June 21st, 2012

  • dcuser

How can I make this crampy poking stop?

Hello! I've been reading the posts on here for the last couple days and appreciate all the helpful feedback everyone gives. I'm a first time Diva Cup user, and so far things are going pretty well. No leaks to speak of, removal is still pretty tough but I found sitting on the toilet worked much better than squatting in the shower did for me. Insertion hasn't been a problem either, but I do have a question. I feel like the stem is poking me and giving me a crampy feeling, and don't know what I need to do to adjust that. It's not that it's too close to the entrance of my vagina (that feeling is irritating as well but it's not the same), it's almost like it's pushing against the softer tissue a little farther in, kind of like where your G-spot would be, maybe a little further down than that though, and not necessarily on the top side, more on the bottom side. Does that make sense? I'm having a hard time explaining. It's that same feeling you get when there's pressure on your cervix, but it's definitely not my cervix, and it seems to be because of the stem. When I insert the cup I try to push it in as far as I can, so I don't know it I just need to try to push it in further or if you have any other helpful tips. I don't want to cut the stem at this point because I still haven't really mastered removal, it's usually a struggle and I don't think I could get it out without the stem at this point. The first time I tried it I didn't notice it (this is day 3 now), and it seems like that first time I got it farther up too, so maybe it's related to that? I'm LOVING the benefit of the DC, I'd just like to get rid of this crampy feeling. It doesn't seem to be there constantly either, it kind of comes and goes. Any advice?

Choosing the right cup

I've been looking into cups for a while now and I thought I had found the one I wanted to buy ( a fleurcup) but now I'm not so sure. I looked over the size charts and different websites but I've been left even more confused than before.
1.I assume I have a long vagina because I have never felt my cervix before. My period should be happening today or tomorrow so I'll try to see if I can locate it then.
2. I have a pretty light flow. I use the lightest absorbency tampons because the regular ones never fill up. My period on the second day is slightly heavier so I don't think the small Meluna would do.
3. I have a fairly tight vagina. When I'm aroused I can fit two fingers in, but when I use the applicator for the light tampons I usually get an uncomfortable sensation like it might be too big for me.
4. I know that I do not want too stiff of a cup. Something that will be fairly easy to pop open. Removing light tampons isn't always that pleasant for me, so I shudder to think what a very stiff cup would feel like.

I don't know if it's relevant but I'm 19 and have never been sexually active.

Can someone here help me? I'm very excited to buy a cup but even more confused.

I went looking for my cervix today and I found that it's not even as far back as I thought! I suppose it's around 3.5 inches back. I'm just shocked that I even managed to find it be honest. So would that be considered short? or should I keep my eye on longer cups?
personal blogging

Hi community!

Just a midsummer reminder about several things, nothing too serious!

  • Don't forget about mc_sales! This is our sister community for cup trades, sales, commercial site announcements, and giveaways - basically, if you want to physically exchange cups, that's the place to go! It's also a great place for related products like cloth pads, though we prefer to keep it menstrual product related.
  • New poster? Experiencing problems? Check out the links on the side of the community to read many, many entries about your problem, and check out the most recent entries. Chances are pretty good someone's recently posted something that's relevant to your interests.
  • Let's talk about tagging! The community currently is configured to allow you to choose your own tags, but we would ask that you do so judiciously. This is because we use the tags to organize the FAQ, so if posts are tagged with irrelevant or barely relevant tags they become less useful for other community members. I'd recommend picking the top three topics at most for your post. For example, if you're choosing between a Diva, a Mooncup, and a Lunette for your first cup and aren't sure how to fit it, I'd suggest "buying decisions" and "first-time user," rather than tagging each individual cup. This would be super awesome!

Especially for commercial sellers
This is just to let you know we're instituting a change of rules about how we handle commercial posts. Please understand that we do love retail sellers, and you're often our first sources of information about new cups and other exciting news. However, the volume of commercial traffic is getting out of hand and we've had some newer sellers that have abused the privilege of posting recently. It is important to keep in mind that this is primarily a user community, not a marketing venue, and we ask that you do respect that. The new rules are no big deal, just refinements of what we basically already do. In addition, commercial sellers are expected to follow the community rules.

  • Commercial posters must be upfront that they are commercial posters, and make it clear that they are promoting their own business rather than posing as customers or using other methods. It would be great if you could put something in your userinfo, although of course that is up to you.
  • All promotional and sales posts must go to mc_sales. This includes percent-off promotions, two-for-ones, and giveaways as well as other sale announcements. Any other content, like product reviews, questions, tips, etc. is definitely welcome here, as are new store announcements and new product announcements (in moderation).