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Warning...it's kind of long. And gross.

I'm 21, virgin, somewhat small stature, and I'm using the meluna in medium, classic. I've tried to try all of the tricks I could find on getting it out, and nothing's worked so far. I don't know if it's some weird suction thing or I'm not doing it right or what. I had a lot of trouble getting it in, and I could never get it comfortable, although it didn't have that much trouble going further in. It only hurt a little, but apparently now it does not want to come out at all. I could get it to where it was reachable easily, but I could barely get a finger in to pinch it, much less a thumb too. So I took the internet advice and took a break.

After I calmed down, I managed to get my thumb in too after some rather painful stretching. Seriously, it hurts just touching around it now. When I tried to pull it, it would. Not. Budge.

So I took another break from the pain for a while, tried it again and the same thing happened. I tried really hard to get a finger up to the rim, thinking it might be a suction problem, but that was pretty much impossible. And also rather painful.

And now I've been alternating between trying to get this thing out of me and letting my poor vagina have a rest. I have tried so many positions, I've tried wiggling it, pulling from different angles, and when I do manage to make some progress it feels like something inside me is ripping or something. It is incredibly painful when I try to pull, and considering I have a rather high pain tolerance it's really freaking me out.

I've only had it in for about 9 hours, but I really really really want to get this out soon. PLEASE help me!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 15th, 2014 03:43 am (UTC)
Try squatting in the tub/shower so you don't have to worry about making a mess or dropping it. Stay calm, keep your jaw slack, don't forget to breathe. Bring a spoon with you. That can be a good tool to break the seal and pull it lower. And most of all, TAKE YOUR TIME! The more you rush, the longer it will take.

daisychainmaildaisychainmail on January 15th, 2014 05:16 am (UTC)
Thank you!
pascallewest on January 15th, 2014 03:58 am (UTC)
Squat in the bathtub. Get the cup down low enough (hopefully partially outside your body) to where you can grasp the stem with your LEFT hand. Once you've got a hold of it, RELAX... and put one of your RIGHT-hand fingers in. You don't have to get it all the way to the rim, just push inward to break the seal. Then just drag it out slowly, pulling out with the stem but also keeping that seal broken with your finger. You can do it!!!
daisychainmaildaisychainmail on January 15th, 2014 04:31 am (UTC)
Thank you thank you thank you!

And I guess if I ever have kids I'll probably prefer a water birth. This has been quite an experience.
pascallewest on January 15th, 2014 05:07 am (UTC)
I'm glad you were successful!! It will get easier with each time. But I DO remember that desperate panic the first time I tried to remove!! I was so so so mad and I felt like a total failure! (of course I was using one of the most unforgiving cups out there.. I've since gotten much more friendly cups) Anyways, every time I take my cup out I do it exactly like I described. Keep on keeping' on.. you'll love using cups!!
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on January 15th, 2014 05:03 am (UTC)
Yikes! This is not so far off from my Meluna Classic experience...turns out they don't work so well for a high cervix. I'd highly recommend a small Si-Bell (same or maybe larger capacity, so soft that it can be pulled out without suction, nice long stem)
daisychainmaildaisychainmail on January 15th, 2014 05:10 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'll definitely look into that.