Help with my cup
I was hoping I could get some help – I bought the saalt regular soft cup recently and I don’t know if it’s me or I got the wrong size but I can’t seem to get it in. I know this is quite embarrassing but I don’t exactly know where stuff is up there so maybe I’m using it wrong. I’ve tried a few times but no luck I know it’s supposed to fully go in and you can only see the stem. But when I try you can actually see the cup and it keeps falling out and feeling uncomfortable. I’m not used to putting anything up there as I only ever use pads and never tampons. I got the regular as I have very heavy periods so I thought that be the right one. I did really want this to work as I use a lot of pads and I wanted to help the environment as well as making it more better for me. If anyone could help me that be great. I thought I’d see if I’m doing anything wrong before spending more money on a new cup.
@Naina – First of all, I want to commend you for not giving up just yet. It’s normal for new users who have never had experience with inserting an internal menstrual product before, to have a learning curve. You’re not the only one, so don’t beat yourself up. It can take some practice to get used to it. Once you get it, it will become quicker and easier to insert, position, and remove.
You might want to explore a little while you’re in the shower. Some water-based lube will help things glide (finger and/or cup). Insert your middle finger and feel for your cervix.
If you do have a low cervix, you might need an even shorter cup or one that flares at the rim (which tends to move up and sit higher around the cervix). You may also want to look into a menstrual disc.
However, if the cup is not being inserted past the pelvic floor (which may be the cause of it hanging or falling out) and you find out that you have a high cervix. If you use a shorter/smaller cup, you might find it moved out of reach over the course of the day. That can be scary, so I would rather you try to locate and measure your cervix first, for peace of mind.
It doesn’t sound like the cup is being placed past the pelvic floor.
However, cups are not one size fits all. Although the Saalt is a great cup, it just might not be the cup for you.
If you would like some suggestions for bell-shaped cups with a flared rim or menstrual disc, let me know and I’ll see what I can come up with.
Until then, good luck <3
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