I'm new to the community, so I thought I'd ask a little about my personal experience.
I first heard about Diva Cup about 6 months ago. At first I was afraid to try it, but in an effort to become more green, I ordered one about 3 months ago. The first month it was the most frustrating thing I had ever tried! I couldn't insert it properly, it popped open too soon, or not at all. And I ended up staining my pants, badly, in the night. On top of all that, the stem poked me horribly, and even when I trimmed it down, it still would rub a bit especially when I exercised.
I was so frustrated, because it cost $40 after shipping, and I had only heard good things about it. Tampons don't work for me, and I was sick of pads, so at my wit's end, I did some research. And I read somewhere to try it inside out...and it has worked WONDERFULLY since I started doing that. No leaks, no poking, it opens every time first try. I'll never use anything else!
Has anyone else experienced this...that their Diva Cup works best when inside out? And if so...I wonder why...?