June 5th, 2010

Cup Pouches for Sell

Hello!  I have 3 or so cup pouches for sale at the moment.  One has a drawstring and the other two has snaps.  I'm a bit snap happy after getting my KAM snap pliers and thought snaps would be cool for a pouch!  They are quite roomy. 

www.etsy.com/shop/daimere

I can also make custom cup pouches with John Dear fabric, flowers, Tinkerbell, and various other fabrics that I have laying around.  I also have orange and green fabrics for the lining.  I can also make different sizes if you wanted one for other than menstrual cups.  Just convo me. Thanks!
  • ma_ale

First time with a cup - issues

Hello everyone,

Yesterday I used a menstrual cup for the first time. I use a Ladycup size S, since I have a small and tight vagina.
I was a bit scared about how deep it should go inside, but even though I tried to put it lower it kind of always ended up in the same spot.
Basically I feel a small discomfort while I am sitting because I feel the tip of the cup pointing and kind of stinging inside. Do you know what I can do so the tip of the cup won't sting while I am sitting?
Also I am not sure if it is ok how I am removing it. I pull on the tip, while pushing my vagina muscle outward, until the cup comes out. I feel a bit as if because of the suction, which I think does not break until the cup comes partially out, my entire inside(cervix, uterus,vagina walls) gets pulled outward, and I am wondering if this is ok? I tried squeezing its base and rotating it, but it hurt, it felt as if I was tearing the vagina walls.
In the first day I took it out about 5-6 time during the day, and now on my second day I feel a bit of a burning sensation inside my vagina, and I don't know if this is ok. Maybe I should use some lubrication gel?
Beside that I think that at least the entrance to my vagina is swollen, because it's tighter than normal, I can hardly fit my finger.
Is this normal for a first time use? Does it get better with time?

Thank you,
Alexandra

shecup build quality

 Hi,

I bought a she cup just because they are cheap and pink :P 

It arrvied and i was wondering how common bad build quality is with them, the holes were rough and unfinished, and by trying to remove a bit of sharp silicon ive stretched one of the the holes into an odd shape like two holes right next to each other im going to neaten it off with a baby file. I cant send it back now but yeah. Has anyone else seen this type of this before? and will it still work with one large hole?


i got a response from she cup and they are sending me a new cup :)
snow

Tea Tree Oil v. Meluna

TL;DR -- The TTO won.

I was cleaning a couple of my cups today, using a dilute TTO solution (3 drops TTO in just over a pint of water). Each cup was in the solution for several seconds -- just long enough to give it a good dunking -- and then rinsed thoroughly with tap water.

I know there have been some concerns with TTO cleaning, but what I've read suggests that dilute TTO for short amounts of time are pretty safe.

I've done it before with my Lilac Cup, and once again she pulled through like a champ. However, my tiny black Meluna seems to be... disintegrating? If I rub my hand along my Meluna, parts of the Meluna now rub off in little rolls -- like if you rub an eraser on paper to erase something, and parts of the eraser rub off.

I do realize this method isn't on the manufacturer's recommendations for cleaning the cup. However, checking this part of the Meluna FAQ suggests that oils should be okay with Meluna. And this was a very short exposure to a very small amount of oil (though I recognize that TTO is not your "average" oil).

I'm willing to own up to this as an unsmart move on my part. And I will be replacing my Meluna. (Tiny cup + ring stem = ROCKS MY WORLD by the time I finally get to period light days.) But I'm just curious, has anyone else had tea tree oil start to "eat through" their cup? If so, which cup? How much tea tree oil? And for how long had you been using the TTO?