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23 March 2016 @ 10:25 am

Hello! This is my second full period using a Lunette 1. I used it for the tail end of a period before that. It's amazing! It is so much easier than pads and doesn't creep me out like tampons (not to mention my flow is so light that I would probably have trouble with tampons anyway). I've gotten insertion and removal down to one minute processes.

A few problems/questions:

When the cup is in, it feels like there's pressure against my vagina that makes it hurt. Not like cramps, but further down. Has anyone else experienced this? How to fix it?

I'm thinking of cutting off just like one or two segments of the stem because I need some stem to hold but it's long enough it's rubbing and sticking out. Thoughts?

Overall, it's wonderful and amazing. Thanks to the general population of this LJ for the advice!

seaweed88seaweed88 on March 23rd, 2016 05:00 pm (UTC)
My firmer cups are definitely more noticeable/pressure-y, but not outright painful. Maybe you need a softer cup?

I waited a full cycle before trimming my stem, and then I only trimmed about half of it. Better to go slowly with trimming since you can always cut more but can't glue it back together.
sophibugsophibug on March 23rd, 2016 05:02 pm (UTC)

Soreness might be a better word than pain. Does that describe what you've felt?

seaweed88seaweed88 on March 23rd, 2016 06:00 pm (UTC)
My firm cup is more just uncomfortable in the sense that it's very obviously down there. But it doesn't make me sore. The first time I removed a cup, though, I was so sore that I couldn't put it back in. But once I watched a few YouTube videos on how to painlessly remove a cup, things got much better.
sophibugsophibug on March 23rd, 2016 06:21 pm (UTC)

Removal is pretty painless unless I lose my grip on the c fold just as I get to my vaginal opening--My hymen is not all out of the way and ouch.

awesome_12345 on March 24th, 2016 01:34 pm (UTC)
Does the stem stick out for your whole period? Then cut off 1-2 segments. If it doesn't stick out your whole period or you don't know, cut only 1 segment so you can be comfortable.
sophibugsophibug on March 25th, 2016 02:51 am (UTC)

I can reach it the whole time but for one or two days last time it was just inside instead of sticking out. I figure I can cut off 1 and then try it for another period.

citrinesunset: Fountain pencitrinesunset on March 25th, 2016 12:18 am (UTC)
I never want to just suggest ignoring discomfort, but if it's not bad and it doesn't feel like the cup is in wrong, it could just be you getting used to the cup. I had a feeling like this when I first started using my Diva Cup, but it went away pretty quickly once I got used to having a cup in.
sophibugsophibug on March 25th, 2016 02:53 am (UTC)

Good to know. I was worried it meant it was too big/small and was overly stretching me out/too close to my cervix. It does seem to be less bad as I keep using it. Now I forget that it's there a lot, which never happened my first day.