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Stem Poll - use and comfort

Ladies,

As some of you may know, I'm working on a school project to redesign the cup. I would like to better understand the stem and the female anatomy. I may be posting more polls in the near future.

If you incrementally cut off parts of the stem of it or have had different cups, you can answer more than one of the questions regarding comfort at different stem lengths. Haven't figured out how to switch them around.

Thanks for the help!

Here's general dimensions of silicone cups in case people were curious

Dimensions in mm
cupDHStemcapacity (ml)
mooncup lg46502515
lunette lg46522024
divacup lg45579.525
mooncup sm43502513
lunette sm41472515?
divacup sm41579.520


Poll #1015705 Stem - use and comfort

How would you describe the stem's stiffness?

stiff
24(17.8%)
flexible but stiff
94(69.6%)
soft
17(12.6%)

Which cup do you have?

lg mooncup
3(2.2%)
lg lunette
6(4.4%)
lg divacup
17(12.5%)
sm mooncup
24(17.6%)
sm lunette
6(4.4%)
sm divacup
68(50.0%)

When the stem is/was 1-5mm it was bothering me because it was

poking the vaginal wall 12 o'clock (front)
7(13.7%)
poking the vaginal wall 3 o'clock (right)
6(11.8%)
poking the vaginal wall 9 o'clock (left)
5(9.8%)
not poking, but the stem itself was uncomfortable
30(58.8%)

When the stem is/was 6-10mm it was bothering me because it was

poking the vaginal wall 12 o'clock (front)
18(26.5%)
poking the vaginal wall 3 o'clock (right)
14(20.6%)
poking the vaginal wall 9 o'clock (left)
7(10.3%)
not poking, but the stem itself was uncomfortable
22(32.4%)

When the stem is/was 21mm it was bothering me because it

poking the vaginal wall 12 o'clock (front)
11(25.0%)
poking the vaginal wall 3 o'clock (right)
10(22.7%)
poking the vaginal wall 9 o'clock (left)
5(11.4%)
not poking, but the stem itself was uncomfortable
16(36.4%)

When the stem is/was 21mm it was bothering me because it

poking the vaginal wall 12 o'clock (front)
12(26.1%)
poking the vaginal wall 3 o'clock (right)
11(23.9%)
poking the vaginal wall 9 o'clock (left)
4(8.7%)
not poking, but the stem itself was uncomfortable
16(34.8%)

For those that kept the stem or part of it: I kept use it to

pull the cup down so that I can pinch the base of the cup
24(32.0%)
pull the cup out. I don't have to break the suction
2(2.7%)
help me twist the cup
3(4.0%)
I don't use it, it just doesn't bother me.
36(48.0%)

For those that kept the stem: How long is it?

1-5mm
30(37.5%)
6-10mm
32(40.0%)
11-20mm
9(11.2%)
21mm or longer
9(11.2%)

For those who cut off the stem have had 3 cycles experience : Do you have problems reaching the cup?

often
2(2.5%)
sometimes (once every couple of tries)
3(3.8%)
occasionally (once every couple of cycles)
5(6.2%)
never
70(87.5%)

For those BEGINNERS who cut off the stem have had LESS THAN 3 cycles experience : Do you have problems reaching the cup?

often
0(0.0%)
sometimes (once every couple of tries)
3(12.5%)
occasionally (once every couple of cycles)
2(8.3%)
never
19(79.2%)

For those who cut off the stem: What were the reasons for cutting it off?

poking
10(11.5%)
generally uncomfortable
9(10.3%)
didn't need it, just grip the bottom of the cup
6(6.9%)
other
1(1.1%)

For those who cut it off: If the stem were comfortable, would you keep it?

yes
44(49.4%)
no, probably not
45(50.6%)







Tags: polls, stem length/trimming
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