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jordan
30 October 2012 @ 05:14 pm
I got a Meluna classic (actually I got the classic kit but in Small/Medium but the medium is too big) cup and I do the C-fold to insert it, and it goes in folded up okay but it doesn't unfold all the way once it's in my vagina. I've tried going around the outside of it with my finger once it's in to try to get it to unfold, that doesn't work. I've also tried twisting it from the little ring handle at the bottom to see if it would unfold itself, but that doesn't work. So it only unfolds part of the way, and gets some blood inside it but also on the outside of it (no leaks so far though).

Is there something else I can try to get it to unfold? It's uncomfortable to the point where it makes me feel like my cramps are worse. Or am I not relaxed enough?

Should I try a different cup? Maybe a firmer one? Or a smaller one?

Thanks.
 
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on October 30th, 2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2618390.html
these tricks are especially important for soft cups, but it's the same for stiff ones. experiment, try more folds (not necessarily complicated ones! just those that are easier to unfold manually, like the 7 fold).

also, RELAX. it's always mentioned for removal, but it's needed for insertion as well.

i totally can't stand it when even one of my soft cups isn't fully open, i just can't leave it there and wait till it unfolds. it huuuurts so i maybe fiddle a tiny bit, usually just pull it lower so that my cervix wasn't in the way.

don't be anxious about trying out your other cup, it has the same dimensions as many small sizes. the length won't make it more uncomfortable to insert, i promise. it might actually be easier to fold as it's more similar to most cups. i find my small soft a bit awkward to fold, really.
jordanpansycore on October 31st, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
awesome, thanks a bunch!
Eireinneireinn on October 31st, 2012 01:16 pm (UTC)
I have a MeLuna as well, and the fold that has worked best for me is the diamond. It seems to open the most easily for me, and it's easy to pop it open if it doesn't do it on its own.
juliiie87juliiie87 on October 31st, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
Half diamond and labia are my go-to folds, using a Meluna soft too.

About finding blood outside the cup : well, as long as you're not geting leaks, I'd say that is fine, and makes a lot of sense if you didn't start with a pristine, blood free vagina to begin with ! ;)
jordanpansycore on October 31st, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
I haven't heard of those folds so I will look them up. Thanks!
teacupcake89 on October 31st, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
here's a link to the folds video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep5hh0W-nFw :)
jordanpansycore on October 31st, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
yayy, thank you :)
jordanpansycore on October 31st, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
thanks, i will try that!