K-to-tha-ARA (onesimpleplan) wrote in menstrual_cups,
K-to-tha-ARA
onesimpleplan
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Opening and twisting issues?

OK friends, I have to say, I'm the proud (?) new owner of a small diva cup! 
I told myself I wasn't going to rush out and buy a cup, but wait a few cycles to let my IUD settle in.  Yeah, so I didn't do that.
I tried it as soon as I got home, and had success!  I could hear it pop, and was very pleased.  I successfully inserted it twice that night, then put in a tampon, as I didn't want to sleep with the cup in quite yet.
So, day two, I attempt to put the cup in again, the same way I did the day before (c-fold).  Unsuccessful, several times in a row.  I try to twist it to pop it open, and...no luck.  So, I decide to put it away, and try again another day.  It's not day 3, and while I don't think it's completely open, it's not leaking, and is collecting fluid inside.  I still can't spin it though, and can feel a "dimple" in the cup from where it's not as "open" as I feel it should be.
I realize that my vagina isn't circular, so expecting my cup to feel the same inside as it does outside isn't really realistic.  But I don't feel like the cup feels like it should (if that makes sense to you).  Shouldn't I feel it pop, or at least feel the rim in some sort of round position?  Also, any tips for trying to twist it?  Mine just doesn't want to move!
Thanks!
Tags: insertion - painful or problems
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