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About three months ago I decided to make the switch from pads to menstrual cups, I purchased a soft meluna and a compact lily cup. I watched every youtube video on the face of the planet on menstrual cups and read hundreds of blogs but I still can't insert my cup. I spent a whole period trying to get it in by I failed every single time. I begun my period again yesterday and decided to give it another go but I still can't get it right. I am a virgin and I did read the virgins guide to cups but I still can't get it. I've used lube, I've tried lying down, squating and standing. I get about a quarter of the cup in before I either can't get any more in or it pops open and falls out.

Someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong??!!
 
Miss Ashley: [me luna]imagine_peace on June 29th, 2016 02:23 am (UTC)
Maybe someone else will have a little more insight, but my thought is that it might be possible you're not angling the cup correctly towards your spine as opposed to just straight up and in. That won't work, I can tell you from experience! If it's going in the right way, it should just slide in. I hope this helps.

Edited at 2016-06-29 02:23 am (UTC)
amandakay0429amandakay0429 on June 29th, 2016 06:14 am (UTC)
You didn't say if you've ever used tampons or not. So I'm assuming you might just not be used to inserting it. You don't go straight up. When I first started using tampons and menstrual cups it helps me to remember to angle it towards my tailbone/spine.

Also you didn't mention if you tried different fold either so maybe its that.

Edited at 2016-06-29 06:16 am (UTC)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 29th, 2016 02:47 pm (UTC)
Are you sure you're trying to insert it in the right place? I ask this only because it came up in another forum. But more likely, it sounds like you aren't comfortable with the concept/act of insertion yet. Practice with your fingers and then whatever appeals to you (eg: clean hairbrush handle.) Get familiar with the sensations and the angles involved, then try again with your cup.

Chances are that your hymen isn't blocking the way but that you are clenching your PC pelvic floor muscle. Learn to relax it for insertion and especially removal.
tv4evergurl: pic#29818086tv4evergurl on July 12th, 2016 12:42 am (UTC)
I had the same problem. It only went in 1/4th in then it wouldn't go in and then it would hurt if I tried to push it in. Then I tried sitting on the toilet and it glided in.i realize it's because My vagina just opens up when I'm in a sitting position. If I'm standing with one leg up the passage is blocked (esp in the beginning of the passage lol) and so of course it doesn't go in and hurts if I try to force it. The reason I avoided sitting on the toilet was the fear of dropping the cup in the toilet. And also by sitting on the toilet I was finally able to find my cervix because the walls weren't as closed in on my finger. Maybe squatting can relax your body the way sitting can. At least I'm gonna see if squatting works because I don't like putting myself in risky situations

Like the other people said I recommend trying with your finger to see how "open" your vagina is

Edited at 2016-07-12 12:44 am (UTC)