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The 5 Best Menstrual Cups for a Low Cervix (And Any Flow)

How do you choose a menstrual cup if you have a low cervix? You already tried a couple of period cups and found them too small to handle your flow or too big because they stick out of your vagina. You tried cutting off the stems, yet they’re still too long. Does the best menstrual cup for a low cervix even exist?

Yes, it does. Here at Ruby Cup, we craft our menstrual cups to fit all body types and all menstrual flows. So we know our Ruby Cup is the ideal choice for a low cervix. But even though our menstrual cups are great for most people, we’re not totally biased and know there are other low-cervix period cups available. 

Ruby Cup is dedicated to period education, eliminating stigma, and fighting period poverty, so it’s only natural we want you to have all the information possible to make the best and healthiest choices for your menstruation. As menstrual cup experts, we know what to look for in period cups and selected five of the best cups, including Ruby Cup, made for low cervixes. 

Read on to discover what is a low cervix, how to measure your cervix height, and the 5 best menstrual cups for a low cervix.  

 


Did you know you can have a zero-waste and fuss-free period even with a low cervix? It’s possible with Ruby Cup. For every Ruby Cup purchased, we donate another one to a person without access to safe menstrual products. Get your Ruby Cup now. 

 

What is a low cervix?

Before choosing a menstrual cup, you need to know if you have a high or low cervix to find your correct cup size. If you landed here, you might be wondering if you have a low cervix or what that even means. Or maybe at your last exam, someone mentioned your low cervix? 

Your cervix is a doughnut-shaped tube that connects your uterus to your vagina. A low cervix means that there is a shorter distance between your cervix and the opening to your vagina. This shorter distance means that there is less space in your vagina length-wise to fit a menstrual cup.   

It’s important to point out that your vagina is made of elastic, flexible bands of tissue and muscle, stretchy enough to allow a baby’s head to pass through and to accommodate an erect penis or a sex toy. When women are turned on sexually, the vagina swells and the vaginal canal lengthens. This means that even if you have a low cervix, you have no reason to fear that you can’t enjoy penetrative intercourse or foreplay, or have a vaginal delivery. This also means that using a menstrual cup will not stretch out your vagina

 

 

Some people with a tilted uterus, one that tips back toward your tailbone rather than forward towards your pubic bone, may have a low cervix. Our bodies are all unique, so not everyone who has a tilted uterus will have a low cervix. Whether you have a high or low cervix, know that you can use a menstrual cup with a tilted uterus, too.

 


How to measure your cervix height

It’s easy to figure out whether you have a high or low cervix. You can read our complete guide on how to measure the height of your cervix, but here are some quick tips, plus a sizing guide:


 

To check your cervix height, insert a clean index finger into your vagina. Once you feel your cervix, which some people say feels like touching the tip of a nose, stop. If you can only insert your finger up until the first knuckle, you have a low cervix.  

However, remember that your cervix moves during your period, so we suggest measuring your cervix twice, once at the beginning of your menstrual cycle, then a second time at the end of your cycle. Use the lowest measurement of the two to decide your cervix height, then go to our menstrual cup sizing guide to find the right cup for you.  

 

What is the best menstrual cup for a low cervix?

The best menstrual cup for a low cervix is not necessarily a smaller one. What matters is its length. If you have a low cervix, a shorter cup will feel more comfortable. Also, look for a short cup with a stem you can trim. This type of cup will suit a low cervix even if you have a retroverted uterus. 

It is true that menstrual discs may work well for those with low cervixes, but remember there are very few reusable menstrual discs on the market. If your goal is to find a more planet-friendly menstrual product, a menstrual disc might not be what you are looking for. 

 

The 5 best low cervix menstrual cups

Here are our picks for the top 5 menstrual cups that work well with a low cervix

1. Ruby Cup

Our Ruby Cup is a goldilocks cup that works for most people. Here’s why the Ruby Cup Small is the best menstrual cup for a low cervix:

  • Right height: Ruby Cup Small is 65 mm long, but you can trim the stem to make it shorter or remove the stem completely for a 46 mm cup. 

  • Comfortable firmness: Each Ruby Cup has a medium firmness, which is ideal for all body types and cervix heights. It’s soft enough to insert and feel comfortable, yet firm enough to create a seal and stay in place.

  • Perfect capacity: Made for light to medium flow, one Ruby Cup Small can hold up to 24 ml and you can wait up to 8 hours before emptying it. 
  • Eco-friendly: Ruby Cup is 100% plastic-free, reusable, and can last for up to 10 years.

  • Body-friendly: Made from 100% medical-grade silicone, all Ruby Cups are completely vegan and free from harmful toxins like bleach and dioxin found in tampons and pads. 

  • Affordable price: Ruby Cup is affordable and costs about 4-5 months’ worth of disposable tampons or menstrual pads, yet is reusable again and again. 

