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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!
Kathlynekathlyne on June 17th, 2014 07:38 pm (UTC)
I once heard someone describe bearing down as "screaming without letting any sound escape."

Figure out the muscles you use to stop peeing mid-flow. Now, instead of squeezing those muscles in and up, try pushing down and out.

I hope that helps.

I usually pinch the base of my cup and pull it to one side to release the suction.

Best of luck.
glioncourtglioncourt on June 18th, 2014 01:34 pm (UTC)
LOL! Thanks! :)