Very sore after using menstrual cups, which one to choose and how to avoid this?
I’ve been using menstrual cups for about two years now, but occasionally I am forced to switch back to tampons and pads because of soreness after using the cup. Currently I’m using a Monki x Lunette cup. Generally speaking I don’t have problems with using the cup itself, it opens perfectly and stays put. But when I take it it’s a real struggle (not that I can’t relax properly and have to force it out, but it just feels too big maybe and never comes out smoothly) and always leaves me with a really sore vagina (inside and outside), and after a few days so bad that I can’t even bike. When I bike using the cup it’s always pushing down on my saddle through my labia, even though I cut off the stem.
Basically: I’m looking for a cup that doesn’t do this to me. I think I have a low cervix. Apparently I’m super sensitive but the cup shouldn’t be too soft or otherwise I’m afraid it won’t open. The grip rims on the bottom hurt me, the stem hurts me (even if it’s cut off) and the upper anti-spilling rim also hurts me. Help??
I agree that it sounds that you have a low cervix. While the Lunette isn’t an extremely long cup, it still sounds like it’s a bit too much length for you 🙁 It also sounds like it’s too firm for you as well!
When a cup “fits” properly you shouldn’t feel it at all and it definitely shouldn’t hurt at any time during inserting, wearing, or removing.
Which size are you using? I can look through my cups and see what might be a bit softer and shorter.
You can also check out the link below and see if there are any cups that interest you.
If you have any questions about any of the cups that are shown, I’d be happy to give you some info about it/them.
Until then, happy browsing!