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Senator McArseface Dongle
30 May 2012 @ 10:30 am
I'm dipping my toe into the the menstrual cup pool, after bad experiences with tampons and the fact I bleed like a stuck pig on my heavy days.

I've tried to get the soft cup in with some ky, without lube... Sitting on the edge of the bed feet flat, leaning back, feet up on the desk with legs akimbo, spread eagle. Just about everything but stand on my head.

The cups get in about half their length when pinched shut before they go "Nope!" and turns 90 degrees from the correct orientation. Sometimes I get almost there, feel it start to angle and my vagina jettisons it as soon as I readjust my hand. I also reach a certain point and it really kinda hurts.

I'm an almost 27 year old virgin. I have PCOS, and I'm obese with most of my winter stores around my middle. Any suggestions?
Current Location: United States, Texas
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 30th, 2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
Insteads don't fit everyone. Instead of angling it up like a tampon, angle it down (excuse me) toward your asshole instead. And if that doesn't work out for you, pass the rest out to your friends to try. And check out http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ to figure out if a menstrual cup would suit you better.
kyoko_godaikunkyoko_godaikun on May 30th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
Unless like me, your cervix is on the other side. I have to have mine situated totally backwards then what you recommend. ie on the side against my bladder instead of my anus. So perhaps the poster could try both ways before giving up.

Edited at 2012-05-30 10:08 pm (UTC)
Senator McArseface Donglesenator_dongle on May 31st, 2012 03:06 am (UTC)
I've never sucessfully tried tampons. This experience, as I commeneted below, made me realize my vagina is shaped different from what I assumed from recreational explorations have shown.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on May 30th, 2012 06:08 pm (UTC)
Insteads are very different from other cups, so don't worry, if they don't work for you it doesn't mean you can't use a cup. You also can't really predict what will work based on your experience with Insteads.

Have a look at the sizecharts and the stiffness chart http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/ (though all cups are softer than the rim of the insteads). Don't pay much attention to what things are called, as all those words like "soft", "medium", "large" simply describe the cups as opposed to other ones produced by the same company. Two cups with very similar dimensions can be called large and small by the respective companies. As you have a heavy flow, best choose from the "large" sizes, but make sure to look at the capacity because some small ones actually hold more.
Senator McArseface Donglesenator_dongle on May 31st, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
Thanks for these links... Seems my vagina is narrower and deeper than what I expected. I got one of the cups in, but it was deeper than what I could easily remove.
femininewearfemininewear on May 30th, 2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
The Instead Softcups are inserted differently to menstrual cups and are worn in a different way. This video shows how to insert and wear them http://youtu.be/amPXaswKxyk
for emily, wherever, whenever i shall find hertornattheelbo on May 31st, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
the way i use them is to put my foot on something or to squat and insert it by squeezing it together and making sure the cup is all dangling below the rim, folding it to the front so it's all streamlined, then like i'm putting in a drawer, just kind of point it straight toward my back, making sure not to turn it, because sometimes it just squidges to the side, but once you get it about three quarters of the way, you can start to let it open and then it should just pop in place. I make sure it's tucked behind my pubic bone, making sure not to tip it too much. I find once you figure out how to do it it gets easier but i think the trick is to get them really IN there before you start to let it open.

Good luck!

Edited at 2012-05-31 02:51 pm (UTC)