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17 June 2014 @ 01:05 am
I'm a complete newbie to the menstrual cups. Only found out about them a couple of months ago, and tried out mine for the first time yesterday. I live in Brazil, and got a local brand that a friend recommended.

So two days, and I've had the same removal problems I've read in other posts here. Found out my cervix is high even at the start of my period! Last time I removed my cup, I tried to pinch the base and couldn't... I actually heard a "pop" when it finally came out! And of course the contents flew out (lucky I was in the shower).

I've read the responses on other posts and I still have to try some of the suggestions.... One thing though.... English isn't my first language (although I consider myself fluent enough) and I'm not sure I understand what "bearing down" is.... I initially thought it might be like squatting. But I've read users reference both as different positions, so I'm confused! Sorry! If someone could describe it to me! Google was no help!

One other thing is sometimes I think I can feel the rim of the cup inside... Like a weird soft cramp sensation, not really painful, just there, like a tiny pressure.... Am I being paranoid!? Because the feeling goes away... It's not there always!
glioncourtglioncourt on June 17th, 2014 01:36 pm (UTC)
It *is* the InCiclo! Wow! I'm amazed you knew that!

Yes, the friend that recommended it to me said she had to remove the stem on hers because the cup was too long.... I still have to reach in to get to my stem, so... I also read someone commenting they sometimes reached in for the rim to help pull it out.... I tried that, but I can't reach it. So,that's how I figured my cervix is high.

Last night after posting this was actually the hardest removal yet... But I wanted to break the seal before getting it out (something I hadn't been able to do yet)... So I didn't insist on pulling the stem once I got a grip on it. It took me practically 30 minutes but I was able to do it! I was struggling because once I thought I could reach the base comfortably and pinch it, it just ended up sliding back to its original place!

I'll try using my muscles next time! Although I don't really know if I have that much control with them!

I love the idea of this cup, I really want to make it work.

Thanks for the advise!

Edited at 2014-06-18 09:33 pm (UTC)