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31 October 2017 @ 09:45 pm
Hi, So I successfully inserted the cup, and I gotta say, I think the removal of it was a bit scary. Some of that might have been that because it was my first time that I didn't leave it in long enough, (only about 2 hours) and when I went to remove it, it had moved farther in. I could just reach the stem, and it took a bit of work to get it out. I was wondering if that was normal, because it wasn't full, or do I need a different size? I'm going to keep trying with this one, when my next period starts, but I kind of freaked myself out with it this time, and I didn't try it again.
Current Mood: worriedworried
eerlijkeeerlijke on November 1st, 2017 03:40 am (UTC)
This is definitely a common experience. Something reassuring to think about is that nothing can get "lost" in your vagina, it's closed by your cervix so what goes up must come down.

The issue wasn't really caused by you leaving the cup in for only two hours, but if you leave it in longer and it fills up with more blood it will get heavier and be pulled further down by gravity.

Another thing that can help reach a high cup is "bearing down" with your pelvic floor muscles like you're going to the bathroom; this can help push the cup lower. If you're still having trouble reaching it try moving around and trying different positions, that can sometimes help as well.
sevaseygirlsevaseygirl on November 1st, 2017 11:24 am (UTC)
Thanks, I'll try that.
mclmor: pic#127920595mclmor on November 3rd, 2017 01:50 pm (UTC)
That happened to me too, although I think I have a medium to low&dangling cervix. And even I had a trouble to grab the bottom of my cup when I needed to remove it to clean up. (I don't normally have a heavy cycle like some others have but on my heaviest day, which is the 1st&2nd days, I had to change the cup every 4 to 5 hours.) Each time to clean the cup, it only contains, like, one-third of the cup(almost always). The less my flow is contained in the cup, the higher the cup settled into my vg.
I needed to use my pelvic floor muscle(similar to have a bowel movement...) to get the cup further down so I could pinch the bottom of it. I grabed the stem of the cup and tried to gently shimmy the cup from side to side, at the same time trying to bearing down the cup. To me, sitting on a toilet is the most useful position to do it. I once watched an Youtube clip that says if it doesn't reach enough to pinch the bottom, give it a time, mayne half an hour, before try it again. : )

Edited at 2017-11-03 01:50 pm (UTC)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 8th, 2017 01:44 am (UTC)
No, don't get a new cup yet. Learn to work the one that you already have. You're a new user and you're in the dreaded learning curve. Once you figure it out, decide if you want your next cup to be longer, wider, whatever. Then compare the cup that you have to others brands. Use actual cup dimensions from comparison charts because the words "small" and "large" don't mean a thing. Also consider capacity, shape, etc.

Or you might decide that the cup you already have has the best dimensions for you.
sevaseygirlsevaseygirl on November 8th, 2017 03:35 am (UTC)
Ok, I was going to give it a go for a couple of months to see if it will work or not. Thank you for the input. Sometimes my nerves get the better of me.