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08 August 2009 @ 01:54 pm
Hello again everyone lol.
I just got my new large and small LilacCups! Hurrah!
On my test runs I noticed that it's kind of hard to remove, and I heard that sometimes putting it inside-out could help, does anyone have any experience doing this? And tips you could give for removal? Since it's super super slippery, =) thanks.
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morejellytoast: Buzz Osbornemorejellytoast on August 8th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
I turned my trial greencup inside out, and the next time I went to get it out of my bag, it was split from the rim to the bottom. Hopefully this is just because it was a trial cup and made from botched material, but I'd be careful if I were you- only try it if you're willing to buy another cup. The divacup can be turned inside out without any consequences, but I'm not sure about the others.
morejellytoast: Buzz Osbornemorejellytoast on August 8th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I find it really helpful to break the seal at the rim of the cup to remove it instead of pressing the bottom of the cup and trying to tug it out.
allysonrigbyallysonrigby on August 11th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Sorry it took so long to respond!
I actually can't reach up because it's just so long, I tried it inside out because I thought it might not be as squishy, and there would be more at the base to pull on, =)
And I tried it with one dry run, with the large lilaccup and it seemed to work better, somehow the suction didn't seem quite so hard.
kelleysunshine on August 8th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
Maybe try to scissor it with your forefinger and middle finger to break the seal then work on getting it out... The bumps at the botom dont help? I have a miacup and it have lines on the bottom to help with removal, that and the flat stem doesnt bother me at all so its completely intact...
elizabbyelizabby on August 8th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
My Lunette has lines too, which is much better than the LadyCup "bumps" which don't help much. The material of the LadyCup is also very soft and therefore slippery, more so than the Lunette (and I gather the MiaCup is very like the Lunette.
allysonrigbyallysonrigby on August 11th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
The bumps don't help at all,
But I will definitely dry your suggestion!
elizabby: Cup iconelizabby on August 8th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
I have used my GreenCup inside out a few times, but it doesn't really suit me to use it that way. It is harder to remove that way though - even MORE slippery! I make sure my fingers are dry before I start (and dry between goes) and I dig my nails in slightly for grip.

But don't forget the keys to removal are bearing down and breaking suction - not dragging it out with force! I also find slow and steady pulling lets the cup come out when it is ready. I just apply steady pull for about 30secs and when the cup is ready it comes out on its own!
Dina Clare: dreamlintilla on August 9th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
I think turning it inside out would make it more difficult to remove!
allysonrigbyallysonrigby on August 11th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
I thought it might add more to pull on to at the base to pull it out like I do my Diva.
Dina Clare: dreamlintilla on August 11th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
I very much doubt it - there's not much substance at the bottom of a Lady Cup, regardless of the stem! Plus it would be slicker, since the (from what I understand, mostly useless) bumps would be on the inside...
m03m on August 9th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
I dry off my fingers before I grab it. That helps a lot. And if the suction is properly broken you won't really need to pull on it hard.
allysonrigbyallysonrigby on August 11th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
That tip actually works very well, thanks =)
fireaphidfireaphid on August 10th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
People who wear their cups inside out usually do so because their cups are too long relative to the length of the vagina. I'd imagine that without the grip bumps on the outside, the cup would be even harder to remove. And even on non-trial cups, some LadyCup users have noticed that the anti-suction holes don't tolerate the stress of being turned inside out.

As for tips, I'd recommend bearing down to bring the cup lower, so you don't have to fish around as much. If you can bear down enough to bring the cup within easy reach, you can pinch the stem/bottom with some toilet paper to get a better grip. And don't remove the stem until you're sure you won't need it for removal, as you can't re-attach it once it's gone. Good luck!
Amandaamandapandapink on August 10th, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
I tried turning my too-long Diva size 1 inside out, and it was much more comfortable, however I had a lot of difficulty removing it.

steph_and_hop: Guitarsteph_and_hop on August 10th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
I have a small ladycup and grabbing the cup with my fingernails (instead of the pads of my fingers) makes a big difference. Now I have no problem removing it. Also bearing down if I can't reach the cup. Inside out made it harder for me but it might work for you. Good luck I think practice is a big thing too after 2 cycles I found a good way for me and so will you.
allysonrigbyallysonrigby on August 11th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
I've tried that before and it works, I'm just afraid of leaving marks, =/