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23 November 2014 @ 08:16 pm

Hello! I am new to cups and live journal!

I just started using my femmecup last night ( I tryed some dry runs before and they went great!!) But not so great today ! I went to get up and shower then I had the "Woosh" sensation and I started leaking. I attempted to remove it in the shower but when i tried it felt like my vagina was swollen around it and had trouble finding the stem. I could barely get one finger in too break the seal. After a half hour of the attempt I had to call my ( wonderfull and understanding) fiance in to help becuase i just kept getting light headed, and a big mistake of having long finger nails i kept stabbing myself. He tried breaking the seal but couldnt because it was so swollen. I finally got it out myself by squatting over the toliet and baring down really hard. It wasnt completly full, I don't know if it was because it leaked when we were trying to get it out. Is feeling swollen common?

Im 25,I always used tampons, no children and sexually active.
I havent gotten the chance to figure out where my cervix it and some times  I have painful sex if he goes in all the way. I went to the dr about that he said I had no issues. I really love the idea of the cup. I don't want to give up. Possible a cup with a ring to help get a better grip?

Thank you!!

petecarlpetecarl on November 24th, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's normal to swell when you're on period; it's part of the typical bloating/water retention of your period. I've never tried taking out my cup when standing - only squatting. It's probably the angle, and when you're sitting, it's easier for your muscles to relax. I don't think it's cause it was overflowing, it was probably just the angle.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on November 24th, 2014 04:07 am (UTC)
Ah, didn't think of it that way--my first thought when the OP mentioned swelling was that she was feeling the wall/tissues below the pubic bone and that the stem was probably sitting above it, where she couldn't reach and it felt like all the other tissue might have swelled around it. It sometimes feels like that for me when my cups have migrated upwards and I have to really fish for the stem.