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loudmurmurs
17 January 2013 @ 09:32 pm
Hi everyone! I'm new to cups, new as in first time yesterday, and I've been lurking around here for awhile. All of the posts were so helpful in guiding me to my first cup.

So I bought a fleurcup a few weeks ago when they were having their sale and I just got it yesterday. Even thought my period shouldn't have started for another 5 days it came yesterday right before my cup was delivered like it knew my cup was here. Yesterday was a battle getting the cup in (the first time took me 20 minutes) and I'm starting to get quicker with it today but I still seem to be having the same problem with the cup poping open when I've only got it half way in. The 7 fold is hard for me to keep pinched for long enough, the punch down is awkward, and the c-fold works the best but it also pops open too quickly a lot of the time. Are there any other folds that stay pinched easier or is this just apart of that horrid learning curve?

Other than that my cup has been wonderful and hasn't leaked once, even after an intense piyo workout!

Thanks for all the help!
 
It's Not Fair, Laika.itsnotfairlaika on January 18th, 2013 03:03 am (UTC)
It's just part of the horrid learning curve, unfortunately xD I used to have this problem too. I use the punch-down fold and as I'm inserting, I just slide my fingers down little by little until I can let go and it's far enough to pop open. It just takes some practice, I think.
ElianaOpalopal581 on January 18th, 2013 03:26 am (UTC)
I also found difficulty with my fleurcup opening half inside when I started and used the 7, C, or punchdown folds. I tried the labia fold and haven't looked back. I love the labia fold. I'd suggest looking up folds on youtube and trying out a bunch, see what works for you.
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 18th, 2013 08:48 am (UTC)
Definitely I believe the labia fold is the way to go for this type of cup ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt6L-POE-b0
mood_swinger23 on January 18th, 2013 03:38 am (UTC)
I found it difficult on the Large fleurcup to use a C-fold and the 7 fold I also had that problem with.

If you have a large like I do, I'd recommend trying to do one of the more complicating folds (like the origami one). Changing the fold has really helped me with the popping open too soon issue.
loudmurmursloudmurmurs on January 18th, 2013 04:10 am (UTC)
I just watched a few videos on youtube and I really think the labia fold and origami fold both look like they'd be a bit easier to hang onto. I guess I'll just be experimenting for the next few days.