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I am so glad I found this forum! I've just been through the same thing as kumaradosha (http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3312416.html) was writing about. Yesterday I put my new Juju up for the first time ....

It will take a few days before my period starts, I was just testing it, and when I after 12 hours would remove it, it sat locked up against my cervix, and was not going to budge. I panicked because soon it was the weekend, and because it had already been sitting for 12 hours. Luckily I managed to get an appointment with the doctor.

After reading all the tips in her post, I have the courage to give it another go when I have made ​​anti-suction holes. There are only 4 very small holes in my JuJu, and I'll try to make them larger. In this context, my wise husband says, the holes must be completely round, otherwise they will tear after a while. Dermal punch therefore sounds like a good idea. I have found one, which is available in 2 mm. Is there anyone who knows how a dermal punch works? Must I buy one for each hole? And will the holes be relatively round and smooth?
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 12th, 2014 04:25 pm (UTC)
Looking online, this image http://www.monstersteel.com/images/PT-PUNCH-PRODUCT-003-1001.jpg shows that it's a lot like a hole punch. Put the cup down on a hard flat surface (cutting board?) and press where you want the hole to be. Will the hole that you created get stuck inside the punch? I don't know. If it does, would you be able to pick it out with something like a pin? I don't know. Would the tool stay sharp enough for all 4 of the holes? I don't know.

Let us know how it works out for you if you try it.
tibra2014tibra2014 on August 18th, 2014 09:30 am (UTC)
Perfect suction holes
I have now made ​​some very perfect suction holes. - So far so good ...

This is how I did it:
I placed the cup as a hat on top of my skin tonic, which just fits in size. I used a dermal punch like the one kuradi8 have depicted. I didn't try to make the existing holes bigger as I was afraid that it would not go well. Instead, I made 4 new 2 mm holes. I could reuse the dermal punch.

Edited:
I have now made ​​some very perfect suction holes. - So far so good ...

This is how I did it:
I placed the cup as a hat on top of my skin tonic, which just fits in size. I used a dermal punch like the one kuradi8 have depicted. I didn't try to make the existing holes bigger as I was afraid that it would not go well. Instead, I made 4 new 2 mm holes. I could reuse the dermal punch.

Edited:
Here is a picture of the cup and piercing tool. http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/tibra2014/71607916/260/260_900.jpg

I didn't manage to get a sharp image of one of the holes, but they are absolutely perfect, with no jagged edges. I have placed the new holes in the gaps between each of the four original holes.

I want to emphasize that I have no idea whether it has improved the cup or actually made ​​it worse by possibly increasing the suction. I am hoping that it will allow air into the cup when I squeeze the base of the cup to break the suction seal, but right now I mostly feel like trying a different brand, since I can only find negative references from JuJu users with a high cervix.

Edited at 2014-08-25 06:32 pm (UTC)