ktpk (ktpk) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Problems with insertion

I'm completely new to menstrual cups. When I read about them I got really excited and immediately ordered one. Problem is, I didn't do much research prior to ordering. So I order a Sckoon cup size 1 because it was the first brand I saw. I'm 26 and a virgin, I have no problems inserting things into my vagina as I have used Tampons for 14 years and also used nuva ring birth control for two years. I tried a few nights ago to insert my cup, trying every fold. I had little success only being able to insert half using the triangle fold. Today I started my period, I was able to insert all but the bottom of the same fold. After two hours of on and off trying (taking breaks to relax) I'm completely frustrated. The fold is hard to hold and I feel like I'm doing something wrong. I still have a hymen, but I'm almost positive I have stretched it some tonight. When looking with the mirror I can tell a difference. Has anyone else used this cup? Any folding suggestions? I can't seem to grip any of the small folds, but the triangle fold. I just can't get the base of the cup in. This cup seems very difficult to fold in general...
Tags: first time use, insertion - folding methods, insertion - painful or problems, sckooncup, virginity

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