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24 August 2009 @ 08:26 pm
I just started using my Diva Cup last nite.

From what I can tell it is entirely open but it seems to slip out.
I'm not sure if it has to due with amount/consistency of flow or my vagina but Im hoping someone has an idea.
I don't have leakage so I feel like its in, but much like tampons during heavy flow days it just seems to slip on out.

I think this has only happened to me post partem. Is this a kegel thing, are my vaginal muscles that weak?

The tip does seem to jab my inner labia at times as well. I know I can trim it but not sure Im ready.

Other than that I love it. I mean, no leaking already & no pad. It's great & the environmental benefit is a nice plus!!
 
Kai: pic#77976566kuradi8 on August 25th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
The Diva is a very long cup and it's possible that your cervix is hanging low, pushing the whole shebang out. Flip the Diva inside out and try again. That shortens it considerably without clobbering much capacity.

And yes, kegel, kegel, kegel! It keeps hubby happy in the short term and keeps you from piddling your panties as an old lady.
kelleysunshine on August 25th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
Are you using the larger model? And I agree with comment above me, the Diva is very long and may be too long for your vagina.

I recommend kegels to EVERYONE! Not only makes you tighter, if you go to have another baby- youll push that baby out quicker and more effective. (Im a doula and studying to become a midwife...)
babyuandme on August 25th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)
Oh believe me I have been doing kegels but probably not enough. I thought the next baby just falls out, after 3 hrs of pushing the first time I need a quick one :) (& congrats on your studies, I used a MW practice for my DD's birth & loved it)

I am using the larger model, do you think that's the problem?
I did turn it inside out & not a problem since, other than its a tad challenging to get it out.

Any recommendations for a shorter cup that might work better?
m03m on August 25th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
All other cups are shorter. But do check the size charts.
Kai: pic#77976566kuradi8 on August 25th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
Don't be in such a rush to buy a new cup. Get to know your Diva and decide what you like and don't like about it before you pick a different one. Yes, it's harder to get out when it's flipped inside out but you'll figure out how your vagina and cervix behave throughout your cycle. You might only need a shorter cup on your heavy days -- or maybe only on your light days. Knowing that will help you figure out what you might want next.

I personally love the large Lunette (on the left in my icon) but just because I do doesn't mean you will. It's a medium-short cup (I also have a low hanging cervix) and high capacity without being humongous. The bad news is that they are temporarily restricted from shipping to US customers while the cup goes through the FDA approval process. *I* think it would be worth the wait but like I said, just because it's my Goldilocks cup doesn't mean it would be "juuuust riiiight" for you too.

If you don't want or need a high capacity cup, then the Femmecup is a nice short choice. As you can see by my icon, I have a UK Mooncup (center) for my light days. The Femmecup is nearly identical to it -- and cheaper too.

And that's a large Diva, flipped inside-out on the right. I abandoned mine because like you, it was too long right-side out and I didn't like/trust it inside-out.
Kai: pic#77976566kuradi8 on August 25th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
One more thing:
Because you're apparently a recent mom, things will change down there so just because your Diva is too long now doesn't mean it will remain that way.

So like I said, don't be in a rush to buy a new cup.
babyuandme on August 25th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info.

I'm not that new of a mom so I think things are as they will be.

So your cervix position changes with amount of flow?
I know it changes thru out day.

I've had it inside out all nite & all day so far & no leaking or issues. I can't believe I didn't know about cups before. Maybe Ill try flipping it back around next change
Kai: pic#77976566kuradi8 on August 26th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
Some change daily, some change hourly, some don't change at all. We're all different. :o)

I think you'll have days that it'll fit better right side out and some days that it'll fit better inside out. It's like having two cups in one. [wink]
elizabby: Cup iconelizabby on August 25th, 2009 10:05 am (UTC)
If this is a post-baby change, and you were a confident cup user beforehand, then it might be a looser pelvic floor that is the problem. Lots of Kegels is the solution! And remember that it takes probably close to six months to get back to your "pre-baby" condition - as much as you ever will...
babyuandme on August 25th, 2009 11:34 am (UTC)
I never used a cup before now.

I meant tampon slippage didn't occur pre-birth.
I'm also 21m portpartem & still have lots of work to do :(