When you’re looking for menstrual cups for a low cervix, there are just a handful of options available to you. This is in stark contrast to the options out there for people with an average or high cervix.
It makes sense. Fewer people have a low cervix so fewer brands are willing to create a product designed for a smaller percentage of the population. Thankfully, in the last few years more brands have taken on the challenge and now there are several low cervix menstrual cup options to choose from. This video and post will go through them each to help you pick the best low cervix menstrual cup for you.
Not sure what size cervix you have? Here’s a simple way to measure it.
What is considered “Low?”
I personally consider anyone with the cervix height of 44 mm or below to be in the “low cervix” category. The cervix does move throughout the cycle so in some cases someone can have a low cervix for some of their cycle, and an average cervix other days. I myself flirt with a slightly lower than average cervix at the beginning of my cycle and find shorter cups are a better fit for me then. You will want to measure your cervix at the beginning and end of your period and use the lowest of those measurements when picking a menstrual cup. Some people use two cups for different parts of their cycle but most only have one cup. You will want that cup to fit on all of the days of your period.
The Best Menstrual Cup for Low Cervix Options
As someone with a low cervix you have 10% of the options available compared to someone who has an average-high cervix.
To see all the low cervix cups visit our Menstrual Cup Chart and type “low cervix” in the search bar. This post focuses mostly on cups available in the US, but there are other options out there. The chart is a great place to research.
- Merula OS (39 mm)
- JuJu Model 4 (40 mm)
- MeLuna (35mm-44mm)
- CottonMermaid Guppy (40 mm)
- Hello Low Cervix (43 mm, 49 mm)
- FemmyCycle (43 mm) or Formoonsa (37mm, 44 mm)
- Menstrual Discs like Lumma or Nixit
- A cup in a small size that’s also short
Having a low cervix drastically reduces the number of menstrual products you can choose from. Most cups are around 47 mm in the body itself, with stems adding additional length. That’s why knowing your cervix height before you buy a cup is best. No matter what you do, a cup that is too long for your body won’t work.
Related Article: How to Measure Your Cervix Height
So what options are available to you if you want to use a menstrual cup and your cervix is low? Going to Target won’t do. The cups on shelves are all either “average” or even “high cervix” options. Even if you trim the stem it’s likely the cup won’t fit comfortably. Your body needs a specialized menstrual cup that, at least for now, is only available online. Like from a menstrual cup store. *Wink*
Let’s discuss each option in depth. The video does a great job of going through each brand one by one, but I will summarize by text for those who aren’t a fan of watching long videos.
While it can be used with people of any cervix height thanks to the long stem, it’s most popular amongst low cervix users because with the stem trimmed off it’s only 39 mm long! The Merula OS cup’s design is meant to suction in a way that it shouldn’t slide down during wear. For this reason it should work for any amount of pelvic floor toneness. The downside is that it’s very firm. In my own trials of it the cup would put so much pressure on my bladder. The biggest flex from this option is that is has the highest capacity possible for any low cervix cup with a total of 38 ml to the brim. The company also claims that the ball shape means it doesn’t need to fully open like a traditional shaped cup to be effective.
JuJu Model 4
JuJu Model 4
JuJu Model 4 (as well as their other sizes) is another pretty firm cup, and the silicone is quite thick. It’s 40 mm long, right on target for where a low cervix cup should be in length. What this cup has that Merula doesn’t is a wider rim. Wide rims can be another asset for low cervix cups, allowing your cervix to dip down into the cup if needed. This will of course take some of the capacity. The Model 4 has a tiny little stem to grab or you can cut it off. JuJu holds 23 ml. This cup is now available in the US through Period.Shop.
MeLuna is a brand that makes a ton of various sizes and shapes in varying firmnesses. Their cups are made from TPE instead of silicone. They offer a line of low cervix options they call “shorty” models, and from that line you can choose which size, meaning diameter of the rim, you need. Their smallest is extremely tiny with only 8 ml capacity and their XL has a wide rim and reaches 16 ml capacity. So while they have a large swath of sizes even their largest low cervix model has a very low capacity, meaning on your heavier days you may have to empty your cup every hour or two. Meluna does offer their products in 2 firmnesses, “Classic” which is their softest option, and “Sport.”
The Hello Cup Low Cervix
Hello Low Cervix
This option is completely stemless, and since so many with a low cervix end up having to chop off the stem, they’ve done it for you making the bottom totally smooth. Hello Cups are all made from TPE which means they form to your body well. This cup is quite firm, but the material makes it wear more like a softer cup once it is inside. Hello Cup Low Cervix cups are actually more like “kind of low cervix” cups because they’re on the long side of what qualifies as low cervix at 43 mm and 49 mm, respectively. I tried the Hello Large low cervix and LOVED it. It was super comfortable, worked like a dream, and I didn’t feel it at all. If you’re not in need of the very lowest low cervix cups this one is great; just make sure you’re measuring before pulling the trigger to buy.
There are some alternative options for low cervix folks. Some cups are quite short in their smallest size option; with stems trimmed they are the same body length as low cervix cups. This is the case for the Saalt Teen. But the diameter is narrow; anytime you buy a cup for the body length you also want to consider how the diameter will fit and feel for you. The Formoonsa and Femmycycle cups are another possible option, these are round spherical cups. While they’re within the low cervix range for some of their size options, they’re a very different kind of cup and not for everyone. The danger of these models is that they have no suction holes and a funnel style “no spill design;” in some cases, they have been known to suction to the cervix in an uncomfortable way.
And then there is one other option: the menstrual disc. This is as high a capacity option you can find for a low cervix due to the design. Unlike cups, the disc is a mostly flat fit so the body length is not a concern. Some discs, like Lumma, have smaller diameter sizes that they suggest if your cervix is lower. The new Saalt Disc small and Ziggy Cup 2 Size A are smaller diameter discs as well. There are varying reports as to how well a one size fits all menstrual disc, like Hello Disc, works with a low cervix compared to the smaller diameter options. One caution is that the Hello Disc and other discs need a certain amount of space to be able to prop into place. If your cervix is extremely low you may not have the ability to prop and keep it in place during wear.
My advice is to browse online communities like the Menstrual Cup subreddit or our very own Facebook Community, Period Nirvana Community, and look for feedback from other low cervix users to learn how their experience with a disc went. It’s been hit or miss from my own research and it’s very much based on the person.
Where to Buy
You can find most of the menstrual cups included in this video through our retail shop, Period.Shop. By shopping with us directly over brands or that billion dollar website you are supporting our free educational content, so thank you.