spacetime (spacetime88) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Leakage Problems (First Time Using Cup)

I got my period today, and tried a menstrual cup for the first time (small Lunette).  Insertion was easy -- the cup went in on the 2nd try using the 7-fold.   (I tried the C-fold the first time, and it was TOO WIDE.)  Unfortunately, I am leaking and I don't understand why.  It seemed like the cup was fully opened with a decent seal.  So, why am I leaking? 

I've read posts that discuss finding your cervix.  I found mine, and tried to position the cup underneath it.  But, it's hard because I can't see what I'm doing, and THE CUP RIDES UP!  It does not stay low in my vagina.  Do I need to angle the cup differently?  What should I do to solve the leakage problem? 

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Removal Hurts
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Another thing is that removal hurts.  Inserting 2 fingers along with the cup is a very tight fit, and I'm fighting against the cup riding back up while I'm trying to remove it.  The rim is very wide coming out, and it hurts.  I've tried pinching the cup, but everything is very slippery and it's difficult to get a good grasp.  While removing, I accidentally dropped the cup onto a wad of toilet paper in the toilet.  (Everything is so slippery!)  I boiled the cup and hope that got rid of any potential germs.  

Overall, I'm feeling very frustrated right now.  How do I solve the leakage problem?  Is this normal? 

Tags: first time use, leakage & spotting, removal
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