Cup suctioning to cervix
Hi, I have a low cervix and I use the organicup size A. The cup is suctioning around my cervix instead of against the vaginal wall. This makes it extremely difficult to remove. It doesn’t break the seal when pressing the rim of the cup, because of it’s suctioning to the cervix. Do I need a different cup? Or is their a way it can stay below my cervix instead of around it? Or is their maybe an easier way to remove the cup?
With any cup, it’s a hit or miss with seals and suctions (seal – creating a barrier, suction – creating a vacuum when pulled). The key is finding one that doesn’t seal so tightly that it’s uncomfortable or hard to release when you need to. I know that’s easier said than done because everyone will have a different experience with any given cup.
Cups with a narrower diameter (like most small sizes vs. large sizes), might make it even harder because the rim or body can be in contact with the cervix with no room to collapse.
You might feel more comfortable and find it easier to use a cup with a wider diameter, but still a short cup for your low cervix. I would suggest something like the small Super Jennie or small MyCup (NZ).
Most cups will migrate and settle in the area of least resistance no matter where you place it at the start. If you place the cup correctly above the pelvic floor and the muscle is toned, each time it contracts it will squeeze the cup upwards to an area that is not resisting.
So far there has only been a couple of cups that are on the shorter side that didn’t migrate.
The first is the Tampax Cup which has a very wide diameter. This is how it stayed in place. It wasn’t very comfortable in my opinion but others have liked it.
The Kind Cup is new and has an ergonomic design. The small size is not available for purchase at the moment. It’s actually fully funded on Kickstarter right now and still active, but the regular size is available.
Depending on how low your cervix is, the regular size could work for you.
Again, it’s a hit or miss when trying to remove cups that seal really strong, at least for me. Some of them I can use a finger to nudge the cup down in a ‘come hither’ finger motion, but not all. Others I need to squat and bear down several times to move the cup low enough to reach. If this continues more than a few times with a particular cup, I normally move on to another cup. A perfect cup (for me) is comfortable, and easy & quick to insert, position, or remove.
I’m sorry that I didn’t have any suggestions to make your current cup work better. I hope that you can find another cup that does.
Let me know if there’s anything else I might be able to answer for you.
Until then, Good Luck & Good Health <3,
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