May 4th, 2010

Finally I can take it out!!!


I am a new Lunette user. Although still waiting for my first period after having the Lunette cup, I have several dry run already. Thanks for this forum (and yahoo! dictionary~~. It is a must for me as I am a Chinese and English is not my mother language), I got many useful ideas on using Lunette cup. Now, I know triangle fold is the most suitable one for my insertion. And I can only do it successfully with my left hand (so strange but it really the case.....)

For removal, I was frustrated as it took me 30 mins to remove the cup (yes... 30 mins.... My mum was wondering what's going on in the washroom.....) . Because my index finger can only touch the bottom of the cup by cannot grab it..... so i removed the cup by holding the stem and pull it out directly. You can imagine what happens..... The suction is not released and I cannot take out the cup. 

I came back to this forum and read some more posts and found that fold the rim of the cup by middle finger was a very good idea. Now, I can remove the cup within several seconds. It works like this:

1/ Insert my right middle finger to vagina and break the suction by folding the rim of the cup
2/ Keep the post of my middle finger and start to push the cup out by breathing out (like having poo-poo)
3/ Now I can hold the bottom of the cup by index finger and the thumb. Hold it and pull it out carefully and slowly
4/ Done!!!

But I have one question, do you need to take off your pants completely when you insert or remove the cup? I need to do that when inserting or removing the cup (it is done in squatting post). But it is not convenient to do it in public washroom as it may not have a hook and you need a third hand to take the pants.


Yeast Infections and Cups

 Hi, all!

I've read through the tags a bit, but I thought I'd ask anew... What do ya'll find is the best way to get yeasties out of your cup? I have been having recurring yeast infections after each period, and I'm afraid I'm reinfecting myself. 

Otherwise, do you have any other suggestions of what might be causing the yeasties? I don't use soap during my period, so I don't think it is a product sensitivity, but I probably could be more diligent about washing my hands before fussing with my cup. I have been using cups for, gosh, almost four years now, and just started having this problem since around December. The yeast infections have been annoyingly garlic-resistant, and I can't afford to keep buying OTC yeast suppository things. :-)

bunny princess

New member, and question on brand comparison

Hello all, so glad to find this community!

I am a 27 year old woman who has been interested in cups for quite a while, but never quite nerved up the gumption to try them. Tampons have always been very uncomfortable for me and pads are messy (IMO), so I'm finally going to give cups a try. :)

Right now I am looking at the (small) Divacup because my flow is generally pretty light (even on my heavier first few days I generally don't change my pad more than once every 6 hours or so) and, as I said, I've had some discomfort with tampons before - though that may be due to absorbency issues more than anything else. I have never had children, and my cervix is about 2 inches back/up/inside/whatever during my period (assuming I measured right), and I'd love any other recommendations if y'all have them!

I also have occasional pain from endo, but it hasn't been any worse/better with tampon use so I don't know how relevant that is. Thanks!

just a question concerning stems

I probably shouldn't worry about this until my large Yuuki arrives, but since i was too eager when i first got my diva, i cut the stem off before ever having gotten it in. (won't be doing that again)

So the bottom of my divacup or rather, what's left of the stem sits just inside my pelvic floor muscles, and now i can get to where it's sitting and remove it, while i'm still slow about getting to it. It's comfortable while active and whatnot, no leaks...

My question is for those of you that have kept your stems or at least some of the stem, or even those that have lopped them off because of this... Do any of your cups sit to sit to where your stem is outside of where your pelvic floor muscles are (or below them i guess) without discomfort?

Diva Cup size 1 for sale

Hi all,
I have a Diva cup, size 1, that I've decided is too long for me. The cup has been used about six times. It has been sterilized by boiling for 20 minutes. Carry pouch and instructions included. I will sell for $15, which includes shipping to US. I will accept PayPal.


Yuuki pictures and icons :D

This is going to be a fairly long post, as I like to ramble, apparently.

This is very picture-heavy. You have been warned.

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The picture-heavy part starts here. This is where the fun begins, so skip the above if you want. That's why it's labeled tl;dr. ;)
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I love the cup so far, and I can't wait to try it out for real. I only have one problem. The holes. Are. TINY. Seriously tiny.

I would really really really (really really!) like to enlarge the holes. It's nice that the cup holds water to the brim without leaking out of the holes, but they get clogged way too easily. Does anyone have any specific techniques they used to permanently enlarge their holes? Even better, specifically for slanted holes? I imagine that would be much more difficult than regular 'ol holes. I probably won't do anything permanent to my cup until I've tried it out for real, but I'd like to keep it in mind.

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 Hi there!

I have a large no stem orange Meluna for sale! It has been used for less than one cycle, and comes with the original pouch. I am asking $20 including shipping. I will consider going lowering the price or trading. Paypal. Thanks! 

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Help!!! Meluna stem is about to snap off! D:

Hi, it's me again, I posted three days ago that I was having some trouble removing my Meluna (medium traditional stem style). Since then I had two more dry runs and found that it was slowly getting easier to remove despite still having some issues with the rim of the cup.

But now I noticed a new problem! I noticed that right after the third grip nib on the stem from under the cup, there was a small tear forming!! It wasn't obvious at first, but when I noticed some irregularities in the stem and stretched it out a little, I noticed that there was a tear that is 1/3 through the stem already!!

My period is still two or so weeks to go and I dont want it to suddenly snap off!! I'm afraid that I wont be able to retrieve it at all without some help from the stem!!!

Help!!! I dont know what to do and I'm really sad since it took me a couple months before I was able to save up for it!! WAHHHH I cant believe it got damaged so quickly. T_T