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true. | sencillo
03 October 2013 @ 01:58 pm
Hello everyone,

I need help! I recently purchased a Sckoon Large and am very comfortable putting it in and taking it out. It feels right, though from what I read about suction I don't know if it feels uncomfortable enough taking it out by the stem to believe I'm getting a proper seal. It FEELS right and I can feel it over my cervix. But I think it might be too big for me in width. I can't seem to get it to uncollapse when it's fully inserted if that makes sense - when I feel the rim there's a huge dent in the base like it's collapsing under the pressure. So my question is this: is the cup too big, or is this a normal thing and I just haven't been using the right fold? (Or am I just a rookie?)

Thanks so much!
 
teacupcake89 on October 3rd, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
is the cup leaking? if it's not then just leave it be! sometimes cups open up fully on their own accord a while after insertion and sometimes cups work when they're not fully unfolded or more an oval shape as the cup mould to your body inside.

have you read this post and tried all the tips? http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2618390.html#comments

have you tried different folds? video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep5hh0W-nFw the more intricate ones like the labia, origami etc will open up easier than say the C fold. also try folding the cup so an airhole is in the folded part that will open up first.

doing some kegels, squats, knee bends, wiggly bum dance etc can help the cup get into position after insertion.

you don't say for how many cycles you've been using your cup for but it takes roughly 3-6 periods to get through the learning curve! don't get another cup until you've mastered the learning curve with this one, another cup won't be any different.
true. | sencillohalodrag on October 3rd, 2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
thanks so much for your response! i have looked at the folds and tried the 7 and the c so far but i'll keep experimenting.

i thought about keeping it despite the weird pucker but wasn't sure if it was something i was doing wrong or just a size issue and i want to get the most out of the capacity because i have a pretty heavy flow.

i hadn't thought of kegels/squats/etc. or putting the folded part near an airhole. tricky!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 3rd, 2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
I agree. If it's comfortable and not leaking, it's FINE! Don't worry about it. ;o)
m03m on October 3rd, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
Are these dry runs or actual use?
true. | sencillohalodrag on October 3rd, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
they were dry runs. maybe that matters too
m03m on October 4th, 2013 06:33 am (UTC)
Yes, it matters. Good to hear you managed to get it right! Congrats :-)
true. | sencillohalodrag on October 3rd, 2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
based on your comment i tried again with like 5 times as much lube and was able to get it to open with the 7-fold. YAY. thanks!
trejoytrejoy on October 4th, 2013 06:25 am (UTC)
My first tries with the sckoon resulted in a not entirely unfolded cup, but it positioned itself properly on its own. Now I have the hang of it, mostly from learning how to position the holes so it can fully unfold. Definitely, if a cup is not leaking, it's good enough!