lambandbunny (lambandbunny) wrote in menstrual_cups,

(Updated)lily cup compact seal problem + do i need a new cup--si bell vs lily cup for high cervix

Hi, I have several questions regarding 3 cups, 1 of them im currently using
I have a high cervix, i cannot touch my cervix during period with my longest finger, sexually inactive

Lily cup compact
I just got a lily cup compact for a cycle which is great for insertion (punch down with lub), no discomfort, everything is great except that it is so difficult to remove
i put in very close to my opening but it rides up very soon, i can just touch the stem when i insert 1 knuckle of finger in and when i bear down hard and reach very high, i can only reach 2/3 of the cup
the lily cup compact is soft on body, hard on rim, it doesnt break seal no matter how hard i press the body, cannot rotate at all, it seals so hard that once it took me >3 hours to remove. I have a very difficult time reaching the rim (took 3 hrs which i tried diff positions, pooped, sexual arousal etc).
The only 3 times when i successfully removed, were using abnormal methods--i hooked the body of the cup and drag down, sometimes it comes horizontally out
anybody encounter this problem with lily cup compact? do enlarging holes help?

i think maybe lily cup compact is too short for me plus too strong seal, I'm thinking of maybe buying another one (prefer soft).
i heard that si-bell has nice soft silicone as lily cup which i really like, however, it doesnt look very long so i might not be able to reach top half of the cup (same as lily cup compact)
Do si-bell has strong seal? do the seal break with pinching the bottom of cup?

lily cup original
the length of lily cup original look good to me, however, same worry that i couldnt reach top half of the cup and lily doesnt have holes.
Do lily cup have strong seal? can the seal break by pinching the bottom?

Thanks a lot!!
so i finally ordered a si bell large which is great! It is very soft and pops open easily and doesnt have super strong seal. The length of body and stem is perfect and i dun have to find my cup
For insertion, i use punch down fold facing down, when the widest point pass through my opening, i push it in with my thumb, so the cup slides in at the same time pops open
For removal, i figured out my own way doing it. The traditional way of pinching bottom with 2 fingers and wiggling doesnt work for me because i could reach 2 fingers high enough to hold on, i slip abd my opening isnt wide enough for a 3rd finger or for 2 fingers to reach higher.
Instead, my method is to hold the tip of stem which is just outside of opening with left hand. Right hand middle finger slides up and press on the cup, hook on it, pull it down. At this time, the base of cup is just outside my opening, i fold it in c fold and take out
In all, for a high cervix, si bell is perfect, stem and body are long enough
Sibell large is not toooo large for its volume
Tags: lilycup, removal, removal - painful or problems, seal & suction, si-bell
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