mmarybethh (mmarybethh) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Noob in need of advice

Okay so quick info on me: 20, virgin, cervix is kinda low (it's 2 knuckles in), have moderate flow, and I'm somewhat physically active (trying to run/exercise more). I've been reading everything I could about menstrual cups for the past month or two, and I also ordered a small sckoon cup based on it's size and it's availability to me.

I just started my period Sunday and this is my first try using it. Ahah wow yea the first day was...interesting. It hurt going in but I managed to get it up there ok, but the rest of the time it was very uncomfortable/awkward sitting and I was very aware of it. Then came the removal. Hooolyyy mothER that thing hurt like nothing I have ever experienced before!!! I was so sore from that whole ordeal and cramping really bad that I didn't try again until the next evening.
Thankfully inserting was easier but I have trouble turning it or being able to check to feel if it's sealed properly. Also as I was washing my hands I felt a really weird feeling like it had just popped open but not sure if that's what it was or not. (Has anyone had something similar ??) When standing or sitting the stem almost pokes out, and is pretty irritating, so I am thinking of trimming it but am a little afraid of not being able to get it out after it's trimmed. Removing tonight was better than before but still difficult/messy. (I'm guessing it's b/c I just haven't quite mastered it yet.)

I plan on continuing to use it the rest of my period but I am questioning if it is the right cup for me. When I wear it I can really feel it and get odd cramps from it. I have been leaking some but figured it's because I'm still new to this. Also I watched a youtube video where one girl said she thought the sckoon cup felt cheap and this made me nervous so not sure about that. I was thinking of maybe trying the ladycup, si-bell, or lunnette but I'm not sure yet. Basically I really love the idea of using a cup but I want to find my goldilocks one and can't wait to get past the learning curve!
Tags: buying decisions, cramps, first time use, leakage & spotting, popping open, removal - painful or problems, sckoon, sckooncup, sports/physical activities

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