I just got my DivaCup, I bought it from my friend who didn't like it (don't worry, I know she has no STIs/STDs and she boiled it in vinegar water) for half price, it really was too good of a deal to pass up.
Anyway, I just wanted to say that I'm loving it so far. But I'm having some issues getting it to fold and it doesn't seem to want to stay folded once I get it that way. I've tried hot/warm water and tried different folds and I don't know what else to do. Any suggestions?
Thanks for any imput.
Does anyone else wash their cups with Dr. Bronner's soap, or know any reason not to?
I don't think it would be a good idea on a keeper, since oil degrades latex, but I have the Divacup and since it's med-grade silicone I couldn't think of a problem, and since it's all-natural and yummy I don't think there's any way it could irritate my vagina.
On a different note, this is my first period with my Divacup and I love it. I haven't had a single problem, it's like a happy period dream -- and I get such a kick out of seeing/experiencing my blood as real blood, not just soaked into cotton!
I have read many of the post here and I've noticed a pattern. It seems that those who use the Keeper have fewer problems getting it in and out but have more leakage issues. And that Silicone cup users seem to have more problems with it popping open than leakage.
So I have a few questions. For those who have the Keeper has it ever not leaked on you? For those who have tried both which is better as far as leakage is concerned? For those who have experienced leakage and found a solution to your problem, any suggestions for those ppl who still experience leakage?
all right, well it sounds a bit weird, but really. I can find my vagina if i feel around, but with the divacup, i can't seem to find it. like, i literally cannot find the hole. I did find it once, but couldn't push it all the way in, it got in about a quarter of an inch and then... i couldn't get it in further. it felt like i was hitting some sort of wall. I don't think it's my hymen.
I tried all of the tips in the memories. I tried squatting, sitting, laying down, foot on the toilet, foot on my wall (like 4 feet up). I put water on it. Hot water. cold water. I got myself more lubricated, relaxed... nothing is working.
please help, i really want to use my divacup!!