jba56 (jba56) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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First time cup user and a little paranoid...

I have been looking into cups for about a month and finally bought one.  I went with the Lunette Model 2, since I gave birth two years ago to my daughter.  I got it in the mail a few days ago and have been anxiously awaiting my period to arrive.  Well it came today and I was so excited to try it out. 

I took a shower and decided that it may be easier for me to try it out while I was in the shower.  I did the C fold and inserted it with no problem.  I took my time to make sure it was in and positioned properly (I also didn't want it to pop and hurt).  It felt alright and didn't bother me while I had it in.  I thought I should try to take it out and I was able to but it was a little tough.  I reinserted it and I felt like I got it in a little better than the first time.  It's not too bad getting it in but I really cannot fit my finger(s) in with it.  So I kind of get it in then push it up a bit.  I left it in while I showered then tried one more time to take it out.  When I put it in the stem was out a bit but it didn't really bother me.  When I went to take it out the stem was now inside of me and I had a really hard time getting it out.  It's like I can't really fit my fingers inside of me to get it out.  I had to tug a bit on the stem until I could ''grab'' a hold of the base of the cup. 

I then got paranoid that I would not be able to get it out.  So I put a tampon in.  Is it usually a little tough to get a hold of it for removal?  I feel like if I had it in for most of the day it would make it's way up higher and be even harder to get out. I know it can't get lost but I have been using tampons for so long and am not used to this.  Again I was in the shower trying it out so I think that made it a bit easier, I can't imagine doing it right now on the bathroom floor LOL!   I know it was definitely in right the second time as it had collected some blood.  I cannot wait to get past this ''paranoia'' so I can wear it full time while I am on my period.  And tips about getting it out easier or anything?  
Tags: lunette, removal
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