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I adore my lunette (size 2). I discoved mentrual cups 3 months ago and will never go back! I decided to purchase the lunette and as soon as I got the guts to chop off the stem, it's been an amazing experence.

The issues is, when I pee (or etc...) the cup starts to come out, maybe about a quarter of the way. It goes back in mostly, but it's really weird. Sometimes it will just pop out if I keep bearing down, I don't even need to really squeeze to break any suction.

I'm not physically bothered, but it's kind of annoying. Do I need a softer cup?

Thanks for your thoughts. I'm sure thie issue is posted somewhere, but I can't find it. thank you!!!! -Ro
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 29th, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
A softer or different cup probably won't change anything. You are bearing down to pee and don't even realize it. You'll do that to any cup. So either "don't do that" or deal with it. ;o)

Cups are usually held in by the "hammock" formed by your pelvic floor (PC) muscles. Either you are relaxing them to pee and don't realize it or the fact that your cup is slipping past them could mean that they're not as strong as they could be. Kegels will help.
squisch on September 29th, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
I had some trouble peeing too. I found that leaning backwards slightly while peeing helped a lot. I think leaning back presses my cup up a bit and also minimizes the bearing down.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on September 29th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
softness won't help, this happens with all my cups, especially when i've worn them for a few hours. it doesn't bother me, only my small lunette shifts uncomfortably due to that and that's basically the main reason i don't use it :(

try a cup that will sit a bit higher - shorter or maybe differently shaped (meluna, fleurcup). the capacity might not be enough for your heavy days, but at least you won't have to worry about it on light ones.

and yeah, try leaning back or forward. one of these should help, depending on your cervix and uterus position. the lunette company recommends leaning forward, but i have a retroflexed uterus and leaning back works better for me.
rochanken on October 5th, 2013 12:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your comments!
Thanks so much for your respones. I read these a few weeks ago, but wasn't able to log into my account to post.

I tried leaning forward and back. I will also work on toning my muscles.

thank you all!