I got my diva cup a few weeks ago, and couldn't wait to try it out, but I wanted to wait for my period, not do a dry run. As it got closer and closer to my period, I started getting anxious and thinking what if it goes up too high and I can't reach it. When I got my period on Tuesday night I completely chickened out. The thought of even trying made me mildly panic.
Since buying the diva cup I also switched to cloth pads , so I figured I would shelf the diva for a while and just use the pads. Well, yesterday was great with the pads (sure it was a light to medium day). Today is one of my heavy days, and I remembered why I have been such an avid tampon wearer. I hate the feeling of my period flowing out onto a pad. The cloth is definitely better than disposables, but I prefer to keep my period "contained".
Suddenly the need to not feel that feeling anymore superseded my mild panic. Thankfully, the bathroom in my office is a one person bathroom...no stalls! My first try was ok. I used the origami fold (I call it the rosebud fold because that is what it looks like to me) But I don't think it popped open or was completely seated in place. I had it in for about an hour but felt low, too low. Removal was no problem..probably because it was low. The second time it seemed to go in a bit easier, and little higher. I've had it in for about 4 hours now.
The stem is at times pokey and I think I'm going to have to trim it. It's not a huge deal, just a bit annoying. However, I keep getting these sensations like leaking felt with a tampon, but I checked and no leaks. I'm wondering if it is normal moisture but since I'm used to being all dried out from a tampon it feels foreign? Also, for the first hour or so I would occaisionally feel pressure and spontaneous stem pokage, almost like the diva was going eject. Then it passed and everything was fine. Anyone else ever feel that?