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02 April 2014 @ 10:57 pm
So as soon as my red small fleurcup arrived, I went to the bathroom with lube and a bunch of memorized folds for a dry run of course--I was so excited!
I tried many many folds, but the punch-down fold worked best (maybe because I am a virgin). I used lots of lube and inserted it, failing a few times (because it was really slippery, and I was scared), but in the end, after much relaxing I got it in. While I was near the end of insertion though, I felt stinging and it was quite painful, but I sucked it up, and inserted it all the way. It popped open easily, and I had no trouble with that part.
I walked around a bit, and it was REALLY uncomfortable. I think it was because of the pronounced grips and the stem which was sticking out, but I couldn't feel the rim or the upper part of the cup at all, so that was good. But, I felt like I had to urinate, which wasn't that bad, but it would be annoying if I have to feel like that every cycle. I will probably file down the grips and cut most of the stem off.
I removed it quite easily, with a little bit of pain when the grips came out. The only problem was that it was really "tight" down there, so I had a hard time fitting my finger in. I am still sore from the insertion and removal.
Now for the most surprising part, (note that that was my very first time using the cup) I took it out, and while I was cleaning it, I noticed an "x" shape about 1/2 a centimeter wide on the cup. I looked at it, and sure enough, there was a hole in the center of the small "x". What do I do? I was thinking of contacting fleurcup so I can get a replacement.
 
Luceafaraluceafara on April 3rd, 2014 04:35 am (UTC)
Phew!!! I just ran to unpack my red small Fleurcup to inspect for holes. I ordered it a few weeks ago but had not opened it up yet, since I got so many new cups. Luckily, no holes other than the airholes.

Yes, I'd contact them.
I emailed them once asking if they would ever consider producing a mini sized cup, and they responsed quite quickly.

You do know that silicone based lube is a no-no and can ruin your cup, I hope?

Also, it's normal that the first time is a bit uncomfortable to wear, because you very likely tensed up, but I hope that the pressure on your bladder is a one-off and won't persist.

Edited at 2014-04-03 04:36 am (UTC)
amalicious4 on April 3rd, 2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, I was using water-based lube :)
elisamba on April 3rd, 2014 06:29 am (UTC)
Just in case, since you're new to cups, I wanted to make sure you aren't referring to one of the four normal holes around the rim. The company should exchange a defective product. But as someone who lives in France, I should tell you that it is much harder to return merchandise here. The company may ask you to return the defective product in exchange for a new one, that will not be at all unusual for here. Let us know how it goes!
Kristina Renee EricksonKristina Renee Erickson on July 6th, 2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
Definitely relax! Have you used tampons before and if so do you remember the first time you inserted them?

It feels weird and strange and above all uncomfortable! I know in my case tensing or being nervous even will clench me to tight to get a tampon out (scraping me in the process DX). Try relaxing and just remember it wont be stuck or "lost" and you'll be fine!

I'd contact fleur about the hole, I just ordered the large red cup so Ill inspect mine to make sure it doesnt have anything wrong with it! good luck!