Mashy (mlleeclair) wrote in menstrual_cups,

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Lunette cup is uncomfortable

Hello everyone! I've been reading so many posts on this very helpful community as I've started using my menstrual cup, and I'm so glad this place exists!

Unfortunately, I'm still having some problems. I'm 20, virgin, using a small lunette cup. The learning curve has been tough on me. I never used tampons or anything, and my vagina was not used to having anything up there. Two cycles ago, I couldn't get the thing in at all, there was some bleeding, I'm guessing my hymen broke. Next cycle I got it in, woo! I wore it for about two days, but it was pretty uncomfortable, to the point when I switched back to pads for the rest of the cycle. I just got my period again yesterday and tried with the cup again, but the same problems are happening, so I decided to come here, because I must be doing something wrong.

First of all, my cervix is really low, so I know I have to get it sort of inside the cup, but I'm not sure if that's happening. I use the punch down folding method, and I do have trouble opening it sometimes, but I think it does open and seal sometimes, too. It does leak, though. Not tons, but enough that I know something isn't working.

Here's my main problem: I can always feel it. I know you're not supposed to be able to tell it's there, really, if you've got it in correctly, but I am always very aware of its presence. Sometimes I feel like it's going to fall out, or a lot of times it feels like I need to pee when I don't. I can especially feel it when I sit down, and it just feel super awkward and uncomfortable.

I would love to keep this cup and not have to buy another, but this is really getting to me. I don't want to keep using pads, but they're so much easier! Any help for where my positioning might be going wrong?
Tags: insertion - painful or problems, leakage & spotting, lunette, popping open, seal & suction
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