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Ольга
21 May 2017 @ 10:55 pm
Hello ladies,
I am 23 y.o., a beginner in using cups.
Now I have three cups: Meluna medium Classic, Yuuki soft small, Si-bell small.
So the problem is that all these cups feel uncomfortable when they are inside me.
I'm talking about my heavier days now.
Basic info: I always have cramps, I am sensitive, my cervix is medium to low (I guess) on my first days, it's somewhat average on regular days.
The issue is that I feel the cup inside and it makes some kind of pressure, I think, on my bladder, but I'm not sure on what particularly.
I can't use Yuuki cup at all - I have hard times inserting/removing it and wearing it. It's too firm for me.
Meluna cup is somewhat comparatively ok, but it maybe painfull to remove it due to thicker rims.
I love Si-bell, it is soft and nice, it's easy to insert it and to remove, but it is still uncomfortable inside :( Idk what's the issue.
It is just putting the pressure on something inside me. And it bothers me.
Sometimes when I insert cup in some wrong way I may feel really anxious, because it also irritates or pushes something - and this feeling would gone if I remove it.
Other times I feel ok, but still feel some pressure.
I remember that once I felt no pressure or irritating feelings at all with meluna cup (I have tested si-bell cup only on my heavy days yet), but it was on my last and light days of period.
Help please! I really want to figure it out and feel comfortable with cups :)
Do you have any ideas or advices?

Any help would be appreciated.

PS sorry for my English ;(
 
eerlijkeeerlijke on May 21st, 2017 08:08 pm (UTC)
If the cup feels like it's irritating your bladder, it's probably pressing on your urethra. There's not much you can do about this other that get a soter cup, which it seems like you have done. If it irritates you more on your heavier days it might help to empty it more often, so that the cup itself is less heavy and puts less pressure on you.
Ольгаfreesia39 on May 22nd, 2017 09:00 am (UTC)
Thank you for your reply.
Pressure feels even with the empty cup, when I just insert it, straight away.
Is it even a regular issue among people? Or am I doing something wrong?
eerlijkeeerlijke on May 22nd, 2017 09:15 am (UTC)
honestly I don't think you're doing anything wrong, I felt the same way when I first started and honestly I think I just got used to it. I'm not sure how much you can do, the softer the cup the better. My urethra still gets irritated after three years but I think I've just gotten used to it except for when I have the worst cramps ever and when I take it out.
Ольгаfreesia39 on May 22nd, 2017 09:56 am (UTC)
Got your idea, thank you for your help and experience :)
Some more stupid questions, my cup seems smashed inside, is it ok? It gathers blood but just in case...
eerlijkeeerlijke on May 25th, 2017 05:38 am (UTC)
if you reach inside your vagina and run your finger around the outside of the cup and it isn't a circle, it might not be fully open and the cup is suctioned partly closed. I think this happens because there wasn't enough air or something inside the cup/vagina to fill it. this happens to me a lot i think because my cervix is so low it doesn't really have the space to open as easily. it is more likely to leak this way. if this is your problem, a good way to get it to open up more is to pull the cup a little bit down but not all the way out and break the seal with your finger up the side of the cup to let more air in and allow it to open.
Ольгаfreesia39 on June 19th, 2017 08:10 pm (UTC)
Hello again!
It's strange, but this month I could wear it without any problem.
I felt some irritation for some hours, but it was really mild, so I didn't really bother.
Idk what happened. Also, I noticed that my cervix was higher than during the previous month.
alexandria1994 on May 22nd, 2017 02:06 am (UTC)

have you cut the stems off? when i first started using cups, the stem was causing me to be uncomfortable while i wore it until i trimmed it down. are you able to put the cup up higher? that was another problem i had when i started using them. now, i let them open low and then push and kegal them up higher near my cervix and that fixed the problem of it constantly being uncomfortable

Ольга: pic#114487279freesia39 on May 22nd, 2017 09:08 am (UTC)
Hello!
I cut the stems off. I tried to push it higher, but it seems that when my cervix is lower I can't push it that higher. Today I tried to push it higher, but no difference :(
I don't know how to insert it differently.
And I wonder is it a problem with the cup itself or am I doing something wrong.
xalwaysxraining: hmmmmxalwaysxraining on June 5th, 2017 08:09 am (UTC)
Try doing Kegels as you push against the bottom with your finger. Also try Kegels after it is in and maybe that will help the position.
Ольгаfreesia39 on June 15th, 2017 12:17 pm (UTC)
Thank for this tip. I'll try!