denise (carpetfish) wrote in menstrual_cups,
denise
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problems inserting fleurcup

Been lurking for ages - this community has been super helpful!
I'm new to cups and have been using one for the last 2 cycles.
Anyway, after I discovered that there was indeed an alternative over trying to fit 2 pads and 3 tampons in the pockets of my work clothes to last through my shift, I went a bit overboard and ordered 2 cups at the same time...:)


So my small soft Meluna w the ring stem arrived first (+points to femininewear for super fast shipping!) and I think I've got the hang of it, works great, can't feel it when it's in properly, lasts 12 hours even on my heaviest day,...etc etc
Half diamond and origami folds were the ones that worked best for me. No problems at all.

The thing is, my small fleur just (finally!) arrived in time for this month and I've been having way more trouble with it than I ever did with the Meluna. It's much thicker and springier material and whatever I do I CAN'T fold it small enough to, er, fit.
And I've tried half diamond, diamond, punchdown, 7, triangle, origami, labia...
I'm guessing I need a really tiny insertion point, but the folds that do that are also pretty hard to hold closed, and the fleur is really springy.
The only time I managed to get it mostly in was with the triangle fold, and then it decided it wanted to open halfway in and halfway out, and then it woudn't budge or open fully when I pushed it and had to be retrieved in a partially unfolded state OW OW OW OW OW

I've been looking at the cups side by side and they LOOK pretty similar in terms of size...

cups1
Small Fleurcup in purple / small soft meluna in cyan
cups2

The Fleurcup feels really well made and I do like the idea of a silicone cup over TPE, so I really want it to work for me! (besides, it's PURPLE...)
Which is why I'd like to ask if anyone else has had a similar problem and how you ended up solving it?
Are there any other small folds I should try? (and which stay closed even when mostly in? >_<) Or should I just put it away for now and try again a few cycles later? Or should I just be happy that my Meluna works and write it off as not a good fit for me?

A bit about me - I'm 27, 5'3, never had sex, can fit up to 2 (small and short) fingers but not 3, about 5 or 6 cm long downstairs...



Thanks so much in advance! :)
Tags: fleurcup, insertion - painful or problems, meluna - soft
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