July 23rd, 2013

Going on a trip. Any advice?

Hello! I am going on a trip where the bathroom situation is sooo not private. The toilet is just in the open and we aren't supposed to lock the door- just supposed to get over our pee-shyness :(. ANYHOOO, I plan on wearing my divacup the entire trip partially because I am paranoid about my inconsistent period and partially because I have a lot of discharge that the cup helps with. I was planning on just changing it in the shower every morning and evening with a water bottle to rinse it with, but if anybody has some good advice, I'd be happy to hear it!

trying to make a cup work

Hello all,

I think I'm after some sizing help, but any and all suggestions welcome.

I've got a larger size of moon cup. I've had it for about 4 years. Used it a bit in between the birth of my 2nd and 3rd children. Never really with great success and feeling quite frustrated with it all now my periods have returned a few months ago. I'd really like a cup to work, but it seems that this cup doesn't work reliably enough for me and my body. It moves around (dodgy pelvic floor after 3 vaginal births possibly not helping here), can often slip down and feel horribly uncomfortable (I trimmed the stem right back) and I have problems with leaking, so always need a cloth pad as well. I also wonder if it's big enough for me, just simply with the comfort issues I've had alone? I've tried to find my cervix etc after reading the posts here, but am none the wiser. I was actually struck by the thought yesterday that my vagina doesn't feel like a canal, but more like a cave! Sorry for TMI...

I've tried it inside out, which was a bit better, but still not reliable. If I'm running after 3 kids, working and generally just trying to get on with my life I don't have time to worry about what my cup is doing (sorry, bit frustrated!). Cloth pads are lovely, but don't work so well when you need to get into the pool with your baby's swimming lesson - I used a tampon and remembered why I hated them so much.

I'm wondering if I need a larger cup, and would appreciate some suggestions for brands if possible. I've not tried any other cups, finances don't really allow for buying several cups all at once, so I'd like to narrow down the search a bit :)

Thanks so much in advance for any suggestions.

Internal anatomy 101 (maybe TMI?)

Hi all! So since starting MCs it goes without saying I am noticing a lot more about my internal anatomy. I get the pubic bone and cervix, TMI I notice definite change in my bowels towards the back/bottom whether they are full or not, and my bladder towards the top/front is often very soft. Does anyone know what is on either SIDE of the vagina? I've noticed that the side walls also seem to change in hardness and TMI "protrusion" into the vagina - while I get this for my bowels, I don't get it for the sides of the vagina. Or is the vagina surrounded by bowels on all sides? Thanks :-) I hope the tags are ok - I would have chosen "diagrams" but I don't have one :-(