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03 November 2008 @ 09:54 am
Hi all -
I am starting my second cycle with my new large MCUK, and I am having trouble getting it to open. I had a bit of trouble last month, but not nearly as bad as this morning. I never had trouble with my small one opening but it leaked. I used the punch down method because it makes it nice and pointy, but then I spent at least 5 mins swirling and poking to get it to open. I haven't really started to bleed much, but luckily I was lubed enough with other natural fluids that it didn't really hurt. It was just very frustrating and I can't do that in the public lue do to the inherent messiness. Not to mention that I think it will be unbearable if I am cramping. I looked through the fold pics and think I will try to 7 fold next. Anyone else have so much trouble and which fold did you find to solve it?
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Kai: pic#77976566kuradi8 on November 3rd, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
I also like using the punch-down fold. I (key step) face the punched part down and hold the cup with my thumb and middle finger. I insert my forefinger along with the cup and then use it to sneak some air into the cup so it opens fully.

Then I nudge the stem rearward (another key step) to aim the opening up at my cervix and kegel the cup into place. That usually seats it properly.
Blondieblondeamazon on November 3rd, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
Ok, I see. I will give this a try. I was facing the folded part up towards the front of my body. Inserting a finger with it seems like it might help. Thanks!
Blondieblondeamazon on November 4th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
OK, I tried the inverted method you suggested and it just didn't work! I might just have lacked the coordination this morning. I flipped it back over and tried again, but let go of the fold sooner, when the bottom end was still outside, and I was able to get it to open easier by squeezing the bulb then twisting it and keggling it up. Only problem with this is I pinched myself a lot more with my nails! It is so true that it is all in the finesse that takes learning to get the hang of these things. The good news is that it is not leaking like the smaller one, so I am at least ahead there.
Sasssashajwolf on November 3rd, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
I find the C-fold best with the large MCUK - I've never been able to get any other fold to work at all.
Dina Clare: murphylintilla on November 4th, 2008 07:52 am (UTC)
I've only been able to get the C-fold to work with my small MCUK, too.
hiriel1804 on November 3rd, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
I had a lot more trouble getting the cup to pop open when I got a large LadyCup, after having used a small one. I still haven't used it much, so I can't really be that helpful, though. I got the large one open with the same fold and method as the small one, it just took a lot longer. I think I probably just have to get used to it.