When I first heard of menstrual cups, I thought there were only two sizes: Size 1 and Size 2. (Several brands only offer two and that’s it.) But there’s a huge variety of shapes and sizes out there, and one of them may well be perfect for you.
This quiz from Put a Cup in It asks nine questions that can narrow down your options. I went through some trial and error to figure out which cup was the right one for me, but when I took this quiz my result was the exact model I currently own and love. Spooky.
Here are the questions it asks:
- How old are you?
- Have you carried a baby to term and delivered? (C-section and vaginal deliveries count.)
- How active are you?
- Do you know if you have a high or low cervix? (This is a multiple item checklist of “inside stuff” that covers a few other anatomical features as well.)
- What is your average flow, according to how often you change your tampon (if you use tampons)?
- What is your average flow, according to how often you empty your cup (if you use a cup)?
- Do you have incontinence?
- What problems, if any, have you run into when using cups? (This is another checklist.)
- Are you allergic to silicone, rubber or TPE?
Each of these questions is relevant to how a cup fits. People who are older or have delivered a baby tend to need a larger size. People who are very active tend to prefer a cup made of stiffer material (it’s less likely to budge) but people with incontinence tend to prefer a cup that is softer.
Your answers to these questions help you not only to pick the right size of cup, but the right brand or features. MeLuna, for example, can sell you a cup in any combination of size and softness.