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15 March 2013 @ 07:44 pm
I have been using a small Yuuki for about three years and loving it (old "soft" style). I decided to treat myself to another cup because my Yuuki is looking a bit haggered and I figured I had saved far more than the cost of a cup since I stopped using disposables. I was looking for a cup with a narrower body that would put the least amount of pressure possible on my bladder at night. I sleep on my stomach so even my Yuuki, which I don't notice during the day, adds pressure at night.

The first thing I noticed about the femmecup was that the body was extremely soft. Much softer than my Yuuki, which I had thought was on the softer end of the scale to begin with. I have tried a few dry runs and finally a "wet run" when my period started today. I have the same problem every time.  I can get it open with only the rim inside but moving it up is very difficult. The body is too soft to push from the bottom. The only way for me to push it up is by putting both my thumb and index finger on either side of the rim and sliding it up like a sock on my cervix. The problem is that after all of this it makes a charming squelching noise and all of the air comes out leaving it deflated around my cervix. At this point I have to wrestle it off and either try again or go back to old faithful (Yuuki),

I have read the soft cups FAQs and tried different folds, hole placements and vag wall pushing. Getting it open isn't the problem, the problem is getting it to stay open during the trip into my vagina.

So is there anything else I should try? I was spoiled with a very quick learning curve with my first cup and I guess it's catching up with me. I know I could always just buy another Yuuki, but the collector in me wants to get something new! 
 
juliiie87juliiie87 on March 18th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
Hum, have you tried leaving the cup low, so it settles on its own ? I mean, if there is space above, it will ride up eventually.

Other similarly shaped and sized soft-ish cups include large Cuplee (very soft, never nad a problem with is but YMMV), small Miacup, Shecup. You could also look into a somewhat longer cup.

http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/
http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/

Edit : Or it might just be too soft for how tight you normally hold your pelvic muscles... try to relax more ? or stick with slightly firmer cups. But as long as it's unfolded and not leaking, you're fine.

Edited at 2013-03-18 01:42 pm (UTC)