  • Money-back guarantee: We give you the freedom to try your cup on for size. If your Ruby Cup is too small, exchange it for a bigger size. Or if it’s too big, return it within 120 days for a full refund. 

  • Buy one give one program: For every Ruby Cup purchased, we donate another to a person without access to period products. You change two lives for the price of one Ruby Cup. 


Ruby Cup Small Overview

Model: Ruby Cup Small

Height: 65 mm (2.56 in)

Height without stem: 46 mm (1.81 in)

Capacity: 24 ml (0.81 fl oz)

Price: €28.95

Get your Ruby Cup today

 

2. Intimina Ziggy Cup

The Intimina Ziggy Cup is actually a menstrual disc, which is flat with no stem, making it a good option for a low cervix. When you compare a menstrual disc vs a cup, the major difference is a disc cups your cervix instead of adhering to your vaginal wall with suction like a menstrual cup. 

The Ziggy cup also has a leak-proof double rim and is made from 100% medical-grade silicone.

Pros:

  • Flat-fit design.
  • No stem.
  • Leak-proof double rim.
  • You can have period sex while wearing it. 
  • With a high capacity (76 ml), it’s good for heavy flows.
  • Free shipping on orders of €50 or more.
  • Orders under €50 have a flat shipping fee of EUR 8.90 or USD 9.90 (depending on your location).

Cons

  • Short durability (up to 2 years).
  • Its wide fit, 76 mm, may not suit everyone.
  • Pricier than other cups, which are usually between USD 25-35.
  • Returns within 14 days of purchase only if unused and unopened.
  • No donation program.

 

Intimina Ziggy Cup Overview

Model: Intimina Ziggy Cup

Height: 65 mm / 2.56 in

Capacity: 76 ml / 2.67 fl oz

Price: €39.95

 

3. FemmyCycle Low Cervix Menstrual Cup

The FemmyCycle Low Cervix Menstrual Cup is designed for a low cervix. It’s made from 100% medical-grade dye-free silicone with a ring handle for easy removal. 

Pros: 

  • A unique design made specifically for a low cervix and short vaginal canal.
  • Has a no-spill, pull-out funnel for easier emptying.
  • Affordable price.
  • Free U.S. shipping for orders over $50.
  • Dye-free.
  • You can exchange your cup for another size within 60 days.

Cons: 

  • Shorter lifespan with a recommended replacement of every 2 years. 
  • Not clear if the removal ring can be cut off, though some customer reviews have confirmed doing so.
  • Transparent silicone might stain more easily.
  • Some Amazon reviewers are put off by the cup’s super suction that latches onto the cervix, making it painful and hard to remove.
  • Pricey international shipping.
  • No returns.
  • No donation program.

 

 

FemmyCycle Low Cervix Menstrual Cup Overview 

Height: 50 mm / 1.97 in

Height without removal ring: 43 mm / 1.69 in

Capacity: 30 ml / 1.01 fl oz

Price: $29.99

 

4. Merula Cup (One Size)

The Merula Cup (One Size) is also suitable for people with a low cervix because it has a short size and adjustable stem. Made with 100% medical-grade silicone, this menstrual cup can be used for several years but the company doesn’t specify for how long. 

Pros: 

  • A unique adjustable ladder stem that you can trim to the first, second, or third rung.
  • Good capacity for heavy flows.
  • Has a return policy.

Cons: 

  • Merula doesn’t recommend cutting off the entire stem because it may be difficult to remove the cup without it.
  • Higher shipping costs.
  • Return is possible only within 14 days of receiving your cup.
  • No donation program.

 

Merula Cup (One Size) Overview

Height from the first rung: 72 mm / 2.83 

Height from the second rung: 61 mm / 2.40

Height from the third rung: 50 mm / 1.97 in 

Height without ladder stem: 39 mm / 1.54 in

Capacity: 38 ml / 1.285 fl oz

Price: €22.99

 

5. MeLuna Shorty

MeLuna has a dedicated range of low-cervix menstrual cups called the MeLuna Shorty. As with its other products, the MeLuna Shorty can be customized based on your cervix height and your preferred handle type. The ball handle is the shortest, but the stem or the ring handle might be easier to grip. 

It’s made from thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) and is latex-free.

Pros: 

  • MeLuna Shorty offers 4 different sizes of short cup models. 
  • The small is tiny and recommended if you have a medical condition or injuries.
  • Choose from 3 different types of handles: ring, stem, or ball.
  • You can customize your menstrual cup. 
  • Two different websites—one for the U.S.A. and the other international so shipping is affordable.

Cons: 

  • Because they are smaller than most menstrual cups, the Small and Medium MeLuna Cups will leak on your heavy flow days and may not be a good choice if you know you have heavy periods. 
  • None of the MeLuna Cups are returnable. The U.S. return policy offers a 40% discount if your first cup doesn’t fit and you want to try another one. Their standard return policy accepts only unopened packages. 
  • No donation program.

