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21 October 2013 @ 02:15 pm
Hello. Im a 20 year old non-virgin girl. My periods arent particularly heavy or painful so i thought about buying a small Fleurcup.

This is my first time using a menstrual cup so i didn't know what to expect but i have heard very good things about it so i decided to give it a try and i've been using it for two days now. I had a bit of difficulty inserting the cup but now i can insert it with either the "push down" technique or the "U" technique, without particular discomfort. Removing it is a bit harder and i find it to be a bit painful, like if i am "numb" inside.
The problem is that even though When im sitting or standing i dont feel any pain or discomfort when i stand up/sit down/bend i feel pain and i dont understand the motive since i followed all the "rules" when i inserted the cup. It gets really annoying not to be able to move freely. I tried cutting the stem by half but it doesn't seem to have worked.

Does anyone know what i might have done wrong?

Sorry for my imperfect english and thanks in advance
juliiie87juliiie87 on October 21st, 2013 12:47 pm (UTC)
It's not very clear what the issue is, so here are a few suggestions :

- try putting some lube on yourself to ease insertion. Water or coconut oil can do too.

- maybe you're not wearing your cup quite high enough, so that would be why you can feel it ? Once it unfolds, try pushing it a little higher and see if it's more comfortable this way.

- perhaps you need to trim more of the stem, is that what you're feeling ?

- it could also be a stiffness issue if it's more of a kind of pressure. Either you'll get used to it over time, or if it's really a problem, you might prefer a softer cup.

- it could also be too much suction. What rules are you refering to ? You'd don't need to twist the cup and in fact, you might have to release suction instead of trying to create more of it. That means mostly allowing air inside the cup so it doesn't suck on your insides.
BarbaraBarbara E Luca Amonti on October 21st, 2013 01:37 pm (UTC)
Sorry if i wasnt very clear and thanks for your answer! I edited my post to specificy that the problem is the discomfort /pain that i feel when i stand up/sit down/bend/etc.

The "rules" that i spoke of are exactly what you said: after inserting the cup and pushing backwards i twisted the cup to create suction. Do you think that that could be the problem?

I'll also try trimming more of the stem but im not sure if thats the issue :( Sadly i feel pressure/pain when, like i said, i bend/stand up/etc but i cant understand the origin very well.

I hope i was more clear now and thanks again
nemesis27nemesis27 on October 21st, 2013 02:58 pm (UTC)
the fleur
maybe I can help you.

I have a large fleur, I didn´t use this cup many times because is very uncomfortable for me, it´s very stiff and I feel a pressure inside me, I don´t like it.

It´s possible you are having the same problem.
when I use a soft cup I don´t have discomfort.

m03m on October 21st, 2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
Re: the fleur
I'm still amazed at how you consider the Fleur to be a stiff cup, while I and many others consider it to be soft!
Is it possible that yours has a defect of some kind? Because really, it's not supposed to be stiff.
nemesis27nemesis27 on October 22nd, 2013 06:39 am (UTC)
Re: the fleur
I don´t think so.., it seems ok, can you see my fleur in my blog?

in the first entrance I put photos of the cups I have, I think it´s a normal fleur.

I can´t stand the base lines, and the cup pressed into my bladder, it´s very uncomfortable for me!
m03m on October 22nd, 2013 11:10 am (UTC)
Re: the fleur
The grip lines didn't work for me either, I removed them. But other than that, the cup is very comfortable for me, mostly because it's so pliable and soft.
nemesis27nemesis27 on October 22nd, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
Re: the fleur
oh, it´s not the grip lines, sorry, my bad English doesn´t allow me to express..., I mean the reliefs of the base, the base circles on the outside of the cup, do you know what I mean? and, of course, I removed the tail too.

it´s interesting another point of view about this cup..

BarbaraBarbara E Luca Amonti on October 22nd, 2013 03:02 pm (UTC)
Re: the fleur
How can you remove the circles outside of the cup if i can know? :)
nemesis27nemesis27 on October 22nd, 2013 03:12 pm (UTC)
Re: the fleur
jajaja, noo, I don´t remove the cirles, only the stem.
Base circles bother me, only this.

sometimes I used the cup inside out to not feel them, but the cup pressed my bladder also.


Edited at 2013-10-22 03:13 pm (UTC)
nemesis27nemesis27 on October 24th, 2013 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: the fleur
I´ve just received a cup firmer than the fleur, the naturcup, Have you ever use it?
I hope it work well with me..

m03m on October 24th, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC)
Re: the fleur
I have removed them by cutting them off with nail clippers and them filing them smooth. You can see a picture here.
elisamba on October 21st, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
If you only feel it when you move, it sounds like the stem is poking you. You can file it to make it less sharp, or remove it completely. Do you think you could remove the cup if you cut the stem completely?
BarbaraBarbara E Luca Amonti on October 22nd, 2013 11:31 am (UTC)
I will try that, thank you. I have to try to remove the cup without touching the stem to see if it works!