dani (alonewestand) wrote in menstrual_cups,
dani
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1st time using the Lunette

Today was my first time using the Lunette I bought a few weeks ago. I should start off by saying that I always hated tampons, and the whole inserting business, but I really wanted to give a menstrual cup a try. I do not want to go back to using messy pads, I want this to work for me.

I am having a really hard time trying to fold it and insert it. It seems like the silicone is very tough, and the fold pops open before I can fully insert it. I tried a few times, and I feel like I'm not inserting it high enough, but it's painful. I find that I do experience some discomfort when my husband is inserting and removing during sex. I also experience discomfort during insertion and removal during a regular gyno exam. My doctor said my vagina is sensitive. So what's up? What can I do regarding the cup? I just can't seem to get it inserted without any discomfort, and then once it's inserted, it's not high enough. I can feel the little stem if I walk around. Also, removal is very painful.

Do I need to just work on this more? Is the lunette too large? Help. I'm just started my period, and I really do not want to use pads.

** EDIT **

I finally successfully inserted the Lunette, but I can only do it while lying down. This isn't going to work for when I need to drain it at work. I'm getting so frustrated. I keep trying to insert while sitting in the bathroom, and I am having no luck. It is so painful no matter which way I fold. The 7 fold is the only one that works. I managed to insert it twice, and somehow the lunette turned upside down when I inserted it. I was so upset, and thought it was going to get stuck in there. I ended up having to pull it out from the rim. I don't know if that makes sense. Anyway, it just feels so painful, like it is just sitting too low. I can't seem to push it up anymore because the rim on the cup is so thick. :( Should I try the Mooncup UK?
Tags: chafing/irritation, insertion - folding methods, insertion - painful or problems, lunette, teething troubles
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