august2005mom (august2005mom) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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 I'm on cycle 1 with my Diva Cup (Model 2) and I'm doing pretty well. I'm super excited and really enjoying not using pads. BUT, I have a slight issue that I'm wondering if you all had experience with.....

I'm at the end of day 2 with the cup and I'm starting to notice some irritation to my 'pee hole' (LOL! I can't believe I just said that, that sounds so dumb, but it's past 2am right now and for the life of me, I cannot remember the right name.) It kind of has a light burning feeling when I'm about to go to the bathroom and when I do pee, it doesn't flow like it normally would if the cup wasn't in... it's kind of like a thin stream and I have to push a little more to get it out. I'm not sure if that makes any sense to you guys or not.  

I did cut my stem off last night and it's been smooth sailing ever since until now. The cup isn't too high, but it is in correctly.. it's all the way inside, but the base sort of leans against the hole. I'm not sure if it's just irritated because having the cup there in is something new, and if so, will it go away? Or is it the grips on the base that are doing it? And if that's it... do I just need to accept that it's the Diva that's the problem for me and it'll always feel that way? If so, I'd rather get a new cup, but I'm not sure which would be best for me. 

I'm also mildly concerned that the irritation could cause other issues... I'm not sure if it's possible, but could it give me a UTI or some type of infection or something? (Pretty sure that's not the origin of my problem now though, I distinctly feel this at the opening of the whole.. no other pain.) If it's safe to keep using the cup with the irritation, then I'm going to until I can get another cup (if that's what I need to do) but if I wasn't sure if that was what's recommended in a situation like that.. like a 'discontinue use if...' type of thing.

Thanks in advance to anyone who is able to share any insight with me. :) 


ETA: I've been doing some more reading about comparing the brands.. here are my thoughts, someone please help me come to a conclusion! Hahaha

Diva.. I read a lot of people complaining about the suction. I personally LOVE the suction, I can't imagine a cup with low suction doing a good job. I have no issues with it popping open using the C-fold and I also don't have too hard of a time cleaning the holes, I did the water squirt thing and it works fine. I love everything about it, except it's ridges are causing irritation...

So, if I have to get another cup, I want one most like the Diva. I like the way it works and feels and I don't want to spend money on something totally opposite if the Diva is working for me. BUT, there seemed to be lots of complaints about the Lunette and the Mooncup UK seems like it has less suction.

I'm just so confused, I'm not sure what to do. Should I stick to the Diva and hope the irritation clears up? Or should I count on it not clearing up and decide on another cup soon so I can get it before my next cycle starts?

Sorry for rambling and asking so many questions.
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