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Has anyone tried using the Instead Softcup to aid in TTC? I know it's intended use is for during AF, but I read some reviews online of people using it when TTC to, I guess, keep the swimmers where they need to be. Just wondering if anyone had tried it, and if so what were the results?

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Well I haven't used it yet, but I bought some and plan to. Anxious to see what others have to say.
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I did! Our first month on clomid we used instead cups. I'm not sure if it helped, but I'm 15 weeks now.
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Many people here use them! Including me. Good luck!

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i like them. i dont use them at night, but during the day, they are great to keep all the swimmers from dripping out all day as you walk around.

i have to say though, i was very comfortable with using them because i used a diaphram for bc for a couple years, and by coincidence, the instead cup is the exact size of my old diaphram. so i had no trouble inserting/removing, and it fits me just right. if you dont have any experience, i would definitely try it out before crunch time, because it could take some practice, and im not sure how well one size fits all. i also use preseed with it just like you would use spermicide with a diaphram- a dollop in the middle of the cup and around the edge, just to give a little pH balanced support to the sperm while it's in there, just because, well, why not.

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I used them for a couple of cycles with no luck. I alternated using them and not using them (we DTD every day around O time). They definitely worked as far as keeping things in there. And I know ladies who used them when using donor sperm (they put the sample into the cup before putting it in). Only drawback was removing them. Sperm is kinda icky after a few hours...

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I used them for a couple of cycles with no luck. They're easy to get used to and I may try them again.

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Thanks for all of the responses ladies!
I bought a box and will be trying them with this next cycle. Hoping they'll help me finally get that BFP!

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