February 3rd, 2004

first in flight
  • hokahey

my first diva cup experiences

I got the diva cup for xmas from my mom and passed it around so everyone could get a good look at it.

Finally, i got my period saturday night. i made some attempts at putting it in in the bath, but was somewhat scared i'd never be able to fish it out, so I waited til sunday morning to use it. The first time was horrible. I didn't push it in far enough because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to remove it, and because the instructions said to put it low. After a break, I decided to try again, and it worked perfectly! It made this cute suctiony noise in the exact right spot and then it didn't bother me again. However, when I removed it and replaced it, I didn't do it right. In fact, I've never gotten it to work as well as that one time. I hope I'll get it again eventually. Yesterday, I left it in too long, and my vagina sorta swallowed it up or something. It was way higher than usual, and it took some effort to get it out. Plus, I think that the stem had buried itself into some skin in there and ick. I was not happy. This whole thing has been pretty stressful for me. I haven't used tampons or anything like that in a few years. I'm not used to sticking my hand inside of myself to dig things out. And there's no hot water in my bathroom sink. But yeah, other than that, it's a neato device. I guess I just need to get the hang of it.

Funny little side note. When I opened it up and looked at it, I said something like, "Oh, I thought it would be bigger." And my mom looked mortified, and said, "Really? I thought it was _really big!" And I was like.. "oh.. oh yeah.. YEAH.. it's huge." lol.

It is pretty big, and the whole folding thing always takes a few tries.
Any pointers would be very welcome. ^_^