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misshayleebee
Hello, first of all, nice to meet everyone, it's my first time posting here, my name is Haylee!

I'm on my period right now, and I'm using my cup for the first time. I'm using the Keeper Inc, USA version Mooncup. It's holding everything well, and it's not leaking, which is a huge relief, and I can put it in and take it out, but, I can feel it in there and I feel really dry and chaffed, is this normal, or, is there something I can do about it? I'm wondering if I'm not getting it in high enough. I have short fingers so it comes unfolded easy. When I put it in, the bottom of the cup is right behind my inner labia, is this too low? Any advice would be great, it's working fantastic I just want it to be a bit more comfortable, thanks! :)
 
 
Current Mood: Itchy
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 10th, 2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
Well, the good news is that you seem to be ignoring the instructions for a cup to sit low. Why oh why do all of the cup manufacturers perpetuate that improper placement??? Any cup will most likely settle (O) around your cervix (however high or low it happens to be that day) and the depth of the base of the cup will be relative to the length of the vagina and the length of the body of the cup.

Your US Moon Cup is a fairly long cup so it's possible it can be a little long for you on your low-cervix days -- and that might be why it's not as comfortable as you would like it to be.

Or it might just be "the dreaded learning curve" that your body is being extra-sensitive to "what the heck is this thing in me???"

Give it a few days to see if things improve. Hopefully, yes. :o)
misshayleebeemisshayleebee on August 10th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
I hadn't considered a low cervix, hm. I'm considering trimming the stem, it kind of, I guess you would say "stirs" around while I walk and it can get quite annoying, but, if I do I can't very well undo that. Do most people have that problem or is it just because I'm new at it?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 10th, 2013 02:05 pm (UTC)
Go with your gut about trimming the stem. I usually suggest to wait and see whether or not you need/want the stem for removal because as you said, once you cut it, it's gone forever. On the other hand, some people just KNOW that they won't need it and that it will annoy them so they lop it off without a second thought.

Looking at my user-pic, the stem on my Lunette is fully intact. I can "feel" it sometimes. Not quite annoying but I know it's there. But I feel more secure knowing it's there as an "anchor." On the other hand, my (old style) UK Mooncup came to me second hand with the stem almost completely removed -- just a rounded nub -- and I don't miss it at all.
trejoytrejoy on August 10th, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
I used to struggle with insertion seeming to squeegee all the internal moisture I had, so now I usually run my cup under water before I insert. There is almost no friction that way.

Or you could apply coconut oil or a water based lube (to yourself, not the cup) to avoid feeling dry and chafed.

Edited at 2013-08-10 02:31 pm (UTC)