I bought a keeper mooncup and have been able to insert it. The problem is that it creates such a strong suction that removing it is nearly impossible. Even squeezing the base or trying to put a finger in the top of the cup doesn't seem to work. Is it possible that I am inserting it too far up? I saw a post here that said they only insert the rim and then push the cup the rest of the way up. I have been inserting the whole cup but leaving the stem out. Is that too far?
I am also considering trying another brand, one that would have suction that isn't so strong and I'm open to comparisons. I'm thinking about perhaps a divacup.
But my main question is: am I inserting the cup too far and that is why I'm having removal problems?
sorry, I'm reading the instruction manual here. they really have to write that in there? not to, I mean. and don't flush down the toilet? really? I sure wouldn't spend $35 on something disposable, I don't know about you...
that said. I'm the one who posted thursday morning, saying I was getting my cup on sunday and was expecting my period any time between those two days... I got it thursday evening. so I didnt' get to try my cup for my heavier days, but I did get to try it yesterday and everything went well. I can't even feel it in, so I won't have to trim the stem (inside me or out of me, lol) had no trouble inserting it, didn't leak, etc. I took it out for the night because by the 4th night I never have much coming out anyway, so I figured I'd rather air out and use a (cute, cloth, light blue with pink and green cutesy elephants on it) pad instead. what I do today I guess will depend on how much is coming out.
I just wanted to let it be known that cups should be fine to use while whitewater rafting! I went yesterday (nothing too crazy - just class 3 rapids) with my cup in and had no leaks or anything - it remained completely sealed. I was also dumped off the raft twice and no water made it into the cup.
So I decided to get the Diva cup cause so many people seem to like that one. I got size 2 because I have a 1 year old. I looked at the sizing stuff and i believe I have a short vagina and need a bigger around because i have had a child. I put it in and got it in the first time no problem. However when i walked or sat i could feel the stem? It was comfortable all except i could feel it at the opening. I dont know if maybe it wasnt far up enough or i need to trim it. I wanted to ask first because it was $32 and dont want to mess it up! Thanks for any advice :)
I read recently on the Diva Cup website that you can not wash or rinse your cup with non-potable water. They say this can lead to serious infections and health problems, and provide a faulty link for more information. I'm living in a developing country, and have been washing with non-potable water, and just realized this is a problem.
Does anyone have any more info on this? Anyone else in this situation and have tips for washing?
I just got my PinkCup (Large) and I have two 15% off codes. If you're interested comment and I'll PM them to you (they can't be used more than once).
So I just got this today and it seemed ok at first but the stem was irritating so i trimmed it. seemed ok for a little bit but it just keeps coming out the opening. just the bottom is coming out but really annoying! NOT COMFORTABLE! So I tried it inside out but my vagina just feels so irritated nothing seems comfortable! Im also not sure if well, when i put it in i cant push it up anymore because there is air in it and no letting it go up anymore! What do i do????? Please help!
I was at the dr offce today and picked up the sept 14 issue of First for women magazine, and there was a 2-page article on diva cups and insteads! All very very positive, and very informative. If you have any friends that need more mainstream info on the cup id pick up a copy for them!