January 20th, 2010

"Advice to the new Kid" :) Please?

Hi Everyone! ^^ I found this site through gurl.com, because they started talking about cloth pads, and menstrual cups. So for about two months now, I've been cruising around, trying to find the 'right' Cup for me...But I thought I maybe able to get some help from some of you, who have had experience with them.
Here is some basic information, that may help you help me hehe :
1. I have PCOS...(Does that really matter?)
2. My periods last for months, not a couple days, but for months, then go for a couple months, then come back (I need to go to the OB/GYN, which I am soon)
3. I am a virgin. I have NO hymen, or only a little bit left, but my vagina is small.
4. Tampons irritated me so bad, and that is what caused my hymen to break.
5. I do bleed heavy, sometimes, other times it will stop for a couple hours, and then start back up (Is it OK to wear a Cup even if you aren't bleeding for a couple hours?)
6. I am a heavy set girl, who is scared of the Cup getting "stuck" or lost inside me. They have suction to them, so because of my weight, when I sit down, would that push it up, to the point of wear I couldn't get to it?
7. I am 17.

And that's about it! So if anyone can PLEASE help me with my frustrating search for the right Cup, I would greatly appreciate it! 

P.S. Because I am underage, I know a lot of people maybe iffy of talking to a minor, so just to let you know, my mom and me are very open with each other about this stuff, and she knows I am searching for a Menstrual Cup. :)

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I GOT IT!!!!!!!!! finally, im 13 and a couple weeks ago i got my divacup. at first i was so scared (since i still have my hymen) that it would hurt or that it would be really hard to get out. anyways i tryed for like 2 days nonstop because i was desperate and tired of tampons and pads. once i realized that it wasnt necesarilly  painful just uncomfortable i kept trying. i had trouble getting it in and popping open and i was so confused about how it sits against your body. so i got tired of trying and took a break for about 2 weeks to see if it would work any better later. so yesterday i tryed like........4-6 times when i finally i remembered that some girl on here said that at first it was a little uncomfortable and she felt a bit of pressure and how she just kept it in a little hoping that it would go away and it did after that so i tryed that i put it in and i did a little yoga and i was fine after that i even took it out this morning and it was working fine no leaking or anything and i put it back in this morning and i had no trouble at all i inserted it easily with the extrem 7 (or triangle)fold  it popped open surprisingly effortless and there was no mess and it was perfectly comfortable i didnt feel it a bit, i didnt have to cut the stem off and it didnt even hurt to take it out. i think i might even still have my hymen but i'll have to check. ive known about menstrual cups for like....2 years and i finally got one and its working great im so happy and i am never going back  to disposables

thank you so much everybody you have helped me so much and i am happy that i can now post on here as a menstrual cup user. im happy that i can feel comfortable answering questions without worrying about feeling like a hippacrit for answering questions and not even knowing if its completely correct.


EDIT: so i just realized something. whnever i go to my friends house i dont bring anything with me but sometimes im on my period and i used to have to pack a bag with just a bunch of random crap just to make it look like i have something else in there besides tampons and now i dont have to run around my house looking for stuff that seems like a normal thing to bring to a sleep over. its actually kinda funny cause once i was at my friends house and i needed to change my tampon so i went up to her room to get one from my bag and her mom was being all suspicious like i was gonna steal something or something. ha ha.


New user- removal issues?

Hey guys! I'm now an official cup user (well, I will be when I finally get my period). I bought a Yuuki, and although I got it in without too much trouble (punch-down) I couldn't seem to get it up very far before it opened, maybe just because I couldn't hold it closed. I can't feel my cervix, so I'm assuming I have a long vagina. Is it fine that it stays down so low?
Also, I had issues getting it out. I'm not a virgin, but I'm tight and sex tends to be painful, and I had trouble getting my fingers up far enough to squeeze it and break the seal without stabbing myself- I ended up just kinda yanking it out, which wasn't exactly comfortable, and probably wouldn't work too well if there was blood involved. Any ideas?
Thanks! I love how helpful this community is.