My cup slips down – how do I prevent this
Why will my cup sometimes slip down and almost out? It doesn’t matter if it’s empty or full, and the fact that it happens inconsistently is confusing.
If this is happening often, it’s probably just not the right cup for you.
Here are a few things you can check or try before moving onto another cup that might work better for your anatomy.
Making sure that you are inserting the cup in the correct position can eliminate it from being seated to the side of the cervix.
– Squat on the ground during insertion.
– Aim the folded cup back and down towards your tailbone; the cervix is not typically located straight up.
Make sure the cup is creating a seal.
– Pinch the base a couple of times.
– Pinch the base and rotate the cup.
– Pinch the base and rock the cup back and forth.
– Insert a finger against the body of the cup and swipe your finger around the sides to make sure that there are no indentations.
– If the cup has some resistance when gently tugged, even a slight resistance, it should be sealed well.
– If the cup slides down easily, it did not create a seal.
Sliding or Rotating Cups.
Make sure the cup “fits” you correctly. If you have a low cervix and the cup is too long, it might be inhibiting the cup from being inserted all the way or sit lower than it should be.
– Check that the cervix is either right above or sitting inside of the cup.
– Make sure that the cup is inserted past the PFM (Pelvic Floor Muscles – the muscle you use to stop the flow of urine). If your PFM is weak, you may want to consider doing Kegel exercises. The PFM stretches from the tailbone to the pubic bone and helps keep the cup in place.
– Some users find that a firm cup will slide out easier. Consider a softer cup.
– Consider a cup with a flared rim like the Lena Cup, Sckoon, Fleur, or LoulouCup. Flared rims ten to ride up and sit higher around the cervix which might help keep the cup in place.
I hope something here helps.
Good Luck! <3
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