Hi. I'm new to menstrual cups and recently purchased as smaller size evacup. Almost everything is fine, I love it. Insertion goes well. My issue is that the rim hurts when I remove it. It's better if I stick my fingers up there and kind of c-fold it to make it smaller to remove, but then It spills. I've been looking at the lily cup because it looks like it folds small, the rim looks soft, and it has that spill proof rim. I'm not worried about the length because without the stem it should be just a few millimeters longer than my evacup with the stem, which doesn't bother me. Does this sound like a good troubleshoot?
clarification- It doesn't feel like there's a suction problem, but the popped open rim is to wide and stretches the entrance to my vagina untill it's painful.
I've been curious about menstrual cups for a few months now but held out on buying one because I had tons of tampons left. Just yesterday I was at Target and actually saw the Diva Cup, Size 1, which was a miracle, because I've never seen it in the store before. So I bought it to finally try it and luckily I am on my period so I can really test drive it. So here is my experience so far.
When I got home I immediately opened the box and read the instructions. They seemed simple enough, so I put the cup in boiling was for 5 min to get all of the factory dust off of it. When it was time to change my tampon I decided to kneel over a towel for my first time inserting it. I tried the punch fold and the origami fold but couldn't quite hold the folds to insert it all the way. I gave up for my first attempt and decided to try it again next time I needed to change my tampon. I got the towel back out and went into position but with the 7 fold this times which was MUCH more successful.
I was honestly surprised it didn't take more tries since it seems people have a hard time getting used to it. It might be because I've only been using tampons for the last 5 years (has my period for 14 years) and had to train myself to relax to use those. I wore the cup over night and there was no leaks or anything. Taking it out is a hassle but I'm sure it'll get easier over time and now can change it over the toilet instead of kneeling over a towel.
For people who want to try the cup just go for it. Remember to relax and have patience because you might get it right away or it'll take you several attempts to feel comfortable with it.
I just started using the Organicup on Sunday, and I'm quite happy overall. but I have two issues.
1. It doesn't leak at all during the day, I've worn it to work, for dance class and during workouts, all fine, the longest was 9.5h, no problemo. But I've woken up twice at night now to find my panties looking like a slaughterhouse and the cup not quite full.
What could be the reason that it stays in place with all that activity but doesn't seem to hold at all when I'm asleep?
2. Also, I'm still having trouble with getting the cup out. My vaginal muscles squeeze it quite a bit on the way down, so it goes plop! open when it reaches the outside, and gets blood everywhere, OR to prevent the sudden plop I squeeze it too hard and make it overflow that way.
Any tips on these two things?