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04 April 2009 @ 06:18 pm
Ok, so I started today and thought this is the day that my cup will work. I used lube and properly cleaned everything. I used the extreme 7 fold and attempted to get my ladycup in. It would go in 3/4 of the way and was painful by the way and seemed not to go any further. I tried twice and was quite sore so I put in a tampon. I thought I had the angle right. I will wait and hopefully have the guts to try again tommorrow.
Kitkitrinlu on April 4th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
It does get easier. When I first got my cup, getting it in and out was this huge ordeal, with lube and struggles and it taking 15 - 20 minutes each time. Now I've somehow adjusted to it, and it takes hardly any time or effort at all. Just keep trying :)
zandperl: Daisyzandperl on April 4th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
The angle you need is back towards your tailbone, not up towards your navel. If you've ever used tampons, it's the same angle as that.
fireaphidfireaphid on April 5th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
Awww, sorry it didn't work well for you this time! It took me more than one try to learn to insert my cup, too, so it's worth trying again later when you feel more likely to get it. I agree that it helps to insert a finger first, so you know exactly what angle you're looking for. It also helps you learn to relax your pelvic floor muscles enough for the cup to get in. You can do it!
Kai: pic#84732488kuradi8 on April 5th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
Pretend it's a tampon. You don't seem to have any trouble with them. Stay loose. Keep your jaw slack. Breathe. Don't think about it -- and just do it. :o)
mpbowers on April 5th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
That's what is so funny as I can pop in a tampon. I kinda feel like the tampon applicator does it's own thing though once I get it in. I used the same angle as far as I know. I think my tampons even fold over on themselves. I don't know. This was pretty painful too. I liken it to another persons post about feeling like you are raping yourself. The tampon went in after the ordeal with out a hitch. I really can only either use plastic applicator tampons or the slim ones. NEVER a super!!! I wonder if the lunette would be easier. It almost seems squishier. I don't know. Maybe it's the fold. Maybe I should use the punch down though it seems wider at the bottom. I really want this to work but not this painful.