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25 June 2013 @ 01:58 pm
So I got a medium meluna classic and I just tried it on a dry run earlier. I had many troubles with getting it open but I had less troubles when I used the squiggle fold. I found it hard to push it in because it didn't want to budge. Once it was in and opened up the ball stem was just at my entrance. I felt faint cramps. I left it in for about 10 minutes and it went up a little bit. It was really hard to get out. It's so hard trying to fit two fingers inside to get rid of the seal. Once I squeezed the end of the cup it hurt so bad and I really don't want to experience that again. I managed to get it out though. Another problem I have is I accidentally pinch/poke myself a lot and it hurts. Also now that the cup is out I still feel like its in. The ball stem is not very grippy and I feel like my nails will rip it off so I just use the grip rings.

My period should start in about 9 days I just really hope it's easier then. Idk if inside is suppose to be like this but when I enter a finger it feels like my insides on every side are right there but I don't believe I'm tense. I find two fingers without anything quite hard to fit inside.

I also ordered a fleurcup. I ordered it on the same day but its still in Spain. It's only been 9 days though. Will I have the same problems with the fleurcup?
m03m on June 25th, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
I can only say this:
Dry runs are (for most of us) not a good way to predict what cup use will be like during your period. Any problems you are having now may fade away then.
pascallewest on June 25th, 2013 08:32 pm (UTC)
Fleurcup has a softer texture ("peach skin") and is a bit squishier than Meluna Classic. I feel like it slides in better for sure.
nocebo_domingonocebo_domingo on June 25th, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
Try using some lube (water based) if you want to try another dry run.
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 25th, 2013 11:27 pm (UTC)
It is the nature of vaginas to collapse against anything you put in there so you are normal. You can break the seal with just one finger by sliding it up and pressing in against the side of the cup. Don't forget to *bear down to bring it lower and keep your opening loose and relaxed. The Fleurcup should pop open very easily, otherwise it's very similar in size, if you ordered the small size. Try different folds and facing them different ways, it might help with unfolding.

Also, curl your finger nails against the cup, not your flesh. The cup is tough but you're not really supposed to pull it out by the stem anyway.

Edited at 2013-06-26 08:47 am (UTC)
ginger_timeladyginger_timelady on June 27th, 2013 12:45 am (UTC)
Dry runs are hard to predict. First time I used mine was on a dry run and it felt like it got "lost" up there. I realized that my cervix lowers quite a bit during my cycle, so once my period started, it fit comfortably. I also found I only experienced slight pain when my period is almost up. I think things don't get as slick, so breaking the suction can be a little ouch-inducing.