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  1. Hello Helena,

    I noticed that you took the quiz a few times to see if your issue was listed.
    I’m sorry that the quiz didn’t have the perimeter that you’re experiencing with the OrganiCup B.
    It’s always tricky when creating a quiz.  It’s hard to know what questions are important to ask when trying to narrow down some cups that might remedy a specific problem.
    Anyhow, I hope that I can help.

    I’m not sure if you’re new to using cups, but one common problem is inserting the cup incorrectly.
    The cervix is not normally found straight up.  Make sure to aim the folded cup down and back to your tailbone.
    Here’s some information on that:

    Typically when someone mentions that their cup slides down it’s because either the cup is not creating a good seal, or the size/diameter is too small or narrow.

    If the cup is not creating a good seal, it will slide easily.  To check if the cup creates a proper seal, pinch the base after the cup is inserted and give it a gentle gently pull.  If it slides easily, it has not created a seal. You can try giving the base of the cup a few pinches or spinning the cup using a finger.

    If the size or diameter is too small or narrow, the cup may not be making contact with the vaginal walls as it needs to to stay in place or the pelvic floor muscles maybe weak.  The cup should fit snug, but not overly tight.

    I would suggest trying the larger OrganiCup if you prefer to stay with the same brand. 
    If not, it would be helpful to know if the cup really does feel “too soft” or “too firm” as selected twice for each of your quiz answers.  Are you happy with the length when you first insert the cup or would you struggle to reach it?

    Best Regards

  2. Hello ADE,

    The bottom line is that it is possible that using a cup can make a prolapse worse.

    BUT, not all cups will create a strong seal, and breaking any seal that it does create will minimize the suction while the cup is being removed.

    Finding a cup that fits well in terms of length, might make things easier as you will be able to reach the base, pinch it to force any air out of the cup, and break the seal.

    If you do not have a sensitive bladder, I would suggest trying a cup that’s on the firmer side. These don’t seem to create as strong of a seal as some of the softer cups.

  3. Hello Elisa,
    For someone with a medium cervix, a huge selection is opened up. Small to large cups may be used just as comfortably. Since the range is so wide, other factors are used to narrow down the selection. In your case, the larger cups were likely suggested due to your moderate flow and slight incontinence.
    A small-sized cup may cause you to empty the cup more frequently with a moderate flow. While the large may allow you to use it for the full 12 hours.
    A large-sized cup can apply slight pressure to your urethra to help lessen stress incontinence. While a small cup will be more narrow and may not apply that pressure.
    You’re welcome to use any size that you think may work for you or that you feel comfortable trying. The quiz is just a suggestion if you’re not sure where to start.
    Keep in mind that any cup quiz only goes off of the parameters set and there are always unforeseen factors that might change the actual outcome.

  4. Hello L.,

    Thank you for trying out our quiz. Looking over the answers that you submitted in three separate tries, it looks like the quiz didn’t pick up that you have difficulties with size, but more difficulties with firmness. It probably also suggested the larger sizes because of your heavy flow = capacity, and not necessarily your age.

    Having the Saalt in our possession, we know that the original Saalt is fairly firm, as least in the body. However, the rim on these cups is on the softer side. This is usually the opposite in the majority of the cups on the market. Most have a softer or slightly softer body and a firmer rim.

    The firm body could be causing the extra pressure and leaving you with the issues that you’re experiencing. While the softer rim could be the problem with getting the cup to open.

    You could definitely try something narrower, but keep in mind that you may also lose some capacity if you’re seeking a high capacity cup.

    One cup that I would like to suggest is the Venus Cup.
    The Venus Cup has become one of our favorites for someone with a high cervix, heavy flow, and who need a medium firmness cup. It was designed to have a softer body but has a thickening of silicone for a secondary rim and an inner ring for reinforcement to help it open. The large Venus Cup holds 47ml which makes it the second to the highest capacity cup out there. Even the small holds more than the average small-sized cup with 29ml at full capacity. All without adding an extreme length or width. It may be a good option for you.

    If the Venus Cup isn’t one that you’re interested in, could you please clarify what you mean by “I feel the border while sitting/moving”. Do you mean that you feel the rim or the base of the cup? I’ll see what else I might be able to suggest based on that.

    Thank you again for trying our quiz. We’re sorry that the results weren’t what you expected. It’s a work in progress and we’re always trying to keep it updated.

  5. Hi Nicole,

    Thank you for taking our quiz and giving your thoughts on the results.  We’re sorry that we didn’t include the issue that you’re having with the cups that you have on hand.  The quiz will always be a work in progress as new topics are brought to light. We wish that the quiz was able to take an optional comment and apply it, but it works off a point system.  We’ll be sure to add a few more options under the “issue” question in the future.

    Looking at your answers, we feel that a slightly softer cup might be more comfortable during the inserting and removing process.  We consider the Lena Cup Original to be a firm cup, at least in the body. It has been known to cause some pressure issues. The Lena Sensitive might be a better option.  Even the grip rings and stem are on the softer side and might eliminate that irritation.

    Another common issue with pain is when the user inserts their cup high before letting it open.  A firm cup may snap open and hit the cervix. You can try opening the cup lower, or inserting a finger to block your cervix when letting the cup open.

    For a medium to a high cervix, you might find a bell-shaped cup easier to reach.

    I hope that you are able to work out the issues with the cup.  If you would like some extra tips, check out or feel free to reply here.


  6. Hello Julie,

    We see that you’re using the small OrganiCup and understand that you chose “difficulty with reaching the cup” not because you can’t reach it, but because you are having issues with the suction it creates.

    We’re sorry that our quiz failed to include anything about that issue but it may or may not happen to anyone with any given cup. Because of this, it can be hard to use that info to format the quiz.

    We suggest trying the large size OrganiCup or a large size cup in another brand. Using a larger size may help you to reach the base of the cup and be able to break the suction. If you’re pulling the stem to reach the cup, you may also be pulling down on your cervix, causing pain.

    We agree with Red Herring of the suggestion of a softer rim.
    “A softer rim might be easier to manipulate and break that suction.”

    We also think that the cups that Red Herring suggested look like a well-rounded group of cups for someone who feels their current cup is too short and have a heavy flow. I believe that all of these were on our quiz suggestions for your situation.

    Please feel free to reply if you seek further assistance or have any questions or concerns about these cups. We’ll do our best to help.

  7. Hi!

    Our Athena cup measurements are the correct measurements 🙂

  8. Hi Krista,

    As far as we know, currently only Modibodi offers period swimwear. We’re looking for more companies and will update the page once we find anything! 🙂

  9. HI Jackie,

    Yes, if needed, it supports any standard length pad size up to 11.5 inches. Cloth or disposable. Instructions are included. You can also contact PantyProp directly: support [@]