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I've noticed a lot of people have problems with painful removal. I had this problem too, and I think I've got it figured out now. (this is just my second day) My pain wasn't caused by suction, but by the cup rim being to big. (I have a Diva cup model 1) I thought maybe it was because the opening seems to be the least stretchy part of my vagina, and I've never had anything that big down there. I had been folding it, but that made things kinda spill. So, I decided to just go really really slow. Every time it got uncomfortable, I'd stop and wait for my muscles to relax and the discomfort to subside. Just don't freak out if it twinges. Stop pulling and leave it there for a minute. When that's comfortable, go a bit further. when you get the rim right to the opening, get one side out first, then the rest. I like to get the front out first so that anything that spilled out inside can drain into the cup for a minute.
This has made things more comfortable for me, and I can even insert with the c-fold now. Good luck!

P.S.- when I say to just stop and relax for a minute, I'm talking about minor discomfort, not major pain. If it's hurting you a lot, try to fold it up as soon as you can get at it.
trejoytrejoy on April 19th, 2014 12:50 am (UTC)
Excellent advice! It may take a lot of patience, breathing and relaxation to make cups work. Sounds like you're figuring it out well!
bekareebekaree on April 19th, 2014 01:45 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) It's only my second day using it, but I've practiced a lot of folds and removal techniques in that time. I also did a "dry run" the first day I got it (late at night so I'd have the bathroom to myself, lol) but that wasn't very successful. I really irritated my parts trying to get it in and out the first time. It had me a little nervous to try again, but I read all the blogs and websites (this one was so helpful), and tried again. Now I really like it!
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on April 20th, 2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I will try this! I'm glad it works for you!

Last period the last couple days I create when removing my cup it was so irritated. :(. Then I was sore for several days afterward.
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on April 22nd, 2014 10:59 pm (UTC)
Scream not create. Silly iPod.
titaniumtrinitytitaniumtrinity on April 21st, 2014 12:32 am (UTC)
I'm hoping doing this consistently will make my body adjust to it, not sure if it's working...
bekareebekaree on April 21st, 2014 02:02 am (UTC)
Update- might be too much info.
It's my 4th day using my cup, and I seem to have gotten the hymen stretched out and my muscles relaxed enough that getting it in and out is quite comfortable now. So, if you're still having issues, know there's hope!