February 25th, 2012

  • asdf987

Newbie problems - help!

Hello! I have a Mooncup (UK) and this is my first cycle using it, I've used it for three days. I have no problems inserting it now. However, it is so difficult to remove and it leaks a lot and so far has not been worth the trouble, which I'm really disappointed about because I hate using disposable products! It also has not gotten any easier throughout the eight or so times I've removed it.

At first it was causing a lot of irritation to my vagina because of the stem, so I gradually cut off about half of the stem, and now it's no longer irritating, but it takes so long to reach the cup in order to take it out. I've tried bearing down, relaxing, etc. all the stuff that everyone has recommended, but still it has never taken less than half an hour (!) to get it out! Just now it took almost 45 minutes and even though I'm sort of folding it back into a C-fold before taking it out, it's painful and I think the suction is still holding. Every time I can almost reach the stem, I try to move my fingers up so I can get a better grip on the base, but then it just slides up again; or I try to slide a finger up alongside it to reach over the rim, but this just ends up pushing it back in. I'm really at the end of my tether with this cup and I'm using a tampon right now because I couldn't bring myself to go through another extremely frustrating 45-minute removal process while about 10 other people on my hallway are probably waiting for the bathroom!

That said, I know the seal is good when I put it in, and I can't understand why it would be leaking. I also don't have the money to afford another cup - this is actually the second one I've bought (I got a Keeper last year and was unable to even insert it, so it sat on my shelf for a year until I decided to buy another cup and try again!)

I really don't know what to do anymore - it seems like the more times I try, the longer it takes to get it out! I'm tired of it being such a long and painful process which isn't even worth it because it leaks. But I really want it to work out, because I don't like using tampons. Help??

Trying again...

Hi y'all! Its been a while since I have last posted. I got the Diva, and... well... its not my cup of tea. I feel it. I have put that thing every which way inside of me... it kinda rides low, so I turned it inside out. Its fine as far as length goes, holds all it is supposed to and does not leak.

But... I'm having some problems that I never used to have. Mainly, cramping. The cramping is not really cup related, it happens regardless. I'm getting really sensitive during my period. And the cup... I just FEEL it and it hurts. Before all this, I did feel it, and it put a fair ammount of pressure on my bladder but did not HURT.

Is there a cup y'all might reccomend for me? Or... is the cup just not for me at all? I'm not adverse to cloth pads, just thought a cup would be easier while out and about, ya know?

Thanks for any help, sorry fir typos, I'm typing on a tablet!

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orange tree

Teething Troubles. Again?

Due to the Beyaz I'm on, I've had to become a continual use gal with my OrangeCup. And I feel like I'm worse off than I was when I first started using cups!!

I am constantly leaking. And it is doubley frustrating because I'm not even bleeding. Just mud-spotting. So, it's annoying that it isn't going into the cup.

I can't figure out what the heck I'm doing wrong, but it's really annoying me. Cups are so amazing and make me so happy. But I'm just frustrated. I insert, reinsert, position, test the seal. Everything.


I'm not giving up. Just feeling whiney. I can't figure out why I'm having so many problems all of the suddent.