The Best Menstrual Cups for a Low Cervix
If you have a low cervix, you might experience difficulty and discomfort when using many menstrual cups. This is because when you have a low cervix, you likely also have a shorter vaginal canal, meaning there is less space between your cervix and vaginal opening to fit a menstrual cup.
Menstrual cup designed specifically for a low cervix have a shorter body and stem or no stem at all. They are often more bulbous or rounded in shape (rather than cone-shaped) as a rounder shape sits up above the pelvic floor better.
It might be time to consider a shorter menstrual cup that is designed to suit a low cervix if:
- you find that the base of your cup is protruding outside of your body after it has been inserted as far as it will go,
- you need to trim the stem of your menstrual cup all the way, or
- the rim of your cup is pressing uncomfortably up against your cervix
How do I know if I have a low cervix?
You can measure your cervix easily at home. We recommend measuring your cervix using the 'knuckle test rule' on different days during your period. See our Guide to Measuring your Cervical Position for more details.
Menstrual Cups for a Low Cervix
Here’s a list of the best menstrual cups for a low cervix, so you can have a more comfortable period!
JuJu Model 4
The JuJu Model 4 was purposefully designed to suit those with a low cervix or a shorter vaginal canal. It’s slightly wider than the JuJu Model 2, and measures just 50mm long (including the stem) or 40mm with the stem completely trimmed down, and holds a decent 23ml. The wide, short bulb shape also makes it a great cup for those with a weakened pelvic floor.
Merula One Size
We love the Merula One Size menstrual cups because they’re extremely versatile and can be suitable for either a high or low cervix - all you need to do is trim the ladder stem. The rounded ‘bulb’ shape of the Merula One Size gives it a high capacity (38ml) to suit a heavier flow, yet it measures only 39mm from the rim to base.
Hello Low Cervix
The Hello Low Cervix Menstrual Cup is the latest of the low cervix cups to hit the market. It's been designed for people who know they have a low cervix and is completely toggle-free - so there's no stem to trim off which is one less step if you know your menstrual cups tend to sit low. The base of the cups is rounded for comfort and thicker to allow for easy removal. Hello Low Cervix Cups are available in two sizes; Small/Medium which is recommended if you are under 35 years and/or fit and Large which is recommended if you are over 35 years. Like other Hello Cups it's made from TPE in New Zealand and is best suited to those that prefer a firmer low cervix cup.
Other Menstrual Cups
You can compare measurements and features from all the different menstrual cups and menstrual discs we stock by visiting our handy Menstrual Cup Comparison Chart.
Menstrual Discs for a Low Cervix
Many people with a low cervix prefer menstrual discs over the classic bell-shaped cups as they are a flatter fit design.
Menstrual discs have a wide, flexible round or oval rim that fits around your cervix and an ultra-thin silicone base that is suited to any cervix position. They don't rely on suction to stay in place like traditional menstrual cups but rather hooks behind your pelvic bone. An added bonus is they can also be worn during penetrative sex for mess-free period sex. Cool huh!