I would really appreciate some council on an issue I'm having I'm a 26 year old virgin (not sure it matters but everyone else is saying it, so why not). I have used my keeper mooncup a few times with mixed results. Still going through the learning curve. I've been able to mostly resolve my insertion/removal issues with perusing these and other forums. But there are a couple of issues I'd like some personalized advice for.
I can't really tell how high/low my cervix is. There have been a couple of times that removal was very easy and painless, once I figured out how to break the seal. I can't pinch the base (suction doesn't break for some reason) and I can't really fit more than one finger in comfortably, so I typically have to go in kinda deep and push the rim in to break the suction. One time, though, it was so high up that I had my finger in to the knuckle and I could just play at the stem. I had to learn some things about birth to push it down low enough to get it out. It was an all day process as it would get too frustrating for me to continue. I'm really frightened of that happening again. I have a really heavy three day flow. So if I don't empty it every 4-5 hours, it overflows. But it hasn't always been that high up, so I'm not sure what that means or how I should approach the cup most effectively.
My biggest problem though is releasing. The problem is twofold I have trouble getting it to open. I have to finagle it a lot to get it to open. My shortest time doing this has been 5 minutes, but it's taken up to 30. Pushing on it, turning, pulling down, pushing up, wiggling, angling, jiggling, singing Patsy Cline songs. Then, once it does finally open up, oh my god does it hurt. It pulls on my cervix like I stuck a vacuum cleaner against it. It also feels like I have really bad gas and pressure. Usually it subsides after 20 minutes or so, and I kinda took it as a part of mooncuping. But today it was too much and it wouldn't go away, so I took it out. It occurred to me that I may be doing something wrong, or not understanding my anatomy enough to do it right? Anyways, I would love it if I could get some advice. Thank you so much in advance!