Has anyone invented a “controlled-height” menstrual cup?
Hello! I have been using menstrual cups for almost a year now. I have tried a few, but so far the small Lunette is my favorite. One of the things I’ve noticed is that the cup always rides up as high as it possibly can – so high that my cervix is probably sitting inside it, which at times causes some discomfort (mild though). If you have any techniques for getting a cup to sit lower, I would be happy to hear them!
My question is, have any companies ever tried attaching something to the top of the cup that would hit the very top of the vagina (past the cervix even) and prevent the cup from moving up higher? Maybe an arch shape so it could go around the cervix instead of touching it. Just curious if anyone had ever tried this, as I would be very excited to try a cup with that design. It is so hard, if not impossible, to control the height of the cup! 🙂
As far as I know, there is no accessory to attach to the top of the cup from keeping it migrating higher.
– a larger size which is normally longer
– a longer cup such as the Diva Cup in size 0 or 1 if you aren’t comfortable with a wider diameter like with the Diva Cup size 2
– a cup with a longer stem
If you chose a cup labeled ‘small’ because of company guidelines, those are not hard-rules. A user with a high cervix may prefer the ease of reach with a longer cup no matter their age or how many pregnancies they’ve had and vice-versa for a user with a low cervix.
I don’t know of any way to keep cups from nestling where they will no matter how low they’re placed, to begin with.
Our cups have two ways to settle. Either up & in or down & out. A menstrual cup should be placed above the pelvic floor muscle (PFM). When our PFM is contracted, it creates a path of resistance.
If the PFM is toned, the cup will likely move up & in. If the PFM is weak, the cup may pass this point easily and get pushed down & out.
If you have a medium to a high cervix and have a short cup, the cup can/will move upward to an area with the least resistance.
If you like the Lunette and rather stick with the brand, the larger size might be a better option. The larger diameter might also be more comfortable around your cervix as well as give you more capacity to accommodate your cervix and your flow.
Here are a couple of cups that you can check out if you rather find something else that might be easier to reach but still have a narrow diameter:
Diva Cup model/size 0 or 1 – All of the Diva Cups are the same length. The difference is in the diameter.
Casco Cup size 1 (not mini) – This cup is very similar to the Diva Cup but a bit softer. (The Diva Cup is softer than the Lunette, as well).
Monthly Cup size normal – This cup has a soft body but a firm rim that can help get it to open easier.
I hope this helps. If you are interested in additional info about these cups, you can use the Cup Comparison Chart in the menu.
Good Luck <3
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