Hi!

Thanks for these very useful messages. I spent more than an hour reading posts here and there, but I seem to still have some questions.

I'm 31, not a virgin and never been pregnant. I bought a divacup 1.

This is the first time/first cycle that I try the cup. I can get it in easily (I pop it low and then push it up.) Getting it out is sometimes difficult but with a bit of gymnastics, I manage to get it. ;)

The thing is, once it's in there, it won't stop moving, the stem gets out or pokes my pubic bone (and that hurts!) and sometime feel the cup. It also tend to go down and sitck out as the day goes on or often when I pee and relax my muscles. So I always have to go to the bathroom and push the cup back in. It's also leaking a little, but not so much because I have a pretty low flow. I think the problem is I have a very high cervix (I can barely touch it with my middle finger) so maybe I have to push the cup really high in my vagina? But then it's so hard to get it back and even when I do that, the cup comes down eventually. What I don't understand is that I seem to have a lot of suction (suction sound when I put it in, I can turn it 360, and when I take it out, I have to break the seal if I don't want to feel like a vacuum is sucking my insides.)

I feel like I almost got it but I think maybe I'm not putting it where it should be? Or maybe I should have another model, since I have a very high cervix?

Thanks in advance! I can't wait to throw away all my damn pads! :)

P.s. Sorry if there is some spelling mistakes, english is not my first language.
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bklynmom on April 27th, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
I'm not sure but it sounds like your diva is too small. You're describing a lot of movement and I know that the cups that fit me best don't have enough space to move up and down as much as you're describing. It's one of the longer cups so I'd think you might benefit from a wider cup. As for the high cervix, diva is one of the longest so be sure not to go too much shorter. And, I think cups pretty much settle where they fit best. If you try to put it high and it migrates down, I wouldnt think you could make it stay high.

I think I remember other posters complaining about the same slippage with diva cups, maybe you can check under the diva tag for more advice?

You can check the size charts, but some wider cups I can think of are the large fleur (my favorite) the LuvUr body, meluna (XL for sure, maybe L).

I hope this helps!
margot83 on April 27th, 2014 01:24 am (UTC)
Thanks! That's what I thought too... I guess I'll try my divacup for another cycle or two, just to make sure that the size is the problem (Maybe it's just the learning curve and I'll find a way it won't move or leak?).

Thanks again! :)
perigrineperigrine on April 27th, 2014 07:08 am (UTC)
I find that if I haven't managed to get the rim of any of my cups (Chinese imitation, Jasmine and Yuuki) up past my pubic bone they do the same thing. If that's happening I hop in the shower and put a leg up on the side and try again. I push it up til it hits the 'bump' and tilt it back/down, sort of until it gets past that bump and push it up a bit more. It feels like it goes up a long way based on finger depth. This always works (for me).
margot83 on April 28th, 2014 03:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks! That seems to work for me too. :) Yay!
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