twogreatdanes (twogreatdanes) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Another first time user....

I am trying a cup for the first time, and I am having issues!  I know that there is a learning curve, and I really want to make it work.  But I think I have the wrong cup, or it could be user error.

I have a large lunette, as I am 38 with one child and my flow can be fairly heavy.  (I am interested in using the cup because it is always such a awful mess every damn month!)  But I am having trouble inserting it.  I tried different folds (c fold, punch down, oragami fold, seven fold) and I think I finally see where it is supposed to get to.  (Past the pelvic bone and in the vagina.)  But it keeps popping open before I can get it all in the vagina.  Also, the cup hurts after it has been in there a while.  When I check it, I find that it has collapsed in on itself so it is flat.  It also sits really low, I can feel the cup at my labia, which just does not seem right to me. 

I think I am either not getting it in high enough, or the cup I have is too big?  Any thoughts?

(Oh, and my learning curve will probably be longer, as I work full time and have a toddler.  I do not get much time to myself in the bathroom!)
Tags: first time use, insertion - painful or problems, lunette, seal & suction
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