daydreaming07 (daydreaming07) wrote in menstrual_cups,

First time user/ Rainbow cup

So I learned about menstrual cups a few months ago and finally got up the nerve to give them a try. I bought a rainbow cup because I thought a softer cup would be a good thing and the lower price.

Well now I have the cup and have been using it for my first cycle. For the most part I'm happy with my purchase. Except I have so much difficulty getting the thing to open properly. I have tried multiple folds including the c fold, punch down fold, 7 fold, diamond fold, and half diamond fold. I have the most success with the c and diamond folds. But even when I get the rim to pop open it doesn't want to expand. I tried pulling down slightly, twisting it, and anti kegals and still can't seem to find the right thing to get it to expand most the time. When it does expand it seem to based more on luck. I try so many times and it eventually works right.

It leaks some as well. Which is probably because I have to struggle with it so much to get it fully opened up that I mess up the suction.

Is it simply because this cup is too soft that I'm having so much difficulty?

Also the tab irritated me a little so I trimmed it. Which seemed to make it more irritating so I cut it completely off... Well that was a mistake. The cup seems to migrate farther up as I wear it and now getting it back out takes some time and a good bit of work.

I have already ordered a yuuki large soft and classic that I found as a set on amazon for $25.50. So I guess if that's the problem I will soon find out.
Tags: first time use

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