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05 November 2013 @ 09:03 am
I have a problem, it´s not always, but several times, when my bladder is full, is more difficult for me to pee with my cup in.
Is anyone in the same situation?
I would like to know why it happens..

m03m on November 5th, 2013 12:16 pm (UTC)
Because the rim of the cup puts pressure on your urethra. It's like someone steps on the garden hose when you're trying to water the garden.

Personally I find that I pee slower, but I don't see that as a problem. You could try leaning forwards or backwards and see if it helps.
Alwynsabishii_kirito on November 5th, 2013 03:26 pm (UTC)
Sometimes, depending on where my cervix is (and thus my cup), I have to take my cup out when I pee. I can do the wiggle around and bend in every direction dance, but sometimes I just can't get everything out that wants to come out. Kind of annoying when I want to pee, but on the other hand when I feel like I'm ready to burst, it does make it easier to hold it for longer if I'm not near a bathroom.
Stefaninastefanina on November 6th, 2013 02:51 am (UTC)
I also cannot urinate while wearing my cup. I figured it was because of pressure against my urethra. So far I have been able to remove my cup to pee, but I do see this becoming a problem, especially since I have has a kidney infection before.
teacupcake89 on November 6th, 2013 02:31 pm (UTC)
have you tried using a softer cup? or one with a thinner/softer rim? that usually helps, as stiffer cups are known to press on the bladder more.
Stefaninastefanina on November 7th, 2013 01:45 am (UTC)
I did get some classic Melunas, which are softer that the US Mooncup I have. However, those Melunas don't open up when I insert them. I'm trying to clear that hurdle right now.
teacupcake89 on November 7th, 2013 09:05 am (UTC)
that's probably down to the TPE Meluna material that's more pliable, although the classic melunas are still pretty stiff so they might not fix the bladder pressure problem.

have you read this FAQ post on getting cups to open up and tried all the tips in it? http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2618390.html
generalsmallmountainsmallmountain27 on November 6th, 2013 05:08 am (UTC)
YUP. I just pee reeeally slow with my cup in.
nemesis27nemesis27 on November 6th, 2013 08:30 am (UTC)
Thanks, I see that I am not the only one!I began to believe it was not normal.

teacupcake89 on November 6th, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
Re: .
try using a softer cup (or one with a softer/thinner rim) many find that solves the problem as stiffer cups are more likely to press on the bladder.
mycatsellsclues: dalek cookiemycatsellsclues on November 9th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
I got a very soft Si-Bell because of this. It was uncomfortable and upsetting to not be able to pee properly. It would be to the point of burning just enough to scare me about UTIs, etc.

Si-Bell pops nicely, but doesn't have a firm rim like many other cups.