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14 July 2014 @ 03:04 pm
I recently got a MoonCup to replace my DivaCup, which was slightly too large. The MoonCup is far more comfortable, but it's really difficult to remove. The suction is very strong, and the rim of the cup is very firm. These things combined make it pop back open as I try and remove it. Not exactly comfortable, and rather messy!

Is there any way to fix this, perhaps make the suction weaker?
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 14th, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC)
Suction? There shouldn't be any. Read this http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ including the link under the paragraph about suction.
acanthadreamer on July 14th, 2014 10:24 pm (UTC)
Sorry, to clarify: I'm having trouble breaking the seal. I break the seal to get it most of the way out, but the cup is inflexible and and it's difficult to bend. I break the seal and it pops right back to where it was.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 15th, 2014 12:12 am (UTC)
Oh, in that case...
The Mooncup is one of a few that has a thick flared rim that is significantly stiffer than the body. The good news is that it helps seal securely, the bad news is that it can be trickier to remove. Mooncups also have teeny little anti-suction holes. They help with popping open and with breaking the seal. Once it's out, it might help to enlarge them.

It's hard to recognize from my user-pic but that yellow cup is an old Mooncup (from before they started bleaching them.) My method is to bear down to get the cup as low as possible, pinch the base to help keep it down, and then rock it out at an angle. Others have come up with their own methods. Check for replies under the removal problems tag. There's lots of good advice in there. You'll eventually combine a little of this and a little of that to come up with your own method that works for you.
acanthadreamer on July 15th, 2014 02:07 am (UTC)
The angling thing worked, thank you! MUCH more comfortable, and no mess! I'm going to enlarge the holes, too.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 15th, 2014 01:20 pm (UTC)
If by "too large" you meant that the Diva was too long, try flipping it inside out to shorten it. It's perfectly OK to wear it that way if it fits you better. And even inside out, it will have a higher capacity than your Mooncup, should you need it. The Diva is another cup with notoriously small anti-suction holes. You might want to enlarge those too.
acanthadreamer on July 15th, 2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
The Diva cup was compressing my urethra, making it hard to pee. Just a quirk of my anatomy, I guess. Other than that it was great. Anyway, I've lost it so it doesn't matter.