amj227 (amj227) wrote in menstrual_cups,

First Time Problems

Hi guys! I finally caved and ordered a cup (Small LadyCup), and it arrived the day after I started my period! I was so excited to try it out. I had a little bit of trouble getting it in, but I knew about the dreaded learning curve. Finally, I managed to get it in, and it opened up perfectly! It felt like once it opened up, it kind of got "sucked up" into my body? Is that normal? I wore it for a few hours with NO leakage, and I couldn't feel it at all! So far so good... but then came the removal. I trimmed about 1/3 of the stem off since I read that they are usually too long. I think this was a terrible move on my part. I could hardly reach the stem, let alone try to reach the base of the cup. I think the fact that I am a virgin made this way more difficult, too because I was stretching myself all which ways trying to get my fingers jammed up inside there. It's like it got sucked up too far inside my body.. Maybe I have a high cervix? I kept bearing down and trying again, but it never seemed to budge. Even when I managed to pinch the base, the suction wouldn't break. It was terrible! Is it normal for the cup to sit kind of high? Also when I finally maneuvered it out, the stem got STUCK on something (my hymen? Is that possible?) and stretched it until I moved it out of the way. I'm super disappointed in my first experience, especially since I paid $30 for this demon plunger. That's a lot on my poor college kid budget! haha I know it will pay for itself if I can get the hang of it, but I am so afraid to put it back inside me because I had such a hard time getting it out. Any advice?

To sum up my questions: Is it normal for it to get "sucked up"?
How high is it supposed to sit inside me?
Any tips for making removal easier?
Tags: first time use, removal - painful or problems, virginity
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