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21 October 2013 @ 12:27 pm
Hello! I have a quick question about insertion -- I'm sorry it is a stupid question, or if it sounds like I never read the instruction manual.
I am wondering, while inserting a cup, is it fine to let go of it (when it is not fully inserted) and then grab it again to push it higher inside (to reach the area where it is supposed to sit)?

I'm sorry if I sound confusing! I ask this because once (with my DivaCup) I accidentally let go when I was halfway into inserting it and I was met with ridiculous pain that felt like it was sucking my insides. I got very scared off after that (lol) and I chickened out last night trying to insert my Soft MeLuna because I thought that if I let go before it was "fully in", I would be met with a similar pain. It is also difficult to go to the "area" where the cup is supposed to sit around without wanting to let go halfway.

In short, I'm just wondering if it will be fine to let go of the cup during insertion halfway and grab it again to push it up to it's correct area without any kind of pain occurring when letting go for that short moment. Will the cup opening up too soon (assuming it does open right away) cause pain or any thing? Thank you! I'm sorry if I sound confusing. Thank you very much!
elisamba on October 21st, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
Sure you can open the cup and push it up. With practice, you'll get to know your anatomy a little more and you'll know when you can let go. TMI I notice a bumpier area at the entrance, and then the walls go smooth. The bumpy area is the "jump in pain" zone whereas the smooth walls are seemingly nerveless hehe. With the C fold I find I have to insert my fingertips about to the first knuckle, but with the triangle fold, I control the rim until the cup is practically all in, and my fingertips don't go in at all.
axfox on October 21st, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
Oh! Thank you very much for your reply! I'll be sure to remember what you wrote when I try again. I'll remember the difference between various folds as well, that's a useful comment. I'm glad I will be able to let it go for a moment at some point, ha ha. Thank you!
It's Not Fair, Laika.itsnotfairlaika on October 22nd, 2013 03:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, sounds to me like you just didn't have it in far enough. Sometimes I lose my grip and my cup pops open still at the entrance of my vagina and it hurts pretty bad. I just make sure it's far enough in (even halfway is fine) and then usually my body naturally kind of kegels it up in place.
nemesis27nemesis27 on October 22nd, 2013 06:52 am (UTC)

I think it depends on the cup, I have cups that it up in place alone, and cups that I need to put in the right place before opening.
you need time, practise, to see which is the best fold, what is the best way to put the cup for you to avoid pain.