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Ok, so I have a large Yuuki. After 'sexy time' with my boyfriend, I inserted the cup and went to sleep. Fast forward to early the next morning when I began dreaming that I was having severe vaginal pain, only to wake up and realize that it was real... really real! The pain was unlike anything I've ever felt before, so I knew something was wrong. I ran to the bathroom and tried to take my cup out before I realized that the cup had turned completely on it's side, making the stem unreachable. The pain was so intense I started passing out and had to call my boyfriend to help me get it out. Eventually, with his help I was able to shift the stem into a position where I could pull it out. Ohhhhh, the PAIN! This has NEVER happened to me in almost five years of cup use and I can't understand it. There isn't a whole lot of space in there as I'm a tiny girl with a low cervix and even intercourse is a challenge sometimes. How on earth did it flip on it's side and get wedged behind what I presume was my pubic bone?!? I've been afraid to put my cup in ever since. I love using cups though but I'd like to understand what happened to avoid having it happen again. I understand that our bodies expand and swell and our cervixes move to accomodate sex. My guess is that because I put the cup in right after sex, my body hadn't readjusted to it's normal state. Maybe once it did a little bit later, it moved the cup into the awkwardly painful position it ended up in. Does this make any sense? Has this happened to anyone else before?
neetzscheneetzsche on June 19th, 2012 03:27 am (UTC)
I managed once to put a cup in sideways before. It was stemless, I was using the triangle fold, and I let the wrong two sides expand to the top. Eventually I got it out by turning it upside down and pushing it out. I can't imagine how painful it would be if it had a stem, but then again, I probably wouldn't have confused the corners either. I used the C fold from then on.

I guess when your cervix came back down the stem caught on your pubic bone as it was drawn down, and ended up sideways. That sounds so painful D:
rbca03rbca03 on June 19th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
I put mine in right after sex just the other day, and I noticed how soft my vaginal muscles felt. I didn't get it in right (never mind that I am still trying to find my goldilocks cup), cause it immediately started leaking, though it stayed in its proper position.
fortune elkinsfortune elkins on June 19th, 2012 05:41 am (UTC)
Maybe time to switch to a soft Meluna with a ball?
loveyourcuploveyourcup on June 19th, 2012 08:59 am (UTC)
Wow no i've never heard that and experienced that though I know that after sex it all is a lot looser and soft so I imagine it's possible that the cup shifts a bit, may be slept in a position with one leg up and it made it move. I think it's not because it happened once that it will happen again but may you want to go for a softer cup, without stem. it would be a good idea anyway if you are have short vagina. I usually wait before putting it back up otherwise i feel it cannot seal properly. it makes sense.
kitsunenomizukitsunenomizu on June 19th, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
Is it possible that it did not pop open when it should have, and shifted to that position before popping instead? I can see that being the problem. My cups still have a bit of stem left on them and I have done the same without having it shift. Not saying it won't happen but I hope it doesn't.

I have had a cup pop open sideways because I had lost my grip before I meant to. Yowch!!!