Struggling to pop up the cup after insertion
I am very much keen in using the menstrual cup but I am having problem in inserting it. After I insert it doesn’t pop open. I have tried to rotate it but I am unable to do so as I cannot even hold the cup inside with my 2 fingers. I have tried to give it a little squeeze with fingers on all sides still it doesn’t pop open. I am confused if I am inserting it too far. I find a bone (pelvic bone probably) as try to push the cup inside. I don’t know whether I should push the cup further inside crossing the bone or keep it below the bone.
Below is a brief information if it can help you to answer my question.
I am 32yrs old. Had c-section 1 year ago. I opted for a medium size menstrual cup. I am 4.10 ft tall. Please advice me. I really want to use the menstrual cup and leave the pads
Congrats on making the switch…or at least giving it a try 🙂
I’m sorry to hear that your first experience has been difficult. There is a learning curve, so be patient. I know that’s not what you want to hear, but practice makes (close!) to perfect <3
Some of us find that inserting the complete cup doesn’t allow it to open. You may need to pull back on the cup a bit to let it open. You can also try inserting the cup 1/2 way and then allow it to open.
Another thing that might help is to use a finger and press the cup to your vaginal wall creating a small pocket or void. Then slowly allow the cup to open against your finger. This will give the cup room to open.
Here’s a video that explains and demonstrates that:
See if there are some helpful tips on Inserting and Removing a Menstrual Cup here:
You might also want to try a different fold
Many people like the “Labia” fold for cups that they have trouble opening.
I hope that one of these tips or tricks addresses your troubles <3