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heidiwashere
March 27th, 2016, 07:09 pm
Still looking for my goldilocks cup, with a new revelation

Hi,

Not only am I new to this page, I am totally new to LiveJournal--having just broken up with Facebook. LOL. Bear with me, as I am trying to navigate this "way of social media".

My history: five vaginal births, very heavy (nearly hemorrhaging on day 2) flow. Tried cups about 10 years ago--had no real success, and gave up until a few months ago. I first used the Keeper (that was 10 years old, but barely used). I liked the firmness okay, but it was so dried up (ha ha!) that I had to throw it out, and wasn't super happy with it. Tried the Lunette 2--okay, but struggled with folds until I found the punch fold. Still, it slipped down too much. I then got the Sckoon, thinking the width was better--but oh, my--way too soft. I could never get it to open, regardless of the folds I tried. I guess I squeezed it shut. Finally got the Super Jennie--even worse regarding the ability to open it. So far, the Lunette, turned inside out and folded properly, opens the easiest--but isn't lovely, just tolerable. It slides down as well.

I have always considered my cervix high--I have only previously been able to even touch it once. Today--during my day 2--I realized that not only is my cervix NOT high--it is dangly! This COULD explain the problem I have had with every cup--it slides out. I cannot get out of the bathroom without feeling it slide down. IF I get it in "right" on the first day--stuck way in on the first day and up and to my left--it is fine. Once I empty them--they no longer will stay in.

I was strongly thinking I'd order a FemmyCycle. I thought the bulbous shape might be a good bet, and I liked the capacity. Due to my murder-scene-aftermath on day 2, I assumed the capacity of the regular size was the way to go. Now, figuring out my dangly cervix, should I assume to go with the low-cervix model--but what happens with capacity then? At any rate, I am now feeling like going back to square one due to finding out the cervix dangles starting day 2.

Does the dangly cervix explain why the cups slide out? What are my "new" options now with this information?

Please help, and forgive if this question was asked repeatedly but I cannot find it! I am so desperate to make this work. Tampons have been giving me so much pain due to the dryness, I think. Plus, on day 2--I have to change them every 15-20 minutes.
 
 
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on March 28th, 2016 04:31 pm (UTC)
If you decide that the SuperJennie is your best bet for capacity, here are some folds that might help with popping open. I SWEAR by the labial fold for all my extremely soft cups! I rarely have any issue with my cups failing to pop open now:
https://menstrualcupforteens.wordpress.com/folds-and-insertion/
(As a general rule, the more complex the fold, the more easily it will pop open. A lot of users report that punchdown folds don't always pop back up and they have a hard time feeling the rim enough to know if it has popped back up)
heidiwashere: pic#126020360heidiwashere on March 28th, 2016 07:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the idea. Usually, I can actually get them to open, but they stay flat because my walls are apparently restricting them from opening fully. I understand the person suggesting they need air in there, but even if I can get it to open lower, and it seems air got in, it still folds in half after I bear down and push it up. But I will try more of the folds--thanks for the idea to keep trying.
heidiwashere: pic#126020360heidiwashere on March 29th, 2016 11:33 am (UTC)
Nope--I can make the labial fold, but it won't pop open, either. It kind of unfolds, but sits kitty-wampus/helter skelter askew then.

I also did order the Ben wa balls--that seems to be my last hope. While some days during my period the Lunette 2 stays up and us "less flattened" inside, it is the luck of the draw about either. I really wanted this to work, but tired of the frustration. Due to all my attempts Sunday to get any of them to actually unfold at least partially, and to stay in, I am sore.