June 3rd, 2012

My attempt with using a Divacup

So, after MANY tries I succeeded in getting my Divacup in. I wasn't able to rotate it no matter how hard I tried, but I prodded around it with my finger and it seemed to have opened. I thought it was in far enough, but when I stood up and tested it by baring down just a tiny bit, I could feel it slip down and the stem started to poke me. I tried and tried to push it in farther, but it was difficult to do anything but push on the tip of the stem, and that just made the stem bend without moving the cup at all. Also, when I pushed really really hard, I felt a sort of pressure on my insides (not necessarily painful though.)... Has anyone else experienced this? Could that be the cup pushing up against my cervix, perhaps? If so, I must have a pretty short vaginal canal... I'm wondering, should I keep trying to push the cup in farther or should I just cut the stem?

Thanks!

Buying a 2nd cup - which brand?

Hello everyone,

This is my first post, so I hope it's done correctly.

I got my first cup recently, a small Lunette, after much research and deliberation.  It works well for me but my cervix only just fits inside - the posterior part of my cervix doesn't quite fit in, but this doesn't cause much discomfort, much less than tampons which "bump" my cervix. 

I have a low cervix so need a short cup, wide enough to fit my cervix inside and with big enough capacity to handle a fairly heavy flow.  I have removed the stem of my Lunette as otherwise it sticks out. 

I want to get a second cup, to see if my cervix fits in better.  I am considering a Fleurcup or Yuuki because I want a soft cup to reduce the pressure on my bladder and interference with urination that I get with the small Lunette.  However, I am not sure which size - the larges put me off because I'm worried they will be too big and put pressure on my bladder, or be too long.  The Femmecup size seems attractive but its capacity is too small.  The small Fleurcup might have the same issue about not fitting my cervix in as the Lunette?!

I would really appreciate any advice.  I wanted to get both a small and large Fleurcup to try but the price is an issue, especially if they're not right for me. 

Pain, again!

So, I posted a little about this after I used the diva cup the first time, and it happened again so I'm going to ask about it again. I used the diva cup for the second cycle, and I keep getting this pain on one specific spot on my vagina. It almost feels like a bruise or something. The first cycle, I used the cup for four days before I felt this pain, and it went away when it stopped, this cycle, I experienced pain two days into using it, and it's been four days and I can still feel it! I don't know why this is happening, I have no problems putting it in or taking it out, it just hurts when I leave it in. Honestly I'm a bit miffed. I really, really, really wanted this product to work, and it just isn't. In fact, I'm probably going to make a trip to the gyne to see what's up down there, but before I spend the money on a doctors visit, has this happened to anyone else? Is there anyway to keep it from happening?