Cup slides out
Hello, I recently did the PACII quiz and got the si Bell large/LENA sensitive result. It also listed Fleurcup so after some reading I purchased the Fleurcup large.
I did a dry run to practice inserting twice and kept it in for an hour or two each time.
I got my period yesterday and have been using the cup. Inserting it with the punch down fold really comfortably and also getting used to removing it with (so far) no major problems.
I slept in it last night with no problems, really comfortable and no leaks.
My major problem is actually when I walk, no matter how well inserted, it starts to slip down and I can feel it outside my vagina in my labia and the rubbing feeling is very uncomfortable. This puts me off day time use. The stem is removed.
i had strong pelvic floor until I had my baby (16months ago) vaginally. I am still able to pause my wee on the pee test for strength but have had a couple of sneeze and leak accidents.
Any clues? Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
By any chance did you check the height of your cervix while you were on your period? It sounds like it drops enough that it causes your cup to push out or that the Fleur is too long.
I had one cup that slid down on me over and over. I understand how uncomfortable and frustrating that can be. The same cup did that to my daughter and she was at work. She finally removed and replaced it with another cup O.O
Anyhow, since you’re able to remove your cup without a stem, I would suggest turning your cup inside out and seeing if that shortens and narrows the cup down enough to be comfortable for you. If it does, you can continue to use it this way or find a cup that’s about the same height. Something like the Ruby medium, Sckoon large or Super Jennie small might “fit” better.
You’ll also want to check if the cup created a seal. It doesn’t happen with all cups and all bodies, but if it does, they cup should stay put a little better.
After you insert your cup, give it a gentle tug and see if there’s any resistance. If there is, it did create a light suction.
One other thing that can help with creating a seal/suction are smaller air holes. Just keep in mind that it you’ll also need to break the seal before tugging on your cup to remove it or you might pull on your cervix and cause some discomfort, pain and even cramping. The Ruby Cup has the smallest holes among the cups that I mentioned.
Lastly, if you don’t have a sensitive bladder but you have stress incontinence (urine leaks when you sneeze, cough, laugh, lift something heavy or bear down in any way), you might want to give a firmer cup a try. For many of us, the cup applies a enough pressure on the urethra to help stop those leaks 🙁 It’s the reason my daughter uses her cup almost every day while she’s at work.
Good Luck and Happy New Year!