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darklyinclined
15 May 2016 @ 07:02 pm
Hey! I'm new to this site so excuse me if I make any mistakes in posting and feel free to correct me on anything wrong.

I have recently started to use menstrual cups, with my first purchase being the Mooncup (UK version), but that cup was way too small (capacity and length wise) and I also found the stem and grip rings quite jaggy? (Did anyone else have that problem?) I very quickly realised that it wasn't even close to the cup for me and ended up buying the medium LuvUrBody cup and I've had great success with it so far! No leakage and no problems getting it in or out. But! I have noticed that it is giving me some cramps after it's been in a few hours and I believe this is being caused by it suctioning to my cervix, as when I try to take it out by pushing in the side of the cup by the rim, it's pushing against something and won't fold in.

My question is, am I not letting enough air into the cup once it's in? Or do I need to enlarge the air holes? Or maybe there is another fix to this that I haven't came across yet!
Any help would be great as I am really loving the cup I have and, if I get this solved, then I think it would be absolutely perfect!
 
negas0nic on May 17th, 2016 08:30 am (UTC)
Have you considered baring down while slowly walking the cup down a bit before pushing the rim in for removal?
darklyinclineddarklyinclined on May 17th, 2016 09:18 am (UTC)
Yeah that's normally how I take it out as I have to bear down to able to reach the rim in the first place. The main problem is the cramping that it's causing as it gets quite uncomfortable.

Thank you for the advice though! It's greatly appreciated :)
yayforcupsyayforcups on May 17th, 2016 10:35 am (UTC)
What fold are you doing? Maybe you could try a diamond fold to let more air in. Are you leaving it till its full? It may make it sit lower on removal. When you bear down it may be shoving your cervix into the cup creating suction, maybe try walking it down or "stirring" the base to release the suction, if you do it slowly in an outwards movement then you may be able to get it low enough to grab and do a c-fold for removal.

Edited at 2016-05-17 10:36 am (UTC)
darklyinclineddarklyinclined on May 17th, 2016 11:15 am (UTC)
I've been using the punch-down fold but I will try the diamond fold on my next cycle and hope that it helps! I haven't been able to leave it in for long at all unfortunately due to the cramping it creates, but hopefully the diamond fold will help stop that.
The bearing down part may also be true so I'll try a few other methods of getting the cup lower to try and resolve that removal issue.
Thanks for the help!
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on May 17th, 2016 02:52 pm (UTC)
I felt this with the Lily because the no spill rim actually suckered onto my cervix. However, the Lily has a narrower rim/opening than most cups. Your cervix is unlikely to be exactly the diameter of the LUB unless it's abnormally large.