July 2nd, 2007

New cup user

Hi everyone, I'm Brinn and I am a new cup user. :) I ordered my Mooncup (US) just after my last cycle and I've been (im)patiently awaiting my next cycle so that I could try it out. Lo and behold, I finally started on the full moon (June 30th) and I have been using my Mooncup for 3 days now and I LOVE IT! I have had no problems with insertion or removal (it's actually quite simple), and NO LEAKS AT ALL.

I've always dreaded my cycle each month because of those pesky pads or, Gods forbid, tampons. I hated everything about being a woman at that time of the month.

Now, however, I feel MORE feminine when using my Mooncup. Does anyone else ever feel more feminine since using a cup?

I honestly can't boast enough about how much I love giving up on traditional menstrual products and switching to the cup. It's the best thing that has ever happened to my womanhood in my 34 years of life.

did it pop open?

I'm so excited that I got my mooncup uk today :D. I tried it out for a dry run and in a few tries I got it in. But I'm not sure if it poped open or not. Do you feel the poping inside you? And when I pulled it out it was still look folded and poped open. If it didn't pop open what can I do about it. Thanks in advance.

edit: I'm also having problems with when I put it makes me feel like I have to go to pee and it feels like the cup is causeing pressure. Do any cup types have less pressure feeling?

Nother Success Story

I've posted here before, ecstatic about finally figuring out my Mooncup UK. I had a small Divacup before that (which I now cannot find for the life of me), and switched to the large Mooncup in January due to opening problems. Namely, the Diva never sealed for me. I think that I could figure it out now that I've figured out the Mooncup, but I can't find it to say that for sure, haha.

This has seriously been the best period I've ever had. In the morning with my shower, I use the C-fold to insert the cup, make sure it's open around (there's still an indentation where my pubic bone is but it doesn't seem to make a difference), do a couple kegels in and out, and I am secure.

Last time I posted, I was still getting a lot of air bubbles and leakage. I figured out that it was from air releasing when my cup rode up. Why was it riding up? Kegels! I kept instinctively doing "inward" kegels to keep the cup in place. This cycle, I've been bearing down to counteract the 'in' kegels, and the cup stays down at the entrance.

I'm just so excited, and I wanted to tell everyone out there to just KEEP TRYING! Perseverance is the key with this product, and once you figure it out, you won't regret it! Believe me, I was a weirdo who took over a year. ;)