- Personal Lubricant specifically made for use inside of the vagina, if needed.
- To avoid infection, make sure to wash your hands with soap and hot water.
- Find a comfortable position. Squatting on the ground may provide a better reach.
- Insert your longest finger into the vagina. Aim your finger down and back towards your tailbone (not straight up).
- Locate your cervix. The cervix may feel soft like an earlobe or firm like the tip of your nose depending on whether or not you’re ovulating.
How Do You Know if You Have Reached Your Cervix?
The cervix can feel softer like an earlobe or like pursed lips
(kissing lips). You may even be able to feel the dimple from the slight opening
that allows semen to enter into the uterus. Other times, the cervix may feel
more like the tip of a nose. The cervical opening will be closed and you might
not be able to feel a dimple at all.
Because we suggest measuring the height of your cervix sometime right before your period to a couple of days into your period, the cervix will feel more similar to the latter.