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Mooncup insertion advice needed?

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NotjustaMummy Sat 28-Dec-13 14:09:59

I've searched old threads, lots about getting it out, not so much on getting it in… so um. er. Well. It's my first month… and i can really feel it... Is it too low down? too far up? I trimmed the stem to just the one ring, I'm directing towards my tailbone as per instructions but it just doesn't seem right. Any advice?

DontWorryBaby Sat 28-Dec-13 14:25:17

Is it opening up fully once it is in? I fold mine, put it in then run a finger round the outside to make sure it is open. After that, provided it isn't sticking out to the point that it'd be visible, I don't feel it at all. Worth persevering with, although it can take a couple of periods before you feel really comfortable with it. Keep going!

NotjustaMummy Sat 28-Dec-13 19:31:59

Thanks, I'll give that a whirl!

addictedtosugar Sat 28-Dec-13 19:50:49

Where can you feel it?
I am unaware that mine has ever gone too high, but I can tell if its too low - it catches at the bottom.
I, hmm, need a 2 handed technique. For me:
Sit on loo, fold cup so the it looks like a C at the top, and hold near the top. Guide in, and then hold near the bottom, release top hand, and insert further before twisting slightly and leaving.
Been a revelation to me - and there are other brands, if you wish to try a different shape.

BadgerBumBag Sat 28-Dec-13 19:58:20

I am having trouble with it catching at the bottom, need it to go higher. I really love it though and will persevere

HerrenaHarridan Sat 28-Dec-13 20:05:35

I cut the whole stem off so its the actual cup I have to pinch.

I think the shape of me inside makes it sit quite low, the first couple of periods I was quite aware of it. When I've put it in I often push it up as high as it will go and run a finger round the outside to make sure my cervix is on the inside.

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