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I'm not sure if this has happened to anyone else, so I decided to share the experience.
I somehow managed to insert my cup upside-down. It popped open and everything, with the open cup facing the opening of my vagina!!
I think this happened because it was one of the first time I used my cup after I trimmed off the stem. I used the punch down method (although I usually use the 7 fold method), and had my fingers up near the top of the cup, and it started to pop and I (somehow) kept sliding it in and it summersaulted upside down into my vagina. I literally didn't know that could happen.
However, not to fear! I quickly decided not to panic. I squatted down, and reached up there. This was kinda a big thing, because I've yet to have sex, and don't normally stick my hand very far up there, yanno. I managed though! I couldn't really get a grip, because it's the inside of the cup. I pushed a little bit though, because I need to do that anyways to get my cup out normally, and managed to break the seal and get a finger between the cup and my vaginal wall. I was worried it would hurt to come out, because sometimes I have issues with pain taking it out :/. However, with some coaxing, it just kinda slid out! I felt like I birthed a cup! aha.

So, has anything like this ever happened to anyone before?
trejoytrejoy on July 13th, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the successful conclusion to your adventure! I haven't had one upside down. Nice work keeping your cool.
Baby Bloodheartbabybloodheart on July 13th, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
My first cup - my Mooncup 10 years ago - turned itself upside down after I cut off my stem, it kept doing it but luckily despite being a month out of guarantee Mooncup replaced my cup for me. I'm one of the few who cannot cut off their stems because of this.

Here's hoping this is a one time only thing for you!
bicyclegasolinebicyclegasoline on July 13th, 2013 09:22 am (UTC)
Yup! I've turned a cup upside down... If memory serves it wasn't entirely accidental either lol!
trula_rtrula_r on July 13th, 2013 03:56 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, and Yes! Even though I have used cups for several cycles, I was in a very stressful time constrained public bathroom situation, and somehow in my frantic attempts to get it open, I flipped it upside down. Well I can tell you that didn't help with the time constrain issue, but I realized that rushing my cup is probably never the best solution.
kiba_koumorikiba_koumori on July 17th, 2013 07:07 am (UTC)
I had something similar happened. It was quite horrifying for me.

I had a small lady cup. Now, a lady cup is super springy and slippery. That being said, I attempted to do a dry run using the triangle fold since it makes the cup small enough to insert. Results: it opened up -sideway-, suctioning fiercely like a hungry baby to the inside of the pelvic wall...in front my my cervix behind the pelvic bone. Being a virgin, it was not comfortable inserting 2 fingers to hunt for the cup in there, and the super strong suction made it even worse.. I felt nauseous so I passed out a bit (basically a nap due to exhausted from stress). When I woke up I was less stressed out and finally was able . Grip the cup with my nails and got I out.

Needless to say, I never use the triangle fold again...

Edited at 2013-07-17 07:12 am (UTC)