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07 March 2014 @ 04:04 pm
Hi all, I have searched past posts and just cant seem to find an answer to my problems.

I'm a teen virgin and have just started with the MoonCup size B and it is working alright with no problem inserting into the right place and no leaks until I try to remove it. I just cant break the suction from pinching the base so have ended up pulling it down until I can reach a finger to the rim to let the air in, which is rather uncomfortable as once suction is released most of the contents have been squashed out. Could this be to do with the small holes in the mooncup? What can I do to sort this?

I'm also wondering if the cup is too big. I'm rather small and tight and haven't yet filled the cup in 8 hours so would a smaller one, perhaps the fleurcup in small, be better for me?

I really want to get the hang of this as its so much more efficient than the alternatives.
 
phantomkat on March 7th, 2014 04:55 pm (UTC)
Well it sounds like Mooncup is right for you -> no leaks, hasn't overfilled. Besides the suction how comfortable is it for you? If it's comfortable (not too firm, not too long), doesn't leak, and doesn't overflow then I don't see the reason for switching cups.

People have had trouble with the suction of a DivaCup, and some have enlarged the holes and found there to be less suction. Perhaps you can try that?
sunnybeebop on March 7th, 2014 05:21 pm (UTC)
I have a Diva Cup... Haven't had issues with strong suction due to tiny holes. Squeezing the cup is a good way to release suction but as you mentioned, it displaces the contents! I normally reach up hold the cup just at the base and pinch slightly, to get a good grip. Then I tilt the cup side to side as I gently pull down, and kind of "walk" it out. If I just pulled straight down the suction may be uncomfortable but the tilting side to side seems to be enough for me and doesn't displace all the contents of the cup. Unless its SUPER full. Might be something to try? I'd stick with the mooncup for at least a few cycles before investing in another. I rushed out to get another cup and now I find myself going back to my diva more and more because it was a lot easier for me to use as I got over the "learning curve" !
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 7th, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, the tiny holes have a little to do with it. Try to enlarge them if you want. The holes on the cup with the largest holes are 2mm. Something like a piercing punch will probably make less ragged holes than scissors or a drill bit.

I think the flared rim has more to do with your difficulties. Compare the dimensions and capacity of your Mooncup to other cups at any of the size/capacity charts at the Community FAQ and eliminate ones that you don't think will fit you. Then use side-by-side photos to compare the shapes of those that remain and eliminate the ones whose shapes you don't like. Then pick your favorite from the ones that remain using other features that are important to you.
bklynmom on March 8th, 2014 05:51 pm (UTC)
I don't know much about the moon cup, but this sounds like you're still learning to use the cup. If you've got insertion down, you're halfway there. And a messy buttoned wise successful removal is par for the course if you're just starting as you say. Maybe try the walking down technique - where you pinch and then rock it side to side pulling it just a little downwards with each movement. Mostly, I'd say keep practicing and if you're still not happy after a few cycles, then consider another.
bklynmom on March 8th, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC)
Oop not buttoned - but otherwise
super top secret7deadlysins on March 8th, 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
It seems like the size B mooncup is a little larger than most other brands' "small" sizes. the size B mooncup was my first cup too.

but, as another user said, if it's comfortable and doesn't leak, and you don't have a problem getting it in place, then the size is fine. You'll get the hang of removing it the more you use it :)