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Hello all! I just recently started using the model one Lunette cup but I'm having some problems and I'm not sure how to fix them. I've done a lot of research about cups and the learning curve but I still can't seem to find anything that matches my scenario so here goes! I have a long vagina (I recently learned this when researching cups) I can't even reach my cervix with my middle finger fully extended, which isn't a problem except that the stem of my cup seems to be pinching/poking me inside.

Most of the posts I've read about this say to trim the stem to make it shorter and more comfortable because the stem tends to poke outside on the labia. For me however, when the cup is inserted into the most comfortable place the stem is completely inside me by almost the length of my finger to the first knuckle (1.5 cm give or take) which makes me think it isn't necessarily the stem that I'm feeling. I'm afraid if I cut the stem I won't be able to reach the cup because at this point I need the stem to pull it the cup down enough to even think about grabbing the bottom of the actual cup...

SOOO I'm at a loss as to what to do. I really want to love my cup but it always seems to be poking or prodding me in some way, is it something that I'm not doing right or do you think it really is the stem that I'm struggling with? Any advice would be lovely especially from those of you with cervix's that are wayyy up there! Thanks ladies!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 11th, 2014 09:18 pm (UTC)
No, don't trim it. If you're not absolutely sure, then don't. You can always trim it later but you can never put any back.

Instead: Take the cup out, turn it a quarter turn and re-insert. That will allow the flat-tab stem to bend in the direction that it wants so it will be more comfortable. | instead of - or vice versa. Or \ instead of / or vice versa. Hang in there, you'll figure out which way it feels most comfortable in no time.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 11th, 2014 10:20 pm (UTC)
Get a Si-Bell! It has a much longer, softer, and thinner stem, so even if it does rest against your wall (which it could if, like me, you have a cervix that's more to one side than in the center) it won't really bother you. Also, I believe the Si-Bell has better capacity.
Serpent: suomiserpent_849 on August 12th, 2014 12:32 am (UTC)
i've heard this numerous times about the lunette. just saying.
@OP, you can try to cut just the very tip of the stem? maybe see if you can trim it from l_l to l/ ? also, spin your cup after insertion in case you'll find a more comfortable placement.
lovelorlo on August 12th, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)
Thanks for the advice! I will try putting it in so the stem is going the other direction and see if that helps. As for spinning it, once the cup is in it is so far up that I can't reach it to spin, so hopefully the change of direction and possibly trimming the stem to a different end shape helps!
elisamba on August 12th, 2014 11:10 am (UTC)
If you decide to go for a longer cup, sounds like you can go for the longest ones, like Diva or Gaia. Then you can flip it inside out and have just the smooth, blunt end facing downwards. This made a world of difference for me, no stem at all, not even grip rings. As long as the length is there, you can pinch the bottom and get it out.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 12th, 2014 04:38 pm (UTC)
Obviously I'm not familiar with OP's cervical anatomy but for me, not only would that not help (still can't reach the cup base without a stem), but if her pubic bone sits high, she will need more of a short cup/long stem combination so that the bone doesn't pinch the base of the cup and take away from the capacity/ability to seal. That's why I'm such a fan of the Si-Bell :)