missourigirlie (missourigirlie) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Cervix and suction issues

I am desperately trying to become a cup user. It's taken me several months and two different cups to even be able to have questions to ask.I have only been able to insert the cup twice: the first time I got so freaked out about having it in even though I've used tampons regularly, that I immediately took it out. The second time, a few days ago on my 1st day of my period, I got it in and made myself keep it in for an hour and a half before taking it out. Now whenever I put the cup in, the entire stem and the bottom of the cup sit outside of my vagina. The stem is even as low as a tampon string would be. I have tried kegaling it up and pushing it up farther but with no luck. I know that my cervix sits low throughout my cycle except when I'm ovulating. Even now on my 4th day of my period, my cervix is only about an inch high. Is there such a thing has having too low of a cervix for cups? By the way, I use a sckoon cup, size small. My first cup was a diva size 1 before I knew other cups existed. I was never able to insert that one. The only fold I've been able to insert with is the origami fold. I am also 27, no kids, not a virgin.

The other issue I'm having is with turning and suction. When I try to insert it and get it into place as best as I can, I try turning the cup to create the suction, but I can't get the cup to suction. As long as I turn the cup, it will keep spinning. I try to feel around to find a place where it hasn't popped open but I can't find one. I also have never heard the suction sound, but when I feel alongside the cup it feels like my cervix is in it and the cup doesn't feel unopened. The one time I was able to leave the cup in, I didn't have any leaking issues and the cup collected fluid.
I really want to be successful with this; especially considering the time and money I've put in to this! Not to mention that I am so ready to be done with tampons and pads!
Tags: first time use, insertion - painful or problems, stem length/trimming
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