Alternatives to the Mooncup? (a women only thread i guess!)

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Re: Alternatives to the Mooncup? (a women only thread i gues

Post: #247446 awwrora
Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:51 am

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Re: Alternatives to the Mooncup? (a women only thread i gues

Post: #251946 sammyh
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:26 pm

Thank goodness for this thread. I got my mooncup in last night and had a fine night but oh my it hurt when I took it out- then I paniced a bit when putting it in again and had to give up in a cold sweat- OUCH! But will try again after reading all the posts. Wish me luck....

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Re: Alternatives to the Mooncup? (a women only thread i gues

Post: #253481 sammyh
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:23 pm

Ok so had successful time with mooncup, but am using it with washable pads. Must admit that I now understand why I had to change tampons so much- can't believe how much they collect was trying to tell other 'alf but he paled somewhat! I would say try again if it's painful as I've had no problem second time around.

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Re: Alternatives to the Mooncup? (a women only thread i gues

Post: #253498 Rosendula
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:15 am

Glad it's worked out. If it is painful when removing it, it could be that you aren't releasing the airlock. Try carefully squeezing it before pulling it down - not too much or things will get messy, but enough to let a little bit of air past. It might make a "shqulup" sort of noise which you may think everyone in the house can hear :lol: Also, you say you're still having to use pads. I still do if I'm particularly heavy, but most of the time I don't need to. I did at first, and then I realised that I leak when I cleaned it out with loo roll but not when I rinsed it out, so I think when it's wet you get a better seal. This is where I wish my loo had a wash basin in it :roll: . Perhaps a bit of KY would help with the seal?
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Re: Alternatives to the Mooncup? (a women only thread i gues

Post: #253501 demi
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:50 am

i agree with rosey about taking it out.
i give mine a nip and then a slight fold so it resembles somewhat how it went in.
yeah, but if you loose grip when your taking it out and it expands again it is painful.
mine has only leaked when iv got up in the morning when iv had a heavy flow. i change it regularly when its heavy like that to prevent leaks, but obviously i cant change it when im sleeping so thats how it can fill up and i have to make a quick dash to the toilet when i wake up.
but i can handle that, im never going back to tampons or pads, i am a full mooncup convert!
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Re: Alternatives to the Mooncup? (a women only thread i gues

Post: #254606 the.fee.fairy
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:02 am

I've had mine for about 8 years now...

I still love it!

For public toilets, try just wiping it with some tissue.

For the two-handers:

***MAYBE TMI***

Use you little finger and index finger to spread yourself a bit, push down (liking giving birth i understand) and use the middle finger to feel for the bottom, then stick middle finger and thumb up and grab the bottom. Squeeze the bottom slightly and ease forwards, then, as the cup moves down, aim the rim backwards so that anything inside will pour out into the loo rather than over your hands.

Hopefully, you should be one-handed in no time!

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