PSA: Do not use a softcup if you have a tilted uterus!

posted 2 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 2
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314 posts
Helper bee

I’m sorry you had this bad experience but mine is tilted and I have never had a problem in 10years. What brand cup did you use?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

OMG yikes! That sounds completely traumatizing. I have a retroverted/tilted uterus as well, and I’ve used the DivaCup for the past 4 months with no issues. It’s not exactly the same as a Soft Cup, but similar. I wonder if you also have a high cervix, which may have contributed to the problem?? I don’t know, but I’m so sorry you went through that. 🙁

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Firework:  ive never had an issue with mine but also many of these cups dont need to be placed right up against the cervix. They are actually designed to sit down lower in your vagina so its easier to grab and form a better seal when places lower. The suction really shouldnt be bad enough to not break with a small pinch at the bottom. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC

Firework:  OMG! That is awful. I only started using a menstrual cup recently, last week as a matter of fact. As far as I know I do not have a tilted uterus, I would think have been told in one of my pregnancies at least. 

Anyway, this is very scary!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

You are probably going to think I am a complete asshole for this, and I really do feel for you having to go through this because it sounds awful, but I laughed way more than I should have. I know it wasn’t funny for you, but I was just picturing someone sitting there with their doc trying to get this out. I thought of the show “sex sent me to the er”. I really am sorry you had to go through this and I hope you find a solution in the near future! 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I had this happen to me too with Softcup.  Long story short, I did manage to get it out but not without completely freaking out and almost calling my SO for help. Never trying it again, it was terrifying, no thank you.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Genuine513.
Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hasn’t happened to me, but something very similiar happened to my mom with one of those contraceptive sponges. She had to ask her husband to help fish it out, and even then it still took a good hour or two of freaking out.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Don’t know about a diaphragm but I’ve been using the Nuvaring so we can be condom free. It’s 99.9% effective, which I have heard is actually more effective than a diaphragm, but you’d want to check that with your doctor of course. It is hormonal but I have had a great experience with Nuvaring!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Omg no this has never happened to me! You should post on the livejournal menstrual cups forums, they have the most comprehensive coverage of menstrual cups ever. But, I might have misunderstood, did you want to use a cup so you could have sex with it while on your period? If so, serious no no, although some of the ladies at livejournal  will swear they’ve done it and nothing bad happened it does push it waaaay in and makes it a lot harder to get out… I’ve used a diva cup and a lunette for years now wo a problem and would never ever go back to tampons or (shudder) regular pads btw so I’m a hardcore user. However, I have learned to take it out before I pee (I’m prone to UTIs), or have shower sex! 😉

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

They say on almost all the packaging not to use if you have a Tilted uterus.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

Oh my gosh, ouch! I also have a tilted uterus and have used the Diva Cup for over two years now without any problems. There is definately hope! When I was reseaching brands I picked Diva because they have a special one for women that have never given birth.

I found YouTube videos on different folding styles to be really helpful when first starting out, so that might be worth a try if you decide to give it another go!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

How on earth do you know if you have a tilted uterus? Genuinely, now I’m wondering about my uterus.

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