Kristen Ann (applepie04) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Kristen Ann

Insertion/Size/Flow issues?

This is my second period on Paragard and having my small LadyCup BlueCup! While I keep trying to be a good sport and use my cup, it's just not working. I just don't want to give up on my cup yet.

My first period was hardly anything so I only used my BlueCup as more of a trial/dry run since it would never even come close to being 1/4 full in 8 hours. However, today was another story. I inserted it rather successfully in the shower (albeit some spotting in my pantyliner), removed it just over 2 hours later and it was FULL! Now I know things can get all wonky coming off of birth control and getting a copper IUD, but after a great first period I did not even anticipate this. Would it be wiser to have invested in a large LadyCup? I just don't want to be changing my cup every 2 1/2 hours. I'm small framed if that helps...5'2" and never have given birth.

Upon removal I tried VERY unsucccessfully to reinsert it. I could not get it to fold open. I have just been using the punch-down fold because that seemed to work the first time. Should I just try using some other folds? After many failed attempts I/ just inserted a super tampon and called it a day. I'm starting to think cups are not for me. It has taken about 20 minutes in the bathroom and something that looked like it came straight out of a horror slasher scene to quit. Any suggestions for other folding techniques? 
Tags: heavy blood flow, iud, lady cup, popping open

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