This is not my first time using a menstrual cup. I've had a Sckoon cup (S) for several months now. Whenever it is my period, I try it on my first day. I've read all the tips here, and watched videos, and went to reddit too. Everytime I try it, it always takes me several hours or even a whole day (to wait for the soreness to subside in-between tries) to take out and it's always a horrible process! I feel like crying every time because I feel like it can never come out. IT'S STUCK INSIDE ME AGAIN AND I FEEL REALLY SORE FROM TRYING FOR THE PAST HOURS.
I'm 20, 5" and a virgin.
Here is what I do:
I use the punch fold and push it in. It hurts a bit from the entry and it feels really really tight. The cup proceeds to ride higher and higher up.
To remove it, I try to pull down the stem to grip the base. Nothing, whenever I grip the base it slips off. Everytime I try to insert a finger and thumb, the space is so cramped that it gets pushed inward. I resort to barely putting in one finger on the side of the cup, and push it around, I have tried to push it in all directions, I spend a lot of time doing this. I don't hear any suction break, but I'm sure I've squished it hard against the wall already. I try to grab the stem, which is so difficult to hold on to, and pull while moving it side to side. I do all of this while in the recommended position, I tried all, the one leg up, the lying down, sitting on the toilet, etc. I also bear down and keep my mouth open and try to stay calm. I pull and pull and nothing happens. I go back and try to squish the cup with one finger against the wall again, and squish it repeatedly. I pull and nothing again. I try to grip the cup, but I was never able to grip the cup with a hand. I've tried one hand pulling the stem, while the other tries to grab the cup. It's really tight in there and there is no way I can try to put a finger and a thumb inside without it being pushed inward. I also wipe my hand to keep it dry for better gripping. Really. I can't.
I have gone through this hell many times. How I always solve it in the end is I try repeatedly to push in an index finger of my right hand, then I push the index finger of my left hand on the opposite side, which is really difficult to do, and grab it that way, and it takes me many many tries to be able to do this.
I'm beginning to think that cups are just not for me.
I have a class soon and I don't want to go to class with this thing stuck inside me. I try to stay calm but after a few hours of trying it just makes me want to cry. But I am calm at first, I just start to panic when I've already tried everything. I wonder how other girls don't go through the same difficulty I am. I have done my best to follow all the tips.
I can't take it out. I don't want to keep using pads because it feels really horrible. I'm really going to cry right now. I feel so hopeless. God, someone help. Why is it stuck, I don't know. I've tried every thing I've read on this site already.
Help me please. T_T