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Katrina Kieren
I am 26 years old and I purchased a Lunette size 2.
I only just got it today and I reinserted it 100 times. OK not really, but quite a lot until I put it aside, for annoying me too much.
I don't have a problem getting it in there or anything, I don't think. But the stem sticks out and feels like it is stabbing me. Honestly it's all the way up at my vaginal opening it seems to sort of hang out at an angle. So I push it up as high as I can and mess with it until it's hanging straight down. After about 2 minutes of wearing it, it seems to work its way back down and angle itself to start stabbing me again.

Any help getting this to work for me would be greatly appreciated.
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
astronautcot on May 16th, 2013 02:09 am (UTC)
Trim it.

I read somewhere using a nailclipper is the best way to do it - I trimmed my lunette's stem all the way off that way!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 16th, 2013 02:14 am (UTC)
My advice is to live with it for at least a full cycle and don't lop it off until you are absolutely sure that you want to do so. You can always cut it shorter/off later but you can never put any back.
Katrina KierenKatrina Kieren on May 16th, 2013 05:52 am (UTC)
I honestly would consider that, but goodness I could barely walk around it was bothering me so much. I was at the very end of my cycle I am not sure if that means my parts were higher or lower. haha So after this period is over I think I'll try it again in the shower.
trejoytrejoy on May 16th, 2013 03:15 am (UTC)
While I second kuradi8's opinion on being sure you want to do so, I didn't hesitate to cut the stem off the Lunette. It was far too uncomfortable for me to even leave when trying it on a dry run!
Katrina KierenKatrina Kieren on May 16th, 2013 03:24 am (UTC)
Yes I have not been wanting to cut it off because I wasn't sure that was the only issue. Perhaps I will turn it inside out and see if it's comfortable that way? But, I was afraid that i wouldn't be able to remove it without the stem.
jwthemathsterjwthemathster on May 16th, 2013 03:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, that is one stiff, stabby stem on the L Lunette. I didn't hesitate to chop that sucker off as soon as I felt confident of removing the cup w/o it. As far as it veering to one side, that's totally normal. People are not symmetric, and neither are our vaginal canals and cervix location. My cup finds its "happy" place tilted to the left. Sounds like you've a similar situation. If that's where it wants to be, that's where it *needs* to be, yk?

FYI, if you find it works better inside out, you'll want to trim the stem off. You don't want a "stabby daggar" pointed at your cervix. OUCH!
msphat on May 16th, 2013 04:20 am (UTC)
Since the large Lunette is my 3rd type of cup (and is now my "Goldilocks" cup, yay!), when I first inserted it and discovered it absolutely was not working for me with that stem on, I had no qualms with cutting that sucker off right away (I'd done the same thing with my other 2 cups and what a relief it was!), and since then, it's been smooth sailing.

I think that for some people stems really work and are helpful for cup removal, but for others of us, they're an incredible nuisance.
Katrina KierenKatrina Kieren on May 16th, 2013 05:51 am (UTC)
Thanks guys I feel much better about removing it. So glad for this forum. I thought maybe the tiled thing was causing the issue (from me using it wrong) more then the stem.
Mary Carlasparkle_lite on May 16th, 2013 10:38 am (UTC)
No new help here, just ditto on cut the stem off! I tried to leave it on my 1st Lunette 7 years ago, and then my new one that I got last year. No matter what, it poked. I wound up cutting to just below the first notch from the base of the cup. I use sharp nail trimmers and then round off the edge a little. I would NOT be using the cup today if I hadn't learned about trimming!
juliiie87juliiie87 on May 16th, 2013 11:56 am (UTC)
I would wait until your next period is due, wear it overnight the night before (so there's no walking involved) and see how you cna remove it in the morning. If it's still too long, then trim a little bit off and see how it goes.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on May 16th, 2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
yeah this. if you've tried it at the end of your period, try at the beginning too.
although to be fair, if it's THAT uncomfortable AND it turns out you do need the stem at some point of your cycle, you'd need to purchase a different cup for the time when you can't stand it. or also, if it only bothers you at the very end, you could use cloth pads on the last day.
jchammondsjchammonds on May 16th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
The stem on my Diva Cup hurt so much I had to trim it right away. I got a Fleurcup later and while that stem didn't hurt, I could still feel it and I trimmed it, too. Trim it!