Jenny (thepickle07) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Jenny
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Slippage an my attempt at a solution.... #virginproblems

I've been using a cup for about 5 years now. I've been pretty satisfied with my small Lunette, which I use whenever I have a period, which, due to birth control, hasn't been very much.

Within the last year or 2, I had problems with the Lunette slipping down toward the entrance of my vagina. Every time I sneezed or coughed too hard, the cup would slip down. It also slipped whenever I did a lot of running or walking. I don't play sports or anything like that, but I don't have a car, so I have to walk longish distances all the time.

My question, mainly, is this: Has anyone else had a cup that fit them just fine and then all of a sudden it felt like it wouldn't stay up where it was supposed to? Has anyone else had problems with it slipping down toward the entrance of the vagina?

I do have a very low cervix. I bought a shorty XL sport Meluna and HOLY COW is this thing ever hard. Like, way harder than I'm used to. Insertion was very difficult but I managed it. Getting it out was also painful.

When I get the Meluna in, I can't tell when it opens. With my Lunette, I'd stick it in there and it would be a little painful (but not enough for me to care). I'd kind of pinch the end a little bit if it wasn't cooperating, and then I'd feel it pop open and it wouldn't hurt anymore and that was how I knew it was in right.

Getting it out was also really difficult. Not just painful, but it felt really hard to break the seal. It took multiple tries and I'm not sure I can stick my fingers far enough up there to get to the rim every time. There's just no room up there.

I don't feel the Meluna pop open. Is this related to the fact that it's TPE instead of Silicon?

Did I mention that I'm a virgin? I feel like half my problems are because that goddamned hymen is in the way. I read The Virgin's Guide to Cups, and found it semi helpful, but not really. Is there a way to like, stretch out your hymen?

I haven't done any physical activity today except biking, so I don't even know if the Meluna will serve its intended purpose. Has anyone else tried to sport models?
Tags: insertion - painful or problems, lunette, meluna, seal & suction, sports/physical activities
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