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Giulia Calvi
15 October 2018 @ 02:20 am
I have a Lunette Menstrual Cup and I am at my first cycle... I have almost no trouble with insertion, just takes a while to master the ability. However, when it comes to removal it's a whole different hell of an experience.

I don't know if this is what is supposed to happen, but the instruction says that the cup should be positioned in the lower part of the vaginal canal and I don't think this is happening. Once inserted it naturally goes far high and I can barely touch the stem when trying to grab it, let alone reach the bottom of the cup and squeeze it. No way.
I don't think I am doing anything wrong, it's just far too high for me to be able to reach it. I always managed these days to take it out in the end, but only because I grab the stem and pull it until the cup is almost out and at that point, I'm finally able to grab the bottom of the damn thing. The instruction says very clearly 'Do NOT pull the stem' so I guess I shouldn't do it, but there's no other way to take it out! It doesn't exactly hurt when I do it, but it's obviously not pleasant as it's still quite difficult to pull the stem cause it's slippery and if I let go the cup goes up again.
Plus -and I hope somebody experienced this as well!- I keep hurting myself with my nails. I don't have excessively long nails, they're simply three, maybe four millimetres up my fingertip but I keep ending up pinching myself while trying to grab the damn thing.

I doubt it should be this amount of stress, so I really hope I am doing something wrong here that I can change, cause the whole idea of having the cup sounds like heaven to me (once in I can barely feel it, it's amazing!). So... is there a way to prevent the cup from going up?
Hope that someone can help! Thank you!
ysalkeld on October 15th, 2018 02:11 am (UTC)
Just relax:)
It happened my first time- gabe myself a water blister on my thumb

I noticed that my cervix sits higher in the morning than later in the day so i wait to change my cup then🤷🏼‍♀️ Make you just relax and read all the FAQ
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 15th, 2018 12:57 pm (UTC)
If you haven't already, read this https://kuradi8.livejournal.com/
nora_n0ra on March 9th, 2019 03:44 pm (UTC)
same thing happened to me with my lena, i could barely reach the stem. turns out i just have a really high cervix around 6.5 cm. i've been using it for two cycles now and have been removing it by bearing down and pushing till i can comfortably grab a hold of the stem with my left hand (non dominant hand). then once i have the stem i pinch it and keep bearing down while gently wiggling the cup down a tiny bit. just till the base is closer to the opening. then I take my thumb from my right hand and slide it up along the base and push down on the cup to break the suction and fold it in on itself while pulling it out. I still feel like its kind of scary though so I ordered a juju cup model 3 made specifically for a high cervix and will be using it on my next cycle