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14 June 2012 @ 08:52 am
After an immense amount of trouble with my Diva Cup, I ordered a small Lunette Selene a bit ago. My period came yesterday, and for the first time I've been trying to insert the Lunette. 
Insertion really isn't an easy thing for me. Thankfully, the Lunette isn't as big as the (small) Diva I used to have, so I can go quite far before I feel the need to pull it out. When I had my Diva, for the first insertion, I must have opened it to early (?) & not have let it seal by popping it open (since it's rather notorious for it's strong suction) and I went through an incredible amount of pain that felt like my uterus was being ripped out and my vagina was being sucked out. Alas, I am now terrified to try again with my Lunette even though it has (thank goodness) much bigger suction (?) holes and is smaller. 

Today I had another go at it. I mostly have done the punch-down fold, but this requires me to go very far before letting go of the cup, so I don't think it's for me just yet. I'd appreciate ideas on more narrow folds like the punch-down as I'm a virgin and I've never really gone past insertion with cups besides tampons. 
I might have another try at the 7-fold, although I have rather weak fingers so I can't hold folds that long and as far as the 7-fold goes. 
Thanks in advance! 
Current Mood: intimidatedintimidated
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 14th, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
Try origami, 7 fold, and for more ideas have a look at this video :


To avoid strong suction, you need to allow air in along with / next to the cup so it doesn't create a vacum. You can do this by squishing a finger next to the cup on your soft backside (near your anus) or sort of push your vaginal wall out of the way.
loveyourcuploveyourcup on June 14th, 2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
I think since you are a virgin the punch down fold is probably the easiest thing, it makes the first inserting part smaller and more progressive I would say. It takes a bit of practice to get the insertion technique right. It sounds to me like your are letting too soon and end up with a umbrella-cup (Not the most comfortable thing i agree :) When you fold it, pinch it firmly in the middle (with the folded side toward your hand) making sure the rim is well tucked. Put it as far as you can pushing it further inside as you go. that way it will start unfolding further up and not hurt the entry. Give it a little rotation to make sure it is well placed and you should be done :)
Arrow_Brightarrow_bright on June 14th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
The only fold I've been able to get to open properly for me on my small Lunette is the C-fold. I fold it in half at two of the holes and insert it with the crease facing downwards. It's what was recommended to me when I posted about popping open troubles with my Lunette. I let it pop open when its in, and then I push it up half an inch or so, which helps it open more fully.
musicmylovemusicmylove on June 14th, 2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
I use the Diva and never had a problem with suction. I use the C fold method for insertion. I guess I don't understand how the suction could be that strong...
pinkmathpinkmath on June 14th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
Since we are all so different everyone could give you a different answer.... but my two cents.

Labia fold.

It's cylindrical which is soooo nice. It can be difficult or impossible to fold it the cup is to stiff. I use a small fleurcup. I also put water based lube on my cup (others recommend putting the lube on you but that's never worked for me when using the labia fold.)