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14 December 2013 @ 01:41 am
Hello :) previously I posted about not getting my MoonCup in successfully.. So I decided to try again on a dry run.
After nearly inserting it in, I pulled it out because I felt that I was losing grip on it. To my surprise, there was blood on the cup, so I guessed my period has started on my dry run (the irony). The blood was inside my vagina so it definitely wasn't from my hymen.

I had so much trouble removing it the next day.. No matter what, I couldn't break the suction. I did insert my thumb all the way up and pushed the rim, but the suction refused to yield. In the end, I gripped the ridges with my thumb (not enough space to insert my index finger to pinch the base yet), dragged it out, grabbed with my index finger and pinched the base (suction NOT broken) and pulled it out. I had no time to wait and try later as I needed to go to work.. I did bear down such that the base is at the vulva.

I decided to try again tonight, and amazingly my pad was clear of blood, and my vagina feels dry and is bloodless. So much so that it was painful to try reinserting the cup due to the lack of natural lubrication. And this time I felt that the opening to my vagina has changed (maybe the hymen is broken?). It feels bumpy and like there's folds of skins... Can't really describe it but it definitely changed.

Can anyone tell me what's up with the blood? And is there any way to make removal easier? I read all the tips on breaking the suction and no, it stubbornly refuses to yield. Will punching a bigger hole with belt punchers help? How many holes should I enlarge?

Thank you :)
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teacupcake89 on December 15th, 2013 06:34 pm (UTC)
on a dry run (or when on your period) use some lubricant or some coconut oil to help insert the cup (put it on yourself, it will make the cup too slippy to hold if you put it on the cup!)

the bumpy folds of skin you describe are completely normal, that's just what expands when you're aroused or to allow you to insert something inside.

sometimes periods can stop/start when trying to use a cup in the beginning, a few other posts on here have mentioned this. other wise it could be nudging your cervix or nicking yourself with a nail when trying to use it. it also could be your hymen as that can be partially inside, either way I really wouldn't worry too much :)

the mooncup's holes are small so enlarging them slightly might help, although I would wait and see if using it on your period is any easier (it was for me, although I still disliked my mooncup and opted for a softer cup later on)
as for making the holes bigger some methods have included small drill bits, manicure scissors or body piercing punches. The holes on the cup with the largest holes are 2mm, which is approximately 1/16".
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