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04 September 2012 @ 08:02 pm
  Okay, so I DID end up buying the Lunette, and, as I suspected, it IS smaller, in many ways, than the Keeper Moon Cup. Since I'm on B/C [to regulate periods] and am going on an important trip when my period is supposed to happen, I started taking the placebos about two weeks early. (My periods usually start to happen early anyway, even on the pill)
  So, I got out my lovely Lunette, ran it under hot water so that it was more soft, and started to insert it via the Origami fold. This is the first time I've gotten any cup in. But, it HURT. Not SO much, but I began to panic. I calmed myself, and quickly removed it. I don't know how to describe this... It's like a cramp, but in your actual vagina. I know sometimes, before I get some clumps, it feels just like that. It was a constant pressure.
  So, my questions are: Has anyone ever experienced this? Is it just because it's not fully my period yet? (it was KIND OF a dry-ish run, as nothing was actually leaving my body yet.) Was it in far enough? Do you know what might cause this? Sorry for the questions, I just really want this to work out.
 
tauriskatauriska on September 5th, 2012 07:32 am (UTC)
Sometimes when I insert the cup in the wrong way and it pops open, it hurts, but really really hurts... so I have to pull it out immediately, but when I calm down and reinsert carefully, it is alright... I don't know if I get it right, but I think it is because of my low cervix, it's really low during the period and maybe gets pressed by the cup when I insert it wrong (too upwards I think)
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on September 6th, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
aww did you use my icon as base? i'm honoured :'))))))
tauriskatauriska on September 7th, 2012 08:23 am (UTC)
yes I did, hope it's ok :) I like how it shows just a half of my beloved small Lunette Selene, discrete and tempting :D very nice picture, thank you :))
juliiie87juliiie87 on September 5th, 2012 11:17 am (UTC)
Yes, dry runs can be more difficult. Relaxation and lubrication are key, so you could try using lube if you have some at hand (or water, spit, or vegetable oil). Have you tried locating your cervix first ? As the previous commenter suggested, you might be bumping into it. Generally, you don't need to insert the cup as far as it'll go, just make sure the rim is in and the cup sucessfully unfolds, so it can sit (o) around your cervix. If your cervix is higher, don't worry because the cup will find its way up there on its own, at least as long as it's unfolded first.
canonalltheway on September 7th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
Ah.. Hm, would Canola oil suffice? That's all we have, after looking in the kitchen.
juliiie87juliiie87 on September 7th, 2012 10:55 am (UTC)
I had to research it... rapeseed oil... that seems plain enough, so I'm guessing it should be ok ! Just like with any form of lubrication (except cold water, that's the one I use), put it on yourself, not the cup, as it'll make it slippery. And just let the thing spring open as soon as possible. Good luck ! :)
canonalltheway on September 5th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, my cervix is pretty low. I think it's only to my second knuckle on my middle finger, lol. Which isn't very long at all. I may be having the same problem as tauriska. I hope so, and I'll try again, because I don't like the feeling of pads. >.< and tampons, I don't think my vagina is long enough for them, they always feel like they're falling out haha. And, beyond that, they HURT. like, they scratch my insides. lol.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on September 6th, 2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
don't use hot water. it's already pretty soft and you want it to open easily... if your cervix is low, try letting the cup open when it's just halfway in. or even when just the rim is in.