personal blogging

Hello, community!

Hey, menstrual cuppers! It's a new year (sorta) and we've got new members! It's really nice to see the community acting as a fresh resource for new and existing cup users.

If I could just ask everyone to take a look at the rules, that would be excellent. That includes new and old members. I've been observing some slippage on related topics and gender-neutral language on the part of both new and old members. The main thing is to keep this a civil and welcoming place for all cup users, so thanks for helping with that!

My cup refuses to go in no matter what!

I am 16 and recently got a menstrual cup in size small (it is from the brand saalt, if that matters) and I’ve tried for like an hour today to get it in! I’m so tired! I’ve been searching up solutions a lot and everyone says to lubricate it and to make sure to push it in the correct direction, and i have been doing both of those things. I’ve used tampons many times before, so I’m familiar with the proper direction.

I struggle to keep the damn thing folded, it pops open as soon as i get the rim in! I’ve tried putting my fingers in with it to keep it closed but… i think my hole is just too small!! I’ve only ever been able to fit maybe two fingers in before, about the size of the tampons i use, and anything bigger simply doesn’t get in at all. I’ve tried laying down on my back and relaxing to loosen up but it still doesn’t do anything so… help!!

Strange discharge on menstrual cup

Hello! Very new user here and so glad to see this community because i had no idea who to ask about this. This is my second cycle using the lunette menstrual cup but on my last one i got a yeast infection and i have no idea why. I boiled the cup and bought a cleanser that i use every time i take it out and re-insert but today i took out the cup and found strange brownish gunk on the outside (sorry for the tmi!) I don't know if this is the beginning of another yeast infection, i hope not because i really want to stick with using my cup but if it keeps causing infections then i won't be able to. I do find the cup difficult to insert sonetimes and today it has been especially sore. Any help or advice would be amazing, thank you so much!

Been a long time.

So it has been a VERY long time since I've posted here. A lot has changed in the last 10 years since my first posting of trying to get my menstral cup in and failing because of the pain of getting it in and out. I'll give a run-down.
No longer a Vergin, Marryied and one child. I recently went through some of my things in the closet and came across my Small Lunette Cup and for the S and G's I tried putting it in. (On a cycle currently) and it actually went in fine no pain to speak of which is great.
However, I felt it inside, I doubt I had it in far enough but I felt some pressure when I tried to push it up further and it was hurting a little.
I was able to get it out with very little difficulty luckily and with very minimal pain.

So now I am begining to think that perhaps I just need a new cup in a different size. So what does everyone suggest?

Also if this helps I did not give birth Naturally and not because I didnt want to I had complications which required C-Section.

Re-inserting after stuck?

Hi all, I had a very eventful morning this morning and had to go to the doctors to remove my cup. My vagina is quite sore (understandably) but I want to use it again. ATM I'm using a pad but I'm wondering when I should try again? I want to do it again so I don't scare my body/mind away from it. 

P.S I'm on birth control so I only have my period every three months, I'd like to do it before my cycle finishes and I have about 3 days left. 

Looking for Meluna sell "basic" stemless in USA

Hi, I just finished my first cycle with the Meluna classic XL shorty, and I liked it except for it's still too long for my low cervix. I don't think I want to try to cut the ball stem off, and from the actual Meluna website, they have the stemless (aka basic) in their chart, but I don't think they sell them in the US, and Meluna isn't shipping from Germany since Covid. If I can't get a stemless shorty, does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks. - Stephanie

Menstral cup stem digging into my vaginal wall

Im 15 and I've been using a mebstural cup for about 3 months... ive founs the right place for it to sit and not leak but it tilts slightly to the side.
And because of this the stem digs into the folds of my vagina and also pinches the skin.

Ive already cut of one section of the stem but i dont reeaaly want to cut off any mire because i rely on the stem to pull it out comfortably ...
does anyone know what I I could do to stop this problem?

HELP!! I can't get my menstrual cup to open

I am a 17 year old, active tampon user and i recently bought a 25ml menstrual cup.

I have been practicing some dry runs before my period but ran into some problems.

I can get the cup in without a hitch but
after it's in it will not pop open and instead just collapse in on itself.

I have tried the labia fold, punch down fold, and ⁷/triangle fold and none of these pop open.

I have tried every trick that i have read, relaxing my vagina, pushing it in and out, squeezing it, twisting it even tried to get it to manually open! None of these worked.

I really want my menstrual cup to work out and at this point i just don't know what to do. I feel like I've lost hope in ever getting it to work.

Should i downsize?