October 8th, 2013

cat

Shorter, wider cup?

i really love my cup (large ladycup) but i need some help! i apparently have a really low cervix, so my cup sits wayyy low. i even have to use it inside out to make it shorter, and to keep the grip rings from agitating sensitive skin. and it is apparently on the narrow side, because it constantly feels like it's slipping out. that could also be because i had my third baby 10 months ago, but i dunno. anyway, if it gets even halfway full it seriously almost falls right out when i sit on the toilet, and probably would if i let it. so what i need to know is this: is there a cup that is short and wide, but still has a decent capacity? also, does having it inside out affect its ability to stay in place?

ETA: would a more stiff cup work better with my situation, or a squishier cup?
what the hell?

Cup won't open

Hi all!
Hopefully you guys can help me. I got my first cup (a Natural mamma) back in June & love it, and after a couple dry runs I got it to work perfectly. The problem started yesterday. I got my period & my cup will not pop open. I usually do the punch fold & it's always just popped right open so I'm not sure what's going on. I am at work right now & went to the bathroom to find out I was leaking! Not fun. Does anyone have any insight or tips?

I'm 32, on HBC, sexually active & never been pregnant. I had a UTI last week & the cup not opening seems to be pressing on my bladder bc I now have that "gotta pee" feeling again.

Help!

  • mhay06

New Diva

Just I just ordered my Diva Cup! I am extremely excited, so much so I paid for overnight shipping(only because I just started by cycle about a day ago). I have done quite a lot of research and feel comfortable with my purchase. After reading review after review I know this is the product for me. I am on seasonique so I only get my period once every 3 months but when I do get it I hate it, I imagine like many women. I find it to be extremely inconvenient, costly, and just a pain to have to deal with; thus the reason I am on seasonique. After starting my period the other day it reminded me how much I hate “Aunt Flow” and having to run to the store to purchase tampons and just flush my money down the toilet and that’s when the search began. Most of the things I have read seem to be good if not GREAT things. I was wondering if any of you experienced Diva’s have any tips, tricks, and secrets for a newbie like me. Like I mentioned above I read so many reviews and having done so the main things I am concerned about is getting it in right(obviously) and if there is a way to tell without witnessing a homicide scene in my pants. Also, getting it out… lots of reviews on how difficult it can be to remove.
Thanks ahead of time for any suggestions!

Maggie aka Diva Newbie
  • atsea44

Femmycycle: 1 year lifespan?

Hi everyone!

I'm deciding on whether to get a Femmycycle cup, but I read that it should be replaced every year because of its thin, soft material. This is a huge turn-off for me considering that it could get expensive, especially for a highschool student, and it seems like it contradicts the whole aspect of the ecomnomic efficiency of a menstrual cup.

So for anyone who owns a Femmycycle, do you really think it's necessary to replace it yearly? Would you say that it's significantly less durable than other cups, and could be easily torn or "broken" (if that's even possible lol)? Will it require extra caution and care?

Thanks everyone!