djehutys_wisdom (djehutys_wisdom) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Longer Stems, Anyone?

Hey there!

So having just gone through the idiotic struggle to remove my Large Lunette for the umpteenth time...a process that often requires shoving a bit of TP up there to grab the stem with, after it's slipped out of my fingers several times in a row, with the associated irritation of the lady bits...

I love my large Lunette, I really do. The extra capacity for my heavy days is very helpful, but the shortness of the stem is driving me nuts!

I know that many of the women here trim or even remove the stem from their cups completely, and all I can do is shake my head in amazement and vague envy. My cups ride high, and getting them out requires me to get down into the deepest possible squat, bear down like heck, grab the very bottom ridge of the stem with one hand, and slip a finger from the other hand all the way up inside to the rim in order to break the seal. On my small Lunette, that's usually ok, but on my large it's quite the procedure. Getting the cup to come down far enough to even grab the stem is very hard, and because it is more rigid, it tend to slip out of my fingers, and I have to start all over. I can't help but wonder why Lunette couldn't just make the stem the same length as on the small.

What do you ladies think about this? I am guessing that those of you who trim the stem wouldn't be affected by this, since you're going to trim anyway. Would this bother you? How many here would appreciate a longer stem?
Tags: lunette, lunette - limited edition, lunette selene, removal, removal - painful or problems, seal & suction

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