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Sock Be A Lady Tonight
28 June 2012 @ 11:16 pm

Hey hey, cuppers. I love my cups, yes I do. They make my life so much easier. 

So, I bought a new cup - the ladycup, and it's purple/lilac. I dig the color, but I'm not too fond of the ridges at the base. They're hard to get a grasp on, even the cup is hard to grasp with dry fingers. I don't know if it is the texture or what, but it's weird and hard to do. I also feel like I have SERIOUS suction with this cup. Like..."facehugger, not letting me go, holy moly wtf is going on" suction.

I'm curious - if any of you have a ladycup, do you have the same issues/things happen when you use your cup? Do you have a specific way you remove it that makes it easy to grasp? I found I can get my finger up far enough to release suction and work it out, but I'm wondering if there's a tip or trick I don't know about when it comes to that super-duper-suction removal.

 
susannahfragilemacabre on June 29th, 2012 06:17 am (UTC)
mine comes out with relative ease. maybe the super suction is why i rarely have leakage issues unless i've had to rush insertion, but i just loosen with a finger alongside and then wiggle/pull out.

i am really happy i found my goldilocks cup on the first try. lucky you for having a lilac! i have a clear and got a green as backup, so i can't currently justify a purple.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 29th, 2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
It's not the cup, it's your removal technique. The idea is to get air into/above your cup when it's opening and again during removal.

http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2091967.html
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 29th, 2012 02:01 pm (UTC)
I don't have a Ladycup because from what I've heard, most people do find them slippery. I do have a very soft cup however so suction can sometimes be a tiny bit of a challenge. Basically the way I remove my cup is to slide a finger next to the cup as high as you can, to unhook it from your vagina wall, and while bearing down, gently start bringing the cup lower using that same finger, sorta pressing against the body of the cup and down at the same time. Finally, pinch the bottom with your thumb and same finger as soon as it's within reach, and gently wiggle some more if needed, but usually by this point it should come right out. Good luck !