Removal panic: can pulling without breaking suction cause damage?

I just got my first menstrual cup (MeLuna M) and I was having awful cramps all day.

Long story short, I got the cup out to empty it but I couldn’t break the seal fully and I was panicky so I pulled it out fast the last couple of inches and it hurt a bit and I felt a suction and I was wondering if I possibly hurt myself by removing it like that.

Leaking Lunette 2

Hi everyone. I have already posted here about the my two meluna Ms (soft and classic) leaking and ive been reccommended a bigger cup. So thats what i did. I got the lunette 2 but it leaks during the day and night and its super firm. I have already mastered taking it out and putting it in without pain but the leaking is a problem.

Im 21 years old, really tall, really slim and a virgin. My vagina is pretty short and the opening is really small. I have a dangly cervix on the side about second knuckle deep. I usually wear cups really low (so low that the stem is poking out) but i cant wear the lunette that way because its just too uncomfortable (not because its long but because the bottom of the cup stretches me out). It gets a sunction if i put in way up but i think its too high then. I dont know if its leaking because i put it too high up or if theres another problem.

I have tried turning it inside out but it leaked immediately.

I actually dont know anything about my pelvic floor muscles but they seem to be average strenght (can hold pee while jumping, sneezing and i feel the muscles tighten when i put in one finger)

Lunette Cup: trouble taking it out!!

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!

Fitting issue

I'm just wondering if I've a normal height cervix, but my lily cup compact size A without the stem is poking me from inside when I sit down( but the Ruby Cup small fit me perfectly without the stem), is it a good idea to get a Lena Cup large or Lunette Cup Large(since I've a heavy flow)? Will a rounded bottom cup like the Lena Cup help? And how to know if the cup is too large or firm for you before buying and is Lena Cup vegan?

Cup use after a year break!

Hey everyone! Been away nearly a year due to pregnancy and now that my little guy is nearly 3 months I want to be ready for needing my cup again! I have two questions:

1. I'm going to wash and boil my cup to make sure it's clean after sitting in it's pouch for a year, anything specific other than that you'd recommend to make sure it's properly clean?

2. It's pretty discolored (I guess it was a lot less obvious when I was seeing it regularly!) so I want to sun it. I have no window sill but could put it out on the patio. If I put a completely clear glass over the cup will the sun's magic still work?
Thanks in advance 😊

Leaking problems

Hello everyone,

I've been researching menstrual cups and watching the community for a while now, and last month I got to try out my first cup but had a bit of a problem.

I bought a Lena cup small, since I have a medium cervix. I experienced leaking from the second day of my period and I couldn't solve it until the end. I checked the rim, it was fine, but a felt something outside of the cup which could have been my cervix. I'm not sure about it because while using the cup it seemed like half of the blood ends up in the cup and the other half leaks. I might also have a problem with the seal becasue I can't go to the toilet with my cup in, it would slip down. 

I read that I should rotate the cup, I tried that a few times and didn't help, but will try again during my next period. Could you give some tips on how to do that, because I can't get a hold of the cup when it's fully inserted.

Is it possible that my cervix is outside of the cup but blood still gets in there? 

Thank you for your help in advance! I really hope it'll work!

Do menstrual cups cause Nabothian cysts?

Hi, I'm a newbie! I have an issue with my menstrual cup and my cervix. So first of all, I've just started using my first branded cup (the Lena cup, large size) and I've been having problems with it. It's also my first time using such a big cup because I have a heavy flow. Long story short, I've using it to see how it's like before I start my period and I noticed that when it is in, after a few minutes, I feel pelvic cramps (mild ones though) that have never been there with any of the other cups I've used ( which are small size). I've read many articles online about it and it seems like the reason of the suction being too strong is the rightest explanation, but I'm not entirely sure.

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Light Days?

I've used Meluna XL and all the super big menstrual cups, since I had horrible heavy flow with fibroids.
Now I have an IUD, so I just have a few light days where I'll wear a panty liner. I'd rather not wear panty liners if I don't have to.
So, I'm wondering what cups I should try now, since I don't need high capacity?
Might seem silly but I'm concerned a smaller cup might be harder to reach or shimmy out of place during the day.

Urgent - It ain't budging

Hi everybody. I am new in this community although I have read it for a while.

I need some low key urgent help.

I have a mini menstrual cup, and it is the first cycle I am using the cup. Insertion was always tough, with removal being worse (I guess I have a tilted cervix or smth but it hasn't been smooth riding - although I suppose it never is on the first go).

I emptied the cup out last night at around 10pm and slept with it in. Now, it is almost 24 hours later and I can still not get the thing out. I have tried all day, with breaks in between. I have tried showering, squatting, taking breaks, slowly pulling, doing the "hot dog in a bun" method, masturbating, trying to get my finger over the rim of the cup, squeezing the bottom, I ALWAYS BEAR DOWN, and girl ain't NOTHING WORKING. Currently my whole existence seems to just not want me cause now I can't even hardly reach the cup and everything is low key feeling swollen and ok. Please someone hmu cause I just can't even work. Like I can't access my vagina from squatting or any position really (even if I am fully relaxed).

I can't currently go to a doctor cause REASONS (nothing major) and my partner is currently overseas (and is so for the next few weeks whoop) and I ain't askin' no family member because they can't even and they ain't around at the minute so like PLEASE HELP IF POSSIBLE.

I don't want to like cut the whole thing out cause I ain't no surgeon and I don't want to ruin a perfectly good product but like I don't even know.
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Any Canadians out there??

Hi everyone!
I've been using the Diva for 7 years now. I didn't have any menstruation for 4 years  because of the pills I was on, but I recently got an IUD and it has come back. I'm just realizing that my cup is 7 years old and should probably be replaced!
The only cup available in Canada is the Diva cup, but I'm finding now that it's just too long for me and I want to try something else.
I was all set and ready to order the Lena but then the shipping prices slapped me in the face!
Anyone have any ideas of cups I can purchase that won't kill me with shipping fees to Canada??
Thank you :)