Mr. Whippel, his German cousin (ashes_to_roses) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Mr. Whippel, his German cousin
ashes_to_roses
menstrual_cups

Removal and back aches

Hi, all. This is my second month using a cup, and it's getting easier every day! One recurring problem, though:

It seems I have to bear down quite a bit to even lower my cup because it rides up a lot, and then I have to bear down more after that to reach the end of the removal process because my cup keeps sliding up! This takes a toll on my lower back muscles. Is there a way to avoid this aching? It takes more time to get a grip on the stem than it does to take the actual cup out!

What usually helps during bowel movements is to pull my abs in and then down. I can try that tomorrow and hope the "inside" muscles are relaxed enough that my cup won't decide to go back up again.

Does anyone here, once they can reach the cup's bottom rims, take one finger to squeeze it out? I'm unable to get two fingers past my hymen. Since I can break the seal, maybe I can keep that finger in there, put pressure on one side of the cup, and slide against my vaginal wall on the other side of the cup.
Tags: removal, removal - painful or problems
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