Jump to content

Menstral cup users
(Maybe TMI - Itchy!)


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 *RockTot*

Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:58 PM

I've been using a Lunette for around four years, and in the past year or so, I've found that in almost every cycle, I get quite itchy "down there" on about day 4 of my cycle, it gets to the point were I can't wait to take it out because it's pretty much instant relief!
Anyone else experienced this?  What can I do?  I don't want to give up my cup!!
I sterilise before each use, and dont use any soaps etc on it - I'm not sure what could be causing it!
Any ideas? sad.gif

Edited by *RockTot*, 03 April 2012 - 01:59 PM.


#2 CallMeFeral

Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:32 PM

Could it be the tab? I get pretty delicate down there after a few days, and as it gets drier I think the tab rubs on my 'bits' more. I don't use mine after the flow slows down due to that irritation (when I have heavy flow it seems to lubricate it enough that it's not a problem).
Not sure of a solution though apart from cutting off the tab - but it'd make it harder to get out. Cutting it shorter maybe?


#3 MahnaMahna

Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:42 PM

I haven't had any side effects from using mine.

Interesting that it happens on day 4 though, so it's not the cup as such, as if you had any issues with that it would happen on day 1, so perhaps PP is right, the tab could be irritating you when it is more dry (as in you have a much lighter flow by day 4)?

Have you shortened or cut off the tab at all yet?

I shortened mine when I first got it as I found it bugged me a little being so long. No issues at all since cutting it shorter though.

Edited by MahnaMahna, 03 April 2012 - 05:55 PM.


#4 *RockTot*

Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

Hmmm interesting, maybe it is the tab??  Would the tab rubbing make it itchy though?


#5 milasmum

Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:51 PM

I get this..when using tampons/cup. I actually reckon it's the dryness. Because normally you have a natural lubricant but when you have a cup/tampon in it stops it.

That's my theory anyway because as you said when you remove it's fine.

#6 MahnaMahna

Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:51 PM

Possibly, if it is irritating your skin. Worth a shot though original.gif

Milasmum - See I find cups totally different to tampons. Cups don't stop the natural lubricant your body creates as they do not suck moisture away like tampons do.

Edited by MahnaMahna, 03 April 2012 - 05:55 PM.


#7 CallMeFeral

Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:53 PM

Actually yeah, I did have to cut the first segment and a half off the tab of my lunette too...

QUOTE (milasmum @ 03/04/2012, 05:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I get this..when using tampons/cup. I actually reckon it's the dryness. Because normally you have a natural lubricant but when you have a cup/tampon in it stops it.

That's my theory anyway because as you said when you remove it's fine.


That's a good point!

#8 tick

Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:22 AM

Try turning the cup inside out, that way you can see if the stem and/or the ridges on the outside of the cup are affecting you at all (without having to cut off the stem).  Also, try wetting the cup with water before inserting perhaps?

#9 His Boy Elroy

Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:59 AM

I developed an allergy to silicone and had to ditch my lunette cup and I tried The Keeper, which is made of some sort of rubber and not silicone.  I havent had an issue since.

Your symptoms sound similar to what mine were.....

#10 *RockTot*

Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:32 PM

Oh my goodness, a silicone allergy?  Wow, that never even crossed my mind!  Maybe I should give the Keeper a try....

#11 alchemy

Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:06 PM

I'm a little late, but...
I used to get a bit itchy at the start of a Urinary Tract Infection (I got lots of these after my 2nd baby was born). I wonder if after 4 days of use, your UT is a little sensitive? I know I need to be really careful that my hands are scrupulously clean when putting mine in and getting it out (It's a PITB to have to wash before and after, but it's important for me to make sure there's no bacteria on my hands) and I generally only use it for the first 2 (sometimes 3 if I need to) days of my cycle to make sure I don't irritate my UT too much. I have both a Diva cup and Lunette cup, and it's the same with either of them (getting a bit sensitive after more than a couple of days use).





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

My four months of breastfeeding madness

You imagine that everyone is thinking badly of you, and you tell yourself you have to keep trying. Even though you are in an impossible situation, you still won't give yourself a break.

Little girl's foul-mouthed ice bucket challenge viewed by millions

It starts out innocently enough, but soon Scarlett-Rose Davis is letting loose with an emphatic swearword.

Australian push for compensated surrogacy

A team of Australia fertility experts has advocated legalising commercial surrogacy.

Clever panda fakes pregnancy

News that a giant panda was pregnant prompted much excitement, but it appears there were never any cubs on the way.

'I survived placenta percreta'

When writing her birth plan, Simone Pavil included an item most women wouldn?t even think about: what should happen if she was put on life support. The mum had the potentially fatal condition placenta accreta.

Managing personal space as a mum

In the midst of the early parenting years, our bodies and minds can seemingly be overtaken by our offspring. How can we balance our need for personal space with the needs of our children?

'If love could have saved you, you'd have never left'

The words "spontaneous abortion" on the hospital paperwork really got to me. My baby died; I didn't spontaneously decide to abort him.

15 classic Aussie ads

Watch some of the classic Australian ads of the 80s, 90s and 00s, and remember the catchphrases and jingles we all used to know so well ...

For and against

Should Blue Ivy have been at the VMAs?

Many were quick to condemn Beyonce and Jay Z after appearing on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards with their two-year-old daughter, but others thought it was a sweet family moment. What do you think?

Toddler attacked at gym creche

Two-year-old girl Eva Ness was left with a black eye and bite marks on her face and body after an altercation with an older child at a health club's child-minding facilities. Now her parents are calling for the centre to be closed.

Pregnancy a tricky matter of timing for FIFO couples

Manipulating rosters, coordinating 'conjugal' visits, working on site with your partner; getting pregnant can prove stressful for FIFO workers.

WIN a $100 RedBalloon for Dad

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 5 $100 RedBalloon experience vouchers. Helping you make Dad's Day EXTRA HAPPY.

Carseats have twice as many germs as a toilet

Most parents know their child's carseat is not always squeaky clean, but they might not realise just how dirty it really is.

Doctors remove foetus from 'medical marvel' after 36 years

Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years.

Nine months in six seconds: new parents' Vine clip a hit

We?ve seen some memorable time-lapse pregnancy and birth announcement videos before. Now one new couple has taken it to the extreme, capturing it all in just a six-second Vine video.

Sonia Kruger speaks of baby joy

Celebrity mum-to-be Sonia Kruger has spoken candidly about using donor eggs and IVF to fall pregnant at age 48.

Dressing to not impress: life through the eyes of a three-year-old

When it comes to getting dressed, my three-year-old has only one criterion: ?I don?t want to look beautiful.? And now I've worked out why.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

WIN a $100 RedBalloon for Dad

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 5 $100 RedBalloon experience vouchers. Helping you make Dad's Day EXTRA HAPPY.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Going viral

Daycare death shows licensing need

A baby's tragic death in a family daycare centre has underlined a need for better licensing laws in the US.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.