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Rachel Schroepfer
04 April 2012 @ 04:37 pm
Hello! Okay, so this is my first cycle with my small Lunette, but I'm running into a spot of trouble. I can insert the cup just fine, and I can tell it's in place when I can't feel it anymore. Running my finger around it I know it's open. The problem is, I've noticed that when I go to remove it, I can get a finger all the way up to the rim without breaking the suction. Because it's literally suctioned to my cervix, and not my vagina. I had to remove it early today since it was giving me cramping issues, assuming from the suction. Is there any way I can prevent this? Do I need a larger, or maybe smaller, cup with a wider rim perhaps? Or even try Insteads? (Although I don't like the non-reusable aspect of those) I love the advantages of a cup, and I really want to keep using it, but at this point it's difficult. I do have a fairly low cervix I guess, around 1 1/2 inches on my period. Any advice would be appreciated. 
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 4th, 2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
Hang in there, you've ALMOST got it. Check the REMOVAL tags for good advice and helpful hints.

Read this about suction: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2091967.html The idea is to get air into/above your cup. Try creating an air channel on the soft back side of your vag. Whether air seeps in through the anti-suction holes or whooshes in over the rim doesn't matter. Stay relaxed. Open your mouth and keep your jaw slack. And don't rush! You'll figure out a good way to get it out in no time. :o)
tinkerandcrabtinkerandcrab on April 6th, 2012 04:08 am (UTC)
Hmm, it seems like the OP is saying that it's not just an issue with removal, but with cramping due to the cup suctioning onto the cervix. My impression from this community and from my own (limited) menstrual cup experience, is that the cup is going to go where the cup is going to go, no matter what method of insertion is used. I wonder if the OP might try experimenting with flipping the cup inside out to alter its shape slightly, or maybe opting for another cup that doesn't automatically suction onto the cervix... just throwing out ideas!