Just a quick question... at the end of my cycle I soak my Diva in a peroxide solution... just my cup full of peroxide, then hot water to cover my cup.
This time I forgot about it for about 3 days.
Is it doing to do any damage to my cup? It's less than a 50-50 solution... didn't seem like anything was wrong with it... just very clean haha.
EDIT: Thank you all!!! I feel a little silly now for not remembering that peroxide turns to water... I never was that good at chemistry :P Now I;m not worried my cup's gonna fall apart on me :D
I don't mean to be spamming this community (I'm really sorry if I am), but I searched through the community links on the side and couldn't find anything about this.
I used my small Lunette yesterday successfully (successful insertion *and* removal). This community is of amazing help - I haven't had any problems at all with removal. I didn't use it overnight (I want to get used to using it during the day first) and I inserted it in the shower this morning (minimal difficulty - three tries + lube). I felt it pop open and went about my business. Getting dressed, I felt a little stinging down there, but attributed it to three tries for insertion.
However, it kept hurting as I went about my morning - hurting *inside*. Well, that was no good. I need to go to the studio this afternoon and grocery shopping and things - nothing I want to do with extra pain. So I felt up there and I realised that the cup had gone further in than yesterday - I couldn't feel the stem. I bore down and oh my god, there was pain. I felt around and found the stem - pushed to the side, scraping my vaginal canal as I bore down. I removed the cup - not as easily as before, but it was twisted and I was tense from pain.
As far as I can tell, the cup angled to the side somehow and the stem was poking me, causing the pain. I'm still a little raw down there (and rushed to get out to the studio), so I'm currently using a pad. I'd like to try again later, but I was wondering if any of you had had this problem in the past - and any ideas on how to avoid it?
... you find yourself almost looking forward to your next period.
... when having a friend over, she comes to say to you, "Maria, I hope it's okay I took one of your pads, I didn't bring enough", and you rejoice because that'll never happen to you again.
... you giggle madly when she continues, "But... should I be worried that there's dust on top of the package?" and then have to stop to explain.
Help me add more to this list?
Ok, weird question, but I'm just wondering if anyone has given their menstrual cup a name. Or if you haven't, and you were to give it a name, what would it be? Do you have some way you refer to it in your head, other than "My DivaCup" or "My Keeper" or "My cup" or whatever?
I just wanted to post my own happiness with my cup. I have had a really stressful 6 months: bad breakup, going to school 1/2 time and working full-time, surgery, and my beloved dog died. I live 1700 miles from any of my family, so I've had to pretty much deal with all of this alone. The only thing during this time that consistently relieves stress is using my menstrual cup. Using it actually makes me happy that I'm having my period and I've never felt that way about my period before. (I live and work in a remote area and it helps a lot to not to have to find a place to change a tampon every 2-3 hours.) I've had very little growing pains and really feel like I stumbled across something that should change the world for women. I wish I would have found this 17 years ago when I started my period.
I have a Diva Cup and I have been practicing using it before I get my period back (after having my daughter.)
I got it inserted on my second try and found it very comfortable other than needing to trim the stem. I was reading the instructions and it says after insertion to rotate the cup to make sure it is open...I could not even reach enough of the base to rotate it. Do I have it in to far? Should I rotate it and then move it up a bit? I don't think it was inserted to far in, I just could not seem to get two fingers up there with the cup.
Also, I am thinking about getting a Lilac(Lady)cup. They are so pretty and I am interested in the reviews I have read where it says it is more smooshy than other brands.