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05 June 2007 @ 11:34 pm
Yesterday I bought a DivaCup and have used it the past couple days. I've noticed that it always tends to tilt to one side, making the stem poke at my right side. It usually doesn't bother me during the day, as I think moving around sets it back in place or I'm distracted or something. But certain (sitting) positions hurt, and I can't sleep with it in, cause the poking hurts. I put my finger in and play with it so it's in the right place. But it seems like it naturally goes off to the side again. I don't think it's something I'm doing wrong with insertion - as it's always the SAME side that it leans to and it does this even after I poke around and fix it. Anyone else have this problem? I'm wondering if I have an oddly shaped vaginal opening/canal or something... thanks. :)
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Stephgrrl_next_door on June 6th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
haha, was I supposed to cut it off? I'll feel like an idiot if that's what it is...
Stephgrrl_next_door on June 6th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
ahh.. instructions: if the stem pokes you once it is positioned correctly you may trim the stem slightly, but cut no shorter than 1/2 inch. Cutting the stem completely will maek removal difficult.

Good to know, haha. I guess I was overconfident when I got it in and failed to read part of the instructions. Hopefully that solves my problem!
polkadotskirtpolkadotskirt on June 6th, 2007 09:24 am (UTC)
I didn't even leave 1/2inch as it doesn't make removal more difficult for me! Mine sits very low, and I just grab the base. Cutting it will stop it poking, just make sure you can reach the base ok!
jananaphone on June 7th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
I tried cutting off bits of my stem and it still always poked, so I cut the whole thing off. I have no problem removing it. :)
mum2caden on June 6th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
Have you tried trimming the stem to make it shorter? Or even cutting it off as most do?
Debbie: body artfairerhiannon on June 6th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
Mine sits to one side. In fact, if I don't insert it so that it tilts to one side, I don't get a good seal.

I only cut off a little of the stem, and haven't had a problem with it poking me.
mum2caden on June 6th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
haha~ that will teach me to read comments first.. sorry!
skyladagazskyladagaz on June 6th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
i cut my stem off completely.
Deedeeonenalleternity on June 6th, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
My stem always pokes into my left side, I don't notice it other than digging to get it out for removal. So I kept it. I think tilting it normal. I need the stem to get it out but if you don't by all means... cut it!
polkadotskirtpolkadotskirt on June 6th, 2007 09:25 am (UTC)
some women tilt, others don't - one of those things! I think tilting makes it a little more awkward, but perfectly possible, to use a cup successfully. Good luck
You can call me lilly: Lady Blinkinglillerina on June 6th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
Mine tilts, I cut about 4mm off the end of the stem and it no longer pokes me.
Sarasarasnee on June 6th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
Mine tilts, but not in a good way. Usually makes it leak and pisses me off, I'm still trying to remedy it. I would suggest trying to open it lower and, of course, cutting off the stem.
a DJ who lived in seclusionknittinggoddess on June 7th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
Mine tilts to the right, but then again, so did my tampons. If it's not leaking, and if trimming the stem makes it more comfortable, don't worry about the tilting!
The Strawberry Girlrockingsheep on June 9th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
Mine tilts, too :]. I cut my stem and it stopped bothering me so much. It is a little trickier for me to take out now, though.