tempestas_inu (tempestas_inu) wrote in menstrual_cups,

three years later, still having issues

It's been about three years since I purchased my first cup, I visited this community quite a few times during then asking for advice, which helped a lot, thanks :)

But in the end I never got the hang of using a cup (I purchased two, a Lunette, and a Sckoon). Every time I tried it took me so long to remove it that it wasn't practical for me to try use during my period and instead I turned to using reusable pads. The pads are great and i'm never going back to disposables, but I still think a lot about trying to use a cup instead. Today was the latest in my attempts and this time was actually even worse than usual - insertion is now much smoother than it used to be, which is something (altho, note, this time the cup nearly oriented itself sideways until I managed to maneuver the stem back down - but that's a different issue) but removal is a complete pain the ass. It took me about two hours of trying/resting/retrying before I finally got it out. I can stick my finger in to press on the side of the cup but it never breaks the seal, and I never seem to be able to get my index finger and thumb far enough in for me to grab the base - its always me constantly wrestling to grip the stem and tug on it until I can get the cup out by sheer strength alone. This concerns me as I'm afraid one day I'm going to break the stem and then I'll have no way of getting it out. My pubic bone always feels like its in the way of my fingers trying to get in or grip anything - I often end up chafing/irritating myself faster than getting anywhere and i have to rest before trying again. Does anyone else have this problem? It's honestly frustrating and discouraging that I cannot seem to use these cups.
Tags: chafing/irritation, insertion, lunette, removal - painful or problems, sckooncup

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