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20 October 2016 @ 12:37 am
Please help me, I'm so lost.
I've just purchased a menstrual cup and want to use it for my next cycle coming up- as I'm already on one and have had trouble inserting.
The first time I tried inserting it was difficult: Took me about 10 tries.
I didn't last 15 minutes before I took it out (and had a little trouble doing so-kinda made me panic) It was uncomfortable and pressing on some kind of nerve? It almost felt like a cramp itself. I couldn't sit down without being in pain.
Am I trying the wrong size? Then again I'm almost 17 and a virgin, anything bigger than a tampon feels a little big to be honest.
 
 
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 20th, 2016 07:41 pm (UTC)
Hang in there, you're just in the dreaded learning curve. It will probably take a few cycles before you figure out how to insert, remove and trust your cup. In the mean time, plan to wear it at or close to home until you think you've gotten the hang of it. Otherwise, use whatever you're comfortable and familiar with. And once you start venturing farther, wear a liner or pad as back-up just in case.

Here is a post with lots of helpful hints: http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/

Don't buy another cup yet. Figure out how to work the one you already have, and then decide whether or not you like how it fits.
marieaznymarieazny on October 21st, 2016 03:09 am (UTC)
I'm 21 (and a virgin) and when I was 17 I couldn't even get a tampon in. It wasn't until I was 20 that I was able to use tampons and now I've just started using an EvaCup and it changed my life. It was a difficult for me to get it in as well but there are some keys I've learned along the way. First, try to relax as much as possible. This was really big for me. I kept reading it everywhere but never realized how much it helped until now. Sometimes I have to remind myself to relax as I'm putting it in because you can tense up without even realizing it and when you're tense it can be painful. Also, it seems to help when you run the cup under water first just to get it wet so it slides in better. The only reason I can think of why it would be hurting once you put it in is that maybe it wasn't in far enough? The first time I tried to take it out I panicked too, but you kind of just have to push and get a good grip on it. Don't get discouraged!