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21 March 2012 @ 11:02 am
So I am at a loss right now and hope someone out there can help me.  I am on my second cycle using a cup. The first cycle I used a Lg Ladycup with minimal problems, which I just attributed to the dreaded learning curve. This cycle I got a Naturalmamma cup because I was looking for something with a bigger capacity. I can't seem to make either cup work at all this cycle and I am losing my mind. I have tried putting the cups high, low, used different folds, insertion positions. Nothing I do seems to work.  I don't think either cup is unfolding all the way but nothing I do will make them pop open. I didn't have this issue last month, but it seems like after I insert it there is suction, but the thing is suctioned closed...to itself.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 21st, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
You need to get air into/above your cup. Since there is no air in your vagina, 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 around the rim or whooshes in over the rim doesn't matter. Be patient and don't rush it.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on March 21st, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
ozonemamaozonemama on March 21st, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the replies, I did try the tricks from that post and also I tried creating the air channel. The thing is there were a few times I was sure it had opened fully but it was still leaking like crazy!
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on March 21st, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
the large ladycup has been the most difficult in this regard for me. insert it halfway and don't let go before it's rounded.
ozonemamaozonemama on March 21st, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
Just out of curiosity what is your go to cup?
I keep looking at lunettes but I'm afraid it will be too stiff. I love everything about the naturalmamma as a cup but I think it may just be too squishy. I need good capacity with decent length and good grips.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on March 21st, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
soft melunas, old medium and new small. i have a VERY low cervix. the ladycup only worked for me inside out.
i don't need capacity though and when a cup sticks out it's easy to grip XD

has your second cycle with cups just begun? my first one was quite successful but during the second one it felt like my body had forgotten what cups are and was all "WTF IS THIS THING?????" XD
ozonemamaozonemama on March 21st, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
This is the second day of my second cycle with cups. My cervix is def. not low...on a regular day I can just graze it with my middle finger, today it was a little lower but still a full fingers length inside.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on March 21st, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
as it was lower than usual, did it perhaps sit in the cup? what was the leaking like? straight away after inserting or only after some time? how full was it when you removed it?
ozonemamaozonemama on March 21st, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
There was only a bottom full in the cup, some outside the cup and it was immediately after insertion
ozonemamaozonemama on March 21st, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
Just an update, I did have some success today with the naturalmamma and the origami fold! Thanks for all your help!

Edited at 2012-03-21 08:07 pm (UTC)
m03m on March 21st, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it! You're in the learning curve... don't worry, it sounds like you're getting there.
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ozonemamaozonemama on March 21st, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
I think the cons of the stiffer ones is everything I'm afraid of and the cons of the softer ones is everything I am experiencing
juliiie87juliiie87 on March 22nd, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
I'll keep saying it over and over until someone actually tries my method : for the first few cycles I could only make my (very soft) Cuplee pop open if I ran it under cold water then lie on my bed in a "birthing position", resting on an elbow. I found it made my vag so much more "open" for the cup, my fingers and air to fit in there. Origami fold worked every time. now I like diamond fold and labia fold too, because they are so tight that the cup can't wait to pop open. Or so it feels. :)