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03 February 2015 @ 08:56 pm
I just ordered a few new cups last month and I am trying them out this month. I am using a small Sckoon and I am wondering if anyone else has trimmed the stem ona a Sckoon. I normally have to cut and file all of ny stems, but I'm wondering if the Scookn will be too hard to reach without the stem since it's so small.
trejoytrejoy on February 4th, 2015 06:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, you might want to wait until you're sure you don't need it. Why do you want to trim it, does the stem stick out? Because of my low cervix, I have trimmed pretty much all the cup stems except the Sckoon. It was so flexible that I could not feel it at all.
beachlover8505beachlover8505 on February 4th, 2015 09:42 am (UTC)
It is very flexible, but I still feel it sticking out and moving when I walk. It causes irritation. I switched cups and it took a few hours to feel better, which is what happens with my other cup stems. They all stick out and cause pain until I cut them, and it takes a while for it to go away, even after switching cups. The pain wasn't anywhere near as bad as other stems, but it's enough to have to remove the cup. I thought it was weird for it to stick out since the cup was so short, and it seems like no one cuts the stem, but maybe I just didn't place it properly.I think I'll try it one more time just to see if maybe I placed it wrong before cutting it. Thanks so much!
trejoytrejoy on February 4th, 2015 11:55 pm (UTC)
Have you tried locating your cervix? It makes sense, if you have a low cervix, that the stem would stick out. If you DO have a low cervix, you ought to be able to remove the cup easily enough without the stem, as the other replies suggest.
dhrachthdhrachth on February 4th, 2015 02:47 pm (UTC)
I cut the stem off my Sckoon without any problems. I didn't even have to file the nub down since I could get the scissors almost flush with the base of the cup. I'd make sure the base of the cup stays low enough for you to grab first, but if it's irritating you definitely trim it.
Ashcarefree on February 4th, 2015 07:34 pm (UTC)
I cut the stem off my small sckoon. I can still grab the cup with no problems.
beachlover8505beachlover8505 on February 5th, 2015 12:42 pm (UTC)
I think my cervix is pretty low, I haven't really checked for it though. I checked the cup though and I can reach it without reaching for the stem, so I think I'll be okay to cut it. I was a little surprised that it would stick out since it's so short, and I hadn't seen where anyone had to trim theirs. I'm glad to see others have trimmed them with no problem. Thanks for replying everyone!
annalisha on February 8th, 2015 01:16 am (UTC)
Inside out before trimming?
Just a thought, but if you already know you don't necessarily need the stem, would it help to try it inside out first (before cutting the stem)? That (inversion) may naturally shorten the cup a little bit too, so that it isn't sitting in quite the exact same way. But please know that I am so seriously new at MCs that it may not be the right choice. (Although I have seen nothing to indicate that there is a problem with inverting cups, "if it works for you" seems to be the motto on the forums.) :)
beachlover8505beachlover8505 on February 17th, 2015 03:02 am (UTC)
Re: Inside out before trimming?
I actually trimmed it and it worked great! I find them extra slippery if I invert them, but I appreciate all of the suggestions! Thanks so much everyone!