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bluenails27
12 March 2012 @ 05:44 pm
So disaster of all disasters. That time of the month came around again and my little cup friend is nowhere to be found. I missed two cycles and was carrying it around for a while so I think I know when I lost it, still it kills me to have to spend the next week on pads. UGH!!!! I thought I would never have to go back!!

ANYWAY: Now I need to buy a new one. And for my second I dont know if I should get the same one or if I could do better. I had the yuuki small size. It was long, which was perfect. Shorter would not have worked. So I liked it in general, I mean no problems with the fit, But my biggest complaint probably is the suction. The worst part every day would be trying to break that, I mean that HURT, I would do it correctly at the top, so thats not the problem, just maybe the material or the rim size or the whole placement, i dont know what affects how tightly it stays in there. I was wondering if there are any cups which are known to have LESS suction. I never had a problem with it not opening or not making a suction, just always too much. Thank you! BTW, for anyone who is hesitant, get one!!!! Like now. Thanks all. 
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 12th, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
It's not the cup, it's your technique. Get air into/above the cup for removal. Use your finger to create an air channel on the soft back side of your vagina. Whether it seeps in slowly through the anti-suction holes or whooshes in over the top doesn't matter.

http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2091967.html
bluenails27kofthewind on March 13th, 2012 01:16 am (UTC)
I am pretty sure that I AM doing this, I definitely dont just pull, I get the air in, but its that part that is very difficult. I have a long (high?) cervix is it is hard to reach anyway but to push the edge down and let in the air just takes an extreme amount of effort and is very uncomfortable.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 13th, 2012 02:00 am (UTC)
If it's so long/high, then why not pick a longer cup? Check the Community FAQ for posts that have size charts to figure out which cup might fit/suit you better than a shirt one like your Yuuki.
m03m on March 13th, 2012 07:09 am (UTC)
Have you tried releasing the seal by pinching the bottom of the cup? I have never reached for the rim when removing my cup, I always pinch the bottom and there is no pain involved at all.

I don't mean to put you down, but if there is pain involved in inserting or removing a cup then that generally means that we are doing something wrong.

The good news being, of course, that it will almost always be possible to change our technique and learn how to avoid that pain altogether.
Serpentserpent_849 on March 12th, 2012 11:07 pm (UTC)
maybe you need one with a different degree of stiffness? here's a chart http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/ the small yuuki used to be rated 5 there before they made both sizes stiffer.
bluenails27kofthewind on March 13th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
more or less still?
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on March 13th, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
not sure... soft cups are usually more comfortable for insertion/removal, like, for passing through the opening. but with stiff cups it may be easier to break the seal.
juliiie87juliiie87 on March 13th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
That's a good question, I find it's easy to break the seal by pinching the bottom of my oh-so-soft cup, but I can't compare...
I support getting a longer possibly softer cup. Miacup, Cuplee, Natural Mamma fit the bill.