I'm one of the biggest advocates when it comes to menstrual cups. For me, the switch meant less cramps, fewer leaks, and a low-hassle option that's a whole lot more eco-friendly. That being said, all bodies are built differently. The best menstrual cups for a low cervix aren't so easy to find, so if your cervix sits close to your vaginal canal, average menstrual cups are likely uncomfortable, stiff-feeling, and leaky. That's not a nice experience for anyone.
So how do you find the best menstrual cup for your body? There are a few different factors, like flow-level and type of material, but potentially the biggest determinant is the height of your cervix. To figure that out, wash your hands, sit down somewhere comfy, and prepare to get familiar with your anatomy.
Extend your middle and pointer finger outwards and insert them straight into your vaginal opening. Your cervix will feel dense but squishy, like the tip of your nose. If your fingers are inserted up to your fist and they're just barely grazing your cervix (or you can't feel it at all), you have a high cervix. If your fingers reach to the middle knuckle, it's an average height, and if you're just barely past the first bend in your fingers, you have a low cervix. It's also important to note that the height changes depending on where you are in your cycle, so to determine what kind of cup you need, measure as close to your period as possible.
The best cups for a low cervix will definitely be shorter. They're probably also more rounded, flexible, and petite, and you'll likely need something with a lower capacity so it fits comfortably in a smaller space. Check out some of the best options here, so you can experience menstrual cups the way they're meant to be — comfy, reliable, and hassle-free.