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It Arrived! - but not going so well

Post  Jesamyn on Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:14 pm

My new black Fleurcup, size L, arrived in the mail today from Leasstore. I was so excited that I decided to give it a dry run, although I'm scheduled to start next week.

I'm desperately hoping that it's just from it being a dry run, but I'm not having as much luck as I'd hoped so far. The first time I tried it with a 7-fold, which is what I use for both my LadyCup and FemmeCup. It reluctantly popped open, and all was well for about half an hour. Then I realized that I was getting incredibly sore. I didn't make sure the tab was lined up | instead of -, so I think that was the problem. It's also possible that it was the grip ridges and I didn't push it up high enough. (My LadyCup normally rides quite high.) I took it out, left it for a few hours, and then decided to try again.

Next round, I tried both a punchdown and 7-fold. This time it just refused to pop at all. I think it's because I am still a bit sore from earlier, so I will wait another couple of days to try again. Or I'll wait until next week when we have the real deal!
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Post  michelleke on Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:43 pm

Have you got any water based lube?

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Post  Jesamyn on Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:01 am

Yep, tried it! I think I just need to give it a couple of days. I think after getting sore from the tabs, my body just doesn't want anything to do with it at the moment.
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Post  Melissa569 on Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:03 pm

It could be the stiffness making you sore, or it could be the grip textures. They are much more pronounced than other brands. You can trim them slightly with a nail clipper, I suppose. Just be careful.

I'm also surprised that it was slow to pop open. Usually the firmer cups pop open faster. Maybe its because its a large. My small opens like a charm.

Let us know how it goes when yoru period arrives. Hopefully it will be different then Smile
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Post  Jesamyn on Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:16 am

I did try another dry run this evening. No problems with popping this time with the 7-fold that I just always use. I accidentally used a bit too much lube though, so I almost had a flying cup experience. Wink

The irritation is definitely from the stem, which is thankfully an easily remedied issue. I still wonder if it might be better if I could make it go | instead of - or /. However, I am not coordinated enough to get it in that way in the first place, and I have never been able to spin any of my cups.

At this point, I am just calling it quits with dry runs. I'm not frustrated, but I am at the point where I think my body is just too different when I'm not on my cycle to make it worth the effort. I will just pat my cute little black cup and wait patiently.
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