December 14th, 2013

Insertion and removal problems

Hello :) previously I posted about not getting my MoonCup in successfully.. So I decided to try again on a dry run.
After nearly inserting it in, I pulled it out because I felt that I was losing grip on it. To my surprise, there was blood on the cup, so I guessed my period has started on my dry run (the irony). The blood was inside my vagina so it definitely wasn't from my hymen.

I had so much trouble removing it the next day.. No matter what, I couldn't break the suction. I did insert my thumb all the way up and pushed the rim, but the suction refused to yield. In the end, I gripped the ridges with my thumb (not enough space to insert my index finger to pinch the base yet), dragged it out, grabbed with my index finger and pinched the base (suction NOT broken) and pulled it out. I had no time to wait and try later as I needed to go to work.. I did bear down such that the base is at the vulva.

I decided to try again tonight, and amazingly my pad was clear of blood, and my vagina feels dry and is bloodless. So much so that it was painful to try reinserting the cup due to the lack of natural lubrication. And this time I felt that the opening to my vagina has changed (maybe the hymen is broken?). It feels bumpy and like there's folds of skins... Can't really describe it but it definitely changed.

Can anyone tell me what's up with the blood? And is there any way to make removal easier? I read all the tips on breaking the suction and no, it stubbornly refuses to yield. Will punching a bigger hole with belt punchers help? How many holes should I enlarge?

Thank you :)

Keeper removal tips

After starting out with cups with very small rims (Fleur, Organicup, Gaia, Meluna) I wanted to try out the only biodegradable cup, the Keeper B. Triangle fold worked well for insertion, but removal was a bit trickier. I felt like the rim got stuck on my pubic bone, obviously never a problem with my other cups. Any tips for removal from experienced users? Thanks!

Help finding a new cup

Hi all! Fist I want to say thank you to everyone here. You all are great!I've learned so much lurking here and without you all I'm not sure I would have had such success with my cups.

I've been using a medium and a large Meluna classic for almost a year and love them. After stopping bc my cycle and body have drastically changed and I'm looking for another cup to add to my collection.Here's my conundrum: when my cervix is low my medium is too long(even without the stem), but my large fits fine. I know the medium is shorter so I'm assuming my cervix is actually sitting in the large. Here's the problem with my large: on heavy days when my cervix is low I'm more sensitive and it seems to cause some pain and cramping.

I'm looking for a cup that will be the right length, diameter, and comparable capacity, but soft enough to be comfortable the first few days. (And I'm just wanting a new cup too. They should come with warnings on how addictive they are.) I've looked at the size chart and I'm not sure which to go with, but I'm open to suggestions for anything.