(brennabaggins) wrote in menstrual_cups,


Hello again!

I have posted to this community twice quite a few months back about my troubles with painful suction with the Keeper Mooncup. I ended up going for the Lunette instead, with some better results! (I received great advice regarding the small holes in the MC so I looked for a cup with bigger holes) Unfortunately, still when I insert it, all seems well and I feel confident until I move around for a little and "pop!" there is a pulling sensation. It is nowhere near as bad as the moocup's but it's not pleasant either. I think it must have to do with the way I'm inserting it... it seems to pop open well but I guess not... I use the punchdown fold and it feels like it springs right open. Maybe I need to wait longer to let it open. I then let air in to try to avoid suction, but it doesn't seem to help. I tried to do the c-fold because I thought I might have less trouble, but that fold is too big. Any folding recommendations?
I haven't used the cup in awhile because the last couple times I endured the annoyance since it was embarrassing to run right back into the bathroom after a couple minutes... and also I haven't had much time to experiment (due to getting my period right over Thanksgiving and then New Year's) Now I've gotten a new job and the cup would really help! It's probably a bad thing that I haven't used it in so long because now whenever I go to try again I chicken out :( I do think that once I get the hang of it, the Lunette will be good for me because it feels soft enough and I can also remove it with ease. (compared to the MC!) I understand there is a learning curve, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)

Tags: insertion - folding methods, insertion - painful or problems, lunette selene, seal & suction, teething troubles

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