Wont pop open
Hello 🙁 i am new to menstrual cups and i really want to use it because my skin is sensitive and prone to severe rashes. I have spent over 6 hours in and out of the shower because my cup wont pop open. I have tried everything and literally everything. Ive twisted it, I reached up to the rim, boiled the cup, wiggled it down and pushed it back up, literally everything. Even tried different folds. Is it the cup? Do i have to spend even more money for it 🙁
I’m sorry that you’re having issues with your cup. I know it can be frustrating when learning to use cups for the first time, but it sounds like you’ve put in a good effort to try to get it to work out.
First, make sure that you’re aiming the folded cup in the correct position. The cervix isn’t typically located straight up. Instead, squat on the ground and aim down and back towards your rectum. Once you get the hang of the position, you won’t need to squat (if you don’t want to).
Sometimes the cervix can get in the way of allowing the rim to expand.
I have one more method that might help. Once you get past the vaginal opening, the vaginal canal (walls) are very stretchy. Insert the cup, and then insert a finger to the side of it. Then press the cup into the vaginal wall to create some space. Slowly release the pressure and allow the cup to open against your finger. This gives the cup the space to open in and keeps your cervix from prohibiting the rim from opening. Once the cup is open, you can use a finger to push the cup up into place.
If this still doesn’t work after several tries, you might want to look into a firmer cup. Some cups are just too soft to work with for your anatomy.
I hope this helps.
Good Luck <3