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31 August 2008 @ 08:14 pm
Today marked the start of my second cycle with DivaCup. First time around it kept sticking out and poking me. This time, I tried turning it inside out (as I was pretty sure even chopping off the stem would leave it a little long) and it's absolutely perfect. Can't feel it at all, and it hasn't shifted in the least. I'm so happy.
banana rhubarbbuddy_friend on September 1st, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
hmm after seeing a few of these posts i wonder if perhaps someone will manufacture a completely stemless cup.
Dina Clare: dreamlintilla on September 1st, 2008 08:43 am (UTC)
I don't think it will happen because a lot of people really do find them useful, and they're easy enough to cut off.
Ms. Kanegenericjanedoe on September 1st, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
I'm starting to be astounded how many Diva users find the inside out method perfect.

If I had any money to part with, I'd start manufacturing cups that look like the inside out Diva.

In the meantime, I'll keep spreading the word. I'm happy it works for you ;)
Autumn Sylverautumn_sylver on September 1st, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, it seems to make the cup work better for a lot of people. Maybe on my next period, I'll try it. I have a size 1 diva, and it leaks horribly.
sutaseiusutaseiu on September 1st, 2008 07:11 am (UTC)
I didn't have issues with leaking, it just didn't fit right. I'd guess that flipping it inside out would change that too though. It changes the size and shape slightly.
charmax62 on September 5th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
keep the stem if you have trouble removing the cup
Hi, I recently bought a diva cup and had trouble getting it out but not anymore. Here's what I did. I took a length of thin nylon cord and threaded a needle with a large eye. I put the needle through one side of the stem and out the other side and then knotted the cord close to the stem. Then I made several knots about an inch apart. I cut it so it was about as long as a regular tampon string. I do NOT use the cord to pull the cup out, I use it to gently get it to the point where I can grip the base of the cup and extract it properly. The nylon is good because it's not absorbent and at the end of my period I cut it off and add another clean cord going through the same 2 holes already made. The stem did not rip and as long as you only use it with gentle pressure you won't have to worry.
sutaseiusutaseiu on September 5th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
Re: keep the stem if you have trouble removing the cup
I maybe didn't mean to post this here