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Janice Alvarez
22 March 2018 @ 12:57 pm
Hi! I'm a new cup user, and I just got a bell shaped cup because I have a medium-low cervix. I got the small size because my vaginal opening is very tight. I'm not a virgin, I'm just small in general down there. Well yesterday I inserted the cup and it was very comfortable with the stem sticking out a little.But after about an hour, I started getting terrible cramps to the point where I felt dizzy and nauseated. When I took it out, I noticed the cup had slipped upwards to where the stem was all the way inside. I trimmed the stem about a cm and tried again. It fits comfortably with the stem fitting right at the opening, but the cup slipped upwards again and I got cramps but they weren't too bad. I can't figure out if the cup is slipping upwards naturally, and the cramps are just my body getting used to having something bigger than a tampon inside. Or maybe if I trim the stem more, it won't slip upwards... I just don't want to cut the stem to short and then have more trouble removing it than I already do... I'd love to hear your thoughts on this issue.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 23rd, 2018 11:25 am (UTC)
If you haven't already, skim/read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ There are a couple of sections that apply to your questions.

As for your dizziness and nausea, Google vaso vagal reflex. It goes by several other similar names. Basically, there's a nerve in your vag that is reacting to being touched. The good news is that it will stop reacting when it figures out that it's OK.
miltigirl on April 10th, 2018 10:21 am (UTC)
Just your body getting used to having something of a big diameter in there.Also, very tight suction of the rim of the cup to your walls can cause a headache and cramps. Walk the cup a little lower, you don't have to pull it out and reinsert each time, just squirm around and clench-unclench till the cup adjusts itself. While inserting it, make sure you don't push it SO high up that it hits the cervix and attaches itself to it; a punch on the cervix is very painful and takes a while to get over. Just let it ride up a little bit and as long as it's not leaking, leave it there.