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30 July 2013 @ 11:48 am
I posted a few months ago about my first week and time with the menstrual cup and finally this past week I was able to use through the entire week the menstrual cup without the necessity of going back to the pads. As you remember it was a struggle for me to remove it on public bathroom, leaks and cramps. I still get the discomfort specially during my 1st day of the cycle and the last 3 days. I cut the stem but still I have this sensation of pressure around the entrance of the vagina or even some rubbing sensation when is all inside no peaking at all. Do you gals get the sensation of the cup going down when you are having bowl movement and urinating?

I still get leaks but that I think it will be normal because of my huge amounts of cloats during the period, I am aware that for those days I will need a bigger cup if I do not want to change it that often. What are your recommendations for sensitive people like on the light days? I am currently using the divacup 1. Still discovering and getting use to the cup but I need it to come here and share the good news of being able to use it for the entire week!
trejoytrejoy on July 31st, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
When I used stiffer cups (which the Diva is one) I totally felt the cup move with any eliminating. There's a cup softness chart here: http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/ just scroll down past the dimensions and capacities.

Congrats on the success!!
Luceafaraluceafara on July 31st, 2013 02:02 am (UTC)
With my small Si-bell and Fleurcup, I aso got the feeling I was losing the cup every time I went to the bathroom. I discovered, for me, the stems were the reason for this feeling, though my cups never actually came out - the stems were just causing the sensation.

Once I cut them off, I was OK.
redrubyeyes on July 31st, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
I did cut the stem of the cup and I can still fill it. Unfortunately I started to see some cracks in the brim and I have taken very well care of the cup.

I am considering in getting the Meluna Soft in Large and getting the classic for the days that I am active as in doing sports.
Luceafaraluceafara on August 1st, 2013 04:29 am (UTC)
I have Meluna soft and classic cups for the same reason (classic for running), but still find myself favoring the inside out stemless Fleurcup.

Edited at 2013-08-01 04:30 am (UTC)