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15 February 2014 @ 06:43 am
I've recently wanted a new cup for my heavy days and after getting some feedback here I decided to revisit my fc.
My first few tries with fc were not horrible but in the end I put it away....for a year.....
It was difficult to insert. So much so that I was extremely sore for days! On top of that, it leaked!! So I felt it was not worth the pain to use.
I learned a few things here recently and decided to try again. It was better. I now know it does not have to open completely. I figured out I need to insert it lower than my other cups (fleur, lady, diva2) & it sits lower than my other cups. I totally thought the cup (any) was suppose to HUG the cervix but with this cup I don't think it does, it sits low and the vaginal walls 'snuggle' with it (at least that's how I think).
So does Blocked HOLES=LEAK?? I know this cup has no holes, but I'm wondering....No leaks this time with fc until it was FULL.
Oh, I inserted while lying on my bed....couldn't seem to get it right on the toilet....not the most convenient thing. But once in it stayed/no leaks/no bother for 10-12 HOURS!!!!! And this was on my 2 heaviest days!!
On my 3rd day I tryed to insert while squatting, it just kept popping OUT!!! By the time I got it in, it didn't feel comfy so I removed it & went with my LC....
All said it was a GREAT run!! i just wanted to share what I did in case it can help someone. When searching I didn't find any info. like this, in a single post I guess I should say...
I will definitely keep using it!
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on February 15th, 2014 01:26 pm (UTC)
lying down is also my favourite position for insertion, since i have an EXTREMELY low cervix. i also can't insert on the toilet unless there's enough space to spread my legs really wide. so if it's really needed my second best option is inserting while standing up, you could try that.
REGEEregee0304 on February 17th, 2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
Believe it or not, I've tried standing, but ended up kinda squatting. I did get it in but didn't feel like it was in the correct position...Maybe I'll try again next cycle.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on February 17th, 2014 04:27 pm (UTC)
standing straight can be difficult, yeah. it's good to bend one or both knees a bit and shift the gravity centre so to say.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on February 16th, 2014 03:53 am (UTC)
Nice! The FC is still my go-to cup for the heaviest days because it holds the most out of the 3 I own. It definitely took a few cycles to figure it out, but for me the key is making sure that the top of the cup is open around my cervix. If I can feel any bit of cervix I'm risking a leak. Since my cervix sits a little to the left, I insert the FC with a 7-fold, the folded part off to the right (so if the top doesn't completely unfold, at least it's not folded up right under my cervix). I then have to fiddle with it a good bit, usually, but because of the capacity I almost never have to empty it outside of the shower. For me it also feels like it's the least likely to pop out/fall out (which has never happened with any cup, since my PC muscles are fine, but I have this fear sometimes that my cups will fall into the toilet, as they have for a couple users...that can't really happen with the FC because the PC muscles "snuggle" it as you say!)
REGEEregee0304 on February 17th, 2014 03:53 pm (UTC)
I've never tried the 7-fold. I usually just use the C fold but I guess I hold it in a V...instead of holding the rim together to insert I fold it so that the rim is partially on the cup...if you can picture that. It makes it easier for me, as when the fold is rim to rim it feels bulkier and I get sore faster.
I'll check out the 7-fold though.
I do love the capacity of the cup!!! It allows me to empty at home, which then allows me to lie on the bed to reinsert!! YAY!!
My PC muscles are fine but when I inserted the fc on the toilet I don't think I got it past my bone....and with my cervix being low it's just not much room, and out it came!!!!
Also when it wasn't in well and I did keigals I could feel it popping :-o LOL!!
Thanks for your input!!
REGEEregee0304 on September 22nd, 2014 10:36 pm (UTC)
Still trying...
I'm still hit & miss with this cup. I've purchased a NaturalMamma cup since this original post, but it leaks too (too long & gets squeezed I think).
Would any of you compare this to the new LOW CERVIX one for me please. I'm thinking about getting it. I'd LOVE to have a cup that holds all day without leaking! !