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03 February 2014 @ 01:19 pm
I'm a first time user looking for support.

I'm a virgin and have a lady cup. I had no problem getting it in and it sits nicely I didn't even know it was there. I was a bit scared that I couldn't get it out so I tried to take it out straight away and had big problems. My first mistake was using lube it made it easy to get in and it sealed fine with it not sitting ridulously high even though I think I'm pretty long (I can only brush the cervix with the tip of my very long middle finger. But it was very slippery to get out.
I had a lot of problems with suction. I could only get just to the end of the base with a finger and thumb as my pubic bone was hard to get around. when I pinched itr it didn't loose suction.
I tried squishing it against the wall and I could feel the air leave but when I tried to get it out it just popped open and formed a new one. I tried to get to the top of it but I couldn't reach.
After 30 frustrating minutes I thought I'd have to go get a doctor to get it out. I'd tried all posistions, beared down relaxed everything.
So I just yanked and rocked at the tail until it came out which was pretty painfull and it was making me wish I'd used tampons where you can tug on the string and it comes out.
Has anyone got any advice on breaking suction? I'm going to make the holes larger and make a few extra to see if that helps. The pubic bone just gets in the way.
Luceafaraluceafara on February 3rd, 2014 03:02 am (UTC)
All I can say is: when it's full, it comes out much easier. Enlarging the holes will probably also help, so you already have the right plan.
Would it maybe be easier to reach if you sat on the toilet, beared down on it, and tried to pinch the base at the same time? I know you tried all these things, but did you try them sitting down?

Edited at 2014-02-03 03:03 am (UTC)
bluecloud99 on February 3rd, 2014 03:24 am (UTC)
I can reach the base I just cant get pinch it enough to break the seal. I'll try again.
Luceafaraluceafara on February 3rd, 2014 03:49 am (UTC)
If you keep it pinched for a few seconds, it may help. I don't have to do this with my cups, but read it somewhere.

Good luck. It will only get easier from here, I promise!

Edited at 2014-02-03 03:51 am (UTC)
megankgrmegankgr on February 3rd, 2014 04:15 am (UTC)
I have problems with mine being too slippery as well. I use a two-handed method. I bear down to get it low enough to reach, then grab the stem with my left pointer and thumb and then use my right middle finger to smoosh the cup against my inner walls to break the suction and pull it out like that. Pinching never broke the seal enough for me, but that may have been psychological as I have an iud and am paranoid about accidentally pulling my strings. I hope my experience can help you a bit!
pascallewest on February 3rd, 2014 04:13 pm (UTC)
I also use the two-handed method. Here is a reply I posted in response to a similar question a couple weeks ago, and it helped that person to get her cup out. It's basically the same thing as what megankgr said above but a tiny bit more detailed:
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!!!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 3rd, 2014 03:34 pm (UTC)
Read the replies at the removal tag. You are having very common newbie removal issues. Bear down, relax, work on figuring out what technique works best for you. Yes, your Ladycup is one of the more slippery cups. But if others can use it without issue, so can you. :o) Hang in there, you've almost got it.