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22 October 2008 @ 09:28 am
Hi ladies!
I'm on my first cycle using my new pink cup, and I am so excited!! (so excited/distracted, in fact, that I can't focus on much else-ridiculous, I know LOL). Anyway, so far it's been a trillion times better than my experience with the diva cup. I've realized, however, that my canal is like, obnoxiously short. I've trimmed the stem significantly, but can still feel it just the eennsiest bit sometimes depending on what position I'm sitting in. For those of you who use a cup and who also have the canal-length of a seven-year-old child, how much of the stem is safe to cut off? how can we cut it so that it's less "pokey"? I am so jealous of women with longer canals! sex must be so much better!! ;)
Thanks in advance; I don't know what I would have done without this community!!
Current Mood: excited!
Jackieagraciado on October 22nd, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
people cut it all off right to the base.
Lyndalynda on October 22nd, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
You can cut the entire stem off. If you look at the cup, it's quite thick at the bottom, so there is little danger of cutting all the way through. Just be careful. You can also use a file (and then wash liberally!!) to sand the cut stem edge until it's smooth.
slenderstar on October 22nd, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks! ok, I think I'll do that. and when you say I should file it down, do you mean with a nail file? does that really work? I'm so scared of ruining my expensive cup!
Lyndalynda on October 22nd, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
Either with the fine side of a nail file or fine sandpaper. Apart from cutting the cup into pieces or poking holes into it, it's a hard thing to ruin. I didn't need to file mine, but I've read here that some people do. I just cut mine off completely to the base and it feels fine now most of the time.
Tweekietweekie on October 22nd, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
I used a metal nail file, they are harder, and no risk of getting grains of sand stuck anywhere they shouldn't be. It came out perfectly smooth.
slenderstar on October 23rd, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Ok, I used a metal nail file, but it didn't seem to do anything. Mind you, the stem was wet at the time (I'd just washed it) does it need to be dry in order for it to be filed?
fireaphidfireaphid on October 23rd, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
I think they meant you cut it off first and then file down the uneven nub that might be left, if you're worried about cutting too close to the base.
Jonilittle_joni on October 22nd, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
Heh, this amused me: "For those of you who use a cup and who also have the canal-length of a seven-year-old child..." That's what I feel like my canal is like. I use a Mooncup UK and I cut the entire stem off, as the previous commenters have suggested. Sometimes I can still feel it but the most part it's really comfortable.

I don't know about the sex part since I've never compared my experiences with others...but regardless of my canal length I find I'm very satisfied in that area. Out of curiosity I checked my canal length when I was...erm...aroused. It was much longer then usual and my cervix was way out of reach. I think that's pretty standard for any women when aroused so I wouldn't worry about your canal length at all. Sorry also if that TMI, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
slenderstar on October 22nd, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
You know what? you're right. When I'm turned on, my servix is much higher as well-thank heavens for that eh? and I'm glad I'm not the only one with like, no canal! glad my entry could make you laugh! :)