length measurements of the cups before you buy to find the perfect cup for you.

 

1. Low Cervix Menstrual Cups

If you have a low cervix, you should buy a menstrual cup that’s shorter in length than one that someone who has a high cervix would need. If the cup is too long, it’s just not going to fit comfortably during use.

The shortest cup you might run into will be the MeLuna ‘SHORTY’ Small model which is only 42mm – 47mm (total length), depending on the stem type.

  • Select your preferred length (consider the stem length). Find a cup that’s the length you’d like –

    We have a very handy tool called our Basic Comparison Tool (Click to Enter!) that sorts the various brands of menstrual cups from small to large. NOTE: Because most of the cup stems can be trimmed, you better check the cups total length with and also without the stem for better fit.This gives you a simple at-a-glance view of essential features of every cup. The cup length measurement is what’s particularly important for finding the right cup for your cervix’s position.
  • Select the ring size (cup diameter). Choose the larger ring size if you’re over 30 or have given birth vaginally, or select the smaller size if you’re under 30 and have never given birth vaginally.
  • View more details. If you’d like to investigate your options further, go to our Full Comparison Tool (Click to Enter!). This tool lists all of the menstrual cup options but in much more detail than the Basic Comparison Tool. You can see reviews and user feedback with the Full Comparison Tool. This is heaven for the detail-oriented shoppers among you!
  • Get some decision-making help. Our Arena Battle Tool (Click to Enter!) is an awesome way to view two menstrual cups side-by-side to see which one will win your favor. You can compare the size, capacity, features, reviews, prices and even the cup’s retailers at a glance with the Arena Battle. Another tool is comparing the softness if each model compare to the other ones.
  • Cup Softness\Firmness – Another tool is comparing the softness\firmness of each cup model.

 

 

2. High Cervix Menstrual Cups

If you have a high cervix, you should look for a menstrual cup that’s long in length. If the cup is too short, it’s not going to be as easy for you to remove and insert, and it may not stay in place as well as it should.

One of the longest cups you might run into will be the Luv-Ur-Body model Size Medium, which is 62mm in length + 20mm stem (82mm total length).

  • Select your preferred length (consider the stem length as well). Find a cup that’s the length you’d like –
    We provide a very handy tool called the Basic Comparison Tool (Click to Enter!) that sorts the many brands of menstrual cups from large to small. NOTE: Because most of the cup stems can be trimmed, you better check the cups total length with and also without the stem for better fit.
    This tool gives you a streamlined way to view the basic features of every cup. The cup’s length measurement is what’s particularly important for finding the right cup for your cervix’s height.
  • Select the ring size (cup diameter). Choose the larger ring size if you’re over 30 or have given birth vaginally, or select the smaller size if you’re under 30 and have never given birth vaginally.
  • View more info. If you’d like to investigate your options further, go to our Full Comparison Tool (Click to Enter!). This tool lists all of the menstrual cup options but in much more detail than the Basic Comparison Tool. You can see reviews and user feedback with the Full Comparison Tool. This is heaven for the detail-oriented shoppers among you!
  • Get some decision-making help. Our Arena Battle Tool (Click to Enter!) is an awesome way to view two menstrual cups side-by-side to see which one will win your favor. You can compare the size, capacity, features, reviews, prices and even the cup’s retailers at a glance with the Arena Battle.
  • Cup Softness\Firmness – Another tool is comparing the softness\firmness of each cup model.

 

Final Say

No single menstrual cup is going to work for every woman! but you can increase your odds of getting the perfect cup the first time you buy if you take the time to check your cervical height. We wish you luck and hope this website is a valuable tool in your search!

 

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1 Comment
  1. Reply
    Staci Taylor June 9, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Great and informative post about how to find the cervix is high or low and accordingly to use the menstrual cup with ease. It has also highlighted on the usage of menstrual cups, as menstrual cups are reusable and is economical while other menstruation preventive products like tampons and sanitary napkins are one time use and also allergic to skin and make cause a disease with later time.

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