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30 October 2009 @ 09:01 pm
Hi, first post so bear with me. 

I've happily used a MCUK sz 2  for quite a while now (i'm 38 no kids) and i've started getting heavier on my first couple of days, having to wake up every 3 hours to empty, now knackered at work :(.  So I thought about getting another cup.  After much investigating and comparing sizes to what I have at the moment I went for a Lunette Selene, couple of mm bigger but the extra capacity might buy me an extra hours kip!    This is when the problems started, C fold  insertion like the MC, no problem, quite a noticeable pop open but ok,   after about 15 mins crikey! PAIN!!   It felt like somebody had hold of both my ovaries and were giving them a good squish, unbearable.  Took it out replaced it with my good old MC and all was ok, pain went away.  Has anybody else suffered this problem? I was wondering if it was the stiffness with the cup, as my MC is much more flexible & softer.  I didn't think it was the size so much as they were both so similar.  Any help greatly appreciated
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Kat: Meme - Kanyezhukora1 on October 30th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the pain is from the Lunette slowly suctioning itself harder and harder against your cervix/vaginal walls? It's possible that your Lunette didn't open all the way when it popped, but rather opened partway, bumped up against your cervix, and then slowly opened the rest of the way, vacuuming your cervix into oblivion in the process.

I use a Lunette as well, and I quite often experience this two-part popping process. It doesn't bother me much (maybe my cervix isn't very sensitive), but I do sometimes feel like I've just gotten the world's biggest hickey on my cervix when it comes time to remove my cup. The only thing I can suggest is to perhaps allow your cup to open before it's fully inserted, make sure it's opened all the way by swirling it with your finger, and then push it up to where it would normally sit. This way you'll avoid the extra kick of suction that the Lunette provides sometimes.
sticky130 on October 31st, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that, I had another try today and took into account your comments on suction, let it fully pop open a little lower down whilst still holding on, and then it just found its natural resting place! so far so good, much more comfy and no pain. I just presumed all cups perfomed pretty similar I'd not thought of good old suction at all!

Thanks again :)
Kat: Meme - Kanyezhukora1 on October 31st, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I'm glad my suggestion worked for you. :D