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14 February 2015 @ 01:58 pm
I bought a mooncup a couple weeks ago, and it came right after my last period, so I have been practicing putting it in between periods. It is impossible. I am 24 years old, not a virgin (but it's been so long, maybe I'm a born-again? ha...) In all honesty, I'm not super "in-tune" with the goings on down there, tampon insertion definitely had a learning curve when I was 16, and I am just so tight, I can only get the cup in half way, and maybe a little more when I use coconut oil, but then the cup won't open. Maybe I'll try making the holes a little bigger, but I really am struggling. I have tried standing up, with knees relaxed, or one leg up on the bathtub, and kind tried on the toilet, but was worried about dropping the cup into the toilet...I have tried all sorts of folds, punch down, origami, (C fold is an absolutely no go), the closest I get is with the origami fold, but still struggle to get it past the thicker fold. Also after trying for about ten minutes or maybe a little longer, it starts to get kind raw down there and hurt...so then I don't want to try again.

My period started last night, so I am trying to figure it out, luckily the blood didn't freak me out too much during the insertion attempts this morning, but I am just so antsy to get it to work!! Help?
 
 
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on February 14th, 2015 04:32 pm (UTC)
MCUK or US Mooncup? Either way, those are kind of bad starter cups because of the HUGE rims and firm silicone. You might want to try something less rimmy (like...every other cup out there) until you are more comfortable with cups...
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 14th, 2015 09:57 pm (UTC)
On the other hand... EVERY cup -- "rimmy" or not -- has a learning curve and I think that all of them can be equally difficult for a new cup user. Everyone has their own techniques for insertion and removal. It just takes time until you figure out what works best for you. However, small anti-suction holes can vex even a seasoned cup user so enlarging them would probably make things easier in the long run.