October 22nd, 2013

Help! Problems problems problems.

Hi everyone! I really hope someone can help me with this. I bought a DivaCup a year ago, and used it for several months with success. Then, for some reason all of a sudden, beginning about 6 months ago, I started having problems with it. My main problem is that it will not open all the way inside me. When I feel around it inside me, it is in an oval shape, which causes it to leak. I have tried everything! I've tried all the different folds, inserting it at different angles, and nothing works. This morning I experimented with it again for about 30 minutes with no luck. I'm getting really frustrated.

I'm also confused with the talk about the cervix. On this forum, people have mentioned having low cervixes, or the cup being up against the cervix. It was my understanding from the DivaCup diagram:

and the statement in my booklet "The DivaCup is worn low at the base of the vagina and away from the cervix."

So, which is it? In the diagram, the cervix seems pretty far away from where the cup is supposed to be.

Cups designed specifically for sex

I was chatting to a friend who's involved in sex work activism about how some people use their cups even during PIV sex (not something I've tried, nor am I particularly likely to, for various reasons), and we were wondering whether there would be a market for cups specifically designed for that purpose. Quite apart from the general market, she said that sex workers would be very interested in the idea. Meluna make a huge range of cups, and they're in Germany, where sex work is legal.

What do you reckon would be ideal for a cup to be used specifically during sex? Collapse )