Cup won’t open
When I put in the menstrual cup it won’t open on it’s own and I can’t figure out what to do to open it. I’ve gotten it to open a few times I guess just out of luck because I have no idea what I did. I’ve tired different folds, that labia fold, punch, c fold (which was the worst by far) I don’t know what I’m doing wrong I would appreciate some help because I don’t think I can take any more stressing over my vagina.
I know it can be frustrating, but I commend you for not giving up. I hope that I can help. Here are a few tips that might help your situation:
Try squatting on the ground and insert the folded cup down and back towards your tailbone. If you’re inserting the cup straight up, the cervix might be blocking the rim from opening.
If the cup doesn’t open, wiggle it down a bit to let the cervix correct itself and then use a single finger to push it back up into place.
You can also try inserting the cup halfway, let it expand (below the cervix), and then use a finger to push it up into place.
If the cup still won’t open, you might need to press the cup into the vaginal wall and create a pocket for it to expand in. This is the only way that I can get (most) softer cups to open. Sometimes I need to let the cup open slowly against my finger.
If this cup continues to give you trouble, I would suggest a firmer one. You shouldn’t need to stress this much over a cup 🙁
What cup are you using?
Good Luck <3
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