 

MeLuna Shorty Overview 
(with ball handle)

Height Shorty Small: 42 mm 
Height Shorty Medium: 45 mm
Height Shorty Large: 48 mm
Height Shorty XL: 52 mm
Height without stem: 35, 38, 41, and 44 mm respectively
Capacity: 15, 19, 24, and 28 ml / 0.51, 0.64, 0.81, and 0.95 fl oz respectively 
Price: $26.95

 

Best menstrual cup for a low cervix: choose the one perfect for you?

The good news is that there are now plenty of options for menstrual cups to try, even if you have a low cervix. Here’s a summary of our recommendations for the best menstrual cups for a low cervix, to help you narrow down the possibilities. Most importantly, don’t give up if your first try at a menstrual cup doesn’t work. Leaks or discomforts can be solved and sometimes it can just take a little bit of trial and error to find the best menstrual cup for your cervix and for you.

  1. Ruby Cup Small: The best menstrual cup for a low cervix that offers a trimmable stem, affordable price, a generous exchange and refund policy, long durability, and a donation program. 

  2. Intimina Ziggy Cup: The only low-cervix cup that allows for period sex. It also offers one of the highest capacities for a heavy flow and free international shipping from EUR 50. 

  3. FemmyCycle Low Cervix Menstrual Cup: A good menstrual cup for a low cervix that offers free U.S. shipping for orders more than USD 50. 

  4. Merula Cup (One Size): With its unique, trimmable ladder stem, this period cup can adapt to a low cervix and heavy flow.

  5. MeLuna Shorty: You can customize a MeLuna Shorty Cup, made for a low cervix, to match your flow, body type, and preferred handle. 

 

You can use this table to compare the cup models’ features and decide which is your perfect cup: 

Ruby Cup Small

Ziggy Cup

FemmyCycle Low Cervix Menstrual Cup

Merula Cup (One Size)

1st, 2nd, 3rd stroke of ladder stem

MeLuna Shorty

(with ball stem)

Sizes small, medium, large, XL

Height

65 mm

65 mm

50 mm

50, 61, and 72 mm 

42, 45, 48, and 52 mm 

Height without stem

46 mm 

-

43 mm

39 mm

35, 38, 41, and 44 mm

Capacity

24 ml

76 ml

30 ml

38 ml

15, 19, 24, and 28 ml 

Trimmable stem

-

?

Material

100% medical-grade silicone

100% medical-grade silicone

100% medical-grade silicone

100% medical-grade silicone

TPE

Life cycle

Up to 10 years

Up to 2 years

Recommends every 2 years

Several years

Up to 3 years

Price

€28.95

€39.95

$29.99

€22.99

$26.95

Free U.S. Shipping 

For orders from 35€

For orders from 50€

For orders over $50

Free Worldwide Shipping

For orders from 35€

For orders from 50€

Refunds/exchanges

limited

limited

Donation program





Did you know you can have a zero-waste and fuss-free period even with a low cervix? It’s possible with Ruby Cup. For every Ruby Cup purchased, we donate another one to a person without access to safe menstrual products. Get your Ruby Cup now. 

 

FAQs

How do you know if you have a low cervix?

To know if you have a low cervix, insert a clean index finger into your vagina. If you can touch your cervix before inserting your entire finger, you have a low cervix. You can consult our guide to discover how to measure the height of your cervix or your OB/GYN can tell you at your next exam.  

Can you use a menstrual cup with a low cervix?

For a low cervix, use a shorter menstrual cup with a stem you can trim. Ruby Cup Small is perfect for a low cervix and measures only 46 mm once you remove the stem from the bottom of the cup. Check out our menstrual cup sizing guide to find the best cup for you. 

Does the position of your cervix change during your cycle?

Your cervix changes and moves during your 30-day menstrual cycle. And for most people, your cervix is at its lowest position during your period. For the best fit, measure your cervix height twice, once at the beginning of your cycle, and a second time at your cycle’s end.

How do you insert a menstrual cup with a low cervix?

Whether or not you have a low or high cervix, menstrual cup insertion remains the same. Using a shorter cup with a trimmable stem if you have a low cervix may help you find the best place in your vaginal canal to insert your menstrual cup. 

 

Do menstrual cups work differently with a low cervix?

No. It may take a little longer to understand how you use your menstrual cup if you have a low cervix, but menstrual cups work just the same for people with low cervixes. Regardless of your cervix’s height, menstrual cups like Ruby Cup offer a great way to take care of your monthly flow without harming your body or the planet.

 

Reviewed by  Amy Harris. Amy Harris is a certified nurse-midwife with more than a decade of clinical experience in reproductive health clinics, hospitals, and private OB/GYN practices. Amy holds a Masters of Science in Maternal and Child Health from Harvard School of Public Health and completed her nursing and midwifery training at Yale School of Nursing and Boston University School of Public Health. Passionate about empowering women through health education, Amy puts her public health training to work as a dedicated women’s health writer.