June 20th, 2004

englishtea.

"dry run" with my DivaCup

Hi everybody. :) I got my DivaCup in the mail about two weeks ago, and I've been anxious to try it out. I'll be getting my period tomorrow, so I thought tonight would be a good time to do a "dry run" with my DivaCup. I went through and read most of the memories here, and then armed with a tube of K-Y Jelly, my DivaCup and I headed into the bathroom. Collapse )
the everyday turned solitary

Not so successful diva cup user

I love hearing all the success stories with these things, but I feel like I'm the only one who has massive problems with it. I really want to use it, too... I've managed to use it for one cycle, figuring my problems and pains were because it was a new thing, and the next I had a lot of trouble getting it in and just gave up and gave my poor sore vagina a break. But I felt so much better when I was using it, so much cleaner and stuff. Problem is, I find it very difficult to get the sucker in, and incredibly painful to get it out. I think it makes me bleed when I take it out... maybe I'm just not big enough for it? But it hurts and makes me want to cry and curl up in a ball, and I don't think it should hurt like that. I've tried squatting in the shower and sitting on the toilet for taking it out, and the shower is a bit better, but it still is very painful. I'm going to be bleeding next week and I'd really like to try again, but now I'm afraid. *sigh* any advice, ladies?