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Old Oct 17th, 2010, 15:43 PM   1
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Sofcups for insemination


We have been using the softcups for two months for home insemination. I put the semen into the softcup, add some pre-seed, and then insert the softcup, and in the process of inserting it, the cup/bag part gets squeezed and the semen spills out. I am keeping the cup as horizontal as possible to prevent spillage, but canít figure out what else might help. Any advice?



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Old Oct 17th, 2010, 18:57 PM   2
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Can i ask why you're using softcups rather than a syringe? I have only used softcups in addition to syringing it in (i got a bit carried away that month!) so i cannot help, sorry.



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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 00:53 AM   3
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Hello, mechanica, thanks for your answer. I read in many forums that this is how women use the softcups for insemination - the DH/donor deposits the semen in the softcup and then insert it close to the cervix. I was worried that using a syringe and then a softcup might leave some of the semen outside. But maybe it is worth trying both ways. Do you insert the softcups immediately after the syringe or wait a little?



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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 15:04 PM   4
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I am using a donor. I slowly suck the semen into a 10ml syringe (they're longer than the 5ml ones, so can get closer to the cervix) and then inseminate as close to my cervix as possible. Usually i remove the syringe and stay upside down for 30 mins ish, but this month i am going to leave the syringe in (less chance of leakage, i think). After keeping my hips elevated for about 30 mins, i inserted the soft cup and went to sleep! I removed the cup in the morning. I only used it because i didn't want the mess in my bed, tbh!

Have you tried a practice run with the soft cup? I can't actually remember how far you can insert the cup but i have never only used the soft cup.



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