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15 October 2015 @ 07:34 pm
Finally, I found a cup that does not leak for me even when it gets crushed. I'm still using my Si-bell for day 1 of my period because it helps with cramps and I use it almost daily for discharge collection so it still remains my favorite and most used cup, but the Lilycup now qualifies as my goldilocks. Almost.

I have crushed the Lilycup numerous times without leaking. I can feel the cup crushing sensation where the cup gets completely smashed and the rim is hanging onto my cervix for dear life, but I still get no leaks and I can just pinch the base, wiggle it, then push down on my vaginal wall to reinflate it. The cup is pretty large for a small cup so it stays in place even when it gets so crushed that the seal breaks. However, I noticed that no matter what I try, I cannot get the Lilycup to fully open inside me.

The punch down fold is the most difficult. It remains punched down no matter what, and I have plenty of experience getting soft cups to open so this is a new struggle for me. The fold I'm using now is the seven fold, which opens up once I pull the cup almost completely out and then push it back up and "lock" it around my cervix. However there is always a big dent in the cup, and I cannot push down far enough on my vaginal walls to fully inflate it. When I push on the dent I can tell that this allows the cup to collapse easily, so I want to try and figure out a method to get the cup fully open inside me.

I've read the page on cup troubleshooting but the Lilycup is such an unusual kind of cup that I figured it would be best to ask for help specific to this cup. Does anyone have any advice?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 16th, 2015 12:42 pm (UTC)
It should un-crush as it fills. In the mean time, if it doesn't leak, don't worry about it. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on October 16th, 2015 01:31 pm (UTC)
My pubic bone sits really high so it would kind of crush my Lily as well. Didn't seem to impact performance. As Kuradi said I wouldn't worry about it.

As for folds, the 7 fold and the half-diamond were the two I could get to work (whatever their rolling/spiral fold that they recommended...that never worked for me)
perideaux on October 17th, 2015 08:55 am (UTC)
It's been another day and still no leaks (other than an overflow which was my fault) so I'm sure you're right. While it's not leaking when it gets crushed there's this uncomfortable "crunch" sensation...it feels exactly like you would expect it to feel for a cup to get crushed inside, except it feels more "prominent" than my other cups for some reason. Since all my other cups would leak when this happened it immediately evokes a panic response which is really bumming me out because the cup is perfect otherwise but I'm sure I'll get used to it...

I'll try the half-diamond fold next and see if it opens easier. I'm starting to get more annoyed with the amount of time it takes to open the cup than the weird cup crunch feeling.