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Hello all! So glad to see this comm exists. I just bought a MoonCup, size B (I'm 26, not a virgin, no kids) and am using it for the first time--or trying to, anyway. I'm still trying to find the right fold/insertion method, but when I finally get it in there it seems to go way too far up of its own volition. Like, I haven't trimmed the stem at all and I can barely reach it to remove it. Furthermore, I can very much feel it and it's uncomfortable, and I know you're not supposed to be aware of it at all, much like a tampon (right??).

It seems to be doing its job--it's not leaking, at least--but I'm still pretty sure I'm doing something wrong. I really wanna make this work because I'm stubborn and I spent $30 on this...any thoughts??? (Sorry if this stuff has been addressed before!)
Ashatenlegspider on March 28th, 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
The diagrams in the literature are misleading. For some of us the cup sits as low as in the picture, but that happens if you have a low cervix, not way up above the cup like in the picture. It sounds like yours is high and the cup is just making it's way up there. That bit isn't a problem, except that you'll need to bear down and maybe experiment with different positions (like a deep squat) for removal.

You shouldn't feel it though, at least not to it's uncomfortable. How does it feel? Crampy? Like you need to pee? (Normally I'd mention pinchy, but that comes from having the stem hanging out with your labia and it doesn't sound like that's you!)
🌹: TV - Orphan Blackla_petite_singe on March 28th, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
A bit like I need to pee, yes. And just sort of very...there. Not a sharp pain, but like it doesn't belong. Sorry, there's no classy way to phrase this. D:
Ashatenlegspider on March 28th, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)
If you feel like you need to pee, it's likely that there's pressure on your urethral sponge/g-spot. Do some exploration without the cup in so you know where it is (it'll be not very far in and towards your belly, and there's a lot of folding there that gives it a rough feel, also you'll know when you press on it!), and also make sure you know which direction your vagina goes because people often think it's up towards the head.

Hopefully if you keep it from sticking into your g-spot it'll be fine. I haven't had to deal with repositioning mine so I don't know much of what's involved, but you can try different angles going in and experiment with different folds which might give you more control and/or affect how it opens.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 28th, 2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
If you compare your Mooncup to the other brands at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or any of the other charts at the Community FAQ, you'll see that it has quite a short body. While you're at the FAQ, also read the posts about Myths. And check out the fitment guidelines at the link above.

As others have said, it's no big deal if your cup migrates way up there -- as long as you don't have trouble reaching it for removal. And as long as you don't have a "dangly" cervix that doesn't leave much room in a short-bodied cup for flow.

If you think you'd like another cup, don't rush out and buy another quite yet. Get through the dreaded learning curve with the one that you already have. And then you'll have a better idea of what length, width, capacity, shape and other features you'll want (or want to avoid) in your next one.