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09 April 2014 @ 03:50 pm
The FemmyCycle website says it's safe to use with IUDs. For removal, they just say to pull on the loop. Is this the best way to do it if I have an IUD or do I have to break suction? It doesn't have any suction holes...not sure how this works, but I don't want to mess up my IUD. I have a SUPER heavy period and tampons soak almost instantly and I go through pads like crazy. This seemed like the best cup for me and one that says it's safe for use with IUDs...Any advice or tips?
 
Meganarwen_17 on April 9th, 2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
I have a Ladycup with my Paragard and I just pull the sucker out... the suction breaks on its own on the way out, probably because the holes are bigger.

But this is just my experience.
fullof_nargles on April 10th, 2014 01:34 am (UTC)
Which size do you have? Does it adequately hold really heavy flow? I've had my paraguard for over a year, but I still occasionally get insanely heavy periods that make tampons super messy and that's why I'm interested in this no-spill cup. TMI sorry lol
Meganarwen_17 on April 10th, 2014 12:16 pm (UTC)
I have the large- it holds heavy flow pretty well, but on very heavy periods I find I still have to empty it every couple hours for the first day or two.
ramblingtomriggramblingtomrigg on April 10th, 2014 01:33 pm (UTC)
Speaking as someone who has definitely pulled out an IUD with a menstrual cup, the manufacturers pretend we don't exist. There's no proof that it happened, after all, and even when they've been informed that it's happened, they claim that they've never heard of this.

Yes, definitely be careful about breaking the seal. I was using a UK Mooncup at the time. My strings were long and hanging down, rather than tucked behind my cervix. I must have got the strings caught between the sides of the cup as I pinched them together. It was 3 in the morning, I wasn't paying attention, I just went in there and yanked it out, felt something odd, and realised that my IUD was out as well.

Since then, I've been using an IUD with menstrual cups quite happily, but I'm a lot more careful now!