(Closed) That’s supposed to fit Where!

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Those things are huge! I think the same thing about nuvaring. The Vagina actually has a terminal “pouching” that extends up past the cervix which acts as the space where nuvaring and the menstral cups fit into. If you think of the vagina as more of a V shape instead of a straight, narrow tube shape it hopefully makes more sense. The wide base of those things fit snugly into that space. It’s getting them up there thats the challenge…

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@MarryMeTiffany:  I have heard of softcups, but never saw what they looked like.  I just googled them and you’re right…they look GIGANTIC!  Out of curiosity, how can they help with fertility?  Also, when you take them out, wouldn’t it be horribly messy?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

The Instead Cup acts like a big suction cup to the cervix. As long as you place up near your cervix and position it correctly, it’s a great TTC tool. After about the second use, I got used to it. Don’t be intimidated by it. With a little practice, it’s great for after BD if you don’t want to throw your hips up and wait.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Eight6Eleven:  Exactly!

They definitely fit! I’ve used them before, once you fold them to insert they just open up once inside and fit in that space around the cervix. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@melisslp: They’re great for fertility purposes because the plastic part of the cup captures the semen and leaves it close to the cervix. It’s basically a drip pan for semen after BD. Instead of having your hips up in the area to move the semen closer to the cervix, the Instead Cup holds it right there increasing your chances of conception. I would leave mine in about 4 hours after BD. If I was going to bed after BD, I would sleep with it in. Disposing of it is a bit messy, but it’s not a big deal.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@cascadecherub:  Gotcha!!!  Thank you so much for clarifying.  I had never heard of that before, but it seems like a great idea! 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Ms. Martian: That’s all I could think of metaphorically for it. It keeps it from going out of you and close to the cervix, so drip pan it is. I got pregnant on my second cycle using them, 4 overall. I suggest them because they’re easy to use if you’re lazy about propping your legs up after BD. I admittedly was lazy about it and liked just popping them in after BD to go about the rest of night/day.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

OMG I never thought of it as a drip pan for semen either. How hilarious AND genius!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I’ve never heard of half these fertility things you guys have over there. Jealous!!!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@jaguar:  It’s not actually meant for TTC, it’s original purpose is for use as an alternative to tampons/pads. I’ve been using one for years and never thought about using it for TTC! We aren’t trying yet, we aren’t even married yet, but when the time comes it might be handy! The Instead cups are disposable, I use one called a Mooncup (I think…) that is made of medical grade silicone so it’s reusable. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I will never be able to get an oil change without giggling again 😛 Hahah.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve used them for the last 2 months.  They seem huge but once you get them in and hook, you won’t notice its there.  I’ve actually slept through the night and didn’t feel a thing.  Now one time, I got some really good suction and it was difficult to take out.  But after 5 min. of bearing down, I was able to take it out. 

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