I’m planning on getting my first menstrual cup, and I have a high cervix – almost can’t reach it during menstruation and can’t reach it at all while not menstruating.
Given that, I don’t know if I should get the A or B/Small or Regular/etc size. I’m thinking on getting the OrganiCup, but they advise A for people who haven’t given birth and B for those who have. I am 19 and have not given birth nor carried out a full term pregnancy.
Should I get size A or B? Does width matter much? (What’s your opinion of OrganiCup, if there are any clients of theirs here?)
Congrats on making the choice to switch to reusables. It’s nice to hear that you’ve done some research on what you might need or look for in a cup. Knowing if your cervix is low or high can make a world of difference.
Since you mentioned that you can barely reach your cervix or can’t reach it at all at other times, I would suggest a cup longer than the OrganiCup.
Although the overall length of the large OrganiCup is 70 mm, the body is 53 mm and still might end up being hard to reach to break the seal. You might indeed be able to wiggle the cup down by the stem, but if the cup creates a strong seal, wiggling it down might still be a challenge. There’s nothing worse than not being able to reach the cup to break the seal and remove it.
Two cups that I think might be a better option would be the Diva Cup or the Casco Cup.
While the stem on these is not very long (67-70 mm) both cups have longer bodies than the OrganiCup at 56 mm.
Here’s a little more info about each:
Diva Cup –
Available in three models. All models are the same length but get wider in diameter. If you have never experienced any type of vaginal penetration, the narrower models might feel more comfortable during insertion and use. Model 0 has been dubbed the ‘teen’ size, but the size that I would suggest is model 1.
Casco Cup –
This cup is also available in three sizes. However, their smallest size – ‘mini’ is shorter than the other two sizes they offer. I would take this one off of the table. Again, I would suggest the middle size, which is their ‘small’ cup.
Although both of these cups are very similar in shape and length, the Casco Cup is slightly softer than the Diva Cup. If you have ever experienced any bladder or bowel sensitivity (with penetration of any kind – tampons, fingers, toy, penis, etc.) the Casco Cup might ease extra pressure during use.
If the OrganiCup is your only option, then I would suggest the larger size for the added length.
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