Doesn’t pop open
Hey. I actually have several issues with the menstrual cup. Sorry if it weirds you out. Firstly, after several painful trials, the cup managed to get inside my vagina with the triangle fold. However, it didn’t pop open, but remained in the same fold. It was going inside and inside in the same way and it scared me for neither was it popping open nor was it coming out. I understand that maybe it needs to further inside to pop open but till what extent? When it was continously going inside I tried to pull it out but because of the lubrication and that I could hardly fit one finger inside, it took me quite some time to get it out. Is it normal? What do I do?
Try the labia fold. I was having the same struggle until I tried this. You can google it but basically, pinch one side of the cup and press it into the center and down until the rest of the cup is around it. It is sort of a mix between the punch down fold and the E fold. The insertion point is larger than the triangle fold but for me, it was easier to pop open. Once the cup is inserted just run a finger around the bottom to make sure it is open then give up a little tug up and down to open it if it hasn’t opened yet. I really hope this helps, I know how frustrating it can be. 🙂