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One size doesn’t fit all.
Everyone has a unique body, and at CleanCup, that’s celebrated.
CleanCups come in three different sizes and two firmness levels, so you can find the perfect match for your body.
We know that variety can spark a few questions: How do I choose the right size? Which firmness is best for me? Don't fret! Dive into our product-finding quiz to get a clearer picture, or keep on reading for more insights.
And if you're still in a pickle, don't hesitate to get in touch. We're here to help you find your perfect match!
How to Choose the Right Menstrual Cup: Size and Firmness
Selecting the right menstrual cup is vital for a comfortable and effective experience. While it may seem like a daunting task at first, taking the time to make an informed decision can make all the difference. So, let's make sure you find your "Cinderella fit."
A Quick Start with CleanCup Medium Fast
If you're inclined to learn by doing, you may start with our CleanCup Medium Firm. It's a good starting point for those who want to experiment right away.
Key Factors for Size Selection
- Menstrual Flow Volume: Knowing how much you bleed is crucial for optimal performance.
- Cervical Height: The location of your cervix can affect the fit and comfort of the cup.
What's the Deal with the Cervix?
Your cervix acts as a gateway between your vagina and uterus. Knowing its position is essential as it determines how far the cup can be inserted. A low cervix may require a shorter cup, while a high cervix could accommodate a longer one.
How to Determine Cervical Height:
- Insert a clean finger into your vagina to locate your cervix. It feels somewhat like the tip of your nose.
- Take note that cervical position can vary throughout your menstrual cycle.
- You can mark your finger to measure how far you had to reach, then measure it for more precise sizing.
If you're unsure about your cervix height, your flow volume becomes the primary guide for choosing your cup size.
Assessing Your Flow
An average person loses about 30-40 ml of blood during their cycle. CleanCup is designed to hold more than this average amount, so the likelihood of overflowing is minimal, especially if emptied every 12 hours.
Considerations for Heavy Flow
For those with a heavier flow, selecting the largest cup that fits comfortably based on your cervical height is advisable.
Special Considerations for Low Cervix
If your cervix is lower than average, a shorter cup design is available. This option is irrespective of your flow level, although you may need to empty the cup more frequently.
Firm Cups Are Suitable For:
- Menstrual cup newcomers
- Active individuals
- Those who've experienced cup slippage in the past
- Post-childbirth usage
Pro-tip: Firm cups unfold more easily upon insertion but might be a bit harder to fold.
Soft Cups Are Ideal For:
- Those with more patience for insertion
- Individuals who've found firmer cups uncomfortable
Note: Soft cups may require a bit of manual adjustment to open fully, but it's a small effort to ensure a leak-free experience.
Pro-tip: It can help firm up the cup for insertion to rinse it with cold water.
And there you have it—a comprehensive guide to finding the CleanCup that's just right for you. Armed with this information, you're well on your way to a more comfortable and eco-friendly menstrual experience. 🍃