Trying a mooncup for the first time this month and in theory I am a convert - in most ways it really works for me - but am having a bit of a problem and think it might be because my pelvic floor has taken a bashing after two big babies and a third degree tear (youch!).
Getting it in is no problem, getting out is certainly not an ordeal tho it's a little uncomfortable but it's the discomfort while it's actually in that's bothering me. Doesn't seem to matter how high I insert it, gravity just brings it down (feels very low, protruding a bit even) and even though I have trimmed the stem completely it has irritated me a bit today.
Sitting down isn't at all uncomfortable, but walking around is - in fact any time when gravity is against me, iyswim. Should I persevere? Has anyone else experienced this, especially if they have a bit of a poorpelvic floor? Any tips for getting it to stay in a bit higher?
No tips am afraid, I've been using mine a couple of years now and have the last few months had the opposite problem, mine keeps dissapearing up and not staying down where it's supposed to Don't know wth is going on.
I have EXACTLY the same problem. Would love to resolve it too. Fine on sitting etc but other than that only seems to go high enough after sleeping with it inovernight (ie can't find it easily on awakening!).
I have found the same thing, particularly with sleeping. Stop reading now if you are of a delicate constitution...
right - what I do is squat down, then feel with my fingers where my cervix is and then (using the short fold) shove the thing around the cervix and as high as possible. Then I stand up and do the strongest kegels I can. That usually does the trick, although I sometimes have to try a few times. On balance, it is better than just STs and tampons don't work for me, so I'll persist for now
ok - tmi over. If anyone has any other tips I'd love to hear them