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Alison
29 November 2012 @ 07:58 pm
I bought my large fleurcup and received it a few weeks ago. I debated about doing a dry run and decided against it.

So after a few attempts at insertion across multiple days, I decided to read up on insertion techniques (and other posts) again and realized I was aiming in the wrong direction. Additionally I remembered to take it slow and breathe. I've now worn my cup for 3 days (for 9-12 hour periods of time) and have slept with it in. I've gotta say once I got the insertion and removal down (I'm better at not spilling) I've wondered how I never had one before. I do feel pressure from the cup and solved my "irritating stem" problem. I'm still trying to work out minor kinks, which I know will happen with time.

I did take it out tonight to clean and re-insert, but had trouble getting it to pop open after a few additional attempts. I decided to leave it out for tonight and try again in the morning. I have been using the fold down method and hadn't had a problem with my large fleurcup popping open before (had success about 6 times thus far). Any additional tips?

Overall, after a somewhat nervous start that "this might not work for me" I feel like it's been a success. I just wanted to share and thank the community for supporting me in this life-changing endeavor. Thanks!
 
ElianaOpalopal581 on November 30th, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
I also use a large fleurcup. I use the labia fold. If I have trouble opening it usually it has gone past my cervix. I pull it back towards the entrance and let it pop open. Occasionally I have to pull it al the way out to regrip and try again.

Regarding the stem. Mine would stick out and irritate my labia. After a few cycles I realized I didn't need to use the stem for removal, so I cut the entire time stem off. Now it is so much better (and the stem doesn't poke my husband during sex).
Alisonalichacco on December 1st, 2012 05:47 am (UTC)
I tried that but even after reinserting it still didn't pop open. I probably need to actually figure out where my cervix is as that will help. I'll also try the labia fold and see if that works better. I can get it in and popped open fine in the am in the shower. I'm having more trouble when I'm cleaning it and reinserting before bed. I'm just nervous about cutting the entire stem off and if I put the cup in more it doesn't really bother. So m gonna leave that as is for right now. Thanks for the tips.
juliiie87juliiie87 on December 1st, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
My go to folds (I use super soft cups) are labia, origami, but especially half diamond. It's the tiniest, most intricate fold of all, but it actually works really well because a simple push inwards against the folded part which is outside of the rim makes it pop open. Labia is somewhat similar in that regard. Another trick is to run the cup under cold water for a few secs before insertion. And trying to face the fold different ways, usually facing the floor / your anus is best, because the cup has more room to expand that way. Have you tried sitting on the toilet or lying down on your back, lifting your but up slightly ? this position works wonders for me. Good luck !
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 1st, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
Try opening the cup down lower and then giving it a boost as you kegel it up and into place.