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04 May 2013 @ 02:52 pm
Hi, I have not posted here in awhile..
I am 14, have been using menstrual cups for 2 months now, virgin, with a Lunette size 1 Aine.
The cup has been great! Although I have a problem..
I always knew I had a low cervix but I did not know my position changes throughout the cycle.
My first day, the cup sits very high up (and I can barely reach the stem).
The second and third day, the cup sits VERY low. All the grip rings protrude my vagina.
The fourth, fifth, and sixth days, the cup sits high again.

My problem is, the stem gets really itchy and unbearable on the 2nd and 3rd days. BUT, I have no way of reaching the base on my first day without the stem. I've tried practicing bearing down but it is way too hard. I won't be able to remove it without the stem.

So what should I do? Is there anything I can do?
Thank you all!
 
Sararubymermaid on May 4th, 2013 07:16 pm (UTC)
Maybe you could use two different cups? That is what I do. I use a type 1 diva for the first couple days and then a medium Meluna for the rest of the days. This is mostly due to changes in flow (heavier in the beginning) but I know the cups are different sizes as well.
bunnylove555 on May 5th, 2013 05:37 pm (UTC)
Hmmm
That seems like a good idea :D haha
The only problem is, I just got this cup and it would cost too much to get another..
Maybe I'll do that after I save up some money
Tessgryphonwing on May 4th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if it would work with the Lunette, but a common suggestion around here is to try turning a cup inside out to shorten it for low-cervix days. Might help. :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 5th, 2013 04:02 pm (UTC)
I don't think that would work with a small Lunette only because the stem is so long and it would become (GASP!) a spear on the inside of the cup. =8oO

I like rubymermaid's suggestion of a second long cup such as a Diva for high-cervix days and the small Lunette for low days. That way the OP can trim the stem as needed on the Lunette.

Another suggestion with the Lunette is that because it has a flat tab for a stem, it bends better in some directions than others. Rotate the cup 90* for better flexibility. Maybe it won't be as noticeable/irritating.
bunnylove555 on May 5th, 2013 05:39 pm (UTC)
I've tried rotating the cup, but it only seems to make a seal at a certain position..
Tilted a bit to the left, with the stem's wide part touching my right side of the vagina
Is that weird??
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 5th, 2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
No, that's not weird. A cup will usually find its happy place on its own and apparently yours is a bit tilted. Perfectly normal.

If you can't rotate your cup (I can't) then plan ahead to insert it with the flat part of the stem facing the most comfortable direction.
Katrina KierenKatrina Kieren on May 14th, 2013 04:11 am (UTC)
Have to tried flipping it inside out on the days the stem would be too long?