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The Femmycycle says that it is safe to use with an iud. It does not say to break suction. The directions say to just pull it out slowly with the ring. The suction breaks as it comes out (kind of scary cuz it feels like you're gonna pull your vagina inside out). Could a cup lower an iud or take it out with just suction? Or is it usually because the string gets caught between the cup and your fingers?

This is my first time using a cup and my period is so much longer than usual and way more crampy...so I'm a bit concerned with my iud dislodging. The strings are there and I don't feel it poking out of my cervix, but I'm just a bit worried cuz the first few times I used a cup there was a lot of pressure on my cervix and some pain up there when pulling it out.
Current Mood: worriedworried
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 12th, 2014 11:44 am (UTC)
Short answer: I don't know.

Long answer: The Femmycycle is unique. Off the top of my head, it's the only one whose body is wider than the rim. That rim is meant to fold and unfold in and out. And there are no anti-suction holes.

As an experienced cup user, I don't know if its design is better that the others -- or just "different." I can understand how and why there is more suction created by Femmycycle during removal -- and therefore more painful. Could that suction also pull out an IUD? I don't know. In my mind, the more likely scenario is that someone might accidentally grab the strings and then mistake dislodging pain for suction pain and keep pulling. But that's pure conjecture on my part.

As for crampy -- I don't think our bodies cramp more or less just because we use various kinds of period products. I have a long-winded theory that I'll spare you, but the bottom line and old wives' tale is to drink a lot more water before and during your period so that your overall hydration level makes your flow easier to pass.

Since this is your first cycle, you're still in the dreaded learning curve but compare your cup to others using size/capacity charts and also photos for shape -- and try to figure out if you think another style might suit you better. You don't seem to be having any size issues with length or width. But my favorite analogy is that even though the shoes you bought are the right size, sometimes you get a pair that just refuses to break in and get comfortable. mc_sales is a good place to buy, sell and trade gently used cups that didn't work out.