November 9th, 2003

Divacup: attempt #1

I just got my Divacup in the mail last month, right after my period ended, so I haven't gotten to try it until now (I'm up writing a paper, so its sudden emergence just now is rather inconvenient--I was planning to go to bed! But I thought now would be as good a time as any to give it a first run.). Not the easiest thing to insert, it seems; it kept popping out prematurely, resulting in great pain, but I eventually managed to get it in. But how do you pinch it to turn it around? I tried, but it was too slippery to get a good hold of things with my fingertips, and I don't think I could fit in any more of my thumb and forefinger in along with the cup without causing severe pain. I'm just going to hope there's a seal in there for the night.

Help, please?

By the way, I remember someone's having made a comprehensive post of first-time Divacup tips a long time ago, but it doesn't seem to be in the memories; did anyone happen to bookmark it? Thanks muchly.
doe a deer
  • gemfyre

Question

I have heard some people find the keeper easy to use and some people have loads of trouble with it.

Does the general consensus say that it's easier to use for people who err... muck around down there alot? I figure if you know how it's all configured down that way and aren't averse to putting various objects inside that it would be easier to use the cup too.

Just wondering, I am intending on a getting a cup and I'm rather familiar with that part of my anatomy so I'm hoping I don't have too much trouble.

Clear, slightly yellowish fluid?

I just had my DivaCup in for around three hours or so, and when I took it out, there was the usual blood in the bottom of the cup, but most of it was full of this rather thin, clear, slightly yellowish stuff that I would say could be plasma if the DivaCup were a centrifuge and all the red blood cells went to the bottom and the plasma came to the top, but it's not a centrifuge, so the blood can't have separated. Does anyone have any idea what it could be?