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Stuck femme cup. Help!

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heythereconniver Sat 17-Dec-16 11:10:39

I took the femme cup/mooncup thread to heart and ordered one.

I inserted it in the shower and it sort of disappeared.

I can just feel the tip of the stalk. But that's it. No chance of getting a hold on it.

I've tried bearing down. DP can't get it out either.

Any suggestions anyone?

baconandeggies Sat 17-Dec-16 11:16:02

Deep squat, bear down, can you fit one finger alongside and squash it to release suction and pull out?

ellesbellesxxx Sat 17-Dec-16 11:16:43

I had this and completely freaked out.
The seal is tight at the moment..if you can get higher then stalk, then I think you press each side of bit above to break seal.
I think I went for an number one and that loosened things...
I haven't used once since but love the concept!

heythereconniver Sat 17-Dec-16 11:20:42

My fingers aren't long enough bacon.

DP thinks it would be easier if he used lubricant but it might make things even slippier IMO. He wants to try putting both fingers around the edges and pull down but his fingers are like sausages and I'm afraid he's getting a plumber mentality about the whole thing.

I do not have time to spend the day waiting in A and E!!!

Tried 'bearing down' but haven't had a vaginal birth so no idea how to push.

user1477416713 Sat 17-Dec-16 11:23:08

Bearing down, you just need to push as if you were pushing out a poo

user1477416713 Sat 17-Dec-16 11:23:40

While squatting is best

baconandeggies Sat 17-Dec-16 11:24:49

Lube will help his fingers, squat with you back against the wall / bed and bear down as if you're doing a massive poop

CaraAspen Sat 17-Dec-16 11:25:49

Why would anyone use such things? Eewww

baconandeggies Sat 17-Dec-16 11:26:04

He needs to squeeze it to pull it down to break the suction

CaraAspen Sat 17-Dec-16 11:26:49


ClopySow Sat 17-Dec-16 11:27:10

This happened to me once with a diaphragm. My partner eventually got it out.

Laughing at plumber mentality.

baconandeggies Sat 17-Dec-16 11:27:25

That's helpful Cara hmm

CaraAspen Sat 17-Dec-16 11:27:30

Oh got it.

CaraAspen Sat 17-Dec-16 11:27:44


FretYeNotAllIsShiny Sat 17-Dec-16 11:28:38

Leave it for a couple of hours, a fuller cup seems to be easier to remove. Also, try after you've had a poo. I have short fingers too, so I'm sympathetic.

baconandeggies Sat 17-Dec-16 11:34:20

Yeah it might get lower after several hours - especially if you're upright and active. It's no problem up there until 12+ hrs so don't panic

BoopTheSnoot Sat 17-Dec-16 11:47:19

I agree with others- deep squat and bear down as hard as you can (i.e., push like you're having a stubborn poo). Probably best to do it over the bath or a towel in case a bit of wee comes out with all the pushing.

Radbadsad Sat 17-Dec-16 11:53:34

This happens to me regularly (i get a bit lazy about emptying my mooncup towards the end of my period and sometimes it seems to kind of get sucked upwards). Firstly don't panic 1) it tightens the muscles making it more difficult to remove 2) it's not going anywhere so if you don't get it out at this very moment it doesn't matter.

I would suggest getting on with life and trying to forget about it and then the next time you go to the loo do a deep squat and push (as others have suggested) and it should move enough for you to be able to get a grip on it.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 17-Dec-16 11:57:51

As others have said, relax. All this furtling around in there will make you stressed and tensed up. It can perfectly happily stay in there for a while without doing any harm.

Do some squats, go for a walk have a shit all of these things might help move it down. A full squat will shorten your vagina as much as possible.

Just realised, have a furtle now and again, it will come.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 17-Dec-16 11:58:04

Relax, not realised?

heythereconniver Sat 17-Dec-16 12:31:34

It's out. Lubricant and rather painful excavations.

Thank you mumsnet smile

baconandeggies Sat 17-Dec-16 12:43:41

Congratulations on your new arrival grin

myoriginal3 Sat 17-Dec-16 12:45:18


Allthewaves Sat 17-Dec-16 14:44:11

Try sitting on toilet next time much easier. Only way I can get mine out

HaBumhug Sat 17-Dec-16 15:24:36

Sink plunger should help

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