thainwulf (thainwulf) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Divacup, vexing first time - Oww

My Divacup (size for women who have not had childbirth) came in the mail yesterday and I woke up this morning with cramps, hopped out of bed, and took my new cup to test it out before my flow started in earnest. Long story short, I can't get it more than a little bit in without it being so painful I can't force myself to try it any more.

For reference, I'm a 17-year-old virgin, and a rather small person.

Daunted by my first try as well as a bit sore, I hopped on the computer and came across this community. Since then, I have tried the 7-fold and punch-down (modified so it's as small as I can make it), and diamond fold. I practiced the origami but can't hold onto it without it popping open. I've tried sitting, standing, squatting, and laying down, and also tried in the shower; laying down was the most successful but I still can't get it very far without it hurting so much that I stop.

After that I got sore and discouraged, so I threw on a pad and went for Sunday exercise (physically taxing foam-padded sword fighting), but coming home to the stupid mess of the pad after all my physical exertions just made me want to try harder. I explained my frustrations to my mother and she actually gave me some lube [o.o], but I haven't tried that yet.

I'm sore from fighting, cramps, and trying my cup... I think I'll go swallow some painkillers and maybe try again in the shower.

*Side question: I'm excited that you can get away with active stuff while using a cup--I always use pads and it's horribly messy; at least, the Divacup website had a testimonial from a rugby player who used one. I get bowled over by big shield-bearing men, rolled on the ground, hit with padded weapons, and have to run all over the field. What experiences have you had with using a cup while being very physically active?
Tags: divacup, first time use, insertion - painful or problems, sports/physical activities, virginity
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