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16 May 2008 @ 07:31 pm
I have been reading backposts all afternoon and I haven't found the answer to this.  I'm terribly sorry if it's already been answered. I can't imagine it hasn't been, but I just can't find it!

I tried my Lunette today.  I got it in (once), but it wouldn't open.  I know about the tricks of twisting and gently tugging...I'm wondering if my problem wasn't that I didn't have it in far enough.  Didn't want to just keep shoving!  So, should the stem stick out at all? Should the bottom of the cup go past the public bone?

Thanks, Ladies! 
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lunakatrinalunakatrina on May 17th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
My cup will not open unless I get it past my pubic bone, and then I 'stir' to get it to completely if I'm having more problems...so getting it past the pubic bone might be all that you need to do to solve the problem. Good luck, hope I was helpful!
Diana Lucifera: Moonlight Real Girldiana_lucifera on May 17th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
Mine won't open unless it's behind my pubic bone. Just put it up as far as is comfortable. It's not going to go anywhere, although you may have to bear down and reach a little more. My stem doesn't stick out at all; my cup likes to sit up around my cervix. That's totally normal. Just put it where it works and feels good. As long as it doesn't leak, you're fine, I think.
Dina Clare: MOUSTACHE!lintilla on May 17th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
It really depends on how your body is shaped.

Are you doing a dry run, or are you menstruating? Because I had a hell of a time to get my cup to open when I tried a dry run, but once my period started it worked like a champ!
Dina Clare: dreamlintilla on May 17th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
Also, which fold(s) are you using?
tonpetitchou08 on May 17th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
wowza
Well, it was a dry run this afternoon, but this evening it was game on. Holy crap, it's a good thing my roommate isn't home because there are some swears a male roommate shouldn't hear coming from the bathroom!

I've tried the 7-fold (that's the one that actually made it in, that one time), the C-fold, the labial, the punch down..and i've tied so many times my thumb is almost as sore as my hoo-hah.

But, I think I know why people say their cramps aren't as bad. Because once they feel this pain, cramps aren't so bad after all! ; )

I know there's a learning curve, I'll keep trying. not tonight though! ufda
This is the new shit.new_shit on May 17th, 2008 08:50 am (UTC)
Re: wowza
Haha, mine makes funny noises too! I try not to let my boyfriend hear them, but he does every now and then. XD
tegelly on May 17th, 2008 09:38 am (UTC)
You said you've been reading backposts, so I'm sorry if I'm repeating anything you've already read/tried.
Here's my two cents worth . . .
Try lube around the rim of the cup. Just a tad does wonders & stops needless friction pain. I don't need lube anymore, but it was very helpful at first.
I find the punch down fold is easy to hang on to as I get the cup inside me & start pushing it up.
Make sure you are angling the cup towards the small of your back & not up. For example, when I'm squatting to insert the cup, I'm pushing it in horizontally.
I push it in until the rim is just past my pubic bone.
I keep hold of my cup at the base & let it pop open. Sometimes I have to pull it down a little & wiggle/twist it back up so it pops.
I then check around the cup to see there are no dents & I can twist/spin mine right around when it's in right. I don't always bother though, & many say they can't spin it at all, but don't have any issues with it.
My cup sits lower at the start of my period & higher towards the end. At the start the stem would hang right out of me & the base of the cup almost peeks out. I found great relief when I cut the stem off completely, and even when it naturally moves higher I have not problem removing it if I bear down.
Sorry for the long post.
I really hope you have success!
tonpetitchou08 on May 17th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
this was geat, thank you!