December 8th, 2014

jon snow

Not much luck with Luv Ur Body

I'm sure this cup would be good for someone with heavy flow. My flow is just way too heavy. I'm changing my cup about every hour now, since my fibroids have me that badly off now. Even though the capacity is just a bit more than the Meluna XL, I am thinking of going back to my Meluna. The reason why is that I've noticed no matter how well I fit the Love Yur Body cup into myself, it's never fully open. The cup is, imo, too soft for my body. The Meluna XL classic is somewhat firmer. There was one day, a few months ago, where the Luv Yur Body cup was so full that by the time I got to the toilet, it actually fell out of me. O.o But I'm sure most people will never have this issue. I just have too much blood and this cup is just not working for me. Perhaps if they make a firmer cup, or if my fibroids shrink some, it'll work better. It's a shame though because I do think the cup is so pretty and buying from their company was so pleasant.

Leaking

I am 33 and have three children (all C-sections). I am on cycle 3 of using a Divacup size 2 and I am just not getting the hang of it. #1 it fills up (on my heaviest three days) within 2 hours and leaks. I have to wear a pad just in case, which defeats the purpose doesn't it? #2 Getting the thing in is torture! This cycle I have started using olive oil as a lube, but it never inserts easily, it doesn't unfold right, and I usually end up spending a good 20 minutes up to my elbows in my vagina. This may be fine when I'm at home (although still frustrating) but again, doesn't this defeat the purpose? Then there are times when I do get it correctly inserted, stand up to do my daily only to feel it pop out. I like the idea of a chemical-free period, but as far as anything else, it is a nightmare. The only time it seems to work is if I spend 20 minutes in the bathroom getting it perfect and then go straight to bed. However, if it is one of my heavier days, it wakes me up with leakage within 4 hours (I get a little longer while sleeping) in this case though, a tampon is about the same or worse. Anyone have any ideas? Could it be the brand, size, user error, etc.? Thanks!
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New user questions

I'm a 21 year old virgin and I just got the diva cup model 1. I have no problem getting it in and open,  and it seems to seal up fine. But the instructions say to seal at you have to turn it 360 degree. And no matter what I try I can't turn it. Is this something to worry about or is it one of those things that they say you have to do but you don't have to do.
Also it feels like the grip and the stem of the cup are irritating the skin inside. Is there something I can do about this?
Thank you in advance for your health.
- Jackie