I used my menstrual cup yesterday for the first time and I had some difficulty inserting the cup (organicup) but I figured it out. The problem was when I had to remove it..I tried pinching the bottom but it didn’t worked so I tried putting my index finger (I think.. I tried so many ways that I don’t know which one worked best ahah) and I broke the seal, but as I was removing it the cup kept creating vacuum when I was at the end so I pulled it out only noticing that the vacuum was there when the cup got out, opened and I felt pain. I let the pain and discomfort go away and inserted it again and the other times I was more careful and also I’m now understanding more the process (I’m a virgin so I’m also more tense and not very comfortable yet).
Now I’m concerned that due to the fact that I removed the cup with vacuum even though only at the end/entrance of my vagina if it can cause any problems like prolapse or other things.. I searched on the Internet but I haven’t found information about it.
Thank you! And happy 2020!
Happy 2020! Hopefully, you can start off the new year without any pain :O
It sounds like you were doing pretty well in the process of removing the cup until the very end. Next time, collapse the side of the cup with your index finger and keep it there until you completely remove the cup. This will help keep it from creating another vacuum. You can also do this using your thumb which may also help shield your urethra from getting brushed against from the rim of the cup on the way out.
If the seal/suction isn’t broken when you remove a cup, it can tug on your cervix a bit. However, even though it might feel like a lot of pain, it’s probably just a slight prolapse that will correct itself in a day or two. There are different degrees of prolapse. If you can feel your cervix at the opening of your vagina or “hanging” out, then you’ll definitely want to seek medical help.
There might be some helpful tips and tricks listed here:
How to Insert and Remove a Menstrual Cup
Good Luck <3