Secondly, in relation to that, I don't have any issue removing the cup. I squeeze the bottom, tug, and out it comes. I haven't had any leakage problems yet, so am I just having good luck with my first time?
Last, I'm totally in love with my divacup, as I had to stop using tampons due to horrendous cramps. I was so sad when I went back to pads, but so far (granted, it's only been a day), I've had very, very minimal cramps, and those could be contributed to me forgetting that my period started yesterday, and having greasy bacon for dinner that night. Kinda gross to empty, but worth it.