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12 June 2014 @ 02:01 am
So my she cup came in yesterday. And I very happily sterilised it and went in for a dry run.
As comfortable and happy as I was, now it refuses to come out.
I've tried inserting my finger over and under and from all sides. Standing, sitting squatting, lying down. I'm able to get my finger to the rim and also able to break the suction. But I'm not able to pull it out as some part of my anatomy is getting in the way. My insides are raw, and im on the verge of tears, also cramping.
Please please. . Any help or advice would be appreciated.
elisamba on June 12th, 2014 06:27 am (UTC)
[Hug] Do you have lube? Or oil - not to be used on a regular basis, but just this once to help you out?

First off - ignore the ball stem. Once you break the suction, inch your fingers up both sides while pinching the *base of the cup* firmly. You can breathe deeply and keep your jaw muscles slack while bearing down. People often associate bearing down with not breathing but you can do both! (It's one technique in opera singing, believe it or not!)

I just had this funny mental image of singing opera while removing my cup...

Once the suction is gone, you'll feel the cup folding in on one side. Try to get that side facing up, because the cup is probably catching on the pubic bone. As soon as you can, refold it slightly between your middle and forefinger and thumb and the little indentation will ease the cup past the pubic bone.

As long as you feel the indentation facing backwards, towards the rectum, don't pull the cup out yet. If you did, its fullest side would catch on the pubic bone.

My first time removal took almost an hour, then the second time, about one minute. Now - about 10 seconds. It will never be as fast as just pulling out a tampon, there's a little art to it. Don't get discouraged, try to have a sense of humour about it, though it can be hard! You're almost there!

PS Dry runs are misleading because a full cup loses its suction 10 times easier than an empty one, and also the blood acts like a lubricant. So don't get discouraged - it will be different when you are actually on your period.