mintleifs (mintleifs) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Can insert 4 fingers but not the cup

That, basically, is my story. I thought if I could insert four fingers, the cup should go in fine but it won't. Now it could be my angle is wrong but the cup won't even go in halfway. I can't get the whole rim in. When I try, it pushes against the delicate tissue around it and hurts. I suppose I need to do a sort of hemming and hawing, slowly getting one side then the other in. But I can't see when the cup is blocking all my view. I can get four fingers in at once just fine without looking.

I tried coconut oil as lubricant and it did hurt a little less but it still wouldn't go in. I don't know that there's much else I can do except keep trying over and over. But if there's anything you think I'm missing, I will try it if I can. Thanks!

(I'm using the mooncup which I read is "rimmy". Is there anyone else who absolutely could not get the mooncup in but could get other cups in? I can't afford another cup but maybe the one I have just won't work.)

Update: Oh my. Oh my. Oh my. I got it in!!! Oh my goodness. I am just - collapses. I could hardly even feel it, except the stem was hurting me so I'm going to cut it partially or all the way out. I have no idea how it finally got in. I guess all the finger practice worked.

Removal was ... not easy. I took about fifteen minutes and it hurt but it was a lot easier than insertion.
Tags: insertion, insertion - folding methods, insertion - painful or problems, lubricant, mooncup (uk)

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