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Hey everyone. I have been searching the internet for this question but can't seem to find anyone who relates.

This is my second cycle using the Lunette cup size 1, and I cannot, for the life of me, get this cup to open properly while sitting on the toilet. Although, when I lay on the floor on my back, I can slide it in and it pops open completely on the first try. Yet when on the toilet, I can still feel a dent when I run my finger around it and it never feels sealed. If I think it's good while on the toilet, then I lay down on the floor to make sure, pull my legs up and I hear the whoosh of air signaling its opened completely and sealed.

I have a really high cervix (the cup AND stem pretty much disappear after a while of wearing it). I really don't want this to be my only option of getting it to seal properly as that is really awkward in public or at other people's houses. I've tried angling my body in all kinds of directions on the toilet, but I never hear the "sealing air" sound until I lay on my back.

Any suggestions?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 30th, 2016 08:24 pm (UTC)
If you haven't already, read the paragraph about Insertion at http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ and skim/read the rest for other helpful hints too.
ysalkeld on January 30th, 2016 11:09 pm (UTC)
i don't know that i necessarily know how high my cervix is, but i use a lunette 2, with a trimmed stem and it definitely retracts upwards when i insert. my only suggestion is to kind of rock it back and forth from the base of the stem (is what i do) i don't run my finer up unless i'm trying to swipe slobber away (my canal seems small as my kids were taken via c-section) hope this might help? i'm one of those who had pretty immediate success with my first cup (just got sckoon bc it was on special with zulily and i'm trying it out on my light days/end of cycle and so far so good:)

good luck:) it's so worth it!
bklynmom on January 31st, 2016 01:28 pm (UTC)
If lifting your legs up works, could you squat after inserting? That might still be awkward but easier than lying down!
m03m on February 1st, 2016 05:24 pm (UTC)
Some of us do a little wiggly dance after inserting the cup, or a couple of squats. That might work for you, too.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on February 1st, 2016 05:59 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I can't reach my cups most of the time without going into a full on sumo squat--which means my only options for emptying are, pretty much, bathtubs (or single-seater bathrooms in emergencies). Thankfully, since I've started taking Vitamin E daily, my flow has gotten a bit less heavy so I generally only need to empty in the morning and evening.