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Anyone who uses a menstrual cup

Posted by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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I just started trying one out, but so far it hurts a little, like after wearing a tampon too long. Am I putting it in wrong? Did I buy the wrong brand? I bought the Lunette which had great reviews by almost everyone. I really want this to work.

***Also, what do you wash it with? The instructions say to use unscented soap.

by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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Graceplustwo
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 4:38 PM
I want to try those too. I heard that brand is great as well. Let me know how it works out, I was wondering if they were uncomfortable
danichaos
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 4:42 PM

No, sometimes this happens to me. Take it out, and try tomorrow or the next day. 

Ichthus
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 7:51 PM

BUMP!

polkaspots
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2013 at 8:00 PM
I use instead softcups, so I don't wash them. If I feel any pain I wait a few hours before putting it in again. I usually end up just using my sea sponge. It's just easier for me, especially when I'm away from my bathroom.
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Ichthus
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 8:04 PM

What is a sea sponge? I guess I know what it is in a general sense, but how do you use it?


Quoting polkaspots:

I use instead softcups, so I don't wash them. If I feel any pain I wait a few hours before putting it in again. I usually end up just using my sea sponge. It's just easier for me, especially when I'm away from my bathroom.



polkaspots
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2013 at 8:08 PM
It works exactly like a tampon and the only difference is the shape. Sea sponges are roundish and don't get bigger as time goes on.


Quoting Ichthus:

What is a sea sponge? I guess I know what it is in a general sense, but how do you use it?



Quoting polkaspots:

I use instead softcups, so I don't wash them. If I feel any pain I wait a few hours before putting it in again. I usually end up just using my sea sponge. It's just easier for me, especially when I'm away from my bathroom.





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Ichthus
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 8:09 PM

So they're disposable?


Quoting polkaspots:

It works exactly like a tampon and the only difference is the shape. Sea sponges are roundish and don't get bigger as time goes on.


Quoting Ichthus:

What is a sea sponge? I guess I know what it is in a general sense, but how do you use it?



Quoting polkaspots:

I use instead softcups, so I don't wash them. If I feel any pain I wait a few hours before putting it in again. I usually end up just using my sea sponge. It's just easier for me, especially when I'm away from my bathroom.







polkaspots
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2013 at 8:16 PM
No. Sorry I didn't think to mention that. I rinse mine thoroughly with water and then I use hydrogen peroxide to disinfect it either at the end of my cycle or the end of the day, I usually only use it for my two heavy days so I only clean it when I'm done with it. If its particularly dirty I'll use castille soap.There are other ways to clean them, but that's what I do. Mine has lasted me about a year so far, but I haven't had that many periods due to breastfeeding and then pregnancy.


Quoting Ichthus:

So they're disposable?



Quoting polkaspots:

It works exactly like a tampon and the only difference is the shape. Sea sponges are roundish and don't get bigger as time goes on.





Quoting Ichthus:

What is a sea sponge? I guess I know what it is in a general sense, but how do you use it?




Quoting polkaspots:

I use instead softcups, so I don't wash them. If I feel any pain I wait a few hours before putting it in again. I usually end up just using my sea sponge. It's just easier for me, especially when I'm away from my bathroom.











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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Jun. 15, 2013 at 9:58 PM
I wash mine with hand soap.
It's going in wrong, you shouldn't feel it at all, except maybe a little poke from the stem which can be trimmed anyway. There's a learning curve. I eventually learned to find out where it goes put it in, make sure it's open and low, then jump and move around a LOT- squats, splits, whatever, then check to see where it has moved, that's where it needs to be. For me, I need to angle it to the left and back a little.
And definitely make sure it's not too high.
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notjstanothrmom
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2013 at 10:01 PM
How does it hurt? The stem really bothered me on mine so I cut it off completely.

I wash mine with regular hand soap that is in the bathroom.
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