sabreeeeeeena (sabreeeeeeena) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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High cervix, can't get proper suction

Hello! I have just started using menstrual cups, and am now in the dreaded learning curve. I am having some problems with creating a proper seal with my lunette model 1. Insertion is getting a little easier now (I've successfully inserted the cup 2x now, out of my 3 total attempts - pretty good i think!) but I'm still getting some minor leaking. I'm 20, virgin, and a regular tampon user. Before using the cup, I've tried to locate my cervix and realized that it's pretty high up - I can't even reach it on, or off my period. As a result, in order for my cup to feel comfortable I have to insert it pretty high up, to the point where I can't reach the stem (uncut) if I don't bear down a bit. Since the cup sits so high, I feel like I can't do the "twist" to create a seal. I can't even run my finger along the sides of the cup to see if it has popped open since my pubic bone is in the way. Any tips for me? Or is this just a matter of getting used to the cup?

fyi: im using the punchdown fold.
Tags: cervix position, first time use, insertion, insertion - folding methods, leakage & spotting, lunette, popping open, seal & suction
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