Period pains last night mean I'll be needing my mooncup again in a week or so.
I think I ought to sterilise it, but I can't remember. I can't find the instructions and I can't find them online either, and I can't find them on MN either (well, have trawled through five mooncup threads so far without finding the answer anyway!).
So - do I need to? If so, how?
Also, I'm still concerned about the problems I had last month. Have I got an extraordinarily short vagina?
It says to wear it low down in the vagina, but that the stem (which I've cut off completely) should be completely inside. But I can't get the whole thing completely inside comfortably without it slipping down and rubbing me, sometimes quite painfully. It sometimes feels like it's actually falling out, and I have to go back to the loo about a million times to fix it.
Occassionally, just occassionally, I can get it right. I guess it's just practice, but does anyone have any thoughts?
I think they recommend boiling it as Malfoy has said. I tend to use half a Milton tablet in a cup full of water and leave for at least 15 mins.
Do you think a different fold might help with inserting it slightly higher up? I found at first that the c-fold would open up too early and I used a punch down fold instead. After about 6 months the silicone got softer and I went back to a c-fold. There are some folds here.
Have mentioned this before, but I found the recommended size was too large - wouldn't stay in, turned round sideways etc. Switched to the smaller size & its now fine. (FWIW I am pretty short all over )