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Lindsay White
31 January 2017 @ 07:33 pm
This is my first time using a menstrual cup- have been considering it for ages and did my research. I've got a Lunette 2 (I'm 43, no kids, gay, heavy flow) and getting it in was surprisingly easy - I used the C fold- was worried about leakage but nada. All going swimmingly so I thought. As i know I'm usually quite heavy on my first 2 days I decided to empty it after about 4 hrs. Followed the advice- break the seal, bear down, rellllllaaaax but AAAARGHHH!!! it flippin hurts!! Thought I might have done something wrong- read more advice and persevered 3 more times. Nope, still agonisingly uncomfortable getting the rim out (I have a VERY high pain threshold usually). I'm having a rest now for overnight and will see what I think in the morning. Not sure whether I should have gone for a smaller size or if there are any other ways of getting it out without folding it back up and squirting the collected fluid back out of it......
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 1st, 2017 03:38 pm (UTC)
Rock it out at an angle so it's not the whole "O" rim at once.
Lindsay WhiteLindsay White on February 1st, 2017 05:45 pm (UTC)
Ta! will try this
merlinkitten on February 3rd, 2017 07:48 pm (UTC)
Don't worry! I'm still really new at this, it's only my third cycle with my cup and I'm still learning, but I struggled at first and I find the best way for me is to push it down with my muscles so I can grab it, squeeze the base and pull it down a little more then with my thumb and middle finger, try to grab the cup around the middle and squeeze. Then with my forefinger I push it in to try and fold it in two (sort of like a c fold) . Then I simply pull it out with the rim pointing into the toilet. Makes it smaller to get out! Give it a go and see how you get on :)
rainstick2 on February 11th, 2017 08:55 pm (UTC)
I do this too! On my first cycle using the cup, removal was really painful. I sort of had to figure out and learn from youtube videos. After pulling down the cup, I squeeze at the rim until I hear/feel the suction break, then try to fold to a C and pull it out. Now I no longer feel pain during removal!
an imaginary living bodymarysia on February 15th, 2017 05:24 am (UTC)
Hi! I'm relatively new to cups as well (been using my Lunette since October) but I'm here to say it does get better once you get past the learning curve. I have the small Lunette, but I also experienced some pain/discomfort at first with removal, but don't anymore. For me it really helped to fold the cup somewhat for removal by pushing my finger into the side (somewhere on this community someone likened it to a "hot dog in a bun" shape) before pulling it out. It does sometimes spill if the cup is full, but I do this over the toilet so it will just go into the toilet if it does spill. I think over time your muscles get more used to the process as well, because I'm doing the same thing I've been doing for the past few cycles and it has gotten easier. Good luck!
jp880 on February 18th, 2017 11:21 am (UTC)
I'm the same & im only on my 2nd cycle so still working it all out.
I find when the rim breaks through it's a pretty breathtaking experience. I have a super heavy flow (day 1&2 change 3 times & it's full) but I still do the hotdog bun & slant it slightly backwards to get it out. Even full I've only spilled it once (feeling super proud😉)
I've managed to progress to a light gasp rather than an audible ow