Should I be able to feel my menstrual cup?
Should I be able to feel my cup from the outside? I know this sounds really silly but I can feel it when I wipe when I pee, and I can feel it through the skin around my vagina even when I am standing up. Are they meant to sit this low? I’ve tried multiple times, on multiple period to push it in higher but it won’t go. I’ve never have any problems with tampons and just not sure if this is how menstruated cups are meant to be.
This doesn’t sound silly at all! It’s actually a very common complaint.
Most people don’t like to be able to feel the cup while it’s in use. But, others prefer the stem to stay outside of their bodies.
Either way that you’re comfortable, is correct.
If what you’re feeling is the stem, you can trim it down bit by bit until it’s comfortable but still easy to reach when you need to remove the cup.
If what you’re feeling is the base of the cup (the bottom of the actual collection area) than the cup is likely too long for you.
You mentioned that you’ve tried multiple times to push the cup higher but that it won’t go. This leads me to believe that the cup is too long.
If you would share what cup and size you’re using, I might be able to suggest some other cups that might feel more comfortable. 🙂
Thanks so much for answering. I have tried using the DivaCup and a Mooncup, both in the smaller size.
The Diva Cup is considered a longer cup. All Diva Cup models are the same length. The difference between them is the diameter.
The majority of other cup brands have a different length between the small and large sizes (and any additional sizes).
You shared that the Moon Cup still gives you these problems. While the body is a bit shorter, I believe it still has a long stem. Sorry, mine doesn’t have a stem on it so I’m not sure.
Anyhow, it sounds like you have a low cervix. Did you ever locate and measure your cervix prior to purchasing these cups?
Don’t worry if you didn’t. It’s not really something most cup companies share, but knowing where your cervix is located can be a BIG help in finding a cup that might feel comfortable.
Here’s a link to how and why:
Further information about the Moon Cup…
The rim on this cup is very bulky and firm. It is likely applying pressure to a sensitive area. Some people might feel some aching, cramping, have a hard time using the bathroom or feeling like they have to use the bathroom more often.
Something with a softer rim or a rim design closer to the Diva Cup should eliminate that problem.
What size Diva Cup do you have? Other than it feeling too long, was the diameter comfortable? Did you have any “stomach aches” with it?