Wondering how to choose menstrual cup size? This blog is for you.
Soch menstrual cup is a reusable period product that was launched in India in the year 2017. The brand SochGreen has a range of reusable period products, among which the Soch cup is one of our most popular products. In November 2020, we introduced a new design for our cups for an improved experience. Our new cups are in collaboration with JuJu cups, Australia.
SochCup by JuJu is a menstrual cup that is made of the best quality, medical-grade, bio-compatiable silicone. The Soch menstrual cup is available in four sizes – Model 1, 2, 3 and 4. At SochGreen, we do not believe that one size fits all and therefore decided to launch cups in various diameters and lengths so that there is a cup for every woman.
There are several different factors that have to be taken into account while thinking about how to choose menstrual cup size. Here are some of the factors:
- Age: The logic behind age being one of the criteria for choosing a cup is because our muscles tend to get looser over time unless someone is specifically strength training or is athletic. So, for anyone aged 30 or under, a SochCup model 1 or 3 would be ideal; and for anyone over 30, a SochCup model 2 or 4 would be preferable. Again, this is not a watertight classification; this is a general idea.
- Sexual Activity/Child-Bearing History: Let’s deconstruct these two factors and the role they play in helping you choose menstrual cup size.
Sexual Activity: While this aspect does not have a direct bearing on the size of the cup to be used, in general, those who are sexually active seem to know the internal female anatomy and may find it easier to wear a cup for the first time. Child-bearing History: This aspect is a gamechanger when it comes to selecting the right size of the cup. If you have had a child, whether by C-section or a vaginal delivery, we always recommend a SochCup model 2 or 4, no matter your age. This is because of the reason that the pelvic floor muscles would have expanded during the pregnancy to accommodate the growing baby.
- Physical Activity Level: If you are at a moderate level of activity or if you have a sedentary lifestyle, a larger cup might be better for you; but this should be taken into account only in conjunction with other factors. If you are very athletic and exercise more than 4-5 times a week, then you might want to choose a cup with smaller diameter as your pelvic floor muscles would have gotten strengthened from the continuous training and activity.
- Flow: If you have a heavy flow, then you might want to go for a larger cup; if your flow is moderate or low, you can go for a smaller cup. However, bear in mind that this should not be your only deciding factor for cup size.
- Cervix Height: Cervix height is a universally used measure for finding the best cup for yourself. Our menstrual cup model 1 and 2 are ideal for most cervix lengths. For women with a high cervix, we suggest size 3 – but the diameter of this cup is small and it is only suitable for those who have not given birth and are under the age of 30. Our model 4 cup is ideal for anyone with a very low / low cervix.
Now that you have a clear explanation of the different factors that go into deciding menstrual cup size, take our SochCup quiz here. Our quiz takes into account all the above-mentioned factors and recommends the best cup as per your input. If you have any doubts despite the quiz, feel free to drop us a message on our Instagram page or on Facebook.
If you would like to know how to measure your cervix, then watch this video: