Choosing the correct size FemmyCycle is critical to successful use. If you are new to menstrual cups or are just new to FemmyCycle, you will notice that FemmyCycle comes in three sizes:
Choosing the correct size FemmyCycle is important for both comfort and effective use. In order to determine your size, you’ll need to measure the depth of your vaginal canal by locating your cervix. This will require getting quite up close and personal with your vagina. Yes…this means you will have to physically touch your vagina and cervix to determine which size will work best for you!
Your cervix is the lowest part of the uterus (womb) and is located at the top of the vagina. Shaped like a small doughnut, it has an opening in the center which allows for three main things:
- Sperm entry into the uterus
- Passage of a baby from the uterus into the birth canal (vagina)
- Release of menstrual blood and cervical mucous
You will need to measure the distance from the vaginal opening to your cervix.
Measuring the distance between your vaginal opening and cervix is best done during your period. This is because your cervix moves down into the vaginal canal during menstruation.
How to Locate Your Cervix
Stand with one foot on the toilet seat and insert your index finger into your vagina. Alternatively, you can squat instead. With the inserted finger, try to feel for your cervix. It should feel like a slightly firm ball at the top of the vagina. It will feel firm like the tip of your nose and the rest of your vagina will feel like the inside of your cheek. If you cannot feel your cervix, don’t panic! You may have a higher than average cervix.
- You cannot feel your cervix or you can only just touch your cervix
- You have given birth or have heavy menstrual cycles
- You have a low cervix that is within 2″ of the vaginal opening
- You can feel your cervix when you have your finger inserted to only the second knuckle
- DO NOT use if your cervix is less than 2″ from the vaginal opening
- You are a teenager or have a smaller stature and size
- You have never been pregnant or have light periods
Who should not use the FemmyCycle?
FemmyCycle should not be used by women who:
- Have a very low cervix: a cervix that is felt lower than 2 knuckle lengths or less than 2 inches from the vaginal opening
- Cervical or uterine prolapse: a condition in which the cervix/uterus has dropped into the vaginal canal, is present at or past the vaginal opening
- Have a history of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)
- Have a tilted or inverted uterus
Learn more about finding your cervix with Julia!
If you have any questions prior to ordering your FemmyCycle, please feel free to contact us at any time!