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11 June 2015 @ 04:01 pm
Hello and thank you for being here. I've been reading this forum for a long time, trying to work up the nerve to get a menstrual cup and now that I finally have, I'm giving it a dry run before my periods start.

I had some trouble inserting it, but have managed on a second attempt. (And hoping I won't have any adventures with first-time taking-out!) It's quite uncomfortable, especially when I'm standing or walking (but I can't feel it if I'm sitting down), but I put it down to not getting it high enough and also newbie jitters. But I do have a question:

- I have a Silky Cup (http://www.silkycup.com/) which comes with a short stem. I can feel the stem poking me. It might be because I've inserted it at an angle, but I wanted to know if there are others here who've had trouble with a pokey stem and what they do about it. I'm not confident enough to cut it off, so that's not an option (yet).
 
Kathlynekathlyne on June 12th, 2015 11:33 pm (UTC)
Things are totally different when you are actually on your cycle. If you wear it for a cycle or two and the stem still bothers you, and you think you can remove it without the stem, then by all means cut it off. Just remember, you can always cut more off, you can't put it back, so you might not want to cut it all off at once.
janpd24 on June 15th, 2015 06:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Kathlyne, it's a relief to hear that things are different during your periods! I'm hoping the insertion/removal (especially removal) will be a bit easier too. Unfortunately, I'll miss using it during my current cycle, but I'm looking forward to trying it.

lalala331 on August 22nd, 2015 11:46 pm (UTC)
I just finished my cycle using the blossom menstrual cup, but I found that the stem was bugging me, so I cut it off. I will have to wait another month before I can try out the cup without its stem! ;)