I recently go my meluna medium classic cup in.
I was so "lucky" that I happened to be spotting the day it arrived so my "dry run" was actually testable. I had a lot of problems getting the cup to open up and suction to me. I called my sister who has had her cup for about a year now and asked her what I was doing wrong? How I was suppose to do it and she told me to calm down that I was over thinking it.
The problem was that I could tell that the cup was open or at least I thought it was when I felt around it with my fingers but the problem was I could push it out. As in bear down like your giving birth to the cup. I wanted to try this for two reasons
1. to make sure the suction was suctioning
2. because I have had problems with pooping out tampons (sorry TMI) before and I wanted to make sure it couldn't happen with my cup.
But I took my sisters advice and left the cup in just hoping it was in properly. Sure enough hours later I went to the bathroom and still at this point when I 'beared down" i could see it with a mirror coming out even with out me pulling it. However it did do its job and there was fluid in the cup. So I guess I must have had it in correctly?
Now its actually time for my period and I can't get the cup to open up. I can feel it still folded up in there. Has anyone else had this problem? Do you think this is just my learning curve? Or do you think I picked a cup that is the wrong size for me? Does anyone have any suggestion on how I could get it in there easier and with less problems?
I am using the C-fold method. I tried the punch down method but read that I should try a more coplicated fold to help it open. I also tried the S-fold but I couldn't really get it right. Do you think my problem could be the folding method?
I need help!
Ok so I have been have trouble with my cup "popping open". Which lead me to wonder if maybe I am taking the term popping open to literally.
When you insert your cup should it open completely as big as it is when its outside of your body or just big enough to accommodate for your body size?
I think maybe...the cup might be opening but that my vagina is to "tight" for it open completely. Is this a possibility? Am I taking the term 'open' to an extrem? Or should open just mean open?
Hello everyone! I recently purchased the femmycycle cup(s) and would like to share my experience with you!
Firstly, I used to use a diva cup. Had it for about three years. I got a yeast infection and BV at the same time and thought the cup was to blame so I went back to tampons and pads. Just as before, I hated them, so I started looking for a new cup. I saw the femmycyle on youtube (there are only a few videos and most of them are not in english) and the design was so intriguing! I did some more googling and looked on the femmycyle website and went for it. I placed my order directly from the website on a saturday and received it that monday, which was perfect timing. You get two cups for $50. They look a bit intimidating because they are bigger (wider) than the diva. When I first used it, the C-fold, which I always use, was a bit tricky but I got it. Just had to find the right angle. According to the instructions, this cup doesn't need to pop open so I kinda just shoved it in there and let it settle when it wanted. I was pretty paranoid about the whole "no leaks" claim so I kept checking, but it never did! I removed it using the pull ring after about 6 or 7 hours and it was maybe a little less than half full on my heaviest day. Cleaning was a breeze. To empty the cup requires that you flip up the inner lid of the cup, forming a funnel and from there is the same as any other cup. So, to sum it all up, this cup is pretty great and I would recommend it to anyone in the market for a new cup. If you have questions I'll try my best to answer them as soon as I can :)
First off, I'd like to introduce myself, my name is Katt. I've been quietly reading in the shadows for a while trying to figure out which cup I should get. Thanks to the help of the comparison chart (after I had a big fiasco with the Diva) I settled on a Small Ladycup.
The small Divacup (can't remember which model it is) was too long, and the bottom stuck out even after I cut the stem off. I even tried it inside out, it just wouldn't go in any further. It was a purchase I rushed into before I found the chart.
So I ordered the Small Ladycup. It arrived a week ago, and my period came yesterday, so I put it in, had it right, suction and all, took it back out to trim the stem (and it had already collected some fluid). Since then I feel like I just can't get it in correctly again! And I like to consider myself a fast learner, so believe me when I say this thing is trying my patience.
It pops all the way open, I rotate it, kegel it in there, give it a slight tug (i don't want to tug too much as I have a Paraguard IUD), run my finger around to make sure it is in fact open (pretty sure I'm over any squeamishness I had in regards to my coming in contract with my menstrual blood). I've Read countless posts on here as to what to try next, I can't keep them straight anymore.
The "c fold" is what worked the first time before I trimmed the stem. So I figured I would stick to that, since with the Ladycup Sm I can't even hold the "punch down" long enough to get it in. I'll try the other ones. I just get frustrated really easy.
No matter what I do now, it just leaks. And its not residual, because the cup won't catch anything and I'll have blood on my liner and the outside of the cup, and I'm not even that heavy yet.
And I do make sure the little holes are clear of anything.
Sorry for the length of the post, and I know that this problem had probably been posted a lot, but any advice would be greatly appreciated before I start pulling my hair out. Haha.
Additional info: I'm 23 years old, never pregnant, sexually active, Paraguard IUD.
(Oh, and I'll put it in "straight" and the stem will start to point/rotate to the right, well right if your looking down. That makes me wonder if I'm lopsided in there lol. But I'm sure it's just because there's something I'm missing or not doing right, or it'll start to point "up".)