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31 March 2016 @ 10:16 am
Hello,

For context, I am 32, and have had a c-section but no vaginal births. I've been lurking here for a while, and have tried to trouble shoot on my own.

I've been using a Lunette Size 1 cup for a few month now pretty successfully (after removing the very pokey stem on day 2 - ouch!). There have been some issues with getting it to open properly. It just feels too soft inside, and even by pushing on the back of my wall and using the 7 and origami folds; it never felt truly open and round, but seemed to work.

However, I went off of birth control this month to prep for pregnancy soon, so my cycle is much heavier this month. I'm thinking that maybe the popping problems I was having never really resolved and now that the flow is heavier it is no longer working. I'm getting major gushes, but the cup is still partially full when I pull it out to reinsert.

Complicating this problem is that I must have a very high cervix - the cup naturally goes very far up, to the point that I have to really bear down to get ahold of it for removal, and sometimes it takes a while to grab enough of the bottom to get it. This also makes it difficult to check for a good seal because it's really hard to reach in there and I feel like I'm going to dislocate a finger or wrist trying to reach so far.

Is it the cup size? Technique? Any ideas?

Thanks!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 31st, 2016 05:18 pm (UTC)
Compare the cup you have to other sizes and brands using the size charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or any of the other charts found online. Only you can tell how much wider/narrower, longer/shorter, softer/firmer, pointier/blunter, etc you want your next cup to be and what kind of stem (if any at all) you think would be most comfortable for you.

Since the small Lunette goes up so high, figure out if you'd like another short cup with a long stem or a long cup with a short stem.

There are nearly 30 brands of cups to choose from nowadays plus a wide array of generics (same cup sold under a variety of names) and kncok-offs.

PQN likes and recommends short cups with long stems that are ultra-soft and squishy. Decide for yourself whether you share her preferences or if you think something different would suit you.