Laitaine (lauralaitaine) wrote in menstrual_cups,

First time user - trimming the stem and removing the cup

I'm a new mooncup(uk) user. My first attempt was a bit of a disaster, but I'm persevering and I'm making progress. Despite the odd hiccough along the way, I'm totally in love with my mooncup!

I have a couple of questions though.

I'm finding the stem is too long, so I've been trimming it slowly. I've now trimmed quite a bit off; at first it was more comfortable, but then it started to hurt a bit, so I took my mooncup out again - having a good feel around in the process. It seems that I've trimmed off enough that the stem was no longer lying between the folds of my inner labia (good!) but the cup had shifted inside me so that it was pressing against flesh and digging in and hurting. Does anyone else find this? Has anyone else chopped the stem off and found that the mooncup shifts such that if the stem were still there it would not be pointing out of your entrance but into the walls? (And does this make sense, have I explained it well enough?)

Also, I'm finding that there's quite a lot of resistance when I remove the cup. At the moment, I'm squeezing the sides with my thumb and index finger, I'm pretty certain I'm breaking the seal but I still feel like there's a lot of suction going on as I pull it out. Am I actually not breaking the seal, or is this just because the rim is rather large and it's stretching me as I pull it out?

Any comments/advice/opinions would be gratefully received! Thanks :)
Tags: first time use, removal, stem length/trimming
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