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shelfdolly
31 December 2012 @ 06:12 pm
Hi everyone!
I've been learning about cups for a while and when I went to college I decided a cup would be more compatible with my active lifestyle.
Eventually, I bought a small Lunette and attempted a dry run. It took me a while to finally insert the cup, but once I had, I felt a strange pinching feeling as the cup popped open. I assumed that it was because I was pretty sore from the numerous failed attempts at inserting the cup. But when I tried inserting the cup during my period, I felt the same pinching feeling. I'm not sure if I'm inserting the cup incorrectly, or if it hasn't popped open completely. That and I've also noticed the cup sitting pretty low inside me, so I think I maybe have to insert it a little higher for it to sit comfortably.
 
spiderslovemespidersloveme on January 1st, 2013 01:39 am (UTC)
The cup may be stretching your hymen a little or it may be sitting a little too low
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 1st, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
I think you're bumping into your cervix, which is the opening to your uterus. That would also explain why your cup sits low : there's only so high it can go, and that's usually (o) encircling your cervix. Try to locate your cervix before you insert and let the cup pop open lower, if you can ? So it won't slap you. :)
spiderslovemespidersloveme on January 1st, 2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
I agree. For low cervix cuppers, letting the cup open when the rim is JUST inside you (with the rest of the cup still outside) then pushing it up avoids bumping into the cervix and/ or misplacing it in there. Mind though, I said above that you may be stretching the remains of your hymen (even if you have had sex you may still have some hymen tissue remaining) and letting the cup open lower may stretch it more so, but that problem will go away once your vagina gets used to the cup! I had the hymen issue when I began using cups but I guess the cups wore away at the hymen until it wasn't in the way anymore.

Are you feeling the pinching more in the beginning of the vagina or higher up inside?

Edited at 2013-01-01 04:56 pm (UTC)
shelfdollyshelfdolly on January 3rd, 2013 03:45 am (UTC)
I'm a virgin, but years of high-intensity sports have left my hymen next to non-existent. I think I might have a lower cervix than I initially thought, so I'll definitely be checking to make sure my lunette and I will be compatible. Also, I feel the pinching higher, about where the rim of the cup would be.

Edited at 2013-01-03 03:53 am (UTC)
spiderslovemespidersloveme on January 3rd, 2013 04:08 am (UTC)
That defiantly sounds like the cup is "slapping" your cervix. Check to make sure your cervix is inside the cup and not peaking around the side, which would feel painful and lead to leaks. Try to insert the cup and let it open just as the rim is inside, not the body of the cup then ease it up to the cervix.
shelfdollyshelfdolly on January 3rd, 2013 04:30 am (UTC)
Alright, I will make sure to do just that next cycle. Thanks so much for your help!!