What is the cervix supposed to be?
If you put your finger into your vagina, you'll find a little ring of flesh roughly 3 cm in diameter at the end of your vaginal canal. This is the entry to your uterus, and it features a little aperture for menstrual blood to travel through and sperm to enter.
The cervix has a little aperture at the end and feels like the tip of your nose. It is capable of dilating up to 10 cm during labour and fluctuates in hardness according to your menstrual cycle, level of arousal, and pregnancy.
Note: It's best to get a doctor to check your cervix height than trying yourself.
How is your cervix height relevant to your menstrual cup?
You couldn't be more incorrect if you assumed size just applied to apparel. When it comes to menstrual cups, the length of your vaginal canal is determined by the height of your cervix. As a result, you'll know what cup size you'll need to collect your menstrual blood without it leaking or becoming uncomfortable.
It's critical that your menstrual cup rests directly below your cervix to catch the flow while also fitting snuggly within your vagina. For a good fit, measuring your cervix and understanding how it matches the different cup sizes is critical. If you're looking for a new menstrual cup, the Carmesi Menstrual Cup is a great option.
High Cervix Vs Low Cervix
The first step to determining your cervix height is to learn how to measure it. You will only need your bare hands and a ruler to find out the accurate measurement and once you have that, you can go on to understanding what the measurement determines:
- Low cervix - If you are just using your fingers without a ruler, see if you could reach your cervix by just inserting a little more than your first knuckle. If this was manageable, then you most likely have a low cervix which is around 1.6” (44 mm) in length.
- Average cervix - If the height of your cervix falls around the middle of your first and last knuckle, you most likely have a cervix of average height. The measurement should be around 1.8” (44 mm) to 2.25” (55 mm).
High cervix - If you could barely touch your cervix or couldn’t find it with your finger, you most likely have a high cervix measuring over 2.25” (55 mm).
How should you pick your menstrual cup?
If you’re planning on getting a menstrual cup or changing brands, you should give the Carmesi Menstrual Cup a try to have the best period experience. It is so incredibly soft that you will forget you’re on your period and there are three different sizes to pick from:
- Low cervix menstrual cup - You can safely opt for the small cup or even the medium size cup depending on your requirements. Even though the cervix can dip into the cup lowering its collecting capacity, you can always position the cup properly to get the perfect fit.
- Best for average cervix - You are free to choose between the small and the medium Carmesi Menstrual Cup. You can even opt to keep both sizes and use them depending on your flow.
Best menstrual cup for high cervix - If you have a high cervix, technically any menstrual cup size can fit inside comfortably. But choosing one on the longer side ensures a more snug fit without having it travel too high up or shifting, thus leading to leakage. You can opt for the medium size if you have not given birth, and the large size if you have already given birth vaginally.
What if the stem irritates you?
The stem of the cup is there for better grip while removing the cup. But, if you find it irritating no matter what cup size you’re using, you can always trim it or cut it off completely and even though this might make removal trickier at first, you will quickly get the hang of it for a comfortable period experience.