Can I use a menstrual cup if my uterus has an unusual tilt or I have a low cervix?
The cervix is usually high in the vagina and the menstrual cup is placed low so the cervix remains above the cup. For many people, the cervix descends after giving birth; for others, it is simply situated low in the vagina. If you have a low cervix it may enter the interior of the cup which makes it more prone to leak. In some users, the cervix fits best inside the menstrual cup but for others the cup may exert pressure on the cervix that can cause discomfort and even pain.
The best way to evaluate the position of your cervix is by observing leakage — if you have experienced leakage even when the cup has been opened, make sure that the cup is significantly lower than the cervix.
If you haven’t experienced leakage and you have not located the cervix, there’s no need to hunt for it! You’re a woman whose cervix is so deep in the vagina that it doesn’t affect the use of the menstrual cup in any way.
If you have a titled uterus the cup may also be tilted, causing it to leak a little. Here is a video from Lunette about how to make sure your cup is its place!
We recommend taking this quiz to find out which cup might suit your flow best: www.putacupinit.com/quiz/