November 25th, 2009

Faye Happy

Chalk up one more happy new cup user

They put something in the silicone to make people less inhibited talking about their vaginas, I swear, because I wasn't going to make an "I'm sooooo happy about my new cup!" post. And yet here I am.

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Like any new cup wearer, I do have a few questions I hope you lovely ladies can answer:

(1) I normally wear a Nuvaring, and usually have to insert it a day or two before my cycle is over. Aside from seeming like it'll be a bit crowded in there, what is the best way to REMOVE the cup without pulling out the Nuvaring? I remove while I'm in the shower so no worries about it dropping in the toilet, but since my entire vag is angled sharply to the left getting correct positioning on the darn thing is a hassle ANYWAY.

(2) I got some feminine wipes to keep with me in case I have to remove my cup in public and don't have the luxury of a sink in the stall with me. They say that they are gentle enough for ladybits, but are they gentle enough for the INNER ladybits? I've only had one yeast infection in the two and someodd decades I've been alive and I'd like to keep it that way for as long as possible; it was not an enjoyable experience that I'd love to relive again and again. I'd like to avoid taking a bloody lump to a public sink to rinse, but I'll do it if it means avoiding a yeast infection caused by residue from feminine wipes.

(3) I don't expect this to be a problem since I've had no problems thus far, but what is a good water-based lubricant that I can use in case I need one? It turns out that all the personal lubricants I have are silicone-based.

Thanks, ladies, and THANK YOU for such an informative community! I probably never would have gotten the courage to buy and use a cup without the wealth of information available here.
  • milimom

Help!

Hi ladies:) I've been doing a lot of reading on this board the past few days and I am so hopeful that you all can help me....

I am a 30 year old mom of two. I decided to give the diva cup a shot last month mainly out of desperation as it was my 1st postpartum period after the birth of my 2nd child and tampons weren't working at all. I would leak in a matter of minutes and the tampon would be virtually dry. With my age and having birthed two children I went for the size 2 diva. I didn't start using it until day 3 of my period and at that point the flow was at a minimum. The first day didn't go so well with leaking issues and I was wondering what I had gotten myself into, but the next day I finally got it to work with no leaks (even though there wasn't much left at that point) and was ecstatic. I was actually looking forward to trying it again from the start of my flow the next month and was a little bummed that I was 2 weeks late (still breastfeeding at 14 months and hormones are still wacky!)! So I start from day 1 this month and this is day 3 and let's just say I am so ridiculously close to throwing it off the balcony and never looking back! I've spent more time in the bathroom in 3 days than one should have to spend in months. My flow is extremely heavy this month and already on day 3 it's not letting up where as last month I was close to being done. I don't think that's the problem though as the cup isn't really even filling up. I've read as much as possible, watched the youtube video on insertion and pretty much tried everything. I did get it to work leak free for about 4 hours the other night before bed after trying all the "tricks", but after starting again the next morning I was back at square one. I'm inserting it towards my tailbone, I'm feeling all the way around to make sure it is popping open and it is, I'm pushing it in and out a few times as well to make sure it's suctioned, I trimmed the stem one notch so that I could try and wear it lower without poking. This morning I went 30 minutes without the dreaded warm rush instead of a couple of minutes like usual so it seems to be working for a short time before something malfunctions. I'm starting to think (sadly) that maybe even the large diva is too small after childbirth:( Even when I place it as low as possible it rides up a lot when I go to take it out, even in a short amount of time. After wearing it overnight it goes up so high that I almost panic. Thankfully a few pushes and I can find it. Is it worth giving the large lunette a try since it seems to be bigger? I'm tempted just to give sea pearls a try and giving up on a menstrual cup all together as my patience is wearing thin and I'm sure my 2 kids are as tired of mommy being in the bathroom as I am! Any advice?? TIA:)

Lady Cup Sizes

Hi there again!

So thanks to all your fabulous help, I'm thinking I'm going to go with the Lady Cup for my second cup. (I've been using the Diva for several years) I looked a bit at the memories, but I can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I've been using the small Diva, but I'm not sure which size Lady Cup to get. I'm 17 and not a virgin, so I know techincally it would be the small, but the small is SO small! Anyone have any Lady Cup size experience they want to share?

Thanks!

Size & childbirth.

Okay, so I've done a lot of preliminary reading, looking at the sizing, capacity, length & whatnot, and the general consensus is that if you've had kids you get the bigger size. My concern is that the larger sizes might be too large [I've only had one kid, am still fairly young and could be considered of the 'petite' variety].

I'm just wondering if anyone who has had kids has gone with the larger sizes and found that they are uncomfortable/ have eventually switched to a smaller size. I also know that some women might find that the larger sizes don't accommodate [not big enough] in this situation. I don't want to spend money on something and then find out it's not what I need.

TIA.
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  • graceym

Strange…Something…

Hello!
I (virgin and cup nub) recently got my first Diva Cup, and after going through the normal painful-dry-run-then-panic-cuz-it-won't-come-out routine, I thought I was starting to get the hang of the whole thing. (Today is day three of my cycle, and the cup seemed to be finally working perfectly.) But then I took it out today, and the first thing I noticed was the awful, nausea-inducing smell. Blech. The second thing I noticed was that my flow was almost nonexistant, judging by the amount in the cup – and less than yesterday, which is very odd for me. But neither of these things on their own was enough to make me panic and create a brand-new account just to post here with – what really scared me was when I felt this strange mass around where the cup had been sitting. It definitely has no sensing nerves (ie I don't feel anything when I touch it), and I can't for the life of me figure out what it would be. The options that have gone through my head are that the flow congealed inside of me instead of in the cup, or that this is some disastrously bizarre yeast problem, or that I somehow pulled organs down from higher up due to the suction of removing the cup. All of which are probably less than a half percent likely, but hey, I'm new at this and prone to panicking. :/

Anyone have any wisdom for a desperate teen? Please and thank you…
captian hammer

woo!

Hey all!

so I was on the bus home, finally having given up on ever seeing my femmecup, and planning how I was going to afford another one. I get home and in the letterbox is a parcel! for me! from the UK! WOO!

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I'm very happy XD