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15 September 2009 @ 06:07 pm
I have had these cups for a year or so and keep trying them and with the slightest pain towards the end of insertion have pulled out scared. I started spotting on Sunday and thought crap there is a football game on Saturday and I don't want to be on my period. I have been psyching myself up to try the cup again this time. I haven't started bleeding as of yet so I thought why not tonight!! It'll be tomorrow that I probably start for real. I tried my little lunette selene (either this or the little ladycup of which I have both) I did the punch down and it was painful towards the bottom again. I thought ugghhh this isn't going to work and pulled it out. I worked myself up to it again and refolded several different ways but only could get the punch down to stay. I inserted and just kept going towards my tailbone. Guess what!!! It got better and went all the way in easily!!! Yay. I felt around and am pretty sure it opened but not sure. I could probably even push it up further but am scared that it'll go too far. It's in me now and I only feel the stem which I half trimmed and obviously need to trim so me more as it's poking me more and more. I don't think I'm going to have to worry about getting it out as it's right there as I'm short. The stem definitely needs some trimming. But had to share!!!!!

Added: I just took it out with out problem when birthed. Don't know if I could have done with out ridges. I trimmmed the stem. No poking and guess what? I started. There was blood on the outside of the cup. I don't know if it didn't open or what. I couldn't feel on the side of my pubic bone. We'll see what happens later when I take it out. I know that I'm going to have splatter so I need to take it slower. No lube needed either!! Still sore from the whole experience.
mallt on September 15th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I love my small Lunette!

I started with the punch down & for the most part it was fine but there were days when I was sore & it felt a little too big during insertion so I switched to the origami fold & had no problems... I find I can hold it closed much longer than the punch down & it's smaller.

Just my 2 cents! :)
fireaphidfireaphid on September 15th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I've been following along with your posts, and I'm so happy you finally overcame your fears and got it to work. (-: In case you want any more tips, I find my small Lunette is tiniest for insertion when put into the triangle/extreme seven fold. With a little more practice, you should be a pro in no time!
Kai: pic#84732488kuradi8 on September 15th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)

I've been following your cup saga too and this is a HUGE VICTORY for you!

The blood on the outside of the cup was probably already hiding in the nooks an crannies of your vagina and that's how it got on the outside of your cup.

CONGRATS on your success!

And welcome to the dreaded Learning Curve. ;oP
mpbowers on September 15th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
That was a huge part of the learning curve. Can't believe it came out so easy. I was so worried!!!