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22 April 2015 @ 08:54 am
I bought the smaller Mooncup a couple of months ago and I really want to use it.
My problem is that I am able to, with some struggle and relativly pain-free, insert the cup. But once it is inside and expanded, it hurts. Sometimes I need to take it out right away cause it hurts so much. Once I had it overnight, but I could feel it all the time and it wasn't comfortable. I'm pretty sure it was not too low because when I was going to take it it had gone far up and I could barely reach the stem. That's also a problem, that when I take it out and pinch it to make the vaccum go away it hurts too, and it hurts during taking it out.

I am suspecting that the mooncup is too big for me, (I am not very used to penetration) Or that it has something to do with my Cervix...?

Anyone know what I should try next? And if I should buy a smaller cup, which brand do you recommend? I was thinking of a small MeLuna maybe. But I'd love your input.

Thanks in advance!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 22nd, 2015 01:56 pm (UTC)
It's not the cup, it's you. Learn to use the cup that you already have, then decide whether or not you want another based on how it fits. Skim/Read this http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ and follow the link to the Virgins Guide to Cups too.

They redesigned the Mooncup recently and I don't know if they've made the anti-suction holes around the rim bigger on the new version. If not, try enlarging them. They help with popping open and also removal.

If you can barely reach your Mooncup, then it's probably too short for you so don't be afraid of longer cups when you start shopping again. But like I said, figure out how to use the cup that you already have, THEN start looking for a new one. You'll have a better idea of what will fit/suit you then.
ashleyrose88 on April 22nd, 2015 02:41 pm (UTC)
Moon cup is one of the former cups on the market. If you continue to have pain you may want to think about a softer cup.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on April 22nd, 2015 03:28 pm (UTC)
The Mooncup is not only a firmer one, but it has that ginormous flared flange/rim. Even as a veteran cup user, that type of cup design looks painful to me. (That's why I'm surprised the US Keeper/Mooncup, with their similar designs and rock hard material, are even still on the market) Most other cups will have a lower profile rim and will feel better for you :)
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on April 22nd, 2015 03:48 pm (UTC)
i agree, it seems to be the shape. the body of the cup is also pretty narrow so your cervix might be kinda stuck there.

being used to penetration etc matters only for insertion and removal, not for actual wearing. i'm a virgin and i wear wide cups just fine. and this isn't that uncommon for heavy flow or low cervix.

note that mooncup sizes A and B stand for Before and After birth. counter-intuitive.

for removal, look at the videos on youtube (by melissa and others). even if you've seen them before, have another look now that you've got a cup. you're likely to see it very differently now.
onyzzz on April 22nd, 2015 06:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all your answers!
I tried it again today and making the airholes a little bigger really helped, I also think I was pointing in the wrong direction and tensing my muscles which made it harder.
Still need some practice but feels much better now and no pain!
tkamockingbird on April 23rd, 2015 04:34 am (UTC)
I'm so glad that you made it work for you! If the pain continues, don't be afraid to try a different cup. I know I tried a firm cup once and it was not a good situation for me, haha. Also, you might have a difficult time going from a firm cup to a Meluna. I love my Melunas, but they will definitely be harder to open compared to Mooncup. But the Melunas are a lot softer. If you are interested, I will be willing to sell you a small classic Meluna since you expressed that it something you might be looking for. Just private message me :)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on April 23rd, 2015 03:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I feel like these types of cups (giant rim, bad capacity, nonexistent airholes, super firm) like the Keeper/USMC/MCUK really have very limited markets, like professional athletes who are extremely petite with tightly packed organs and who enjoy a lot of sex. lol. I suppose the Keeper/USMC had a lock on the market before the Diva and Lunette came out but now that there are so many options available I'm kind of surprised these original designs are still around.
onyzzz on April 23rd, 2015 04:41 pm (UTC)
Yes.. Well I got it to work for me now at least. I think a big part of why they sell them still is that this brand was the only one I found that you buy physically in my town! Others you have to order.
onyzzz on April 23rd, 2015 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I appreciate your offer, tho I think if I buy another one I'll probably go with a longer like the Diva cup, since the moon cup rides very far up :)!
eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on April 23rd, 2015 06:01 pm (UTC)
For info if you're in the UK I think Holland and Barrett might stock menstrual cups too - might be worth a look if you prefer to buy from a shop rather than order
onyzzz on April 23rd, 2015 06:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Unfortunately I'm in Sweden :(
Some pharmacys have a horribly overpriced Lunette, and some natural health stores got the UK Mooncup, thats it. LoL
I'll probably buy on the internet next time!