goldenlilac (goldenlilac) wrote in menstrual_cups,
goldenlilac
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My fingernails hate me

Hi,

I have checked the memories, but might have missed something.

I've been reading about menstrual cups for a while but I only decided to take the plunge and buy a Mooncup(UK) today! I was super excited and thought it would be a good idea to 'practice' before my period arrives!

Anyway, I sterilised cup then went to try and use it- no go.

My fingernails aren't very long, maybe 5mm each, but they kept jabbing me when I tried to insert the cup. Obviously I didn't want to splice myself open with my fingernails, so moved them back a little and the cup sprang open (ouch). I tried this for about 15 minutes and ended up with a sore vagina and a grumpy mood.

Does anybody have any tips for girls with long nails that don't involve cutting my nails off every month? I tried the C-fold and the way of folding the cup where you sort of pull down a bit of the cup's rim and fold it from there, but they both resulted in me having to hold the rim down when I was trying to insert the cup, thus getting jabbed with fingernails, thus Mooncup springing open.

Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any help!
Tags: insertion - painful or problems
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