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19 April 2009 @ 12:45 am
So I've noticed several posts on the success that people have had with flipping the Diva inside out.  So I thought I'd try it.  And it was a disaster!  I flipped Anastasia Beaverhousen inside out and tried to put her in.  And when I did, it flipped back inside my vagina!  So I managed to grab it.  And I pulled it out and tried it again.  And I thought everything was working fine so I went about my day.  But then when I tried to pull it out when I pinched it to remove it, it flipped AGAIN!  Like, reverse vacuum or something!  And I got blood everywhere.  I'm not exaggerating, there were splatter on the opposite wall (!) It was like an episode of CSI in my bathroom!  And to make things worse, it took me twenty minutes to get it out because it was so high up I couldn't get a good grip on it. 

Am I not flipping it correctly?  Is there a trick to doing this?  I thought it was more comfortable when it was inside out.  Aside from the whole homocide-in-the-bathroom that resulted when I tried to remove it, obviously.  I don't find the discomfort that noticble when it's right side in so I'm not adverse to just going with what works. I just found it popped open more easily inside out which was nice so...any suggestions or am I stuck going traditional?
fireaphidfireaphid on April 19th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
What problem were you trying to solve by using it inside out? I ask because if it works and is comfortable the "regular" way, I don't think you need to "reinvent the wheel" to use it a new way.

Turning it inside out is a good fix for the cup being too long relative to the vagina. If you can reach your cervix easily, the Diva may be too long unless flipped inside out. Some folks are also easily irritated by the rings at the bottom, so flipping it inside out can make the bottom smooth. There are also a few people whose cups will only form a good seal inside out.

If you were unable to reach it inside out, you probably have a relatively long vagina, and unless you're experiencing one of the other problems, I see no reason to stress yourself over using it inside out.
Shoneéscarletfbl on April 19th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
It's so awesome you've named you cup! I might do that. The problem you have is something that flashed through my overactive mind, but I dismissed it like 70% of all the thoughts I have, but there you go! It can happen! How long have you had your Diva? maybe it's become particularly springy.
melissa569melissa569 on April 19th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
Hahaha, yeah I think the name is cute too. I confess, I haven't named any of my cups yet (other than calling them a shorter version of their product names), but who knows, maybe I will...

As for flipping it inside out... It should be COMPLETELY inside out, like the way you would do with a sock. Same shape as right side in, only shorter/no stem. But if its ok, right side in, I say leave it that way. With practice, you'll get faster at getting the cup to pop open. It will be almost like second nature, lol.
indigo_dawnindigo_dawn on April 19th, 2009 07:41 am (UTC)
It's your cup's revenge for giving it that name.
hmmeversochili on April 19th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
newselenenewselene on April 19th, 2009 09:11 am (UTC)
It was like an episode of CSI in my bathroom!
Hahaha! Now we know how they make their blood splatters!! ;o)
Carolinemiriyaayanne on April 19th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC)
I don't have any help for you, I think my cup's too small and too stiff to flip inside out (it's a small MCUK), but I just have to say I love the name you gave to your cup - and the fact that you, too, think of the bloodbath in much the same way as I do (except that I don't watch CSI :P) :D Homicide-in-the-bathroom is kinda amusing even when things go wrong ^^
hmmeversochili on April 19th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry, but I lolled so hard at the CSI mention and mental images of your cup completely wigging out. I'm glad you were at home and didn't have to deal with the carnage at work or a public restroom. :)

I have no advice, though. I haven't tried turning it inside out because I was afraid of something like this happening.
bomb dot comglass_houses on April 19th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Anastasia Beaverhousen LOL
lennoxmacbeth on April 19th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid I don't have any advice - I'm actually kind of perplexed as to how that can happen!

The one time I turned my Diva Cup inside out, I had almost the opposite problem - it didn't want to budge a millimeter. I couldn't get a grip on it to pull it out, and I even tried making it flip itself inside out to get a pinch on the base, and it wouldn't budge. ^_^; It was almost like it was too tight and rigid somehow. I was trying to resolve irritation from the stem, so I just ended up trimming the stem and use it normally out now.
blookie_dooblookie_doo on April 19th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
I find it absolutely hysterical that you named your cup! :D
Chaosxchaosbutterfly on April 20th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)

The name was so familiar, I just couldn't place it! I sat up late last night...it was on the tip of my mind, just out of reach.

Then this morning in the shower...WILL and GRACE!!!! Perfect, perfect name!