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05 April 2016 @ 03:55 am
Hi, I'm a 21 years old and I just got my first cup. I got a Mooncup because a friend suggested it so bad, she was so happy I couldn't wait to be that much happy.
Anyways, as always, I had a little trouble putting the cup in and removing it, just because I was being a little naive and I thought it wouldn't hurt at all.
So after I panicked a bit and re-calm myself, I started to feel worried about the fold. I use a tulip fold because I'm very tight at the opening, and the U fold just hurts too bad. The fact is that I insert it very slowly to avoid the pain, but doing so I can't hear it "pop". I read somewhere that one should twist the cup to ensure it's really open, but I can't reach enough to twist the cup without hurting. So the "pop" is really necessary? If I don't hear it, does it mean my cup is closed? I'm keeping a pad on just in case, but I would like to know if you have tips about making sure that the cup is open.

Thank you in advance,
Laura :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 5th, 2016 12:10 pm (UTC)
Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ for helpful hints. No, you don't need to twist the cup. And no, you won't HEAR the pop. Also follow the link to the Virgins Guide to Cups for more helpful hints.
chambiee on April 5th, 2016 09:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on April 9th, 2016 02:43 pm (UTC)
Try a little bit of Anbesol or Orajel (the baby teething stuff) around the entrance just before removal if it's too painful. You probably have bits of hymen in the way (and still could even if you are not a virgin--not clear from your post). Whatever gel you use just make sure it doesn't contain any petrolatum or "-icones" which may degrade the silicone. It took months before the hymen bits were completely gone for me, and even so, I need to use lube with "glossy" silicone cups because that finish just sticks to my skin like none other. Coconut oil is a great natural lube and no one will wonder why it's in your shower since it has so many other uses ;) I've also been using monoi oil (mixed with coconut oil) with success, particularly in the winter when the coconut oil solidifies and is useless.
Jennythepickle07 on April 9th, 2016 07:04 pm (UTC)
As a virgin, I can't reach in to twist the cup either. That part isn't actually necessary.

I don't HEAR the pop... but I can feel it. When you feel it pop like that, it basically means it's fully opened. That part is pretty important.